Foodie Files | Tupelo Honey Cafe











Lulus Striped T-Shirt Dress // Banded Sandals (similar) // Rebecca Minkoff Dylan Tech Crossbody Bag // Michael Kors Runway Watch // Kendra Scott Bracelet // ℅ Makeup Meltdown Custom Lipstick  // ℅ Taudrey 21 Social Media Necklace

Okay, so this post is way more photo heavy than normal, but Lisa did such a knockout job with these photos, I really had a hard time narrowing things down. Sorry not sorry. Anyway, welcome to August’s Foodie Files! If you’re new here or need a refresher, I chat about one of my favorite local restaurants and pair a little outfit inspiration with it so you know what the vibe at that restaurant is like. Food and fashion. My everything, basically.

Tupelo Honey Cafe, which is a growing chain that originated in the south, opened up only a couple of blocks away from my apartment, and I finally tried their brunch a couple of weeks ago. I’m actually kind of mad that I tried it, because now I know where I’m spending all of my income. Guys. It was so, so so good. It’s delicious southern cuisine with a bit of flair: I loved that you could get dishes such as fried chicken with kale and southwest breakfast bowl with grits. The only con I have about their brunch is that they don’t have a bottomless option, but most places in Virginia don’t, so that’s not outside of the norm.

As for the outfit, since I can seriously walk out of my apartment building and basically stumble into this restaurant, I went super casual. It’s Arlington so let’s be honest: it’s a super casual town anyway. I wore my new favorite striped t-shirt dress from Lulus which was perfect for brunching on even the muggiest day in July. I also just slid into my favorite pair of slider sandals, since it’s a way chicer alternative to flip flops. I would size up one or two sizes with this dress, it looks fantastic oversized and it’s a little on the short side!

Get the grits if you stop by Tupelo Honey, and please guys, snapchat me your experience!

Photos by Lisa Chiu

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  1. Cute dress Alicia…that meal looks fabulous!

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  2. Feyi A wrote:

    Lovely outfit! x


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  3. Mikayla wrote:

    That cafe sounds amazing! I love southern cooking! Those sandals are adorable!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

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  4. Brunch is my favorite meal, ever, and you had me at grits!

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

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  5. Courtney Dunsmore wrote:

    So cute! Gosh, I need to get your wardrobe. Everything looks not only cute, but oh so comfortable!

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  6. Ashley Vickney wrote:

    It looks so good! I love Brunch, brunch is life! What a great comfy outfit too!

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  7. Kristine Circenis wrote:

    The food looks so tasty!!! Not to mention you’re looking lovely as well 🙂

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  8. Jenny wrote:

    Ooh this restaurant sounds wonderful — I am definitely a brunch person.
    Also t-shirt dresses for the win.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  9. Love your outfit! The food you ate looks delicious!

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  10. Love your outfit – shirt dresses are my favorite in the summer because they’re cute and breezy enough for the summer heat!
    xx, Mikkaela

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  11. love the outfit! x, kenz

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  12. I love to go to Tupelo Honey when they have their discounted martini night! (Can you tell it’s been a while since I’ve been?! This post is a great reminder that I need to change that!)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  13. Elana wrote:

    I love your dress and that restaurant looks so good. You always have such beautiful photos.

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  14. I love your outfit choice and obviously that mimosa!! Gorgeous!

    Nicole //Chronicles of Home

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  15. I keep driving past Tupelo but I need to stop in! PS: Mussel Bar now has $10 bottomless mimosas now! =]

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  16. So cute! The back of the dress is my favorite. I wish I lived near Arlington so I could try Tupelo Honey!

    Kayla |

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  17. Miss ALK wrote:

    Haha this post made me laugh “I’m mad I tried it.” That’s how I feel about the the girl who first made me try Chick Fil A my freshman year of college (up North where I’m from we don’t have CFA so I didn’t grow up with it!). Hahaha.

    Anyways- Tupelo Honey is AMAZING! I’ve been to one of their South Carolina locations! They opened in Charlotte last year but finally at the end of the school year I figured out what part of town the location was in- I need to go this year! Loved this post!

    xoxo A

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  18. Wow you are looking so cute in this outfit and comfortable too!!!

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  19. Erica wrote:

    That dress is perfect!! So flowy and classic…I love. Plus your photos looks gorgeous! The pink flowers pop so well. Definitely worth it being photo heavy here!

    Coming Up Roses

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  20. Maricor D. wrote:

    Gorgeous photos! You look so chic!

    Golden Cor

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  21. Jazmine wrote:

    I always love your photo and style. That purse is gorgeous and the food looks so yummy.

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  22. I love your photos, it sounds so yummy!

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  23. Lauren Ashley wrote:

    How funny, I was going to do a series like this but haven’t started! My sister is a food blogger so she knows all of the good places to eat here in Miami, haha! Gorgeous outfit.



    The Fashionista’s Diary

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  24. Maddy wrote:

    I LOVE TUPELO HONEY! You are gorgeous, I love that summery look on you!!


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  25. Melissa wrote:

    Sounds like you enjoyed a great brunch! I’ve never heard of Tupelo Honey, but the chicken and kale sounds de-lish. Also loving those sliders, which I’ve drooled over and debated buying before. And the watch and bracelet are so similar to a set I wear on the daily!

    Melissa | These words are my own.

    Posted 8.12.15 Reply
  26. Kate Style Petite wrote:

    I’m so excited to learn their’s a Tupelo cafe near DC so I can get my Southern fix!
    xoxo –

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