is shein legit | haul and review video

Happy Friday, friends! Whew, what a week it’s been! I want to apologize for my site crashing on Wednesday. It was a long night and following morning of getting everything sorted out, but I’m thrilled that we are back in action! In celebration, I thought I’d share a new video…

Happy Friday, friends! Whew, what a week it’s been! I want to apologize for my site crashing on Wednesday. It was a long night and following morning of getting everything sorted out, but I’m thrilled that we are back in action!

In celebration, I thought I’d share a new video with y’all today! I’ve been wary of SheIn for a while, and decided to do an experiment to see if it was legitimate or not. I hope this experience informs you if you’ve been wondering the same thing!

Click through to watch the video on YouTube, where you’ll be able to click the “show more” tab for all of the links to the pieces I feature in this video!

I’m in Denver visiting the cowboy for our one year (!!!) and today we’re going skiing! I haven’t been in 10 years… so wish me luck! :)

Love from Texas,

Kate

ruffled white maxi dress

If you only could have heard my reasoning for finally adding this gorgeous white maxi to my cart. I went so far as to tell myself that “One day when I get married I’ll wear it to one of my bridal showers!” New low, my friends, new low. But I hope you see why I just couldn’t say no.

DRESS   white ruffled maxi dress   |   SHOES   braided sandals   |   BRACELET   gold link bracelet c/o   |   TOTE   raffia stripe tote   |   EARRINGS   pearl studs

When it comes to shopping, I’m all about the deal. I’m a frequent Forever21, H&M and Target shopper, and find a little too much joy in scouting out low-priced boutiques all around in Dallas. (Video on one of my favorite spots is coming soon!) But you know how it goes… every once in a while, you come across a piece that doesn’t quite… fit in the budget, if you know what I mean. But you fall in love, and you can’t stop thinking about it, and you pull the trigger with the “treat yoself” mantra ringing in the back of your head.

That, my friends, is the story of this dress.

A little on the expensive side, but so incredibly good.

If you only could have heard my reasoning for finally adding this gorgeous white maxi to my cart. I went so far as to tell myself that “One day when I get married I’ll wear it to one of my bridal showers!” New low, my friends, new low. But I hope you see why I just couldn’t say no. This dress is unlike the so many I see on a daily basis… the fabric has the most billowy, luxurious feel in the creamiest of whites. The tie-around waistline, the subtle side cuts, the elegant ruffled hemline along the shoulders and hem… all simply too much for me to resist.

Now that it’s mine, I need your help in brainstorming destinations to wear this beauty so that I can fully justify it. They say it takes a village, right? Ready, set, go!

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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pink ruffle off the shoulder top

As of yesterday, it’s “officially” spring! You might as well count that as an international holiday in my book… I love the official switch away from winter. The longer, sunnier days, all of the blooming, the warm weather, I love every. single. thing. about spring! And yes, I’ve been dressing for it for a month now, but it’s fun to finally feel justified in my outfit choices (aka white jeans every day) instead of crazy. Ya feel? :)

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TOP   pink ruffle off the shoulder top c/o   |   SHOES   ankle strap suede wedges   |   EARRINGS   pink tassel earrings c/o   |   JEANS   white skinny jeans   |   BRACELET   gold link bracelet c/o   |   CLUTCH   tory burch clutch

As of yesterday, it’s “officially” spring! You might as well count that as an international holiday in my book… I love the official switch away from winter. The longer, sunnier days, all of the blooming, the warm weather, I love every. single. thing. about spring! And yes, I’ve been dressing for it for a month now, but it’s fun to finally feel justified in my outfit choices (aka white jeans every day) instead of crazy. Ya feel? :)

This lovely pink ruffle off the shoulder top has to be one of the most quintessentially “spring” pieces I’ve ever come across, and because of that, I found it perfectly fitting for our first post of the new season! Off the shoulder pieces are a dime a dozen these days, so I look for pieces that have that extra special something. This top has that and then some! The ruffled neckline is nothing short of elegant while the color and cut keep it fun. I packed this up for Mexico last week and know it has quite a few wears ahead.

Wishing everyone a fabulous start to spring!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Photography by Angie Garcia

This post is sponsored by Goodnight Macaroon.

