Holiday: Sparkle and Shine and All Things Divine
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NYE: Spark and Shine and All Things Divine  

Every year we get so consumed with Christmas shopping that New Years Eve can pop up and we are frantically thinking WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?!  Just as years past all things that sparkle and shine are great for NYE.  However to ring in 2019 maybe do something a little different like wearing a fantastic dress with piettes or some other form of shine like I am doing in my look.  

Take the regular sequins, as wonderful as they are, and add a new bling to your wardrobe.  Also go back and visit the Holiday post for Velvet or Suit up, just as something new and unique. Mix it up this year. These are other wonderful options to add into your NYE repertoire and also mix beautifully with all things that shine.

This look is also super fun as it is that winter white meets silver metallic, both trends I have talked about this season. So you can look amazing while ringing in 2019 but also stay fashion forward and keeping hitting on trends from the season for the look!

XO Tamara

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Strut to Street: Retro
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Throwback Fashion  

We are falling back in time with trends like wide whale corduroy, fanny packs, white shoes, branded garments, chunky sneakers and suiting.  These trends were made famous in part by such fashion icons as Annie Hall, Working Girl Melanie Griffith, and Twiggy.  Often times it can take years or even decades for trends to circle back in time… but, somehow they always manage to resurface.  I hear my mom say all the time “That’s back in style?! I wish I wore that when… Wish I would have saved it!” How many times have you heard that?! But it’s so true, things do come back around.

But let's not confuse these trends with fads which happened once upon a time and should never happen again!  Now may be a great time to go rummaging through your mother or grandmother's closets for some incredible finds or hit up your favorite vintage stores.  Nothing makes retro better than finding authentic pieces that you can freshen up by giving them your own personal fashion spin.

But if you are looking in department stores and online and seeing stuff that feels like you’ve seen it before, it’s because you probably have! The curent stores and trends are reflecting is so heavily. So whether you want to go find fun and vintage finds or if you want to shop new these trends are out there and ripe for the picking! Go find the styles you loved from older movies or go find things that speak to you now and make it happen, make it work, for yourself!

XO Tamara

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Holiday: Suit Up
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Cocktail Suit  

Want an option for this holiday season and beyond that is not the typical dress?  Don't get me wrong, I love a good dress more than any other garment I wear! But sometimes it just feels right to break the mold and go for something fresh and chic and this season that would be… the cocktail suit!  

Whether you mix a blazer with a skirt or pants there are countless ways to create the perfect look.  Tuxedo style jackets or pants along with rich silk or velvet fabrics are some great examples of ways to rock this look. And don't feel like you have to go out and pick an exact set.  Find a jacket and a pant or skirt that you love and mix them together.  Club Monaco has some great options to create this look as does Vince and Alice and Olivia just to name a few.  And as always you don't have to break your bank to get this trend with stores like Top Shop and Zara. All the clothing pieces I am wearing for this trend are from Zara, so it seriously can be done on a budget!

After the holidays mix the blazers with jeans for a night out or take this look to an after 5 event or a wedding.So these pieces can be versatile for you for all year.

For my outfit and the example of how you can wear this trend, I did the ribbed turleneck tank. This is a more causal look with the suit. But, if needed, you can absolutley add in a satin or velvet camisole underneath for that dressier feel!

At least once this season put the dress down and suit up!

XO Tamara

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Winter White

I swapped out the blazer for this adorable white cape jacket, just to give it a different look!

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Strut to Street: How Does Your Garden Grow?
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Fall Floral  

Whoever said florals are just for spring was trying to keep a trend in a box.  So break out of your square this season and let the florals fly.  Fall’s perennials come in every variety from delicate florets to bold bouquets.

You can do a great floral pump or flat if you wanted to add this trend in your footwear. You maybe want it in a great jacket/coat or even a handbag, for just a pop of it. But, for me… a great fall floral dress speaks to me on so many levels.

Florals will also pair amazingly well with so many of the other trends and can be a refreshing addition to your fall wardrobe. You can do a look that is edgy meets feminine with a gorgeous floral flowy dress and a great moto jacket over the top. Add in a studded boot or shoe of some kind and you are ready to rock!

Floral is a unique and different choice for a holiday party, as those quickly approach with it offically being December. You can add sparkle and shine to the floral and turn it holiday glam!

So don’t box yourself in (or let anyone else do it TO you) and go for those deep, dark and romantic floral prints this season! You will not be sorry.

XO Tamara

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