Feigning Fall

Everyone loves fall.

Football season, riding boots, apple cider, and J Crew sweaters. Yoga pants, pumpkin everything, camping and quilted jackets. I look forward to fall every year, but I’ve learned to manage my expectations when it comes to one particular seasonal stereotype: crisp weather.

You’ve heard of Texas heat, and you know the deal. “Crisp” just doesn’t happen for us. So I’ve learned to adapt. While I can’t pull out jeans and riding boots this weekend and top ’em off with a burberry scarf, I can play into the cozy hues of Autumn. And that’s exactly what I did with my favorite pair of Blake Love shorts.


Luckily for me, my favorite seasonal color is also my school color. Some call it burnt orange… I enjoy feigning fanciness and therefore refer to it as “rust.” (PS, feign is a great word to throw out there when wanting to be perceived as fancy)


I paired the rich, billowy shorts with a neutral J Crew button down, which, with a couple tucks, scrunches and rolls, molded into the perfect compliment.


Then I had fun with accessories! Lots of pearly, sparkly, and over the top prettiness because I love pearly and sparkly and over the top. (Don’t you?)





Blake Love shorts // J Crew Factory shirt // Chanel purse // Sira&Mara link bracelet c/o // Zara heels // Sam Moon necklaces

So if your weatherman has yet to predict “partly cloudy with a high of 70”, leave the fur coats for Pinterest and indulge in heart-warming hues instead.

Speaking of heart-warming, this weekend is Parent’s Weekend here at Texas KKG! You can bet I am thrilled for three days of shopping, eating, and being ridiculous with mom, dad, and little sister! They have been missed, and I don’t think Austin is going to know what hit it when they arrive. I hope you have a fun weekend planned (or not at all planned, because those weekends are the BEST) and I would love to hear what you’ll be up to!

As always, LOTS of love from Texas!


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  1. You look so cute!! Love that burned orange auch a fall colour! I have a post with a similar colour it’s callwd beoken power pols and haunted summer dreams! I’d love to hear what you think about my page from Switzerland! http://thebubblyspeckle.com
    X, E

    Published 9.20.13 · Reply
  2. Meggie said:

    I love this whole ensemble- you look fantastic Kate :)
    I’m really loving your Chanel purse as well- it looks fantastic with this outfit :)


    Published 9.20.13 · Reply
  3. Desden said:

    Love the shorts- perfect for Texas “fall” and game day- you look adorable!

    Published 9.21.13 · Reply
  4. Imke said:

    The way you describe it, fall is perfect and beautiful. And even though Summer will always be my favourite, Fall has its beauty indeed! Every season has its perks and this outfit you’re wearing is most definitely one of them! Perfect combination of colours and print, you look amazing!

    XO Imke

    Published 9.22.13 · Reply
  5. Mel said:

    Love your outfit and Im especially loving your leopard print shirt!


    Published 9.22.13 · Reply
  6. Desden said:

    You are so cute! Love the burnt orange shorts paired with the leopard print! Do you ever do product reviews – would love to send you some of our Texas Longhorn totes or accessories..

    Published 9.23.13 · Reply
  7. I love your outfit! So cute. I would love to be in shorts and only pretending it’s autumn… it’s a bit too chilly for that in the UK though!
    Charlotte x

    Published 9.24.13 · Reply
  8. Lauren said:

    I love the shirt and necklace! Beautiful style and sense of fashion!


    Published 9.26.13 · Reply