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I’m so excited to be  partnering with Nordstrom today to bring you the prettiest solution… this Cinderella-worthy pair of gold Tory Burch ballet flats! Let’s just take a moment to soak in the fairy tale-like beauty of these babies, shall we?

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SHOES   gold tory burch claire ballet flats   |   JACKET   drapey roll tab sleeve jacket   |   SWEATER   tan sweater (sold out, similar linked)   |   BAG   tory burch suede bag (also worn here)   |   JEANS   rag & bone jeans   |   WATCH   kate spade watch   |   BRACELET   david yurman cable bracelet   |   EARRINGS   pearl studs

Just as a great pair of versatile sandals are essential to styling oneself through summer, I’ve found a perfect pair of ballet flats to be of paramount importance when transitioning into the cooler months of autumn and winter. The problem I always come across? Finding a pair that is neutral enough to work with all sorts of ensembles without being snooze-inducingly boring.

(Because really… if there’s one word I don’t ever want used to characterize my wardrobe, it’s boring. Who’s with me?)

That, my friends, is why I’m so excited to be  partnering with Nordstrom today to bring you the prettiest solution… this Cinderella-worthy pair of gold Tory Burch ballet flats! Let’s just take a moment to soak in the fairy tale-like beauty of these babies, shall we?

I have never seen a metallic flat executed quite as beautifully as this pair, as finding a gold that isn’t too orangey or cheap looking is tricky, friends. I’m amazed at how perfect this pale, glistening hue is… perfect for pairing with everything a neutral, casual outfit like the one I’m wearing above, to a little black dress, to a pink sweater and beyond! Not to mention, these are also season-less, and can be worn all through fall and winter and straight into spring and summer.

Because of their incredible versatility, the timeless style of this ballet flat and the gorgeous quality Tory Burch brings to each of their pieces, this is one higher-priced item I know I’ll be getting use out of for years to come. (Yes, years!)

And want to know what’s even sweeter? The fact that these beauties are currently 33% off at Nordstrom! That’s one reason I love shopping for Tory Burch at Nordstrom… they always have the best selections (these flats are only carried at Nordstrom) and even better mark downs! Plus, free shipping both ways means you never have to sweat it when it comes to big decisions like this. Returns are a breeze!

Click here to see the newest Tory Burch selection at Nordstrom, and let me know what you’re loving!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Thank you, Nordstrom, for sponsoring this post!

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lilly pulitzer after party sale date 2017

Good morning friends, and do I have some exciting news for you today! The Lilly Pulitzer team has given me the go-ahead to spill the juice on the dates of the summer After Party Sale early! Are you ready?! Drumroll please…

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DRESS   lilly pulitzer off the shoulder tassel dress (wearing XS, also comes in navy)   |   EARRINGS   white statement earrings (25% off with code LONESTAR25)   |   BAG   bamboo ark handbag ($54!)   |   SHOES   beige ankle strap heels

Good morning friends, and do I have some exciting news for you today! The Lilly Pulitzer team has given me the go-ahead to spill the juice on the dates of the summer After Party Sale early! Are you ready?! Drumroll please…

August 28th – 30th

That’s right, y’all! For the first time ever, the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale will be live for three full days! I am giddy with anticipation, and if you are too, be sure to check out these super easy tips on what to do now so you’re prepared to make the most (and get the most) out of this summer’s Lilly Pulitzer Anniversary Sale!

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1. Mark Your Calendar

Highlight it in your planner, set an alarm on your phone, whatever you have to do to make sure you’re in the zone come August 28th (this Monday) at 8am EST. (For all my Texas girls, that means 7am!)

2. Create an Account + Enter Credit Card Info

I typically never store credit card information online, but this sale is the one exception I make! Why? Because during the sale, no items are reserved… even if they’re in your cart! Which means time is of the essence. By creating an account and entering your credit card info ahead of time, you’ll save a ton of time during the checkout process, and increase your chances of getting everything in your cart! Worth. It.

