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Here Comes the Bride
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A Bride and Her Guests

I can’t believe I am getting married and that I get to share this exciting time in my life with you guys!  I have been holding this in for several weeks now waiting for the right time to share our special news.  And as a soon-to-be bride and a stylist, I definitely have some ideas of how I want to put my own signature stamp on my looks for all the fun parties and celebrations we have in the coming months.  As I am putting my looks together I will be sharing them with you guys and taking you along on my bridal-fashion journey! 

Even though I will not be a spring bride, spring and summer are officially wedding season.  And whether you are the bride or a guest there are so many events that surround the actual wedding: showers, bachelorette parties, bridal luncheons, and the list goes on.  So, whether you are the bride or are one of the many guests attending these events let’s talk about how to go out of the proverbial box and shake things up this summer.

Several weeks ago, I gave you guys a few great (if I do say so myself)  ideas on how to update your look for wedding season 2019.  (Blog post HERE) This week I am going to add to that and give you guys some more suggestions.  And if you don’t have any weddings this summer than consider these ideas for your vacations, date night, or any other events you are attending.

In addition to the ideas I previously shared, this week I am talking about metallics, updated more casual bridal looks for occasions like shower, garden parties, bridal luncheons and so on, and wearing pants versus dresses and in all white for brides or monochromatic for guests. 

Metallics are a fantastic way to bring something special and new to your wedding season looks.  Instead of going for prints, color or... of course the safe bet, black, bring in some much-needed sparkle with metallics for any wedding events.

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For more casual events like showers or perhaps an engagement party wear something bold and interesting like mixing patterns or wearing geometrics.  Do something fun that will make the perfect statement by stretching yourself.  Florals are always great, but these fun prints are just the right amount of extra!  And if you still want to add in the florals do so as you pair them with other patterns and prints.  Don’t just think solid or simple….get out of your comfort zone!

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Pants are so chic and very on trend.  Whether you go for a skinny style or a flowy leg like I’m wearing here, think of bringing a pant into your wedding season attire.  And doing a monochromatic look with the pants is even more amazing.  Because a pant look/jumpsuit is a fresh look, all black will work perfectly if you want to try this ensemble but also play it a little safe. 

Stretch yourself this summer no matter if you have a wedding occasion or just living your best life….metallics, bold prints, and pants.  Your summer shopping list has been created for you by your own virtual stylist! 

I am so excited to share my journey with you so stay tuned for so many fun fashion adventures ahead! 

XO Tamara

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10 Things About Me

Getting to Know Me

  1. I never leave the house without lipstick: (I wrote an entire blog post about what’s in my bag at all times, which includes my favorite lipsticks!) Because let’s face it I’m a girl’s girl who strongly believes lipstick is the holy grail of make-up.  I grew up with three brothers.... so I am tough, love to be outdoors, and can be a total ball-buster! However, I love the sparkle and lipstick side of me.  In today’s world a girl doesn’t have to choose and can be both sequins and athletic and I just love that!

  2. My favorite season is fall: September, October and even early November are just amazing to me in the Northeast.  The crisp cool air, leaves changing, wearing a sweater without a jacket, breaking out the boots for the first time, all things related to apples and pumpkins, football….I love it all so much.

  3. My go-to coffee drink is an almond milk latte (iced in warmer months): When I’m at home I make a Nespresso with coconut creamer and Truvia.  But my favorite coffee is in Europe….something about their coffee with their cream is just pure magic and somehow, we cannot duplicate it in the states.

  4. The second car I would love to own as a bum around town car would be a Jeep Wagoneer.  A navy one! My dad had a Wagoneer as a kid and I loved that car!  I don’t know why but forever this has been my 2nd car crush.  I have always pictured having a home, or even a second home, some place in the Northeast and driving this car around on the weekends.  (My 3rd car would be a Dylan McKay Porsche)

  5. For my last meal I would have my mom’s stuffed shells and meatballs covered in sauce: My mom didn’t grow up Italian, but she married an Italian and my dad’s mom was the most amazing cook.  But I would put my mom’s sauce and meatballs up there with anyone’s.  She has perfected her Italian cooking and has embraced the tastes that were so important to my dad.  One of my favorite things as a kid was waking up to the smell of garlic on Sundays.

  6. The thing that makes me the happiest in the world is traveling (excluding loved ones and Jesus, of course):  Doesn’t have to be fancy; could be a 2-hour road trip to the country I just love exploring and checking out new places and cultures and meeting new people. 

  7. My favorite place I’ve ever traveled to is Positano Italy: I love so many places I have been I always go back to Positano as my favorite.  I traveled there with my mom when I was 25 years old and it was my first trip to Europe.  I have been blessed to experience some of the great travels of my life with my mother and am forever grateful for the memories we made.

  8. The most beautiful city in the world, to me, is Paris: Although I am a New Yorker at heart (and it’s my forever favorite city in the world) Paris has a piece of my heart.  I have traveled there more than any other place overseas and I can never get enough.

  9. Although I love the beach I would take mountains over beach… HOWEVER my favorite combination on earth is when the two collide and you have a beautiful ocean surrounded by mountains: I am obsessed with the beach, but the mountains speak to my heart in a different way.  And I adore the mountains all year long.  They are amazing in the summer, stunning in the fall with all the colors, and I love to ski.  I also feel so alive in the mountains and people in the mountains are always to active and full of life and that inspires me.

  10. My number one bucket list trip is to Asia (Japan, Maldives, Thailand, and Hong Kong are at the top of that trip): Asian is a culture that fascinates me and although there are so many places in this world I still wish to see, Asian is at the top of my list.  The Maldives are my dream Honeymoon destination, Japan is a place I want to visit in the spring with the beautiful gardens but have also heard that skiing there is a whole other level.  I have been dying to go to Thailand ever since Bridget Jones’ Diary (minus the drug and prison part of course) and from a city perspective Hong Kong to be is just a must experience.

I would love to get to know more about my readers! Leave a comment below, comment on today’s instagram post or DM me with some facts about you guys!

XO Tamara

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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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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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