celebrating in cerulean

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Happy Monday friendies! I must confess… I’m unusually chipper this morning because today happens to be my birthday! *cue the confetti* Hooray! And this one has been even better than usual as I’m technically celebrating for a second time. Muahaha. This weekend, I made the drive back to Dallas for a birthday dinner with my family! We have very strict traditions when it comes to birthdays, so I couldn’t miss out. One of those involves picking whatever dinner and desert the birthday-ee wants. Of course I opted for crawfish and my mama’s home-made-from-scratch-so-good-it’s-sinful apple pie! I’m still full. Not even kidding.

If you follow along on Instagram, you saw a sneak peak of this gorgeous cerulean blue dress I wore for the occasion! I realize it’s only April, but I’m tempted to say this is going to be one of my favorite summer dresses. Just imagine how gorgeous it would be at the beach. The off-the-shoulder, scallop hem detail makes it one of the prettiest things I’ve ever seen, but what I really love is it’s billowy cut! The pictures don’t do that feature justice, but in person it’s so very darling. For sizing reference, I ordered a small! I decided to get the hem taken up a couple of inches since I’m 5’2″… a fair tradeoff considering it was only $17 to begin with!

The rest of the week is looking bright, as I’m grabbing dinner with my roomie and best friend followed by a viewing of ‘The Longest Ride,” the new Nicholas Sparks movie! Have you seen it yet? Oh y’all. It’s good. This will be my second time and I regret absolutely nothing. A bigger birthday dinner will take place Wednesday followed by a night downtown on Thursday! I wasn’t wild about my birthday falling on Monday initially, but I have to say… I could get used to this all-week fun kinda thing! ;)

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Love from Texas,

Kate

P.S. Here’s a pic of me and my cutie parents at dinner on Saturday! Say hi to my little crawfish friend!

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P.P.S. If you noticed my legs looking a little funky in these pics, fret not. It’s the result of a horrible sunburn I got two weeks ago! I decided it would be a fabulous idea to lay out… on a white dock… on a lake… with no sunscreen on. “I just want to get a base layer!” was the excuse I told my friends. They, along with all of you, now have permission to slap me.

Join in on the fun!

21 Comments

  1. Happy Brthday! I hope you have a great day! Your dress is stunning, such an original girly piece :) I want to see the longest ride :)

    Published 4.13.15 · Reply
  2. Laser cut pieces are so huge right now – love the shape of this dress and that color is gorgeous on you! Happy Birthday!

    Kacie
    RegallySoled.com

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  3. Alex said:

    You’re so pretty, Kate! Have a wonderful birthday!

    xo
    Alex | Mrs. Mason Dixon

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  4. colormepearl said:

    Definitely going to be needing this dress for the summer (esp for $17?!)– beautiful! Happy Birthday!

    Pearl
    http://www.ColorMePearl.com

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  5. Kelly said:

    Happy birthday Kate!

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  6. Happy Birthday, Kate! Sending the best wishes your way!
    Julia
    Little Miss Haute Couture

    Published 4.13.15 · Reply
  7. Happy happy birthday Kate!!! That dress is gorgeous and you look stunning in it! I hope you’ve had a wonderful day:)

    xo
    http://www.charltonlee.com

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  8. Love that dress!! The color is stunning on you!!

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  9. That color looks amazing on you! I like how you styled it with the blue earrings, too!

    Jamie
    http://www.treatsandtrendsblog.com

    Published 4.14.15 · Reply
  10. Evelyn said:

    Happy birthday Kate! Here’s to hoping your sunburn gets better soon haha :)

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  11. Diana Jaen said:

    Kate what has been your experience with Sheinside? I’ve read reviews that say the whole thing is a scam. Was your experience good with them? Thanks!

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    • A Lonestar State of Southern said:

      Hi Diana! I was very skeptical before my first order, but have been pleasantly surprised! I have received 3 orders from them now and have been very happy with what I got for the price I paid. Shipping does take a while, so keep that in mind. Hope that helps!!

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      • Diana Jaen said:

        Thanks Kate! It did help . Oh! and Happy belated birthday! :)

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  12. Absolutely love the dress. That color looks great on you!

    Published 4.15.15 · Reply
  13. Such a cute dress!! Can’t believe it’s only $17!! I wish it came in pink ;)

    Happy Birthday!

    xo
    Brooke du jour
    http://www.brookedujour.com

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  14. Katie said:

    Happy (belated) birthday Kate! This dress looks great on you!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

    Published 4.16.15 · Reply
  15. Happy b-day and gorgeous outfit!

    http://sequinsinpink.blogspot.com

    Published 4.17.15 · Reply
  16. Gorgeous look! I love the mix of blues! Sorry about that burn – I know your pain!

    xx, Ashleigh | Fashion in Flight

    Published 4.18.15 · Reply
  17. Hope you had an amazing birthday! I absolutely love that dress, and those turquoise accents are perfect!
    This Side of Paradise

    Published 4.21.15 · Reply
  18. This dress is absolutely adorable, I love the scalloped hem & those wedges are SO cute!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

    Published 4.22.15 · Reply