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Fab Traveling Handbag: c/o Marshalls Tee: Forever 21 Jeans: Old Navy Heels: Saks OFF 5TH c/o Concord Mills Hat: Target Necklace: c/o 9th & Elm Earrings: Belk Location: Uptown Charlotte Photos: Lindsay Wynne Photography   Have you been following the Marshalls #FabTravelingBag on Instagram?  If not, pause right here, open Instagram, and look up that hashtag. I'll wait…   The Marshalls #FabTravelingBag is traveling all over the country from Project Fab Blogger to Project Fab Blogger and we're all taking it as an opportunity to show off a little bit of our city.  The #FabTravelingBag made its way to Charlotte this week and let me tell you, this bag is gorgeous! […]

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Disclosure: The following content has been sponsored by State Farm®.   Do you ever stop and think about what would happen if you had chosen a different path at some point in your life?  I try not to think about it too much, because I like to think that everything happens for a reason.  But occassionally (usually when I'm tired of work and in need of a vacation), I think "what if I had chosen a different major in college and what if I had never gone to law school?"     I graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Accounting, but I remember at […]

A Day In My Life

by Tamara on April 17, 2015

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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 […]

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This is a series that I started last year and want to pick back up this year.  I love staying up-to-date on what's happening in the blogging industry and want to be able to share it with you.  As with so many other industries, if you're serious and passionate about your craft or your profession, you are always learning.  Let's get into it!   ⇒Do you sprinkle affiliate links into your pinning experience?  Well, not anymore.  Pinterest Kills Off Affiliate Links Program, Leaving 'Power Pinners' in the Lurch.   ⇒Do you have a strategy when using social media?  Are you intentional with what you post?  Learn How To Rock Social Media […]

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 […]

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Fall Fashion From Concord Mills

2014,September 26
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Cropped jacket (Banana Republic Factory Store) | Blouse (Banana Republic Factory Store) | Pencil skirt (Banana Republic Factory Store) Guess booties (Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse) | Necklace (c/o Versona Accessories) | Clutch (c/o Versonal Accessories) Earrings (c/o RocksBox) | Cole Haan Sunglasses (c/o Marshalls)   As you know, I had the pleasure of working with Concord Mills recently on a Fall Fashion segment on Charlotte Today on WCNC.  Concord Mills gave me a $250 Simon American Express card with the mission of putting together a fall look for the career woman.  Being a career woman who loves fall fashion, I was super excited about this opportunity.  I mean, fall is made for fashion.  Think blazers and […]

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NFL Defender OtterBox Giveaway

2014,September 26
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If you didn't know, the OtterBox is the number 1 selling smartphone case in the U.S. and Canada and Verizon Wireless wants to give away an OtterBox to 3 of my readers.  What's so great about the OtterBox, you ask?  Well, it's rugged.  It will protect your smartphone from drops, scrapes, fumbles, and just general heavy use.  It has a built-in screen protector that prevents scratches.  It also comes with a belt-clip holster that not only makes it easy for carrying, but doubles as a stand for your phone.  OtterBox currently makes this case for the iPhone 5/5s, Samsung Galaxy S4, and Samsung Galaxy S5.   I am giving away 1 […]

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Belk Fall Fashion Preview

2014,July 18
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I had the pleasure of attending the Belk Fall Fashion Preview last week at Southpark Mall here in Charlotte.  As you know, I love shopping at Belk and just recently worked with them on a campaign to introduce their new crown & ivy line (see those posts here, here, and here).  It's always great working with the Belk team and especially getting the scoop on what will be hot in the upcoming season from the Belk Fashion Director, Arlene Goldstein.  I saw some pieces in the presentation that I couldn't wait to share as they will be some of the items on my fall must-haves list.  The look above was […]

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What’s In My Bag – Weekend Getaway

2014,June 13
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Green Ralph Lauren Tote (c/o Marshalls) | Steve Madden Flat Sandals (c/o Marshalls) | Steve Madden Sunglasses (c/o Marshalls) The Fault In Our Stars (c/o Marshalls) | Journal (c/o Marshalls) | Duracell Battery (c/o Marshalls) Chipins (c/o Marshalls) | OPI Nail Polish (c/o Marshalls)   Whether I'm catching a flight or packing up the car for a road trip, I always pack a "carry-on bag" with some easy-to-get-to essentials.  I'm going to show you What's In My Weekend Getaway Bag, but, first, the bag itself – a green Ralph Lauren Leighton Shopper Tote.  A nice, green bag has been on my wish list for a couple of months and with this bag not only do you […]

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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. […]

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