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There’s No Place Like Home

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“There’s no place like home”…. When I came up with the title of this blog post, it had everything to do with the outfit and these adorable shoes that look exactly like Dorothy’s ruby slippers, but the more I thought about this iconic movie quote, the more I realized how much it rings true in my own life. We were just talking to some family friends the other day and one of my best friends mom was remembering how I never wanted to spend the night at their house, but I always wanted my friend to spend the night at my house. I laughed, but had to admit that not much has changed. I have always been a huge homebody and even when I was a teenager and all of my friends were going out on the weekends, nothing ever sounded better to me than staying at home curled up on the couch watching a movie. There were a few years in my early 20’s when I went out all the time, but that quickly fizzled out. I’m an odd mix of loving to be alone, yet I’m really good with people and can easily strike up a conversation with a stranger. My jobs have always been in customer service and have involved talking to people, whether on the phone or in person, most of the day. It really takes a lot out me though, because when I get home from work I am completely drained of energy even though I sit for most of the day. I heard someone say recently that being an introvert vs. an extrovert means that you draw energy by having alone time vs. drawing energy from being with others. It really has nothing to do with being shy or outgoing. I consider myself to be an outgoing person, but I definitely draw my energy from having alone time. I really, really love to be alone and I honestly never get bored. But if my husband is home for more than a day with nothing to do, he starts to go stir crazy and I just think it’s the weirdest thing ever. I can always think of something to do at home. I think that this is why I’ve always had such a small group of really close friends and have never been the girl with a large circle of friends, I just don’t have the energy or need for it. I am recharged by alone time or a one on one conversation with someone I really care about. It’s funny because now that I really think about it, I guess that’s why I’m so drawn to blogging. Blogging is very solitary most of the time and that’s one of the things that I love about it. I can style an outfit, edit pictures, and write a blog post alone in my house for hours and be as happy as a clam! There really is no place like home. :)



Outfit Details….Dress/from Avenle, Shoes/from B.A.I.T., Necklace/from Jane

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

Truly, Tamara

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Falling for Gingham

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Hey everyone, I’m back! After a really bad storm hit last week we were out of power for a few days and it really threw my whole week off. So I decided to take the week and hit the re-set button to get my life together and work on a few other projects I have going on. I will be sharing more about that on Friday ;).

With temperatures being in the 60s during the day and falling into the 40s at night, this weekend in Michigan definitely felt like fall. It was the first time I really wanted to style an outfit that felt distinctly fall and this gingham dress from Old Navy was exactly what I was looking for. I featured this dress in the last Wednesday’s Love List and I received it in the mail shortly after. I was worried that it may not fit me, because drop waist dresses don’t always work for my body type, but I was in luck this time. It is so soft and comfortable and fits really well. Now I can truly say that I love it! ;). I can’t wait to style it with tights, boots and maybe even a blazer. With it’s classic gingham print, this is a dress that I know I will get a lot of wear out of for years to come. This time I paired it with a fedora I bought from Target last year and my Minnetonka moccasins, which always feel very fall to me. I love hats, but ever since I cut my hair really short I have felt like I can’t wear them. Every time I would put one on I felt like a boy, because you really couldn’t even see my hair. Now that my hair has grown out a little I feel like I can wear them again, so I think I will be keeping my hair a little on the longer side for a while.

This past weekend was crazy busy filled with yard work, photography sessions, shopping and a baby shower. I’m not gonna lie, it was all I could do to get this blog post up today and I think I see a nap in my near future ;). How about you, did you have a good weekend? I’d love to hear about it!



Outfit details….Dress/from Old Navy, Hat/from Target, Shoes/Minnetonka Moccasins, Necklace/from Forever 21 (old)

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

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