vineyard vines sale

Vineyard Vines has an amazing sale going on right now, and this button down is included! Take 50% off of all sale styles with the code WHALE50… so good, y’all. Keep in mind, the code makes every purchase final sale!

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SHIRT   plaid cashmere button down   |   SCARF   red tassel scarf (sold out H&M, similar linked)   |   BOOTS   red hunter rainboots   |   JEANS   j.crew toothpick jeans   |   EARRINGS   pearl studs   |   BRACELET   david yurman bracelet

Do you remember the fabulous week I spent at the Greenbrier towards the beginning of December? Today, I’m so happy to share this look that was shot on our final morning there. It’s giving me all sorts of nostalgia… can I go back now?!

In packing up for this vacation, I made a point to bring along classic, beautiful, preppy pieces to perfectly complement our beautiful surroundings and the feel of The Greenbrier. My first stop? Vineyard Vines!

This cashmere button down was just the thing I was looking for… something cozy, classic and (of course) colorful! With it’s perfect fit and timeless plaid, this is one shirt I’ll have in my closet for years to come.

Vineyard Vines has an amazing sale going on right now, and this button-down is included! I’ve rounded up a few of my very favorite sale styles below. Happy shopping!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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monogrammed spring bags

It’s no secret that I’m a long-time fan (perhaps avid connoisseur is a better description?) of Barrington Gifts, and when I got a certain email yesterday, it was all I could do not to jump out of my chair in excitement!

It’s no secret that I’m a long-time fan (perhaps avid connoisseur is a better description?) of Barrington Gifts, and when I got a certain email yesterday, it was all I could do not to jump out of my chair in excitement!

You see, their pre-spring line has just been released and I am low-key obsessed. I’m loving the neutral palette, which you can accent with pops of color, for these final months of winter. They make for perfect transition pieces into the spring season ahead! The only problem? I’m having trouble deciding which pattern and monogram combination is my favorite!

You’ll find some of my favorite pieces below, all of which I had so much fun putting together on the customizable Barrington site. Take a look below and let me know which are your favorites!

Psst… don’t forget… you can simply click through on each image to shop.

I am counting down the days until springtime and this cute new collection is making me readier than ever for bluer skies and warmer weather! Who’s with me?!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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weekly recap no. 3

Ok, friends. I’ve got some BIG updates in this weekly recap video! You’ll see what I mean when you watch below… and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE so you never miss an upload!

Ok, friends. I’ve got some BIG updates in this weekly recap video! You’ll see what I mean when you watch below… and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE so you never miss an upload!

Can’t WAIT to get all caught up on y’alls lives! Be sure to leave a comment on the YouTube page with your update… I want to hear about the holidays, new years resolutions, anything and everything!

Adore y’all SO much.

Love from Texas,

Kate

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red scalloped valentine’s dress

Whether heading to a romantic dinner or celebrating with girlfriends, I always enjoy finding a perfectly festive frock for the occasion. Today, I’m thrilled to share this beauty that I found from Modcloth!

DRESS   red scalloped dress   |   EARRINGS   heart shaped statement earrings

Have you realized that we’re just a month away from Valentine’s Day?! Whether single or in a relationship, this day has always been one of my favorites to celebrate. Who doesn’t love love… or an excuse to eat chocolate and buy flowers, for that matter?

Whether heading to a romantic dinner or celebrating with girlfriends, I always enjoy finding a perfectly festive frock for the occasion. Today, I’m thrilled to share this beauty that I found from Modcloth!

It has everything I love in a party dress… an incredibly flattering fit, classic detailing (hello scalloped, off-the-shoulder neckline) and a jaw-dropping color. I also want to add that this dress is incredibly comfortable, and it has pockets!

For a finishing touch, I added these darling heart shaped statement earrings. They add the perfect bit of sparkle to the ensemble!

Y’all know that in the past few months, Modcloth has become one of my favorite destinations for adorable, unique pieces for every sort of look and occasion. You’ll find some of my favorite Valentine’s Day options below!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Thank you, Modcloth, for sponsoring this post.

Photography by Hilary Rattikin

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latest & greatest vol. 45

What. A. Week. A million packing boxes, countless trips to and from the store and four sleepless nights later, I’ve made it to Friday and into my new apartment. Praise, y’all, it’s a miracle! After the craziness of it all, I’m sitting here by the fire looking through the cutest…

What. A. Week. A million packing boxes, countless trips to and from the store and four sleepless nights later, I’ve made it to Friday and into my new apartment. Praise, y’all, it’s a miracle!

After the craziness of it all, I’m sitting here by the fire looking through the cutest new arrivals to hit the web this week while watching Grey’s Anatomy. Life is good, and I am so thankful things are starting to feel normal and settled again.

