My Summer Weekend Must-Haves

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I can’t believe that summer is almost half way through. I try to really embrace and enjoy each season to the fullest, and this year has been no exception! I have been filling my weekends with al fresco dinners, days by the pool, and as much time outside with my family as I can manage!

This year, I have picked out my favorite things that have become my go-to products for enjoying summer weekends. I wanted to share them with you guys before the season is over so you can hopefully enjoy them too!

MY SUMMER MUST HAVES

HAT: A good sun hat is a must if you are going to be spending a lot of time outside. This hat is a great one because of its cute interchangeable bands!
Interchangeable Trims Straw Hat

TOWEL: The Beach People make the best towels! I adore mine (pictured above) because it’s large and super soft — Also its great for my children to play on.
The Beach People Geometric Print Round Beach Towel

EARRINGS: These tassel earrings are a perfect summer accessory. They quickly dress up, and add a pop of color to a simple and laid-back outfit like shorts and a t-shirt.
Ettika Tri Tassel Earrings in Metallic Gold

POPSICLE MOLDS: Popsicles are a must in the summer, especially for the kids! This mold is adorable and also totally BPA free.
Fruit Salad Pop Moulder

TOTE BAG: It’s great to have one good carry-all tote that can fit a lot of stuff, and transition from the pool to dinner. I especially love the tassel details on this JADEtribe bag.
JADEtribe Valerie Multi Tassel Pom Tote Bag in Navy

SUNGLASSES: These rose gold shades from Ray-Ban are really cool because the lenses are super thin and flat, and they look amazing on.
Women’s Ray-Ban 52Mm Mirrored Sunglasses – Gold

SANDALS: I live in my sandals all summer long! TKEES flip flops are comfortable, and come in great metallic colors.
TKEES Duos Flip Flops

PHONE CASE: I really like Gray Malin’s photography, and his phone cases make me want to book a ticket and travel ASAP.
Gray Malin Neon Umbrellas iPhone 7 Case

TUMBLER: Hydration is key in the summer. I always have water with me in this ‘I’m very busy’ tumbler from ban.do.
ban. do I Am Very Busy Tumbler

TANK: I really love a good go-to summer tank that I can easily throw on, but still looks good.  Spiritual Gangster makes fun clothing that is also good quality, super soft and comfortable.
Spiritual Gangster SG Varsity Muscle Tank

DRESS: Long and flowing maxi dresses are great this time of year because they look chic (pair with your hat in the day time), and can easily go from day to night.
Ramy Brook Taylor Dress

 

Let me know what your favorite summer products are, or if you pick up any of the ones on my list!

Xx
Tamera  

 

Date Night Looks I Love

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I always look forward to date night with my husband! Since we are both busy balancing careers and family life, we have to make a specific effort to carve out time to go on dates. Just because we are married does not mean that the dating has to stop! These nights out together are a very important ritual for us, and I love the chance to get all dressed up for our night out.

I always like to pick an outfit that makes me feel feminine, confident and flirty when I go out for a night on the town with my husband. Whether date night is a casual or fancy, I still like to make an occasion out of it and wear something special. I love this Leopard Wrap Dress by Bardot that I am wearing above. As soon as I saw it, I knew that I had to wear it for my next date night. The material is light and perfect for warm summer nights, and the wrap detail provides a gorgeous and feminine silhouette!

Below are some of my other favorite date night looks. A nice dress is an obvious (and good) choice for a summer date — But this time of year, I especially love taking advantage of the season, and wearing a white dress. I also love the look of pairing a brightly colored blouse with simple jeans or pants and a pair of heels for a more casual look. Finally, doing something a little different and pairing a statement skirt with a simple blouse or top makes for a gorgeous date night outfit!

What are your favorite date night looks?  

Xx
Tamera  

Date Night Looks

LEFT TO RIGHT: STYLEKEEPERS Retro Juliette Pleated Skirt | Susana Monaco Rowan Dress | Rachel Pally Dieda Top in Pink + Rachel Pally Josefine Skirt in Black | ENGLISH FACTORY Swiss Dot Blouse

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My Favorite Weekend Look: Rompers

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Am I the only one who is having a moment with rompers? Now that summer is officially here, I have found myself seeking out a cute new onesie whenever I shop. I love being able to throw on a romper on the weekends, especially if I am heading out during the day to do something social like have brunch with friends. Not only are rompers a cute choice of summer outfit, but they can easily be styled so that you have a really fashionable and tied together look.

The trick is finding a romper that both fits and flatters your body type — Not all rompers are going to work on every body type! You have to try on different designers and styles, and see what works for you. I love this green multi print romper from MINKPINK (pictured about), because it hits my waist in exactly the right place, and the off-the-shoulder detail is flattering on me.

To bring the whole look together, (and avoid looking like you on a tropical vacation) try pairing your outfit with a wedge sandal. If you aren’t into wearing a heel, then try a dressier flat sandal —  As a general rule, make sure that whatever shoe you wear is not one that you would wear on the beach (no rubber!). Finally, I love adding one main accessory or piece of jewelry to complete the look. Try a statement necklace, a chunky bracelet or even a cute hat.

If the weather is a little chilly, then I usually turn to a classic denim jacket as an alternative to a sweater. Again, you want to make sure that your style stays more brunch than beach! Below are some of my favorite and most coveted romper looks for the summer.

How do you guys style a romper? I would love to hear your tips!

Xx

Tamera

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TOP ROW: Malia Off the Shoulder Romper, LOVERS + FRIENDS
BOTTOM ROW: Cari Indigo Tie Dye Romper, cupcakes and cashmere | Shady Fronds Off Shoulder Playsuit, MINKPINK | Johnny Romper, Rails

How I Style My Curly Hair

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I absolutely love letting my hair go natural and curly because when I do, I truly feel like myself — It’s who God authentically made me to be! I also love that my curly hair is a perfect representation of my personality — fun and playful. I get a ton of questions and comments on social media every time I post a picture of myself with curly hair, and so I thought that I would share with you all my styling tips and tricks.

