over-the top, glamorous and economical

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I’m not going to lie… I felt like a diva in this outfit, glamorous in fact. I didn’t even really plan it either, I grabbed this coat on the way out the door. We’ve had an unseasonably strange little cold snap here in Florida and I’m just about ready for it to be over. I wore this outfit for a taping of “44 on the Town,” it’s a talk show that airs on CW44 (my real job). We just got a brand-new set and the show is getting completely revamped. It premieres this Sunday at 11am on CW44 in the Tampa Bay area, if you’re interested.

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Back to the look: Not only did it make me feel chic, but the best part is that the entire outfit (purse not included), probably cost me less than my weekly trip to the grocery store. For example, I got this coat ages ago for $10, I legit still get compliments on it everywhere I go. My skirt is from TJ Maxx and I probably paid less than $20 for it, my turtleneck was $15 at H&M (love this shirt) and my shoes are Sam & Libby for Target, so also super reasonable. Why am I telling you all of this?! Well… mainly because I felt like a million bucks. I chuckled inside as I realized in my head just how reasonably priced this over-the-top outfit really was. It just goes to show, it’s not the amount of money you spend on your clothes but the feeling you get while wearing them. ;)

Btw, this top-knot took me sooooo long to do, no joke.

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H&M turtleneck   |   Kate Spade handbag {in black}   |   TJ Maxx skirt

Urban Outfitters sunnies   |   Sam & Libby heels (old)   |   Bitten jacket (really old)

XX, Tara

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black jean life

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I wore this outfit a couple of weeks ago, back when I was wearing black jeans just about everyday. Jimmy (my fella) actually commented that he hadn’t seen me in anything else in quite a while. After that I realized I needed to get my shit together, I mean if he was noticing, it had to be bad. I was at least wearing different tops, I deserve some credit for that. Black jeans and a blouse, black jeans and a sweater and black jeans and a dress (this top I’m wearing is actually a dress that’s too short), all completely different outfits, no?!

But seriously, I was glad he said something because I needed a little kick in the butt… I’m getting my body in shape and wardrobe is next. It’s okay to have off days months, but I’m coming back, right after I show this outfit with black jeans. ;)

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J Brand jeans   |   Target trench (old)   |   ShoeDazzle OTK boots (old)

Calvin Klein purse (similar)   |   Forever 21 dress (old)   |   Urban Outfitters sunnies

XX, Tara

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pro-fess

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Hello my dears! I’m finally starting to feel like myself again, I never thought I’d be so happy to wear a skirt! I feel like it’s been ages since I put on a fitted skirt and didn’t feel like a stuffed sausage. I mean seriously… however I shouldn’t use food references when dieting because now I’m craving some Jimmy Dean. (LOL)

I digress… I got an H&M gift card for Christmas and I’ve put off using it until I felt more comfortable (i.e. lost some weight) and I’m really glad I did because there are so many great pieces to choose from right now. I got this floral skirt and simple white blouse (among other things)… and they are both making me feel like a professional lady today, all I needed was my favorite Kate Spade bag and some classic black pumps and now I’m totally ready to “lean in.” ;)

***Also I realize I desperately need a tan. It was 80 degrees it Tampa today so I’d say it’s coming soon. Guess that Punxsutawney Phil knows what he’s talking about.

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H&M skirt   |   H&M blouse (similar)   |   Kate Spade handbag {in black}

Urban Outfitters sunnies   |   Sam & Libby heels (old)

XX, Tara

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rain check?

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I’m usually not the kind of person who wants practical gifts, such a blender or a waffle iron. Will I use those things? Sure. Do I want to open them on Christmas morning? Not really. However I did ask for this extremely practical Kate Spade umbrella for Christmas this year. I will not only use it, but it’s also freaking cute. So I guess the moral of the story is… if Kate Spade made waffle irons, I’d be all about it!

**Also it was raining just a few minutes before these pictures and I couldn’t pass up showing off this adorable umbrella.

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Kate Spade umbrella    |   Paper Crane dress    |   ShoeDazzle boots (old)

Kate Spade wristlet {in blue}   |   Kate Spade {Partners in Crime} Bracelet

XX, Tara

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floral and leather

4 dress N leather{Photo taken: October 14, 2015}

We’re still back-tracking here on ‘three wishes,’ I took these pictures back in October. Right now I wouldn’t really be up for going bare-legged, considering it’s pretty chilly outside (yes, even in FL). I understand this is definitely more of a “fall” look, but what the hell… I’m just happy that I’ve gotten a new post up. I’ll worry about getting the seasons right next. ;)

Happy hump day my dears!

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Zara dress (old)   |   Target jacket (old)   |   Steve Madden purse (similar)

I don’t remember the brand on these booties, but they were on sale at JC Penney’s for under $10!

XX, Tara

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thin-spiration {past looks}

90s Chick

So I talked yesterday about my goal to get healthier in 2016. If you’ve followed my blog you may know that in 2013 I lost nearly 30 pounds. Read about that here.

Most of these pictures here are from 2013-2014 right around when I started this blog. I’m doing this to get some thin-spiration. I remember how much fun I used to have every morning getting dressed. I want to get back to that place. Please comment below and let me know if you want me to document my weight loss experience at all. I’m sticking with a weight-watchers type diet but I recently tried the 3-day military diet and I’m thinking about maybe trying a juice cleanse. I’m willing to be a guinea-pig so let me know if you know of anything good.

Hope you’re feeling fabulous as ever! XOXO

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XX, Tara

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happier, healthier and fabulous-er

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{Photo taken: October 6, 2015}

Hello my loves… it’s been way too long, I know, I’m terrible! I actually wore this look back in October and never got around to posting it. Holidays are always tough, not only did I spend too much money (as always), I also ate and drank way too much (#pie #martinis #piemartinis). Currently about 23% of my clothes fit me and I wish I was joking.

I’ve always fluctuated with my weight and I’m currently in the process of trying to get healthy again. I’ve hit that point where I don’t want to get dressed in the morning. Something that I used to love and consider an adventure has lately been something I’ve done to be covered up more than anything. It’s not a good place to be. I want to be clear and say that I know to the normal person I am not overweight and probably wouldn’t be considered unhealthy, but to myself I simply don’t feel right (Especially the clothes not fitting thing, that seriously sucks!).

So here’s an old outfit picture just to let you know that I’m still here and I really do want to be able to keep up my blogging, so here’s to 2016… a happier, healthier and fabulous-er new year!

**Also so far I’ve lost about 2 pounds… 14 more to go! (PS. I didn’t gain 16 pounds over the holidays, that’s just my goal.)

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Similar Jeans (on sale!)  |  Kate Spade handbag (in black) |   Urban Outfitters sunnies

Cream trench (I don’t remember the brand but I got it at Marshalls)

LOVE, Tara

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