Morning After Monday

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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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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 ...

Old Navy NFL Collection

by Tamara on August 18, 2014

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The NFL preseason is finally here which means that the regular season is just around the corner!  I'm starting to think about game day looks for the upcoming season, so I decided to check out what NFL apparel some of the retailers have to offer.  Old Navy usually has some good basic team tees; nothing too fancy, but definitely pieces that you can work with to create your own game day look.  The best part is that they are very reasonably priced.  Here's a look at some of the Old Navy NFL tees for women, men, and boys.     I really like the simple team logo on the men's tee.  I Read More ...

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There's a funny story behind these heels.  Remember when I went to San Juan, Puerto Rico Memorial Day weekend with my best friend, Alexia?  Well, our first day there, we were out walking looking for dinner.  We both had on out cute but comfortable shoes, because we didn't know how much walking we would do before we decided where we wanted to eat.  I had on a pair of my favorite caged sandals from Marshalls, the tan Nine West sandals, and Alexia wore her cute wedge sandals that she got from an outdoors store.  Being from an outdoors store, you just know that they will be durable and very comfortable for Read More ...

2014 Victoria’s Secret PINK Collegiate Collection

2014,July 21
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The Victoria's Secret 2014 PINK Collegiate Collection is here!  All of the same schools are back plus this year many new schools have been added to the list: Baylor Boise State Brown Columbia Fresno State Georgetown University of Hawaii Iowa State University of Minnesota Northwestern University Oxford University University of Pennsylvania San Diego State Southern Methodist University Vanderbilt University   My favorite piece in the new collection is the crewneck tee (the Texas Longhorns tee above).  You can't go wrong with a simple tee.  I should also note that some schools' apparel can only be ordered online, while the others can be found online and in-store.  What do you think Read More ...

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Unpack And Unwind With Athleta

2014,July 14
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Tee Racerback Dress (c/o Athleta) | Heels (ShoeDazzle) | Cole Haan Sunglasses (c/o Marshalls) | Name Necklace (c/o 9th & Elm) Earrings (Old Navy) | Clutch (Dillard's) | Bracelets (The Limited)   I'm thinking about taking a weekend getaway to Washington, D.C. before the summer is over.  I used to live in the area, but it's been about 3 years since I've visited.  If you've never visited D.C. in the summer, let me warn you – it gets HOT.  Since it's been so long since I've visited, I want to act like a tourist and cram a lot into the weekend.  I want to spend a day in the heart of D.C visting some old Read More ...

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What I Wore – Sunday Brunch + $75 Belk Gift Card Giveaway

2014,June 16
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crown and ivy Seaside Striped Skater Dress (c/o Belk) | Belt (The Limited) | Ralph Lauren Clutch (c/o Marshalls) | Necklace (The Limited) Cynthia Rowley Bracelet (c/o Belk) | Bow Ring (Old Navy) | Nine West Sandals (c/o Marshalls)   The perfect Sunday for me is going to an early morning church service and then meeting up with family and/or friends for brunch.  Brunch has easily because one of the most popular meals of the day, because brunch really means you can take many of your favorite foods and have them together in one meal – chicken and waffle, fish and grits, bacon, fruit, potatoes, croissants, muffins, and so much more.   Brunch on Sundays should Read More ...

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What I Wore – Spring Wedding

2014,May 19
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Black and White Dress (Max and Cleo/Belk – old) :: Black Heels (David Tutera c/o Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse) Black Clutch (Dillards – old) :: Necklace (Target) :: Earrings (Tiffany & Co.)   Spring is usually the time for many special occasions, mainly proms, graduations, and weddings.  In April, I attended two special occasions – my friend Rebecca's wedding in Raleigh and The Garner Agency's Charlotte Fab 50 event at Bubble at the Epicentre.  I thought about buying something new to wear to the wedding, but decided to shop my closet instead.  Great idea, Tamara (I don't normally talk to myself.  I promise.)!  I had this black and white dress in Read More ...

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The Look For Less – Ivory Handbag

2014,March 27
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I was shooting with my photographer, Lindsay, recently and she said, "You have the best handbags." That compliment made me realize how handbags have become my thing.  I think I go through phases with clothes and accessories.  At one point I was all about cardigans. Don't get me wrong, I still love cardigans.  They are great for the spring and summer when you don't need a jacket or coat, but want something to cover your arms (they are also great for cold offices).  Then I was all about belts.  Now, it's handbags and I really want an ivory handbag because it's perfect to carry all year long (don't believe the "you Read More ...

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The Look For Less – Multi-Color Print Dress

2014,March 20
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I don't know about where you live, but the weather here in Charlotte has been a tease.  One day it's a warm 70 degrees and the next it's a bitterly cold 32 degrees.  The warm days have my mind stuck on spring temperatures and thus, spring fashion.  Recently, I came across a beautiful multi-color print dress on a blog and now I'm on the hunt for some multi-color dresses and skirts.  The dress on the blog is quite pricey; way more than I'm willing to spend, so I challenged myself to find the look for less (Side note: When I was studying for the bar exam, The Look For Less was a Read More ...

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