Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On No. 2

Happy first day of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale PUBLIC ACCESS, friends! I have a brand new YouTube Video for you in the works (I’ve literally been up all night trying to get it to upload… #Technology) that I can’t wait to share with you! I had hoped it would be up bright and…

Happy first day of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale PUBLIC ACCESS, friends! I have a brand new YouTube Video for you in the works (I’ve literally been up all night trying to get it to upload… #Technology) that I can’t wait to share with you!

I had hoped it would be up bright and early this morning, but as it’s been a little bit delayed, I thought I’d go ahead and share shots from my second Instagram Story Try On from last night! This is much like my first one I did here, but these were the items I ordered online after picking up the first round in-store. There was so much more available online than in-store, and I definitely took advantage of it!

Scroll below for all of the details, and be sure to check back often so you don’t miss the new YouTube video going live later today! In fact, you can subscribe to my channel HERE to be notified of when it posts.

Happy shopping!

Thermal Long Sleeve Tee | Grey Striped Lounge Pants (sized up to a Small instead of an XS for extra roominess)

Lilac Choker-Neck Tee (wearing size XS) | Rag & Bone Jeans | Sam Edelman Boots

Lush TopRag & Bone Jeans | Sam Edelman Boots

Kate Spade Watch | Gingham Shirt (not on sale) | Patagonia Vest (wearing size Small instead of XS) | Rag & Bone Jeans | Sam Edelman Boots

Patagonia Pullover | Rag & Bone Jeans | Sam Edelman Boots

Ruffle Sleeve Top | Hermes Belt (not on sale) | Rag & Bone Jeans | Sam Edelman Boots

Off the Shoulder Light Sweater | Rag & Bone Jeans | Sam Edelman Boots

Cream Chunky Knit Sweater | Rag & Bone Jeans | Sam Edelman Boots

Love from Texas,

Kate

 

nordstrom anniversary sale 2017 | best beauty finds

In celebration of the big day, I wanted to share a special blog post… my favorite beauty buys of the Nordstrom sale! These finds are perfect for the girl who’s interested in skincare and beauty, but wouldn’t call herself a seasoned pro. I can’t wait to show you what I got!

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nordstrom anniversary sale 2017 best beauty

Happy Thursday, friends! Did you know that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 goes live to the public tomorrow?! At 2am CST, to be exact! (And the crowd goes wild!!!)

For those of you who don’t have a Nordstrom card, it’s game time. You’ve seen all the goods, now it’s time to pounce on what you’ve gotta have! And for all you Nordstrom card holders, make sure that you snatched up everything you wanted from the sale. Tomorrow morning, things are going to sell out like hot cakes!

In celebration of the big day, I wanted to share a special blog post… my favorite beauty buys of the Nordstrom sale! I don’t create a ton of beauty content here on Lonestar Southern, and that’s mainly because I don’t consider myself an expert by any means. I stick to the same makeup routine day after day, and if you ask me to do a dramatic smokey eye I will 100% come out looking like a raccoon.

But, I feel like a lot of us are like that, right? We are super interested in skin care and beauty, but not seasoned pros. And so if you fall into that camp, today’s post is for you! I scooped up four amazing beauty buys from the sale this year, that are perfect for the novice-but-interested beauty guru.

I can’t wait to show you what I got! Let’s get started!

neuLASH Serum

I couldn’t even count on two hands the number of bloggers I follow who swear by this product. Over the past year, I’ve used the Rodan & Fields Lash Boost with  great results, so I know these serums definitely work!

I was enticed by the sale price to try the neuLASH formula, however, since two serums are included at an incredible rate. I’m excited to try and see which I like better! With a ton of amazing reviews on this page, I don’t think I’m going to be disappointed.

Makeup Eraser Duo

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About two years ago, my old college roommate (love you CA!) introduced me to this magical little cloth, the Makeup Eraser! I know it sounds too good to be true, but it does exactly what it says it does… removes your makeup with nothing more than warm water! And we’re talking all sorts of makeup. Even waterproof!

The reason I was so excited to find this in the sale is because I’ve personally tried and used this product, and am tell you that it works.

