Dinner in Reykjavik…

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sweater | denim | booties | clutch | sunnies |

lips: fully lined with Soar, dusted with Half Baked in the center for an ombre/fuller effect

Greetings from Reykjavik, Iceland! We spend the last two days driving around the country side so it felt soooo nice to get out of the car, dressed up and have a nice dinner. I am obsessed with this cowl neck sweater and the price point is perfect at only $45! This denim on the other hand, I am actually really disappointed with. I had worn it one day and really liked it but after I washed it the ripped section started to pull apart, also the black wash looked really faded. We are headed out to explore more of this charming city. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!http://rstyle.me/n/bwhbfsb6ee7

Xo, Tara

That 30s Skin…

 

 

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The Pro-Collagen Marine Cream helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while helping to hydrate skin for up to 12 hours.DSC_0564

The Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment hydrates to help reduce the appearance of dry lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye area. It helps your skin appear smoother and more youthful-looking. DSC_0584 DSC_0592

This one is my favorite of the trio. The aroma smells amazinngggg! I am not sure into candle or aromas, etc but this smell you guys, I can’t even. It instantly feels like I am in a spa. The Superfood Facial Oil is formulated with broccoli seed oil, flax oil and Radish seed extract. It helps nourish and hydrate the skin leaving it feeling softer and smoother.
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Now that I have turned thirty I am really starting to think about preserving my skin. In reality I should have started this several years ago but hey better late than never, right! I have been using the above three products; Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Pro-Collagen Advances Eye Treatment and Superfood Facial Oil for the last few weeks now and I have already seen such a difference in the texture of my skin. It looks smoother and feels like silk!
Elemis is a luxury leading British spa and wellness brand whoo ground-breaking skincare formulations transform through powerful marine and plant actives couples with intricately blended aromatics.

Tomorrow, on August 22nd, the above trio is being offered for below $100 (!!!) on QVC for a special one day event. The normal price is $260.00. If you wanting more youthful looking skin and thinking about picking this up, tomorrow is definitely the day.

Thanks for stopping by! Xo, Tara

The Perfect Vacation Shirt…

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shirt | denim | sandals | sunglasses | similar hat | hand bag | skirt

Summer may be winding down but its actually the best time to score those items you were eyeing all season because now they are on sale! We have a few trips planned for the fall  and winter so I have been scooping up some of my tropical basics at crazy low prices. This J. Crew tropical print shirt is THE PERFECT vacation top (and on sale!) I wore it while we were in Canada last month to a casual event during the day and brought my maxi skirt in Rob’s backpack for an on-the-go dinner ready look a few hours later. Thanks for stopping by! Xo

Some other summer sales:

ASOS- Up to 70% off!

Gap – 40% off

Loft- Extra 50% off all Sale styles!

Blue and White Stripes with Zaful…

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I’m teaming up with Zaful again today (last collab here) to bring you this super cute top! I have a thing for front tie tops and of course anything stripes is a winner in my book. I believe every woman should be able to dress the way she wants, within her budget. In the blogging world so often we see crazy high end names (and price tags) that just aren’t attainable for most women. That is one reason I love Zaful: they offer a wide variety of trendy pieces that won’t break the bank. Thank you for stopping by! XO, Tara

*Thank you to Zaful for sponsoring this post! Want more? Check them out on Facebook & Pinterest

Fall Ready…

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Stella & Dot Handbag c/o | Jacket | Denim | Tee | Sandals | Sunglasses | Lips: “Really Me”

Happy Monday! I am getting so excited for fall clothing! I love my summer dresses and airy, light colors but there is something about seasons changing and finding new pieces to wear that I love. The days in Northern California are still full on summer heat but the evenings are starting to feel cool. One of my favorite things in my closet right now is this Stella & Dot hobo bag! I love the tassel detail and the way it can be worn as both a shoulder bag and cross body. Another piece I am loving is this butter soft Blank NYC faux leather jacket. I typically gravitate toward black faux leather but I love the honey brown and the way it matches a black leather purse. What has been your favorite fall purchase so far?

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Please note that this product was sent to me for free from Stella & Dot in exchange for my review.

