Guys, It’s Officially Happened…

Just wanted to quickly pop in and say, guess what? I officially need glasses! They made their debut on The Real recently, so there’s no hiding the fact that got myself a pair of specs! I definitely thought I’d make it to 40 before even thinking of glasses, but it happened and I’ve decided to be fully accepting of it.

Tamera Mowry Glasses

Actually, I’m not only going to be accepting of it, I’m going to embrace it. I’ve learned a lot of life lessons over the past few years and one is that there are just some things you shouldn’t fight. If we spend all our time chasing youth, for example, we miss out on all the wonderful things happening in the present moment. And if we worry too much about the future – pretty much the same thing happens, we miss out. It’s nice to just take life as it comes sometimes and say – oh well, it is what it is! Grateful to be alive and to see the world as I do. With the help of a cute pair of glasses of course, lol.

Guys!! It's happened. I officially need glasses ! 39 here I come!!! Thought I'd make it to 40 without having to wear them. But oh well. #gratefultobealive

Has the New Year brought you any surprises so far? Would love to hear your stories.
Xx,
Tamera

A Letter to My Fans

Over the past couple weeks I’ve received more comments, emails, and messages than ever and I wanted to address a few of you guys because I don’t get the chance to do that very often. If you watch The Real you might’ve seen that recently we all got up close and personal about how guilt can hold us back in our lives, making it hard to make our New Years wishes come true. I mentioned my desire to go a little easier on myself, and talked about how I’ve experienced mom guilt from being a working momma away from my little ones so much. At the time, I knew that of course lots of other working moms could relate, but boy did it finally sink in!

Tamera Mowry Dressing Room on The Real

Photos of my family in my dressing room at The Real.

It’s true that on social media there are plenty of people who aren’t into hearing about motherhood, who don’t relate to raising two young children who are my everything, but what I’ve seen lately is that all of you who DO relate, who felt supported by MY feelings and who in turn supported me, outweigh the naysayers.

Tamera Mowry Dressing Room on The Real

I’ve received a ton of inspiring messages and stories but a few really touched my heart and I wanted to share and just say thanks to them and everyone else who has spread positivity already this year – whether it was to me or just by inspiring a mom friend or anyone who needs it. I hope that everyone who reads this can be inspired by your amazing messages too :)

Lauren B said, Today I watched the clips about guilt on The Real’s YouTube channel. I watched them as I sat in the “Mother’s Lounge” pumping at work. Your words resonated deeply with me. As I watched, I knew my husband was waking up our daughter and getting her ready for the day. I long to be there in the mornings. I feel guilt for leaving her day in and day out to provide for our family. I worry that she’ll love her dad more than me. The feelings you expressed and the words of encouragement that Jeannie, Loni, and Adrienne shared were very beneficial to me today. Especially coming back to work from a wonderful vacation. I needed that extra boost to help me carry on. 

Phebby Z said, I remember as a child missing my mother but looking forward to her coming home and sharing with us all her experiences. She has a huge sense of humor and the moment she got home, it was like she never even left. Because, she would just shower us with love and play catch up on whatever was going on in our lives individually. In my eyes my mother is the best mother ever! We’ve all grown up to be strong women and men and nobody has any issues as a result. All of us kids agree that between mother and daddy, we got the best parents ever! …From one woman to another, those little blessings you have are always looking forward to your coming home and telling them all about your day. Don’t think you have to make up for lost time without them! Just be there when the time allows according to your schedule and play and lather them with as much LOVE as you can.

Juliette said, As mothers we always want to do more and be the best we can be and not everyone is going to agree with how we raise our children, but then not everyone will understand the things we give up to make sure our families want and need for nothing. Even if it means missing out on a few things here and there… Be proud of the mom you’ve become because trust me it’s so worth it in the long run when they turn to you and say, thank you mom… Continue to be who you are never let the negativity disrupt that.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who chooses to lift other women up instead of tearing them down. You inspire me.

Xx,
Tamera

My Paris Fall Fashion Guide

I recently had the amazing opportunity to go to Paris in honor of my girl Adrienne’s wedding, and let me tell you, Paris really is always a good idea. It was such a fabulous trip and I had so much fun with with everyone, including my amazing assistant Amy, who helped me document all my fall outfits to share with all of you. Since I was only there for a few days, I knew I had to make the most of each event, whether it was touring a museum or the wedding itself. Each stop in our trip was so special that I wanted to take as many pics as I could, and of course that meant wearing something memorable in each! So for all you fellow lovers of France, here’s my official Paris fall fashion guide…

Tamera Mowry Paris Fashion Guide - TameraMowry.com

Cashmere buttoned side sweater (similar here) / Cashmere blend tights / Short pencil skirt / All Saints jacket (similar here) / Steve Madden boots / Chanel bag

 

This look was for our shopping day, where we wandered the beautiful streets of Paris. Even when an outfit is really casual, I like to dress it up with heeled boots and a nice jacket.

Tamera Mowry Paris Fashion Guide - TameraMowry.com

In the evening, I met up with everyone for the rehearsal dinner, which meant opting for something a bit more formal but still really playful and fun.

Tamera Mowry Paris Fashion Guide - TameraMowry.com

Pink Valentino cape dress / Nude Monika Chiang pumps / House of CB coat / Hendri Bendel bag

 

This time of year in Paris definitely requires a jacket or two. It can be tough to find a coat to wear with an evening look, but this House of CB coat did the trick.

