The Texas Experience

On the final day of the conference we all got together for a truly Texan brunch.

Well, not exactly “truly” Texan… but the Texas we’d all sorta been hoping for. You’ll see what I mean.

We arrived at Southfork Ranch soon after the rain.

The trees trembled in the breeze, the sun warmed the tarmac and the wet earth slowly baked back to a crisp. All mingling to make the most hedonistic of perfumes.

I can’t tell you how good it felt to be in the country again!

I wore a Minkpink playsuit (possibly the most comfortable & flattering thing I’ve ever owned), a Mango embroidered jacket, a Gigi New York tote, Ray Bans and, of course… cowboy boots!

Having arrived, we all headed towards the sound of music and the sweet smell of brunch.

We all lined up patiently and piled up our plates with carnitas.

Grabbed a mimosa and took our seats in front of the band.

“I’s reary guhhd” was my response.

We ate our fill of Mexican food, before moving onto pudding.

And, of course, bloggers have to snap pudding before we can eat it!

After brunch we set off to explore the ranch.

I made some new buddies.

But when they discovered that there were cocktails on offer, kisses went out of the window!

We moved on to smaller fry.

This horse & these young ladies are actually full sized… I’m just I giiiiaaaaannttt!

And giants need refills.

Inside we were allowed to take turns on the bull, after signing a terrifyingly long disclaimer.

I scribbled my name and bounced right on up!

Try as he might, the bull didn’t manage to un-seat me, and I eventually gave in and hopped off.

Walked out like John Wayne and headed somewhere a little more relaxing.

We took a hayride over to J.R’s house (the character from the Dallas TV show).

And chilled out by the pool for a little while.

It was the perfect end to a brilliant weekend.

I’m so grateful to have been invited and loved being surrounded by such glossy, glamorous but most importantly bright & impressive young women.

I’ve never experienced clothes envy like it! Just look at these shoes…

The ranch was a hoot, I just wish I’d paid more attention to the rules…

No more horsing around for me!

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  • Tess Keating

    Such a cute outifit! Your recent posts make me want to go to Texas so much.
    Tess xxx
    http://www.thislifelately.com

  • Shade of Red Blog

    I loved following your adventures in Dallas, so glad you went to the conference and had a great time!
    http://shadeofredblog.com

  • You and your never-ending legs! Looks fab. Will be spending a month on a ranch in Oklahoma this summer… definitely not as glam as this one.
    steakandsprinkles.blogspot.co.uk

  • Looks like you’ve had a pretty magical trip- I wish we could all go away and experience something like this!
    The dinky little pony also has to be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

    KatieJane
    katies-rose-garden.blogspot.co.uk

  • Lucy

    well that playsuit is incredible! Im heading over to REVOLVE as we speak and im blaming you!

  • I am seriously such a huge fan of your blog,
    The way you tell the story in each post is amazing,
    I look forward to the next upcoming post!
    Also, you look phenomenal as usual, loving the playsuit and cowboy boots
    Much Love,
    Kate xo

    http://www.and-kate.blogspot.com

  • Laura

    I’m sure you’ve been asked this question quite a lot but how tall are you? I Love your never ending legs! Beautiful photos the place looks amazing! And through the pictures I can really see that you’re having a foot time!

  • Beautiful pictures! I love that little poker-dot dress. Loving the series of updates from the conference. Keep’em coming.

    http://www.itsallbee.com

  • Rosie! Looks like you had SO much fun in Texas!! I’ve been reading your blog for a few months now and I just wanted to stop by and say how much I adore reading your posts and I come to your blog daily. I love your sense of humor and fashion taste. You’re gorgeous! Keep up the great work πŸ™‚ xoxo

  • love your jumpsuit! Being a Dallas fan I got ask! Did you feel like a Ewing?

  • Libby SJM

    I love your personalised bag – the colour seems to compliment almost every outfit. It’s such a nice thing to be able to have as well! xx

  • robyn

    Do you know the name of the blogger with the shoes?! may need to track that top down.. xx

  • You have now made me officially miss living in Texas. Can’t beat Tex-Mex.