Thoughts on turning 30…

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dress (love this midi swing dress) | denim jacket | similar hobo | sunnies | sandals (similar, less expensive here) | watch

The big 3-0, holy cow when did that happen? I don’t think I have been super excited about a birthday since I turned 23 but entering my thirties doesn’t even feel real. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t having a little mid life (early life?) crisis. About six months ago I started panicking that my window on advancing my career was starting to close. I was working for an innovative start up company, traveling the west coast driving business prior to having children. After Lydia was born Rob and I decided I needed to put my career on hold and spend some years raising our babies. I still felt motivated to be in the working world and wasn’t ready to give up the dream I held all through college of being a CEO of a fortune 500 company. It is a crazy how much your perspective can change in a moment. When I saw Brooklyn’s face for the first time I realized anything I ever thought was important pales in comparison to this tiny human depending on me to stay alive. I am so blessed to be married to a great man and have three children which is absolutely an accomplishment before 30 but I still can’t shake the whole career thing. For the last almost three years I have had the wonderful opportunity to work part time (3 days a week), being able to for fill my desire to be in both corporate america and all the best mommy groups. As I write this I realize I have so much to be thankful for. My husband went totally out of his way to get flowers, balloons, cupcakes, even meet me for a special lunch at Benihana (which was such a fun mid day treat) and totally spoiled me with some awesome gifts. My three best friends, since we have been twelve years old sent me flowers, which actually made me cry. Meg, Amy and Julie I love you guys! My sweet friends in California brought me out for dinner. Tonight we are looking at home interior finishes snd finishing our itinerary for an upcoming trip to Iceland. So, my thoughts on 30 well, life is pretty good and I am excited to see what my thirties have in store.

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Fab, Fit, Fun Summer

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FabFitFun Every Day Beach Waves Spray – Value $18
This seems so simple but I think it may be my favorite in the box. This is the perfect sea salt spray! It is light and doesn’t leave hair stiff or crunchy. My hair is super straight and it gives me just the right amount of a subtle wave.

Osea moisture cream– Value $48 This moisturizer is made with all natural and organic ingredients, and super lightweight plus absorbs easily.

Stemulation Daily Micro Derm Scrub- Value $34 The scrub left my skin clean, smooth and velvety feeling. is a super-fine exfoliant, and it foams as you rub it into your skin.

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I love anything Trina Turk, and this bag is no exception. It is 22 inches across and the canvas is a thick material –perfect for the beach, pool or weekend trip. Value $55
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I’m a little late getting this post up but guys, the FabFitFun box is soooo amazing! You can imagine as a blogger I get sent so much product to review. I publish very few things because I only want to bring you guys the best stuff, things I love and would actually purchase myself. Of all the boxes I have ever received FabFitFun is hands down the very best. I was so blown away by the Spring box and beyond love the summer box even more! Heres the deets: the box costs $49.99 and is delivered quarterly, but valued over $200! I love everything is full sized products and such a fun mix between beauty, fitness and fun extras! I was just telling my mom tonight she needs to order a box. They are still available so hurry up and get yours before they are gone!

You can use TARAW for $10 off your first box at wwww.fabfitfun.com
Check them out on instragram to see what other people are saying: @fabfitfun |  #fabfitfun #fffpartner

*Thank you to Fabfitfun for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own*

Work it out…

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sports bra c/o | leggings c/o | sneakers | similar sunnies

This post is a little out of my comfort zone but I am really excited to partner up with Yummie today and bring you their cute active wear line. As a former college athlete working out and being active is something that is very important to me. Having my babies so close and then hurting my back last summer has kept me out of the gym but I have slowly been getting back into it. The Barre Method and Pure Barre are two studios near me that are both awesome. It is slow impact and been so great to get back into things. Dressing well and looking good is a huge motivator to get me out the door. I love Yummie for their great quality, excellent fit material and cute color schemes. Best part, all of the Yummie clothes are build for slimming!

Thanks for stopping by, Xo

*Thank you to Yummie for sponsoring this post!

#Nsale, Last Chance…

Happy Sunday! I usually don’t post on the weekends but I wanted to make sure I alerted you guys not to miss the Nordstrom sale (it would kind of be a tragedy!) Prices go back up Monday morning, so today is your last chance.  Let me know in the comments what your favorite purchase is!

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sweater (#nsale) | tee (#nsale) | denim (#nsale) | booties | lips: creme cup & hip n’ happy

Shop #Nsale Favorites here:

Cotton Candy…

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My dress | skirt version | Brooklyn dress

Photos: Style by Alina for Dreamy Presets (Santorini Preset Collection)

One of my greatest joys as a mother is matching my girls. I know that sounds silly but it brings me so much happiness to color coordinate. When I saw these dresses from Sail to Sable I feel in love immediately. I absolutely adore their cotton candy collection, featuring the bright pink embroidered flowers on light weight organza custom fabric we are wearing. Beyond our dresses I love this shirt and this romper! I love this brand so much because it reminds me exactly of my childhood and my inner East Coast prep. The brand boasts classic designs that incorporate timeless elements of clean stripes, bold hues, upscale fabrics and bright trims.

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Thank you Sail to Sable for sponsoring this post!

 

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