Tamera Mowry Paris Fashion Guide - TameraMowry.com

Knit sweater dress / Drapey gray longline jacket (sold out, similar here) / Vintage Dooney & Bourke purse (gift from Tahj :))

 

This was my museum tour look. Gotta be comfortable when exploring the city…

 

Tamera Mowry Paris Fashion Guide - TameraMowry.com

Nf by Nour gown styled by Kelly Johnson with hair by Amy / Jimmy Choo shoes / Farbod Barsum clutch

 

Attending a wedding in Paris is one good reason to go ALL out, guys. This Nf by Nour gown was a stunner. It was nice to see pre-mama Tamera come out again :)

Tamera Mowry Paris Fashion Guide - TameraMowry.com

Knit tunic dress / Burberry rain trenchCashmere blend tights / Hunter boots / Infinity scarf

Tamera Mowry Paris Fashion Guide - TameraMowry.com

 

We squeezed one more adventure in, just walking around and enjoying the markets, landmarks and Eiffel tower. All that walking on a chilly and cloudy day called for Hunter boots and a pea coat. One of my fave casual looks! Besides the looks shown above, I also wore an insanely cozy jumpsuit for the long flight, and this knit dress and wool coat combo.

What’s your favorite look? And, have you ever been to Paris?

Xx,
Tamera

Tune into the Premiere of The Real!

Hey guys! Are you getting excited for the new season of The Real yet? We’ve been gearing up for the premiere all last month and I’m so happy to say that it’s finally here… This coming Monday, that is!

The Real Season 3 - Tamera & Ariah

Ariah is just as excited as we are.

Season 3 brings with it even more fun games and giveaways, candid conversations, hilarious moments, and intriguing discussions. The girls and I pour our hearts into every segment and can’t wait to connect with you on topics big and small.

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Things are getting real…

Tune into the season 3 PREMIERE of The Real this Monday, September 12th on Fox. To see exactly what time, check out your local listings on TheReal.com, or catch the re-broadcast on BET.

Can’t wait!

Xx,
Tamera

Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards 2016

Have you been following awards season this year? A few days ago, I had the chance to attend the Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Awards, where I presented the award for Best Makeup in a Theatrical Production, Best Hair Styling in a Theatrical Production, and Best Makeup for Children & Teen Programming. Not only was it an incredible honor to be a part of the night’s events, but Loni and I were brimming with pride hearing a few familiar names from The Real called out.

Tamera Mowry at the Makeup Artists & Hair Stylist Awards 2016

Makeup by Motoko Honjo Clayton (remember her tips?), Hair by Dontay Savoy, Styling by Jason Bolden, Dress from Stella McCartney

Dressing up for award shows is already high pressure, but a makeup and hair award show? I had to bring it! Luckily, my own AMAZING team felt the same! I am so grateful for all the talents that I’ve met through my job.

Tamera Mowry & Adam Housley at the Makeup Artists & Hair Stylist Awards 2016

With these two by my side, how could the night not be perfect?!

Tamera Mowry & Adam Housley at the Makeup Artists & Hair Stylist Awards 2016

Always finding time for something silly, even during a black tie affair.

Tamera Mowry at the Makeup Artists & Hair Stylist Awards 2016

Workin’ the crowd, like we do!

Big congrats to The Real’s own Cool Benson, nominee for Best Makeup (Daytime Television) and the winner of best Hair Styling on Daytime Television, Roberta Gardener Rogers!

We’re always blown away by the talents we work with, and it’s so great to see them recognized by all.

Xx,
Tamera

The Real Visits The White House

Hi guys! As you may have seen on my Instagram or if you caught the latest episode of The Real yesterday, my co-hosts and I got the most incredible opportunity to visit the White House and speak with First Lady Michelle Obama about the Reach Higher Initiative for education. The trip was so surreal that I honestly didn’t really get to take it all in until I returned to Los Angeles. Somehow I managed to gather a few pics for you all, though! And if you haven’t had a chance to tune in, be sure to watch the video clip below…

Tamera Mowry White House Visit for The Real

When at the White House…

Tamera Mowry White House Visit for The Real

Can you tell we were excited?

Tamera Mowry White House Visit for The Real

On the panel…

Tamera Mowry White House Visit for The Real

In case you didn’t know, the Reach Higher Initiative is an effort to inspire every student in America to pursue higher education, led by FLOTUS herself. It’s not just about providing inspiration though, but making sure students have the tools they need to understand why education is so important and what it takes to get there. Often things like financial aid, admissions and academic planning are confusing and difficult for students to navigate, but with the Reach Higher Initiative, these opportunities are becoming more clear. Learn all about the initiative here.

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Photo by White House Photographer Chuck Kennedy.

Couldn’t have stopped smiling if we tried!

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Photo by White House Photographer Chuck Kennedy.

Meeting Michelle Obama was an amazing experience. She was so wonderful and so sweet, and really, truly cares about these issues.

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Photo by White House Photographer Chuck Kennedy.

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We were lucky to also get to speak with Acting Secretary of Education John King who was also on the #ReachHigher panel.

Tamera Mowry White House Visit for The Real

The whole trip to DC was a whirlwind – we even caught a glimpse of President Obama from afar. I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity to further this incredible program, alongside my girls no less.

Did you catch the episode?

Xx,
Tamera