classic blue & white

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HAT   wide brim straw hat (wearing L/XL)   |   TOP   blue and white striped button down   |   SWEATER   powder blue sweater   |   JEANS   white toothpick jeans   |   SHOES   suede ankle strap wedges   |   BAG   mini reversible tote (similar linked)   |   EARRINGS   pearl studs   |   LIP COLOR   pink nouveau

Do you remember me mentioning this hat in the Latest & Greatest post from a couple of weeks ago? It was truly love at first sight when I first stumbled across it in Banana Republic! Admittedly, I’m not a huge hat girl, but it’s not because I don’t love them. I just find it incredibly difficult to find the perfect combination of shape, style and price. Let me tell y’all, this one hits all three right on the mark! Needless to say, it has singlehandedly added a fresh gust of inspiration to my wardrobe. (And just a heads up for sizing, I’m wearing an L/XL.)

The beautiful, powdery blue of the band is the color of the season, y’all. I bet y’all have already started seeing it everywhere! I’m thrilled, because it’s a completely classic and beautifully romantic hue that makes this timeless ensemble soft, vibrant and springy all at once. So while I am smitten in every single way with this outfit in particular (I feel like it’s more appropriate for the Hamptons than Dallas) I know I’ll be able to get a lot of use out of this hat in coming months with all the blue we’ll be seeing! For example, how cute would it be with this dress?

Something about this post makes the ever-dreaded Monday a bit more happy in my book, and I hope it does for you too! I had a fabulously relaxed weekend including spin class, a trip to the car dealership (I’m on the hunt for a new ride… ah!) and a couples shower for one of my best friends. I also ate Tex Mex two nights in a row. So there’s that. Wishing each of you the loveliest week!

Love from Texas,


Photography by Angie Garcia

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  1. Elle said:

    How chic are you?! Stunning photos and love the blue.
    xo elle //

    Published 2.13.17 · Reply
  2. Ellen said:

    I totally broke my diet this weekend and indulged a little too much. Tex Mex sounds great! I’m obsessed with this outfit!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

    Published 2.13.17 · Reply
  3. Sophie said:

    I love your shoes.

    Published 2.13.17 · Reply
  4. Grace said:

    Your style is just so impeccable! Love it :)

    Published 2.13.17 · Reply
  5. kelsey said:

    I love this light blue color it is so pretty!
    Xo, Kelsey |

    Published 2.13.17 · Reply
  6. Lauren said:

    girl this look is perfection! So classic!


    Published 2.13.17 · Reply
  7. Such a cute, classy look Kate! I love that bag and shoes you added! Sounds like you had an amazing weekend (and now I want tex-mex lol) have a great week!

    Lauren Lindmark

    Published 2.13.17 · Reply
  8. Rachel said:

    Oh my gosh Kate, you look like a walking J. Crew catalog! So stunning!

    Rachel /

    Published 2.13.17 · Reply
  9. Ellen Ash said:

    This is the perfect lip color on you! I’m obsessed with this whole outfit.

    Published 2.13.17 · Reply
  10. Katie said:

    This is the cutest look for Spring I have seen in a while. Absolutely love it !!!
    Greetings Katie

    Published 2.14.17 · Reply
  11. Mariah said:

    So chic and classic!

    Published 2.14.17 · Reply
  12. Kathryn said:

    How nautical of you! Loving this look, girl :)

    xx Kathryn

    Published 2.15.17 · Reply
  13. Libby said:

    Oh my stars! I just found your blog via a friend from Dallas:) (literally WHERE have I been) and I’m in love. You’re perfection. And as a fellow petite, heel loving girl chances are good I’m gonna refer to your blog + Insta an embarrassing number of times for style inspiration hahah! Keep killin’ it!

    Published 2.20.17 · Reply
  14. Katie said:

    I love your top and even though I’m not typically a hat kind of a girl, I love the one you have one, it’s so cute!


    Published 2.26.17 · Reply