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Sometimes You Just Need To Get Away

by Tamara on February 16, 2015

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Have you ever just wanted to hop in your car and drive?  Just getaway from the sometimes hum-drum of your everyday life and experience something new?  I have.  In fact, I had that feeling recently.  I think winter probably does it to us most often, because we spend so much time indoors and there are so many cold, gloomy days that you just want something fresh.  A couple of weekends ago, I decided to hop in my car and drive to Florida – Jacksonville to be exact (this is where I apologize to my friends who live in Jacksonville that I didn't get to see. It was a quick trip. Read More ...

Good-Bye…And Hello

by Tamara on February 2, 2015

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Yesterday, the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks took on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona.  In case you're the one person who didn't watch the game or tune in just for the commercials, the New England Patriots are the new Super Bowl Champions.  The end of the Super Bowl means the end of football season.  My team's season pretty much sucked so I cannot say that I am sad to see this season come to an end.   With football season over and so many TV hours free, I started thinking of what shows I am excited about that will be starting soon or in the next couple of months. Read More ...

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Collegiate Licensing Company partnered with bloggers such as me for their College Vault blogger program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. Collegiate Licensing Company believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Collegiate Licensing Company’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.   Just because the college football season is over doesn't mean that I'm going to stop bringing you some great college game day looks.  You can always take Read More ...

My Travel List 2015

by Tamara on January 12, 2015

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Each year I like to make a list of the places I want to travel to that year.  Each year, I try to go at least one place that I've never been before. Last year, that was San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The year before that it was Las Vegas, San Francisco, and San Jose.  This year, my list keeps growing, so I thought that I would document it here on the blog before it gets really out of hand.  I didn't travel nearly as much last year as I have the previous few years, so I've got a lot of places that I want to go this year.  We'll see Read More ...

Home For The Holidays #WUHomeCooked

2015,January 5
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    I spent my Christmas holiday back home in Alabama.  I could not wait for Christmas, because I was so looking forward to going home.  It was my first time going home since last Christmas, believe it or not (I couldn't believe it.  I'm going to do my best to make it back home before next Christmas!).  And since it had been a LONG time since I've taken a road trip, I decided to pack up my car and hit the road to Alabama (I'd forgotten how much I like taking road trips).     I arrived home in Killen, Alabama (just outside of Florence, which is about an Read More ...

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What I Wore – UAB Football Edition

2014,December 22
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UAB tee (UAB Bookstore – old) | Cardigan (The Limited) | DKNY jeans (c/o Marshalls) | Headband (c/o Banded) Football necklace (c/o Gameday Runway) | Name plate necklace (c/o 9th & Elm) | Gold bracelet (c/o Versona Accessories) Yellow bracelet (The Limited) | Watch (c/o Timex) | Snake ring & Bow earrings (Old Navy)    If you've kept up with college football news over the last few weeks, then you might know that the University of Alabama at Birmingham lost their football program at the end of the season.  This news affected me because I am a UAB alum.  I spent 4 great years at UAB and part of my college experience involved football.  Not only did Read More ...

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9 Gift Ideas for the Style Blogger

2014,December 15
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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 ...

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Game Day Glam – Iron Bowl Edition Featuring Banded

2014,December 1
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Auburn wrap cardigan (c/o Meesh & Mia) | Auburn ruffle shirt (c/o Meesh & Mia) | DKNY jeans (c/o Marshalls) | Headband (c/o Banded) Bow earrings (Old Navy) | Necklace (The Limited) | Bracelet (c/o Belk) | Jessica Simpson booties (Macy's)   Rivalry Week in college football is one of the greatest weeks of football all year.  For me, it means that my Auburn Tigers meet the Alabama Crimson Tide to battle for bragging rights.  And oftentimes, it means that one team is hoping to stay on the road to the National Championship game.  After starting out the season so strong, Auburn had some missteps and took themselves out of contention for the national title.  But in the Read More ...

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Gift Guide for the Handbag Lover Featuring Francesca’s

2014,November 24
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Can you believe that the holiday season is here?  I thought that I would kick-off Thanksgiving week with my first Gift Guide.  I've got a few gift guides planned for the blog, but this very first one is for all of my handbag lovers and for those shopping for the handbag lover in their life.  I recently featured one of my favorite handbags, my cobalt Harper bag, in my latest What's In My Bag post and I always get asked, "Where did you get that bag?"  Everyone loves the color, the shape, and the size.  It's a perfect everyday bag for me, because I carry a lot of stuff in Read More ...

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Charlotte Today Fall Fashion Segment Featuring…Me!

2014,September 15
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Concord Mills mall recently contacted me about participating in a Fall Fashion segment on Charlotte Today on WCNC, and of course, I said yes.  So, they gave me a $250 Simon Mall gift card to shop their stores and put together a Fall Careerwoman look.  If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter, then you saw me out shopping last week and trying on different looks.  I had so much fun shopping at Concord Mills for my look and I can't wait to show you the final look this Wednesday!  If you live in the Charlotte area, be sure to set your DVR or tune in at 11 a.m. on Wednesday Read More ...

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