latest & greatest vol. 24

Today’s roundup of the cutest “new arrivals” to hit the web definitely has a bit of a theme to it… can you see it? That’s right. Pom poms. Again. Y’all, I swear I’ve never embraced a trend as wholeheartedly as I have this one. What can I say… they’re just so fun! Tell me these pink pom pom hoops and this unreal pom pom clutch don’t bring a smile to your face. I dare you!

Hello, you party people! Another week down, a couple of days of fun just ahead. We did it!

Today’s roundup of the cutest “new arrivals” to hit the web definitely has a bit of a theme to it… can you see it? That’s right. Pom poms. Again. Y’all, I swear I’ve never embraced a trend as wholeheartedly as I have this one. What can I say… they’re just so fun! Tell me these pink pom pom hoops and this unreal pom pom clutch don’t bring a smile to your face. I dare you!

As always, there were quite a few other items that didn’t fit onto today’s collage. I’ve listed them below! Be sure to check them out… there are some really fun ones tucked in.

I have been looking forward to this weekend for so long! My mama’s birthday is on Monday, so my younger sister is coming in town from college for the weekend in order to celebrate. Friends have been asking what our plans are, and I find myself continually responding… “Eating.” It’s kinda what we do, ya know? Gathering around fabulous food with tons of time to talk and goof off is our favorite way to spend time together. One of our long-standing traditions for my mom’s birthday in particular? Crawfish. And LOTS of it. I could think of worse ways to spend a weekend! :)

Love from Texas,

Kate

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the fiesta frock

Can we all agree these sleeves are nothing short of show stopping? Y’all know that I don’t wear a ton of black around here, but I couldn’t help it with this embroidered off the shoulder dress from one of my favorite retailers, Revolve. It’s just too fun! I can’t wait to wear pack it up for the spring break trip I’m taking with my fam.

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DRESS   embroidered off the shoulder dress (just under $100)  |   SHOES   lace up sandals (dup of this pair)  |   EARRINGS   gold hoops (H&M, similar linked)   |   CLUTCH   straw clutch (similar here)   |   LIP COLOR   pink nouveau

Can we all agree these sleeves are nothing short of show stopping? Y’all know that I don’t wear a ton of black around here, but I couldn’t help it with this embroidered off the shoulder dress from one of my favorite retailers, Revolve. It’s just too fun! I can’t wait to wear pack it up for the spring break trip I’m taking with my fam. (Stay tuned for where we’re off to!)

I must confess that I didn’t own a pair of black sandals when I initially got ahold of this dress. Again, black never seems to be the first color I reach for! But I’m so happy that my search led me to an incredible steal… these lace up sandals that are a $29 dupe of this pair! While I’ve been cooling off on the lace-up shoe trend, I just love how it’s incorporated here. The little heel is so precious, and adds an extra layer of fun!

Y’all, I am so sorry about my site crashing yesterday. That’s why you didn’t see a new post! Long story short, some data limit was exceeded but all is good and we are back to regular programming now. :) And speaking of… expect to see a new youtube video here soon! (Subscribe to my channel here so you’re in the know once it goes live!)

Love from Texas,

Kate

Photography by Angie Garcia

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ruffle sleeve top

White

I wear the white version of this top all the time. It's perfect alone or layered!

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Pink

No surprise here... I couldn't pass it up in pink! Will be wearing all of spring.

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pinstripes and crochet

I am so excited about the star of today’s post… this blue and white bell-sleeved top! Not just because it’s completely darling in every way (and make no mistake, it is completely darling in every way) but because the price point is incredible. Just $23!

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TOP   blue and white bell sleeve top (just $23!)   |   JEANS   white toothpick jeans   |   SHOES   suede ankle strap wedges   |   BAG   reversible mini cross body (similar linked)  |   EARRINGS   pearl studs   |   LIP COLOR   pink nouveau

I am so excited about the star of today’s post… this blue and white bell-sleeved top! Not just because it’s completely darling in every way (and make no mistake, it is completely darling in every way) but because the price point is incredible. Just $23!

Like I said in this post from last week, blue and white is everywhere this season. I love the combination here in pinstripes and lovely crochet detailing. I got this in the mail last week and have already worn it 3 times!

I used to love shopping at Forever21 (I think the thrill of the hunt was what got me) but now that there isn’t an actual store near me, I’ve found I’ve kinda forgotten about it. That was until last week, when a random online ad led me to the site. I’ve said this before, but shopping online at Forever21 is a game changer. Not only can you actually return the items for a full refund (instead of that frustrating store credit) but you can scroll through the tons of options without having to elbow your way through clothing racks and frenzied shoppers! Definitely a great option for low priced, trendy pieces.

