Holiday Gift Guide For Her

Hope you enjoyed my holiday gift guide for little ones (check it out here if you still need gift ideas). This last gift guide is for her, whether she’s a momma or not. I went the girly, romantic pink and gold route with this one, as you can probably tell…

Holiday Gift Guide For Her

Portable diffuser / Knit snood / Welcome guest towel / Beaded bracelet set / Felicia collar / ‘Enchanted Garden’ watch / Classic rose pen / ‘Laurel’ scented jar candle / Herbivore Botanicals lip conditioner / Fig + Yarrow pink love salts / Set of 4 pink martini glasses

You don’t have to come up with the trendiest item or spend a ton of money to achieve a thoughtful gift for a girlfriend, sister, co-worker or any other important woman in your life. When shopping, it’s easy to over think it, so I wanted to share some classic gift ideas – like this scarf, candle, and jewelry – that have been updated in a chic, modern way. And if you’re trying to come up with a gift package that has that “wow factor” you can combine several of these into a themed box – entertaining, pampering, fashion etc.

If this gift guide brought any of your girlfriends to mind, she probably deserves it. Our girls are so important!

Who do you still have to shop for? Hopefully these guides have helped!

Xx,
Tamera

Best Bags For Fall 2016

Now that it’s August, it’s time to start transitioning to fall with fashion. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you have to replace your wardrobe with sweaters and rain boots, but it does give you the chance to try some new accessories that channel the cooler weather ahead! Speaking of, here are the best bags for fall…

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abera crossbody tote in pewter, sole society foldover tote in camel, Rebecca Minkoff mini leo tote, cracked print satchelwillow quilted satchel, pink tassel flap bag, olina small satchel, Madewell mini transport crossbody

Totes. Fall is the time to go big with accessories – with layers to wear and unpredictable weather to deal with, you want something that will carry everything you need on those days stopping by the house isn’t possible. Enter, the tote! Use it for lugging your fall beauty essentials, carrying a good book or even stashing baby necessities… It all fits in here. Isn’t that first one stunning?

Satchels. Satchels can be as roomy as totes, but often they’re a bit more robust: with pockets, zips pouches, and a few different handling options, satchels can make more of a bold statement, so it’s really all about the style you prefer.

Crossbody Bags. A good crossbody is essential for on the go (#momlife) use because you can carry JUST what you need and toss it to the side of you. But for those of you that just can’t commit to a small bag, Madewell has a crossbody that’s like a tote but more functional.

Each season brings with it events that require different bags for different occasions, you might want to go with with one larger bag and a smaller size too. In that case, my tip is to invest in the one you’ll use the most, and look for a deal when it comes to the one that will have occasional use – you won’t be as reliant on it and can get away with a cheaper version.


Is there a back-to-school shopping list for grownups? Lol. Let me know which bag is your fave!

Xx,
Tamera

Chic Ways to Cover Up at the Beach

Chic Summer Cover Ups

Who doesn’t love to get a little sun when it’s warm outside? Taking Aden to the pool is one of our favorite summer activities—he’d probably be in the water every day if he could! I always protect him from the elements with lots of sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and protective clothes. But this momma needs protection, too. Being out in the sun all day can be draining and damaging, whether you’re relaxing with a good book or splashing around with your little ones, so it’s important to have the appropriate clothes + accessories for the weather. Grab some iced water and look through the slideshow below to see if you’re missing any of these sneaky, chic ways to cover up at the beach—without looking like you’re afraid of the sun!

Maxi Dress

Maxi Dress

There are almost too many options for maxi dresses these days. Choose one that picks up the breeze for a romantic look.

Floppy Hat

Floppy Hat

You can take on anything this summer in a good sunhat. It’s the ultimate marriage between practical and stylish.

Caftan

Caftan

I wasn’t sure about the caftan trend at first, but these loose-fitting dresses can be surprisingly feminine and sexy. Throw a flowing caftan on over your swimsuit to lounge in the sun.

Slouchy Pant

Slouchy Pant

A light, breathable slouchy pant is perfect for basking in the sun’s rays without being susceptible to sun damage and the burn.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Eyes need just as much protection as skin, so always keep a pair of sunnies in your purse.

Tunic

Tunic

If you don't like the idea of wearing too many layers on a hot day, a tunic will cover your back, shoulders, and stomach without sacrificing your beachy summer look.

Sarong

Sarong

A sarong, or even an oversized scarf, is perfect for strolling the beach in after a swim. It gives you more protection and comfort than a bikini, yet you can still show off your suit.

Sunscreen

Sunscreen

Lastly, none of these cover-ups block the sun’s harmful rays like sunscreen. No matter what you wear, it’s still important to apply sunblock (and reapply often) for the entire time you’re in the sun.

What do you pair with your swimsuit in the summer? Share your picks in the comments.

Photo: Beyoncé for H&M 2013