new video + new site design

Surprise, friends!!! And welcome to the newly-designed Lonestar Southern!

Wow. Will someone pinch me? This is a moment that has seriously been in the works for over a year. For those of you who’ve been around here since the early days, you may remember just how long I kept that free blog template with the poorly-pixilated pink and orange ikat background I screen grabbed from Google. (Oh yes… I legitimately drag-and-dropped this very image into my background.)

If we want to get technical, I kept that same layout for over two years. Then, exactly a year ago, the blog went through a little, much-needed facelift. But friends… This is the big kahuna. The real deal. The creme de la creme. Truly a project I’ve been dreaming about for over two and a half years! And today I am thrilled to see it finally come to life. Isn’t it just b-e-a-utiful?!

Go ahead, take a look around! Do keep in mind that since this overhaul is so major, there are probably a few little glitches here and there that need to be ironed out. If you find any, do leave a comment! With a team effort, I know we can get this up to perfection in no time. As I further-familiarize myself with this new layout over the next week or two, expect this space to look better and better!

I want to give a huge shout out to my fabulous designer, Victoria McGinley, for making my detailed and incredibly specific vision an even better reality than I could have pictured. She, along with developer-extraordinaire Lisa Butlerwere so diligent, patient, and creatively brilliant in making this come to life.

I also want to thank you, loveliest reader (oh how I wish I could call you all by name!), for following along on this journey of mine! It is each of you who inspire and drive everything I do here. I could never have dreamed while sitting in my public relations class my sophomore year of college that the class assignment I’d just been handed would one day turn out to be both my career and one of my greatest joys!

Seriously. You mean the world.

Ok, ok, ok. Enough with the blabby emotional stuff. (Which I’m quite proficient in, might I add.) I have a second bit of news for you today, and that is that I’ve posted a new YouTube video! Hooray!

Just in time for the festivities, I’m sharing my first video lookbook… five Thanksgiving outfit ideas you likely already have in your closet! For the details on what I’m wearing, simply click through to play the video on Youtube, and click the “show more” button right beneath the video.

I hope everyone is getting excited for tomorrow! I know I am… my sister is in town and there’s nothing quite like getting my crazy family (dog included) all under the same roof! We’ll spend today in the kitchen, tomorrow eating, and Friday doing some Black Friday shopping from the comfort of our pjs! Be sure to check back here first-thing for a comprehensive guide of the best sales this year. I am so excited!

The fun things for you and me, however, is that there are a couple of amazing sales already going on! I’ve listed the two best below:

Tory Burch

Take 30% off your order of $250 or more (easy to do with Tory Burch) with the code THANKS // This is a great time to purchase bigger-ticket Christmas gifts for the favorites on your list… and for yoruself!


You’ll get up to 25% off your order with the code GOBIG16 // My favorite winter wedding dress (worn here) is included in the sale, along with some other great staples!

Wishing each of you a lovely day. Thank you again for making Lonestar Southern what it is today!

Love from Texas,


P.S. For those of you coming from my Instagram (you know who you are)… the darling tasseled booties are on sale HERE! And available in more colors here. Happy shopping!

Join in on the fun!


  1. Elle said:

    LOVE the new site design and great video! Can’t wait to continue reading along.
    xo elle //

    Published 11.23.16 · Reply
  2. Marta said:

    I love the new design! It’s so beautiful!

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  3. Molly said:

    You are so cute!! Loved the tie in to Thanksgiving ;) Love love loveeee the new site design!! Looks incredible!

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  4. dunia said:

    I like the new design. Happy Thanksgiving

    Published 11.23.16 · Reply
  5. Amanda Mayhugh said:

    I love the new look doll!!! So chic!

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  6. Vicki McCormack said:

    looks wonderful, Kate! Happy Thanksgiving. :)

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  7. Jessica said:

    I like the new design. I think it suits you better.

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  8. MARTA said:

    Love the video! Lovely outfits!

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  9. Gentry said:

    The new site looks amazing Kate!! Congratulations on all the hard work that I know went into it! Excited to see how you continue to grow! XO

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  10. Lauren said:

    Ahhh absolutely love the new site’s look! Keep up the amazing work Kate, you’re so beautiful and talented and put a smile to my face whenever I read your posts :)

    Lauren Emily Lindmark

    Published 11.24.16 · Reply
  11. Katie said:

    Oh my goodness, Kate- I LOVE your new site design, it’s way too pretty!


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  12. Bri smiley said:

    I love your blog!! It has inspired me so much!

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  13. Andrea said:

    Loved this article

    Published 11.25.16 · Reply
  14. Andrea said:

    Loved this new post!

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  15. Brenna said:

    The black skirt and shirt were my favorite !

    Published 11.25.16 · Reply