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Autumn Florals

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Florals were everywhere this past summer and I’m so happy to see the trend continue through the autumn and winter. Not that I wouldn’t just wear them anyway even if they weren’t “in-style”, but the fact that they are still so on trend just means that they are very easy to find and that makes me happy. I’m really loving the deeper hues we are seeing in the autumn florals, they just feel so warm and rich. Perfect for the cold weather we have been having in Michigan. I fell in love with this dress from Avenle the moment I saw it, so when they had a sale a few weeks ago I just had to snatch it up! It’s beautiful orange and black floral print is unlike anything I had seen before and has such a vintage feel. I’ve also been trying to branch out, away from my usual fit & flare style and to embrace my curves with more fitted silhouettes. Even though this dress is form fitting, it is made out of the softest full stretch knit and is so comfortable. After we took these pictures, I remembered that I have the cutest orange crocheted cape that I got from a local boutique last year and it is so perfect for this dress. I’m bummed that I didn’t wear it for these photos, but I guess that means I’ll just have to re-style it for another blog post.

I don’t know what has gotten into me, but I have been in major nesting mode lately! I have had an incredible urge to cook, clean, and rearrange the house, which is so not like me. I guess it must be the colder weather and the fact that winter is coming. I think that I am so scarred from last year’s horrible winter that I am subconsciously preparing to hibernate by making the house feel and smell as cozy as possible. Has anyone else been feeling this way? I would love to know I’m not alone with this crazy behavior. I’m like a frantic squirrel storing away nuts for the winter ;).

Truly,

Tamara

Outfit details….Dress/from Avenle, Cardigan/from Forever 21 (old, similar), Boots/from Old Navy (last year, similar), Tights/from Target, Necklace/old

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

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Summer’s Last Breath

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This past Saturday was really warm and humid, it felt like summer was taking it’s last breath before fall officially took over. It was nice to get out and enjoy the day and say my final goodbyes. Oh summer, I will miss you so! So today, on the official first day of fall, I thought I would post one last summer look.

I bought this dress from Ruche this past spring and it is such a shame that I haven’t worn it until now. It was too long on me and had to be altered, I kept putting off having it done until just a few weeks ago. I absolutely love this dress! The floral pattern feels very vintage to me and I’m in love with the cutout details on the side and in the back. Since you can see your bra (and I’m not willing to go braless), I wore a cute lace bralette and didn’t mind that you could see it. I gave a bit of a nod to fall by adding these super cute vintage looking boots and my denim vest (which I barely wore because it was so hot). And of course I finished off the look with lovely earrings from Moxie Boutique ;). I am determined to find ways to style this dress for fall, as I refuse to have this be the only time I wear this gorgeous dress until next year.

I hope all of you enjoyed your last weekend of summer! And for those of you going into summer,……. well lucky you ;).

Truly,

Tamara

Outfit details….Dress/from Ruche (this past spring), Bralette/from Target, Boots/from Ruche (last winter), Denim vest/from Old Navy, Earrings/from Moxie Boutique, Necklace/from Tiffany&Co.

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

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Moxie Boutique

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I’m so excited to finally share a project that I have been working on with my dear friend Heather! Heather and I met when we worked together at a hair salon almost thirteen years ago and we have been close friends ever since. Not only is she a great friend, she is also one of the most talented people I know. She makes beautiful beaded jewelry and over the years has sold it to friends, family and even clients at the salon we worked at. For years I have tried to get her to sell her jewelry online, but with a full time job she was just too busy to do all that was necessary to run an online shop. It just seemed like a shame that she was not sharing her talent for others to enjoy, so a few months ago I came to her with a business proposal. I would take care of the business side of things like photographing, listing, shipping, etc. and she could focus on the creative side. Around the same time, I started this blog and thought it just made sense to put the two together. That is when we opened our Etsy shop and Moxie Boutique was born. You will be seeing a lot of her lovely jewelry, along with some super cute vintage-inspired hair accessories made by her mom Beverly, styled here on my blog. I’m so excited to share all of the gorgeous pieces that she has made! In celebration of our shop opening we will be doing a giveaway here on Truly, Tamara in the next few weeks, so be on the lookout for it! Also follow Moxie Boutique on Instagram and Facebook so that you don’t miss new items being added to the shop, sales, or future giveaways. Any support you can give would mean the world to us and we are so excited to share Moxie Boutique with you! :)

