gingham off the shoulder top

If I could dream up the perfect, quintessential “Southern belle” blouse, this gingham off the shoulder beauty, my friends, would be it. I mean, really… have you ever seen something so charming?! Get me to a front porch swin

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TOP   gingham off the shoulder top c/o   |   SHOES   off white wedges   |   EARRINGS   white crispin drops c/o   |   TOTE   straw tote   |   JEANS   j.crew white jeans

If I could dream up the perfect, quintessential “Southern belle” blouse, this gingham off the shoulder beauty, my friends, would be it. I mean, really… have you ever seen something so charming?! Get me to a front porch swing asap!

Not only does it come in this sweet coral hue, but you’ll find it in pink gingham and blue seersucker as well. This Riley Ruffle top has stolen my heart, and I’m looking forward to wearing it out at baseball games, seaside vacations, dinners with friends and ranch weekends all spring and summer long!

When it comes to wardrobe choices, I must confess I feel happiest in pieces that are sugar-sweet and full of femininity. That essence is something Lauren James captures so well, so I’m thrilled to be introducing you to the line for the first time on Lonestar Southern today! From gingham swimwear to scalloped sundresses, you’ll find a spoon full of Southern charm in each design and call me crazy, but something tells me you’re going to love it just as much as I do.

Love from Texas,

Kate

Thank you, Lauren James, for sponsoring this post!

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tassel matching set

I’m a huge fan of matching sets (when they’re done well, that is) because you’re, in essence, purchasing three outfits at once. Take this set for example… I plan on wearing this black top with white jeans and wedges this spring, the shorts with a white tank for a trip I’m going on soon, and the two together for a fun girls night!

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TOP   black tassel off shoulder blouse (wearing size S)   |   SHORTS   black tassel shorts (wearing size S)   | SHOES   white espadrille wedges   |   CLUTCH   embroidered tassel clutch   

All in favor of dubbing this matching tassel set the official fiesta uniform? Me, me, me! It was so cheery, happy and fun, and not to mention at a great price point, that I simply couldn’t help myself. I had to snatch it up!

I’m a huge fan of matching sets (when they’re done well, that is) because you’re, in essence, purchasing three outfits at once. Take this set for example… I plan on wearing this black top with white jeans and wedges this spring, the shorts with a white tank for a trip I’m going on soon, and the two together for a fun girls night!

Finally, y’all, I have a confession. I love this shirt so much that I also bought it in white, which I Instagrammed here! I can’t wait for my kids to one day go through my photos and go “Mooomm…. why did you always have tassels on everything?”

That’s when I know I’ll have done it right. :)

Love from Texas,

Kate

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Pink Pom Poms

Give me all the pom poms! These are on sale for $22.

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Turquoise

I love accessorizing in turquoise in summer months!

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ruffle cold shoulder top with express

Do you know what I love? Those few minutes after you’ve ordered an Uber to meet up with friends or head somewhere fun. For a brief moment, I love taking that chance to unplug from my phone and appreciate the anticipation of what lies ahead! In the instant gratification scene we…

Do you know what I love? Those few minutes after you’ve ordered an Uber to meet up with friends or head somewhere fun. For a brief moment, I love taking that chance to unplug from my phone and appreciate the anticipation of what lies ahead! In the instant gratification scene we live in, that feeling having to actually wait for something exciting is one I adore and don’t find in too many other scenarios. Today, I’m thrilled to be partnering with Express in sharing how their pieces fit in perfectly with those moments in my life, from heading to dinner with friends to weddings and date nights!

I scooped up this adorable ruffle sleeve cold shoulder top for those outings – ones spent with friends at a favorite, go-to spot (we love afternoons at The Rustic) or exploring new places around Dallas. If y’all have followed along with me for a while, you know that I love mixing chic, classic pieces in with well-curated trends and a pop of fun. That feel is one I immediately saw in this top, and I’m always able to find at Express, whether I’m searching for something for Friday nights out, summer weddings (this maxi) or for my favorite warm weather activity, outdoor concerts! (Which this smocked romper would be perfect for.)

