Roses are red, violets are blue and heads will turn to look at you. Who out there is a huge fan of Valentine’s Day? Or not? I honestly can’t believe it’s already here. This time last year I was laid up in bed after having major shoulder surgery. Needless to say my Valentine’s date night was non-existent in 2017. That is definitely going to change this year! Grayson and I made reservations at one of our favorite sushi spots in Austin; Uchi. If you are ever in ATX you MUST go eat there. I’m not normally one that likes Valentine’s but I feel like it’s an excuse to clear the schedule and actually get out together while we both have some free time! How sad. 😂
For someone that rarely shops for themselves (I know, shocking) it’s extremely important for me to find staple pieces that will get me through season after season. Moto jackets have to be one of my favorite trends. For as long as I can remember they have been a relevant staple in the fashion world and I don’t see them going anywhere anytime soon.
I bet you thought this was going to be a relationship post! Not quite. For as long as I can remember I have been absolutely obsessed with stars. Don’t ask me why because I definitely wouldn’t be able to give you a reason. There was a time during my childhood that I would research the planets and stars. Obviously, nothing ever came of that. Maybe I have a secret aspiration to be an astronomer! Currently, laughing inside a little bit. If you’ve been following me for a while you have probably noticed my affinity for the stars and the moon. I mean, I even have star tattoos on my wrist and foot! Maybe there was something in a past life that draws me to the universe or maybe it’s just figuring out what my ascendant sign is.
Happy New Year, friends! Is everyone having a great start to 2018? Grayson and I made the decision to start eating healthier for the new year. We’ve made it through 8 days of cooking healthier meals and if you know us, we DON’T cook! We are those people that go out to eat almost every single meal or grab unhealthy, fast food for convenience. Busy schedules are absolutely no excuse for leading a healthier life. The meals we are preparing take 10 minutes MAX unless you add protein and then you’re adding an extra 10-15 minutes! Not bad for a healthy eating. I have been posting some of my meals on my Instagram Stories (@dtkaustin) so keep an eye out.
To say I’m behind on this Instagram fashion roundup is an understatement. December has come and almost gone with the blink of an eye. I had so many plans to updating the website, getting more gift guides up and just posting more in general. That didn’t happen AT ALL. Not only did I start another renovation on this house but I’ve been enjoying taking the time off to spend with my friends & family. Time to get back to work and start sharing some posts with you guys! Let’s start with my latest Instagram Fashion Roundup! If you are new to these posts, I share my top performing posts with details on each outfit and why I love each piece.
It’s the most fabulous time of the year! That fabulous time when I start stocking up on cute holiday little black dresses for all of those fun holiday events or family get togethers. I don’t know why but I absolutely love wearing cute little black dresses with fun details for the holidays. It has been one of my go-to looks for years and the details never seem to stray too far from the previous year. My Christmas day look always consists of a black dress, Spanx tights (only because they are super thick and warm), a pair of OTKs or black heels and a chic black bag. Black on black on black, for the win!
As we get older it’s not the quantity of friends but the quality that actually matters. A good friend will be your biggest cheerleader when you succeed but more importantly a shoulder to lean on when times are tough. It’s usually during those tough times that we find out who our true friends are. Growing up I was always so selective of who my friends were. I wasn’t someone who trusted many people in my life so if I found strong friendships, they were there to stay. In high school I quickly realized that most girls my age were more drama focused. Sadly, I’ve come to see that not much has changed in this world and that finding a friend who would do anything for you is hard to come by.
Who else gets overly excited for sweater weather? Any excuse to bundle up in a cozy sweater with a warm cup of coco next to a fire is a perfect day in my book. That would definitely be my Thanksgiving weekend… The weather in Texas is back up in the 80s so I guess it’s back to shorts this week! A girl can dream though of the perfect sweater weather. As we all know, Black Friday is the best time to shop some of your favorite retailer’s mega sales on your winter-wear. I have rounded up the top 12 sweaters under $100 that you need in your closet this Fall/Winter for sweater weather.
Who else is overjoyed it is Friday?? I wish I could say my weekend will be relaxing but I am about to start prepping on another big commercial that is shooting in San Antonio next week. One of these days I will have some time off to decompress, but in the meantime there is important shopping to do! 😜 Season after season a great pair of booties is always a must have to finish off any Fall/Winter look. Instead of making everyone have to browse the Nordstrom website I have rounded up my top 8 pairs of nude booties that are all under $100 and super fabulous!
How was everyone’s Monday?? I just made it back home after a very uneventful 4 hour drive back to Austin. It’s always so nice to take some time off and go visit my dad and step-mom for a few days. The weather and Fall foliage were both so beautiful while I was there I couldn’t help but shoot a few outfits for y’all! If y’all didn’t know from watching my Instagram Stories, my dad has been building his dream home for the past 2 years and it is finally almost complete! I have been so obsessed with this house since I first saw the plans that I couldn’t help but use it as the background to show off this floral moto jacket!