latest & greatest vol. 38

While in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I got a taste for real fall weather. There were even some leaves starting to turn! It has me in the mood for this gorgeous reversible scarf (that looks so much more expensive than it is) and this perfect pair of over the knee boots. Also… can we talk about the perfect autumn statement earring these babies make?

Cheers to the weekend, y’all! We’ve made it through another week, Christmas is only 13 weeks away (what?), and I’m back with a roundup of the cutest new arrivals to hit the web from this past week!

While in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I got a taste for real fall weather. There were even some leaves starting to turn! It has me in the mood for this gorgeous reversible scarf (that looks so much more expensive than it is) and this perfect pair of over the knee boots. Also… can we talk about the perfect autumn statement earring these babies make?

And I’m loving this pink on pink workout set… granted, I don’t think anyone in my SoulCycle class would take me seriously, but if it motivates me to get working, it’s worth it right?

On that note, I wanted to give you a quick heads up that the scalloped Lululemon sports bra I talked about a couple weeks ago is now on sale! I was tempted to buy two colors but started with just the white since it’s a final sale. I wear a size 4 in Lululemon tops as a reference!

Wishing everyone a fun weekend! See y’all here on Monday!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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the feminine flare

Flares, y’all. Oh, how I love ’em! Amidst the seemingly endless rotation of skinny jeans and riding boots that I seem to fall into whenever fall rolls around, this denim silhouette is my favorite way to keep things fresh and fun.

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JEANS   high-waisted flare jeans (wearing size XXS)   |   TOP   striped blouse   |   BAG   burgundy bag

Flares, y’all. Oh, how I love ’em! Amidst the seemingly endless rotation of skinny jeans and riding boots that I seem to fall into whenever fall rolls around, this denim silhouette is my favorite way to keep things fresh and fun.

Today, I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Modcloth in showing you how easy it is to incorporate this fun look into your own personal style this season!

Can we all agree that jeans are a tricky thing to get just right? I’ve been one to spend tedious hours in the dressing room agonizing over the perfect fit, and once found, seldom stray away from that one particular make and style.

This pair of high-waisted flare denim, however, was another story altogether. The second I saw them, I had a feeling they were just what my tried-and-true skinny jean collection was missing. And boy, was I right!

This vintage-inspired look flatters all the right places, highlighting the smallest part of your waist and dipping in and out to create an effortless hourglass shape. And don’t think you have to be tall to pull these babies off! I’m 5/2″ and simply add a pair of heels underneath to create the illusion of sky-high legs.

One of the characteristics I love about Modcloth is their selection of unique items, like these high-waisted flares, that you won’t find anywhere else. As it turns out, their entire denim collection this season is on-point. Since I’ve loved wearing these so much already, I have my eyes on this wide-leg pair as well for a more relaxed look.

I really love that Modcloth carries these in an all-encompassing array of sizes (I’m in an XXS) so that these can be enjoyed by everyone!

So friends, here’s my challenge to you today. Break out of your denim rut and give something new and different a try!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Thank you, Modcloth, for sponsoring this post.

P.S. Did y9ou see last month’s post with Modcloth? It’s one of my favorite fall looks to date. Check it out here!

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navy gingham wrap top

This top is a perfect summer-to-fall transition piece. Over the past few weeks, I’ve worn it exactly how it’s styled above, white jeans and wedges, but this blouse also looks amazing paired with dark-wash denim and riding boots! A perfect ensemble for fall weekends.

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TOP   navy gingham wrap top   |   EARRINGS   thin gold hoops   |   SHOES   marc fisher wedges (40% off)   |   BAG   tory burch tassel crossbody   |   JEANS   white j.crew skinny jeans   |   BRACELET   david yurman bracelet

Over the course of the past couple of months, I’ve seen this wrap silhouette pop up time and time again. It was love at first sight, but for some reason felt like I wouldn’t be able to pull it off… there certainly is a lot going on between the sleeves, sash, and pattern!

But then I ran into my friend Caroline at church, who was sporting this same style in a gorgeous pale pink color. After seeing it up close and in person, and looking so elegant and different, I changed my mind! Needless to say, the first thing I did once I got home was rush to my computer and order it.

This top is a perfect summer-to-fall transition piece. Over the past few weeks, I’ve worn it exactly how it’s styled above, white jeans and wedges, but this blouse also looks amazing paired with dark-wash denim and riding boots! A perfect ensemble for fall weekends.

While this style is being sold by multiple designers this season, I’ve loved this under $100 piece. It comes in pink, gray, navy gingham and black gingham, and has a 4.5 star rating with over 20 reviews. You’ll find them all here!