This “skirt” is actually one of my Dear Creatures dresses from their fall line last year. Since it was a little chilly outside on the day we took these photos, I decided to dress it down and make it a little more weather appropriate with a chambray shirt layered over it and combat boots. I love the mix of dressier, more feminine pieces with edgier, more masculine pieces. This is a very lovely dress on it’s own, so I promise to style it again so that you can see the whole dress and it’s cute little bow next time.

Truly,

Tamara

Outfit details….Dress/from Dear Creatures last fall. It can still be found here and here, Shirt/from Target (similar), Boots/from Target, Necklace/from Moxie Boutique

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

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Wednesday’s Love List 8-13-14

As much as I hate to admit it, fall will be here soon. I actually love the fall, It’s just that I’m never ready for the summer to end. I do however, love the smell of crisp leaves, pumpkin spice lattes (pumpkin everything), Halloween and especially the clothes. I’m excited to start layering again with cozy sweaters, scarves, tights and boots. So for this weeks Wednesday’s Love List I thought I would share some pieces I’m currently loving that will easily transition from summer to fall.

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1. Forever 21 has a lot of cute dresses right now and I especially love this one. I mean, it’s plaid AND has a Peter Pan collar. Enough said.

2. I love everything from Bait Footwear, but this pair of shoes would be perfect for any season and would go with everything.

Once it starts to get a little chilly out just add a cardigan and bright pair of tights and you have a perfect fall (or even winter) outfit!

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3. I am loving this pretty, feminine sweater from Avenle. It works perfectly for cooler summer evenings or layered for the fall.

4. These super versatile boots from Target look just like Frye boots and are a great price for real leather. They also come in 2 other colors.

Just add some skinny jeans, a scarf and a jacket and you have an outfit ready for cooler weather.

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5. I am absolutely in love with this dress from Ruche! I told you I was mad about plaid ;).

6. I adore Seychelles shoes and although this pair from Modcloth is a little pricey for me, I know that I would wear them for years to come.

Layer the dress with a cardigan or a jean jacket and you have a lovely fall ensemble :).

What about you? What are some great pieces that you either have in your closet or want to buy that help you transition from summer to fall? I hope you are having a great week so far!

Truly,

Tamara

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Dresses and Jeans

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As you can probably already tell by most of my outfit posts, I am a dress wearing kinda gal. Dresses are easy for me, they are what I am most comfortable in and feel most like myself when I am wearing them. That being said, I do wear other things. So for the sake of showing a more well rounded style, I decided to style a pair of jeans……..with a dress! Ha Ha, I can’t help myself! ;) If I’m being completely honest though, I’m not exactly sure about the final look. Do you ever look in the mirror and think you look great and then see pictures of yourself later in the exact same outfit and wonder what you were thinking? That’s kind of what happened to me with this outfit when I was editing the photos. I mean, I don’t hate it, I just don’t feel like myself. I love the dress and I love the boots, I’m just not so sure about the jeans with them. Oh well, I tried and will continue to try things outside of my comfort zone. Maybe I’ll get really crazy and wear the jeans with just a regular old shirt next time! ;)

I hope you all had a great weekend! They are just never long enough, are they? Aaron and I went out on Saturday night and enjoyed the beautiful weather we had here in Michigan. It’s crazy to think that it will be fall soon enough and I’m just not ready for it yet. And we all know what comes after the fall….Ugh! I can’t even let myself think about that! So come on summer, hang around a little while longer, will ya?

Truly,

Tamara

Outfit details….Dress/from Forever 21, Jeans/from Old Navy, Boots/from Target, Necklace and Bracelets/flea market finds

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

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