our weekend in carmel, california

I had all of the best intentions to document the trip, but ended up soaking in every second instead of uploading… and it was the best decision! Even though the travel to and from was grueling (about 12 hours each way when all is said and done) I’m kicking off this week so refreshed after a weekend away with my hubby and some of our favorite friends. Now, for the recap!

This weekend, one of Andrew’s best friends (and groomsmen!) got married in the most beautiful setting you could dream of… Carmel, California!

Andrew was able to take Friday off (praise!) so we jumped on a plane at 5am and headed to the West Coast for our first trip (besides the honeymoon) as a “married couple.” It all still feels so new, and this “first” as newlyweds was the most amazing adventure! :)

I had all of the best intentions to document the trip, but ended up soaking in every second instead of uploading… and it was the best decision! Even though the travel to and from was grueling (about 12 hours each way when all is said and done) I’m kicking off this week so refreshed after a weekend away with my hubby and some of our favorite friends. Now, for the recap!

 

friday morning

 

CARDIGAN barefoot dreams cardigan (wearing size S/M) | HEADBAND white knot headband | TOP splendid white tee (Worth the money! I’ve owned it for two years and just replaced with a new one) | SUNGLASSES round rayban sunglasses | JEANS good american skinny jeans | SHOES white sneakers | EARRINGS cz studs (on sale!)

As you could imagine, getting from a college town in Florida to the opposite end of the country is not for the faint of heart! I ended up pulling an all-nighter Thursday night finishing my #NSale public access post, and after 30 minutes of hectic packing at 3am, we left for the airport at 3:30am for our 5am connection to Charlotte. Whew!

Our journey started off on a high note (pun intended) when we got upgraded to… wait for it… first class! (Can you tell this is not our usual method of travel?) Gainesville airport, you’re not too bad after all. :)

Two flights, a couple meager airplane naps and a full bag of Trader Joe’s Scandinavian Swimmers later, we landed in San Fransisco! I had surprised Andrew by renting a mustang convertible for the 2-hour drive to Carmel. Let’s just say we had too much fun driving with the top down blasting every “California” song we could think of!

I ended up wearing this cozy cardigan I purchased from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for the journey, and it was a lifesaver! It kept me warm on the cold flights, acted as a blanket when I tried to catch a few minutes of mid-flight sleep, and was just the thing I needed when our drive turned from clear and sunny to drizzly and cold in the blink of an eye. The actual town of Carmel-by-the-Sea was cool and breezy, and I was so thankful to have something soft to cozy up in!

 

friday afternoon

 

CARDIGAN barefoot dreams cardigan (wearing size S/M) | HEADBAND white knot headband | TOP splendid white tee (Worth the money! I’ve owned it for two years and just replaced with a new one) | SUNGLASSES round rayban sunglasses | JEANS good american skinny jeans | SHOES white sneakers | EARRINGS cz studs (on sale!) | TOTE tory burch everly tote

When we finally made it to Carmel, our internal clocks were all messed up and we were in dire need of two things: coffee and a burger! Weird combination, I know, but I was desperate for something substantial. So many of y’all recommended Katy’s Place, and we were lucky enough to slip in about 30 minutes before they closed!

Oh y’all, absolutely delicious! I had a burger, Andrew had eggs benedict, and after 15 minutes of ravenous eating, we felt like brand new people. I’m laughing so hard over the photos above… can you tell how exhausted we are from our expressions? Definitely check out this casual spot if you’re ever in the area!

After getting our fill of fresh, cool air and comfort food, we headed out to Carmel Valley and checked into our home for the weekend, Stonepine Estate. Funnily enough, I was actually at Stonepine this time last year for the wedding of one of my best friends and bridesmaids! You can read all about that weekend here!

Ever since that wedding, I’ve been dying to come back to this special place. It’s tucked away and breathtakingly gorgeous… and almost makes you feel like you’re in Italy! Andrew and I got a room in the Paddock House which is right next to the stables. I could hear the horses whinnying as I got ready for the rehearsal dinner! Such a dream.

 

rehearsal dinner

 

DRESS black wrap minidress (wearing an XS) | WRAP cashmere scarf (folded into a triangle and worn as a wrap) | EARRINGS lonestar southern x lisi lerch bridal collection mimi earrings | SHOES nude ankle strap heels | SUNGLASSES round rayban sunglasses | BAG faux leather satchel (under $30!)

