cruise packing list

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o n e   Pom Pom Beach Basket (this color is sold out, but I’m hoping they restock soon!)  |      t w o   Turquoise Bracelet Set   |   t h r e e   Tassel Beach Towel (these come in a million cute colors!)   |   f o u r   Tory Burch Makeup Case   |   f i v e   Ruffle Bikini   |   s i x   Pom Pom Sun Hat (my roomie got this and I had to copy!)   |   s e v e n   Maxi Dress   |   e i g h t   Beaded Clutch   |   n i n e   Gold Jack Rogers   |   t e n   Monogrammed Travel Bag   |   e l e v e n  Orange “Meet Me At Sunset” Pink “Mob Square” Mint “Mint Candy”

FRIENDS! It’s officially summertime! This past Saturday, I graduated from the greatest university in the world, the University of Texas, and it feels absolutely surreal. Now I’m technically a “grown up,” but if I’m being honest I don’t feel any older than I did as a junior in high school… is that normal?

This week has been an absolute whirlwind. In the span of five days, I made the move from Austin to Dallas (after saying the hardest goodbye to my home for the past two years, the KKG house!), finally got all unpacked and settled, and then headed up to Little Rock, Arkansas for my cousin’s wedding!

The craziness doesn’t stop here, y’all… because on Sunday I am leaving for a 7 night cruise with Royal Caribbean! Cue the confetti canons! I AM SO EXCITED. I’ve never been on the cruise before, nor visited the three stops we are visiting – Mexico, the Grand Cayman islands and Jamaica! My sister and cute mama will be accompanying me, and we are too excited to sleep, tan and eat our way through the week. An added bonus is that the cruise leaves from Galveston, Texas, which makes it just a quick road trip from Dallas. Such an easy getaway!

In preparation, I’ve put together a packing list to share with y’all! No surprise, I’m bringing along the most colorful items I could get my hands on for this tropical getaway. Plenty of pom poms (I just splurged on these earrings and can’t wait to wear them!), off the shoulder tops and high waisted bikinis! I can’t wait for the on shore adventures we have planned, like swimming with stingrays and riding horses into the ocean. Sounds like a dream, right? Plus word on the street is that our ship, the Navigator of the Seas, has an ice skating rink, rock climbing wall and surf simulator on the ship. Casual.

I’ll be documenting my way through… drumroll please… SNAPCHAT! Follow along with my username “LonestarSnaps” (which, because of the no-caps, looks like “lonestars naps” – totally fitting) for all of the fun! I’ll also be sharing looks on my Instagram using this nifty little tool called It lets you shop my Instagrams by just liking the photo! Once you sign up, you’ll get the details on all of my Instagrams tagged with #liketkit sent straight to your email just by liking the pic. I use it all the time to shop looks from my favorite Instagramers, and think you’ll love it. So be sure to sign up quick and easy here!

I’m so excited for the summer, and even more excited to take y’all along with me through A Lonestar State of Southern! Just wanted to pass along a quick, deeply-felt thank you for reading along and making this little space on the internet such a joy for me. It means the world, and I’m grateful for each of you! Happy Friday, friendies!

Love from Texas,


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  1. Kelly said:

    Congratulations on graduation! Hooray!! And so excited you to be going on a cruise!! Love the packing list, a girl of color is my favorite ;) have fun!!

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  2. Kendal said:

    Congrats on graduating!! Have a ton of fun on your cruise, you’re gonna love it!

    Kendal | Life With Kendal

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  3. Emma said:

    First of all, congrats!! Second of all, I’m obsessed with all of that. Third of all, have so much fun!!

    Emma | Seeking the South

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  4. Have fun! Can’t wait to follow along :D

    How 2 Wear It … []

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  5. Caiti said:

    I absolutely love the color scheme in this packing list! I hope you have an amazing summer! I’ve just added you on snapchat!

    Caiti // Shutterblush

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  6. Sara Kate said:

    Yes, yes, yes!! I am loving these picks! Can’t wait to follow along! You are going to have a blast!

    Sara Kate Styling

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