This post has been a long time coming… And waiting longer to post each time has made this content that much more relevant to all of us bloggers and brands out there. So let’s talk about the elephant in the room… You know that HUGE issue that everyone is complaining about but no one will openly talk about? The issue of influencers/bloggers buying their interaction (likes, comments, video views) and followers. This has become such a growing issue since the latest Instagram algorithm change which switched our feeds from chronological to a similar algorithm which Facebook uses. The change hurt almost every single blogger that I know, large and small, plus the introduction of Instagram Stories hurt our interaction even more. In response to this change we are now seeing countless influencers buying their way to the top now. Whether it be followers or likes, this issue is getting out of control.
Just another manic Monday! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and survived the always dreaded Monday’s! I definitely did NOT want Monday to get here as fast as it did. Do you ever just have those perfect weekends that you never want to end?? That was my weekend! My mom came in from LA on Thursday and we got to spend the entire weekend together. Grayson and I took her to the ranch to see the horses, had yummy breakfasts at Blenders and Bowls, had a challenging time installing our french doors and ran lots and lots of errands! Who else loves errands… Grayson makes so much fun of me because I love them so much!
Happy Wednesday, everyone! If you all remember last year, I did a post on Schoola, an online clothing consignment shop that gives 40% of proceeds to schools. Think of a hybrid of an e-commerce online thrift store and a fundraising platform for schools to raise money to support their school and creative programs within. I have partnered with them again for a fun Fall campaign and wanted to share some exciting news with you all!!
Who’s ready to do a little Labor Day sale shopping?? I know all of these sales can be extremely overwhelming so I did most of the leg work for y’all and picked out the best deals and cutest goodies! All you have to do is click and buy; easy as that. 🙂 Most of these sales are good until the 5th and 6th, so take advantage before items sell out, and they ARE going fast! I’ve listed some of my favorite retailers who are having the best of the best sales right now, so stock up!! I know I scored some amazing Fall goodies at Anthropologie and ASOS!
September is here and all I can think of is cooler temps, especially with all of the September fashion issues coming out! All I see is Fall this, Fall that and all I feel is heat and humidity! The rain brought Austin some weather in the 80s and it felt absolutely amazing, but obviously shot up into the 90s-100s once the cloud coverage was gone. Sad day. I don’t know if I’ve been more ready for Fall in my entire life! It’s been fun mixing in some transitional pieces to my latest posts though; before I’m drenched in sweat, that is!
TGIF! I’ve been getting excited in anticipation for Fall and seem to be wearing ridiculously warm outfits when it’s still 100 degrees outside. I just can’t help myself!! Since I have been so determined to bring winter-wear into my wardrobe I’ve been focused on layering Fall garments with my summer looks to get that transitional feel. I know there are so many pieces in my closet that I absolutely love that wouldn’t necessarily be considered “Fall” but with the right layers they will totally be appropriate. This look is one of those examples!
We’re finally halfway through the week!! Who’s ready for a night out on the town? Me, Me, Me! I’m beyond excited for this weekend because 1. Grayson doesn’t have anything going on (he’s been out of town every weekend since our wedding) and 2. We get to have a fun celebratory dinner with some of our closest friends and 3. Lots of snuggle time with Steven Jalapeño. SO looking forward to dressing up and getting out of the house for a fun night out. BUT what do I wear??? I always refuse to go out downtown so finding something I will actually feel amazing in is going to be a challenge!
Do you ever have those things in life that just make you feel like you can conquer the entire world; a pair of killer heels, a super sexy dress, an amazing set of hair extensions?? You know we all do! That’s how I feel with this look. I am rarely dressed up going out in Austin and it’s even rarer that I have my hair extensions in, but this night was an exception! We had just gotten back from our mini-moon in Scottsdale and wanted to go out for a night on the town and celebrate in Austin!
From my early childhood until the end of high school I was an avid soccer player and absolutely loved being healthy and fit. When I started college, fitness was the last thing on my mind with being a full-time architecture student with no life or any time to go workout. I would ALWAYS tell myself to go work out, start eating healthier, get a routine going, but nothing motivated me. This was literally me until this year! Turning 30 made me a little more motivated to get my ass into shape!
Happy Weekend everyone! Who else is ready for some cooler temps?? Saying I am ready is an understatement… I’ve already found myself starting to buy more and more sweaters, scarves and OTK boots lately and its still over 100 degrees here without a remote chance of cooling down soon. That calls for a colder weather vacation, right?! I have tried to be conscious of buying things that I can easily transition into Fall or wear indoors without getting too hot here. One of my latest finds is this chic, navy shirt dress by David Lerner. (It comes in white too!)