My Favorite Occasion Dresses This Season

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I love the chance to get dressed up! Whether it is for a wedding, a party or for a work event, I always jump at the chance to put on a cocktail dress and feel glam for the night. The whole process is fun for me — From finding the perfect dress, to doing my hair and makeup, and putting on a pair of heels.

Whenever I have a reason to get all dressed up, I get so excited to start the search for the perfect outfit for the occasion. This season, I have a few fun events happening that call for cocktail / formal attire, and I am already on the hunt for the perfect dresses (other than the one I am wearing in the photos above, which I adore). While I can definitely get behind a simple and classic silhouette, I am way more into a dress that also has some kind of wow factor and that highlights my personal style. The dress doesn’t need to be crazy expensive or over-the-top; but small details or embellishments like a dramatic sleeve, a sheer panel or a perfectly placed ruffle are things I look for to make the dress special.

Above all, I always want to find a dress that suits my personality, and that I feel good in. I think that confidence is the most attractive thing that a woman can wear, and if you can find a dress that you feel like a million bucks in, you will light up the room!

Here are some of my favorite occasion dress looks this season!

What do you guys look for when you are choosing an occasion dress? Let me know if you have a go-to style! 

Xx
Tamera

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TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Black Halo Maple Two Piece Maxi Dress | MILLY Selena Mini Dress in Peach |  LIKELY Driggs Dress in Yellow
BOTTOM ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Marissa Webb Mateo Dress |  Fame and Partners Sasha Dress |  JILL, JILL STUART Ruffle Off the Shoulder Maxi Dress in Black

My Favorite Ways To Wear A Pencil Skirt

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Recently I have re-discovered my love of a good pencil skirt! They are a versatile, classic and feminine piece of clothing that never goes out of style. What I really love is that they can be dressed up or down, and are pretty much a universally flattering look for women of all shapes and sizes.

For me, the key to wearing a pencil skirt is all about getting the right fit. You should feel comfortable and confident! As a general rule, the skirt should be fitted at the waist and should just graze over your hips. You do not want it to be skin tight!

What also really appeals to me about wearing a pencil skirt is that they are a perfect go-to outfit when you have a morning where you are struggling to find something to wear — You can always throw one on with a simple top and a great pair of shoes, and are guaranteed to have a lovely outfit.

Below are some my favorite pencil skirt looks for fall, and how I like to wear them!

How do you guys like to wear a pencil skirt? Comment below and let me know which look is your favorite!

Xx
Tamera

the classic look

THE CLASSIC LOOK: For a more tailored and classic look, you really can’t ever go wrong with a black pencil skirt — It’s a fabulous and classy look. I like to have several in my closet in different fabric weights and lengths. You can pair the skirt with a tucked-in blouse or a print top, add a little bit of jewelry, and you have a great look. I am also a big fan of leather pencil skirts (like the white one I am wearing in the images above).

LEFT TO RIGHT: Theory Skirt – Edition Pencil | Bailey 44 Soloist Skirt | Vince Camuto Faux-Leather Pencil Skirt

the casual look

THE CASUAL LOOK: I love that you can be totally comfortable and still chic in a casual pencil skirt and a classic t-shirt. This season I have been seeing ‘sweat pant pencil skirts’ that I really adore … Paired with some sneakers or flats, it’s a great daytime look. I also suggest trying it with a tucked-in tank and bomber jacket like I am wearing in the above photos.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Susana Monaco Straight Pencil Skirt | NYTT Sweatshirt Skirt | L’AGENCE Montecito High Ride Skirt

the bold look

THE BOLD LOOK: I love the embellished or printed pencil skirts because they make a statement, but are not quite as loud and bold as wearing a print dress — It’s just enough of a pop! Skirts like these look amazing with a simple top and some understated accessories (or try a bold lip for that extra wow factor). I also love the look of pairing a light knit sweater with a bold pencil skirt and a pair of heels for a chic contrasted look.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Striped St Martin Skirt Bailey 44 | Diane von Furstenberg Pencil Skirt | Ruffle Pencil Skirt TOPSHOP

My Favorite Denim For Fall

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With fall right around the corner, I have started shopping and scoping out some new pieces for my wardrobe … And I keep finding myself drawn to denim looks! I am definitely someone who believes you can never have enough pairs of jeans in the closet. Denim is just one of those timeless and classic wardrobe staples that you can’t go wrong with.

The past few seasons, designers have been putting out a lot more variety of denim — From overalls making a comeback, to denim blouses and bomber jackets (like the one from Lucky Brand that I am wearing above), there are a lot more styles of denim to choose from these days beyond just jeans.

Below are some of my favorite looks for fall. From a great pair of go-to jeans (Madewell is a one brand that never disappoints), to some more trendy pieces like two-tone jeans — I can’t wait to keep adding to my ever-growing denim collection and sport some of these looks this coming season!

How do you guys like to wear denim? Let me know what pieces you have your eye on for fall!

Xx
Tamera

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TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Madewell 10″ High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Danny Wash | Lucky Brand Stylized High Rise Tomboy – Liberty Hill | PAIGE Ellie Overalls

BOTTOM ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: FRAY TRUCKER JACKET, Bella Dahl | LEVI’S Utility Boyfriend Shirt | Madewell Indigo Ruffle Side Shirt

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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Festival Fashion: Shop My BottleRock Look

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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:

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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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