Vest: Old Anthropologie, Similar | Tank: Loft | Pants: Old DL1961, Similar

In Dallas, we don’t get a true “fall”. If you have a 70-degree day, people will start breaking out their scarves. Because of this, I get pretty excited whenever I can find a bit of fall in the city. My parents came for a visit in early November so of course we had to take them to Autumn at the Arboretum at the Dallas Arboretum. The Dallas Arboretum is a beautiful oasis right on White Rock Lake. Perfectly manicured flowerbeds line every walkway. Throughout the year, they celebrate various holidays with special exhibits. Autumn at the Arboretum has been on my bucket list for a while, and it did not disappoint. There were thousands of pumpkins…everything from pumpkin houses to a Cinderella pumpkin carriage.

They currently have their 12 Days of Christmas exhibit, which includes elaborate, life-sized Victorian gazebos that represent each of the 12 Days of Christmas. We were lucky and got to preview them while visiting. During November/December the Dallas Arboretum is even open at night for you to stroll through the gardens illuminated by over 500,000 lights, listen to holiday music and admire the 12 Days of Christmas exhibit.

If you are looking for a place to grab lunch before visiting the Dallas Arboretum, I highly recommend Garden Café, just a few minutes away. We went there with my parents and enjoyed delicious sandwiches on an outdoor patio surrounded by an herb garden and chickens.