pretty in pink party dress

With the myriad of weddings I have coming up, I’m always on the lookout not only for wedding guest dresses, but rehearsal dinner outfits and wedding shower looks as well!

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DRESS  pink off the shoulder ruffle dress (wearing size US 4)   |   EARRINGS   gold lisi lerch earrings   |   CLUTCH   ysl clutch   |   SHOES   steve madden wedges

Happy Monday, friends! I’m starting this week off typing this with an espresso in hand as I look out over Cortona, Italy. This doesn’t feel real!

Today, I want to introduce you to a pink dress that’s sure to put some pep in your step. I mean… have you ever seen anything so fun?!

With the myriad of weddings I have coming up, I’m always on the lookout not only for wedding guest dresses, but rehearsal dinner outfits and wedding shower looks as well!

I’m actually planning on wearing this one to a rehearsal dinner next week once I get home. (Trying to decide if I keep accessories simple like I did above, or go for fun pair of statement earrings! Thoughts?)

The style and price of this one can’t be beat… $75? Yes, please! It’s just begging to be danced in all night.

Love from Texas,

Kate

memorial day sales

Happy Friday, y’all! I had planned on waking up early to put together a new Latest & Greatest post, but alas… #jetlag. So before running out the door to grab an espresso and start a busy day of being a tourist, I thought I’d run you through three amazing sales…

Happy Friday, y’all! I had planned on waking up early to put together a new Latest & Greatest post, but alas… #jetlag.

So before running out the door to grab an espresso and start a busy day of being a tourist, I thought I’d run you through three amazing sales going on this weekend! I’ll be sharing some of my favorite pieces included in each, as well. Happy shopping!

J.CREW

40% off with the code GETAWAY

Now’s the time to scoop up my favorite gold wedges at such a steal! Sizes are selling out quick, so don’t delay! For reference, I found they run true to size. (I bought this pair to Italy!)

NORDSTROM

Now through June 3, get up to 40% off a huge selection of Nordstrom’s best during their Half Yearly Sale!

This top is included!

BLOOMINGDALES

Save 20-50% off a huge selection of items, no code needed.

Love from Texas,

Kate

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Cristina Earrings

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the one under $100 white dress you need

Caio from Rome, friends! My family and I landed at 7am this morning (yawn!) and are off for a full day of exploring. The best way to beat jet lag, in my opinion! (Constant espresso and gelato stops don’t hurt, either.)

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DRESS   off the shoulder white dress (under $100)   |   EARRINGS   gold hoop earrings (wearing the larger set)   |   HAT   straw gold accent straw hat (under $50)   |   BAG   circle woven bag   |   SHOES   steve madden wedges

Caio from Rome, friends! My family and I landed at 7am this morning (yawn!) and are off for a full day of exploring. The best way to beat jet lag, in my opinion! (Constant espresso and gelato stops don’t hurt, either.)

I’m giddy to share today’s look with you, because I can genuinely say it’s one of my very favorites of the season! I wear a lot of dresses around here, so for me to say that this is the one white dress under $100 you need means I must really love it.

Introducing your go-to summer frock, this romantic off the shoulder dress! Doesn’t it look straight out of a movie? I purchased it when shopping for this Italy trip, and was floored to find it looked even better on than I had expected.

The silhouette is gorgeously flattering, and I love the slightly loose off the shoulder neckline… it creates an almost whimsical femininity to the dress that I adore!

I am looking forward to wearing this during one of our evenings in Cortona, Italy. It’s called the Wine Dine Shine dinner, where a few of the local purveyors (jewelry, wine, etc) get together to throw a dinner party in their different shops! My parents travel to this town often and have been telling my sister and I about this event for what feels like forever. I can’t wait to experience it in this beauty!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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16 things i have packed for italy

Eek! Today is the day! At precisely 10am, my family and I are headed off to the airport for two weeks in Italy. I can’t believe it’s here!

Eek! Today is the day! At precisely 10am, my family and I are headed off to the airport for two weeks in Italy. I can’t believe it’s here!

I was up all night packing (I seem to do best under pressure… legit didn’t sleep a wink) anf thought it would be fun to share a few of the “non-outfit” items I’m packing for my trip! I’ll explain each below, but first, click on this collage to shop an item!

  1. Fresh Lip Balm // I talked about this chapstick in my beauty routine post, but I love this stuff. It’s heinously expensive for chapstick, but exactly what I crave when I need moisture!
  2. Superga Sneakers // I knew I’d bring along my tried and true favorite sandals in the world, but also wanted a pair of cute sneakers to switch things up! I landed on these Superga sneakers. They have the cutest platform that gives me a little extra height!
  3. Drybar Dry Shampoo // Hair longevity is the name of the game when it comes to travel, in my book. The longer I can go without having to wash it, the more time I have for everything else! I swear by this Drybar Dry Shampoo… the best I’ve ever used!
  4. Sony A5000 Camera // I love taking photos on trips, but hate lugging around my big DSLR. That’s why this smaller Sony camera that I originally bought for filming YouTube videos has become my travel go-to!
  5. Bose Headphones // I have had a pair of over-ear, noise canceling Bluetooth headphones on my wishlist for over a year, and decided this long plane ride ahead was the perfect excuse to bite the bullet. After lots of research, I purchased these Bose headphones. I can’t wait to see how they turn out!
  6. Sunglasses // This is the pair of sunglasses I’m bringing to Italy. The shape flatters every face shape and manages to look cool and stylish without being too crazy.
  7. Outdoor Voices Tennis Skirt // Outdoor Voices is one of my very favorite activewear lines of mine. I bought this tennis skirt especially for long walking days in Italy. Y’all, it’s so comfortable! Wearing a size Small for reference.
  8. Jewelry Travel Organizer // I swear by this thing y’all. I’ve used it for over a year, and don’t know what I’d do without it!
  9. SPF Setting Spray // This 50 SPF is what I use to quickly spray all over my face before heading out the door! The sun protection is a must for walking around all day.
  10. Affordable Hoop Earrings // These gold hoops are my favorite pair of affordable hoops on the market. These earrings come in a set of two – I wear the larger set most often!
  11. Seamless Underwear // I ran to the mall today to pick up 6 pairs of these no-show underwear. They are so comfortable and don’t show any lines!
  12. Ostrich Pillow // I’ve heard great things about this funky looking pillow, and finally decided to try it out this trip. Crossing my fingers it lives up to the hype!
  13. Sun Hat // I love a big, elegant, not-too-floppy sunhat, and was so happy to find this one for my trip. It’s under $50 and has a beautiful gold shimmer!
  14. Carry On Bag // For my carry on purse, I always bring my St. Anne. tote. It fits my laptop, planner, books and multiple other items beautifully!
  15. Heel Protectors // I purchased these heel inserts for my superga shoes. They’re a lifesaver for anything that rubs your heels!
  16. The Name of the Wind // This fantasy novel (nerd alert, here!) is what I’m reading right now and will be taking along for this journey.