After freshening up, Andrew and I headed back into Carmel-by-the-Sea for the rehearsal dinner! It was such a beautiful evening at the most romantic little French spot, Porta Bella. I wish we had had more time to explore the town that night, but after the long day of travel, no sleep the night before and a morning wedding on the horizon, we decided to head straight to bed!

I loved wearing this dress and cashmere wrap (both Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases) for the rehearsal dinner. The dress is stretchy, soft, lightweight and a perfect piece for packing up on a trip. I didn’t even have to steam it! And let’s just say this wrap stayed on my person throughout the entire trip. It got so chilly at night! (Neither Andrew nor I were complaining though!)

 

morning wedding

 

DRESS pale green midi dress (wearing size US 2) | EARRINGS lonestar southern x lisi lerch bridal collection madeley earrings | CLUTCH straw clutch (sold out, similar linked) | SHOES nude ankle strap heels

I’ve never attended a morning wedding before, but they may be my new favorite thing. The grounds made the most unbelievable backdrop for the intimate ceremony, and the bride was nothing short of an absolute vision! My favorite detail was the congregation singing “Morning Has Broken” during the ceremony. Call me sappy, but it gave me chills to sing it while sitting in the glistening morning light.

Mine is the sunlight
Mine is the morning
Born of the one light Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise ev’ry morning
God’s recreation of the new day

Those lyrics have been on replay in my heart ever since. If you have Spotify and would like to listen to the beautiful melody, click here.

After iced coffee and hot tea on the lawn, we were seated in a beautiful garden on the estate for the reception. Turns out a beautiful meal, champagne and mimosas, and being surrounded by some of your closest friends makes for a pretty unforgettable afternoon!

I wish I had taken more photos of the day, but hopefully the few we snapped above gives you a glimpse of how beautiful it was! A HUGE thank you to everyone who voted that I wear this dress for the wedding. It was comfortable, cool and ended up being perfect for the “garden formal” dress code. If you missed my Instagram Story last week, here are the dresses I was deciding between. It was such a close call, and I honestly wish I could have switched into a different one every 30 minutes! :)

 

TOP LEFT TO BOTTOM RIGHT: mint green dress (wearing size US 2) // blue and white dress (wearing size US Petite 2) // light pink dress (wearing size 0) // hot pink dress (wearing size US 0)

 

saturday afternon

 

DRESS leopard maxi dress (under $50!) | WRAP cashmere scarf (folded into a triangle and worn as a wrap) | BAG faux leather satchel (under $30!) | HEADBAND white knot headband | SANDALS white slide sandals (out of stock, but available in other colors)

After the sendoff at 3:30pm, we all changed out of our wedding attire and made our way to Folktale Winery. This may have been my favorite moment of the trip… about eight of us around a fire enjoying rosé, charcuterie, and the unbelievable views. I am no Carmel expert by any means, but I can’t recommend this spot more!

For dinner, we then made our way back to Carmel-by-the-Sea. There was a group of 10 of us, so finding a spot for dinner was tricky. We would have loved to eat at La Bicyclette (another recommendation from many of you) but, no surprise, they were booked for the night. So, after a few calls, we ended up getting drinks on the rooftop of Vesuvio while we waited for a table. It wasn’t the most incredible meal I’ve ever had, but we were all just so happy to be seated and eat! :)

I packed up this easy maxi dress and loved how comfortable it was for an afternoon and evening of exploring Carmel. Once again, this wrap came in handy when the temperatures dropped in the evening!

Then, at 2:30 that morning, Andrew and I woke up to begin the drive back to San Fransisco for our early flight home. That was a tough one, y’all. We never really caught up on sleep that weekend, and we could feel it during that middle-of-the-night-drive! After a full day of travel, we made it back to our home sweet home, and waking up to my new normal this morning has me so thankful for the past couple of months. I feel like a full “coffee date” update is in store with all of this change, so stay tuned for that!

Before I sign off, I wanted to pass along some of the amazing recommendations y’all sent in for Carmel, California! Like I said, I’ve only been twice and only for weekend wedding trips, so I hate not being able to recommend more spots and activities personally. But if you’re heading there soon, be sure to check out these spots!

