ruffle cold shoulder top with express

Do you know what I love? Those few minutes after you’ve ordered an Uber to meet up with friends or head somewhere fun. For a brief moment, I love taking that chance to unplug from my phone and appreciate the anticipation of what lies ahead! In the instant gratification scene we live in, that feeling having to actually wait for something exciting is one I adore and don’t find in too many other scenarios. Today, I’m thrilled to be partnering with Express in sharing how their pieces fit in perfectly with those moments in my life, from heading to dinner with friends to weddings and date nights!

I scooped up this adorable ruffle sleeve cold shoulder top for those outings – ones spent with friends at a favorite, go-to spot (we love afternoons at The Rustic) or exploring new places around Dallas. If y’all have followed along with me for a while, you know that I love mixing chic, classic pieces in with well-curated trends and a pop of fun. That feel is one I immediately saw in this top, and I’m always able to find at Express, whether I’m searching for something for Friday nights out, summer weddings (this maxi) or for my favorite warm weather activity, outdoor concerts! (Which this smocked romper would be perfect for.)

TOP   cold shoulder ruffle sweater   |   JEANS   mid rise dark wash jeans   |   SHOES   nude wedges   |   BAG   nude crossbody

Also, can we talk about how cute these nude wedges are? I’m smitten with the faux snake detailing, which gives the versatile silhouette a super chic twist, and know I’ll be wearing these all spring and summer long.

Isn’t finding a line that just gets you the best? I love how Express seamlessly fits in with my life and my dress code, and encourage you to check out their cute new arrivals here to see how it fits in with yours!

Love from Texas,


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  1. Sally said:

    Your hair is the cutest! You should wear it half up like that more often! I hope you have a fabulous day, Kate!

    Sweetly, Sally //

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  2. lupita said:

    I want too….

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    • lupita said:

      Lovely blouse
      Where can I find shoes ?

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      • A Lonestar State of Southern said:

        Hi, Lupita! They’re linked right underneath the photos. Here is the link for you:


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  3. Kendal said:

    I love the texture of that shirt! I’ve never tried the cold shoulder trend, but that top is definitely one I would wear!

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

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  4. Lauren said:

    This look is so cute and retro looking!
    Lauren | Pretty as a Peony

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  5. Lauren said:

    This sweater is gorgeous on you!


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  6. Julia said:

    Such a fun cute and cozy top! Love it!

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  7. Marta said:

    That’s such a gorgeous top! And I love what you with your hair, it looks super cute.

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  8. Such a cute outfit, that top is too perfect (especially the sleeves)! Also love tour hair in this :)

    Lauren Lindmark |

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  9. Allie said:

    These sleeves are to die for!! Hope you had a fab weekend :)


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  10. kelsey said:

    This top is gorgeous I love it!
    Xo, Kelsey |

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