There ya have it, friends! I’ll be sharing all about this trip on Instagram, so make sure you’ve downloaded the LIKEtoKNOW.it app and are following me there to shop my outfit details!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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hot pink matching set

Today, I wanted to share one of my very favorites from the collection, this hot pink matching set. As I’ve mentioned, I set out to find matching sets that were actually wearable (aka didn’t have “bra tops”) and was too excited when I found this one! The color, the ruffle detailing, the fit?! All perfection.

TOP   summer dreams fuschia top (wearing size small)   //   SKORT   summer dreams fuschia skort (wearing size small)   //   CLUTCH   the cabo clutch (under $50)   //   SHOES   ankle strap wedges

Last Thursday was a dream… I launched my exclusive collection with The Impeccable Pig and got to spend the evening celebrating with so many of you! It absolutely blew me away to hear how much you all enjoyed the collection… I simply can’t wait until your orders start arriving so I can see the pieces on YOU! (Be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #impeccablelonestar)

Today, I wanted to share one of my very favorites from the collection, this hot pink matching set. As I’ve mentioned, I set out to find matching sets that were actually wearable (aka didn’t have “bra tops”) and was too excited when I found this one! The color, the ruffle detailing, the fit?! All perfection.

As with any matching set, I love that this one can be used for so many different looks. To show you what I mean, here are two different ways I styled the top and bottoms of this set:

This top looks adorable with anything high waisted… especially these red gingham shorts (wearing size small) from the Impeccable Pig X Lonestar Southern collection!

For a different look, try tucking a blousier top into the skorts. This navy gingham top (wearing size XS) looks too cute with them!

After an amazing weekend in San Antonio celebrating Andrew’s graduation from medical school, I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off getting prepared and packed for ITALY tomorrow! I’m headed there for two weeks with my family, and can’t wait to bring y’all along! In the meantime, don’t forget to shop my Impeccable Pig collection here! (And shipping is free for orders over $40!)

Love from Texas,

Kate

kendra scott summer collection // my 5 faves

Last month I shared my five favorite pieces from the Kendra Scott, and I’m thrilled to do the same today with the summer collection! Y’all, take it from me… you’re going to love it.

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Turquoise Statement Earrings   //   White Tassel Earrings   //   Gold Earrings   //   Turquoise Bracelet Set   //   Turquoise Ring

I’m a year-round statement earring wearer, but can we all agree that there’s something especially fun about accessorizing during the summer? From summer vacations to happy hours outdoors to wedding festivities and so much more, there are endless opportunities for stand-out silhouettes and lots of color!

In my opinion, no one does summer accessorizing than Kendra Scott, a brand I’ve loved and worn since college. It’s no secret that I love bringing bold pops of color into my ensembles, and Kendra Scott makes that oh-so-easy!

Last month I shared my five favorite pieces from the Kendra Scott, and I’m thrilled to do the same today with the summer collection! Y’all, take it from me… you’re going to love it.

If you’ve followed along for a while, you know that my favorite shade to accessorize with is turquoise. Maybe it’s the Texas girl in me, but there’s no combination I love more than a lovely outfit accented with blue!

That’s why I couldn’t stop myself from saying “yes!” to the Cristina Statement Earrings in Aqua Howlite. I love how the Kendra Scott team took the classic Danielle (my go-to in college, as seen at the bottom of this post) shape and added to it with tons of gorgeous tassels! It’s the perfect earring for any sort of fiesta.

I loved this shade of blue so much that I decided it was a must-have in the Megan Cocktail Ring and Julie Gold Stretch Bracelets as well. We can’t let the ears have all the fun… these two pieces bring color to an entire look!

And if you’re looking for something a bit more neutral without sacrificing on the wow-factor, you’re going to love the Denise Statement Earrings and a modern take on the classic hoop, the Lindsey Drop Earrings.

Fun fact about the Denise Statement Earrings… the tassels are removable! That means you can wear all three, remove one tassel for a mid-length look or simply wear one tassel for a smaller statement! I love that this one earring gives you three different, equally-fun looks. You’ll find me wearing the Denise with two tassels at my sister’s graduation below!

If you’re subscribed to my email newsletter “Happy Mail,” you heard that I’m leaving for Italy (!!!) this Wednesday! You can bet I’m bringing these beauties along.

Love from Texas,

Kate

Thank you, Kendra Scott, for sponsoring this post.

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