A little LBD…

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dress | pumps | clutch | sunglasses

Happy Thursday! I love a good LBD (I also love basically anything Felicity & Coco). This shift dress is the perfect summer dress that is slightly longer in the back. I love the basic boxy look combined with a fun floral pump. I wore this to a dinner on our trip in Canada that was “dressy, casual’

We got back from Canada yesterday and I feel like I need another vacation to recover from my vacation.  Anyone else feel like that?! I am off today and FINALLY going to hit the #Nsale. I am trying a preschool for Brooklyn and Lydia so it will be just me and Beckett for two full hours! I have been resisting sending B to school because I work three days a week and I want her with us on my two days off. On the other hand I am looking forward to having some one on one time with Beckett. He has definitely got the short end of the stick being the third with two siblings that demand so much attention.

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Freshly Picked winner is Sarah Mueller! Congrats– please email tarabrunetteambitions@gmail.com so I can get these shipped out to you ASAP!

 

 

Glossy Box Review…

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So you all know I LOVE my subscription boxes. As a mother of three young children researching (and going to the store to buy) new products is always a challenge. Getting a subsciption box of goodies delivered to my door is heaven. I recently received my Glossy Box and absolutely love it! If you are about packaging, this is the best I have seen. Solid made box with vibrant colors. I saved my box for the girls to put their doll clothes and accessories inside. I also love that you can find these products online unlike some other boxes that has products that are created just for their box. Most everything is sold at either Ulta or on Amazon.

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GlossyBox sends out multiple variations of the box during some months. So, there may be some variation between what I review and what you receive. GlossyBox costs $21 a month (save more with 6-month or annual subscription) and contains deluxe and full-size beauty products.

My three favorites in the box:

Shaper Fierce Hairspray: This is a ultra-firm finishing hair spray. It held my hair in place well, without a strong hairspray smell (which I hate). An added bonus is the boost of shine it gives.

Vichy Thermal Spa: I LOVE this! Light mist provides an immediate refreshing effect on skin. Boosts skin comfort and helps fortify skin against irritation and sensitivity. Its like a little spa in a bottle. I will definitely be purchasing more when it runs out.

LUE by Jean Seo Clear Spot Control: This arrived at the perfect moment. I had two big pimples just starting to form and the spot control stopped them right in their tracks! Powered by a proprietary herbal blend, this spot treatment stops acne in it’s tracks and brings impurities to the surface, greatly increasing the rate at which cystic acne heals. A 7.5ml bottle is included in the box and it should last me about a year, considering I break out only a handful of times and so little is needed.

My overall impression is very positive! I really liked almost every item in the box and the three I mentioned above I will purchase again once they are gone. The only issue was the late shipping – mine came several weeks later than I thought it would. Have you ordered a GlossyBox? I would love to know your thoughts on the box!

*This post is sponsored by Glossy Box. All thoughts and options are my own.

#NSale (Early Access)…

#nsale-4Its finally here! THE BEST sale of the year. I am sure you have seen on every bloggers social media why this sale is the best, but in case not its because Nordstrom offers crazy deals on just released Fall items! It’s a great opportunity to save tons of money on the things you need anyways; jeans, coats, fall tops,etc. Last year I didn’t shop the early access sale because I didn’t have a card and a lot of the things I wanted were sold out by the time it opened to the public (super annoying!). I didn’t want to commit to the Nordstrom credit card so I just opted for the Nordstrom Debit card and still get all the great benefits.

Early Access for Card Holders: July 14 – July 21

Public Access: July 22 – August 7

I rounded up my “best of” in a few categories below. We are still enjoying Quebec but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little anxious to get back to the US to hit Nordstrom and try everything on! I will update you guys with what I end up purchasing! Xo, Tara

Tops:

Denim:

Outerwear:

Dresses/Skirts:

Shoes:

Handbags:

Beauty:

If Only…

I’m excited to share with you some pictures of me playing Katniss (from Hunger Games). Last weekend Rob and I had an absolute blast at a Private Longbow Archery Experience via If Only. The owner and head coach, Nico was great instructing us on how to shoot handcrafted wood arrows from a traditional longbow.DSC_0504 r+tAfter a brief but thorough orientation to safety, nomenclature, equipment, and proper form, we put our training to the test by practicing and honing ours skills. My husband and I both played sports in college and are very competitive. Rob is freakishly good at just about anything athletics- from basketball to bowling to snowboarding even to archery. He kicked my butt in getting bulls eyes.rob tara 2The kids came by at the end and Nico wad nice enough to let Brooklyn and Lydia try a few shots too!

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If Only is a service that specializes in unforgettable experiences for weekends, bucket lists, groups, lessons and gifting. Some other If Only experiences that caught my eye: a cake decorating class with Marina Sousa (personal chef to Oprah), meeting Selena Gomez and a private behind the scenes experience at SF zoo animal hospital. I already have my eye on an experience I want Rob to get me for my birthday next month.

XO, Tara

*This post was sponsored by If Only. All thoughts & opinions are my own. 