I’m currently sitting in the airport waiting to board my flight back to Dallas! This brief trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico has been amazing, and I can’t wait to share all the details about it soon!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Photography by Hilary Rattikin

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black ruffle halter neck

As much as I love bringing color into almost every outfit I wear, there’s something so easy and chic about a solid black piece. I was craving a blouse I could wear out on weekend nights that didn’t require too much of a hassle, and instantly fell in love with this beauty when I spotted the neckline.

TOP   black ruffle halter top (wearing size XS)   |   JEANS   black ankle skinny jeans    |    BELT   24mm hermés belt kit   |   BAG   kate spade bag   |   SHOES   leopard print pumps

It’s not often that I go for an all-black ensemble, but on the rare occasion that I do, there’s about a 95% chance I’m going to bring leopard print into it somehow. Gotta keep things interesting, right?

As much as I love bringing color into almost every outfit I wear, there’s something so easy and chic about a solid black piece. I was craving a blouse I could wear out on weekend nights that didn’t require too much of a hassle, and instantly fell in love with this beauty when I spotted the neckline.

The halter neck and cold shoulder detailing, not to mention the subtle ruffle along the top, make this long-sleeve blouse a knockout piece that is far from boring. The other quality I’m loving about this top? It’s versatility. Pair with all-black everything for an effortless look that’s instantly chic, or pull in a pop of color with a great pair of statement earrings or some fun shoes.

This is one top I plan to wear out over the course of the next few months. Needless to say, I can’t wait!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Photography by Hilary Rattikin

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packing for santa fe

click directly on the images above to shop Hello, hello friends, and happy Sunday! I know that you don’t normally see me around here on the weekends, but today something exciting is happening that I’ve been dying to fill you in on… I’m jumping on a plane and heading to…

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Hello, hello friends, and happy Sunday! I know that you don’t normally see me around here on the weekends, but today something exciting is happening that I’ve been dying to fill you in on… I’m jumping on a plane and heading to Santa Fe, New Mexico!

This vibrant city holds a special place in my family’s heart, as it’s where my mom and dad honeymooned many years ago! They fell in love with the city’s gorgeous adobe architecture, numerous art galleries, and incomparable food scene, and have been going back (and talking me and my sister’s ears off about it) ever since.

I was just a kid the last time I made the trip, so needless to say I am ecstatic to explore the city as a young adult now. There is so much I’m excited to do and see!

We have a packed itinerary, and I’ll be posting about it on Instagram the entire time. To give you a taste of what’s coming, think cooking lessons, gallery viewings, flamenco performances, and margarita tastings to name a few!

I’m planning on doing plenty of shopping as well, and some gorgeous turquoise jewelry is at the top of my list! I think there are worse ways to spend half of a week, don’t you?

In terms of packing, I’m bringing along pieces that really play into the southwestern charisma of this city. Think boots, denim, western belts, etc. I have a few fun ensembles planned that I can’t wait to share with you!

In the meantime, take a peek at the collage above for inspiration. The dress, hoop earrings, belt, and booties are all coming with me, and I can’t wait to show you what else, as well. (Hint hint, a stunning splurge I wore as a top this weekend!)

First things first, checking into Sunrise Springs Spa Resort and the dinner at the Blue Heron. Then, I’m hoping to take a dip in this amazing Ojitos soaking experience. Can’t wait to fill y’all in as I explore Santa Fe! Let me know if you have any recommendations!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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latest & greatest vol. 37

I’m so excited to bring you today’s roundup of the cutest new arrivals to hit the web. You’ll notice a couple pieces are from J.Crew… they’ve released lots of new arrivals that are absolutely amazing, and you’ll get 30% off today with the code FRIDAY.

Happy Friday, friends! I don’t know about you, but this week us Dallasites got a first taste of fall. Granted, that meant temperatures in the high 70s, but we’ll take what we can get!

I’m so excited to bring you today’s roundup of the cutest new arrivals to hit the web. You’ll notice a couple pieces are from J.Crew… they’ve released lots of new arrivals that are absolutely amazing, and you’ll get 30% off today with the code FRIDAY.

Also be sure to check out Starfish Project’s new collection. I am smitten with these gorgeous pieces that make new lives free from human trafficking a possibility for women in Asia.

I’m also so excited to let y’all know that I’m heading somewhere so fun on Sunday! Be sure to check back then to see where I’m going, and what I’ll be packing!

As always, here are a few other favorite finds that didn’t fit into today’s collage:

Wishing everyone a fabulous fall weekend! This new recipe is on my Saturday to-do list. Priorities, people!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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