Really big this year is pairing Red and Pink together. I am completely on this band wagon. I love how bright and cheery these colors are together. Below are a few ideas for pairing these colors together. These two colors automatically make me thing of Valentines Day.
I have to admit- It has been a while since my husband and I have been out on a date for the 14th. It really does not help that my twins were born on February 15th- my husband was hoping for February 14th... Go figure, MEN.
I am not a big fan of how busy the restaurants get as well, but I will say I love getting dressed up (no surprise there). What we normally do is set up a very nice dinner at home. We will prepare our favorites- King Crab, Seabass, Large Prawns, or Prime NY. Also, who says you can't dress up at home as well? Nothing wrong with prepping a nice meal at home and dressing up for the one you love in your own home.
I used to not be the biggest sweater dress fan. I thought they made my hips, butt, and stomach look bigger. I now love wearing them! Truth be told, I feel like in the last 10 years the dresses have gotten to be much more flattering- that or my butt has gotten smaller. I love matching up these dresses with booties or over the knee boots. I can't help but show off my new addition from Nordstrom Rack. Great Price- Under $40!
Here are similar sweater dresses from The Rack.
Are you obsessed with looking thru the racks at Target as much as I am? I can't help but find a good deal there. Especially when looking for something super trendy...its hard not to give it up. I have found that their quality over the years have improved as well. Here are just some tips that I found helpful for me while shopping at Target.
Check out their sale racks.
If you have time, go to the sale racks- 30% off the marked price, 50% off the marked price, 70% off the marked price. I have found that Target is different than other retailers and each store goes by their own "drum." For instance, it may be on sale at your store but not online or another Target.
Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday
Tuesday is the day Target has Women's clothes on discount for other regular items (not just the sale racks). If you are shopping for men, the discounts are on Wednesday. For Children, the discounts are on Monday.
Ending in .06 and .08
If you are a complete bargain shopper than you would know that when items are marked down ending in .06 and 08- you will know that they will actually be marked down again! So if you are not desperate for that item, and want to wait, it may be around for another 2-3 weeks.
Ending in .04
If the Item ends in .04 it means that it will not be discounted further.
Don't waste time trying them on
If you are like me, I do not have time to try on in the store. Taking back products at Target is easy. I really do not enjoy going into the dressing rooms as I feel like I take some much time trying them on an analyzing. I especially do not enjoy going to dressing rooms with my kids- but thats just me. Just make sure you take back your products within the days aloud written on your receipt (90 days).
Go out of your comfort zone
With the steals I find at Target I find that I can go a little bit out of my comfort zone. The fur coat I just bought is a tad out of my comfort zone and completely stands out. It will turn into one of those fun items in my closet that feels a bit like Carrie Bradshaw to me.
We all have that dress- that one that is so versatile so many looks work with it. Whether it be a work dress, a night out, going shopping, or running around with your kids. Call it your 9am to 9pm dress(or maybe later! I am not here to judge as I like a good night out). As an example I used a dress has been in my closet for the last year and I have found it one of those dresses. I wanted to show that we all have one. We all want new things but try to make what you have in your closet versatile (my husband is going to read this and tell me I need to follow my own advice!) Unfortunately, It is no longer available but I have more dresses for you to choice from that can be your versatile go-to during the fall/winter/spring.
4 Words - Over the Knee Boots
What I love about this look is that I feel completely confident. DO NOT PUT AN OUTFIT ON THAT YOU DO NOT FEEL CONFIDENT IN. I am sorry, I do not mean to yell. I feel like to many women wear outfits that they do not feel good in- whether it be too tight, too baggy, too sexy, unflattering...the list goes on. I want to feel good in my clothes. If I try them on and I am not totally satisfied, I do not buy them. There isn't any point to buying something that is just OK. Saying all this, I am totally in love with Over the Knee Boots. I am on the taller side, boots to my calves do not make me feel as lean for some reason #personalproblems (we all have them).
Big, Flirty Hat
I had a little fun with this one. I for one am in LOVE with this hat. I have not been able to wear it enough! It is such a statement piece- you can't miss someone with a hat like this. In my time in Seattle, I have found myself head over heels in love with vests- I have never been this way before. I love vests that are stylish and dressy, vests I can wear for running, or vests that are just cozy. They are the perfect topper to your outfit.
Check out my earrings too! I LOVE THEM! I think I am going to have to purchase- they are one of my most recent items from Rocksbox.com You can use the code PALEOWITHSTYLEXOXO at check out to get a month free! You can decide to buy the jewelry or just send it back- You get another box right away! Easy peasy
My complete obsession- The Moto. Need I say more? The moto jacket comes in sooo many colors but I wanted to dress this outfit up with a faux leather biker look. Completing this look is my gorgeous Prada Red Doctor Bag and Leopard Pumps.
