embroidered peasant blouse

I am a sucker for embroidery. It’s one of those stand-out factors that instantly makes a piece stand out! While beautifully embroidered pieces can get pricey, I hit a home run in finding this embroidered blouse from Goodnight Macaroon for under $60. It was one of the first things I packed in my suitcase for Mexico this week!

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TOP   embroidered peasant blouse   |   JEANS   white flare jeans (old Forever21, similar linked)   |   HAT   straw hat   |   CLUTCH   tory burch crossbody   |   SHOES   steve madden wedges   |   EARRINGS   julie vos hoops

I am a sucker for embroidery. It’s one of those stand-out factors that instantly sets a piece! While beautifully embroidered pieces can get pricey, I hit a home run in finding this embroidered blouse from Goodnight Macaroon for under $60. It was one of the first things I packed in my suitcase for Mexico this week!

Embracing the boho feel of the design, I threw it on with white flares, platform wedges and my favorite hat for a fun, easy spring look. This top would also look darling paired with cutoff jeans, leather sandals and a cute cross body! We’re going horseback riding today, and have been instructed to wear light, long sleeved shirts. You bet my pick is this cutie!

I am loving this little mountain town, and can’t wait to share more of it with y’all! The hotel we’re staying at is pink, y’all. All of the streets are so colorful, and there are art galleries around every corner. I never want to come home!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Thank you, Goodnight Macaroon, for sponsoring this post.

Photography by Angie Garcia

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ombre tassel earrings

While this look was shot at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida last week, I plan on wearing it again, piece by piece, in Mexico this week! Something about it just screams spring break… perhaps it’s the high-waisted white skirt, the lace up sandals or my very favorite part… the ombre tassel earrings! (That also come in pink, black and yellow.)

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TOP   off the shoulder top   |   SKIRT   white high-waisted mini skirt   |   EARRINGS   ombre tassel earrings   |   SHOES   ankle strap heels (Joie last season, similar linked)   |   CLUTCH   raffia clutch

Good morning from Mexico, friends! If you caught my Instagram on Saturday, you saw that I’ve headed to San Miguel, Mexico to spring break with the family. March has certainly turned out to be a month of travel, and I’m loving it! We have horseback riding, hot springs swimming and a trip to the spa planned for the next few days. Plus, all of the yummy food you could ever want! #priorities

While this look was shot at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida last week, I plan on wearing it again, piece by piece, in Mexico this week! Something about it just screams spring break… perhaps it’s the high-waisted white skirt, the lace up sandals or my very favorite part… the ombre tassel earrings! (That also come in pink, black and yellow.)

I snatched them up during the Shopbop sale a couple weeks back, and they’ve already become my favorite pair of statement earrings I’ve ever owned. Such a fun little splurge!

Whether you’re on spring break or not, I hope you find a way to celebrate in the sunshine this week. Thank you for kicking it off with me here on Lonestar Southern!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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ruffle sleeve top

White

I wear the white version of this top all the time. It's perfect alone or layered!

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Pink

No surprise here... I couldn't pass it up in pink! Will be wearing all of spring.

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$39 scalloped swimsuit

Before we go any further, let’s take a second to acknowledge that this gorg embroidered (with sequins, no less) sunhat is $28.It’s perfectly floppy and has the most elegant wide brim, and I can’t wait to take it everywhere this summer! So go grab it HERE before it sells out, and then we’ll continue. I’m wearing a size M!

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SWIMSUIT   scalloped one piece swimsuit (dupe of this style, wearing size S)   |   HAT   embroidered sunhat (under $30, wearing size M)   |   SANDALS   ancient greek sandals

Happy Friday, friends! While I’m finally back home in Dallas after a whirlwind trip to Palm Beach, I still have “vacay” on the brain. Before we go any further, let’s take a second to acknowledge that this gorg embroidered (with sequins, no less) sun hat is $28.It’s perfectly floppy and has the most elegant wide brim, and I can’t wait to take it everywhere this summer! So go grab it HERE before it sells out, and then we’ll continue. I’m wearing a size M!

Get it, got it, good? Next up is this darling scalloped one piece swimsuit! Do you remember the Marysia Swim dupe that Target came out with last summer? I scooped it up in pink and black and wore them all season long. There were a few design quirks, however, that Target has fixed for this season! My favorite addition? Padding up top! The quality overall feels a lot better, and the price tag (under $50 as opposed to this $300 piece) can’t be beat. I want it in each shade!

You’ll notice that today is the first Friday in a while I don’t have a Latest & Greatest post for y’all! And for that I am SO sorry. With all of the traveling and long workdays this week, I didn’t have time to stay on top of the cutest new arrivals across the web. I hope to have one live for you all next week!