Plus, this $20 tool saves you so much on traditional makeup remover wipes! I was a Neutrogena makeup remover wipe girl for forever, but between the harsh chemical feeling and how much rubbing it took to remove the makeup, I started to really hate the discomfort they’d cause my skin. This cloth, on the other hand, is so very soft and gentle. Just toss it in the washer and dryer every couple of days, and you’re good!

P.S. Not only is this a great buy for you, it would make a darling stocking stuffer.

Bobbi Brown ‘On Trend Eyes & Cheek Collection’

As a self-professed beauty novice, I’m not one for dropping a ton of money on products I won’t get wear out of every single day. And that’s why I am so excited that this Bobbi On Trend Eyes & Cheek Collection is included in the sale!

For starters, it has both an eye palette and a cheek palette – amazing for saving space and money on makeup products! In fact, the cheek palette includes blush, bronzer and highlight shades!

Secondly, both the eye shadow palette and the cheek palette shades are non-fussy, versatile, and easy to wear day-to-night. The entire left column is perfect for a natural, easy every-day look, and I’ve already had so much fun experimenting with the darker shades for a little crease action.

I’ve always been a huge fan of Bobbi Brown for her approach to makeup… “Makeup should enhance the natural colors you see in your face.” That’s exactly what this palette gives you… a natural, enhanced look. Can’t recommend it enough!

GloPRO® Microneedling Regeneration Tool

Apparently I’m late to the party on this little tool… the GloPRO! I began hearing buzz about it around a month ago, and have been curiously doing research ever since. If you are wondering “What on earth does this crazy looking thing do?” let me share a little blurb!

“As the surgical stainless-steel microneedles pass over your skin, the rejuvenation process begins immediately as your cells respond to thousands of imperceptible microchannels by creating new collagen and restoring skin’s volume.”

This painless, elegant tool stimulates collagen production in your skin, leading to a firmer, more luminescent complexion. Even though I’m still in my early 20s, I love finding new ways to take care of my skin since it’s the only one I’ve got! I’ve heard amazing things about the GloPRO, and used it for the first time last night. I can’t wait to keep y’all updated on my experience with it! To read a ton of reviews, scroll down on this page!

There you have it, friends! If you’ve used any of the products above, please let me know in the comments below! I always love reading y’alls input, especially on beauty find like this! Be sure to check my Instagram Story later this evening, as I’ll be doing a second Nordstrom Anniversary Sale try on in honor of the sale going public tomorrow! Who’s excited?

Love from Texas,

Kate

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kiel james patrick dress

Earlier this year, the Kiel James Patrick team released apparel for women, and it’s everything my classic, preppy dreams are made of. Think timeless button down silhouettes, gingham, and scalloped hems. Each detail is carefully thought of and made right here in the USA.

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DRESS   jamestown picnic gingham dress c/o (wearing size XS)   |   BAG   straw circle crossbody (old J.Crew, similar linked)   |   SHOES   tan ankle strap wedges (old H&M, similar linked)   |   EARRINGS   pearl studs   |   BRACELET   david yurman bracelet

If there’s one Instagram account I’ve stalked followed since the early, early days of Lonestar Southern, it’s @SarahKJP. I have a hunch that most of you reading this are already well acquainted  with the New Englander’s chic sense for classic, preppy style, but if not drop what you’re doing and see for yourself here!

She, along with her husband Kiel, embody that timeless, east coast lifestyle. Each photo and post they put together is a peek into a way of life that this Texas girl can’t help but dream about!

Earlier this year, the Kiel James Patrick team released apparel for women, and it’s everything my classic, preppy dreams are made of. Think timeless button down silhouettes, gingham, and scalloped hems. Each detail is carefully thought of and made right here in the USA.

The Kiel James Patrick team was kind enough to send over their hunter green Jamestown Picnic gingham button down dress, and it’s safe to say I’m in love. This is a piece that will not only be in my closet for years thanks to its timeless style and gorgeous quality, but one I can wear cross-seasonally as well!

During these summer months, I’ve paired it with sandals or wedges and my favorite straw bag. I plan on switching those out for riding boots or ballet flats for fall, and topping it with a favorite cardigan or blazer.