3. Shop Early at a Lilly Near You

Word on the street is that for the first time ever, Lilly is hosting pre-sale parties in all of their store locations! Head to your Lilly THIS Sunday at 3pm to sneak peek, try on and even PURCHASE sale items in-store!

Follow these tips, and you’ll be set to make quite the splash during this After Party Sale! You can also head here for commonly asked Q&As. Be sure to check back on Sunday, as I’ll be posting some more pointers about what to do during the sale to make it your best-shopped ever. In the meantime, check out some of my favorite new Lilly Pulitzer arrivals below!

Get excited!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Photography by Angie Garcia

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one shoulder ruffle top

I’m going to go ahead and say it… this one shoulder ruffle top is one of the most fun pieces of clothing I’ve ever owned. In the sea of perpetual off-the-shoulder silhouettes we’ve been swimming in for the past few months (don’t get me wrong, I love a good #OTS, but they seem to be everywhere) this beauty caught my eye for its larger than life personality, and I knew I had to add it to my arsenal!

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TOP   large ruffle one shoulder top (wearing size US 4)   |   SKIRT   lace miniskirt (wearing size US 4)    |   SHOES   beige ankle strap heels   |   BAG   straw basket bag   |   EARRINGS   pearl studs   |   WATCH   kate spade watch   |   BRACELET   david yurman bracelet

I’m going to go ahead and say it… this one shoulder ruffle top is one of the most fun pieces of clothing I’ve ever owned. In the sea of perpetual off-the-shoulder silhouettes we’ve been swimming in for the past few months (don’t get me wrong, I love a good #OTS, but they seem to be everywhere) this beauty caught my eye for its larger than life personality, and I knew I had to add it to my arsenal!

What I didn’t expect was to love it on so much. There’s something about the structure of the ruffle that makes this top look far more expensive than it really is… I couldn’t believe it was just $32! It adds a new dimension to any outfit, whether paired with a little lace skirt for a perfect brunch look, or with flare jeans and wedges for a more casual but just-as-fun ensemble.

So I’m curious… would you wear this top? Or is it too much ruffle? And if you answered “yes!” to the first question, how would you style it?

Before signing off, I wanted to let y’all know about an incredibly fun discount code I was able to get for y’all! Any statement earring lovers in the house?! Use the code LONESTAR25 for 25% off any full priced bauble from Baublebar! (One exclusion: the Maya Brenner collection) This code will be active until this Thursday, August 22nd so be sure to snatch up a few fun pieces before then! Here are some of my drool-worthy favorites…

Love from Texas,

Kate

Photography by Angie Garcia

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sweet eyelet jumpsuit

Let me start off by saying this… never in a million years did I ever think you’d find me in a jumpsuit! For some reason, the idea of plunging vnecks and bodycon always comes to mind when thinking about the style, and let’s just take a moment of silence for how that sort of contraption would look on my 5’2″ frame.

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JUMPSUIT   eyelet jumpsuit   |   SHOES   beige ankle strap heels   |   BAG   straw bag (old Forever21, similar linked)   |   BRACELET   david yurman cable bracelet   |   EARRINGS   thin gold earrings

Let me start off by saying this… never in a million years did I ever think you’d find me in a jumpsuit! For some reason, the idea of plunging vnecks and bodycon always comes to mind when thinking about the style, and let’s just take a moment of silence for how that sort of contraption would look on my 5’2″ frame.

But earlier this summer, while putting together my weekly Latest & Greatest roundup (did you see the one I posted yesterday?) I came across a piece that changed all that, this eyelet popover jumpsuit. Before I knew it, I was creating outfits staring this beauty in my head and scouring the shipping options to see just how quickly I could get it to my doorstep.

I didn’t think it was possible, but this jumpsuit epitomizes that sweet southern style I’m always on the lookout for. I truly think it’s the eyelet detailing on the hemlines that make this piece so utterly feminine and charming. I also love how billowy and blousy this jumpsuit is – a far-cry from the image that came to mind when I initially thought of “jumpsuits.” While this one comes with delicate straps, I tucked them in for a completely strapless look and love the result!

