What I Wore

Nautical Stripes

by Tamara on March 30, 2015

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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 ...

Oh, Happy Day!

by Tamara on March 23, 2015

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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 ...

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 ...

Winter Shorts

2015,January 21
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We don't often think of wearing shorts in winter, because, well, it's cold.  But when you think about it, we wear dresses and skirts in winter, so why can't we wear shorts, too?  Well, I'm here to tell you that you can and I'm going to give you one good reason why you should – these Kate Spade Saturday wool shorts that I scored on clearance at Marshalls.  I'm really into neutrals right now, because neutral colors are so chic, and these grey shorts fit right into my classic, chic style.  Pair them with tights, a turtleneck or sweater, and knee boots or over-the-knee boots and you'll look very winter appropriate.  These will Read More ...

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My Morning Routine

2015,January 15
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Earlier this week, I shared with you my travel list for 2015.  My other main focus for this year is to practice my photography and become a superstar photographer by December 31, 2015.  Ok, maybe not superstar, but I definitely want to see my photography improve over the course of the year.  So, when fellow blogger Mimi of Lipgloss & Binky posted about hers and LaShawn's (Everyday Eyecandy) photography challenge, Project 52, I was all in (ok, maybe not quite ALL in since I didn't post for week 1 of the challenge. Oops.).  Since the week 2 photo prompt is "Morning," I decided to photograph and write about my morning routine (this Read More ...

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New Year, New Theme

2015,January 14
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I don't usually do New Year's resolutions, but instead, I usually set goals for each new year. Resolutions tend to be general like, "I'm going to work out more."  Goals tend to be more specific, such as, "I will buy a gym membership January 1." This year, I decided to give 2015 a theme – Happiness.  This year I'm all about doing more of the things that make me happy and less of the things that don't. Plain and simple.  I already shared with you my travel list for the year.  Travel makes me happy.  My other main focus for the year is studying, practicing, and improving my photography.  I 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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The New Neutral

2014,December 11
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Dress (Forever 21) | Vest (Marshalls) | Belt (H&M) | Rocket Dog boots (c/o Marshalls) | Watch (c/o Timex) Tights (Marshalls) | Steve Madden sunglasses (c/o Marshalls) | Clutch & Necklace (Target) | Bracelet (c/o Versona Accessories)   First, let me start off by saying that absolutely nothing that I'm wearing in these photos is new.  Despite what some might think, I don't shop ALL the time (in fact, I'm skipping Black Friday sales right now to put this post together).  I went into my closet and threw this look together the day after Thanksgiving.  One of my goals for the long holiday weekend is to clean out my drawers and closet, which usually means me playing Read More ...

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What I Wore – Thanksgiving Day

2014,December 3
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Tommy Hilfiger quilted jacket (c/o Marshalls) | Coach scarf (c/o Marshalls) | Michael Kors skirt (c/o Marshalls) | Handbag (c/o Marshalls) Steve Madden gloves (c/o Marshalls) | Boots (Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse – old) | Steve Madden sunglasses (c/o Marshalls)   It's that time of year when it's all about layers – sweaters, jackets, scarves, gloves, and hats.  I was feeling very Thanksgiving-y on Thanksgiving Day in my new Coach scarf from Marshalls.  So, what do you do when you're feeling Thanksgiving-y?  You do an impromptu Thanksgiving Day photo shoot.    I'd been wanting a more casual jacket for when it's not cold enough for my heavier coats, but not warm enough for my lighter jackets. Read More ...

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