Ahh, sweet Saturday! I really have no big plans for today, but I tend to take it a little easier on Saturdays…once I’ve gotten my leg workout in! Do you usually get out and about on these days or stick close to home? I guess I like a mixture. But last Saturday I had the opportunity to dress up a little and join some other 50+ bloggers and Instagrammers for a delicious brunch hosted by and at the historic Hermosa Inn in Arizona’s Paradise Valley. And today I thought I’d share what I wore to Saturday brunch and a little more about this beautiful boutique inn.
What I Wore…
I had picked this sweet floral wrap dress up at Loft when it was marked down 50%, and I knew it would be the perfect thing for an alfresco brunch. Good news! Now this flowy rayon dress is marked down $10 AND you get another 50% off. And it seems to be fully stocked. Cha-ching!
This dress, which is perfect for so many occasions or just any given Sunday, is a true wrap dress, but it features a tiny privacy snap at the neck, too. The lining in the back of the skirt and the layering in the front of the wrap dress prevent the need for a slip unless you just want to wear one. I’m wearing an 8 and it fits TTS.
One more thing about this comfy, pretty dress: the colors in these photos are very true to life. The colors on the website do not portray the dress correctly. It’s an orangish red and the colors are soft and muted, as in these photos. (Our photographer for the day, Taylor Jade Photography, did an excellent job!)
Aren’t the flowers at the Hermosa beautiful? In the photo above they made the perfect backdrop for my neutral colored wedge sandals. And, by the way, I barely knew I had these high heels on. That’s how comfortable they truly are! I paired the shoes with my large leather tote for a casual vibe…and for all the stuff I tend to carry!
My other accessories included this dainty palm necklace, my drop earrings (pretty option), my gold bangle and these pretty pink sunglasses (25% off with code MOM). I’m loving the way the thin chain on this necklace kind of disappears against my skin and and the palm branch appears just to be floating there. It’s #thelittlethings that make me happy.
Brunch at LON’s at the Hermosa Inn…
I felt perfectly dressed and pretty that morning. Of course, all of these amazing, smart women were so kind and gracious. They make you feel beautiful just by being in their presence!
Now for just a few pictures of the venue. My photographs don’t really do the luxury resort justice, but if you’re planning a trip to Arizona, you definitely need to check out the website.
The flowers throughout the grounds were spectacular. The service at brunch was stellar. And the food that morning was extremely flavorful and well prepared. A couple of the women in our group who had stayed at the Hermosa Inn before said their experience was exquisite.
Shop the Look:
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If you have questions about either my attire or my time at LON’s at the Hermosa, feel free to ask. I’ll do my best to answer. Meanwhile, don’t forget that Loft, where I got this darling dress, is giving 40% off “fresh picks” with code FRESHPICKS and an additional 50% off sale items, including this dress. I’m including a few other beautiful sale items and fresh picks in a second shopping widget below.
Two Important Announcements
Talbots Friends & Family Sale Continues through May 5
If you enjoy Talbots and haven’t taken advantage of the season’s sale yet, you might want to check out my new Talbots Favorites Page. I’m going to try to keep it up to date with some of my pics from the classic store. You’ll find it in the top menu under Shop. I’ll be adding other favorites pages soon! Let me know if there is a particular store you’d like to see a favorites page for.
The Friends & Family sale continues through Sunday with 30% off everything and 40% off one regular price item with code MOM40.
FASTer Way to Fat Loss
I can’t neglect to share with those of you who might be interested that registration for this round of FASTer Way to Fat Loss closes Monday. And the sooner you register for the program the better because you get direct and immediate access to the portal with all the goodies.
No other weight loss or fitness program has changed my life like the FWTFL, and that’s not an exaggeration. I no longer struggle the way I did for years with my weight control or fitness level. If you have questions about this program, please ask so we can get you registered and working toward success.
ALSO, if you’ve already been through one round of the FWTFL, now is the time to sign up for VIP. I’m in my first turn with this monthly program and I am absolutely loving it. Comment below or email me and I’ll gladly tell you more about what I’m loving! You can register for VIP and lock in at the reduced rate just through May 31st. After that the rate is going up!
Let’s bring it home!!
Do you like to go to brunch? I LOVE it. But, being such a church-going gal and living where I do, I rarely get to do so. So the Saturday brunch option at LON’s is a good thing in my book.
If you were to go to brunch today, what would you order??? Yeah, let’s play that game! I had the eggs Benedict last Saturday, and that or avocado toast are pretty much my go-tos. Tell me what you like to order at brunch. The sky’s the limit!
Blessed for My Day
Max Lucado, in his book You’ll Get Through This, calls “the land betwixt prayer offered and prayer answered…the land of waiting.” And he reminds us that while we wait, God works. “Just because you are idle,” writes Lucado, “don’t assume God is.”
Do you wait well? What do I mean by that? Well, while we wait we can resist fear, stand firm in what we know to be true and hold our tongues (Exodus 14:13-14). We can also keep our eyes on God instead of the situation (2 Chronicles 20:22). And we can choose not to fret at what appears to be happening (Psalm 37:7). Finally, we can actively calm our souls with reading the Bible or listening to praise music (Psalm 131:1-2).
Wait well, sister.
I will stand on my guard post and station myself on the rampart; and I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me, and how I may reply when I am reproved. ~ Habakkuk 2:1