exciting announcement // the kate collection

Friends! If you caught Friday’s post (which, btw, thanks for the feedback on the new series! will have another for you this Friday…) you may have seen a little pink and orange bag that I was a wee bit excited about.

That’s because it’s one of the pieces available in “The Kate Collection” – a project I’ve collaborated on with one of my all-time favorite brands, Barrington Gifts! This limited-edition, pink and orange ikat pattern is me in a nutshell, y’all. Favorite detail? The beautiful cross motif woven into the design. It’s available in a wide selection of my favorite Barrington pieces, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be sharing some of those with you today!


TOP   bell sleeved blouse (just restocked, but selling out quick)   |   JEANS   white skinny jeans   |   SHOES   ankle strap wedges (old, similar linked)   |   TOTE   st. anne tote   |   DUFFLE   the captain’s bag   |   LAPTOP CASE   buchanan laptop case   |   PENCIL CASE   highclere accessory case

The St. Anne Tote

If you’ve been around here a while, you will have picked up on the fact that this is my everyday, can’t live without, go-to bag. The style first appeared on Lonestar Southern in this post, and has been in use daily ever since!

For a tote to hold up for two years under heavy, heavy use (I used to carry all my books and a laptop in it on the way to class) it has to be of exceptional quality. This is a bag you will own for forever… and I can personally vouch for, as I have yet to part from mine!

The Captain’s Bag

Similar to the Belmont Bag (which you saw me style here and here) the Cabin Bag is an incredible option for your weekender or carry on! It has a beautifully sturdy feel to it, and is up for the challenge of accompanying you on countless adventures.

It would make an incredible graduation gift, right in time for summer travels! Such a beautiful piece. (PS, if you’re stumped on what to gift a fella in your life, check it out in these patterns as well.)

The Buchanan Laptop Case

I found it nearly impossible to find well-made, cute and timeless laptop cases before coming across this style. Like the two pieces I’ve mentioned above, the Buchanan Laptop Case is durable and of exceptional value at under $100. In the Kate Collection ikat pattern, it’s the perfect thing to brighten up a backpack  or cubicle!

The Highclere Accessory Case

What a fun little piece this is! Had A perfect fit for the on-the-go student or car-ride makeup applier. I was happily surprised to see that even on a smaller piece like this, the pink and orange pattern shows up beautifully. Those of you heading back to class this fall, be sure you’ve got this in your bag!

Well y’all, there you have it. I hope you enjoy this beautiful, cheery pattern paired with these timeless, quality pieces as much as I do! I had such a hard time keeping this under wraps during the development process, and couldn’t be more ecstatic to finally introduce them to y’all now. What a happy, happy thing. I have a smile on my face as I type this right now! Barrington, thank you for making this happen and for letting me be a part of something so fun!

Love from Texas,


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  1. So much cuteness! Congrats on the very exciting project!
    xoxo, http://www.piperellice.com

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  2. Navia said:

    Congrats on the project!! All the pieces look fantastic.

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  3. Sara Kate said:

    Oh my goodness!! How incredibly exciting!! I love ikat and you are right the orange and pink combo is perfection.

    Sara Kate Styling

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  4. Paula said:

    These are beautiful. I’m excited for you!

    Paula- http://www.livingpaula.com

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  5. Love the pattern and all the styles!! Congratulations on collaborating with them!! #goals

    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  6. Caiti said:

    I’m so excited for you, I love that pattern!

    Caiti // Caiti Nicole Blog

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  7. Kathryn said:

    How exciting!! Congratulations Kate. The bags are beautiful.

    xx Kathryn

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  8. Ah this is seriously so exciting!!! I absolutely love the orange and pink ikat and this is seriously such an exciting project!


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  9. Catherine said:

    It’s gorgeous and matches your logo! I love it.

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  10. Katie said:

    Oh my gosh, Kate! Congrats! The collection is so cute and is so “you”!


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  11. Super exciting! I love the cross motif! And pink & orange go wonderfully together! :)

    Jordan: The Teacup of Style
    Instagram: @teacupofstyle

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