Beach Necessities + A Video

It’s Monday, and guess who’s not in school or at work?! You! Happy Memorial Day! I imagine that I speak for everyone in expressing my profound gratitude and sincerest thanks to the men and women who have served this country in each and every capacity.

With the festivities of the long weekend in full swing, it was impossible not to get into the summer spirit. In fact, it inspired me to do something a little different over here in Lonestar land… a video!

I’d love it if you checked it out and most importantly told me what you think! If you have any requests for other videos you’d like to see, any feedback, any… well, anything, leave a comment on the video, on this post, or feel free to shoot me an email at [email protected].

It was so fun to make and I’d love to begin to incorporate video into the blog if it’s something y’all love, just let me know! :) I hope you enjoy!

Here are the product details from the video!

Tote – Hayden Reis Pink and Orange Ditty Tote  |  Swimsuit Top – RahRah Monogrammed White Ruffle Bandeau Top  |  Swimsuit Bottoms – RahRah Monogrammed White Bikini Bottom  |  Baseball Cap – Vineyard Vines White Baseball Cap  |  Beach Read – Insurgent  |  Headphones – Beats by Dre  |  Tumbler – Swoozies Monogrammed Tumbler  |  Sunnies – Moon and Lola Monogrammed Tortoise Shell Sunglasses  |  Jack Rogers  |  PFG – Marley Lilly Monogrammed Short Sleeve White Fishing Shirt

Love from Texas,


Join in on the fun!


  1. Ellen said:

    This definitely makes me want to hit the pool today!

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  2. Kelly said:

    Kate, you are SO stinkin cute! Loved watching your video. And now I’m convinced I’m missing out on one of those swim suits. I think, no I know, I just added that to my summer wishlist. Also, Insurgetn is gooood. I finished it super fast and then took on Allegiant. You’ll like it! A lot of ppl told me they hated the third but I enjoyed it.

    Ok, so now its clear we must become friends, and if you’re ever in Tennessee give me a call! And I will let you know if I ever make it to the deep south :)

    Have a fun weekend!!

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  3. Courtney said:

    That Vineyard Vines hat is so cute!


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  4. Maggie R. said:

    Insurgent is amazing but Allegiant is a whirlwind of emotions!!

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  5. You are too cute! And I totally agree about the big beach towels – sometimes I even bring a big blanket, too! :)


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  6. Rebecca said:

    That tumbler was one of my beach essentials too! It’s super cute. Also a big fan of Hayden Reis! Happy summer. :)

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  7. Joana said:

    Absolutely loved your video. I’ve been reading your blog for a while but the video seemed so much more interactive. You should def try making more videos :))

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  8. Emily said:

    Love this video!! You are too cute! And I think I need one of those bikinis!! You sold me on it!!


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  9. molly c said:

    SO cute!!! youre great on camera!

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  10. Allison said:

    Love love loved the video!! You are basically the most adorable human on the planet. You should definitely do more!

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  11. Rachel said:

    you’re absolutely precious! loved the video dear!

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  12. Hill said:

    Oh my goodness you are so stinking cute! Loved this video. I had no idea those totes were so big! Now I really really want one, not that I have any beach trips planned in the near future either

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  13. Meggie said:

    LOVE this video Kate! And I love all your beach essentials. I’d love to see a hair tutorial or blog post for how you style your hair since it always looks so pretty and polished!

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  14. I absolutely love everything you just blogged about and especially the bathing suit and chubbie’s towel! Your video was also adorable. Keep posting them! I love following vlogs !!

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  15. Lindsay said:

    Love the swim suit!

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  16. You are just the absolute cutest! I feel you about the whole landlocked in Dallas thing! We’ll have to hit up a pool with some summer cocktails soon and pretend we are at the beach :) xoxo Ellen

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