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Fashion Questions Answered: Part 2

Mommy Attire (That Doesn’t Involve Stretch Pants or Workout Clothes)

  • There are so many comfortable, easy options for busy moms that do not involve

workout wear. You can be comfy and casual and still wear sneakers or flip flops while

looking chic

  • Some items that are excellent go-tos for moms on the go:

  1. Chinos in maybe a shade like army green

  2. Boyfriend jeans

  3. Denim skirt

  4. Shirt dress

  5. Comfy stretchy dress

  6. Lightweight, oversized knit layering pieces

  7. Denim jacket

  8. t-shirts and tanks you love to mix with all the bottom pieces

  • Save your workout attire for actually working out and have some easy pieces that you

can throw on and get out the door in minutes. Just have your “mom” section of the

closet with these items and you can go straight to them when you are getting dressed

and it will be just as easy and comfy as workout attire.

How To Wear Flowy Styles-When You Are Vertically Challenged

  • So the major tip for wearing flowy, oversized styles (especially when you are on the

shorter side) is to add height. I also think when you add height for these pieces a

chunkier shoe is a better option

  • Adding a longer necklace also gives you a better eye line and will elongate the look and

make your outfit even more flattering

  • If you have a flowy pant or dress or top you can add a more tailored jacket or layering

piece to tie in the look and give your figure more of a shape which also will help flatter

the more oversized pieces.

What Colors are Inappropriate to Wear to a Wedding?

  • There is the obvious answer here which is to not wear anything white or off white

  • Don’t wear a dress that could at all look “bridally”….i.e. a blush lace mermaid silhouette

gown.

  • But do not be afraid to wear color or prints! You can wear fun bright colors or prints as

long as it is tasteful of course.

XO Tamara



Fashion Questions Answered: Part 1

How do you know what to get rid of in your closet?

  • Anything you have had in your closet that you haven’t been wearing.

  • Any pieces in your closet that don’t bring you joy to wear or that you don’t feel good in

    when you wear them.

  • Take a good look at your clothes and pieces that have holes, stains, pulls….anything that

    is damaged or worn NEEDS to go even if you love it UNLESS it can be cleaned or

    repaired. This is especially true for shoes that are very worn and have been through the

    ringer.

  • Have a rule that any time you add a piece into your closet you eliminate a piece at the

    same time.

Ways to enhance your work wardrobe

  • Best way to add life into your work (or really any wardrobe) is through great layering

    pieces and bolder accessories.

  • Elevate your look with layering pieces like jackets or knits through prints, colors, leather,

    textures and so on.

  • Bold necklaces and statement earrings will instantly enhance your look.

  • Add some love to your shoes through color, prints and updated silhouettes.

How to break out of your typical shopping box

  • Take a friend or shopping buddy with you that will encourage you to break out of your

    mold. Someone who will support your effort to break out of your box.

  • Find ways that are comfortable to you to take some fashion risks. Take new trends,

    colors, styles in doses and add them into your wardrobe in a way that still makes you

    feel confident. So if you want to add in a bright color and you don’t normally wear

    those shades add it in your shoes or a bag or do a print in small ways if you normally

    wear solids.

What are some great investment pieces?

  • Invest in what you love; so if you are a shoe person find a style or two (fashion sneaker,

    mule, sling backs etc.) in a higher end brand and add that to your wardrobe. Or if

    dresses are your thing pick out a fantastic dress you love and invest in one of those.

  • Layering pieces, especially leather jackets, are always a great place to put your money.

  • Sunglasses and purses are other items that are wise to invest in.

  • Typically, don’t spend a lot on really trendy items because those will not last and not be

    worth your money. Spend money on items that will last through at least 3 seasons

    although many of these items should stand the test of time. For really fashion pieces

    (disposable fashion) go to places like Zara, Target, Top Shop and so on for those fun

    trends to add them into your closet.