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new video | spring break with lilly pulitzer

Friends, friends, friends! I did it! Hooray! High five! I finallyyy uploaded a new video and wow am I excited about it. You may remember that a little over a week ago, I got to take the trip of a lifetime with Lilly Pulitzer in celebration of their new Spring Break Sunseekers…

Friends, friends, friends! I did it! Hooray! High five! I finallyyy uploaded a new video and wow am I excited about it.

You may remember that a little over a week ago, I got to take the trip of a lifetime with Lilly Pulitzer in celebration of their new Spring Break Sunseekers line! This collection is specifically created for the college girl on spring break, complete with shorter hemlines, comfortable, easy fabrics, you get the idea. And y’all… it is gooood.

Basically, I got to experience the most amazing mini spring break wearing pieces from the Sunseekers line with the cutest friends Danielle Carolan, Griffin Arnlund and Lauren Taylor.

And TODAY I’m bringing you my “behind the scenes” vlog video! And in perfect timing, as the huge “Lunch with Lilly” promotion happens today! (And today only!) You do not want to miss it, friends, because there are some amazing gifts with purchase. (Including a Society Social bar cart!) Check out all of the details here!

Anyways, click below to watch and be sure to click “subscribe” to stay up to date on my channel and new uploads! And after you finish the video, scroll down to see my Instagrams from the trip.

silk robe

off the shoulder top   |   printed shorts   |   lace up sandals

printed romper   |   lace up sandals   |   large choker   |   small choker

two piece set

linen embroidered tunic   |   white skort   |   sandals   |   wicker tote   |   pearl studs

Happy Saturday, friends! Have a BEAUTIFUL weekend.

Love from Texas,

Kate

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latest & greatest vol. 25

Today marks our 25th “Latest & Greatest” post, friends! How about that for a start to the weekend! I had so much fun looking back to the very first of these I ever put together… almost a year ago now! Crazy how time flies. This weekly tradition has quickly become one of my favorite parts of Lonestar Southern. I so hope y’all have enjoyed it as well!

Today marks our 25th “Latest & Greatest” post, friends! How about that for a start to the weekend! I had so much fun looking back to the very first of these I ever put together… almost a year ago now! Crazy how time flies. This weekly tradition has quickly become one of my favorite parts of Lonestar Southern. I so hope y’all have enjoyed it as well!

I finally landed back in Dallas after a week and a half spent out-of-town, and so finally sitting down to comb through all the new arrivals I had missed was so fun. How amazing is this blue romper? I’m afraid if I get it, I’ll never take it off. And I’m crushing hard on these white tassel earrings!

My favorite new arrival of all, however, has to be Lilly Pulitzer’s Spring Break Sunseekers collection. (The romper at the bottom left of the roundup is part of it!) I got to live in the line for a couple of days at Palm Beach (video of my experience coming soon!) and can’t tell y’all how young, comfortable and fun this collection is! Click here to see all of the cute styles.

Here are a few other new arrivals I’m loving:

Needless to say, I am wiped out (in the best way) after back to back travel! I’m looking forward to resting up and getting organized this weekend, along with hanging out with my sister before she heads back to college! We’ve both agreed that a movie night involving the new Beauty and the Beast is a MUST. Who else is excited to see it?!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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pink tassel cover up

Swimsuit season is here! And while I love the hunt for unique, colorful and splash-worthy suits, I find the coverup hunt just as fun! When shopping for last week’s trip to Palm Beach, I knew I wanted something easy I could throw on to head down to the pool in that had plenty of color and personality. This cutie was perfect!

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COVERUP   pink tassel coverup   |   TOTE   cork tassel tote (reversible!) |   SHOES   ancient greek sandals   |   SWIMSUIT   scalloped one piece (seen here)

Swimsuit season is here! And while I love the hunt for unique, colorful and splash-worthy suits, I find the coverup hunt just as fun! When shopping for last week’s trip to Palm Beach, I knew I wanted something easy I could throw on to head down to the pool in that had plenty of color and personality. (If there’s one thing I learned about Palm Beach during my time there, it’s that color is a requirement!)

I knew I had hit the jackpot when I came across this pink tassel cover up. Everything about it… the colorful embroidery, the pink tassels, the flowy fit… yes, please! I was initially hoping I could wear this as a dress as well, but unfortunately it’s a little too sheer for that. Perfect for the pool, though!

I also wanted to point out that while it looks like it, this coverup doesn’t have a high neckline. The photos just make it appear that way because of the scalloped one piece I was wearing underneath, which you can find in this post from last week!

You’re halfway through the week, friend! Happy Wednesday!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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