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Romper: Cooper & Ella [c/o] | Shoes: Dillard’s, Nordstrom | Bag: GiGi NY [c/o] | Lipstick: Sorbet | Bracelet: Goldenstrand Jewelry [c/o] | Self Tanner: Vita Liberata

Photography by: Angie Garcia

How is it already Friday?! HOW!!

This week absolutely flew by and today I’m prepping for a baby shower for my friend, Britany, tomorrow. Here’s a few weekend links for your reading! P.S. this romper is a date night dream. I’m wearing a size S, but I will say if you’re in between sizes go up! Normally rompers swallow me #5foot3issues and this fits like a glove.

1.Wedding Traditions

I remember being a bride and being so stressed about people pleasing and which traditions to follow. But then I went with a lavender dress, was in bed by 11 at my Bachelorette party and wished I had seen my groom before we said, “I do.” So I guess I wasn’t THAT traditional. Traditions are fun, but following your style is even more important. This article shares 5 traditions to ignore and how you can go around them.

I’m so happy we went with a black tie wedding and incorporated family traditions, but I’ve said before, I do wish I would have seen Paul. I guess I just wanted to see “the look.” Well y’all, I didn’t even see it. We got married in a really formal church and the aisle was so long! I couldn’t even see his face and I have 20/20. haha!

Everyone said he cried as well as his brother, but I couldn’t see and my photographer couldn’t photograph as photographers aren’t allowed in the bottom floor of most formal sanctuaries. The irony of it all! haha. Of course I don’t care now, it was such a special moment with my dad. I was so nervous I’d fall and cried profusely before I walked down the aisle because I just wanted Paul to come get me and everyone to shut their eyes. #introvert

My dad kept squeezing my arm and said, “Slow. Slow. You’ve got this. You won’t fall. You look beautiful.”

But if I could change a tradition we followed, I would have had coffee with him in the morning. That’s my favorite part of our day and he actually got me hooked on coffee! I wouldn’t touch coffee OR breakfast food when we first met. It’s his favorite meal and he always said he was going to get me to learn to like it. He made blueberry pancakes for months every Saturday when I’d come over [I was still in college when we met so I drove to Dallas to see him!] and he was right. I learned to love breakfast and coffee and it’s my favorite meal. I would have loved to have had coffee with him and pancakes and done a devotional together that morning.

However, that isn’t important to every bride! Maybe you want to have both your father and mother walk you down the aisle. Maybe you don’t want to have a bridal party so that you don’t hurt feelings. Or maybe you want a private ceremony with a large reception. Do what fits you and your groom and you will never regret it!

2. Tory Burch Sale

Tory Burch is having a great sale this weekend. Up to 30% off with free shipping. Use code BLOOM at checkout! My favorites are below! I also did a full post rounding up my picks and sharing what I bought here.

3. Giveaway

As a thank you to my readers and a fun way to kick off spring styles, I will be doing a giveaway of a designer bag on Facebook! It should be up in about two weeks but be sure to like COF on Facebook so you don’t miss how to enter!

4. Platform Espadrilles

I. Need. THESE. That is all.

5. Warmer Weather

I had a few readers tweet me and say they don’t think they could live in Texas because of all the storms! haha. Our weather here is nuts! So many people think, “Big hair, riding horses and heat” when they think of my state. But instead, we just have really aggressive weather. It hails for 2 hours, it’s hot and sunny the next hour and then by dinner you’re hiding in the closet because of a tornado warning. Naturally, April is one of the worst months. We have had so much hail this April! I told Paul that we need a little getaway to escape! We have a few Mexico trips planned for some weddings, but I am wishing we were there this weekend to enjoy the sunshine. We ALMOST booked a trip to go there next week. But instead I’ve just been reading up on the best vacation spots for our next getaway there. This article is so helpful!


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  1. Ellen wrote:

    So tempted by this Tory Burch sale! And I love that romper on you. Have a great weekend!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

    Published 22 Apr 16Reply
  2. Morgan wrote:

    I am SUCH an introvert as well, and keep telling my friends and family that when I get married I want them all to turn forwards and watch his reaction so they won’t be staring at me as I go down the aisle haha! I love your romper, it does fit you perfectly!

    How 2 Wear It []

    Published 22 Apr 16Reply
  3. You’re adorable! Those hair flips are fabulous

    xo Laura Leigh

    Published 22 Apr 16Reply
  4. Meg wrote:

    Tell me about this self tanner you linked!? What shade do you use? Currently using St. Tropez & wondering if this works better 🙂

    Published 22 Apr 16Reply
  5. You are clearly in great shape! I have trouble finding a good romper because of wherever the waist seam falls. I feel like they always cut in awkward spots giving me a “mom butt” or muffin top. lol They are great for all types of travel though, so I won’t give up. 😉 Great post & photos – keep soaring girl!

    Published 22 Apr 16Reply
  6. Kimmie wrote:

    Love love love this romper on you!! You look amazing as always, Katey! 🙂

    Published 22 Apr 16Reply
  7. Melanie wrote:

    What a great outfit! I love these adorable sandals :-*

    Melanie /

    Published 22 Apr 16Reply
  8. Lauren wrote:

    Love this outfit so much! Have a fabulous weekend Katey!



    Published 22 Apr 16Reply
  9. So cute!! Love this look! Those sandals are adorable!! XO


    Published 22 Apr 16Reply
  10. Jenna wrote:

    I really do think we are soul mates or something along those lines, girl get out of my head!!!
    I usually use St Tropez mousse BUT i picked up the Vita lotion last night and i was so nervous to try it but after seeing it on your blog i am running home to bath in it tonight! (praying that the lotion is as good as the mousse) *fingers crossed*

    XO Jenna

    Published 22 Apr 16Reply
  11. This romper is so cute! Love the airy look <3

    Published 22 Apr 16Reply
  12. Gorgeous! I need those sandals in my life!

    xo, Laura

    Published 22 Apr 16Reply
  13. Your thoughts and that article on traditions to ignore when getting married is SPOT ON! As the first of my friends to get married, everyone always comes to me for advice and that’s exactly what I always tell them: it’s YOUR day, do what represents YOU as a couple! We are conditioned to feel guilty if we don’t do what’s “expected” but then it just feels wrong because it’s not done for the right reasons. We didn’t do a flower girl or ring bearer, or bouteniers for the guys, and a few other “expected” things and guess what? No one even noticed! haha! But we still get people telling us how good the band and the food were and how fun of a time it was – success in my book!

    xo Mary-Katherine |

    Published 22 Apr 16Reply
  14. Nichol wrote:

    Love reading your blog! I barely got a glimpse, but where did you get your necklace? I love delicate necklaces!! 🙂

    Published 22 Apr 16Reply
  15. Alex wrote:

    Such a cute outfit. And I’m currently in the process of wedding planning so this is super helpful. We’re planning on having our wedding in Fort Worth. Do you have any recommendations for venues?


    Published 23 Apr 16Reply
  16. Kathryn wrote:

    You look so happy in this post! I love it and the romper!!

    xx Kathryn

    Published 23 Apr 16Reply
  17. Morgan Slechta wrote:

    Love this romper so so so much! Was wondering if you have any similar ones that aren’t as expensive. Because I NEED that romper in my life now. Love the entire look and I want it all!

    Published 23 Apr 16Reply
  18. Cynthia wrote:

    The romper, those shoes, the bag, and your hair. That’s all! ; )
    and a lavender wedding dress sounds amazing!

    You killed it girlie!


    Published 24 Apr 16Reply