Can I just start out by saying how excited I am that it is FINALLY feeling like Fall in Austin?? I mean for Texas, that is completely unheard of in October! I’m mainly extra excited because this weekend is DogToberFest and it is going to be such a beautiful day if it doesn’t rain… Sadly, we’ll be back to the upper 70s and 80s in a few days but I am overjoyed that I can step out of the house in my Fall uniform without looking completely ridiculous! When the weather gets chilly enough I live in my chunky sweaters, skinny jeans, suede booties and an amazing hat!
Y’all. It is going to be in the 50s tomorrow in Austin and then slowly creep up into the upper 70s but YAY, Fall is sort of here! Honestly, I will take whatever I can get at this point. It was so nice earlier last week that I actually felt pretty comfortable wearing this layered outfit while shooting. Normally, I am dying of a heat stroke trying to shoot Fall looks in 90+ degree weather! If y’all have read some of my other posts lately I’m sure y’all know how ready I am for colder weather. I’m one of those native Texans that probably shouldn’t be living in Texas because I hate the heat so much. I was made for the cold weather so I guess I should plan a winter vacation soon. Any favorite locations?? I was thinking of heading to Utah, Banff or Michigan in the near future once Steven gets better.
Y’all ever get that feeling when you order what seems like 1 million sweaters online and the next day you wonder if they have anything new so your back online shopping hoping to find something you can’t live without?? Then you see that they have updated their site with a gazillion cute sweaters you just HAVE TO HAVE so you order even more of them only to get packages with 20+ sweaters and no money in the bank? Ya, I know that feeling all too well. In the spirit of shopping for this beautiful Fall weather I’ve rounded up 20 affordable sweaters under $100 that will keep you warm & chic all winter long AND they won’t break the bank.
Austin, TX is finally feeling the gorgeous Fall weather for a few days but just heard it’s going to be back in the 90s in the next couple of days! Either way, it is getting me so excited for Fall! For once lately, I didn’t feel absolutely insane wearing a long sleeve shirt and jeans out! Even more of a plus, it was actually appropriate weather to shoot Fall clothing! Most days shooting winter wear outdoors has been a challenge and anyone that sees me shooting wool sweaters and OTKs will quickly give me their opinion; Why are you wearing that??? You know it’s 100 degrees outside! Beauty is pain y’all!! Gotta give the readers what they want to see!
I recently wrote an article for Austin Woman Magazine about what timeless style is all about. With this project, I styled and modeled multiple outfit examples of what a 20 year old all the way to a 60 year old could easily pull off. I feel like lately I have been hearing so many people in their 40s-60s wondering if their style was too old looking for them but they weren’t sure how to pull off similar looks that I was personally wearing. It’s not about how to pull off exact looks that I am sharing with everyone, it’s about implementing certain pieces with your current wardrobe to help build your own style that fits your personality and age. A 60 year old doesn’t have to dress like a 60 year old but can mix in those pieces that fit their style better. Most tell me they don’t feel 40, 50 or even 60, they feel 30 but don’t want people to think they are trying too hard to be young again. This magazine article has 5 looks for any occasion that ANYONE at ANY age can pull off.
I literally write this in all of my roundups but really, how is it October?? I feel like I just did my last Instagram roundup a few days ago and not it’s already time for another! Even though the weather is scorching in Texas still I have tried to incorporate as many Fall looks into my Instagram and blog as I can. I’ve rounded up the top posts from September that all have products still in stock and ready to shop!
Hello, Fall!! I am so excited to bring out all of my Fall goodies now that the weather is finally cooling off. That means, cozy sweaters, cardigans and booties!! Being a wardrobe stylist and blogger, I am constantly on my feet running around from meeting to meeting, having to be on my feet for hours for a styling gig, or having to stand in all sorts of shoes while taking pictures for my Instagram. After a while one’s feet would obviously start to hurt having to be on them for sooo long. Since it is officially October now, I love being able to start pulling out my fall clothes for the cooler days in Texas, and what fall look isn’t complete without a pair of ankle booties.
Hello, October!! (Geez, where has the time gone) October is one of my favorites months; 1. because it’s my mom’s birthday 2. because HALLOWEEN and 3. it actually starts feeling like Fall in Texas!! If you haven’t guessed by now, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I do everything I can to celebrate, including but not limited to amazing costume makeup with my girl, Lorena. We have been working on some fun make-up projects since I met her over 5 years ago. Obviously, we couldn’t let this Halloween pass us by without another cool look! If you missed last year’s post, click HERE. We showed 4 Halloween looks that are sure to turn heads and super easy to recreate!
Happy Humpday, friends! Today has been such a whirlwind with prepping for a commercial job I having coming up plus shooting one of my Halloween makeup looks for the blog! I’m currently sitting in my dining room finishing up this blog post in full skeleton body makeup that’s been half smeared off on the burrito I just ate. I’m like don’t touch ANYTHING!!! It’s a little ridiculous looking…If you want a sneak peek of what I currently look like, go check out my Instagram Stories (@dtkaustin). I figured I should get this post wrapped up before I douse myself in Extra Virgin Olive Oil to get this body paint off. Should be an interesting process since you can’t put olive oil down the drain! Guess I’ll be getting a scrub down in the yard! 🙄
Austin ladies, clear your calendars! Starting THIS Thursday, September 28th, UK’s biggest online fashion retailer, Boohoo is coming to Austin for 3 weeks! Located at 2120 Guadalupe St. you can preview so many great Fall and festival pieces just in time for ACL! If you haven’t shopped Boohoo before, they have some amazing basics at extremely affordable price points for all body shapes and types. I have been addicted to shopping their website with all of their new, Fall goodies coming out so I am even more excited to get to try everything on in person! The pop-up shop isn’t going to be here for that long, 3 weeks I believe, so make sure you stop by and say hello!