the brightest

You know what I love about summer? Well, besides the warmth (or should I say oppressive heat), beach trips, country music, slushy slurping and swimsuit shopping? The fact that the brightest of colors are acceptable, and even expected, in every wardrobe. 
ikatt3You can bet that the past week, my first official week of summer vacation, I’ve been sporting the most cheery, colorful pieces I can find.

ikatedit1That’s why I’m absolutely loving this cheery dress from Lyla’s Clothing. It combines so many of the vibrant hues I make a point to include in my summer picks – pinks, oranges, and turquoise.ikatedit3I just don’t think I’ll ever tire of a classic orange + pink combination, and the added pop of turquoise is such a fun touch.
ikatedit2Another thing I’m loving about this dress in particular? It’s versatility. ikatedit4Leather accessories (my go-to purse and favorite summer wedges) add a laid-back summer flair.
ikatedit5A pair of Jack Rogers are going to be too cute with it on my family’s beach trip later this summer.
ikatt8 It would also be adorable with these bright pink heels and a clutch for a fun dinner or wedding!
ikat1When you have a pattern as bold as this, delicate gold jewelry is all you need to compliment. A bright lip color doesn’t hurt, either! (This is my favorite shade.)dressredoBright Ikat DRESS // Michael Kor’s Hamilton PURSE // Michael Kor’s Giovanna Espadrille WEDGES // Knotted EARRINGS (similar) // Delicate Gold NECKLACE (similar)

I hope you have lots of bright color planned for the weekend ahead! I’m thinking I’m going to add even more to mine with a few popsicles and a pitcher of fresh lemonade. If you have any other summertime treats you love to indulge in, I’m all ears! :)

Love from Texas,


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  1. My goodness, I love your tote. And your dress! Lookin’ good!

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  2. Courtney said:

    In love with your dress! The colors are gorgeous!

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  3. Amanda said:

    I just purchased those wedges, and will definitely be getting my use out of them this year! Looks great with that dress, I love the colors.

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  4. You dress is adorable and I love those wedges!

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  5. Megan said:

    Being able to wear bright colors makes me so happy! It just puts me in a better mood:) Love those wedges!

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  6. Kristen said:

    Love that dress! It would also be super cute with nude pumps!
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  7. Kristin said:

    I really love your dress!


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  8. Meggie said:

    Loving that dress Kate! How perfect for summer :)


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  9. Kristýna said:

    beautiful dress :)

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