 

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  • Katy’s Place
  • Casanova
  • La Bicyclette
  • 17 Mile Drive
  • Folktale Winery
  • Bernadous Lodge
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Scheid Family Wines
  • Caraccioli Winery
  • The Cheese Shop
  • The Wine House
  • Point Lobos State Park
  • Drive down Big Sur
  • Baja Cantina
  • Montrio Bistro
  • Forge in the Forest
  • Spanish Bay at Pebble Beach
  • Dametra
  • Il Tegamino
  • Bixby Creek Bridge
  • The Bench at Pebble Beach
  • Mission Valley Ranch
  • Bistro Giovanni
  • Enzo
  • La Balena
  • Little Napoli
  • Cowgirl Winery
  • Cantinetta Luca
  • Carmel Valley Ranch (thelavender fields are amazing, apparently!)
  • Cafe Rustica
  • The Refuge
  • Rock Point Restaurant
  • 7th & Dolores

Carmel has become one of my favorite places over these past two visits. It’s so charming, so unassumingly beautiful, and restful in every way. A huge thank you to everyone who chimed in with recommendations. They all looked incredible, and I only wish we’d had the chance to see/do more. I’m so thankful for a beautiful weekend getaway to this special place, and I’m just dying to come back and spend more time there soon!

Love from the Sunshine State,

Kate

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TRY ON NO. 2 // THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2019

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is FINALLY opening to everyone today (meaning you don’t need a Nordstrom card to shop it!) and I’m so excited! There are still lots of cute pieces to be had, and I can’t wait to share a few of my very favorites with you today. If…

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is FINALLY opening to everyone today (meaning you don’t need a Nordstrom card to shop it!) and I’m so excited! There are still lots of cute pieces to be had, and I can’t wait to share a few of my very favorites with you today.

If you’d like to see how things look and fit on, head to my Instagram Stories. I’ll be sharing a try on of every look you see below!

Finally, don’t forget about the AMAZING giveaway for a custom monogram that I’m hosting! If you didn’t see them on my Instagram yesterday, I’ll have all the details (and a Starbucks on me, if you’re one of the lucky first readers!) at the end of this post!

Happy shopping! :)

TOP halogen leopard button down (TTS, wearing XS petite) // JEANS good american skinny jeans (size 0) // BOOTIES bp heeled booties (TTS) // BAG tory burch everly tote // NECKLACE pave necklace // EARRINGS Argento vivo gold hoop earrings // WATCH tory burch watch

TOP white bell sleeve tie waist top (TTS, wearing XS) // JEANS good american skinny jeans (size 0) // BOOTS sam edelman hiltin boots (TTS) // BAG tory burch everly tote // NECKLACE pave necklace // EARRINGS Argento vivo gold hoop earrings // WATCH tory burch watch

CARDIGAN barefoot dreams cozychic lite island cardigan (small/medium) // TOP lace inset camisole (wearing XS) // JEANS good american skinny jeans (size 0) // BOOTS sam edelman hiltin boots (TTS) // PURSE tory burch everly leather flap saddle bag // NECKLACE pave necklace // EARRINGS Argento vivo gold hoop earrings // WATCH tory burch watch

SWEATER calson high-low v-neck sweater (TTS, wearing XS) // JEANS good american skinny jeans (size 0) // BOOTS sam edelman hiltin boots (TTS) // BAG tory burch everly tote // NECKLACE pave necklace // EARRINGS Argento vivo gold hoop earrings // WATCH tory burch watch

TOP nordstrom signature silk top (runs a tad bit large, wearing XS) // JEANS good american skinny jeans (size 0) // BOOTS sam edelman hiltin boots (TTS) // BAG tory burch everly tote // NECKLACE pave necklace // EARRINGS Argento vivo gold hoop earrings // WATCH tory burch watch

SWEATER leith rib wrap sweater (TTS, wearing XS) // WRAP cashmere scarf // JEANS good american skinny jeans (size 0) // BOOTS sam edelman hiltin boots (TTS) // BAG tory burch everly tote // NECKLACE pave necklace // EARRINGS Argento vivo gold hoop earrings // WATCH tory burch watch

SWEATER calson high-low v-neck sweater (TTS, wearing XS) // HAT brixton felt wool hat (sold out) // WRAP cashmere scarf // JEANS good american skinny jeans (size 0) // BOOTS sam edelman hiltin boots (TTS) // BAG tory burch everly tote // NECKLACE pave necklace // EARRINGS Argento vivo gold hoop earrings // WATCH tory burch watch

PULLOVER thread & supply wubby fleece pullover (TTS, wearing S for a roomier fit) // JEANS good american skinny jeans (size 0) // BOOTIES bp heeled booties (TTS) // NECKLACE pave necklace // EARRINGS Argento vivo gold hoop earrings // WATCH tory burch watch

