Sheer Perfection

by Tamara on May 26, 2015

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Maggy London Illusion Dress: c/o Marshalls Vince Camuto heels: DSW   Remember a few weeks ago when I said that I've had the best shopping luck recently?  That luck continues.  I remember the first time I saw this Maggy London dress some time ago.  It was like love at first sight.  This dress is so me.  When I texted my Mom a picture of it she said, "That's beautiful!  It looks like you."  I cannot explain to you how excited I got when I popped into Marshalls and saw this dress on the rack (I actually put back everything in my hands, because I knew that I would be leaving Read More ...

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Jogger pants: The Limited Outlet c/o Concord Mills Blouse: Banana Republic Factory Store c/o Concord Mills Jacket: Banana Republic Factory Store c/o Concord Mills Heels: Saks OFF 5th c/o Concord Mills Necklace: The Limited Outlet c/o Concord Mills Earrings: The Limited Outlet c/o Concord Mills Location: The Mint Museum/Eastover (Charlotte) Photography: Lindsay Wynne Photography   I was recently invited by Concord Mills/Simon Mall to participate in their Indulge event.  They gave me a gift card to do some shopping for the event and had me give style tips to those who attended.  When I began my shopping mission, I realized that I actually have a process for shopping for a new Read More ...

I’m Riding To Stop Diabetes

by Tamara on May 11, 2015

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  Fuji Bike: Performance Bicycle Sam Edelman jacket: c/o Marshalls Shirt: c/o Marshalls Cynthia Rowley jeans: Belk Chucks: Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse Crossbody: c/o Marshalls Betsey Johnson earrings: Belk Helmet: Performance Bicycle Location: Dilworth (Charlotte) Photos: Lindsay Wynne Photography   On September 26, I will be riding in the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure in Washington, D.C. as a Red Rider.  A Red Rider is any rider who has diabetes.  *raises hand*  That's me.  In order to ride, I must raise a minimum of $200, but, of course, I hope to raise much more than that.  Right now, I'm training to do the 13 mile ride and would love your support Read More ...

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Charlotte area folks!  Come out to Concord Mills THIS Thursday, May 7 from 5-8 p.m. for a night of fun, fashion, and friends.  And since this is the week before Mother's Day, this event is really catering to the Moms!  I will be there sharing fashion and style tips, talking spring trends, and modeling a look that I picked out especially for this event that you will love.  So come out, shop, socialize, enjoy giveaways and take advantage of special offers and in-store events from your favorite Concord Mills stores and restaurants.  You don't want to miss out on the fun!  Also, check back here for a recap of the event, photos Read More ...

9th & Elm Monogram Bracelet Giveaway

2015,May 5
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  As a Southern girl, I love anything monogrammed.  I remember in junior high school when I got my very first L.L. Bean backpack and got it monogrammed.  From that point forward, everyone started calling me Tam.  Why?  Because my initials are, in fact, TAM.  If I get married changing my last name might be a point of contention if his last name doesn't start with an M because I love my initials!  Through law school I had two more monogrammed L.L. Bean backpacks (I still have one).  I have a tote bag that has my initials.  I also have a nameplate necklace.  It's my first name rather than my initials, but I Read More ...

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The NFL On Pinterest

2015,May 4
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  Womens Pro Line sweatshirt: c/o NFL Cynthia Rowley jeans: Belk Guess peep-toe booties: Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse c/o Concord Mills Mall Clutch: c/o Versona Accessories Bracelet: c/o Versona Accessories Location: NoDa (Charlotte) Photography: Lindsay Wynne Photography   You know how much I love Pinterest (follow me!) and you know how much I love football.  Well, guess what?  The NFL is now on Pinterest! And what's even cooler?  I got to help them kick off their Pinterest launch!  *throws confetti in the air* I was provided a gift code to pick out some pieces from nflshop.com.  I then styled those pieces and took photos that are now featured on their New Read More ...

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In The Trench

2015,April 27
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Sam Edelman Trench Coat: c/o Marshalls Shirt: c/o Marshalls Cynthia Rowley Jeans: Belk Chucks/Converse: Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse Handbag: c/o Marshalls Betsey Johnson earrings: Belk Location: Dilworth (Charlotte) Photography: Lindsay Wynne Photography   My style has been described as preppy or classic with a twist.  I tend to go for classic pieces, but I sometimes mix them with something edgy or trendy.  This jacket is a good example of that twist.  A trench coat is a classic piece.  You'll never hear anyone say that a trench is out of style.  If you want to stay super classic, you'll go for a neutral color – black (which I have), white, tan, or Read More ...

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What To Wear To The Kentucky Derby

2015,April 20
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Dress: Petal (Charlotte) Hat: Petal (Charlotte) Shoes: ShoeDazzle Necklace: c/o Belk Bracelets: Petal (Charlotte) Photography: Erin L. Hubbs for Style Media   If you follow me on Instagram (BlitzAndGlam), then you saw that I was on the Fox 46 Charlotte morning show, Good Day, Carolinas, the week before Easter.  The segment featured looks that are perfect for Easter and/or the Kentucky Derby.  I have never been to the Kentucky Derby, but it is on my bucket list.  When I do go, this look above is exactly what I would go for.  When I visited Petal in Charlotte to pick out a look, I knew this dress would be the winner as soon Read More ...

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A Day In My Life

2015,April 17
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    Saturday   7:47 a.m.  Check in on the blog to make sure it hasn't crashed overnight.  Kidding.  Not really.  I just like to take a peek in the morning to see what my readers see when they come to the blog.  I want to make sure that everything looks visually appealing and that nothing kooky happened while I was sleeping. (Note to self: Talk to my blog designer about a re-design for the 5th Anniversary.  After 5 years, it's beyond time for something new!)   7:49 a.m.  I'm so not ready to get out of bed yet.  As a matter of fact, why am I even awake right Read More ...

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President Obama Town Hall in Charlotte

2015,April 15
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Wednesday, April 15, President Obama came to Charlotte to hold a Town Hall meeting and I had the honor of attending (special shout out to my Mom, Lisa Stone, BlogHer, and SheKnows)!  The President's main focus for the discussion was equal pay and other economic and financial issues affecting families.  Here are some of the comments that stood out to me and that I live-tweeted (follow me on Twitter @BlitzAndGlam):   On more women going into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM): The number of women going into forensics skyrocketed after CSI because women saw other women in that field.  Girls and women must see themselves in these fields.  On small business: Read More ...

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