pretty in peach dress

I still have so much to share with you from my time in Italy and France, but today I want to talk weddings! Particularly because I’m spending one day of downtime here in Dallas before heading to a wedding in San Antonio this weekend.

DRESS   pink lace ruffle dress   |   CLUTCH   ysl clutch   |   EARRINGS   white flower earrings   |   SHOES   suede pumps

Friends… I’m home! After two weeks abroad, that is such a bittersweet thing to say, but if I’m being honest, that time away was just what I needed to feel refreshed and ready to get back into the swing of things!

I still have so much to share with you from my time in Italy and France, but today I want to talk weddings! Particularly because I’m spending one day of downtime here in Dallas before heading to a wedding in San Antonio this weekend.

Before leaving for Europe, I stumbled across this beautiful wedding guest dress that I wanted to share with you today. Between the gorgeous peach color, the lovely lace fabric and the flattering, feminine (and just a bit flirty!) cut, it’s the perfect thing for a summer wedding affair.

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Be sure to check in tomorrow, as I’ll be sharing a long-overdue latest and greatest roundup with y’all! Hip, hip, hooray!

Love from Texas (finally!),

Kate

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how i styled this dress in paris

Let’s put it this way… I was the only girl in Paris wearing pink. I’m writing this 30,000 feet above on my flight home to Dallas, and I’m still laughing to myself about how I will never, ever be able to dress like a true European. I just love color too much! It’s hopeless! :)

DRESS   pink tie sun dress  (under $100, wearing a size small)  |   EARRINGS   pink tassel earrings (just $20!)   |   SHOES   ankle strap wedges

I always pack up for trips abroad with grand aspirations of fitting in seamlessly with whatever style I’m surrounded by, but one step out of my hotel reminds me that I am very, very Southern. And you know what? I’m very, very ok with that.

Let’s put it this way… I was the only girl in Paris wearing pink. I’m writing this 30,000 feet above on my flight home to Dallas, and I’m still laughing to myself about how I will never, ever be able to dress like a true European. I just love color too much! It’s hopeless! :)

For our final night in Paris, I decided to wear this lovely little pink number (that’s under $100!) from my Impeccable Pig collection. I wore it to the launch party a couple weeks ago, and have been dying for an excuse to don it ever since! It’s so light, comfortable and perfectly summery, which also makes it a perfect dress to pack up!

To navigate the walk to dinner, I opted for my Superga platforms instead of these wedges. I don’t know what has gotten into me, but I’m loving the spunky edge these sneakers give any look!

I went for classic pearl earrings instead of these fun, pink tassels ($20) and wore one of my favorite monogrammed bags as a true crossbody. (Everyone in Europe seems to wear crossbody bags across, instead of over one shoulder – style tip, taken!)

It was lovely and oh so comfortable for an evening wandering Paris on our final night. I won’t lie though… I am so looking forward to some Tex Mex, seeing my family’s puppy and climbing into my own bed tonight! See you around here tomorrow, where I’ll finally be back in the states!

Love from somewhere wayyy far above you,

Kate

P.S. Don’t forget, you can shop my entire Lonestar Southern X Impeccable Pig collection HERE!

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loveliest in lilac

A round of applause, if you will, for J.Crew’s lovely, lilac maxi skirt! It’s something utterly romantic and definitely different from my comfort zone, and I love it. The gorgeous, soft summery hue, the fitted waist and tiered silhouette… all of it!

TOP   white off the shoulder top   |   SKIRT   lilac midi skirt (also available in navy here)   |   HAT   gold accent sun hat   |   SHOES   superga platform sneakers   |   EARRINGS   gold hoop earrings (wearing the larger set)

Well friends… now that we seem to be on a maxi kick (did you catch yesterday’s post?!) I thought I’d share another angle-length beauty I’m loving!

A round of applause, if you will, for J.Crew’s lovely, lilac maxi skirt! It’s something utterly romantic and definitely different from my comfort zone, and I love it. The gorgeous, soft summery hue, the fitted waist and tiered silhouette… all of it!

Another departure from my comfort zone? These platform sneakers that I’ve been wearing all over Europe the past couple of weeks! They’re just funky enough to add a fun spark to any ensemble, while simple and discreet enough to blend in with anything! I’ve paired them with everything from sundresses to jean shorts lately, and couldn’t love them more.

Before I sign off in search of another crepe, I thought I’d invite you to join my weekly newsletter! I know many of you already have, but if you haven’t yet…. here’s where you can go to get exclusive content meant to bring a little happiness into your week. Enjoy!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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the best summer maxi // under $100

I ordered this gorgeous maxi dress online (from Nordstrom, but found it fully in stock HERE), and when I actually tried it on for the first time I was shocked by the gorgeously-flattering fit! With the well-placed sash at the waist, this is one of the first maxi dresses I’ve donned that doesn’t swallow me up, but rather accentuates all the right places.

