Life Lately

Currently writing this post with a dog asleep on my feet and a baby asleep on my chest. I haven’t done a photo roundup in a bit so I thought I’d cover one today so we could chat about the summer. August and September are still 100 degrees in Texas so it never really feels like you have this big end to summer. You just keep going to the pool until one day you realize, “Well…I guess I could technically start wearing booties because it IS October after all!” However, we are headed to Palm Beach at the end of the month so I’m really excited to top off Summer with a fun trip. I was actually ordering Maxi and I a few matching Lilly Pulitzer outfits for the trip because that’s a necessity for a PB trip with baby.

I love this little photo of Maxi and I in her new nursery. She has adjusted so well to the move, which gives me encouragement for our final move this fall. I was chatting with my best friend Emily about our next move. She has a toddler and then a baby on the way. We were talking about “when” you take the pacifier as all moms have such different experiences. She goes, “Honestly, you just need to take it when you finally move. Make it all bad at once. You won’t live with your mom, so no one can hold Maxi while you shower. You will be living in boxes and not know where anything is. Maxi will be in a new space. Just do it all at once and hate your life.” haha! I died laughing as she was being facetious, but honestly she DOES have a point. #ButSeriouslyNotDoingThat

This photo was a snap from a shoot we did and I’ll be honest, I stole this outfit from my sister. Maxi’s outfit is Stella McCartney and my top is Gianni Binni. However, my sister said it’s from 2 years ago or something and who knows if that is even accurate. Sadly, I couldn’t find it online!

Lipstick: Bella | Top: Free People | Earrings: The Styled Collection

Dress: Adelyn Rae, Long Version | Sunglasses: Alice & Olivia [I have looked everywhere online and I can’t find these exact ones online, but I got them in store at Nordstrom] | Shoes: Nordstrom

Shoes: Old and sold out SO fast last year, but I found a wonderful similar option here!

Dress: Nordstrom [TTS], wore this bra with it | Shoes: Kate Spade, Similar  | Bag: YSL | Bracelet: Julie Vos [c/o], Similar

Jacket: Nordstrom | Shorts: Nordstrom | Shoes: M.Gemi | Tank: Similar | Earrings: J.Crew | Lipstick: Vegas Volt

Tank: BP | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell | Kimono: Nordstrom [runs large] | Bag: YSL | Shorts: Old, Similar | Sunglasses: Chloe [shade: brown]

Top: Nordstrom | Jeans: Shopbop | Shoes: Schutz, Similar | Earrings: Baublebar [c/o] | Earrings: Prada

Shorts: Old, Similar | Shoes: Nordstrom | Vest: Club Monaco | Tank: Similar | Bag: Senreve [c/o] | Necklace: Similar | Sunglasses: Gucci

Top: Here | Moon Necklace: The Styled Collection [c/o] | Disc Necklace: Neiman Marcus [not available online] | Shorts: J.Crew  | Lipstick: Perla

Later This Month:

  • I’ll be sharing the gifts I gave my bridesmaids and my favorite options to gift yours!
  • Maxi’s nursery at my mom’s house will be up!
  • I get a lot of requests to share my parents’ patio decor, so I’ll have that for you with my go-to summer sangria
  • Talking about 15 flats that can take you into fall
  • I’ll be sure to include our trip to Palm Beach and where we eat/shop/play/stay!
  • THE wedding guest dress every girl needs in her wardrobe
  • I’ll also share how I organize my essential oils

Thank you so much for reading and for all your support! I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  1. Glad you guys are settling in well! Hope everything continues to go smoothly for you and your family. 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Published 07 Aug 17Reply
  2. Elizabeth wrote:

    I love these roundup posts!! Maxi is getting cuter and cuter every day! Looking forward to all the fun posts you have planned for this month! 🙂

    Published 07 Aug 17Reply
  3. Ashley wrote:

    Do you ever wear a necklace with the bright pink ruffle hem top? If so, what kind?


    Published 07 Aug 17Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Ashley! I haven’t yet, I normally do statement earrings! But if I did a necklace, I’d do a bib necklace!


      Published 07 Aug 17Reply
      • Ashley wrote:

        Thanks Katey!

        Published 08 Aug 17Reply
  4. I live in Palm Beach! If you need any restaurant recommendations let me know! With the nature of Palm Beach, the best restraunts are not on Yelp, and don’t have websites, so if you want a locals opinion I would be more than happy to send a few your way! Also, my husband is good friends with the President of the Breakers, so if you are staying there we can let him know, and you might get something extra special! You guys are going to love it here, Worth Ave. was designed by Mizner, and Rodeo Drive was actually molded after it. Ok, I’ll stop now, I’m a third generation Floridian so I can go on too long haha. Enjoy!

    Published 07 Aug 17Reply
  5. Hannah wrote:

    Maxi’s nursery at your parents house is so cute! It is great to have a little space for her there while you guys settle.

    Published 07 Aug 17Reply
  6. Love hearing your life updates! And as always you have the best style, your Instagram is so perfect! Can’t wait for the upcoming posts!

    The Classic Brunette

    Published 07 Aug 17Reply
  7. Blair wrote:

    I love your outfit in the first picture! Where did you find that top and skirt?

    Published 07 Aug 17Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Blair! Outfit source is listed in the paragraphs under the photo! I stole it from my sister, oops! haha! xo

      Published 07 Aug 17Reply
  8. Talor wrote:

    Such a lovely family! Where is your top and skirt from in the nursery photo!?

    Published 07 Aug 17Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Aw thank you! I share the source in the paragraphs below the photo. <3 xo

      Published 08 Aug 17Reply
  9. Maxi is so adorable in that first photo! <3

    Published 08 Aug 17Reply
  10. I left a comment yesterday but I don’t think it went through on my end, so sorry if this is repetitive! However, I live in Palm Beach! If you want any restaurant recommendations let me know! With the nature of Palm Beach, the best restraunts are not on yelp or have websites. Also, my husband is good friends with the President of the Breakers, if you are staying there we can put in a word and you may get something extra special ;). I’m a 3rd generation Floridean so I’m probably biased when I say it’s so beautiful here, you guys will love it!

    Published 08 Aug 17Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Stephanie! Oh my gosh, not it was totally on my part! I left your comment pending so I could remember to e-mail you once Maxi went to sleep tonight and I hopped on my laptop! Lol. The things I do to remember to do things nowadays! You are too sweet!! I’d love any restaurant recommendations! We have some shoots while we are there for work, so I know we will all want a great meal once that is over. We will be starving! You’re so sweet, thank you for offering!! xo

      Published 08 Aug 17Reply
      • I am working on a list, and will send you an email later on this week! If you have any questions or anything, feel free to reach out! Yay!

        Published 09 Aug 17Reply
  11. Jaime wrote:

    Love these roundup posts! Hopefully you have a great vacation in Palm Beach.

    XO, Jaime |

    Published 08 Aug 17Reply