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’s In My Bag – Weekend Getaway

2014,June 13
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Green Ralph Lauren Tote (c/o Marshalls) | Steve Madden Flat Sandals (c/o Marshalls) | Steve Madden Sunglasses (c/o Marshalls) The Fault In Our Stars (c/o Marshalls) | Journal (c/o Marshalls) | Duracell Battery (c/o Marshalls) Chipins (c/o Marshalls) | OPI Nail Polish (c/o Marshalls)   Whether I'm catching a flight or packing up the car for a road trip, I always pack a "carry-on bag" with some easy-to-get-to essentials.  I'm going to show you What's In My Weekend Getaway Bag, but, first, the bag itself – a green Ralph Lauren Leighton Shopper Tote.  A nice, green bag has been on my wish list for a couple of months and with this bag not only do you 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 – Zoya Nude Nail Polish

2014,June 3
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By no means am I a beauty blogger or beauty expert.  My beauty routine is pretty simple and I stick with what I like.  However, when I'm given the opportunity to try something new (particularly for free), I'm game.  Recently I receive a Klout perk from People magazine.  I've started receiving People in the mail for x number of months (I can't remember if it's 3 or 6 months) and they made me a People VIP.  As a VIP I received a "box" from People and one of the items in the box was a bottle of Zoya nail polish in a nude color called Rue.   I tested it Read More ...

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Gameday Runway Necklaces

2014,May 29
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My fellow sports and fashion bloggers at Gameday Runway recently opened a new online boutique called the Trendzone Boutique and they sent me one of the featured pieces - the gold football necklace.  If you're like me and wear your heart on your sleeve when it comes to your favorite team or sport, then you will want to wear one of their necklaces around your neck.     All of their current designs come in gold and silver:   Gold Longhorn Necklace   SIlver Red Wolf Necklace   Gold Razorback Necklace   SIlver Elephant Necklace   Gold Baseball Necklace   These necklaces are so me.  It's a cute accessory to add not just Read More ...

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Weekend Getaway

2014,May 23
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Memorial Day weekend is here!  For those of us who don't work for the government, it's been many months since we've had a long weekend (MLK Day weekend to be exact).  So, I decided to getaway for the weekend.  I can't even tell you how much I need this getaway and I'm going to enjoy every second of it.  So, where am I going?  Follow me on Instagram (BlitzAndGlam) to find out, but until I start posting photos from my destination, here are some clues:   (1)  It's some place that I've never been before. (2)  I did not pack my passport. (3)  I did pack a couple of bikinis. 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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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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Keynote Speaker – Art Institute of Charlotte Keep Calm & Blog On Conference

2014,May 14
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I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at the Art Institute of Charlotte's Keep Calm & Blog On Conference Monday evening.  It was an absolute honor to be there speaking to the conference attendees.  As I told them, I was thrilled when I was asked to be the keynote speaker, because it means that someone thinks that I have done enough things right in my blogging career to go there and impart knowledge on them.  I also shared with the conference attendees that at the beginning of the year I wrote a blog post about my goals for 2014 and one of those goals was to speak at a blogging Read More ...

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