You Had Me at Merlot, Texas State Fair

You Had Me at Merlot, Running in Heels at the State Fair

Happy Monday! I have had a crazy last 10 days, but I am finally rested and ready for a new week. After Austin, I had another trip to Phoenix for work, (which happened to be hotter than Texas), and we had an hour to kill before our flight back so we stopped at the mall across from our hotel. We wandered into Old Navy and they had the cutest pieces! I grabbed this tank that says ‘You had me at Merlot’ and thought it was perfect to wear to the Texas State Fair the next day!

If you have known me at all in the last couple years, you know that I’m a pretty big fan of wine. In addition to the cute saying, the tank also happened to be my favorite color of the season. I styled this Merlot tank two ways below. One with jeans and moto boots, and the other with shorts and the leather sneakers I got at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It was in the 90s on the afternoon we went to the Fair, so I needed something cool! We wandered around all afternoon and into the night, ate way too many fried foods,  played games, rode rides, and then my middle school dreams came true and we saw Nelly!

Have you ever had a fried brownie? It was amazing, and probably would go well with some Merlot, but I paired it with a corn dog and funnel cake and wondered for the millionth time how I’m not 400lbs. Fair games are fun, if you win! I threw balls popped balloons, broke plates, and won some silly stuffed animals! I had my eye on the unicorn and even beat Kale at the water gun game to win it! I’m pretty competitive. I had a great time and this tank was super soft and breezy in the heat!

You Had Me at Merlot, Running in Heels at the State Fair

You Had Me at Merlot, Running in Heels at the State Fair
You Had Me at Merlot, Running in Heels at the State Fair

You Had Me at Merlot, Running in Heels at the State Fair

You Had Me at Merlot, Running in Heels at the State Fair

You Had Me at Merlot, Running in Heels at the State Fair

You Had Me at Merlot, Running in Heels at the State Fair

You Had Me at Merlot, Running in Heels at the State Fair

xoxo Kasey

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  • Reply Meg Kerns

    It looks like you had a great time! I love the wine color of the shirt. It’s perfect with your skin tone and both ways you styled it are adorable. We’re headed to the mall today, I may have to stop in to Old Navy!

    October 17, 2016 at 8:30 am
  • Reply Molly

    Looks like so much fun! I am all about burgundy right now!

    October 17, 2016 at 8:45 am
  • Reply Nataly

    I love that top and those boots! Perfect look for the fair!

    -Nataly ||

    October 17, 2016 at 9:03 am
  • Reply Kelsey

    That top is way too cute! Perfect outfit for the fair!

    xo Kelsey |

    October 17, 2016 at 9:15 am
  • Reply Michelle Adams

    That’s such a cute top — and it’s in like my favorite color! Love it! I’m definitely going to have to pick it up so I can wear it and tell people that THAT is the color my wedding will be, LOL! Thanks for sharing!

    October 17, 2016 at 9:19 am
  • Reply Lou Lou Girls

    I love the outfit!

    October 17, 2016 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Shelby

    This is a really cute top! Our NC State Fair is going on now and I’ve been trying to find time to go! Always such a fun fall time.

    xo, Shelby

    October 17, 2016 at 10:32 am
  • Reply Lexi Kritzer

    We went to the NC State Fair this weekend – so much fun! Loving that top!

    October 17, 2016 at 10:48 am
  • Reply Briana Marie

    I love the outfit. Looks like you had a blast!

    October 17, 2016 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Ruthie

    I love the fair!! Always such a good time!! Love this top on you so much!!

    October 17, 2016 at 6:21 pm
  • Reply Nina

    That is a cute tee! And I really want some fried brownies!

    October 17, 2016 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Dani

    Such a cool top & I love those boots! They are so edgy & cool! You are rockin’ this look babe! xo
    Dani //

    October 17, 2016 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Cute pics – the fair looks like so much fun!


    October 17, 2016 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply Katherine - Engineering In Style

    So cute!! I love that shirt, and the fried brownie sounds delicious!!

    Engineering In Style

    October 17, 2016 at 11:05 pm
  • Reply Ima

    That top is too cute
    And wine looks great on your skin.
    (Plus your choker is really pretty!)

    October 18, 2016 at 2:52 am
  • Reply Nicole

    I love that shirt! How adorable “You had me at merlot” Love it! Im super shocked you picked this up at Old Navy I have to stop and pick one up! 🙂

    October 18, 2016 at 3:26 am
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I looks like you had such a good time! I really need that tank top too.

    October 18, 2016 at 5:50 am
  • Reply Divya

    Um, that shirt. I’m obsessed!

