Thursday, March 5, 2020

What to Wear to Roundtop!

What to Wear to Roundtop

This spring will be my 9th season showing my art in Roundtop, Texas.
The Arbors to be exact.
Tent D
Kendall Boggs Fine Art

So....I have people constantly ask "if I go, what do I wear? What do I take? What are the essentials?"
First all it's very important to know that Roundtop is a Texas fashion show.
I'm serious.
You will see everything from cowgirls donning their latest "fringe" and leather to age 40 something girl's trips wearing designer ripped jeans, Gucci belts, Golden Goose sneakers, and the ever important Hermes messenger.
Don't forget the hat.

Okay, let's start with the essentials.
First of all the weather at the spring show can change in literally one hour.
It can go from 80 degrees to 50. We've seen that happen.  Storms also often come up unexpected.

Must haves:

Rain boots
The cuter, the better

Hunter for Neiman Marcus

Rain Coat
Something light weight like this Stutterheim is perfect
If you need to take it off you won't want something bulky to carry.

Or you can just get a pack of these
your friends will love you for me.

I suggest you buy one when you get there.  To do that, go visit 
the Hat man at The Arbors. Go early to get his best selection.

he is in tent C-1

or, you can spend a lot on a hat like I do and go down to
Badar Ranch and visit Sissy Light
every year she doesn't listen to me.

Now...if the weather is nice, and in the spring it is FAB...
let me digress....Think Bluebonnets
because you will see them everywhere and you WILL want to take a selfie with them.

The essentials you will need:

First, bring a large shopping bag.  Most vendors have bags but it is so much easier on you when you just have a large bag to throw stuff in.
I like something like this even though it's really large.  Keep in mind that a lot of vendors have things in close space so a structured bag could knock things over.  I found this cutie on Etsy

Now. Comfort is THE NAME OF THE GAME.
But,,,,so is fashion.
Whatever you do, DO NOT wear heels.

Think sneakers.
The cuter the better

Also, bring a pack of bandaids just in case those cute sneakers rub blisters.

Everyone wears jeans in Roundtop.
Actually I think that is just a given in Texas.
The more ripped, the better.
Alice and Olivia

Also a casual black dress is a must bring item.
I like this one from Loft!
you can always dress it up with a cute scarf or jewelry!

These are some other great pieces I found for those of you who are still deciding what to bring!
Denim skirt from Free People.  
You will see SOOOO many skirts with boots

Casual tunic dress to go from shopping to night! Pair with sneaks.
Free People
This is a great comfy maxi to just throw on. Dress it up or dress it down!
Take the shoes from this:

to this:
Eileen Fisher wedges for the win!

White fray edged jeans will be literally EVERYWHERE. (don't worry about it being before Easter)

Pair with:
Aviate baseball cap

I am loving this little shirtdress!

And if I may.....get a little personal.
Boy shorts...
are an absolute MUST BRING.

Go ahead and throw some of this stuff in your bag as well.
Trust me. You are walking around on a lot of dirt and gravel fields.

A cute jacket like this camo number from Wren & Glory
or this

Water bottles, water bottles, and more water bottles.
(personalized of course with your stainless straw)

To put your mixed drink in...
At 9 a.m.

Preferably if you are on a girls trip it needs to be imprinted with something like this:

Girls weekend:
Because life is too short to remain dignified.

At night in Roundtop there are SOOOOOO many fun things to do! Great wine bars, music literally everywhere, great places to eat.
Oh, and karaoke...everywhere.
And trust gets fun.

Some of my favorites are:


to relax and have a glass of wine.
Or eat.

What to wear?
jeans, a cute jumpsuit, casual, don't forget the hat

To be seen:
Ellis Motel
(a bar on Henkel Square)
what to wear?
Something cute

The Garden Co. at Roundtop

get the Brussels sprouts.

What to wear?
jeans, black pants, cute jacket, cowboy boots
casual dress with cowboy boots
(you never know who you may see)

Market Hill at Roundtop

some of the best food in Roundtop

oh, and they usually have THE best bands every night.

What to wear?
What you shopped in
you can dress up if you like!
You will most likely be eating with a lot of the vendors out there.
Bonus: great prices on bottles of wine.

If you are in the mood for Italian my very favorite is
Oh yummy.

What to wear?
I would go a little dressier, maybe little black dress, heels
(but really everything is pretty relax in RT)

Now....I would be remiss if I didn't do a little self promotion.

So...if you need art, come see me in Tent D at The Arbors.
The 2nd big white tent right square in the middle!
I have SOOO many great new and unique pieces that will be available and I am just super excited about showing them!

Things to remember if you are looking for art:

*Please bring pictures of your space on your phone.  Have them on hand so you don't waste your time and get frustrated scrolling through your phone looking for them.

*Have your exact room and wall sizes available.
I cannot tell you how important this is.

*Have a budget in mind.

Hope to see you there!

The Arbors will be open March 25 - April 4

Have a great day y'all!

Kendall Boggs


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