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I’m Riding To Stop Diabetes

by Tamara on May 11, 2015

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  Fuji Bike: Performance Bicycle Sam Edelman jacket: c/o Marshalls Shirt: c/o Marshalls Cynthia Rowley jeans: Belk Chucks: Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse Crossbody: c/o Marshalls Betsey Johnson earrings: Belk Helmet: Performance Bicycle Location: Dilworth (Charlotte) Photos: Lindsay Wynne Photography   On September 26, I will be riding in the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure in Washington, D.C. as a Red Rider.  A Red Rider is any rider who has diabetes.  *raises hand*  That's me.  In order to ride, I must raise a minimum of $200, but, of course, I hope to raise much more than that.  Right now, I'm training to do the 13 mile ride and would love your support Read More ...

The NFL On Pinterest

by Tamara on May 4, 2015

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  Womens Pro Line sweatshirt: c/o NFL Cynthia Rowley jeans: Belk Guess peep-toe booties: Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse c/o Concord Mills Mall Clutch: c/o Versona Accessories Bracelet: c/o Versona Accessories Location: NoDa (Charlotte) Photography: Lindsay Wynne Photography   You know how much I love Pinterest (follow me!) and you know how much I love football.  Well, guess what?  The NFL is now on Pinterest! And what's even cooler?  I got to help them kick off their Pinterest launch!  *throws confetti in the air* I was provided a gift code to pick out some pieces from nflshop.com.  I then styled those pieces and took photos that are now featured on their New Read More ...

In The Trench

by Tamara on April 27, 2015

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Sam Edelman Trench Coat: c/o Marshalls Shirt: c/o Marshalls Cynthia Rowley Jeans: Belk Chucks/Converse: Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse Handbag: c/o Marshalls Betsey Johnson earrings: Belk Location: Dilworth (Charlotte) Photography: Lindsay Wynne Photography   My style has been described as preppy or classic with a twist.  I tend to go for classic pieces, but I sometimes mix them with something edgy or trendy.  This jacket is a good example of that twist.  A trench coat is a classic piece.  You'll never hear anyone say that a trench is out of style.  If you want to stay super classic, you'll go for a neutral color – black (which I have), white, tan, or Read More ...

What To Wear To The Kentucky Derby

by Tamara on April 20, 2015

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Dress: Petal (Charlotte) Hat: Petal (Charlotte) Shoes: ShoeDazzle Necklace: c/o Belk Bracelets: Petal (Charlotte) Photography: Erin L. Hubbs for Style Media   If you follow me on Instagram (BlitzAndGlam), then you saw that I was on the Fox 46 Charlotte morning show, Good Day, Carolinas, the week before Easter.  The segment featured looks that are perfect for Easter and/or the Kentucky Derby.  I have never been to the Kentucky Derby, but it is on my bucket list.  When I do go, this look above is exactly what I would go for.  When I visited Petal in Charlotte to pick out a look, I knew this dress would be the winner as soon Read More ...

Orange You Happy

2015,April 13
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Philosophy blouse: c/o Marshalls Pencil skirt: c/o Marshalls BCBGeneration heels: DSW Cork clutch: Just Fab Location: NoDa (Charlotte) Photography: Lindsay Wynne Photography   I have had the best shopping luck lately!  Take this look for instance.  I found this blouse and skirt at Marshalls a couple of weeks ago.  I tried this blouse on with jeans and with this skirt, and while it looks great with both, with this skirt you get the perfect outfit.  Why is it perfect, you ask?  When I was thinking of what to write about this look, I thought this could be a great date night look.  Then I thought office to happy hour look. Read More ...

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Nautical Stripes

2015,March 30
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Dress: c/o Marshalls Blazer: The Limited Heels: Payless Handbag: c/o Marshalls Belt: The Limited Location: Plaza Midwood (Charlotte) Photography: Maya Elious   When I was little my Mom would always buy me and my sister new dresses for Easter.  As an adult, I cannot tell you the last time I bought myself a new Easter dress, if ever.  This year I will spend Easter weekend in Atlanta visiting friends, so I want to wear a dress that's easy for packing, that I can dress up for church, and that I can dress down for the rest of the day (and that will be comfortable for my drive back to Charlotte). Read More ...

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Oh, Happy Day!

2015,March 23
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Theory blouse: c/o Marshalls Rockstar jeans: Old Navy Steve Madden sandals: c/o Marshalls Necklace: c/o Belk Betsey Johnson earrings: Belk Bracelet: c/o Versona Accessories Cork handbag: Just Fab Location: Plaza Midwood (Charlotte) Photography: Maya Elious   The day I took these photos had to be the most perfect day ever.  Or at least this year.  The sun was shining, the temperature was in the mid-70s, and a nice, cool breeze was blowing.  My photographer and I hung out in the Plaza Midwood area of Charlotte where people were out walking their dogs, riding bicycles, having lunch outside, and strolling in and out of local shops.  I couldn't resist stopping at the King Read More ...

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What’s Making Me Happy

2015,March 2
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  Can you believe that it is already March?  This year is flying by and spring is just around the corner (I'm keeping my fingers crossed that spring temperatures come with it) and I cannot wait.  The thought of spring just makes me so happy, so I thought that I would share a few things that I'm loving and a few things that are making me happy right now.   This A. Bellucci leather tote courtesy of Marshalls.  I had been looking for the perfect white handbag and this is it!  It's made of genuine leather, so I know it will hold up when I put all of my stuff in Read More ...

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Sometimes You Just Need To Get Away

2015,February 16
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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 ...

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Good-Bye…And Hello

2015,February 2
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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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