a stroll through nantucket

bell sleeve sweater bell sleeve sweater 

SWEATER   bell sleeve sweater (similar, lower priced here)   |   SKORT   white lilly pulitzer skort   |   EARRINGS   white beaded tassel earrings (sold out j.crew, similar here)   |    SHOES   monogrammed Jack Rogers sandals   |   BAG   woven basket bag

I’ve traded the Atlantic for the Gulf of Mexico this week, moving from the crisp, salty air of Nantucket to the warm, balmy breezes of Seaside, Florida. (I feel I should also add excessive humidity right behind balmy breezes, it just didn’t sound quite as elegant.) While Seaside is my favorite place in the world, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I’m missing the cool air and colorful sidewalks on Nantucket!

Nantucket was also exceptionally fun to dress for, as the overall style allowed me to lean into my more “preppy” side and the cooler weather afforded an opportunity to put a few light sweaters to use! Take this bell sleeve sweater, for example. It was one of my first purchases from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and while it is currently sold out, I’m thrilled to have found a similar style at an even better price.

We’ve already seen the bell sleeve trend pop up this summer, and if the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is any hint for where things are headed, I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing a lot more of it this fall and winter! I must say, it’s one trend I’m definitely excited for. When done correctly, it adds a really fun, feminine touch to any piece!

Today is my me and my family’s second day here in Seaside, Florida and friends… it has already been so, so good. I must apologize for not having a post up yesterday! I decided to give myself a little break and truly unwind yesterday. I’ll be back this week, though, with more blog posts and more Instagrams covering my favorite beach looks! You can see what I’ve been wearing so far here.

And before I sign off, I’m going to give you blog readers a special heads up… I brought a new giant inflatable to the beach this year, and it may be even better than Serena. (But don’t you dare tell her I said that!) Can’t wait for y’all to see it!

Love from Texas,


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  1. Your straw bag is adorable! And those hydrangeas are to die for. I hope you’re enjoying Florida and family time :)


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  2. Ray said:

    Love how your outfit looks subtle. It goes with the environment.


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  3. Love these pics, Kate! The hydrangeas, my goodness!!

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  4. Love this look, Nantucket looked like so much fun!! I hope you’re having a blast with your fam now :) I bought this sweater during the sale and I love how you styled it!

    Lauren Lindmark | http://dailydoseofcharm.com

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  5. kelsey said:

    This sweater looks so cozy and I hope you have so much fun on your vacay!
    Xo, Kelsey | http://www.petiteinherpearls.com

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  6. Ellen said:

    These photos are gorgeous! Can’t get over those hydrangeas. Looking forward to seeing more Seaside photos!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  7. Kari said:

    That bag is so pretty and I’m dying over the perfection of those flowers!!
    xo. Kari


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  8. Olivia said:

    I absolutely LOVE seaside! We used to spend every single spring break there growing up for about 10 years in a row, and I miss it! The Watercolor area and Seagrove right down the road are amazing too. If you have time, definitely be sure to check out the shops and boutiques in those two spots – it’s worth the 10-15 minutes drive (or bike ride!) for sure!

    Have so much fun!

    Olivia | Prep Essentials

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  9. Kritsida said:

    Love the ruffles on those sleeves! I love exploring the local part of towns when I’m in a new area.
    x. kritsida

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  10. Sophia said:

    Kate, these pictures are gorgeous! Seeing this post made me want to visit Nantucket even more. I want this straw bag! Have fun on your vacay, cant wait to see the pictures!

    Published 7.27.17 · Reply