DRESS madewell courier stripe dress (runs large, wearing XXS) // SHOES tory burch everly sandal (true to size) // BAG tory burch everly tote // NECKLACE pave necklace // EARRINGS Argento vivo gold hoop earrings // WATCH tory burch watch

DRESS leith wrap mini dress (TTS, wearing XS) // NECKLACE pave necklace // EARRINGS Argento vivo gold hoop earrings // WATCH tory burch watch // SHOES nude suede pumps (old)

Ok, y’all! What did we think about these ensembles? There are never any guarantees for what gets restocked, so I tried to feature items that still have plenty of sizes available. Even though I had the chance to shop the sale in-store, many of these were online orders that I ended up loving. It always amazes me how big the selection really is!

Andrew and I jumped on a plane to Carmel at 5am this morning (literal take off time, mind you) for a wedding this weekend, and I’m so excited to bring along a few of my warmer purchases from the sale. Word on the street is it can get chilly in the mornings and evenings, so I’ll be bundling up in my fave cardigan! I’m also planning on wearing this little black dress to the rehearsal dinner if it’s not too cold, and I can’t WAIT to show y’all which dress got the most votes for the morning wedding! Thanks for all of your help on deciding! :)

Now, onto the fun stuff! First, I wanted to treat at least a few of you to a cup of Starbucks on me, any size! Once this gift card runs out, it’s out, so I would kindly ask you treat yourself to one cup (any size!) so that as many readers are able to enjoy as possible! Tag me in your IG story if you get one, I’d love to see! :)

Secondly… let’s talk GIVEAWAY! I revealed on my IG stories that I’m giving away a custom monogram design from Shuler Studio! The wedding duogram Andrew and I had designed for our wedding is one of my favorite gifts to date (read more about it here and here), and I’m thrilled for one of you to win this special piece! Here’s how to enter!

  1. Follow @LonestarSouthern & @ShulerStudio on Instagram
  2. Download the LIKEtoKNOW.it app and follow @LonestarSouthern there
  3. Leave a comment on this blog post! This will serve in signing you up for my newsletter, “Happy Mail.” (It’s not spammy, I promise!)

If you’re already following along on Instagram and LiketoKnow.it and registered for Happy Mail, all you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post! Thank you so much for following along. :)

The giveaway will remain open until April 5th, when the winner will be randomly selected and announced on Instagram! I’m crossing my fingers for EACH of you, and can’t wait to see who the lucky winner is!

Ok friends… it’s 2:19 am and I’m signing off to pack up for California! Have I mentioned I haven’t even started yet? Oops!

If you’re wanting even more Nordstrom Anniversary Sale inspiration, don’t forget to check out my first try on haul HERE!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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wedding photo reveal no. 1 // our ceremony

Before my own wedding arrived, I remember hearing every bride speak about how the day was “the best of her entire life.” And honestly… I couldn’t quite believe it. All the details, all the planning, all the things that can go wrong?! I could see it being the most overwhelming…

Before my own wedding arrived, I remember hearing every bride speak about how the day was “the best of her entire life.” And honestly… I couldn’t quite believe it. All the details, all the planning, all the things that can go wrong?! I could see it being the most overwhelming day, and I knew it had to be wonderful, but the BEST day?

And then June 1, 2019 arrived. And came and went, in the blink of an eye. And it turned out to be, just like everyone said, and in every way and more, the very best day of my entire life.

A million little details went perfectly. A few didn’t go as planned. It rained. It shined. And every single second felt like a dream, I truly mean it.

So today, I am absolutely thrilled to share some very special and personal images with you from this wonderful, perfect, very best day captured by our exceptionally talented and wonderful friend, John Cain. Many of y’all have “walked” along with me since my college days, and so to bring this special part of my story to you feels so wonderful and so full circle in so many ways.

I would also like to give a huge thank you to WeddingWire, my destination for wedding-related ideas, help and inspiration throughout my entire wedding planning process, for making this post possible. If you’d like to see more on why I’m such a huge fan of WeddingWire, check out these posts: How To Stay Organized During Wedding Planning, My 5 Tips For Creating Your Wedding Registry, How I Chose My Wedding Vendors and My One Month Wedding Countdown.

Now, grab a cup of coffee (or two) and reminisce with me!

