{Why I Will be Wearing White After Labor Day}

Austin Blogger DTKAustin shares why you should all be wearing white after labor day with Chicwish.

Labor Day is next Monday and I know there is STILL the stigma that you shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day. I’m here to tell you why that rule should no longer be relevant. Times have changed guys and it is absolutely irrelevant to have a rule that disallows you to only wear a certain color during specific months. Let’s just say, you can wear whatever you want to wear whenever you want to wear it. Be the person that breaks those silly fashion rules, trust me people are going to love you for it. I mean what is fashion if you abide by rules??

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{Building Outfits with a Lightweight Cardigan}

Austin Blogger DTKAustin shares her favorite way to layer with a comfy cardigan from Nordstrom, a lace CamiNYC top, Express skinny jeans and studded heels.

Happy Thursday! I have to be honest, it’s been tough trying to get into the swing of blogging and posting lately with Hurricane Harvey destroying everything in it’s path. For days the only thing I have been able to do was watch the Weather Channel 24/7 in disbelief of what is happening to friends, family, pets, strangers, homes and businesses. My heart pours out to anyone and everyone effected by this horrendous storm. If you are still looking for ways to donate I have compiled a post with reputable and trustworthy places that desperately need your help – CLICK HERE. I have brought supplies to Austin Pets Alive over the week and have been donating funds to the Red Cross and countless other charities but I still don’t feel like it’s enough. I would give anything to be down in Houston and the surrounding areas to rescue stranded people and animals. My heart is literally breaking everyday and I can’t help by cry for everyone and everything they’ve lost including all of the helpless pets who have no idea what is even going on. THANK YOU to all of the brave souls who are down there risking their lives to help others.

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{How to Help Hurricane Harvey Survivors – How, Where and What to Donate}

How to help survivors from Hurricane Harvey Houston

Alright, y’all, this is a time that we all need to come together as one and help all of the survivors and animals effected by Hurricane Harvey. I’m sure by now most of y’all are aware at how devastating this storm is and continues to be. Hundreds of thousands of people are stranded in their homes, thousands have completely lost their homes and on top of that, thousands of animals have their lives threatened as well. Shelters have been flooded and pets are being dispersed all over Texas to stay safe. This is by far one of the worst hurricanes we have ever seen so let’s band together and help those who are in need.

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{Tips on How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep}

DTKAustin is sharing a few easy tips on how to finally get a good night's sleep without having to take sleeping medicine. Time to get the best sleep of your life!

Does anyone else out there suffer from the occasional feeling of insomnia? You’re absolutely exhausted but your braid just won’t shut off? This is me, ALL the time, especially over the past couple of days since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. My mind has been racing constantly wondering how people are doing on the coast, what I can do to help, dealing with my own issues at my house from the weather, etc. It’s been never ending! Not to mention, I seem to have sleeping issues either way but when something big is happening or I’m in desperate need of a good night’s rest I can’t, for the life of me, fall asleep. I refuse to take sleeping pills so I have found a few (5 to be exact) things that have helped me get to sleep a little easier without taking pills. Obviously, you don’t have to do all of these things in one night but maybe try them over the span of a week and see if you notice a difference.

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{How to Renew Your Contact Lenses at Home}

How to use the Simple Contacts app to take a vision test from your own home and renew your prescription without having to see an eye doctor.

I never thought the day would come where I would be able to skip the optometrist to order my contacts! Does anyone else cringe at the thought of having to make a trip all the way to the eye doctor just to get a prescription refilled?? Don’t get me wrong, I do love going to the optometrist since my friend owns the clinic and it’s great to catch up but sometimes I wish I could just stay in the comfort of my own home and easily order new contacts. Or those times when I am about to go out of town and I look and notice I only have a few days worth of contacts left only to find out my prescription has expired and now I need to make a trip in. It’s just so time consuming and more money than I want to pay most times.