TOP   cold shoulder ruffle sweater   |   JEANS   mid rise dark wash jeans   |   SHOES   nude wedges   |   BAG   nude crossbody

Also, can we talk about how cute these nude wedges are? I’m smitten with the faux snake detailing, which gives the versatile silhouette a super chic twist, and know I’ll be wearing these all spring and summer long.

Isn’t finding a line that just gets you the best? I love how Express seamlessly fits in with my life and my dress code, and encourage you to check out their cute new arrivals here to see how it fits in with yours!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Thank you, Express, for sponsoring this post!

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latest & greatest no. 27

As is our Friday tradition, I’m kicking the weekend off with a roundup of the cutest new arrivals I’ve seen on the web this week. I love the bright, colorful pallet this roundup took on. So happy! Just click directly on the images to shop.

Hello, hello, hello friends and happy Friday! I’m going to give you a heads up… today’s post is going to be rather succinct. It’s currently 12:30am and I’m supposed to leave for the airport in 4.5 hours. Have I packed yet? Of course not! I’m heading to Denver to visit the cowboy and can’t wait!

As is our Friday tradition, I’m kicking the weekend off with a roundup of the cutest new arrivals I’ve seen on the web this week. I love the bright, colorful pallet this roundup took on. So happy! Just click directly on the images to shop.

Don’t forget, I uploaded a new YouTube video! Check out yesterday’s post if you haven’t seen it yet.

Ok, friends. Signing off to hopefully get some shuteye before my flight! Adore you all!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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march favorites | new video

Three cheers for Thursday… we’re one day closet to the weekend and I’ve got a new YouTube video up! Hip, hip, hooray! I was looking through my channel (have you subscribed yet?) and realized that the last favorites video I’d done was in, wait for it… November. How. On. Earth. Safe to say, this…

Three cheers for Thursday… we’re one day closet to the weekend and I’ve got a new YouTube video up! Hip, hip, hooray!

I was looking through my channel (have you subscribed yet?) and realized that the last favorites video I’d done was in, wait for it… November. How. On. Earth. Safe to say, this is long over due (and extra delayed due to all the traveling I’ve been doing lately) but I’m so happy to share my March favorites with you! If you’d like to shop any of the items in the video, be sure to click through to YouTube and then click the “show more” tab beneath the video.

I’d love to know if there are any “specific” favorites you’d like to start seeing in these videos. Favorite song of the month? Favorite beauty product? You’ll notice I added a little something new at the end, and I hope you’re encouraged by it!

Thanks for watching!

Love from Texas,

Kate

smocked off the shoulder top

Oh y’all. This top. I have to say, it’s a breath of fresh air in the off-the-shoulder-everything world we’ve been living in! (Not complaining, but I’m quickly running out of justifications for adding another to my closet..) Everything about this top, from the smocked neckline and ruffled hem to the under $100 price tag make it such a standout, and one of my favorite pieces of the season!

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TOP   smocked off the shoulder top (also comes in light blue!)   |   BAG   tory burch tassel crossbody   |   SHOES   white platform wedges   |   JEANS   white skinny jeans

Oh y’all. This top. I have to say, it’s a breath of fresh air in the off-the-shoulder-everything world we’ve been living in! (Not complaining, but I’m quickly running out of justifications for adding another to my closet..) Everything about this top, from the smocked neckline and ruffled hem to the under $100 price tag make it such a standout, and one of my favorite pieces of the season!

I’m thrilled to debut it with my newest bag purchase… this tassel tory burch crossbody! I’ve been on the hunt for a new tan crossbody (I wear them relentlessly) for a while now, and the second I came across this beauty, with it’s braided strap and tassel zipper, I was sold! I’ve been wearing it non-stop ever since, and have to say it has been the perfect complement to everything I’ve had on. Don’t you love when you don’t have to think twice about your bag since it’s so versatile? This is one of those, and then some!

I’m working hard today to get a new YouTube video up for y’all tomorrow and I’m so excited  about it… be sure to check back in the morning to see!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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