XO Tamara



Wedding Guest Season
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You’re Invited: How to Dress

Spring means wedding season has arrived!  Every year when spring and summer come we inevitably start receiving invites that tell us we have weddings to attend. We start to go through the back and forth about what to wear.  This year instead of stressing about your look, let me give you some great ideas for wedding season. 

This year there are so many amazing styles, colors and trends to step out of the usual wedding guest look and into something spectacular. I'm going to walk you through them to give you that inspiration for how to step out and stand out at this season's weddings! 

As I have been talking about for months, color is the best way to freshen up your wardrobe.  So, think of adding stunning hues like yellow, lavender, bold pink and so on. These are some unique color trends that are new this season. This will give your look an automatic fresh look, even if you stay with a silhouette you love to rock. But you can always add something new to the style and silhouette as well! 

In addition to fresh new colors try another option to a dress like a jumpsuit or a romper.  The romper I’m wearing is perfect for backyard weddings, garden parties, or a more casual afternoon wedding.  And for a dressier wedding opt for a jumpsuit as they are dressier than a romper and are very chic and stunning. 

 Another way to up your wedding game is to go for something long and depending on how dressy the wedding is you can go for a gown. If you are still wanting that longer silhouette but the wedding is more casual, you can still rock one that works for the occasion. So, if the wedding is cocktail attire you can wear a simpler long dress or even a midi, as shown in my photos, and for more casual weddings opt for a maxi dress.  There are countless long dress options and personally, I love a longer option for a wedding.  If you are going to a wedding up north, that has cooler temps, or if you like to conceal your arms a simple long sleeve is a great option.  Wearing a sheer sleeve like the one I’m wearing gives you a chic look that provides that coverage. 

 So this wedding season, break things up from your typical dress mold for true wedded bliss.  Go bold, go fun, go different... just be unique and as always BE YOU! 

I've linked the things I am wearing in my photos as well as other suggested options below!   

XO Tamara


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Skirting Around Town
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Skirts

It seems people always think about pants, jeans, and dresses but often overlook skirts.  And it is true that skirts are more “in” some years than others.  As for now, skirts are out and about and need to be part of your wardrobe!  I also can appreciate that a dress is so easy to throw on and go and that is often times why people gravitate towards them.  But I want to challenge you to add a couple of skirts into your wardrobe this spring and summer season.  Just like dresses, skirts can go from super easy, comfy and casual to dressier or more professional. I am going to encourage you to pick a couple casual styles, a dressier one and if you have the need something professional for the upcoming season

Skirts, like a dress and pants, offer various hem lengths that work right now.  Mini, knee, midi, ankle….any and all of them are good.  So, whatever you gravitate to and whatever you are drawn to is what you should go for!  I will tell you my rule that is true for dresses, pants, or skirts; unless you are tall... if the length you choose is between the knee and ankle it is always good to add some height in your shoes when wearing them, it will make it most flattering.  I am all about wearing sneakers and flats but just make sure you are wearing them with the right pieces and adding height when you need it. However, do you and BE you always, that is just my personal opinion and tip on the subject. 

When shopping for a skirt, go for bold color, spring appropriate knits like crochet, embellished, flowy, pleated, leather.  The sky’s the limit!  The goal is to just incorporate these pieces into your closet and do so in a way that works for you and your lifestyle.  Whether you pair a skirt with a simple tank and denim jacket, a fun top, or a knit there are so many ways to wear this trend and to have fun with it.  Oh!  And don’t forget to pattern mix and play with your textures as I have been talking about over the last several months.  Take the sequins with the leather, the silk with the knit, the stripe with the floral, the polka dot with the plaid….just mix it up.  If you need a little refresher on pattern mixing and fabric mixing you can see the blog posts I did for a little guidance. Here and Here

I would love to see the pieces you buy and how you style them.  DM me with your skirt picks for the season or if you need help on how to style a specific piece just ask and I will take your fashion questions. 

Happy Shopping Loves! 

XO Tamara


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