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3 Jul

What I Wore – The American Dream

I Am The American Dream tee (c/o Marshalls) | CYNTHIA Cynthia Rowley White Jeans (c/o Belk) | Guess Sandals (c/o Marshalls)

Anne Klein Handbag (c/o Marshalls) | Earrings (Tiffany & Co.)


The American Dream :: Blitz And Glam

Happy Birthday, America!  *throws the confetti*  There's nothing like the 4th of July, the World Cup, and events like that to bring out our patriotism.  We really are blessed to live in this great country.  *cues "Proud To Be An American"*


The American Dream :: Blitz And Glam

I found this great tee at Marshalls last summer and I think it's the perfect shirt to wear on Independence Day.  I mean, what exactly is "the American Dream?"  Most people think of it as being married, having 2.5 kids, owning a home with a white picket fence, having a dog named Scruffy, driving a sedan, with a good job and money in the bank, taking family vacations once a year during the summer…you get the picture.  Well, that's not me.  And who knows if it ever will be me?  I mean, a house with a white picket fence is nice, but my dream home would be a penthouse in New York in a building with a doorman.  Am I supposed to believe that because I haven't achieved the above picture painted by other people that I am not the American Dream?  I have not one degree, but two, one of which is a doctorate.  I have a job that pays the bills, even if it's not my dream job.  I get to live my passion as a blogger.  I get to hop on a plane a few times a year to travel.  I can pack up and move to a new city when I want.  I've had some pretty awesome once-in-a-lifetime experiences.  I have a great family and friends who are like family.  


The American Dream :: Blitz And Glam

The way I see it is that not everyone has the same dream.  Don't define your life by anyone else's standards.  Have your own dreams and then chase those dreams.  Redefine "The American Dream."


The American Dream :: Blitz And Glam

Location: South End/Charlotte


Photos:  Lindsay Wynne Photography


Tamara Marbury
  • Yvonne Chase

    Amen to this: "Don't define your life by anyone else's standards.  Have your own dreams and then chase those dreams."

    Stopping by from SITS Sharefest!  

    July 5, 2014 at 6:57 am
  • Stacie

    Cute July 4th outfit! Stopping by from SITS Saturday.

    July 5, 2014 at 8:15 pm
  • Candice

    Great outfit AND great post. No one can tell you how to live your dream – you have to decide for yourself what your dream is.

    July 5, 2014 at 9:12 pm
  • Tracy

    I love that tee girl!!!! Keep living that Merican dream 

    July 6, 2014 at 12:43 am
  • Akaleistar

    That is a great top!

    July 6, 2014 at 1:04 pm
  • Siobhan- BeFree Project

    Very cute outfit! I agree that everyone has a dream and you cannot let society define who you should be. Everyone has a dream and its up to each indvidual to pursue their dream no matter what. Great post! 

    July 6, 2014 at 2:18 pm
  • Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club

    Clearly I need to shop in Marshalls more or PERIOD.  Never knew they had such cute items in there.  I really like the shirt – patriotic but not corny.  The SHOES – OH YES I want a pair.#sitssharefest

    July 7, 2014 at 8:40 am
  • Bobbie

    Tamara, you are the best! You are the sister/blogger friend that all girls should have. I’m so glad for this post (and outfit), because everybody”American Dream” is not the same and like you, I may not have all that you mentioned in the beginning but I am creating my OWN American Dream my way. As always ,I love this simple, yet cute outfit! This look and outfit is so me.

    July 9, 2014 at 9:05 am