I absolutely love the State Fair of Texas. It’s something that I look forward to attending every year… and I haven’t missed a year since I moved to Dallas in 2013.
I still remember the glorious mixture of awe and disgust that occurred on my first trip to the State Fair. Seeing people eating turkey legs the size of my actual leg can do that to ya. Same goes for seeing people eat Krispy Kreme doughnut cheeseburgers (yep, it’s exactly what you’re imagining). Or even picturing the thought of people consuming some of the options on display (e.g: fried butter).
What I’m Wearing;
Shirt: Brooks Brothers / Sweater: J.Crew / Skirt: Chelsea28 / Boots: Tory Burch
Purse: Zac Zac Posen (also available via Rent the Runway) / Necklace: Ann Taylor
Earrings: J.Crew / Ring: BaubleBar
However, that’s not to say that I don’t make sure to partake every year… some of my favorite State Fair of Texas foods are Fletcher’s corny dogs (I get the bird dog – so good!), fried PB&J, fried s’mores, and the fried avocado (it’s the closest you’ll get to an actual vegetable being served). Of course, there are so many options on display, it’d be literally impossible to try everything in one trip to the fair!
When I went to the fair this year, I was joined by my friend (and amazing photographer!!) Rebecca. Despite having lived in Dallas for longer than I have, this was her first-ever trip to the fair. Getting to see her amazement as experiencing the State Fair for the first time was so fun for me. If you follow me on Snapchat, you probably saw the videos of her absolutely losing her sh*t at Big Tex and the livestock. With me cackling in the background (typical).
Despite having attended the State Fair four times, I always find it the biggest struggle to decide wtf to wear each year. So when I spotted this green mini skirt with the medallion print (for under $100!!) I was like “yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas”.
The thing I loved about this skirt when I first bought it was the versatility; Texas weather in the fall is so unpredictable – you really need pieces that work for 80°F+ and for 50°F equally well. Because you never know what it’s going to be. And it often hits that whole range all in one day. This skirt is mini and made of a relatively thin material while being such a great fall color and looking awesome paired with flats, boots, or tights (aka Texas fall approved!). Because nothing’s worse than being too hot or too cold when you’re trying to get your corn dog on, let’s be real.