cinco de mayo style

With the arrival of May (!!!) comes one of my favorite days to celebrate… Cinco De Mayo! This Thursday, May 5th, it’s time to pull out the maracas, don you’re favorite off-the-shoulder top or embroidered sundress and head to your favorite Tex Mex spot. We’ve got some celebrating to do!

Cinco3Cinco4Cinco8Cinco2Cinco6Cinco1Cinco5SKIRT   neon striped skirt   |   SHIRT   off the shoulder crop top (under $20)  |   WEDGES   m.gemi peonia wedges   |   CLUTCH   tory burch crossbody/clutch   |   HOOPS   julie vos hoops   |   LIP COLOR   schiap

When I saw this darling neon striped skirt, I knew I’d found the key piece to my Cinco ensemble. I love the modern, fun spin on the classic Mexican stripe motif! Neon pinks and corals? Muy, muy bien. To play up the holiday, I paired it with an off-the-shoulder crop top, but can’t wait to get more use out of the skirt by pairing it with a sweet white or blue tank this summer!

If you’re ready to celebrate this Thursday, but neon skirts aren’t your thing (no offense taken, I promise…) I’ve rounded up a few other darling options below:

You’ll also spy a pair of new wedges in today’s post… I was recently introduced to the brand M.Gemi, and I am absolutely smitten. The ordering process was so informative and seamless, and the packaging and boxing the shoes came in quite literally took my breath away. The quality of the shoes far exceeds the price point, so I’d encourage you to check out the brand here if you’re in the market for a pair of quality summer shoes!

Well, well, well… happy Monday, friends! If you’re following along on snapchat (LonestarSnaps) you’ll have seen that yesterday I began moving into my new apartment! After a full day of unboxing and building, it’s starting to come together beautifully. I can’t wait to show you more! Also, don’t forget, I posted a rare Sunday outfit yesterday! Be sure to check it out here if you missed it.

Love from Texas,


Photography by Stephanie Drenka

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  1. Tammy said:

    perfect striped skirt !!

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  2. Aubrey said:

    Love that festive skirt! Perfect for the upcoming holiday!

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

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  3. You are SO ready for Cinco de Mayo! I can’t wait to celebrate with excessive amounts of queso and margarita’s :)

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  5. Kathryn said:

    Oh my gosh girl!! Your skirt is amazing!!

    xx Kathryn

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  6. Sara Kate said:

    What a great skirt for cinco!!! You are rocking those colors girl!

    Sara Kate Styling

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  7. Emily said:

    Super cute! This is the perfect Cinco de Mayo outfit. it’s so fun and festive!


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  8. Ellen said:

    I always love your eye for color! This skirt is so fun!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  9. Annie said:

    Loveeeeeee all of your outfits and your blog!!!! I was just wondering what your major was in college!!!! Thanks love you so much

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    • A Lonestar State of Southern said:

      Thanks Annie! :) I majored in Public Relations, and minored in Business!

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  10. Holy cow, those shoes are amazing!!! They pair wonderfully with your colorful skirt!

    Jordan: The Teacup of Style
    IG: teacupofstyle

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  11. Love the bright skirt and fun crop top, this is the perfect Cinco De Mayo outfit!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

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  12. This outfit is absolutely adorable! I love it!


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