I bet you thought this was going to be a relationship post! Not quite. For as long as I can remember I have been absolutely obsessed with stars. Don’t ask me why because I definitely wouldn’t be able to give you a reason. There was a time during my childhood that I would research the planets and stars. Obviously, nothing ever came of that. Maybe I have a secret aspiration to be an astronomer! Currently, laughing inside a little bit. If you’ve been following me for a while you have probably noticed my affinity for the stars and the moon. I mean, I even have star tattoos on my wrist and foot! Maybe there was something in a past life that draws me to the universe or maybe it’s just figuring out what my ascendant sign is.
Happy New Year, friends! Is everyone having a great start to 2018? Grayson and I made the decision to start eating healthier for the new year. We’ve made it through 8 days of cooking healthier meals and if you know us, we DON’T cook! We are those people that go out to eat almost every single meal or grab unhealthy, fast food for convenience. Busy schedules are absolutely no excuse for leading a healthier life. The meals we are preparing take 10 minutes MAX unless you add protein and then you’re adding an extra 10-15 minutes! Not bad for a healthy eating. I have been posting some of my meals on my Instagram Stories (@dtkaustin) so keep an eye out.
When it rains it pours! Anyone else ever have photos scheduled and then it starts pouring? That was my day. I got all ready to shoot for the blog, planned out a couple of looks, packed the car up and got to the location and BAM. It starts raining! Either way, we got some fun shots of this awesome trench coat dress! Do y’all have a favorite black trench coat? Have you ever thought about wearing it as a dress? Now, don’t go getting those thoughts of people wearing trench coats around with nothing on underneath them! I know this trench coat dress is a trend that doesn’t appeal to most people but it has become one of my go-to looks lately. The classy way. 😂
Do you ever wonder what is in the skincare and beauty products you use on a daily basis? Most of our beauty products are chocked full of harmful chemicals. These harmful chemicals eventually make their way into your body through your skin. It is so important to know exactly what goes into our body. Whether it be food, liquids or cosmetics, we all need to be aware. Sadly, the majority of the skincare products out there are harmful for our bodies. It’s taken me years to finally realize that I needed to make a drastic change to start living a healthier life, starting with my skin. Now that we are starting a brand new year, there’s no better time than the present!
Meghan Markle is a household name these days along with her signature style; wrap coats. They have been flying off shelves quicker than the blink of an eye. She is soon to be a girl that everyone is going to be looking at for new-found fashion inspiration. It’s no surprise that she knows how to rock a killer wrap coat. We are all going to need some stylish yet warm coats with the colder temps that have been hitting Texas! Meghan knows how to style them whether she’s just running some errands or out at an important event. She loves to wear a little bit longer coats that go to the knees, while also painting them with either some pointed-toe heels, booties or flats. Talk about perfect style. As if we didn’t need another reason to love Meghan Markle.
It is officially feeling like winter in Texas! Who else is as excited as I am?? This means we can finally dust off all of those heavy coats and wear them out of the house without dying of a heat stroke. If you live in the south you know that it’s tough to fork over your hard earned money for a nice coat. You run the risk of only wearing them a couple weeks out of the winter! I am that person that loves having a multitude of affordable coats even though I know I’ll only wear one or two throughout the season. These days I am doing research on affordable coats that will last me year after year. Don’t get me wrong, I do love a great Burberry coat! BUT I love saving money more!
Winter sweaters are a definite must when the colder months roll around. Affordable Winter Sweaters are even better though! I know I’ve said this in plenty of other posts but I go a little overboard stocking up on cozy knits during this time. That means I am on the hunt for winter sweaters that wont break the bank. Also, pieces that wont break when I wear them. 😂 In honor of affordability and everyone’s obsession with cozy knits, I’ve rounded up my fave pieces under $100 from Chicwish. Just click through the scroller below to see my top picks. An added bonus – everything is on sale right now! If you use code NYE10 you’ll get an additional 10% off your order.
To say I’m behind on this Instagram fashion roundup is an understatement. December has come and almost gone with the blink of an eye. I had so many plans to updating the website, getting more gift guides up and just posting more in general. That didn’t happen AT ALL. Not only did I start another renovation on this house but I’ve been enjoying taking the time off to spend with my friends & family. Time to get back to work and start sharing some posts with you guys! Let’s start with my latest Instagram Fashion Roundup! If you are new to these posts, I share my top performing posts with details on each outfit and why I love each piece.
If you’re not familiar with BeautyCounter cosmetics by now, I’ll let you in on a little secret. They have become a personal favorite of mine for the past 6 months. Why, you ask? BeautyCounter cosmetics are the SAFEST beauty products on the planet. No joke. Their mission – To get safer products into the hands of everyone. Everything we put on our skin gets absorbed into our bodies and the majority has toxic chemicals in it. I don’t know about y’all but I definitely don’t read the ingredient labels on my beauty products. It’s recently come to my attention that the majority of what I have been using has terrible ingredients. I’ve been actively changing my routine to safer skincare and beauty.
As the weather is getting colder in Texas the urge to be in cozy clothing on the couch is growing. As you may or may not know, it can get hot in Texas. Actually, our weather is extremely bi-polar. It was 80 degrees last week and surprise, surprise… it snowed 3 days later. I absolutely love any excuse to snuggle up on the couch with my cozy cothing when the temperature gets below 60. 😂 Our season isnt that long so I have to take full advantage of every single winter day! To celebrate of having relaxing day at home I’ve rounded up my favorite essentials to stay cozy on the couch. All you have to do is click an item in the collage and it will take you directly to the product to shop.