And speaking of next week… guess where I’m headed tomorrow…

I’m not saying where just yet, but I will say it’s with the family for my sister’s spring break! I swear my life is usually incredibly boring. I have no idea how all of these travels ended up falling so close together! No complaining here. I’m buckling my seatbelt and am hanging on for the ride!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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Lilly Pulitzer Spring Break Sunseekers

Yesterday, Lilly Pulitzer debuted their Spring Break Sunseekers collection – a line specifically created for the college girl on spring break! The Lilly Pulitzer team invited me, along with three friends (Danielle Carolan, Lauren Taylor and Griffin Arnlund) to break in the new arrivals over the course of a day at The Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

Y’all… I kid you not. Yesterday was one of the most amazing, unreal, and memorable days of my life. I’m sure many of you saw me blow up social media about it (hey, how good was I about posting on SnapChat for once!) but if not, here’s the quick rundown of what I was up to!

Yesterday, Lilly Pulitzer debuted their Spring Break Sunseekers collection – a line specifically created for the college girl on spring break! The Lilly Pulitzer team invited me, along with three friends (Danielle Carolan, Lauren Taylor and Griffin Arnlund) to break in the new arrivals over the course of a day at The Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

That’s about all the detail you need to know we had the time of our lives, right? We started off the morning with juice and a bike ride, headed to the pool for a beach-side party following lunch, and ended the day with a sunset cruise aboard the Barton and Gray Lilly Pulitzer yacht.

Unreal. I woke up worried it was all a really fabulous dream. But then I saw the photos! Which I’m too excited to share with you today.

I’ve broken up the day into the three activities, and have listed my outfit detail beneath each set of photos! Enjoy!

Bike Ride Around Palm Beach

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Beach-Side Pool Party

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Sunset Cruise

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What an incredible day! While I’m so sad to be packing up for a flight home this evening, I can’t wait to share more content the Lilly Pulitzer team is putting together as we speak. (Or as I type, rather..) For a sneak peek, here are two short videos of the trip!

 

Signing off, as my mama and I are going to run around and explore The Breakers before our flight this afternoon! While it’s hard to get out of bed (I’m currently writing this post as I watch the sun rise over the ocean… swoon) this resort has so many beautiful spots I want to go check out!

Don’t forget, click HERE to check out the new Spring Break Sunseekers collection, and pull up Lilly Pulitzer and Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Snapchats to see more behind the scenes! Also, if you missed it, be sure to check out the Lilly Pulitzer Facebook Page to see our Facebook Live before it expires this afternoon!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Thank you, Lilly Pulitzer, for bringing me along on this incredible project!

Photography by Sara Kauss

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white ruffle maxi dress + LILLY PULITZER LAUNCH

Putting this look together in Dallas, Texas immediately had me whistful for a beach getaway. Can’t you just picture this beautiful maxi at an open-air dinner by the sea on a warm spring night? And don’t get me started on these earrings. I first wore them here, and have been getting so many compliments ever since. They’re such a great price for such a beautiful statement!

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DRESS   white ruffle maxi dress   |   EARRINGS   pink and turquoise statement earrings   |   CLUTCH   colorful embroidered clutch (last year’s design)   |   SHOES   nude wedges (Schutz last year, similar linked)

Putting this look together in Dallas, Texas immediately had me whistful for a beach getaway. Can’t you just picture this beautiful maxi at an open-air dinner by the sea on a warm spring night? And don’t get me started on these earrings. I first wore them here, and have been getting so many compliments ever since. They’re such a great price for such a beautiful statement!

Speaking of beaches, I thought it would be fitting to share this look today as I’m currently in Palm Beach, Florida! And y’all… it is beautiful. I don’t think I’ve ever seen water so blue, and the resort we’re staying at is amazing!

I’ll be here today and tomorrow with the Lilly Pulitzer team debuting the new line, Spring Break Sunseekers, created specifically for spring breakers! Y’all, stop what you’re doing and check it out HERE. Think shorter hemlines (which is a huge plus for this petite chic), bright colors, absolutely everything you need for your own spring getaway!

Be sure you’re following along on Instagram and Snapchat (LonestarSnaps) to see all the fun we’ll be up to today. Pinching myself… I can’t believe this is real!

Love from Texas,

Kate

P.S. Don’t miss out on the gifts with purchases today!

Photography by Angie Garcia

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navy bell sleeve blouse

This navy top is one that immediately caught my eye. How about those sleeves? They made for that southern, fun and slightly-preppy feel that I absolutely love wearing. To contrast the long sleeves, I paired it with the cutest pair of navy shorts, and love how the resulting look resembles a romper!

TOP   navy flare sleeve blouse   |   SHORTS   navy high waisted shorts   |   SHOES   monogrammed jack roger sandals   |   EARRINGS   white tassel earrings c/o   |   BAG   seagrass tote

This navy top is one that immediately caught my eye. How about those sleeves? They made for that southern, fun and slightly preppy feel that I absolutely love wearing. To contrast the long sleeves, I paired it with the cutest pair of navy shorts, and love how the resulting look resembles a romper!

The fun thing about this ensemble is you can mix and match the top and bottoms to create a few other darling spring looks. Try wearing the top with a white denim skirt or white flare jeans, and add a simple white tee or an off the shoulder blouse to turn the shorts into a perfect weekend look!

Ok, y’all… the day is here! I am jumping on a plane with my mama this morning and headed somewhere warm and colorful! Be sure you’re following along on Instagram and Snapchat (LonestarSnaps) to see where we’re off to!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Photography by Angie Garcia

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