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For the Love of Plaid

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It’s that time of year again, the time when I go crazy for all things plaid. It’s such a classic print and it never really goes out of style. I think my love for plaid originated in my horseback riding days when tartan prints were such a huge part of the English riding style. It also always makes me think of the holidays and dressing up in warm cozy layers. Whatever the reason though, I love it and I just had to add this plaid tunic dress to my collection. Also, I really love anything with elbow patches. ;) This dress is so comfortable and versatile, it would be perfect for an afternoon coffee date or even dressed up for a night out on the town. In this look I added a camel colored blazer which makes it perfect for a day at the office. If you work in a more conservative (or colder) atmosphere just add a pair of black tights and some heels or even a dressier flat. There really are so many ways to style this adorable dress!

I’m all about getting the most milage out of your clothes and making them work for many different occasions. I think that sometimes we can get stuck in a rut with our clothes and need inspiration for new ways to wear them. If you would like to see this dress or any other pieces styled for a specific occasion, let me know in the comments below. Im always up for a challenge! :)

Truly,

Tamara

Outfit Details….Dress/from Dallas & Dottie Boutique, Blazer/from Old Navy (Camel color is sold out), Boots/from Old Navy, Jewelry/from Noonday Collection: Parlor Earrings & Fringed Crescent Necklace

Truly, Tamara

 

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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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Goodbye Fleet Collection

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It was only two weeks ago that I was gushing about one of my favorite brands, Fleet Collection, and then I got the saddest news delivered to my email inbox last Friday! Fleet Collection is going out of business!! What?!! I was so sad and wish I had known about them sooner. Even though they have been in business for the last four years, I have only known about them for a short time. I had plans to order many more pieces from them and just like that, they are gone. The blow was only slightly softened by the huge discount they are giving for their closing sale. They started to sell out of things very quickly and I’m so glad I got the email when I did, because I was able to snag three beautiful dresses. If you act quickly and check out their website there may still be a few things left. Owners Eileen Chai & Lisa Hsieh sent out a sweet thank you email to all of their customers explaining that they are closing Fleet Collection because they are both starting their own separate ventures. I am sad to see Fleet Collection close, but excited to see what they do next and wish them nothing but the best. I am especially excited for Eileen’s new clothing line, Apricity! It is still a vintage inspired line that looks a lot like everything I loved about Fleet Collection. I actually got my first Apricity dress in the mail today and let me tell you, IT’S AMAZING!! It is so beautifully made and fits like a glove. I am so excited to take photos in it this weekend to share with you all! I seriously love it so much and I highly encourage you to check out Apricity. So I guess it’s not all sad news….when one vintage inspired clothing shop closes, another one opens. ;) Goodbye, Fleet Collection, you will be greatly missed.

Truly,

Tamara

Outfit Details….Dress/from Fleet Collection, Shoes/from Modcloth, Bag/from Target, Belt/from Modcloth (taken from this skirt)

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

Truly, Tamara

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Sunny Days Ahead

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Remember the gorgeous sunny weather I wrote about in my last blog post? Well it’s all a distant memory, and all I have to remember it by are these photos. We woke up to cold and dreary weather on Tuesday and it’s been downhill from there. It even snowed on Wednesday! I obviously keep forgetting that I live in Michigan and there is no guarantee of nice weather until at least June. Even then we get three, maybe four months of good weather and then it’s back to cold. I really should look into moving somewhere warm and tropical, I am so not built for this! Sorry to be such a downer, but isn’t it amazing how the weather directly effects your mood and energy level? All I want to do is lay around and watch Netflix in my pajamas. I’m in desperate need of some vitamin D, maybe I should look into getting one of those sun lamps. Anyone know if they work?

Yellow is one of my favorite colors and this sunny outfit helps lift my spirits a little. This adorable skirt is made by a brand I discovered a few months ago called Fleet Collection. All of their pieces are original designs made in Los Angeles and they are so beautifully crafted. I was really impressed with the quality, especially for the price, and it fits like a dream. If you love vintage inspired clothing as much as I do, then I highly suggest you check them out. You will not be disappointed.

Well I am definitely going to be praying that this weekend warms up and that the sun re-appears! What is the weather like where you are? I hope it’s lovely.

Truly,

Tamara

Outfit Details….Skirt/from Fleet Collection, Shirt/from Target, Shoes/from Target, Necklace/from Jane, Purse/from Coach (a couple years ago)

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

Truly, Tamara

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When Skies Are Grey

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It is a grey and dreary day here in Michigan and boy, am I having a hard time getting motivated! Normally I don’t mind a rainy day if I can just stay in and cuddle up with my puppies, but I have so much that I wanted to accomplish today. This blog post was supposed to be up early this morning and that didn’t happen, so I’m going to keep this short and sweet. The truth is, all I want to do today is watch TV and eat a box of donuts!

I bought this grey plaid skirt from Ruche last winter, and it’s wool material makes it the perfect fall/winter skirt. It makes me feel like I should be going on a sleigh ride wearing a cape, fur hat (faux of course) and muff. Since it is not quite cold enough for all of that yet, I paired it with this kelly green cardigan from ModCloth. These cropped cardigans have definitely become a staple in my wardrobe, they work perfectly with my fuller skirts and fit & flare dresses.

I hope you are having a little more luck staying motivated than I am today. I think it’s time for me to have another cup of coffee……..and maybe that box of donuts ;).

Truly,

Tamara

Outfit details….Skirt/from Ruche (last winter), Cardigan/from Modcloth, Shoes/from Target (old), Necklace/from Tiffany&Co.

*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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Mad About Plaid

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I truly am mad about plaid! Ever since I was a little girl I have loved plaid everything. It’s so classic and never really goes out of style. As soon as I saw this red plaid fit and flare dress from Modcloth I knew I had to have it. It’s my favorite color, pattern, and style all rolled into one! What’s not to love? I bought it in the winter and styled it with a cardigan and tights, but I was anxious to wear it in the summer to show off these cute sleeves. I mean, these little puffed cap sleeves really should be seen ;).

Here we are again, it’s Friday already. Where does the time go?! I have a pretty busy weekend planned and I hope to get a lot accomplished, so no relaxing for me. I hope you all have a lovely weekend! :)

Truly,

Tamara

Outfit details….Dress/from Modcloth (similar, similar), Shoes/from Modcloth (similar), Necklace/from Target (old), Earrings/made by my niece

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

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