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Plaid Peplum Blouse

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I was planning to post another outfit today, but when I realized that I was going to be posting this on Halloween I decided to put together a more festive look. While it doesn’t scream Halloween, this plaid peplum blouse from Avenle gives the subtle nod I was looking for. I just love the warm fall colors and it is so comfortable! The fabric is soft and stretchy without looking sloppy and the peplum adds just the right amount of femininity. If you’ve read my blog in the past, you know how much I love Avenle. Andrea, the owner of this adorable online boutique, always curates the most amazing pieces! You can see their fall collection here.

By the way, has anyone noticed that I have worn jeans in two blog posts now? Who am I?! In the past I have primarily worn dresses/skirts, but lately I find myself more drawn to styling looks around jeans/pants. One of the many reasons I love having this blog is to be able to look back and see how my style has changed. Although I don’t think it has been a huge change, it’s fun to see how it has evolved and Im sure will continue to evolve.

I hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween! Don’t eat too much candy. ;)

Truly,

Tamara

Outfit Details….Blouse/from Avenle, Jeans/from Old Navy, Boots/from Target, Jewelry & Bag/from Noonday Collection: Rustic Leather Tote, Traveler Necklace, Metallic Pearls Earrings, Emblem Bracelet

Truly, Tamara

 

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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 8-27-14

By the looks of this weeks Wednesday’s Love list I’m starting to accept the fact that fall is coming. I find myself more and more drawn to pieces that will help me transition into the colder months. Maybe it’s the return of the pumpkin spice latte that has helped to ease the pain of summer coming to a close ;).

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1. I love this quilted top and skirt from Target. Pair them with tights and oxfords for a cute preppy look.

2. This is such a pretty boho dress from Avenle. Just add a cardigan and some ankle boots to make it more fall appropriate.

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3. Are you shocked that I’m in love with this blouse from Forever 21? Of course not, it has a Peter Pan collar! ;)

4. I absolutely adore this felt hat from Old Navy. It also comes in a pretty wine color.

This blouse and hat would pair perfectly together with jeans for a more casual look or dressed up with a skirt.

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5. These slim jogger pants from target would be perfect for running errands, while still looking cute.

6. I’m really loving all of Old Navy’s graphic tees lately. They are super versatile and would look equally as cute with the above jogger pants or with a blazer and a skirt for a more polished look.

I have been looking for more casual, but still stylish pieces for days when I don’t feel like dressing up. These two pieces fit the bill perfectly. I would just throw on a pair of Converse sneakers and be ready to go grocery shopping :).

I hope you are all having a lovely 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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Baby Doll

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The 90’s was my decade and I’m really loving the return of 90’s fashion. I mean, I still watch My So-Called Life and wish I could be Angela Chase, which could have something to do with Jordan Catalano….. but I digress ;). I’m pretty sure I owned a baby doll dress almost exactly like this one back in high school! Just add a jean jacket and some black oxfords and I guess you would call this look retro. Wow, does that make me feel old! I bought this dress from Forever 21 at the beginning of summer and I have worn it a lot. It’s super soft and lightweight, which makes it perfect for warmer weather. Pair it with tights, boots, and a jacket and it works for fall/winter too. I sure hope this is a trend that sticks around for a while longer :).

I had a very productive weekend. I cleaned house and actually went grocery shopping on Saturday! Something I usually avoid at all costs, because I HATE grocery shopping! I’m a horrible meal planner, so I just end up standing there staring at the shelves until I ultimately buy a bunch of random things. I guess I’m an ok cook, but I do not enjoy it like some people do. The whole process is a necessary evil as far as I’m concerned, because we do have to eat after all. Although I would be just fine with going out to eat everyday if it wasn’t so expensive ;). Anyway, enough about grocery shopping! My good friend Heather came over yesterday and we talked for hours about some exciting things that we are working on together. I’m really looking forward to what the future holds and finally feel like I am starting to head down the right path. I can’t wait until I can share more about this with all of you! So all in all, I would say it was a pretty great weekend. I hope yours was too!

Truly,

Tamara

Outfit details….Dress/from Forever 21 (similar), Jean jacket/old (similar), Shoes/from Target, Necklace/from Tiffany&Co. (gift from Aaron a few Christmases ago)

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

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My Favorite Skirt

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I don’t own a lot of skirts, I’m more of a dress kinda gal, but I bought this skirt from Modcloth a few months ago and I absolutely love it. I love it so much that I ended up buying it in 3 other colors! It has the mid-century vibe that I find myself continuously drawn to with the added bonus of being super comfortable. I also love how versatile it is. One of the main things I think about when buying new clothes is the versatility of the item. Can I wear it in the winter or summer? Can I dress it up or down? I don’t like limiting my clothes to one season or occasion. I like to challenge myself to come up with many different ways to wear an article of clothing. For this look I decided to go a little more casual than I usually do. I paired the skirt with my Converse and a cute T-shirt (I don’t often wear T-shirts, but I really loved the message on this one) and finished it off by adding a red belt and earrings for a pop of color. This outfit would be perfect for a night at the movies or even a game of mini golf, don’t you think?

I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend! :)

Truly,

Tamara

Outfit details…..Skirt/from Modcloth, Shoes/ from Target, T-shirt/from Old Navy (similar ones here), Belt/old (similar), Earrings/old (similar)

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

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