Spring Events | Dresses & Food

April showers bring May EVENTS!! As our country starts to open back up I feel like the invites for weddings, showers and graduations are pouring in. Today I have partnered with two amazing women run companies that are helping me get ready with amazing food and a stunning spring dress.

The first one I want to tell you about is Board + Brie, I was introduced to them last year by my friend Kim who basically stalked them on Instagram when she heard about their charcuterie board classes. Located in Roanoke, TX, Board + Brie creates custom charcuterie boards and grazing tables for events, weddings, or fun classes when you just need some cheese and girl time!

Dress (L) | Bracelet | Earrings | Heels (tts) | TB Bag in pink magnolia

Lane Tunstall, a local mom of 3 boys started her business with the idea of turning every occasion into a memorable experience. A few months back I took a charcuterie board class and it was so much fun to eat, talk and learn about how to make these beautiful boards.

This winter they opened their local store where Lane and her team conduct classes as well as put together boxes to go, seasonal boxes and prepare for events. If you haven’t checked out their Instagram go see their reels on what it takes to prepare a wedding grazing table.

While grazing tables and charcuterie cones are the cool new wedding food I’m all about how I get these delicious meats and cheeses in my BELLY! Luckily they are down the street from my house and I can pick up locally!

Let me mention Lane and I are typically in masks (although the state ordinance has lifted) we took them off for these images prior to their business being open to the public.

That’s me saying, is that one mine?!!

Lane graciously offered to put together a signature board for me to enjoy. The signature board includes 7 artisan cheeses, 4 charcuterie meats, crackers, dried fruits, nuts, fresh fruit garnishes, preserves & honey with dipper, olives or cornichons on a custom 12×16 wood board.

With the beautiful spring weather I thought I would take it across the street to the local park to have a glass of wine and enjoy this delicious set up. Now I know you are thinking… “I don’t live local!!”

No worries, Board + Brie virtual classes are the perfect way to get friends and family together for a fun event that you can do from your own home. After learning how to pick and pair foods, they walk you through the process of designing a visually pleasing board while sharing our best tips and tricks.

Now let’s just say my board didn’t turn out this good but I do know how to make a salami rose now!

Tory Burch Bag | Shatterproof Wine Glasses

Give me ALL the olives (and my kids love them too)!

Now that I have you drooling let’s talk about what to wear to spring events! Weddings, graduations, baby showers and Mother’s Day I FINALLY feel like it’s time to grab all the pretty dresses. The team at Gibsonlook has knocked this one out of the park. This femme dress is coming in two colors this blue with neutral paisley and charcoal with coral and off-white florals.

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I have worked directly with the Gibsonlook team for close to a year and it has been such an honor to be included in launches from beautiful dresses to last year’s TONS of cozy loungewear.

This year I was ready for gorgeous feminine spring dresses and this femme dress doesn’t disappoint. It has a midi length and elastic at the waist, high ruffle neck and ruffle sleeves. It is lined from the bust down with a sheer neck. It’s lightweight, flowy and sooo pretty. I expect this dress to be a quick sell-out so I would grab it fast if you have an upcoming event.

Of course I had to add some new fun accessories to the mix including these new Kendra Scott earrings and snake bracelet from another local DFW business, Accessory Concierge.



Since I know you want MORE than one dress I have amazing news! This Saturday Gibsonlook with be launching 4 more dresses. These styles are a bit more casual for events like outdoor GRADUATIONS. I bring this up because I will have a signature style that I’ve named the graduation dress in honor of my son graduating Kindergarten this year.

I can’t wait to tell you the story behind this dress, graduation and how I almost quit The Recruiter Mom blog before it even really got started.

To celebrate my friends at Gibsonlook have allowed me to giveaway one of my signature dresses launching this Saturday April 17th. The Recruiter Mom email subscribers will be granted first access to the dresses so subscribing is your best chance at grabbing the pieces and sizing you want. Plus, one lucky TRM email subscriber will win a my dress! (Current subscribers automatically entered.)

I can’t wait to share more styling of this dress, until then make sure you are on the subscriber list to get it first.

Professional Photography by Audrie Dollins of Dallas, TX

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  1. 4.14.21
    Stefff said:

    I can’t wait to try this Gibsonlook dress! Your try on of the pink dress in the last collection inspired my purchase. Just wanted to tell you I am really enjoying and have made several purchases from your blog. Keep up the good work 🙂