Spring Wish List: Dresses Edition + Giveaway…

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Spring temps are definitely here in Texas…80 degrees all week! Yay! I live in dresses during the spring, so I’ve been eyeing so many lately while online shopping! I’m seriously swooning over this lace midi and floral OTS maxi! I always stock up on a ton of cute “going out dresses“…whether I’m going out shopping, to the bar, or lunch with my girlfriends, 9 times out of 10 I throw on some sort of dress for the occasion! I’ve recently stumbled upon Mixology which has a great dress selection for going out to do various activities! This lace number is one of my favorites…so cute for a date night or dinner with your girl friends downtown! I’m giving away a $25 gift card to purchase a pretty little Mixology piece for yourself! Just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below! Be sure to comment – if you skip that step, your entry will be disqualified 🙂

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Nordstrom Giveaway!

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It’s time for a fabulous giveaway!
I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers
to give YOU a chance to win:
a $850 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for some spring shopping!

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This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 3/20.
Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!

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Favorite Packing Tips + Panasonic Blow Dryer…

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You may have seen on my Instagram or snapchat (@katlynmaupin) that Dylan and I road tripped to Florida yesterday! We will be here for a little over a week, and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s so beautiful here! I thought it would be helpful to share some of my favorite tips for when you are packing your suitcase (which PS mine is ON SALE over 50% off for the next couple days)! I always have to be really strategic when packing, because I am a serial over-packer, y’all! I need to take some lessons from y’all who can only pack 2 pairs of shoes and one handbag…seriously, though…HOW DO Y’ALL DO IT?! Haha!

1. Roll, Don’t Fold: One of my favorite tips to packing as much as possible into one suitcase is rolling your clothing! It helps conserve SO much space, and it also helps with the nasty wrinkles that come with folding clothing!

2. Compact When Possible: I also try to bring compact items as much as possible! I absolutely love this Panasonic blow dryer! It fold into itself, so it’s a huge space saver! I usually have issues with smaller dryers’ quality, so I was a little nervous, but I’ve been so impressed with it! The Panasonic uses canoe technology that prevents the hair from being stripped of it’s moisture – keeping it smoother, softer, and shinier!

3. Stack Around Hats: This is one of my favorite tips! I always have several hats I bring with me on my trips, and I don’t want them to lose their shape! To prevent damaging them, I put them in my suitcase first, then place all of my rolled clothing around it so that it acts almost as a cushion!

4. Liquids in Baggies: Y’all…if you don’t take away any of these tips…PLEASE use this one! I can’t even count on one hand how many times it finally took me to learn this lesson! Haha! I’ve had nail polish remover explode in my bag, hair spray, shampoo, nail polish…ugh…the list goes on! You think you have lids screwed on, but NOPE! I swear, they always find a way to come off and make an absolute disaster of everything in your bag!

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Lavender Backless Maxi Dress…

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Happy Monday! I’m extra chipper this morning for a few reasons! For one, UH HOW AMAZING IS THIS LAVENDER MAXI DRESS?! I don’t know why designers don’t make basically everything in this color, because it’s absolute perfection! I feel like it is one of those colors that would look beautiful on any skin tone too, no matter how dark or light! It does come in a bunch of other colors/patterns though if you aren’t as smitten with this color as I am!

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that my birthday is coming up! I wanted to do something to give back to y’all for always being so supportive of my blog! I truly consider all of y’all my friends! I decided to do “10 Days of Giveaways”, so there will be a new fabulous giveaway every single day for 10 days! Day 1 is already up and running – a GLAMboxes acrylic makeup organizer. Day 2 started last night and you can win a ton of e.l.f. Cosmetics goodies and the sold out limited edition Quay x Desi Perkins mirrored aviators! They are still open to enter, so be sure to do that before they close! Also, make sure to check back on Instagram daily to enter the next day’s giveaway! There are so many amazing prizes including lots of Kylie Cosmetics, a TULA gift card, Baublebar, a Red Dress Boutique gift card, T3 hair styling tools and more!

I am heading to Florida for 10 days on Thursday, so I’ve been in vacation mode for the past two weeks! Oops! I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel though now that it’s getting closer…I’m so ready for a break from school! Taking 18 hours while trying to keep up with work is no joke, y’all! Haha! Be sure to follow me on snapchat (katlynmaupin), so we can vacation together! 🙂

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Best of the Shopbop SALE!

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I always love when Shopbop has a sale, because it’s the perfect time to score pricier pieces for less! I was super bummer because I wanted to snag the amazing Self Portrait dress for my bridal shower, but it sold out in my size by the time I was ready to add it to my cart! UGH…the hunt continues. I was mainly focusing on spring/vacation wear shopping though, anyways! I was still able to get this gorgeous open back maxi dress, rainbow tassel earrings, high low maxi, Kate Spade tumbler, tassel earrings in white and pink, Vogue coffee table book, lace dress, beach hat, and marble phone case though! I also picked up another sticky bra which is what I wear with all of my strapless and open back dresses! They’re a life saver!