DRESS   red one shoulder maxi dress (under $100, fully in stock HERE)   |   SHOES   steve madden wedges   |   EARRINGS   gold lisi lerch earrings   |   BAG   straw tote (I removed the tassel)

I’ll be the first to admit… I’m not big on maxi dresses. Perhaps it’s my shorter height (all of 5’2″ over here!) or my penchant for flirty, feminine pieces, but I have grown up taking things to the tailor to get hemmed, it’s safe to say that maxi dresses seldom make the cut.

That is, until I came across this fabulous red one shoulder maxi. While shopping for my family’s two week trip to Europe, I knew I wanted something striking and flowy in my suitcase, and this dress fit the bill perfectly!

I ordered it online (from Nordstrom, but found it fully in stock HERE), and when I actually tried it on for the first time I was shocked by the gorgeously-flattering fit! (I’m wearing an XS, which is my usual size.) With the well-placed sash at the waist, this is one of the first maxi dresses I’ve donned that doesn’t swallow me up, but rather accentuates all the right places.

We just arrived in Paris yesterday afternoon (after a perfect week and a half in Italy!) and I’m looking forward to wearing this to dinner tonight!

Wishing all of you a wonderful Monday! Thank you for your understanding with my less-than-usual posting schedule these past two weeks. I’ve been trying to soak up every moment here!

Love from Paris,

Kate

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lights, camera…

my favorite travel dress

DRESS   white ruffle cold shoulder dress   |   SHOES   steve madden wedges   |   EARRINGS   gold hoop earrings (wearing the larger set)   |   BAG   circle woven bag In packing up for Italy, I was set on finding easy, light dresses to wear throughout the week. In my opinion, they’re the best for traveling! Think…

DRESS   white ruffle cold shoulder dress   |   SHOES   steve madden wedges   |   EARRINGS   gold hoop earrings (wearing the larger set)   |   BAG   circle woven bag

In packing up for Italy, I was set on finding easy, light dresses to wear throughout the week. In my opinion, they’re the best for traveling! Think about it… they’re so comfortable (no stretching like jeans), light (who wants to wear jeans walking around in the summer heat all day?) and one piece gives you a full outfit!

This cold shoulder number has been the best, and I’ve already worn it multiple times on this trip! Not only is it lightweight like I mentioned above, but it’s lined. (This summer, so many dresses I’ve ordered have come without lining – endlessly annoying) Also, I’ve worn it two ways… the way you see above, and belted up for a different look! Both are adorable.

Whether you’re about to head off on a summer excursion or are simply looking for a cute dress to wear out with friends, this under $100 frock is your new best friend! For size reference, I’m in an XS and found it fit true to size.

I’m having so much fun sharing my Italy adventure with y’all on Instagram. It’s truly been the best week I’ve had in as long as I can remember! My family and I are in Cortona now, and are headed to an amazing dinner tonight. You can read all about it here!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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she’s a lady

I was pleasantly surprised to see that this dress looked even more beautiful on than I had pictured! Let me start off by saying the material is absolutely lovely… definitely not what I was expecting given the budget-friendly price. And y’all.. the fit! So ladylike and absolutely timeless. I can’t get over how sweet it looks.

white midi dress

white midi dress

white midi dress

white midi dress

white midi dress

white midi dress

white midi dress

white midi dress

DRESS   white eyelet midi dress (wearing size XS, also in red)   |   BAG   wooden handle straw bag   |   SHOES   nude strappy espadrille wedges   |   EARRINGS   pearl studs

One thing that has surprised me over the past couple of years as an avid online-shopper is how things can so surprise you once you get them out of the box and on your person. Sometimes, the ensemble looking back at you in the mirror isn’t what you had pictured in your head. Has this happened to anyone else?

Well, friends, this same phenomenon happened to me recently when I purchased this white midi dress, but in the best way. I instantly loved it on the model for it’s simplicity, modesty and $49 price tag, but when I got it on? That’s when the true obsession started!

I was pleasantly surprised to see that it looked even more beautiful on than I had pictured! Let me start off by saying the material is absolutely lovely… definitely not what I was expecting given the budget-friendly price. And y’all.. the fit! So ladylike and absolutely timeless. I can’t get over how sweet it looks.

I packed up this precious frock for the next week and a half in Italy, and am thinking I might just wear it tonight! It comes in a beautiful red as well.

If you have any photography-worthy moments coming up (graduation photos, family beach pictures, etc) keep this dress in mind. I love wearing timeless pieces for photo shoots since they’ll look lovely no matter how trends change, and this dress makes that possible!

Love from Texas,

Kate

P.S. I think few things in life are more lovely than a white dress, don’t you agree? If so, check out my full white dress repertoire here!

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