Our Las Vegas Wedding.

Hey babes! I know we’ve been married for two months (exactly today!) BUT I’m just now getting around to sharing our special day! I know, I know. -Truth be told I haven’t even printed any photos yet either. Am I a bad bride?! -LOL

Anyway, let me take you back to September 7th 2019. We flew to Las Vegas with 12 of our closest friends and family. I wouldn’t of had it any other way, it was perfect. Our group was small but it was exactly what we wanted. Intimate & relaxed. We chose the El Dorado Dry Lake Bed for our location, which is just outside of Vegas in Boulder.

Believe it or not I found the wedding planner on Instagram! They were the best! Everything was organized and very thought out. They customize everything from the flowers, cake, even what they wear to match the vibe and experience you are imagining. They really removed 95% of the stress because they take care of everything!! I’ll link both Instagram accounts below for you.

Every time I look back on our photos I tell Ryan I want to do it again! Yes, planning a wedding is stressful, and things that don’t matter bother you ( for a second) but when I look back at photos…. it takes me back to that day and the feeling I had. Just pure happiness, tears of joy & gratitude. Ryan and I walked together towards our future. No one gave me away. I wouldn’t of changed that either.

Ok, ok… I’m kinda a short and sweet type so I’ll get to the good stuff now, the PHOTOS!! I put together some of my favorites and I hope you enjoy!!

Cactuscollectiveweddings – Wedding Planner

Peachy_keen_unions – Minister. Angie was perfect & she was from Michigan!

PHOTOS BELOW!

My Favorite Fall Outfits!

Hey babes! I hope you all are having an amazing day! Decided to share some of my favorite outfits this fall season. I have been wearing them non stop. I just love when you find pieces that are affordable and comfortable! You have to show them off more than once.

I’ll try to link everything below. If the exact one is not available, I’ll link similar ones for you!

Now, most of this items I did get on SALE! That’s right, you can find amazing deals online if you wait a little bit. I know it’s tempting when new clothes come out, but I promise you will still have them in time for seasons if you wait a week or two.

Everything you see is either from Express or Forever21. The most expensive item you see is the Black dress in the fourth photo. – $40 bucks on sale.

Iv’e linked everything below for you! Either exact or similar!

1. Mauve Floral Dress ( not available anymore/ Linked similar style dress) – Express

2. Black Dress – Forever21

3. Scarf – Walmart

4. Black Wrapped Dress (Linked Similar. Almost exact!) – Express

5. Animal Print Skirt (Same style/ Different Print) – Forever21

6. Brown Booties – Forever21

7. Clutch- Forever21

The Perfect Fall Gift Under $25!!

Hey babes, I hope you are all having a fantastic day!! I just wanted to pop on here and share with you some of my recent Target finds that are perfect for fall! Not only are they perfect for fall, put together they would make the cutest housewarming or birthday gift! All under $25 dollars! – A STEAL!

Now, you don’t have to spend a lot of money in order to create a cute, memorable gift for someone. ( I only spent $14 dollars total this trip) Sometimes, we just need some ideas or examples ( I know I’ve been there) in order to get our creative flow going! I am going to link everything below. If I can’t find the exact match, I will link similar items for you!

I already had a basket at home so I didn’t have to purchase one. Obviously, if you have to buy one it will put you around $30 dollars, which still is a deal! If you want to spendΒ evenΒ less, look in the dollar sectionΒ at Target like I did! Also, right now at Target if you spend $30 on Halloween stuff you save $5!! Below is what my basket looked like ( I already had the bag of coffee FYI).

Items are linked below! I can’t wait for you to get your Fall On! Always: Tara

Hand Towels – $6 dollars

Coffee Mug – $5 dollars

Pumpkin Candle – $5 dollars

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Coffee – $8

Fourth Of July!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend filled with great food, good vibes, and nice weather!! – We kept it pretty simple this year, mostly because weΒ  had to work the next day, but it was a great time!

It’s been busy over here with wedding planning & work, but I had to share some of my fourth of July looks! For some reason I wanted to be festive this year -LOL.

0dfac1b7-eabf-48ce-8169-d860d381799f -How cute is this t-shirt dress from The Pink Lily Boutique! If you don’t know about this online boutique I strongly suggest you check it out! So affordable and they have something for every occasion.

I like tying a jacket around my waist to make it more defined, especially since the dress is not tight to the body. This look is super casual, but you could also dress it up. I think that’s what I love about it! Plus it’s only $36 dollars!

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-Next up is this two piece amazon find! I wasn’t sure when I purchased it if I was going to like it, but I ended up REALLY liking it! Since I’m short I was concerned about the high waist making me look odd. However, I have seen so many other bloggers (of all body types) with this same bathing suit & it looks great on all of them! It comes in a lot of other colors & its only $25 dollars! – STEAL

I’ve linked below – HOWEVER the blue/white t-shirt dress is sold out so I linked the same dress in a different color!