    Fie xx

    Coffee & Confetti

  • i love your playsuit it’s definitely up my street. the day looks so fun and full of inspiration πŸ™‚
    Lauren x

    Please nominate my blog for Best Lifestyle Blog and Newcomer here !

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • I’ve loved all your Texas posts. It looks like an absolute ball! That playsuit is gorgeous and I’m very jealous of the carnitas! Massive food envy xx

    Katy | Little Miss Katy

  • Love your romper, dear! SO many cute pictures:) XO

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

  • We experience clothes envy just about everyday with you girl lol but those shoes were kind of epic! & the legit cowboy boots. I might go on kayak and start looking for Texas tickets -_-

    xo Cassandre
    http://www.theworkette.com

  • These are great! That playsuit is adorable, and I love that you hammed it up on the farm! Also, let us all note that it’s actually kind of a big deal to conquer the mechanical bull?!

    http://thatumamilife.wordpress.com – a clean eating bento blog. Japanese or Asian-inspired!

  • Love the outfit Rosie, super cute :).
    http://www.kirsty-y.blogspot.co.uk
    x

  • Renaeskii

    I’m so glad you came to Texas. And I’m very glad that you managed to show a real account of what Texas is like. We don’t ride around on horses everywhere and we do have skyscrapers. πŸ™‚

  • We loved meeting you out at Southfork!! Your pictures are too precious! I hope we will connect someday soon when I visit London!

    http://www.theperennialstyle.com/

  • haha Rosie your posts are the best! Love that playsuit it’s so cute and flattering. Seeing your posts about this experience and seeing all you ladies at work and play like this has motivated me even more to work harder at my blog πŸ™‚

    xo

    The Fashionista Bubble

  • Gorgeous photos. How do get pictures of yourself taken? Do you have a good tripod or asking randoms/ personal photographer??

    FoodNerd x

    http://www.foodnerd4life.com

  • andrealeighj

    Rose, your adventures at the blogger conference have inspired/motivated me to focus more energy on my blog! Hopefully I’ll be at the next conference πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing with us!

    http://www.redwinelipstick.wordpress.com

  • Katie Howard

    Those shoes belong to Caitlin from, http://www.southerncurlsandpearls.com/
    You should link her.

  • Love your blog, Rosie! Just moved to Texas from TN. There really is no other place like it. Especially LOVE the breakfast tacos!! – Alice

    http://www.trendyintexasblog.blogspot.com

  • Kate

    The tiny pony!!! Seems like you’ve had an amazing time in Texas and I’ve loved reading about it. X

    Kate Louise Blogs

  • Sophie

    LOVE the dress. It all looks very ‘southern’!

    Sophie x

    http://www.yourgirlislovely.com

  • Love love love the polka dot playsuit. It looks like you’ve had so much fun in Texas & it’s always great to meet other bloggers from across the globe.

    Hugs xoxo

    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  • Haha, love this post. Glad you enjoyed Texas…one mimosa is never enough πŸ™‚

  • Adaleta Avdic

    How do I get invited to this conference? It would be amazing to go next year!

  • Kelsey Wilburn

    bahaha this is so darling! love your playsuit and pretty pics
    http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

  • It’s fun seeing Texas in others’ eyes… I get so over it sometimes, but it really is the most hospitable, charming place. Mostly.
    http://www.perpetuallycaroline.com

  • TheWestCoastExplorer

    Lovely outfit!

  • Cynthia

    An aside- dying to see pictures of your new place and your design aesthetic

  • Lovely play suit! Given how much you look like you’ve actually played around, you made a great use of it.
    Mari
    http://www.thegirlofthehour.com

  • Great blog, I am stupidly obsessed with everything southern and I just started my own blog, inspired by yourself obviously!
    http://www.plateofwaffle.blogspot.com

  • you really do know how to pull off a play suit! that colour is excellent on you.