And heads up… I am planning on making a haul video of my order soon, so stay tuned! :)

Love from Texas,

Kate

Photography by Angie Garcia

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pom pom romper

I must admit… I wasn’t sold on this romper when I first saw it online. There was a lot going on… the pom poms, the festive print, the off the shoulder neckline and billowy sleeves… and I wasn’t positive I could pull it all off at once! But in keeping with my “what the heck, let’s do it” personality, I decided to give it a shot.

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ROMPER red pom pom romper   |   SHOES   suede ankle strap wedges   |   EARRINGS   oversized tassel earrings (old, similar here and here)   |   BAG   old dupe of this bag   |   LIP COLOR   heat wave

Happy Monday, y’all! I hope most of you have today off, or if not are finding some way to give yourself a bit of a break today! Fun fact… President’s Day of last year was the first time the cowboy and I met… and our first date! (We got set up by friends.) Crazy how time flies! :)

I must admit… I wasn’t sold on this romper when I first saw it online. There was a lot going on… the pom poms, the festive print, the off the shoulder neckline and billowy sleeves… and I wasn’t positive I could pull it all off at once! But in keeping with my “what the heck, let’s do it” personality, I decided to give it a shot.

And oh am I so happy that I did! Trying it on, this fun romper proved to be even better than expected. Getting a romper to fit right can be tricky (and totally depending on your build… long/short torso, long/short legs, etc) and I love that this one is flowy enough to work across tons of different shapes!

You’ll notice on the product page that there are actually two ties above each shoulder. I opted to tuck them in for a true off-the-shoulder look, but love that you can bring them out to make this versatile! I am so excited to have this in my closet for summer vacations, weekends with friends, July 4th, you name it!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Photography by Angie Garcia

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lights, camera…

latest & greatest vol. 23

Brace yourself, because I found so many cute new arrivals this week. While I know not everyone’s closet has made the spring switch yet, these are pieces to start considering for spring break and the sunny weeks ahead!

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“The weekend is heeya! Ciaraaaa! This… beat… is…”

I swear to you that’s the first thing that popped in my head this morning. I have no idea why, all I know is I couldn’t not share. Ya feel?!

All early 2000s pop throwbacks aside, happy Friday friends! Let me just say, it has been the craziest week weather-wise. We’ve gone from mid 80s to blustery, lower 40s to thunderstorms to sunshine and everything in between. I’m crossing my fingers for sunny middle-ground today!

Brace yourself, because I found so many cute new arrivals this week. While I know not everyone’s closet has made the spring switch yet, these are pieces to start considering for spring break and the sunny weeks ahead! There are also so many items (including these amazing turquoise drops and these pretty pink sandals) that you can start incorporating into your looks now. I love that flexibility!

There were so many fun pieces, in fact, that I couldn’t fit them all into this collage. Click through the links below for a few other fun gems!

  • “it’s not like a regular sweater, it’s a cool sweater
  • loving the neckline on this striped, ruffled swimsuit
  • don’t miss out on this semi-annual sale
  • one of my favorite artists just released a new album (don’t judge me….)
  • the cutest sneakers around
  • gingham goodness
  • all this makes me think of is Lizzie McGuire and I kinda want it…
  • this collab between Lilly Pulitzer, Starbucks and S’Well bottles is so good (see mine here)
  • did you know you can shop my Instagrams without having to register for LiketoKnow.it? Just navigate to the “insta post” tab under “browse by,” click a photo and you’ll see all of the products!

I hope everyone has the best weekend! Anyone headed anywhere fun?

Love from Texas,

Kate

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white with leopard

I was inspired to put together this chic white ensemble after receiving this blousey off the shoulder top in the mail. It has such beautiful detailing, friends. The billowy sleeves are absolutely stunning. Since it’s so elegant in and of itself, I wanted to create an outfit around it that really spoke to that.

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TOP   white off the shoulder blouse   |   JEANS   white skinny jeans   |   EARRINGS   white tassel earrings   |   SHOES   leopard loafers   |   SUNNIES   classic black ray ban aviators   |   BAG   kate spade crossbody   |   EARRINGS   pearl studs   |   LIP COLOR   pink nouveau

White jeans before labor day is something that, to this day, a lot of people still can’t get on board with. So I have wonder what said people would think about this white-on-white-on-white look! *insert monkey covering eyes emoji* It’s no secret that I ditched that restrictive rule long ago. I say, wear what you want to wear! And in terms of white jeans in the winter, I completely encourage it! They look absolutely adorable with sweaters, scarves, boots, the whole nine yards.

I was inspired to put together this chic white ensemble after receiving this blousey off the shoulder top in the mail. It has such beautiful detailing, friends. The billowy sleeves are absolutely stunning. Since it’s so elegant in and of itself, I wanted to create an outfit around it that really spoke to that. Paired with leopard slip ons, white tassels, my favorite black handbag and classic black aviators, you have one effortless ensemble you can wear all throughout spring and summer that looks knockout!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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