I must confess, ever since the holidays rolled around I’ve felt a bit overwhelmed and out of place. I really think the new year always comes at the perfect time… always when I’m needing a refresh button and a change of pace! Now that the move is behind me, I’m really starting to feel that newness and “fresh start” feeling sink in. I’m finally having some downtime to process 2017 and think and pray through the year ahead… who said resolutions have to start January 1st? (Anyone late to the game like I am?)

Speaking of fresh starts, my family is welcoming a new member (ruff ruff!) today… and I can’t WAIT to share with y’all! I’m giddy just thinking about it!

Love from Texas,

Kate

my living room tour

Drumroll, please… after months and months of planning, perfecting and procrastinating, it’s finally here… my living room tour! This was my first and very favorite space to decorate because I quite literally started from scratch. As a first-time decorator, I quickly learned that furnishing a room can get expensive. Quickly.…

Drumroll, please… after months and months of planning, perfecting and procrastinating, it’s finally here… my living room tour!

This was my first and very favorite space to decorate because I quite literally started from scratch. As a first-time decorator, I quickly learned that furnishing a room can get expensive. Quickly. So I had so much fun putting this together in a budget-friendly way! (We’re talking gold IKEA spray painted everything.)

I knew this is the one season in my life I’ll be living alone and in my own space, so I decided to go as girly glam as my heart desired. Pink rug? Why not! Gold faux longhorn mount? Sure!

All the Home Goods, Wisteria Outlet and IKEA trips finally paid off. I ended up loving the happy, girly, warm and bright feeling of this living room! It’s a lot, to be sure, but somehow it all works together.

As always, I’ve linked all of the similar pieces I could find above! If they’re unavailable, I’ll note that as well and link a similar product.

You’ll find specifics on how I decorated using different pieces below:

The Couch // I purchased the IKEA Ektorp couch for it’s classic, clean look and budget-friendly price tag. To freshen up the look, I removed the back cushions and replaced with large pillows! The two solid white pillows are also from IKEA. The pink pom pom pillows are from Home Goods, and my mother actually made the blue suzani pillow! (Yes, she’s amazing.)

Gallery Wall // After combing through Pinterest, I found the perfect solution to decorating above my sofa… a symmetrical series of gold, matted frames filled with my favorite Instagram photos. I purchased the frames from PictureFrames.com (size 16″ x 16″, click here for the exact style) and added matting from MatboardandMore.com (size 16″ x 16″ with 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ opening size). While it was a bit expensive to put it all together, the impact was well worth the price. Now that I’m in my new apartment, I plan on updating the photos and mounting again!

Gold Shelf // Calling all DIY lovers… we’ve got an IKEA hack on our hands! I purchased the glass Vittsjo shelf from Ikea, spray painted it gold and voila! A perfect statement piece for under $100.

Pink Rug // Finding a rug was easily the most challenging part of the entire decorating process. I must have ordered (and consequently returned) five different ones before landing on this beauty from Wayfair! Unfortunately, it’s sold out. :( But there are lots of gorgeous pink rugs out there still… take a look at this selection!

Longhorn Bust // Let me introduce one of my best friends, this gold-horned longhorn. Oh y’all, I love him! The Etsy shop I ordered him from has tons of cool animal mounts in a huge array of colors. Perfect decorative accent!

Ginger Jars // Adding in a variety of blue and white ginger jars gave this room the touch of timelessness it needed. No matter your style, I’d recommend them for any room! I purchased mine from Wisteria.

TV Console // Are y’all keying into the fact that I love Wisteria? I purchased this console from their warehouse sale, but just saw that it’s currently on sale for 60% off, making it $318 as opposed to $800!

Circular Mirror // This was one of my favorite HomeGoods finds to date. If you’re decorating on a budget, I recommend checking this spot out! It’s always a hit or miss, but when it’s a hit, it’s a good one. I can’t even count the number of times I visited HomeGoods while decorating!

***If there was something you’re interested in that I haven’t listed above, that’s because it’s unavailable. My apologies!

I am thrilled to say that as of last night, I am officially moved into my new apartment! And y’all… it’s dreamy. The fun thing about it is that all of my decor from my past apartment worked perfectly in this one, so I won’t have to buy too much! I am on the lookout for a dining table, though, and a few other things for here and there.

Thank you so much for your patience with this post! I had it scheduled for yesterday, but my WIFI ended up taking longer than expected to get all set up.

I can’t tell you how fun it is to finally share such a personal place with y’all. So many memories were made here, and I’ll always look back on this first one-bedroom apartment with so much love in my heart!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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