It’s My Birthday Week!

by Tamara on August 6, 2014

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Black drop-waist dress (Old Navy) | Heels (ShoeDazzle) | Pink handbag (Marshalls) 

Bow bracelet (Old Navy) | Necklace (Target) | Earrings (Tiffany & Co.)

 

I turn 35 this Saturday, August 9.  When I think back to where I thought I would be at 35, this isn't it.  And that's not a bad thing.  When I was little, I just assumed that I would be married with kids at this age, because 35 was old and that's just what old people did. Ha! When I was in law school I never imagined that just 10 years post-graduation I would be more than ready for my post-legal career (Victoria's Secret model, full-time blogger, anything in social media, sports, or fashion). And 6 years ago when I moved to Atlanta from Maryland, I never would have thought that I would have packed up yet again (ok, that part's not true. I move a lot so that wasn't a big surprise) and moved to Charlotte. And let me tell you. Four and a half years ago, you could not have told me that I would still be living here in Charlotte today. But things in life happen for a reason.  

 

Black Drop-Waist Dress :: Blitz And Glam

Had I been married with kids, in love with practicing law (I never was), or living somewhere other than Charlotte, I probably wouldn't have my passion project, Blitz And Glam. And let me tell you what else I never could have imagined. I never could have imagined that I would be a blogger sharing my love of football and fashion with you guys. I never could have imagined that I would have met people like Cam Newton, worked with brands like Marshalls, Belk, and Athleta (or have them want to work with me!), or have so many friends that I've met via blogging and social media. As much as I sometimes want some things in life to be different, I'm also extremely thankful for where I am. I have absolutely no idea what the future holds and I kind of like it like that. The best thing about being 30+ is that you really begin to accept and embrace who you really are and stop dwelling on who you thought you would be. So, Happy 35th Birthday to me, a daydreaming, smartphone addicted, introvert with extrovert tendencies, independent, witty, wanderlust who doesn't like being told what to do.  

 

Black Drop-Waist Dress :: Blitz And Glam

Oh yeah.  This cute, black dropwaist dress?  I scored it at Old Navy on clearance for $5.96.  Yep.  $5.96. And one of my favorite ways to wear it is with a fitted crew neck tee over it.  Super cute.  

 

 

 

Location:  South End/Charlotte

Photography:  Lindsay Wynne Photography

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bobbie August 6, 2014

Heyyy my #leo sistah!!! That introvert w/ extrovert tendecies is so me too, lol. I love Old Navy and especially when you finds cute items and they are on sale. Enjoy your birthday week and I will give you your actual shout-out on your day. :)

2 ceecee August 6, 2014

Happy birthday Tamara!!!!

3 Jennifer Kanu August 6, 2014

Happy Birthday Tamara. U look so beautiful . Keep it up and enjoy your Birthday

4 marisela August 6, 2014

Happy Birthday! Just remember life takes you exactly where you need to be. Love that dress. I need to visit old navy soon!

5 Bri Buzali August 7, 2014

Tamara! Happy Birthday first of all! You don't look a day over 20 :) and thank you for sharing this awesome post! It's so true, the we never end up where we picture our lives being, but we end up in the exact place that we're supossed to be and at the right time. I love this, thanks for sharing!

6 Edna B August 7, 2014

Happy birthday, Tami. You look gorgeous, as usual. Find time to enjoy your special day.

Love you!

7 Tarra Mauldin August 11, 2014

Happy Birthday Tamara! Enjoy your birthday week.
It was nice meeting you on the Marta train on the way to the “On The Run ” concert:)

8 Tamara August 12, 2014

Thanks, Tarra!  It was so nice to meet you in person as well!  

9 Talitha Haynes August 16, 2014

Happy birthday. 30's are the new 20's do keep embarrassing them. 

10 Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club August 16, 2014

Clearly I am sleeping on Old Navy.  Very cute dress and love the pink accessories.  I also love Charlotte.  My mom lives in Rock Hill, SC and when I come down to visit South Park is directly where I go to check out everything.  Blogging is a great life and great for you you have a chance to work with some very good brands!  I've also met some excellent blogging friends whom I would trade for anything.  Keep up the great work.  #sitsblogging

11 Teresa August 16, 2014

Good morning and Happy belated Birthday!! I am an Atlanta native and lived in Mooresville, NC for a couple years.  My husband and I both worked in Charlotte during that time. It sounds like you're enjoying your time there. Congratulations on your professional and blogging success. Being in a position and mindset to roll with life and wherever it takes you is awesome. Wishing you continued success!! 

~ visiting from SITS

12 Siobhan- BeFree Project August 16, 2014

Happy 35th Birthday! Love the outfit. Like you when I was growing up, I had a much different picture of what my ideal life would look like when I got older. Shoot last year I had a different vision for what I thought my life would look like. Now, I am growing into my own, being comfortable with who I am and designing the life I truly want to live. (I'm an introvert with extrovert tendencites, and I'm a wanderlust. :)

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