My 5 Fall Fashion Staples

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If you guys are anything like me, a new season rolls around and you can’t wait to adjust your wardrobe! I love the seasonal transitions — Especially changing my closet over from spring and summer, to fall and winter (we are lucky in California and don’t have to adjust four times a year). Fall fashion is just so chic and fun, and I love that I can wear boots and sweaters again!

However, I always have to reign myself in a little because it is not reasonable to be shopping for a new wardrobe every single year. That’s why I like to invest in some key seasonal pieces that I can keep wearing year after year, and that stand the wardrobe test of time. I usually purchase these pieces in black, because it’s a classic fall / winter color that is always in style!

What I really love about my staple pieces is that they are versatile, and can be worn a ton of different ways. They also don’t have to be super expensive —There is so much amazing selection out there for clothing, and you can find beautiful items that aren’t overpriced. It’s more about finding the right piece as opposed to making a big investment!

Here are my top 5 fall wardrobe staples:

  1. A great black sweater — I have several staple black sweaters (one turtleneck, one great cashmere sweater) and they are constantly on rotation in the cooler months. You can dress them up or down, and they always look chic. Look for one that is good quality, and fits you nicely (especially at the waist).
  2. Faux Leather Leggings — These leggings look good with everything! Here is the thing about faux leather leggings though, you can pick them up for cheap at a ton of different stores, but the really cheap ones just don’t hold up! I suggest making a small investment in a higher quality pair. They will stay in your closet for a long time because the fabric will hold up, and they won’t stretch out.
  3. A wool or felt hat — There is a big difference between a summer hat and a fall / winter hat. Pick up a dark colored wool or felt hat, and it will literally be in your closet for years to come. They instantly make a simple outfit look fashionable and put-together.
  4. Black denim — A great pair of black jeans are another worthwhile fall wardrobe investment. Pick up a pair of simple black jeans that you love, and I promise you will get a lot of good use out of them because they can be worn with anything.
  5. A pair of black pumps — A classic pair of black pumps look good with everything! Whether you are headed out to something fancy, or want to feel chic in jeans and a t-shirt, black high heels are always a must-have. They don’t have to be crazy expensive, they just have to be comfortable! Make sure you pick up a pair that fits your feet and once they are broken in, are shoes you actually enjoy wearing!

FALL STAPLES

 

Leggings: SPANX Faux Leather Leggings | Sweater: UNIQLO Women’s Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater | Hat: Old Navy Floppy Felt Hat For Women | Denim: AG Jeans The Farrah Skinny | Shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors – Antoinette Pump

 

What are your fall wardrobe staples? Let me know if there are any other pieces that you love year after year!

Xx
Tamera

Sweater Weather: Looks I Love

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I love this time of year! The air is cooling down, and that means that it is officially time to put away the summer wardrobe. It also means that it is now sweater weather! Maybe it is because brining out sweaters makes me feel cozy and excited for the season ahead, but I love the fashion transition from summer to fall.

Now, I live in LA, and so we are usually a little behind everyone else in terms of when sweater weather officially lands. So far this month, I have been pairing a light sweater with shorts and boots, or with jeans and open-toed shoes. However, as the weather continues to cool down, I can easily transition all my favorite sweater looks and wear them with jeans and booties.

When I shop for sweaters to add to my fall wardrobe, I try and stick to more neutral colors so that I get the most wardrobe versatility out of them (and can wear them into the spring). I like to buy sweaters that I know will look good with denim, black, white or even with a print skirt. To me, a good sweater can sit in your closet almost all year around, and can be layered and paired with a number of different pieces.

Below are some of my favorite sweater picks this fall! I love all of these looks because they are versatile, and can look good worn any number of ways!

Let me know if you guys buy any of these looks, or how you like to wear sweaters this season! I’m always looking for new ideas on how to style a sweater!  

Xx
Tamera

FALL SWEATERS I LOVE

TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: 525 America, Shaker Turtleneck Bell Sleeve Sweater | Rebecca Taylor, RUFFLE ONE SHOULDER SWEATER  | Callahan, SHAKER KNIT OFF SHOULDER SWEATER | After Market, Off Shoulder Ruffle Sweater

BOTTOM ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: J.O.A., Tie Sleeve Sweater | Finders Keepers, WILDFIRE SWEATER | Free People, OPHELIA PULLOVER SWEATER | Cupcakes and Cashmere, NIKOLAI SWEATER

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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