Vail, Tara Vail (hahahha- get it?)
I have finally found the perfect Trench- particularly one that doesn't break the bank. This Trench is brought to you by Ralph Lauren- I purchased at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It will be a complete staple in Fall and Spring. I love a classic look. Of course to look professional I added my other staple- My Kate Spade Computer Bag. I am ready to work.
Last, but not least- My complete on the go look. As you may or may not know, I have twin toddlers. They are very hard to keep up with while wearing heels. I normally throw on a pair of comfy Uggs, Converse or Van Sneakers while chasing my crazies around. Again, I paired a vest for the perfect layer.
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During the winter I was crazy about the bell sleeves... I still absolutely love it and this summer I keep eyeing the one shoulder dress. This summer look is flirty and comfortable. you can wear this with sneakers during the day and dress it up with heels at night. It has definitely become a go to for me. I am trying not to pick up even more but I have linked a few dresses that are great deals and a few pricer ones.
Check out my necklace too! Go to Rocksbox and get a month free using the code PALEOWITHSTYLEXOXO Totally worth it! I am loving getting new items and dressing them up with my outfits.
I have to admit, when I walk into Target it is really hard for me not to go look thru all their clothes. I feel they do a great job with changing up what they have in their stores. I always want more than I should so that causes me to stay a little longer, debating on what to get what not to get, what I am going to wear more of, trendy for less... etc etc....
I purchased this classic romper from Mossimo. It was $27.99 and if I waited a little longer it would have been on sale or it would have disappeared. Feel like it always happens to me when I want it- it goes away and I miss it. I am wearing a size small. I have a tough time finding rompers that fit me right unless I go a size up, jumpers are even worse due to the length of the legs and they are always too short ( I am 5'9").
I kept my necklace from Rocksbox- The Jill Michael delicate Rose gold. I love it. You can go to my blog post to learn more about Rocksbox and use PALEOWITHSTYLEXOXO when you check out to get a free month.
I am embracing the one shoulder blouse look. I am loving the long sleeve/no sleeve look way more than I thought I would- can't lie. This top is very light and airy- perfect for summer. I am wearing a small and honestly I should have gotten a medium as I wish it was a little longer. I would go up a size if you are taller and have curves like myself.
Love my earrings from rocksbox! Check out my last post about my first delivery. You can get a month free using the code PALEOWITHSTYLEX0X0
So I come from a very male dominated industry. Many find it funny when they hear that I sell fish for a living. Yes- I am in the seafood industry. When I am on a plane and someone asks me what I do for a living they are always shocked by the response. Well, someone has to put Omega 3's on your plate :) The industry can be a tough group- attire for example- I am told that black and blue is best as you need to blend in to the crowd (especially at a conference) and not get too noticed. I have gone back and forth thru-out my 13 year career of abiding and not abiding by these rules. I can tell you that when I have not kept it conservative I have gotten "spoke to." It is the worst! In my younger years I did not stand up for myself because maybe the items were not best choices and I was young- so what did I know? This year I wore what I believe was a very cute outfit but was told that people did not appreciate the style as much as I did. One friend put it perfectly- "Tara, I think it might be too fashion forward for the seafood industry."
Take this outfit for example, I believe its a nice blend of fashion and "business"- Fun and sophisticated-stand out while keeping it conservative. What do you think?
Totally loving my necklace I was sent from Rocksbox! Check out my last post about my first delivery. You can get a month free using the code PALEOWITHSTYLEX0X0
How many times have you wanted to have a different piece of jewelry for a certain event? Are you the kind of person that wants a statement piece and move on to the next without spending a fortune? And what if you were able to get a pretty box exactly like the picture below with three pieces of jewelry. Wearing the pieces as much as you like then have the choice of sending it back or buying it. Oh- and there is not a time limit for how long you need to keep the jewelry.
This is my first Rocksbox. I am excited to try this service out! I can't lie, I do not have a ton of jewelry so it will be fun for me to add different items to my outfits. When signing up, I answered questions like- what do you wear the most? Gold, Silver, or both? What kind designers do you like? I got to choose from designers like - Kate Spade, Jenny Bird, Kendra Scott, and gorgona. You then go thru your "wish list" and click what you would like to wear. Stylists will put together your first rocksbox and send- mine came within 4 days to my door of signing up.
OH- Before I forget! Here is a code to use for one month free! Use paleowithstylexoxo You can't go wrong with that, right?!
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