Unfortunately, this cute thing was so popular that it’s currently unavailable in white, but you’ll find it in a gorgeous light blue shade here! For sizing reference, I’m in a 4 US.

Love from Texas,

Kate

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latest & greatest vol. 33

Friends! Nothing like a little Sunday evening Latest & Greatest to shake things up, huh? This month has been so busy and fun around here that there hasn’t been room for these weekly roundups to go live on Fridays. That’s why I decided that instead of letting them slip away, we’d bring…

Friends! Nothing like a little Sunday evening Latest & Greatest to shake things up, huh? This month has been so busy and fun around here that there hasn’t been room for these weekly roundups to go live on Fridays. That’s why I decided that instead of letting them slip away, we’d bring them back as a weekend edition! I know I love spending Sunday evenings relaxing at home and prepping for the week ahead, so hopefully this fits into your day perfectly.

Now that August is drawing to a close (!!!) we’re seeing more and more fall arrivals pop up! While it’s still quite toasty down here in Dallas, I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t already ordered a couple of cute things to break out on chilly days. (Can we talk about the perfection that is this jacket?) There’s so much autumn goodness packed into today’s roundup (and the links below) and I can’t get enough! Don’t forget to check out the cute items I couldn’t fit onto the collage below:

On a personal note, I’ve finally slowed down from the back-to-back travel I was doing all summer long, and can’t tell you how nice it’s been to actually have a couple of weekends home. It almost feels like I’m rediscovering Dallas again, and with new restaurants popping up all over the place, it almost feels like a new city! I can’t wait for fall festivities (i.e. football) to start up again. Don’t get me wrong… I have no idea what goes on in a football game (shameful, I know) but I do love the fun weekends filled with friends and tail gating it brings!

Wishing each of you a restful evening, and a wonderful start to the week ahead!

Love from Texas,

Kate

 

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LOFT sister party recap

“What’s your favorite part of your job?” That is one question I get asked often, and always have the most fun answering. There are so many different facets of Lonestar Southern that I adore, but hands down my favorite thing on earth is getting to meet Y’ALL – the friends I’ve made virtually over the past four years on this little corner of the internet!

SKIRT   pale pink bow wrap skirt   |   TOP   white ruffle sleeve top   |   ROMPER   ruffle halter neck romper   |   EARRINGS   white statement earrings   |   JACKET (on me and my mom)   denim jacket   |   SWEATSHIRT (on my sister)   v neck sweatshirt

“What’s your favorite part of your job?” That is one question I get asked often, and always have the most fun answering. There are so many different facets of Lonestar Southern that I adore, but hands down my favorite thing on earth is getting to meet Y’ALL – the friends I’ve made virtually over the past four years on this little corner of the internet!

This past Friday, I had too much fun doing just that in partnering with LOFT to celebrate National Sister Day with my own sister, Steele. LOFT threw a fabulous party at their Dallas location at Mockingbird Station, and as you can tell from the photos above, the evening was a blast. 

Between the amazing DJ (who played my main jam, Fergalicious, without missing a beat), male models who served rosé, lemonade and all the delicious bites you could want, a photo booth and fun giveaways, there was enough sister celebrating to last us all year long!

Between all of the festivities, you can rest assured that plenty of shopping got done. My sister snatched up this cozy sweatshirt, and my mom and I walked away with matching jackets! (The low collar on it makes this denim beauty really flattering and not too overbearing.)

I am so thankful to the LOFT team for providing such a fun event surrounding sisterhood. Women rallying behind and uplifting other women is such a beautiful, important and necessary support system for the day and age we live in. Getting to do that this past Friday with LOFT and so many of you was the sweetest thing.

For all of you who sent me messages saying you wished you could have attended, you were so missed! For those of you I had the pleasure of meeting hugging/dancing/posing/chatting with on Friday, thank you. You made my day!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Thank you, LOFT, for sponsoring this post! 

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