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Rocksbox + How To Dress Up A Basic Tee

by Tamara on September 18, 2014


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Grey tee (Target) | Necklace (c/o RocksBox) | Michael Kors frames (c/o Advanced Eye Care)   I was recently contacted by RocksBox about trying their jewelry subscription service.  I was intrigued because (a) I love jewelry, (b) I don't have nearly enough of it, and (c) I'd been looking for a "box" service that would fit my needs.  Well, signing up was easy.  I took a survey about my style and before I knew it my first RocksBox had arrived.  How does it work?  You're assigned a stylist who picks out 3 pieces for you.  My first box contained a necklace (see below), bracelet (see here), and earrings.  My second box contained Read More ...

What I Wore – Back To Football

by Tamara on September 4, 2014


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Saints tee (c/o Nike) | Leather skirt (Belk) | Cole Haan handbag (c/o Marshalls) | Steve Madden sandals (c/o Marshalls) Bracelet (c/o Rocksbox) | Bow ring and earrings (Old Navy) | Football necklace (c/o Gameday Runway) | Name necklace (c/o 9th & Elm)     Tell me that you're just as excited as I am that football is back!  It always seems like such a long time between the Super Bowl and the start of the next football season.  So, to kick off the new season I had to give you guys a Saints game day look and I will try to give you several more throughout the season.  If you tweet or Instagram your game Read More ...

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I Have Nothing To Wear tee (c/o 9th & Elm) | Blazer (The Limited) | White Jeans (Target) | Guess Sandals (c/o Marshalls) Cole Haan Sunglasses (c/o Marshalls) | Clutch (Urban Expressions) | Name Necklace (c/o 9th & Elm) | Bow Earrings (Old Navy)   We all do it.  We look in our closet full of clothes and declare, "I have nothing to wear."  Come on.  Admit it.  You do it too.  I know I do it at least once a week.  Why do we do this?  Clearly, we have a lot of clothes to wear.  I think we just get tired of wearing the same things, because let's be honest.  We probably only wear about Read More ...

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I Am The American Dream tee (c/o Marshalls) | CYNTHIA Cynthia Rowley White Jeans (c/o Belk) | Guess Sandals (c/o Marshalls) Anne Klein Handbag (c/o Marshalls) | Earrings (Tiffany & Co.)   Happy Birthday, America!  *throws the confetti*  There's nothing like the 4th of July, the World Cup, and events like that to bring out our patriotism.  We really are blessed to live in this great country.  *cues "Proud To Be An American"*   I found this great tee at Marshalls last summer and I think it's the perfect shirt to wear on Independence Day.  I mean, what exactly is "the American Dream?"  Most people think of it as being married, having 2.5 Read More ...

What I Wore – Summer Concert

2014,June 26
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Today Was A Good Day Tee (c/o Marshalls) | Lucky Brand Camo Shorts (c/o Marshalls) | Guess Sandals (c/o Marshalls) Clutch (Target) | Snake Ring (Old Navy) | Watch (c/o Timex)   This summer I'm heading to Atlanta to see Beyoncé and Jay-Z in the On The Run Tour!  I.  Can't.  Wait.  If you remember, I saw Beyoncé last summer during The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.  This will be my third time seeing Beyoncé in concert and I get just as excited each time.  This will be my first time seeing Jay-Z so I'm pretty excited about seeing them together.   Ever since we bought the concert tickets during the presale, I've been thinking Read More ...

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What I Wore – Summer Party

2014,June 19
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crown & ivy Paradise Found Tie Back Strappy Printed Dress (c/o Belk) | Sandals (c/o Marshalls) | Ralph Lauren Clutch (c/o Marshalls) Pearl Necklace (The Limited) | Bracelets (The Limited) | Bow Ring (Old Navy)   Memorial Day Unofficial Start of Summer Party.  Summer Block Party.  Fourth of July.  Family Reunion.  Labor Day End of Summer Party. There are so many reasons to have a party during the summer.  People usually look for any excuse to fire up the grill, slice the watermelon, make homemade ice cream, break out the deck of cards and board games, set up the volleyball and badminton net, put on swimsuits, and invite family, neighbors, and friends over for a good Read More ...

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What I Wore – Weekend Getaway

2014,June 12
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crown & ivy Paradise Found Solid Ruffle Bandeaux Top (c/o Belk) | crown & ivy Seersucker Clean Ankle Pant (c/o Belk) | Cynthia Rowley Navy Bracelet (c/o Belk) | Floral Heels (Payless) | Ralph Lauren Tote (c/o Marshalls) Love Necklace (Old Navy) | Bow Bracelet and Ring (Old Navy)   All I want to do during the summer is take weekend getaways.  Whether it's catching a flight to Puerto Rico or hitting the road to Atlanta, I'm all about travel during the summer.  The perfect weekend getaway means no agenda, no itinerary, and no alarm clocks.  It's about getting away from the normal Monday through Friday life, relaxing, and going with the flow.   Whenever I fly, Read More ...

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What I Wore – Summer Street Festival

2014,June 5
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Cities Tee (c/o Marshalls) | Skirt (INC/Macy's – old) | Sandals (Steve Madden c/o Marshalls) Crossbody Bag (Franco Sarto/Marshalls) | Necklace (Target) | Sunglasses (Steve Madden c/o Marshalls)   This look is exactly what I imagine that I will wear to one of the upcoming summer street festivals – either the Taste of Charlotte or if I can get away to Atlanta later this summer, I might wear it to the Atlanta Street Food Festival in July.  If you're in the Atlanta area, you must check out this festival.  My AKA line sister, Alisha, is the co-creator of this festival and several others, and it's been a huge success in the past.   I Read More ...

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What I Wore – Breaking The Rules

2014,May 15
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Blouse (Petal) :: Skinny Legging Jeans DIY'd by Me (c/o Gap) :: Black Sandals (Guess c/o Marshalls)  Scarf (c/o Shawlsmith London) :: Watch (c/o Timex) :: Purple Clutch shown below (Urban Expressions) Earrings (Tiffany & Co.) :: Necklace (Target)   Am I the only person who remembers a time when there seemed to be so many fashion rules?  You know, like you can't wear white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.  (Don't tell anyone, but I remember a time when I used to live by that rule.)  How about the rule that your shoes and handbag must match?  Or no wearing pink and red together?  Oh, and tell me that you remember this Read More ...

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What I Wore – Daytime Date

2014,May 8
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White Tank (Cynthia Rowley c/o Marshalls) :: Striped Skirt (Kenar c/o Marshalls) :: Sandals (Nine West c/o Marshalls) Cork Clutch (Just Fab – old) :: Necklace (c/o Gameday Runway) :: Earrings (Tiffany & Co.)   When I was younger I hated wearing skirts and dresses.  Why?  Because I thought that my legs were too skinny.  As I got older, added a little weight, filled out in the right places, and toned up, I began to love my legs.  Now, most days you'll find me in dresses and skirts, and there's nothing that I love more to wear with them than heels.  Heels give the legs that extra pop to make them Read More ...

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