the cutest pink striped matching set

Pink striped matching set against a pink striped hotel… can you say literal match made in heaven?!

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TOP   pink striped tie top   |   SHORTS   pink striped shorts   |   BAG   straw bag (removed the tassel)   |   EARRINGS   baublebar amariella earrings (available in a second color here)   |   SHOES   strappy espadrille wedges   |   SUNGLASSES   circle lens sunglasses

Pink striped matching set against a pink striped hotel… can you say literal match made in heaven?!

Last weeks location at the Don Cesar hotel couldn’t have been any more perfect for this striped number I picked up at J.Crew! Y’all know how I feel about matching sets… two pieces that give you (at least) three different looks! I can tell you firsthand that this top looks too adorable with a pair of white skinny jeans, and these striped shorts are begging to be worn with your favorite easy white tee!

J.Crew has been running all sorts of amazing promotions lately, and they are currently offering 20% off of two styles and 30% off of three styles! That means you can buy both this top and this pair of shorts and get the whole ensemble for 20% off. (Throw in this pair of chic tortoise shell statement earrings to make it 30% off!)

Before I sign off, I wanted to give you a heads up to be sure to check my Instagram page at noon… I’ve got an amazing giveaway with a long-time favorite brand I can’t wait to fill you in on!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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how i recreated my senior prom look

Of any post I’ve ever written, this has to be one of my very favorites. That’s because today, in honor of prom season, I’m taking a walk down memory lane, and bringing you along with me, as I recreate my senior prom look with the help of Bloomingdale’s!

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Of any post I’ve ever written, this has to be one of my very favorites. That’s because today, in honor of prom season, I’m taking a walk down memory lane, and bringing you along with me, as I recreate my senior prom look with the help of Bloomingdale’s!

More than the night itself, I remember the prep that went into my senior prom oh-so-vividly. Can anyone relate? Oh my word… the spray tans, the makeup appointments, the agonizing hours spent in dressing rooms trying to find the perfect gown…. what a blur!

Online shopping was just starting to gain traction, so I was pretty limited to what I could actually find in-store. Even though Dallas has a fabulous shopping scene, I still remember having so much trouble finding a dress I absolutely loved.

At long last, I settled on a white halter-neck gown with a lovely wrapped waist and finished the look off with a turquoise necklace and a black Tory Burch crossbody that I wore as a clutch.

I’ll be the first to admit that I have so many (too many) “fashion” moments in high school that I’d love to forget, but I truly love what I wore for my senior prom. While the stress of finding the dress and putting the whole look together probably gave me a few grey hairs, I remember feeling so confident once it was all said and done, and having the time of my life that evening!

One resource I wish I’d taken advantage of all those years ago? The gorgeous dress election at Bloomingdale’s. The evening and formal gown department boasts hundreds of beautifully curated dresses perfect for prom, black tie weddings, and any other Cinderella-worthy occasion you have on your calendar. They had everything I needed in creating this modern take on my senior prom look!

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DRESS   cutout lace gown (wearing size 2, altered)   |   EARRINGS   turquoise earrings   |   SHOES   gold glitter heels   |   CLUTCH   tory burch crossbody

In recreating my senior prom ensemble, I took inspiration from my all-white gown and chose this dress, a beautiful Aidan Mattox design with a gorgeous, intricate lace overlay and subtle, flattering cutouts. The lace gives a fresh twist from my all-white senior prom look while the chic silhouette keeps things elegant and simple.

I loved how the turquoise necklace looked against my senior prom dress and decided to bring that same feel to my recreation of the look with these fun turquoise earrings! They bring that same pop of color to the look and, since they draw the eyes upward, actually elongate my silhouette.

When it comes to prom and special event dresses, I especially love the Aidan Mattox line that’s available 100% exclusively at Bloomingdale’s. It’s full of gorgeous dresses in every hue, almost all with price points under the $200 and $300 mark.

If you love color, check out this stunning pink beauty. Prefer a bit of sparkle? This embellished gown is a show-stopper! There’s truly a style there for everyone, and think you’ll have fun perusing the entire collection here.

Next up? Freshening things up from my battered, black Tory Burch clutch with this lovely white crossbody. (Can you tell old habits die hard? I used the same trick for this purse, tucking the chain in to transform it into a clutch!)

Finally, I settled on the perfect Cinderella-worthy shoe. Friends, meet your new best friend… these Sam Edelman heels! I have owned these in nude for over a year now, and they’ve become my go-to because of their style, price point and comfort level. I can dance all night in these! When I found them in a gorgeous gold shimmer, I knew I’d found my new obsession. If you’re looking for a great formal shoe that you can actually walk (and dance!) in, I can’t recommend these enough!

I had so much fun taking y’all back in time with me today, and now I want to hear from you! If prom is in your past, what did you wear? If prom on your horizon, I’d love to know what look are you going for!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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latest & greatest vol. 57

Hip, hip, hooray! Today is my (wait for it…) 25th BIRTHDAY! I’m home from my trip to Florida, and so excited to spend the weekend celebrating with family and friends. And by friends, I mean YOU! We’re starting with a roundup of the cutest new arrivals to hit the web. They have me in such a happy spring mood!

Hip, hip, hooray! Today is my (wait for it…) 25th BIRTHDAY!

I’m home from my trip to Florida, and so excited to spend the weekend celebrating with family and friends. And by friends, I mean YOU! We’re starting with a roundup of the cutest new arrivals to hit the web. They have me in such a happy spring mood!

