Moxie Boutique

1-Dear Creatures dress w: chambray shirt 1

1-Dear Creatures dress w: chambray shirt 2

1-Dear Creatures dress w: chambray shirt 3

1-Dear Creatures dress w: chambray shirt 4

1-Dear Creatures dress w: chambray shirt 5

1-Dear Creatures dress w: chambray shirt 6

1-Dear Creatures dress w: chambray shirt 7

1-Dear Creatures dress w: chambray shirt 8

1-Dear Creatures dress w: chambray shirt 9

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.



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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  • Congrats on the new jewelry biz. It’s cool that you’re working together. Definitely a bonus that you’ve been good friends for so long. On another note, I like the tights. Are they brown? :] // ☼ ☯

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Carmen! Yes, they are brown. I’m pretty sure I got them from Target.

  • Marta

    Congrats on the shop!! This is such a cute fall look on you.

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you, Marta! :)

  • Such a perfect fall look!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Claire! :)

  • Tracy

    Woo hoo!! Excited to see how your business takes off! I hope it’s awesome

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Tracy! I hope so too ;).

  • LOVE your boots with this look! You look fabulous!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Riva! They are one of my favorite pairs of boots for fall ;).

  • Gorgeous necklace! Congrats on opening your Etsy shop!


    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Jill! My friend Heather is so talented :).

  • I love those boots! I think you just sold me on them. I have been eye balling them for some time now. Great post.

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you, Brittany! I highly recommend them! I think I’m going to be getting the black pair too ;).

  • This look is so perfect for the fall!! I love love love the skirt!! This is going to be my fall go-to look. Super fabolous :)

    • Truly, Tamara

      Aww thank you so much, Sarahi! :)

  • That is a very pleasant look! Best wishes for your jewellery business :)

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Karishma!

  • I hope your online store will be a huge success. I too have an online store so I know how tough it can be to promote yourself. Looking fab as usual!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Aww thank you, Lorna Mai! You are so sweet. It is definitely a lot of work and we are finding out how competitive it is out there!

  • How fun to be working with your friend! Your necklace is lovely! Super cute fall outfit, too!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Laura! She makes such beautiful jewelry ;).

  • I love your style! So effortless and feminine:) Lovely blog! xo, Hayley

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you for those sweet words, Hayley! I’m so happy you stopped by :).

  • B

    you look so pretty! nice blog!
    following you on blogloivin!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, B! :)

  • Congrats and I love the necklace!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Jodi!

  • Amy Ann

    Congrats on the new venture! I love how you tied the chambray.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you, Amy Ann! I can’t seem to get enough of chambray shirts lately ;).

  • Eni

    Hi Tamara!!!! Stripes and denim is a really good mix! Kisses,

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Eni! :)

  • necklace is lovely, good luck with the shop. Love your dress too

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Lauren!

  • Has anyone told you yet that you look just like the blonde from top model this cycle? I think her name is Ivy or something :)

    • Truly, Tamara

      No, they haven’t, but thank you so much! That is so sweet of you to say :). Thanks for stopping by, Molly.

  • such a cute look! love your hair!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Awww thank you! :)

  • Love this chambray top on you! Chambray is so versatile!


    • Truly, Tamara

      It really is! Thanks, Robyn! :)

  • Denim and stripes is a genius combination, must try it.

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Imogen! Anything would look darling on you ;).

  • You are the epitome of Fall. So chic!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Johanna! I’m trying really hard to embrace the season, even though I was not ready to let go if summer ;).

  • This is an absolutely perfect fall outfit, and definitely one that I love to wear too – a chambray tied over a dress, and ankle boots. So classic!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you, Rebecca! Chambray shirts go with everything, don’t they?! ;)