Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale…

Ah, the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale (insert emoji heart eyes). It’s like a mini Christmas, two times each year. The first few photos are of some of my most worn Nordstrom items that are now on sale… (Keep scrolling down to see some new things I bought and others on my wish list)

DSC_0287Steve Madden Heels (15% off) | Wayf Dress

shoe2Lush Blouse (40% off!) | Coral version here (40% off!)

DSC_0592Free People top (40% off!) | Karen Walker Sunglasses

swimzip2Tory Burch Miller Sandal (33% off!)


Below I rounded up a random collection of everything I want (and a few I already bought!) Sale ends June 5th, don’t miss out or you will regret it!

XO, Tara


A Little Green Skirt…

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Skirt: H&M (on sale!!) | Shirt: Treasure&Bond | Wedges: Marc Fisher | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Sunglasses: Karen Walker

I love a chambray top all year round but especially in the Spring/Summer! My favorite way to wear one is tied up with a neat knot in front. This skirt has the perfect blend of structure and stretch AND is on sale for $25!!!

XO, Tara



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I am really excited to partner with Rituals today. Being totally honest, I wasn’t sure I wanted to do a collaboration like this.  After all, I am no beauty or product expert. One thing I am is a mom (of a 1, 2 and 3 year old) and at the end of the night seriously need some relaxation! Rituals takes inspiration from Eastern traditions which value taking time for yourself to achieve harmony and balance. Who doesn’t want that?! If you are into creating a spa experience Rituals has got you covered. I tried out products from the body scrub and shower oil to body cream and candles. My two favorites: the Yogi Flow Shower Foam which is a unique gel-to-foam technology. The gel turns into a rich, lathering foam once contacted with water. It kind of blew my mind. And the Chakra Water Bed & Body Mist. I sprayed it all over my bed and it STILL smells amazing a few days later. As a working mom I am always on the go. The smells and feeling of Rituals products have helped me feel more relaxed, even just for a few minutes, in the chaos that is my life. Thanks for stopping by!

XO, Tara

*I received the products compliments of Rituals as part of the #PreenMeVIP program. Of course, all opinions are my own.*

Beach Tassels…

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Dress: Romewe c/o

Happy Monday! We got all dressed and ready to hit the beach this weekend… until it started raining. I swapped the maxi dress for the rain boots after taking a few pictures. Because when a girl gets ready, you gotta take a photo. Am I right? This Romwe dress is comfortable, lined with tassels and beach ready! Best part? It’s $16.99!

XO, Tara

Mexican Dress

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Dress: Madewell | Espadrilles: F21 (under $20!) | Sunglasses: Kate Spade (on sale!) | Necklace: Lovewell | Lips: Viva Glam & Brick | Tote: local boutique, similar here

I ordered this dress for the cruise I went on a few weeks ago and it didn’t come in on time (isn’t that the worst?!). I thought it would be perfect to wear in Mexico because it seems like a “Mexican” dress. Haha, is that even a thing? It is the perfect summer time dress for an afternoon picnic or backyard BBQ. I love the material and attention to detail on the stitching AND its on sale for under $70! Thanks for stopping by!

XO, Tara

Orange Flowers…

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Skirt: J. Crew Factory | Top: Lush (on sale for $20!) | Sandals: Sam Edelman | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff | Lips: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang | Sunglasses: Stella & Dot

Happy Tuesday! I recreated my Sunday look so my husband could snap it for the blog. I am OBSESSED with this neon floral skirt. It is the perfect length for work, church or a date night. I love how bright the orange flowers are but that it still looks classy. It is the perfect Spring transitioning into Summer skirt.

On a different note, I made a big move this week and signed up for the YMCA! I hurt my back last summer and haven’t worked out in almost a year now. I miss it so much. I kept using our swim club as my excuse because they require childcare reservations 24 hours in advance and I could never pull it together to figure out when I wanted to go. Well, YMCA is available 8:30am-9:00pm so I have committed to go every Monday and Thursday (my two days off) as a start. If you would like to see some fitness or food posts let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by!

XO, Tara


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Pink Blush Tunic c/o | J. Crew Factory shorts | Stuart Weitzman Wedges | Stella&Dot Sunglasses

Photos: Katie Heiner Photography

Happy Monday! These are the last pictures from our time in Mexico. This Pink Blush tunic is so cute to wear over a bathing suit, as a dress or tucked into shorts. The material of this tunic is lightweight while still being high quality. I first heard of Pink Blush for their maternity clothes and wished I had found them during my three pregnancies. The boutique sells clothing for maternity, woman and plus size. Thanks for stopping by!

***I’m teaming up with Pink Blush for a $50 on my instagram brunette.ambitions! Entry rules are super simple & run until Friday. Good luck!***

XO, Tara

High and Low, Shoe Edition..

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This warmer weather has me seriously craving some new sandals and open toe shoes. Which one is your favorite?
XO, Tara

Mother’s Day…

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Anthropoloie Dress | Kate Spade Pumps | Kendra Scott Bracelet | Kendra Scott Earrings | Lips: Georgia Girl

My husband and children spoiled me rotten on Mother’s Day! They got me chocolate covered strawberries, flowers, the sweetest cards and brought me to San Jose rose garden to “smell the roses.” My cute kiddos even agreed to be in my photo shoot! It was so sunny but they did their best (even Beckett with one shoe). I really am so blessed to be their mom. I hope your mother’s day was great! Thanks for stopping by!

XO, Tara

Road Trip…

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Madewell Overalls | F21 Espadrilles | Black Tee | similar Red Baseball Cap | Lips: Red Amour & Brick

These pictures are from our road trip to LA a few weeks ago, taken by the amazing Katie Heiner. I have wanted overalls for the longest time but always thought they were kind of silly to wear if you are over five. Well, let me tell you this Madewell pair is beyond comfortable and the perfect road trip outfit. Between the overalls and these F21 espadrilles (under $20!) I felt like I was in pajamas and slippers.

XO, Tara