Happy First week of November!! I can’t believe Christmas is less than 2 months away yet it is still in the upper 80s in Austin. Where is our cooler weather?? We got chilly weather for about 2 days and then it was back up to almost 90 today! Despite the warm weather I think I am more excited for the holidays this year than any other year before. There’s just something about the leaves changing, holiday music already playing, the Starbucks holiday cups and the overwhelming selection of holiday decor everywhere I go. I can’t deny the fact that I’m already out shopping for things I don’t need. It’s time to make the Hargrove/Goff residence a winter wonderland come next week!
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! 🙄
Happy Thursday, friends! Only one more day ’til the weekend!! Y’all probably remember this cotton stunner dress from the recent post I did a few days ago when I shared how to dress up a simple, cotton dress. I actually wore the same dress today for some errands and wanted to share a great way to wear these tighter/bodycon dresses in more of a casual style. Anything I can wear dressy to casual is a must have in my book as it just screams affordable and proves that I can get my money’s worth out of the piece.
Can you guys tell that I’m on a denim kick lately?? I feel like almost everything I have been posting lately has been chambray this, chambray that… What can I say, I just love denim in the summer! I think I’m such a huge fan because the material is always so soft and will actually breath. With this Texas heat I need something cute, yet breathable and comfy!
If you live anywhere in Texas you know how hard it is to actually look put together in the summer without sweating your ass off in the process. There’s nothing like wanting to literally peel your own clothes off at the end of the day and take a cold shower! You really only have a few options when the weather is in the low 100s; stay inside and blast the AC on 60 all day, go to Barton Springs and soak for hours in the 60 degree water, or just suffer in little to no clothing at all if you’re planning to be outside longer than 10 minutes. So how does one look remotely cute in these conditions?!
It’s officially romper season and if you ask me, they are going to be the IT piece of summer. I feel like I’ve seen more jumpsuits, playsuits, rompers, etc. this year than any other year and man, are they cute! Most of y’all know of my romper struggles and how hard it is to find one that actually fits my long torso. No one wants to see a camel toe 24/7. 😳 On a more serious note, I would most likely, wear a romper every single day if I could. There’s no easier outfit than a romper or a maxi dress! Just throw it on and go, until you have to go to the bathroom and then you’ll definitely hate the decision to wear a romper all day long!
Who thinks you can only wear little black dresses during the cooler weather? No way!! If you know me you know that I live in black, white and 100 shades of grey no matter what the weather. I also always love investing in pieces that can transition into multiple seasons so I know I’m getting my money’s worth. Investing in clothing is something that I really don’t like doing so this post is ALL about affordable LBDs. Plus, my favorite WAYF lace-up that I feature in this post is on sale for literally $50. If you love a great fitting LBD with gorgeous details I would highly recommend checking out this dress and it won’t break the bank!
Sweater weather is coming to an end here in Austin, but that doesn’t mean its the end of my sweater wearing! Mega hot temps won’t be here for months so I always love to throw on a slouchy sweater, bralette, shorts and a cute pair of booties when its a little chillier. Most people are still in full on winter-wear mode so this post also applies to all of y’all!! I’ve rounded up my favorite sweaters that are ALL under $100 and are neutral enough that they will go with any color jeans, skirts, tights, etc. you want to wear!
How is it already mid February and why does it already feel like summer in Texas?? I honestly don’t think we had more than a month of winter-like temps the entire Fall/Winter season. How can I complain though… Any opportunity to enjoy 75 degree weather is ok in my book! That means I need to step up my Spring wardrobe already and I’m not even close to being ready! I did recently score this gorgeous off-the-shoulder top from Chicwish and it has been my first, real Spring purchase! And I am SO excited about it!! Just look at that detail!
Who else agrees that 2016 was the year for Gucci?? They are KILLING the fashion industry right now. First, it was the who’s who of blogging sporting the new GG belts, then the new leather cross-bodies and now almost every single person I follow is sporting something Gucci whether it is a bag, belt, flats or all of the above. I wasn’t going to be that blogger that was going to succumb to being like everyone else, but I literally can’t stop obsessing over EVERYTHING Gucci right now. I literally want it all. If I was mega rich, I would totally have it all! But until then I will stick to my most coveted piece from the collection; the Gucci GG Marmont.