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 ...

2014 Black Friday Deals

by Tamara on November 28, 2014

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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 ...

Happy 4th Blogiversary!

by Tamara on October 25, 2014


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Today, October 25, is my 4th Blogiversary!  Can you believe it?  I absolutely cannot.  It doesn't feel like I've been doing this that long.  I guess it's true what they (whoever they is) say – when you're doing something you love, it doesn't feel like work (now my 9 to 5…that's a different story.  It feels like I've been there forever plus 5 years, but I digress).  I can't say thank you enough for all of the support over the last 4 years. You guys have been truly amazing and I hope to bring you even bigger and better content over the next year.     I decided to share some Read More ...

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 Read More ...

Weekend Getaway

2014,May 23
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Memorial Day weekend is here!  For those of us who don't work for the government, it's been many months since we've had a long weekend (MLK Day weekend to be exact).  So, I decided to getaway for the weekend.  I can't even tell you how much I need this getaway and I'm going to enjoy every second of it.  So, where am I going?  Follow me on Instagram (BlitzAndGlam) to find out, but until I start posting photos from my destination, here are some clues:   (1)  It's some place that I've never been before. (2)  I did not pack my passport. (3)  I did pack a couple of bikinis. Read More ...

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Keynote Speaker – Art Institute of Charlotte Keep Calm & Blog On Conference

2014,May 14
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I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at the Art Institute of Charlotte's Keep Calm & Blog On Conference Monday evening.  It was an absolute honor to be there speaking to the conference attendees.  As I told them, I was thrilled when I was asked to be the keynote speaker, because it means that someone thinks that I have done enough things right in my blogging career to go there and impart knowledge on them.  I also shared with the conference attendees that at the beginning of the year I wrote a blog post about my goals for 2014 and one of those goals was to speak at a blogging Read More ...

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Cam Newton, Russell Wilson Attend White House Correspondents Dinner

2014,May 4
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(Photo/USA Today)   The White House Correspondents Dinner AKA "Nerd Prom" was held Saturday night at the Washington Hilton Hotel and several athletes were in attendance (I'm free if anyone wants to invite me next year *smile*).  So, who was in attendance?  Current and former NFL players Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Tony Romo, Andrew Luck, Adrian Peterson, JJ Watt, Kirk Cousins, Tim Tebow, and Eric Johnson.  My "Best Dressed" award goes to Romo's wife, Candice Crawford, who looked gorgeous in blue.    (Photo/USA Today)   (Photo/USA Today)   (Photo/usmagazine.com)     Best Table! Thanks @timarmstrongaol and ur wife for inviting @JJWatt myself and our beautiful moms! KD too!#WHCD pic.twitter.com/snCfOudOKH — Russell Wilson Read More ...

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Katherine Webb and Quarterback AJ McCarron Engaged

2014,March 28
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Congratulations to former University of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and his former Miss Alabama USA girlfriend, now fiancée, Katherine Webb on their engagement!  According to Katherine's tweet, AJ designed the ring himself.       If you don't know the story of Katherine and AJ, let me give you a brief rundown.  AJ played football for the University of Alabama.  Katherine graduated from Auburn University.  Alabama and Auburn are long-time rivals (one of the best rivalries in sports history).  Katherine gained notoriety during the 2013 BCS National Championship Game in which the cameras panned to Katherine and announcer Brent Musburger gushed about how beautiful she is.  Katherine's Twitter followers jumped from Read More ...

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What I Wore – All Black Edition

2014,March 7
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Black tweed jacket (The Limited – old) | Black bow halter top (The Limited – old) | Faux leather pants (c/o Marshalls) Black heels (Gianni Bini c/o my aunt Edna) | Silver studs (Tiffany & Co.)   In case you don't follow me on Instagram or Twitter (and if you don't, why not??), then you might have missed that I was in Atlanta last weekend for a reunion with my sorority (Alpha Kappa Alpha) line sisters.  We celebrated 15 years of being line sisters, sorors, and women of Alpha Kappa Alpha.  We had such a great time!  It was a much-needed reunion for me and really, for all of us.  I cannot wait until Read More ...

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The Best Man Holiday Girls Night Out

2013,November 14
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I've seen The Best Man probably a few hundred times.  I first owned the movie on VHS and now have it on DVD (I'm quite certain that I wore the VHS tape out).  So, when I was contacted about hosting a Girls Night Out to see an advance screening of The Best Man Holiday, I think my reply email went something like this: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Yeah, I was that excited.  You see, to me, Jordan, Harper, Lance, Murch, Quentin, Robin, Mia, Shelby, and Candy are like old friends that I haven't seen in years and this would be like a reunion.  And it turns out that this is exactly what The Read More ...

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