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ACL goers are currently consuming the city of Austin for the next 2 weekends, and man, do we see a wide range of “fashion” out there! This is one of the busiest times of the year for me as so many people are wondering how to look cute yet stay extremely comfortable in this crazy Texas weather.
You will definitely be standing and walking around the majority of the day without an AC so comfort is key… First and foremost, bring sunscreen! Our Texas sun is HOT and is unforgiving! Not only will you get sunburned, you will get heat exhaustion if you aren’t careful. So, please, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen!
Now, to the fun stuff! Dressing for ACL is a project on it’s own so I wanted to make this easy for all of the fashion forward ladies out there!
Here is my ACL fashion survival kit all under $100:
Hat – H&M (Similar HERE)
Bralette – Free People
If anyone lives in Texas, you probably know how ridiculous I look in these photos. Not only was it still 95 degrees outside but it was outrageously humid! I have to say, I think I totally pulled off winter wear in the Texas heat!
With that being said, I CAN’T WAIT FOR FALL!!! That is an understatement. I literally cannot wait for cooler weather! I have stockpiled winter clothing and have been non-stop shopping for sweater weather! It just doesn’t seem to want to make it to Austin anytime soon. Sad face. Enjoy these awesome photos though! Just keep in mind how hot it was outside and you’ll get a good laugh!
Don’t forget – If you sign up for Ditto‘s monthly sunglasses subscription service you get your first month FREE with code DTKAustin!!
Photos by Brandon Hill
By now, most of y’all know I got another itch to chop my long locks off and actually went through with it this time. A whopping 9″ was cut off, plus a little more in the back! Every time I would head to the salon for my very predictable cut and color, I would always rave about wanting to cut my hair shorter. NOT short, but shorter! And overtime, I would chicken out and just do a quick trim.
The only way to make a major change is in the hands of renowned talent! I walked into the new and improved Bella Salon yesterday and told my friend and stylist, Tiffany, it was finally time to go through and cut it off! I really wanted something new and fresh. My hair has been outrageously long for the past 10 years and it was finally time for a change. Most of y’all know that I literally can’t do anything with my hair because it is so soft and fine, which means I can only wear it straight. It blow dries that straight everyday and will NEVER hold a curl. So instead of having long, luscious locks for Fall, I chopped it all off before the winter time!
Check out some of my fun behind the scenes photos of the chop chop! You can’t really tell how much was cut off until you put up a side-by-side of how long my hair was before. All of the photos I have sent to friends and family all get the same response…It’s still SO long!!! Did you not cut anything off?? And then I send the below photo… And then I get the Holy shit, I didn’t realize your hair was so long! Indeed it was… For the past 10 years! haha!
A little bit about Bella Salon – Quite a few of my friends already go here but if you are in need of a new do and want to try a new salon, check them out and ask for Tiffany! She was an absolutely PRO and she has been the only one I have trusted with my hair since I have been in Austin. Not only are they under new ownership, the entire place has gone under a complete remodel. I was blown away when I walked in!! They even have a new logo AND are now open 7 days a week!! What more could you ask for! LOVE THEM!
And now the picture that says it ALL! Tiffany is beyond excited and my face is just priceless… What the hell have I done…
This week’s color is GOLD! I just bought this awesome Sally Hansen polish and I’m in love! Why, you ask? Because it goes with EVERYTHING!
Goes perfectly with my gold iPhone +case!
Also goes perfectly with these glittery, gold sneakers!
And best of all… It matches perfectly with my dog, Steven Jalapeño!
I have also included a few of my other favorites in a small Gift Guide for those great stocking stuffer ideas!
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After browsing through a few magazines and seeing all of the awesome Halloween inspired makeup and photoshoots, I decided I HAD to do one. A few days later I had a team of models, hair, makeup and a photog. ready to go! We shot 3 different make-up looks that are shown below!
Photographer: Annie Ray at You’re Welcome Studios
Hair and Make-up: Lorena Guadarrama and Lauren Ridings of LOLA Beauty
Models: Ashley Hargrove and Natalia Nevin
Behind the Scenes:
Check out the awesome progression from no makeup to full hair and makeup!
And the finals shots!
By now, most of you have seen the latest beauty page in the August issue of Austin Woman Magazine! And most of you have expressed how scary it was and many have asked if it was photoshopped! Which is definitely wasn’t. Here are some of the behind the scenes shots that I can finally share with all of you! Go pick up the issue and let me know what you think!!
And the final product!