I can’t begin to express my overwhelming thanks to the many, many talented and hardworking individuals that went into making this day possible! If it’s not obvious from the above photos, the John Cain Photography team went absolutely above and beyond not just in capturing our day, but in making sure we had the very best day. John became a close friend throughout the process, and Andrew and I have reminisced multiple times about his calming, collected and fun presence on our day! I’m convinced there is none like him!

If you haven’t gotten your fill yet, you can expect a “Wedding Reveal No. 2 // Our Reception” soon! I’ll be sharing so many photos from the party, along with vendor information and details. You can also find my whole archive of wedding posts by clicking here. For now, let’s start with covering details from the ceremony! Any specific questions? Let me know in the comments!

 

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Photography // John Cain Photography

Wedding Planner // AK Event Design

Videographer // Summer Films

Florist // The Garden Gate

Custom Wedding Monogram // Shuler Studio

Wedding Dress // Neiman Marcus Bridal Salon

Wedding Dress Designer // Sareh Nouri

Bridesmaid Dresses // Bella Bridesmaids

Hair & Makeup // Maitee Miles

Bridesmaid Earrings // Lonestar Southern x Lisi Lerch

Groomsmen & Fathers Attire // Mister Tuxedo

Ceremony Venue // Park Cities Baptist Church

Invitations & Save the Dates // John Cain Photography

Band // Georgia Bridgewater Orchestra

Mother of the Bride Dress // Talbot Runhof

Mother of the Groom Dress // NARDOS

Bridal Shoes // Manolo Blahnik

Pageboy Outfits // Isabel Garretón

Brides Earrings // Custom Gift from the Groom

Calligraphy // Susie-Melissa

 

To close out what may very well be my favorite blog post yet, I wanted to hint at an exciting giveaway I’m hosting tomorrow! Hint: if you loved our custom wedding monogram, you’re going to love this. :) Check my Instagram Stories (follow me HERE) at 12pm ET today for all the details!

And don’t forget to head back here first thing tomorrow morning for a cup of coffee (I’ll have an online Starbucks gift card for the first few readers to grab one Starbucks drink with!) and my favorite outfits from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that goes live to the public TOMORROW! Get prepared by viewing my first #NSale try on here!

I know I say it in every wedding-related post, but I wish I could thank each of you for your excitement, encouragement and investment in this fun season of my life. Sharing this process with all of you has been the greatest joy, and I am so grateful!!! Love to each of you all!

Love from the Sunshine State,

Kate

Photography by John Cain Photography

This post is brought to you by WeddingWire.

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a must-have smocked top

For whatever reason, I tend to stock up on easy summer dresses and all too quickly forget the beauty of a classic, lovely blouse. Let’s just say I’ve fallen in love with this smocked off the shoulder number, and it’s giving my sundress collection a run for it’s money!

TOP off the shoulder smocked top (also available in leopard) | HEADBAND white knot headband | JEANS white skinny jeans (old, similar linked) | TOTE tory burch everly leather tote (on major sale, and comes in black and pink as well!) | SHOES tory burch block heel sandals (on major sale!)

For whatever reason, I tend to stock up on easy summer dresses and all too quickly forget the beauty of a classic, lovely blouse. Let’s just say I’ve fallen in love with this smocked off the shoulder number, and it’s giving my sundress collection a run for it’s money!

There are so many reasons I love this little blouse, the first of which being the price tag! When I first glanced I thought it would be well over $100, and was therefore delighted to find it at a much more accessible $49.

Secondly, the fit! The adorable smocked detailing accentuates the smallest part of your waist, making it gorgeously flattering on everyone. And far from being yet another off the shoulder top, the billowy sleeves add a hint of romance as well as something unique to this pretty piece. It’s such a winner!

I love it in this gorgeous peach floral print, but am equally as smitten with the subtle cheetah design it also comes in. I’m thinking that would be perfect with jeans and booties to style into fall!

I also couldn’t sign off without mentioning two of my very favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale buys… these block heeled sandals (also come in black) and this amazinggg tote! Both are fully in stock in all colorways, and really of amazing value. I’ve worn both non-stop since receiving them in the mail, and am so excited for those of you who have been waiting for Public Access to get the chance to grab them on Friday! (Check back then for a post of my in-stock sale favorites!)