I typically let my hair go curly when I am at home, and busy with my day-to-day family life. I can wash it and style it in about 30-45 minutes, and then go on with my day. I know that spending 30-45 minutes on styling your hair may sound like a bit much, but it is totally worth the time because the style will hold for a few days. Curly hair naturally requires more moisture, and washing it too often will strip the moisture right out – so that’s why I try and let the style last for as long as possible before shampooing again.

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Using quality products also makes a huge difference in my overall hair health. I like Deva Curl. Their line of hair care products are sulfate free, and free from harsh chemicals and phosphates and my hair loves natural products!

My hair ritual starts in the shower. I begin by washing with Deva Curl No-Poo Decadence Shampoo and Conditioner and then I start the styling process while I’m still in the shower (trust me, it’s way easier). Once my hair is clean and conditioned, I section it off into thirds and massage a little bit of Deva Curl Light Defining Gel and DevaCurl Arc Angel Gel into each section. Once I have put in my gel, I finish off with a Deva Curl Supercream Coconut Curl Styler (which is amazing for adding more moisture). If I need to really detangle my hair, I turn to Sacha Inchi Detangling Conditioner by Mielle Organics, it works like a charm.

Once I am out of the shower, I scrunch dry my hair using the DevaCurl DEVATOWEL  Anti-Frizz Microfiber Towel. I don’t go too crazy with the towel though, I only use it a little bit so that I don’t remove all of the product I just put in.

Finally, I either diffuse my hair with the hair dryer until it is dry, or if it’s summer and warm outside, I just let it air dry naturally! I also have a lot of fun playing with different curly hair styles. I love to wear it half up, in a curly bun on top of my head, style a fake Mohawk (like in the picture above), in Dutch braids, or in two buns (I did this at BottleRock and loved the look!). I also frequently turn to my hair board on Pinterest to get new style inspiration and hair care tips.

Let me know what your go-to styling tips and tricks for curly hair are! 

Xo
Tamera  

Festival Fashion: Shop My BottleRock Look

FESTIVAL FASHION

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Pictured Above: TOP: ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Inspired Tie Back Top In Mixed Floral And Gingham SHORTS: ASOS New Look Raw Hem Distressed Denim Shorts – Black HAT: ASOS Felt Panama Hat With Braid Trim

This past weekend I was at BottleRock Napa Valley, and had such an awesome time! Many of you guys reached out to me on social media to ask about the outfits I was wearing, and so I decided I had to share with you all my favorite look from the festival!

I loved this outfit so much because it checked all of my festival fashion boxes: The top was playful and fun, the shorts were super comfortable, and the hat added that extra little something to tie the whole look together.

Whenever you go to any kind of all-day summer festival, you want to look fashionable, but you also want to make sure your outfit is practical. You will most likely be spending a lot of hours on your feet, and the last thing you want is to be fussing with your clothing. The first thing I do when picking out a festival outfit is make sure that my shorts and shoes are items that I have worn before, and I know won’t become uncomfortable as the day goes on. I also always bring along a pair of jeans in case the weather is a little chilly — wearing layers is key at festivals.

Where I really like to have fun with festival fashion is with my top! I’m really into the dramatic sleeve trend that is happening this season. I love trying different sleeve and silhouette styles because they are an easy way to transform your look from basic to trendy without sacrificing comfort. Whether you try a puff sleeve or a bell sleeve, or go with a cut out or off the shoulder blouse – there are a ton of playful ways to wear this trend.

Finally, to tie the whole look together, I suggest adding to your outfit one bold accessory. Try a hat, a choker necklace or a pair of statement earrings that will complete your look, without being too over-the-top.

Here are a few more of my favorite summer festival-inspired pieces:

SHOP THE FESTIVAL LOOKS

Pictured Above: EARRINGS: Gorjana Tulum Gemstone Tassel Earrings SANDALS: Gemma’ Lace-Up Sandal BY SAM EDELMAN NECKLACE: Camilla Choker by: Vanessa Mooney SHIRT (FAR LEFT): Barcelona Nights Top by Free People SHIRT (CENTER): Rebecca Minkoff Deneuve Top SHIRT (FAR RIGHT): Off The Shoulder Top by Endless Rose

Let me know what your go-to summer festival looks are!

Xo

Tamera  

Spring Fashion: Playing With Prints

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3R1A1011I am having a serious fashion moment with print dresses this spring! Never one to shy away from color, I love a dress that is a little more bold and interesting. Wearing patterns is also great for me because then I don’t feel like I worry too much about accessorizing, or going overboard with my hair and makeup — I let the outfit make the statement instead!

The dress I am wearing in these images is from ASOS, and I fell in love with it once I put it on! I really like that it has a nice tailored fit, and that the open back adds just enough playfulness to the look! I paired it with bright and bold shoes, but I think that the outfit would still be fabulous with a nude heel, a wedge heel or even sandals. This is a dress that I can easily take from day to night, and be comfortable in all day long!

Have a look at some of my other favorite print dresses for spring:

Keepsake, Do It Right Mini Dress

X REVOLVE Baye Midi – House of Harlow 1960

MINKPINK, Tropical Punch Flutter Sleeve Dress

FOR LOVE & LEMONS, Limonada Minidress

AQUA Floral Print V-Neck Dress

Eliza J Floral Print Chiffon Maxi Dress

Let me know what your favorite spring dress looks are!

Xo

Tamera

 

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