This dress is also offered in a navy gingham, a blue and white stripe, and a solid white and solid blue. I’m dying for a second, but can’t decide which to choose! Now it’s time to eagerly await their fall/winter line… I have a hunch it’s going to be perfection.

Love from Texas,

Kate

P.S. A note on fitting: I ordered an XS, and had it hemmed up a few inches. Hope this helps!

Photography by Angie Garcia

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nordstrom anniversary sale 2017 // best home decor

While I’ve been an avid shopper of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for over four years now, I’ve never really taken an interest into the home department section until now! Correct me if I’m wrong… but I don’t even think this department was offered in the sale in years past. Over…

While I’ve been an avid shopper of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for over four years now, I’ve never really taken an interest into the home department section until now! Correct me if I’m wrong… but I don’t even think this department was offered in the sale in years past. Over the past couple of years, however, Nordstrom has definitely been building up their selection of home goods. And let me tell you what, it’s time to get excited because this year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 home decor selection is not to be missed!

Whether you’re furnishing a dorm room, an apartment or a home, I can promise you you’re going to be as wow’d by this year’s sale goodies as I am! You’ll find huge discounts on investment pieces like rugs and furniture, as well as sizable steals on lower-ticket items like decorative pillows and wall art.

I’m especially smitten with this gorgeous pink rug… have you ever seen anything so vibrant? When I moved into my first apartment over a year ago, I searched for months for a pink rug. Once I finally found the perfect piece (and bit the bullet on the higher price point) it pulled my entire space together. I’ve learned that investing in a few quality, highly visible pieces for your dorm/apartment/home is well worth the amount of personality and sense of “home” it brings to your space!

If you’re already set on all of the big stufff, you’ll love this year’s selection of wall art! For all of you fashion lovers, you’re going to love the Oliver Gal line of canvas prints. Nordstrom also has a great selection of gallery wall prints that take the guess-work (and tireless shopping!) out of putting your own gallery wall together.

I had so much fun putting this roundup together since everything was so darling! Definitely feeling inspired to add a few new touches to my apartment. Don’t forget, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 opens to the public on Friday, and the good news is that the home department hasn’t started selling out yet!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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an evening on nantucket

Combined with its timeless shift silhouette and gorgeous seersucker fabric, this dress is the preppy frock of my dreams, and was perfect for an evening celebrating on gorgeous Nantucket with the Southern Tide team.

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DRESS   Belmont Seersucker Dress c/o (wearing size 0)   |   SHOES   White Espadrille Wedges   |   EARRINGS   Pearl Studs   |   CLUTCH   Woven Clutch (old, similar linked)   |   BRACELET   David Yurman Bracelet

This past Saturday night on Nantucket (fun fact – the locals say “on Nantucket” instead of “in”) was one I’ll never forget. After an incredible day sailing with the Southern Tide team, it was off to a party at one of the cutest stores in town, Shift, followed by an outdoor dinner at a local favorite, Millie’s. Can I go back and do it all over again?

In prepping for this trip, I knew I’d want a dress for the evening that was perfectly classic and timeless… something to perfectly reflect the ageless charm of Nantucket. After shopping around Southern Tide, I was floored to find so many gorgeous dresses in their women’s line!

For years I’ve known Southern Tide as a go-to destination for southern t-shirts, fun croakies and other accessories, but hadn’t realized just how lovely their women’s collection was. From seersucker to scallops, that classic southern charm that I love so much is sewn into each piece, I’m also here to tell you that the quality is absolutely beautiful. Exhibit A? The Belmont Seersucker Dress I selected for the night!

I had the hardest time choosing between this Belmont Seersucker dress, the Charleston Wavy Scallop dress and the Nautical Stripe dress (on sale!), but finally settled on the first for its gorgeous low back. Doesn’t it make for the most lovely, unexpected touch? Combined with its timeless shift silhouette (I’m wearing a size 0) and gorgeous seersucker fabric, it’s the preppy frock of my dreams, and was perfect for an evening celebrating on gorgeous Nantucket with the Southern Tide team.

