9 Gift Ideas for the Style Blogger

by Tamara on December 15, 2014

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Whenever I'm looking for gift guides, I love when I find very specific guides.  Everyone always does the generic "Gifts for Him/Her/Mom/Dad" guides and those are fine.  But sometimes you have a very specific need, like say, you're looking for the perfect gift for the style blogger in your life.  Well, since Marshalls decided to do a Secret Santa gift exchange amongst the Project Fab bloggers, I thought that I would jot down my shopping strategy for the blogger that I bought gifts for (the very fashionable, Mom-to-Be Tammy of A Loyal Love).  Marshalls has so many great gifts for the style blogger, so let's get started!   1.  Wall Art. Read More ...

The New Neutral

by Tamara on December 11, 2014

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Dress (Forever 21) | Vest (Marshalls) | Belt (H&M) | Rocket Dog boots (c/o Marshalls) | Watch (c/o Timex) Tights (Marshalls) | Steve Madden sunglasses (c/o Marshalls) | Clutch & Necklace (Target) | Bracelet (c/o Versona Accessories)   First, let me start off by saying that absolutely nothing that I'm wearing in these photos is new.  Despite what some might think, I don't shop ALL the time (in fact, I'm skipping Black Friday sales right now to put this post together).  I went into my closet and threw this look together the day after Thanksgiving.  One of my goals for the long holiday weekend is to clean out my drawers and closet, which usually means me playing Read More ...

What I Wore – Thanksgiving Day

by Tamara on December 3, 2014

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Tommy Hilfiger quilted jacket (c/o Marshalls) | Coach scarf (c/o Marshalls) | Michael Kors skirt (c/o Marshalls) | Handbag (c/o Marshalls) Steve Madden gloves (c/o Marshalls) | Boots (Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse – old) | Steve Madden sunglasses (c/o Marshalls)   It's that time of year when it's all about layers – sweaters, jackets, scarves, gloves, and hats.  I was feeling very Thanksgiving-y on Thanksgiving Day in my new Coach scarf from Marshalls.  So, what do you do when you're feeling Thanksgiving-y?  You do an impromptu Thanksgiving Day photo shoot.    I'd been wanting a more casual jacket for when it's not cold enough for my heavier coats, but not warm enough for my lighter jackets. Read More ...

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Auburn wrap cardigan (c/o Meesh & Mia) | Auburn ruffle shirt (c/o Meesh & Mia) | DKNY jeans (c/o Marshalls) | Headband (c/o Banded) Bow earrings (Old Navy) | Necklace (The Limited) | Bracelet (c/o Belk) | Jessica Simpson booties (Macy's)   Rivalry Week in college football is one of the greatest weeks of football all year.  For me, it means that my Auburn Tigers meet the Alabama Crimson Tide to battle for bragging rights.  And oftentimes, it means that one team is hoping to stay on the road to the National Championship game.  After starting out the season so strong, Auburn had some missteps and took themselves out of contention for the national title.  But in the Read More ...

2014 Black Friday Deals

2014,November 28
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The last few years I've stayed away from the stores on Black Friday.  In fact, last Thanksgiving I was in the Bay Area and spent Black Friday sightseeing in San Francisco.  It didn't even occur to me that it was Black Friday.  This year, I've been a little curious about what the sales will be like on Black Friday. Here's what I've found for some of the stores that I'm going to check out (probably from the comfort of my home):   Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse: Buy One, Get One 50% off + 50% off 50 Styles Banana Republic Factory Store: 50% everything now through Sunday.  Thursday and Friday take Read More ...

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Gift Guide for the Handbag Lover Featuring Francesca’s

2014,November 24
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Can you believe that the holiday season is here?  I thought that I would kick-off Thanksgiving week with my first Gift Guide.  I've got a few gift guides planned for the blog, but this very first one is for all of my handbag lovers and for those shopping for the handbag lover in their life.  I recently featured one of my favorite handbags, my cobalt Harper bag, in my latest What's In My Bag post and I always get asked, "Where did you get that bag?"  Everyone loves the color, the shape, and the size.  It's a perfect everyday bag for me, because I carry a lot of stuff in Read More ...

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My Peep-Toe Obsession Featuring Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse

2014,November 18
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Left-to-Right: Guess Charise Booties (Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse c/o Concord Mills) | Zigi Soho Duran (c/o Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse) | Steve Madden Daintey (c/o Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse)   I don't know what it is, but lately I have been obsessed with peep-toe shoes.  The last three pairs of shoes that I've picked out?  Peep-toe. The shoes that I want to wear everyday.  Peep-toe (which is a problem because I've been slipping on the pedicures lately).  So, even though they've all been featured in recent posts, I thought that I would get up close and personal with each pair.   Meet the Guess Charise peep-toe booties.  These are the booties that I wear when Read More ...

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New Orleans Saints Style

2014,November 12
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Banana Republic Jacket (c/o Concord Mills) | Saints tee (c/o Touch by Alyssa Milano) | Pants (c/o Marshalls) Zigi Soho Duran Shoes (c/o Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse) | Jewelry (c/o Versona Accessories) | Clutch (c/o Marshalls)   If you follow me on Instagram (BlitzAndGlam), then you know that I went to see the Saints and Panthers play at Bank of America Stadium here in Charlotte. It was a great game and my team came out on top. We really needed that win and it put us on top of the division. Unfortunately, we haven't had the best season, but fortunately, the other teams in our division have had a worse season than us.  One Read More ...

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What’s In My Harper Bag?

2014,November 4
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It's been a LONG time since I've done a What's In My Bag post, so I decided to do one.  I always find these types of posts interesting, because I carry a lot of stuff in my bag and I love to see what others carry in theirs.  This week I'm carrying my cobalt blue Harper bag that I got at Francesca's last fall.  I still get so many people asking me where I got this bag.  It's one of my favorites not only because of the color and shape, but because it's big enough to hold everything and it's not a struggle to find what I'm looking for in Read More ...

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What I Wore – 1.State Digital Plaid Blazer

2014,October 30
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1.State Digital Plaid Blazer (c/o 1.State) | Tank (c/o Marshalls) | Jeans (Target) Steve Madden lace booties (c/o Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse) | Clutch (c/o Versona Accessories) | Name Necklace (c/o 9th & Elm)   A couple of weeks ago Belk at Southpark Mall hosted a Girls Night Out event.  There was food, drinks, music, and lots of shopping.  I had the pleasure of introducing to their customers the newest designer brand to hit their racks, 1.State.  Prior to the event, I picked out this blazer along with their crepe fit and flare dress.  If you follow me on Instagram (BlitzAndGlam), then you not only saw that look, but you also saw the look Read More ...

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