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{How to Pull Off Dark Colors in the Summer}

DTKAustin shares one of her favorite summer dresses by MISA Los Angeles and talks how to wear darker colors in the summer. Click for more info and photos.

Who else is still in that long weekend mindset? After getting back from our week in Tulum I haven’t wanted to do a damn thing. Why is it always so difficult to get back to the way things were after an amazing vacation?! That work life is NO fun. Vacation depression is seriously a real thing. I mean, my suitcase is still packed sitting in the living room! Mainly because I hate unpacking and I jumped right back in to renovating the bathroom. I’ll be posting more on stories soon! I’m attempting to get that thing finished in a month but that’s coming up quicker than I had expected. One thing I’m really excited about is this post though! Now that I’m back I’m finally getting in the swing of posting all of our vacation pics on social media and getting more blogs out the door for y’all.

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{Faux Fur Cape}

Hello, Monday! How was everyone’s weekend? I was daydreaming about sleeping in, cuddling on the couch and just relaxing the days away, but that was wishful thinking. It was another one of those weekends where I was working non-stop from morning to night. As I’m writing this I’m getting sleepier and sleepier thinking about my 4am alarm clock and extremely early call time. No sleeping in for me!! But I will be around a great group of people on a fun commercial for the Colorado Wildlife Council. I just wish we were filming in Colorado in the snow instead of Texas!!

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{Ghost Town}

I still can’t believe it is already 2016! And mid January, at that! Is this year going to go by just as fast as 2015?? I’m hoping not…

This was one of my last shoots of 2015, and boy was it a crazy one! We were headed back from Mammoth and had seen this old ghost town on the drive up there. Grayson and I thought it would be such a fun place to try and shoot an outfit if we had time on the drive back to LA.  As we start to make the long trek back we literally creep on every town that looks overly rundown and desolate. We finally found the perfect one that had 5-6 old houses fenced off with Private Property signs. This place was literally right off the highway so fingers crossed no one felt like reporting us. We walked around the entire place trying to find the perfect area to shoot and definitely found some interesting stuff going on there! Not only were there old clothes, bed sheets and just crap in general, there were water leaks, broken glass, and fallen down walls EVERYWHERE! It was pretty sketch. But we shot long enough to get some good photos until cars started pulling up and watching us… Talk about creepy!!

It was such a blast and a fun story to be able to tell! And I had the perfect coat from SheIn to shoot! I think it was the absolute perfect look for this location.

Tan Coat

Outfit Details:

Coat – SheIn // Boots – Frye

Sweater – Neiman Marcus Cashmere (Similar HERE)

Boot Cuffs – Royal Scout (Similar HERE) // Jeans – AYR

Sunglasses – Gucci (Similar HERE) // Beanie – Target (Similar HERE)

{Best Dressed Guest}

Ever been stumped on what to wear to a wedding?? As a stylist, I get that question ALL the time. I wanted my latest Ask Ashley, in the latest issue of Austin Woman, to not only be informative on how to be the best-dressed guest but to also show photos so you can actually get an idea of what types of wardrobe work. There are shoppable links on most of the items! 😉

To read the full article – click HERE.

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Outfit Details:

Beach Wedding –

Dress – Tangerine // Clutch – Hobo // Sandals – Target

Hat – Target // Watch – Chanel J12

Beach weddings are always a pleasure to attend, but you run into concerns about what to wear, whether it is a formal setting or more casual and whether it’s actually on the beach or inside a venue on the beach.

Formal beach-wedding attire should consist of a more formal maxi dress. Throw on a pair of sturdy wedge sandals since you will most likely be walking in the sand. Finish off your look with some dainty jewelry and a cute clutch.

Casual beach-wedding attire gives you a chance to dress like you’re on a beach getaway. Wear a flowing chiffon maxi dress with a pair of wedges or strappy sandals. You might be walking in the sand, so keep that in mind. Keep your look simple. Wear dainty jewelry and add a pop of color with your handbag to spice things up. If you want to add a little more of a wow factor, throw on a floppy hat, and you’re all set.

Formal Wedding | summer fashion tips | summer outfit ideas | summer style tips | what to wear for summer | warm weather fashion | fashion for summer | style tips for summer | outfit ideas for summer || Dressed to Kill

Formal Wedding –

Dress – Sue Wong // Shoes – Pelle Moda // Bracelet – BaubleBar

Clutch – Sondra Roberts

Formal weddings are some of the trickiest to dress for. They are known for elegance and are normally hosted at extremely sophisticated venues, which means you need to dress the part. That doesn’t necessarily mean you need to wear an evening gown, but you are definitely expected to dress up more than usual. If you prefer a shorter cocktail dress, be sure there are some dressier elements, such as lace or beaded detailing. The same goes if you are opting to wear an evening gown. You can up the sex appeal with cutout details, lace or beads and a killer pair of heels.

Country Wedding | summer fashion tips | summer outfit ideas | summer style tips | what to wear for summer | warm weather fashion | fashion for summer | style tips for summer | outfit ideas for summer || Dressed to Kill

Country Chic Wedding –

Embroidered Dress – Biya (from Perri Berri) // Clutch – Hobo

Cowboy Boots – Toni Lama (Get THESE for under $45!!)

Country chic is definitely a fun way to style up a rustic outdoor wedding. Keep it simple with a flattering dress that is comfortable and casual. I opted for a gray empire-waist maxi dress with embroidered flowers, and cowboy boots. Nothing says ranch wedding like a pair of cowboy boots. Make a statement with a solid-color dress or a printed skirt, simple accessories and a pair of cowboy boots to dance the night away.