This post is part daily outfit post and part family event post. Last Thursday I had the pleasure of being invited to attend the Chevy After Dark event at the Texas State Fair and test drive the 2013 fleet of Chevrolet vehicles. Well, everyone knows you can’t test drive cool cars, eat fried food, and drink wine wearing just any old outfit right?!
As far as what to wear to the Texas State Fair, DO wear something functional first and foremost because you’ll end up doing so much walking/standing/waiting and DON’T wearing something fitted around the tummy if you plan to do a lot of eating (ahem). I wore the following…
A gold Goody headband via Walgreens | gold earrings, leopard infinity scarf, tan tank via H&M | lace cardigan via Target | black shorts via Sears | sneaker wedges via my sister
The Chevrolet Test Drive is a fair attraction in itself and one that’s available for all fair attendees (of driving age and there are car seats for the little ones). The Chevy After Dark event for Dallas area bloggers included a wine tasting with local wines paired to culinary delights like fried guacamole, picnic on a stick, funnel cake fries, and more. That loose tank sure did it’s job of keeping my belly bulge under control and allowing me to fully indulge.
My baseball fanatic of a little boy enjoyed the parts of the exhibition that involved the Texas Rangers.
My littlest guy even got to enjoy a test drive of his own! My dad had a little pedal car like that when he was a kid so this was kind of a special thing for him to experience them with his grandboys.
Before there was wine involved, we took a few of the 2013 Chevrolet vehicles for a lap around the test track.
I drove the Equinox first because it is the smallest of the SUVs and more like what I’m already used to. Kid LOVED it.
I’ve been really really lusting after electric vehicles lately and was looking forward to test-driving the Volt. It gives you the option of using electric power or gas which is all sorts of awesome in my opinion.
The interior and exterior are gorgeous and I was impressed with it’s almost sedan-like size (my main beef with electric vehicles is that they are tiny).
My dad (who spends his weekends going to car shows) is a total Chevy guy. He owned a Camaro in 1972 and ’93, a Lumina in the 90′s, bought my mom a Nova in the 80′s, and currently drives a Monte Carlo. He made a bee-line for the 2013 Camaro.
I think it looks good on him.
We rode the Texas Star ferris wheel and walked around the park a little but will have to come back to see Big Tex and the rest of the exhibits.
Have you visited the fair yet? What are your must-have foods, fun, and fashion? Let me know in the comments!
Special Thanks to the Chevy Texan team for hosting such a fun event!