One Swainky Couple: A Texas Style Date

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A Texas Style Date

K: If you're a long time reader, then you know that Brandon and I consistently take advantage of our weekends together and often find little day dates to go on. This weekend was no different and we ventured 45 minutes north of San Antonio to the rustic and charming town of Gruene, Texas. Filled with antiques, white picket fences, and a true rustic-Western motif, this tiny town is perfect for an afternoon of exploration. Of course, we each had been there before, but never together.

We had such a great time, despite the Texas summer heat, and thought that this would be an easy date to re-create, even if you aren't making the trip to Gruene. Simply find the tiniest town closest to you, search for a lunch spot, and explore what it has to offer. Gruene is home to the oldest dance hall in the state, several quaint shops, bed and breakfast hotels, and plenty of Texas themed spots to take pictures. The bottom line? Wherever you choose to go, make it an adventure and learn something new.

B: I was in literal bliss sipping on some ice cold tea in the shade of an antique and trinket shop in Gruene, TX. As mentioned before, I am a tea connoisseur. I have to be careful of a particular tea's caffeine content because I can quickly overdose with resulting heart murmurs, eye flutters, and shaky limbs. Nonetheless, my drink of choice on nearly all outings involves tea blends of greens, whites, or blacks. On this particular day, the simplicity of unsweet Lipton black tea, short shorts, and a white linen shirt was perfectly suited to the weather.

K: It's laughable that I originally thought I'd pair this dress with my new booties and a denim jacket. Just thinking about it now makes me break out into a sweat. The heat index on this particular August afternoon was over 100 and we were melting! To keep things practical, I opted for leather sandals and a neutral belt to tie the look together. As much as I wanted to show you guys a fall look, you'll have to settle with "pre-fall" and the fact that this rust-colored dress would be darling with a jacket, tights, and boots when the cooler weather finally hits. 

 On Katherine: Similar dress here, also love this one and this one, belt, Steve Madden shoes, Louis Vuitton bag, Ray Ban sunglasses , similar bracelet 

On Brandon: Zara shirt (identical here), J. Crew Factory shorts, Sperry shoes, Persol sunglasses 


  1. What a fun trip to take. The town looks so charming and you guys look adorable!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  2. Looks like such an adorable little town! I LOVE the color of your dress! So perfect transitioning into fall!

    Rosy Outlook

  3. What a fun date! I love that you guys prioritize spending time together like that. Its so important!

    Taylor |

  4. Day dates are the best! What a fun way to spend time together and explore :) xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Such a fun day date idea! I love doing the same with Hector. You guys are always too cute! xo - Meli

  6. What a cute little town! I'll be back in San Antonio in a few weeks!

  7. Ahh this looked like the perfect day date! I love Gruene,Tx. I haven't been in years. This weekend I was doing a little research to see if there are are any cool "close" places in Oklahoma. I found one little location that we may check out.

  8. This town is so cute! I love the colour of your dress!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  9. This date is just so cute, your outfits are very chic!

    My Vogue Style |

  10. You both look awesome! Great post!
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  11. How fun! I love walking around and exploring.
    I sympathize with the wanting fall clothes thing! Even if it's cool in the morning, you're sweating by lunch!