I’m hard at work putting the finishing touches on my first wedding photo reveal, so be sure to check back bright and early tomorrow morning for all of the fun! I think I’m sharing over 100 photos in this one post alone… y’all asked for it, so I’m here to deliver! :)

Love from the Sunshine State,

Kate

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my #nsale home decor picks

Today, I thought I’d fill you in on my favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale home decor pieces and answer a few questions I got on my living room last night!

Happy Monday, friends! I don’t know about y’all, but I had the best weekend. Andrew wasn’t on call (praise hands!) and we didn’t have any unpacking to do, so we got to settle into a “normal” weekend rhythm… and it was great!

I attended my favorite dance fitness class (wearing this new #nsale outfit!) and broke out a new ensemble for date night. (Seriously can’t get over this tote!) Andrew even managed to talk me into a few holes of golf, which I wore this super lightweight dress for. We were exhausted by Sunday evening, but I guess that’s the sign of a good weekend, don’t ya think?

I also checked in on IG stories to see what blog posts y’all would like to see coming up. By far, the most commonly requested categories were wedding & home decor! Which happen to be two of my favorite topics lately, so that works out well. :)

Today, I thought I’d fill you in on my favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale home decor pieces and answer a few questions I got on my living room last night!

The #NSale really is a great place to take advantage of home pieces, especially since they can get so expensive. There’s an amazing selection of rugs on sale (see them all here!) as well as blankets and cute accessories. See my favorites below! I ordered two of the light pink rugs (one for my office and one for our spare room) and I can’t wait to get them in.

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1. light pink rug // 2. gold salad serving set // 3. diptyque candle set // 4. pink pillow / 5. large candle // 6. silver plated picture frame // 7. gold paper towel holder // 8. anthropologie cereal bowl // 9. anthropologie mug // 10. gold wine accessories // 11. clean bathmat // 12. white faux fur blanket // 13. marble lazy susan // 14. blue rug // 15. anthropologie serving trey // 16. gold wine holder // 17. cereal bowls

Now, to answer your questions about the living room snap I shared on Instagram last night. (Follow me here!) I’ll be doing a full reveal once the whole house comes together, but in the meantime, here’s a little sneak peek!

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PAINTING // I got tons of DMs about this painting, and you’ll never ever guess where it’s from. Homegoods! I bought it for about $45 two years ago, and never had a place to put it until now. It goes perfectly with all of the whites, blues and natural tones of our living room and is my new-found obsession. I wish I could hunt it down for y’all!

CHAIR // Another hot item y’all have been asking about? This white chair! Another IKEA buy, specifically the “Farlov.” I removed the back cushion and replaced it with two of these pillows. It’s so lovely, roomy and stylish in person and I highly recommend!

GINGER JARS // I bought all of my ginger jars from one of my favorite Dallas-based home interior companies, Wisteria! They have a beautiful selection of ginger jars and urns, and are available here.

SIDE TABLE // This acrylic tray table was another Homegoods find. Here’s a nearly identical style!

LAMP // Target, y’all, and still in stock here! It’s under $50 but looks way more expensive than that.

I can’t wait to share more details with you soon, but for now I hope this satisfies your home decor hunger!

Before I sign off, I wanted to remind you that it’s Amazon Prime Day! To be quite honest, the whole thing overwhelms me a bit, but if you have the stomach for it, there are lots of great deals. Check them all out here!

Love from the Sunshine State,

Kate

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TRAILER // our wedding video

How Summer from Summer Films, along with her team, managed to allow me to relive my favorite day in just three and a half minutes leaves me speechless. I can’t wait to see what the full video is like!

I’ve been jittery with excitement for the past two days! Why? Oh, no big deal. THE TRAILER TO OUR WEDDING VIDEO JUST GOT DELIVERED!

How Summer from Summer Films, along with her team, managed to make me to relive my favorite day in just three and a half minutes leaves me speechless. I can’t wait to see what the full video is like!

In the meantime, click below to watch our wedding video trailer!

Sigh. What I wouldn’t do to do it all over again! I hope this made you feel like you were right there with us this past June. Did any little details stick out to you? I’d love to hear!

I’m about to fall asleep as I write this, since I’ve been up since 5am Thursday morning putting together this huge post of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale favorites! From a Barbour jacket to Hunter rainboots to a new eye shadow palette I’m obsessed with, I scored so many fun pieces that I’m so excited to share with you here. Don’t worry, regular programming will still be going on as usual!

Wishing everyone the best weekend, and happy Nordstrom Sale Anniversary shopping to all you cardholders!

Love from the Sunshine State,

Kate