tailgates in the south

ML6ML1ML10ML4ML2ML7ML3ML5 DRESS   Off The Shoulder Dress c/o  |   BOOTS   Cowboy Boots   |   CLUTCH   Monogrammed Tassel Purse c/o  |   BRACELET   Gold Wrap Bracelet   |   BRACELET   Cross Bracelet   |   NECKLACE   White Delicate Necklace c/o   |   EARRINGS   Pearl Studs


Ask any southern girl… when football season rolls around, you’ll find one constant in our closets. Cowboy boots and sundresses! The ultimate tailgating duo. Cute, comfortable and, dare I say it, mostly sweat-resistant. (Is there anything worse than standing in a packed stadium for a full afternoon in PANTS?! No.)

The unlikely combination baffles my mother (“Kate, you’re wearing BOOTS with that dress?” “Yes, mom…”) but I feel pretty confident speaking on behalf of the majority of co-eds out there. Nothing. Beats. It.

I found this darling lace off-the-shoulder dress (on sale for $27!) from Marley Lilly’s boutique, Monday Dress! The neckline, duh, gets me, but I also love how versatile it is – a dress you can wear cheering on your favorite team all Saturday, or throw on with wedges for the perfect evening ensemble. And how cute is that tassel monogrammed clutch?!

Plus, I have the best news ever for you… you’ll receive this blanket scarf for free with your purchase of $75 or more from Marley Lilly or Monday Dress! So now is definitely the time to stock up on some monogrammed fall favorites… this two-toned pullover (dying over the color!) these pearl studs , or even these riding boots!

Love from Texas,


Photography by Stephanie Drenka

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  1. great outfit

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  2. That dress is darling on you!

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  3. Kendal said:

    This is such a cute outfit!! I wish my school dressed up for tailgates!

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

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  4. Adorable! Love this look for tailgating.

    xx Kathryn

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  5. Sara Kate said:

    Oh how fun!! You loo so cute!

    Sara Kate Styling

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  6. xoxobellablog said:

    That is a really cute dress! We don’t do tailgating here, but I wish we did!!

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

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  7. Kate, you are just the cutest! Love those boots! They look perfect with that clutch. I love Marley Lilly!
    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

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  8. I have those same exact boots, they are the best! The perfect classic boot and great for beginners like me who moved to the midwest from California. Definitely didn’t see many boots out there haha!

    xo Mary-Katherine | http://www.goldhattedlover.com

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  9. One of the things I miss most about living in the south is dressing up to tailgate! My school plays Temple in Philly this fall and I’m going to be there, but no one up here wears cute tailgating dresses :( I’ll probably do it anyways haha

    – Laura


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  10. Mary said:

    I love that clutch! What color did you get the letters in?

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  11. You look beautiful in this shade of blue!!!

    The Teacup of Style

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  12. Lauren said:

    This dress is so cute!

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  13. Phyllis said:

    So beautiful, Kate!

    Phyllis | http://www.prettypleese.com

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