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{Tulum Travel Guide – Vacation and Travel Tips}

The Ultimate Tulum Travel guide with vacation tips plus the best Instagrammable spots in Tulum

I’m almost embarrassed to even admit I have been back from Tulum for months now and am JUST now getting this travel guide up. If you aren’t familiar with Tulum, it is a town in the state of Quintana Roo in the Yucatan Peninsula. Tulum has been a popular destination for tourists lately because it is extremely easy to get to, is pretty affordable if you want it to be and appeals to individuals as well as families. I used to frequent Cancun and Playa del Carmen as a child but only recently had seen and heard how amazing Tulum’s beaches and atmosphere were. Grayson and I were mainly drawn to the area because of how easy of a trip it is and how beautiful the beaches were. Since we’ve been back I’ve had quite a few people ask me what there was to do there so I’ve compiled a guide for everything you need to know about Tulum in one place.

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{Black Off-the-Shoulder Ruffle Romper from Chicwish}

Austin Blogger DTKAustin is sharing this Chicwish black off-the-shoulder romper with fabulous ruffle detailing. Under $100 and the perfect piece to transition into Fall with a cute pair of OTK, over-the-knee boots. Click for more details and photos.

Is it Friday yet? As I am writing this post I am currently getting stared down by 5 hungry dogs wondering where their dinner is… Four large dogs + tiny Steven that all want their dinner at 4:45pm. I guess I’ll be putting this post on hold yet again today until their appetites are satisfied! If I haven’t mentioned, I am house sitting and watching my dad + step mom’s four search & rescue dogs. Talk about time consuming! It’s like I have 4 large kids that only want to play and can only whine when they need something. Not to mention, Steven… the antagonist! They are all extremely intelligent but definitely know how to push my buttons to get what they want. We’ve had sunbathing time about 8 times today! Alright, alright, enough dog talk… If you want to keep that going just go to my Instagram and watch my Stories! 🙂

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{How to Easily & Affordably Paint a Brick Fireplace White}

DTKAustin shares DIY tips on how to paint a brick fireplace white and how to brighten up a room up on a budget. Click for amazing before and after photos and more information.

Most of y’all know renovating houses is in my blood. I went to school for Architecture solely because I grew up renovating and building homes with my dad so the always having to be re-doing something bug is a part of me nowI purchased my first home back in May of 2015 and it was a complete gut job. I think the only person who thought that house was perfect the way it was is my hippie husband. He loved the popcorn ceilings and WALLS… yes, walls… and the 2 inch thick Spanish tile covering the floors. I mean, they had even put parquet flooring on the walls… Anyway, the house was a total gut job straight out of the 70s. As I’m writing this I realized I never did a before and after of my entire house remodel. When my house is actually finished, clean and organized I will get that post up!

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{Styling Tips for Sun-Kissed Style from Summer to Fall}

Austin Blogger DTKAustin is sharing how to pull off the off-the-shoulder trend with Free People and Zappos. Plus the best bag and shoes from Frye that will transition into Fall. Click for more details and photos!

This post is sponsored by Zappos. All thoughts expressed are my own.

TGIF, friends!! I thought this weekend would never get here. I just got back home from a long job in Dallas and can’t wait to hang out and relax in my own bed this weekend! Before I start my relaxing weekend I wanted to share some of my fun styling tips for sun-kissed style from summer into Fall. These tips are a great way to style some of your favorite pair of denim shorts, booties that can easily work for Fall and slouchy sweaters that are sure to turn heads. For me, a great sun-kissed style look is all about finding a great pair of denim cut offs and pairing it with a comfy sweater.

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{Marc Fisher LTD Velvet Booties with Zappos}

Austin Blogger DTKAustin shares her tips on transitioning your summer looks into Fall with Zappos and these Marc Fisher Velvet booties. Click for more information and photos.

Sponsored by Zappos

Is anyone else craving Fall weather as much as I am? You guys, it’s literally only 37 days until the official first day of fall. I really don’t know how much more of this 100+ degree Texas weather I can handle! I know it might not seem like the weather is getting anywhere near fall weather right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start shopping for fall pieces once that cool breeze starts to sneak in.

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