Because of its classic, feminine style, this dress is one I’ll have in my closet for years to come. You know those pieces of clothing you own that remind you of a certain special moment you experienced in them? This dress will always remind me of Nantucket, and the gorgeous three days I spent there!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Photography by Danielle Sabol

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my first night in nantucket

Friends! Good morning from Nantucket! Did I just say that? I’m sitting in bed at the cutest room I’ve ever seen at The Roberts Collection, and can’t believe I’m really here. And with Southern Tide, a brand I’ve loved for so long, no less! Someone pinch me! (For quite the throwback, see this post I did on my dad wearing Southern tide a few years back.)

   

SKIRT   gingham mini skirt   |   SHIRT   ruffle sleeve top (on sale!)    |   CLUTCH   raffia clutch   |   EARRINGS   pearl studs   |   SANDALS   ancient greek sandals

Friends! Good morning from Nantucket! Did I just say that? I’m sitting in bed at the cutest room I’ve ever seen at The Roberts Collection, and can’t believe I’m really here. And with Southern Tide, a brand that’s been a part of my life for years, no less! Someone pinch me! (For quite the throwback, see this post I did on my dad wearing Southern tide a few years back.)

Before setting off this morning on a full day of festivities, I thought I’d check in and give y’all a brief recap on my first night in Nantucket. Don’t worry. I’ll be posting much more about this gorgeous town, but wanted to give you a taste for the wonderful evening we had first!

After “freshening up” from a long day of travel (i.e. running around my room like a madwoman trying to get ready on time #stressful) I joined the Southern Tide team, along with friends from OCEARCH and Shift at a welcome party at Cisco Brewers. We all gathered to celebrate the partnership kickoff between Southern Tide and OCEARCH, a recognized world leader in generating critical scientific data related to tracking and biological studies of keystone marine species such as great white sand tiger sharks. (How’s that for an impressive one-liner?) And let me tell y’all… I couldn’t have imagined a better place for a party!

Between the frozen rosé, fresh oysters, lobster rolls and friend shrimp, not to mention locals (and their dogs!) milling about and enjoying the cool evening, it was an unbelievable introduction to the gorgeous town, taste and culture of Nantucket. We had the opportunity to hear from Southern Tide CEO Chris Heyn and OCEARCH Founding Chariman Chris Fischer about their excitement surrounding the partnership, and it’s clear the match is a perfect one.

It’s safe to say if the evening was any indication of the of the weekend, this trip is going to be one for the books! And as always, I can’t wait to take you along with me!

Time to sign off… the team just dropped by coffee and the cutest breakfast box, so it’s time to get ready for our sailing expedition!

Love from Nantucket,

Kate

P.S. You’ll spot the darling Ali and Mackenzie above… be sure to check out their blogs for amazing Nantucket imagery!

P.P.S. The vest, blue sweater, bell sleeve sweater and suede mini skirt from yesterday’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 post are now online! I’m relinking the imagery and details below, for those of you who have asked. Thank y’all so much for the amazing feedback on this post! I had so much fun putting it together, and am so happy it was helpful!

VEST   Love Token Woven Fur Vest ($79 during sale, $128 after sale // wearing XS)   |   SWEATER   Beige Bell Sleeved Sweater ($38 during sale, $59 after)   |   SANDALS   Tory Burch Bryce Sandals($149 during sale, $228 after // runs true to size)   |   JEANS   White Skinny Jeans (not included in sale) SWEATER   Blue Open Neck Sweater ($39 during sale, $59 after // wearing XS)  |  SANDALS   Tory Burch Bryce Sandals ($149 during sale, $228 after // runs true to size)   |   JEANS   White Skinny Jeans (not included in sale) TOP   ASTR Ruffle Sleeve Choker Top ($42 during sale, $65 after // wearing XS)   |   SKIRT   Suede Mini Skirt (wearing size 25, returning for a 24)   |   EARRINGS   Baublebar Drop Earrings ($33 during sale, $48 after)   |   BOOTS   Sam Edelman Camellia Tall Boot ($149 during sale, $225 after // runs true to size)

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