  • Amazing pictures!! Looks like you had fun!

    xx,

    G

    check out my blog πŸ™‚ http://www.prince-and-sullivan.com

  • Love this post! Glad you had some nice southern hospitality- there is nothing like texas! xo

  • Your outfit is lovely! Texas looks amazing! πŸ™‚

    http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Awesome and cute outfit! Looks like you had a great time. πŸ™‚

  • MissEmmySue

    It’s official, I need to visit Texas.
    Although, it probably won’t be quite the same since I won’t be surrounded by such fabulous bloggers. All of your outfits (throughout the entire weekend) were to die for!

    http://buildyourbliss.wordpress.com

  • be careful with those fingers girl! πŸ™‚

    lacebox.blogspot.com

  • Aw this was such a cute post! I loved seeing what you guys did in Dallas πŸ™‚

    http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/

  • Carrie Baker

    If it gives you any idea, when I was in high school we had our senior prom in that exact place at Southfork! Texas Forever x …Now you just have to head west to a REAL dude ranch! Colorado trip??

  • I’m always the giant too!

  • Rebecca Garnett

    That playsuit is beautiful! Looks like a good time! These past couple of posts make me think I might need to visit Texas..

  • Sepideh

    What a fun setting to have a blogger gathering!

    http://www.seppysmontreal.com

  • Sian

    Hey Rosie, I know you take all your pictures of places you go yourself but I wondered who takes the pics of you when you are out and about? πŸ™‚

  • Lauraline Mathevet

    Incredibly beautiful photos ! Lucky girl !
    Love your outfit ! β™₯
    Love, xxx
    Lauraline

  • Dear Rosie!
    I read your blog for quite a few years now and you always look amazing! However on some pictures your look even more beautiful than usual, glowing happiness and readers can truly feel that you love your life to the fullest! I usually just share these thoughts with myself, but today I decided to post a comment here, because you deserve to know, that you are an inspiration for us xxxxxx
    Patricija.

  • The food looked so incredible!! mmm! Off on a procrastination trip to the fridge now but im not sure ill find anything as good haha!

    Love those heel envy heels!

    Looks like an amazing trip and your outfits are beautiful as always! πŸ™‚

    Mollie xoxo

    β™‘

    molliebylett.blogspot.co.uk

  • The playsuit. The boots. The finger joke. All perfect! x
    http://www.littlelondongirl.co.uk

  • Francis

    I love your photos! They’re so great and you’re so fabulous! Do you have a photographer to take pictures of you on your posts? xoxox

  • Love this outfit! Food looks amazing! Have never really wanted to go to Texas before now but your posts have changed my mind!!

    http://www.daintybride1.blogspot.com

  • Love your blog Rosie and those carnitas look amazing!! Why don’t I have your life?! Never thought about going to Texas before but your photos make it look so fun.

    Ella x

    http://truthfullyella.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Hemylle Karollyne

    WOnderful pics! I bet you had a great time there. I also fell in love with your dress! <3

  • Love that play suit!

    Michaela

    http://Www.lifeofaladybear.com

  • Yum Dim Sum!

    Woah how tall are you?! Explains why your legs are so long!

  • Rosie, I used to live in Texas (Dallas to be exact) but I live in Colorado now, far away from there! These posts made me miss it so much, even though I do every day. Thank you for taking me back there for a weekend! Hope you got ‘er done! (As we Texans like to say, the proper phrase is Git ‘er done πŸ˜‰ )

  • Ewelina

    I really like your blog.You are beautiful and you have great style, but… manicure… please… :/

  • mycitymylondon

    How cute is your dress β™₯β™₯

  • Glad you enjoyed Texas! Next take a stop by Houston πŸ˜‰

    cassiepaleblue.blogspot.com

  • Looks like you had a wonderful time, the food.. wow looks amazing!

    Love Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

  • Brittany Foley

    This dress is absolutely perfect. Such adorable essence of good, classic Americana’ style. (: Absolutely adore it!

    xoxo Britt
    http://www.thenotebookeffect.com

  • Arielle Serra

    Can I just say, you always look great in whatever you wear? I was wondering if you could do a post about the types of bras you wear with certain shirts or dresses. I have trouble finding the right bras to wear and I always have a strap or something sticking out. You seem to have it down pat and I would love to hear your ultimate wisdom.
    <3 Arielle

  • Olympia

    So jealous that you got to visit Southfork!