FP Giveaway..

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top c/o | denim | sunglasses c/o | booties | lips: georgia girl

Beckett: shirtFP Mocs: Weathered Brown c/o

Freshly Picked Moccasins have been one of my favorites since I saw them on Kourtney Kardashian’s son, Mason probably 6 years ago. I remember thinking I couldn’t wait to have a baby to fill those adorable little shoes. When Brooklyn was born in 2012 you bet the FP soft sole moccs were one of my first purchases (before she was even born). Since my first purchase I have outfitted my littles in these durable, well designed shoes that actually stay on my children’s feet over and over again. In fact each of my children always have one pair of moccs at all times. Gold and birch have been my every day color for the girls and weathered brown for Beckett. The best part when they get a little older, they can put them on themselves! Clearly I am obsessed with these adorable little moccs so I wanted to give a pair away to the people who support me the most: you guys! GOOD LUCK! Xo, Tara

To Enter:

  1. Follow my blog with Bloglovin
  2. In the comments: Tell me you followed and tell me which size/color you want to win!
  3. Follow FP on instagram
  4. (optional additional entires) —> tag a friend who would love to win on my instagram 

*Giveway will run until 7/17 12amPST, winner will be announced via instagram in 7/18. You cannot have won a FP giveaway in the last 6 months. Winner will be able to choose any color/size of the soft sole moccs*

 

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Summer Nights…

 

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 dresspurse | sunglasses | sandals (similar sandals here) | earrings | lips: in synch + georgia girl

Happy Friday! There is nothing I love more than warm summer nights and light colored shift dresses.

XO, Tara

A chambray summer..

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dress | sunglasses | similar bag | open toe boots | similar hat here & herenecklace | lips: georgia girl

Happy Wednesday! I have work today and Friday then its off on vacation, again. Who loves summer (me!) I also am lovingggg the chambray dress trend that is still going strong. Off the shoulder, short sleeve, long sleeve, sleeveless- its all in! I am going to link some of my favorites below. Oh, and these white shoes… my new best friends! I have an almost identical pair in black that I wear all year round.

XO, Tara

Mommy-Daughter Date…

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Skirt | Blouse | similar Pumps | Purse | Watch (on sale!!) | Earring

Brooklyn- similar pleats | similar flats & less expensive

Last week Brooklyn and I went on a mommy-daughter date. She is defiantly our little sensitive girl and gets upset when I am away. Although I work part time I end up traveling quite a bit for work and we notice she is usually on her worst behavior when I’m gone. If any other mamas have advice on this please send it my way!

As for our outfits she wanted to match mommy (melts my heart!) We went with her Gap Kids pleated dress (old, similar here) and my Who What Wear pleated skirt (only $28!). If you haven’t shopped this line at Target I am obsessed! Literally everything they come out with is adorable and on trend. My most recent purchases were this hat and this purse (insert emoji heart eyes) for both.

4th of July Sales…

I love long weekends for extra time with family, activities to celebrate and of course festive sales! I rounded up a few of my fav stores with great sales.

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^^they are devastated becuase they missed last year’s 4th of July sales. Don’t let that be you!! :)~

Forever 21: 70% off select styles this weekend – how do you even beat 70%?!

Gap & Baby Gap: 40% off (even sale items) Using code: JULY4

H&M: Up to 70% off sale! AND items starting at $4 for women, men, kids, and home.

Lord & Taylor: Through 7/5, 20% off regular and sale items. AND 60% off already-reduced women’s swimwear and summer dresses, as well as 40% off three or more sandals, 30% off on two pairs, and 25% off one pair.

Old Navy: The entire store is on sale up to 60%!


Trina Turk: Stock up on her fun prints with an additional 20% off the site’s sale section.

Scottsdale, AZ Roundup…

We had THE best time in Scottsdale last weekend. In fact we were having so much fun, taking “official” blog pictures just didn’t happen. Rob snapped a few of my outfits on my iPhone. I put most up on my Instagram but wanted to share all the outfit details here in case there was anything you were interested in. We stayed at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa and it was dreamy. The room rates are the lowest of the year due to it being the “off” season and crazy hot. Like above 110 hot. It was the perfect mommy & daddy getaway but also a super kid friendly resort between the lazy river, splash pads, kid pools, kid’s activities and kid’s club.

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Hat (only $15!) | Sunnies | Black Tee (under $20!) | Denim | Espadrilles (under $20!) | Lips: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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almost identical dress (under $40!) | purse | sandals | sunnies (dupe version)

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dress | clutch | sandals | sunnies | earrings

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dress (under $50!) | earrings | sunnies | purse | hat | espadrilles

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bathing suit (on sale here) | hat | sunnies | lips: kiss kiss bang bang

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even the pina coladas were fancy- shaved coconut on the rim!

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I snagged this dress in Cerise on sale (blog post here) and love it so much bought the Moroccan Blue too! It is such a classic, flattering, feminine fit.

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As always, thank you for following along! Your support means everything! XO, Tara

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