    October 18, 2016 at 8:32 am
  • Reply Steph

    Obsessed with this tee! I think I need it!!

    xO – Steph

    October 18, 2016 at 8:54 am
  • Reply Anna Cobbs

    Love this top and went to the fair a couple days ago. I didn’t try anything fried this year, but definitely got a Fletcher’s corny dog!

    xx – Anna

    October 18, 2016 at 8:54 am
  • Reply Blair Villanueva

    You nailed this whole outfit! I also wear similar coordinates whenever I run out of clothes, especially during events. 🙂

    October 18, 2016 at 9:05 am
  • Reply Stefanie

    love this tank! who doesn’t love wine! 🙂 xoxo

    October 18, 2016 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Amber Myers

    I like your top!

    This would be a fun place to go. I love fair food.

    October 18, 2016 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Casey

    I love a long tank! The fair is so much fun!

    October 18, 2016 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Aish Padihari

    Want that “you had me at merlot” tee. As always, great reading your posts and this morning my 4 year old was asking if we could got to a fair. 🙂

    October 18, 2016 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Sarah Zerbe

    That tank is just adorable! The fair is always so much fun.

    October 18, 2016 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply amer

    Oh my! I love, love, love your top. it looks so comfy, and i love the merlot color.

    October 18, 2016 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply Greta

    I need this tee for wine club! So much fun!

    Greta |

    October 18, 2016 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    Love that graphic tee!! I posted one today as well 🙂

    xo, Kristina

    October 18, 2016 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Sheri

    I love both the top and the way you combined the outfit. Looks great. I would really like to get that tank top, the colour and of course the text is awesome.

    October 18, 2016 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Janine Good

    I love this top! Merlot is my fave too and would be proud to tell the world 😉 it’s perfect for many occasions and activities!

    October 18, 2016 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Christina | Oh So Glam

    That top is perfect – and SO IS YOUR HAIR!

    October 18, 2016 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply Kayleigh

    I’m in love with that merlot tank, so fun!

    October 18, 2016 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Nellwyn

    I love that top! The colour is perfect for fall and I’m also a big fan of wine!

    October 18, 2016 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Bethanny Sudibyo

    I love your style and the color suits you. Honestly I thought about the wine when I saw the post title. The unicorn… it’s so fluffy im gonna die hahaha <3

    October 18, 2016 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply Shaheen Khan

    Could that shirt be any more true? haha!

    October 18, 2016 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Gurki | The Women Talk

    Love the top. Burgundy is your color.

    October 18, 2016 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    Love this tank, too cute!

    October 18, 2016 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Ashley DTKAustin

    That top is the cutest!! 🙂

    October 18, 2016 at 7:07 pm
  • Reply Alex

    Such a cute tank! Love the Fair too, such yummy eats.

    October 18, 2016 at 8:01 pm
  • Reply Amanda Kruse

    So fun! I wish I would’ve went to the Texas State Fair when I was living there.

    Amanda ||

    October 18, 2016 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Mayra

    Such an adorable top! And fried brownies?? Yum!!!

    October 18, 2016 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Tessa

    “You had me at merlot”… I love that! Also, no I’ve never had a fried brownie, but omg that sounds amazing.

    October 18, 2016 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply My Shopping Diet

    lol I need that shirt! I love wine and all shades of wine, so this is a great combo!

    October 18, 2016 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Jessica Sheppard

    You are just too cute! Love your fair pics…I’m starving reading about the fried brownies, corn dog and funnel cake-something about all the fried food smells out there that make you want to eat everything! What a ton of fun and a special memory!

    October 18, 2016 at 11:42 pm
  • Reply Jelena

    You two look so cute together. 🙂 And that outfit of course. 🙂

    October 19, 2016 at 7:10 am
  • Reply Carolyna Bauer

    So fun!! I’ve never had a fried brownie! But it looks yummy! Love your look. XOXO, Carolyna

    October 19, 2016 at 8:53 am
  • Reply michenn

    OMG a fried brownie sound absolutely amazing!! I kind of really really want to taste that. ALSO, that top is so cute on you, I love how you styled it!

    October 19, 2016 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Kimberly Clifton

    I need to make a trip to the state fair some time. Fried everything is just what every girl needs! lol. This top looks so cute and comfy!


    October 19, 2016 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Dana

    I hope Old Navy has that shirt because I absolutely love it! Every year we have a fair that comes to our neighborhood and it’s so much fun! I’m always tempted to try the deep-fried Twinkies, but then reality sets in

    October 19, 2016 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply CourtneyLynne

    Omg just loving the top! That burgundy color has been a favorite of mine this season

    October 20, 2016 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply Mindy@FarmFitLiving

    Forget the wine! Nelly!!!! I’m sure you had a great time at the state fair. We go to ours each year as well.

    October 21, 2016 at 5:41 am
  • Reply Valerie

    I love that it can do double duty. Very cool. I love Merlots so this is a win-win.

    October 21, 2016 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Chloe of beyond blessed

    This top is perfect!!! A) I love Merlots B) The color is gorgeous!! So so perfect! Oh, and that food looks divine!!

    October 24, 2016 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Cece Lam

    OMG I was just in TX!!! Wish I saw you 🙂

    October 24, 2016 at 10:05 pm
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