over-the top, glamorous and economical

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I’m not going to lie… I felt like a diva in this outfit, glamorous in fact. I didn’t even really plan it either, I grabbed this coat on the way out the door. We’ve had an unseasonably strange little cold snap here in Florida and I’m just about ready for it to be over. I wore this outfit for a taping of “44 on the Town,” it’s a talk show that airs on CW44 (my real job). We just got a brand-new set and the show is getting completely revamped. It premieres this Sunday at 11am on CW44 in the Tampa Bay area, if you’re interested.


Back to the look: Not only did it make me feel chic, but the best part is that the entire outfit (purse not included), probably cost me less than my weekly trip to the grocery store. For example, I got this coat ages ago for $10, I legit still get compliments on it everywhere I go. My skirt is from TJ Maxx and I probably paid less than $20 for it, my turtleneck was $15 at H&M (love this shirt) and my shoes are Sam & Libby for Target, so also super reasonable. Why am I telling you all of this?! Well… mainly because I felt like a million bucks. I chuckled inside as I realized in my head just how reasonably priced this over-the-top outfit really was. It just goes to show, it’s not the amount of money you spend on your clothes but the feeling you get while wearing them. 😉

Btw, this top-knot took me sooooo long to do, no joke.

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H&M turtleneck   |   Kate Spade handbag {in black}   |   TJ Maxx skirt

Urban Outfitters sunnies   |   Sam & Libby heels (old)   |   Bitten jacket (really old)

XX, Tara

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1 floral skirt

Hello my dears! I’m finally starting to feel like myself again, I never thought I’d be so happy to wear a skirt! I feel like it’s been ages since I put on a fitted skirt and didn’t feel like a stuffed sausage. I mean seriously… however I shouldn’t use food references when dieting because now I’m craving some Jimmy Dean. (LOL)

I digress… I got an H&M gift card for Christmas and I’ve put off using it until I felt more comfortable (i.e. lost some weight) and I’m really glad I did because there are so many great pieces to choose from right now. I got this floral skirt and simple white blouse (among other things)… and they are both making me feel like a professional lady today, all I needed was my favorite Kate Spade bag and some classic black pumps and now I’m totally ready to “lean in.” 😉

***Also I realize I desperately need a tan. It was 80 degrees it Tampa today so I’d say it’s coming soon. Guess that Punxsutawney Phil knows what he’s talking about.

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H&M skirt   |   H&M blouse (similar)   |   Kate Spade handbag {in black}

Urban Outfitters sunnies   |   Sam & Libby heels (old)

XX, Tara

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rain check?

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I’m usually not the kind of person who wants practical gifts, such a blender or a waffle iron. Will I use those things? Sure. Do I want to open them on Christmas morning? Not really. However I did ask for this extremely practical Kate Spade umbrella for Christmas this year. I will not only use it, but it’s also freaking cute. So I guess the moral of the story is… if Kate Spade made waffle irons, I’d be all about it!

**Also it was raining just a few minutes before these pictures and I couldn’t pass up showing off this adorable umbrella.

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Kate Spade umbrella    |   Paper Crane dress    |   ShoeDazzle boots (old)

Kate Spade wristlet {in blue}   |   Kate Spade {Partners in Crime} Bracelet

XX, Tara

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all over stripes

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I am all about some stripes!! Combining two striped pieces together in a look can be considered a daring, especially horizontal stripes, however it’s one of my favorite combinations!

As someone who can’t get enough of stripes, combining two of my favorite go-to striped pieces was simple and I think it turned out cute. I kept the rest of the look super simple and stuck with the black and white theme. I thought about adding a fun heel or a red lip but I thought that may feel too forced. I’m glad I kept it simple because I felt really confident in this look.

How do you feel about horizontal stripes all over… yay or nay?

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Target skirt (similar for $10)   |   H&M blouse (similar)   |   H&M blazer

Goodwill pin 😉   |   Target heels (similar)   |   Urban Outfitters sunnies

Leopard iPhone 6 case   |   Necklace (old)   |   UncommonGoods cuff

Other stripes on stripes looks I love…

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XOXO my loves!

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thrown together

1white vest | three wishes style

Whenever I have no idea what to wear I tend to gravitate towards black, it matches everything and has never let me know. I threw this look together last minute, you can’t really go wrong with black, white and a pop of maroon. Easy peasy.

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Target sweater (similar)   |   Target vest (similar)   |   Target pants (similar)

Karen Walker sunnies   |   Kate Spade purse (similar)   |   Target heels (similar)

XOXO, Tara

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black & blue style

black n blue | three wishes style

Blue is the color of fall, whether it’s royal, navy or cobalt I simply can’t get enough. Majority of my latest outfits have had a blue theme and I’m pretty sure it has something to do with this blue cross-body purse. It’s simple, chic and seems to match just about everything (plus it was only $25!). As a girl who rarely buys a purse that’s not tan, black or beige… this blue number has quickly become a new favorite and it’s opening up my mind to a world of colored purses. I’m thinking a wine colored one next.

Moving on… I quickly wanted to mention the idea of wearing black and blue together. It’s ok, they are neutrals and all neutrals can be worn together. I personally think they are such a great unexpected combination, especially a mainly black outfit with blue accessories.

Side note: this blouse I’m wearing is called the “Tara Top,” how fitting. 🙂

Hope you’re having a fab day! ❤

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Target skirt   |   Just Fab shoes (similar)   |   BCBGeneration Tara Top (Le Tote)

Target jacket (old)   |   Jewelmint necklace (similar)   |   Karen Walker sunnies

Lipstick: Rimmel | (Kate) Rossetto


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white, black and wine

white and black | three wishes style

I went for a simple black and white look today. Sometimes it’s really all you need. Also I have been experimenting with darker (wine colored) lipsticks and I’m kinda obsessed! How do you guys feel about the new darker lip trends?

Did you guys have a good weekend? I feel like mine was non-stop… the fella has some friends visiting from Virginia and they’re staying with us so we went out the on the boat on Saturday and on Sunday we went to a pool party. It was cloudy and even started raining at one point but we made our way inside and played Cards Against Humanity (such a fun game!). As much as I like relaxing weekends, really fun ones are just fine!

I hope you have a good week!

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Shoe Dazzle pumps   |   H&M leather pants   |   Target tux vest

Kate Spade purse (similar)   |   Bracelet hand chain (similar)

Thanks for reading!

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