Let me be honest… This isn’t my first go around. The first time I got married, I had a very traditional wedding. I invited lots of people, spent WAY too much money and in the end, it really wasn’t what I had envisioned for my dream wedding. So this time around, I wanted to do it exactly how I wanted it in the first place, ELOPEMENT!
We survived Monday! Hooray!! I hope everyone had a fabulous day. It has been so rainy in Austin but with this rain brought the cooler temps, which I definitely am not complaining about. I mean, I was able to wear a jacket today!! This morning, I had the pleasure of touring the new Nordstrom store that is opening THIS Friday at the Domain Northside and let me tell you right now, STUNNING. There is so much natural light and everything is so out in the open. The layout literally made me want to buy everything in the store! I did a few Snapchats of the store (@DTK_Austin) so go check it out before anyone else gets a peek in! And if you’re in Austin, be sure to go check it out on Friday for the grand opening!
If you haven’t noticed by now, the sun isn’t my best friend… So much so that I had to go down a shade in my powder. UGH, the struggle. BUT I would 100% rather cake on the sunscreen and lounge with my oversized hat than get sunburned. As a kid, playing sports outside or swimming with friends, I never saw sunscreen as a necessity. I’m sure most of us didn’t at a young age, even with our parents nagging us to put it on. Now, my skin is so sensitive that I’ll go outside for a few minutes and immediately get burnt, splotchy and produce a mass amount of freckles. The past few years I have been strict on myself to wear SPF moisturizer every day and always keep sunscreen on hand if I have a long work-day outside. But did you know that over 20% harmful UV-rays can get through your clothing and do just as much damage?
Happy Thursday, my friends!! First off, I have to say THANK YOU to everyone who has show such amazing support on my latest blog post about influencers buying likes/followers. I did not expect to get such an amazing response and you all literally made my day!! It’s effecting every single one of us, no matter how big our accounts are. Let’s stand up for what’s right!! Now, enough of the sappy thank you’s, time for some fun, Fall fashion AND a huge giveaway at the bottom of this post!!
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!