cross neck dress

Bonjour, friends! Sending you Tuesday morning love from Dallas, Texas, as this girl is back in the U.S.A. Woohoo! As heart wrenching as it is to leave the magic of Paris, it’s absolutely true that there’s no place like home. The second I landed last night, I texted my family “In need of Tex Mex, STAT.” After a week of posh cafes and botching the pronunciation of “ju voudrais” while ordering at said posh cafes (which means “I would like” in French) it felt so nice to throw on an oversized tee with nike shorts and sit down to chips and salsa.

Some things never change.

Now that I’m back, I’m so excited to hit the ground running with some really fun things headed to the blog this week. Sneak peek? I’ll have a video of my trip to Paris for y’all here in the next couple of days! I purchased this nifty little camera before my trip as it was more discreet than my huge DSLR and boasted of awesome video-taking capabilities. The hype lived up, and I can’t wait to show y’all a few favorite moments from my trip.

Secondly, the NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY PRE-SALE starts this Thursday, July 14th! Guys. This sale doesn’t mess around, and that’s why I’ll be covering every inch of it this year. Be sure to check back here first thing Thursday morning for a complete guide to the very best buys from the sale, and make sure you head here to apply for a Nordstrom card so you can access the sale before it goes public on the 22nd! Things often sell out in the pre-sale, so trust me when I say getting that nifty little card is worth it – and EASY! Pro tip? Get a head start by looking through the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalogue, which you’ll find by scrolling down on the linked page to where it says “Plan your shopping strategy now.”

Now, a summery little look sporting a favorite little white dress I trotted around Paris in, as seen HERE

bKateCDress-3bKateCDress-8bKateCDress-7bKateCDress-1bKateCDress-10bKateCDress-6bKateCDress-9bKateCDress-4DRESS   J.O.A. Cross Neck Dress   |   BAG   St. Anne Tote in Kate Collection   |   SHOES   Brown Suede Ankle Strap Wedges (old H&M, similar linked)   |   EARRINGS   Pearl Studs   |   WATCH   Michael Kors Gold Watch   |   BRACELET   Tory Burch Wrap Bracelet

Isn’t the neckline to die for? It immediately sets this dress apart, and is surprisingly comfortable! I love the button detailing down the front of the dress, as well as the small pocket on the left. The brand who makes this dress, J.O.A., is one of my absolute favorites, always carrying classic-but-fresh styles at great, affordable price points. See more of their stuff here, here and here!

You’ll notice I am wearing my favorite bag style, the St. Anne tote by Barrington, in the Kate Collection pattern yet again. Can’t stop, won’t stop. Be sure to tag me on Insta if you have your own Kate Collection piece… I’m dying to see!

Best wishes for a lovely, productive Tuesday, friends! After crashing at 9:30pm last night, I woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed at 5:15am this morning… we’ll see how far I make it today!

Love from Texas,


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  1. Paula said:

    Love the neckline on that dress!


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  2. Madeline said:

    This dress is so darling, Kate! Excited to see all of your Paris adventures! Xx

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  3. LOVE the tote!!

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  4. Love the dress and your tote! I need to get one of those adorable bags!
    -Angela & Amy

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  5. Kathryn said:

    Such a darling dress! The neck is such a cute feature.

    xx Kathryn

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  6. Darling dress! Perfect for the scortchingly hot summer we’re having here in NC! So excited to see the Paris video!

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  7. Katie said:

    This dress is gorgeous, Kate, and pairs beautifully with your bag!


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