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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 Read More ...

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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 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 ...

Fall Fashion From Concord Mills

by Tamara on September 26, 2014

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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 Read More ...

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 Read More ...

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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 Read More ...

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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 Read More ...

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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. Read More ...

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Charlotte – Gap Southpark Mall P.S. I Made This DIY Event

2014,April 25
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Charlotte!  Join me at Gap at Southpark Mall on Saturday from 10 am until 6 pm for their DIY event featuring ideas by P.S. – I Made This.  I will be there DIYing my very own pair of Gap jeans and there will be supplies for you to DIY your jeans.  But that's not it.  As a Blitz And Glam reader, you can print out the above flyer and bring it in to the Gap at Southpark Mall location ONLY this Saturday to receive 50% off one pair of jeans!  You will kick yourself if you miss this opportunity to receive 50% off a great new pair of Gap jeans.    Here 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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