This swimsuit and this bag are currently part of the Shopbop sale, which (don’t forget) ends Saturday night! If this is your first time here this week, don’t miss these beachy sale looks… here, here and here!

Today, I’ll be heading to my favorite SoulCycle class (and bringing Andrew for the first time – haha!), grabbing my favorite acai bowl for lunch, and celebrating with my fam with a crawfish boil tonight! Tomorrow night? A fun fiesta with my friends that I can’t wait to share more about.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Thank you for making year 25 such a fun one for me!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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turquoise pom pom coverup

The Shopbop sale frenzy continues with this darling pom pom coverup! When I was shopping for my trip to St. Petersburg, Florida, I knew I’d be spending plenty of time in the sun. That’s why cute coverups were at the top of my list, and when I came across this one it was a no-brainer!

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DRESS   turquoise pom pom coverup (20% off with code EVENT18)  |   BAG   bamboo arc bag   |   SHOES   ancient greek sandals (20% off with code EVENT18)

The Shopbop sale frenzy continues with this darling pom pom coverup! When I was shopping for my trip to St. Petersburg, Florida, I knew I’d be spending plenty of time in the sun. That’s why cute coverups were at the top of my list, and when I came across this one it was a no-brainer!

There’s too much to love about this little frock. First off… can we talk about how sweet and lady-like the cut is? I love the babydoll silhouette capped off with the sweetest ruffle sleeves and hem.

The cherry on top? The gorgeous string of blue and turquoise pom poms that lines the back! It perfectly mimics the shades of the ocean, and I find myself with a certain spring in my step when I have it on.

It’s currently 20% off (or 25% off if you spend over $500) with the code EVENT18, and in my opinion it’s a must! If you love a statement coverup (aka tassels, pom poms and all things colorful), check out this brand. They have too many cute options, and all are included in the sale! And if you missed it, you’ll find a roundup of all my sale favorites here.

Sadly, I’m packing up today to head home to Dallas. Ugh, hate leaving behind the sun and the sand! The not-so-sad part? My birthday is tomorrow! Andrew is picking me up from the airport tonight, and we’re off to my favorite Dallas sushi spot to get the celebrations started. I’m not usually a birthday diva (I was sick in bed last year!) but this year I’m so excited to celebrate! Can’t wait to fill you in on more! (A certain fiesta may be involved…)

Love from St. Petersburg,

Kate

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the vacation frock i always pack up

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it… this dress, which I wore last year in this post (and sold out way too fast) back in stock on the Shopbop site! If you remember all of my proverbial oo-ing and ah-ing in this post, you’ll know this feminine frock is easily a favorite of mine.It’s effortlessly fashion-forward, oozing with fun and comfortable to boot! Win, win, win in my book.

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I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it… this dress, which I wore last year in this post (and sold out way too fast) back in stock on the Shopbop site! If you remember all of my proverbial oo-ing and ah-ing in this post, you’ll know this feminine frock is easily a favorite of mine.It’s effortlessly fashion-forward, oozing with fun and comfortable to boot! Win, win, win in my book.

Today, Shopbop began their site-wide 20% off sale and it’s included! Use the code EVENT18 for 20% off of orders under $500, and 25% off of orders over $500!

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This dress is selling out quickly again, but I’ve kept my eye on it over the past week or so and it continues to come back in and out of stock. If your heart is set on it, I’d recommend bookmarking this page and checking back often!

I spent last evening combing through Shopbop, and found so many amazing pieces on sale. You’ll find them all below, and a few of my favorites linked here:

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my favorite beach dress

The dress I’m thrilled to share with you today is currently 20% off in Shopbop’s site-wide sale! Word on the street is this sale will open to the public tomorrow, BUT you can use the code EVENT18 right away for 20% off of orders under $500 and 25% off of orders over $500!

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DRESS   ric rac dress (available in more colors here)   |   SHOES   ancient greek sandals (read my review of them here)   |   BAG   straw bag (removed the tassel)   |   EARRINGS   pink statement earrings

Hello from St. Petersburg beach, friends! It’s been a dream staying at the Don Cesar and soaking in the beautiful seaside… and has given me the excuse to break out some gorgeous summer pieces to boot!

One that I’m thrilled to share with you today is currently 20% off in Shopbop’s site-wide sale! Word on the street is this sale will open to the public tomorrow, BUT you can use the code EVENT18 right away for 20% off of orders under $500 and 25% off of orders over $500!

And trust me, you’re going to want to use that code because I splurged big time on this pink ric rac dress. I don’t usually spend that much on a dress, let alone a casual one! But once I booked my ticket to St. Petersburg and my room at a pink hotel, my resistance to this darling piece was wearing thin.

Y’all know how hard I’ve been crushing on ric rac lately, right? And in my signature color? Impossible to say no to!

Even though it cost an arm and a leg, I’m head over heels in love with this little frock. I make sure to use this underneath when wearing as a dress, but also wear this dress over swimsuits as a cover-up when I’m headed to the beach! It’s one size, so keep in mind that I got the straps taken up to make it a bit more proportional to my frame. Taller girls, because of that you probably wouldn’t have any trouble at all with it!

As if the pink isn’t cute enough, check out this design in multi-color, navy, black multicolor, and white and navy! Act quick, these cuties are selling out like hotcakes!

Love from Florida,

Kate

P.S. The sandals I’m wearing in this post are ALSO included in the sale! I’ve had them for over a year and have worn them all over the world. See where-to and why they’re my favorite here!

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