coffee date no. 8

Happy Thursday, friends! It’s been a while since my last coffee date (did you catch it here?) so I thought I’d pull together a little recap of what I’ve been up to (and wearing) lately. And heads up, I’m throwing in something a little different… Hope you enjoy!

I’ve been living in this button down lately. It’s too good.IMG_2098


Leopard and stripes? Maybe my new favorite combo.IMG_2385


The perfect Friday night ensemble!IMG_2452


Catching the last few rays of summer! And realizing this chic just doesn’t tan. It’s fine I’m not mad or anything.IMG_2503


Gingham and scallops and pale pink and blush. Yes, please.IMG_3620


Two stepping, anyone?IMG_2621


A dream came true last week… I got to borrow this beauty for a few days! He’s returned now (sob) but not all is lost. You can get 5% off from with the code LONESTARSOUTHERNIMG_3186


Pulling out a few fall staples… these shoes and this bag have my heart!IMG_2657ShopThePostIcon


Pug not for sale, sadly. Image via Pinterest.IMG_3498ShopThePostIcon


I had the incredible treat of meeting Clare Vivier at a rewardStyle happy hour last week! Walked away with this beauty and I’m sooo in love.FullSizeRender-10


This is the face of a girl who just received her After Party Sale shipment. Watch my haul here! (And I’d love if you subscribed!) IMG_3044


Pink tassels and gold details.FullSizeRender-9ShopThePostIcon


Adding a few new Kendra Scott charms to my accessory collection, cause how cute are those greek letters…IMG_3073ShopThePostIcon


Mo tassels, mo fun.FullSizeRender


New riding boots! I know it seems so early to be thinking about them now… but Tory Burch styles always sell out really quick! Something to think about if you’re eyeing one of them… (I’m using mine as decor until the weather cools…)IMG_3563


Western vibes, complete with my Steer charm necklace. I’m definitely not from Texas at all.IMG_3758

Finally, to switch things up a bit, I thought I’d share a couple of personal Instagrams from the past few weeks! These are much more “real life,” and I love sharing that part of my world with y’all. So here’s proof that my day-to-day is far, far less poised and put together than the images above might make it seem, and a reminder that making actual memories beats out a the perfect filter combination and clever caption every single time.

First up… a favorite photo that was snapped this weekend! I made the drive down to Austin for the weekend for my first post-college “friend reunion.” Because of how busy the end of summer has been, I didn’t even realize until I got there just how much I’ve missed these gals! WOW was it good to see them. We did nothing. And by nothing, I mean we ate, sun bathed, chatted for hours and watched The Longest Ride. So maybe, depending on your definition, we did everything.


Next up… my sweet big Courtney drove in to Dallas on Monday night and I got to snatch her for a much-needed dinner date! (I tucked my pink dress from this post into jeans to mimic a top.) She and her cute hubby live in College Station, so it’s always a treat to pick up right where we last left off. Which always seems to happen over the course of a 3-hour Italian meal, incidentally enough. Not the worst thing ever.FullSizeRender-11

Ok gang. I’m falling asleep as I type this… I’ve gotten into a bad habit of staying up working late this week and my body is not having it. Already looking forward to a weekend of long overdue sleep-for-hours-on-the-couch dates! Complete with the extended edition of Return of the King. #nerd So night night, friends! Well… “good morning” I suppose… since you’ll be reading this in the morning… right? Ok my brain is shutting down, I’m going to sleep. TTFN.

Love from Texas,


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  1. I am such a sucker for the extended addition LOTR films. We have a lot of snow days over the winter here, and they are always accompanied by a marathon!!! Love your posts, they are just always so cheerful!:)

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  2. great blog post.

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  3. Sara Kate said:

    What a great post! You have the most adorable instagram photos! Talk about #goals! haha too cute!

    xo,Sara Kate Styling

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  4. I love these outfits!! May need to get some of those Tory Burch boots myself!

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  5. Love all of your pictures. I like that you shared some of your personal life with us, it looks like you had a good time in both pictures!

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  6. Kenzie Allison said:

    Love all of your outfits and how you included your personal pictures at the end. Your style is to die for!

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  7. Bella B said:

    Leopard and stripes is fabulous!

    xoxoBella |

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  8. Katie said:

    I love reading your coffee date posts!


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  9. Aubrey said:

    I love that skirt with those booties. So chic.

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

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  10. Betsy said:

    Nice work on skimm sharing! Noticed your shout out on today’s skimm :)

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  11. Phyllis said:

    I literally love every single one of these outfits. So cute!

    Phyllis |

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