Swimsuit – here

T-Shirt Dress – here

 

P.S. – You can always follow & check out my Instagram for more!! Go to @Ifyouseektara

-Always

Tara XOXO

Our Easter Weekend

– I can’t remember the last time we got together with our family for Easter. It gets so busy with everyone’s schedule that we really don’t mine -LOL. Maybe one day we will either host/ go somewhere for a visit, but until then we are perfectly fine getting away just the two of us. ( & dogs)

Naturally, we went to our favorite place, or my favorite place, Traverse City! Yes, we go there a lot and no we probably will never get sick of it. We decided to go on Saturday which was great because we had awesome weather!

Our first stop was Hop Lot for some drinks & nachos! I swear, their nachos are the best! I’ve posted some photos before of the vibe, and for some reason this time I only managed to take one photo. Oh well, there always next time. πŸ˜‰

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Of course, Suttons Bay Ciders was on the list as well. If you’re ever in the area I highly recommend you stop in. They have the best view. The cider is good too, but this view on a nice day….. come on.

I will say we spent most of the time in the car on Sunday. – Lol. I didn’t realize that I forgot my purse until we had already been driving for 45 mins. -Oops. Oh well, we made it through.

Side note: We ordered Chinese food for dinner on the way home and when I went in to pick it up the lady felt bad we didn’t have a party to be at. -LOL.

Thanks for hanging out guys!

Always- Tara XOXO

Friday Vibes

-If you’re anything like me you want to look cute, but be comfortable. Especially on the weekends! For the most part we’re pretty laid back when it comes to what we do. Hiking, drinking, and casual nights in with friends is our vibe. However, sometimes you want to look and feel good while doing it!!

-I have TWO looks that I am sharing with you today that I would wear for those weekend nights out!! Of course, you all know I love my black-LOL.

First up is this jumpsuit from Amazon!! That’s right, and only $20 dollars & comes in more colors! I’ll link it here.

I’m pretty short, so it’s a little long. I ordered a medium due to chest size, however I think a small would have worked, especially for a shorter length. Nothing the dryer probably couldn’t fix!

Next up is a romper from Express! Now, its from last season so it’s no longer on their website, BUT I’ll link a similar one in shape & style here. Currently on SALE TOO!!

-You could change both looks up depending on what you wanted. Create a more casual look with each by adding flats/sandals. Or dress it up with some heels and cute accessories!! I love jackets, so that’s usually my go to.

-Always, Tara XOXO

Let’s Jump Around!

Recently, while walking around Marshalls I stumbled upon this jumpsuit that I couldn’t pass up. Now, normally I would have NEVER thought twice about buying something so bright and bold… but I had to have it! Not to mention it was only $12 dollars!! – A STEAL

Fashion is something I love, but am never brave enough to take chances with – which I’m working on. Every now and then though, it’s exciting and fun to try something you normally wouldn’t!

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I paired it with a jean jacket that I got from Express years ago, and a nude shoe. However, it can be worn by itself as well with flats or sandals for a more casual look. It really is perfect for Spring/Summer! I think the only thing that would make it better is pockets!

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I received so many compliments on my Instagram post that I wanted to share similar looks with you. That way everyone can enjoy stripes of their own!! – Obviously, we all know I can’t link Marshalls (which is sad) but I do recommend going to your local store and exploring for random finds! – Below, I linked three similar option, all under $100!!

Nordstrom Rack Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Express Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  H&M

 

-These jumpsuits are so cute! I think I might get all of them. Dress them up with jackets, heels, etc. for the perfect work look, or dress down for a casual night out. Let me know which one is your favorite! I think I know mine already! XOXO

-Always, Tara

 

3 Pieces Every Girl’s Closet Needs

-Lets talk about work attire. Deciding what to wear has been my biggest challenge lately. I always tend to go for comfort above all else. Sometimes though, I like to dress it up. Personally, I think you need to dress it up every once in awhile to boost your mood and confidence.

However, business casual can be tricky. You don’t want to be too casual and sometimes you don’t want to be all business. That’s why I have found that owning these three staple pieces are essential. -What are they you ask? A blazer, A high waisted skirt, A cute tank. You can dress each piece up or down, and together they can make a statement.

{  Blazer: Here  |  Tank: Here    |   Skirt: Here    }

I love this color tank so much I actually have this color in three other shirts I own! Plus, I love black so a pop of color is needed every now and then. Everything you see here is from Express. I was able to find the same blazer and skirt, however the tank is different.

-Each piece is sort of affordable – Lol. BUT keep in mind it can all be worn separately to make different outfits/looks. If you wanted a more casual look for a Friday you could replace the skirt with a nice pair of jeans & booties!

Spring is right around the corner so I’ll be sharing more skirts and dresses! I’ve yet to wear either with tennis shows, however I want to try it out! Maybe we can do it together and share our looks!

Always – Tara

Get To Know Me!

 

 

Hi! I’m Tara! I wanted to jump on here and properly introduce myself. I’ve noticed so many new faces, and a lot of you have been asking questions to get to know me better (which I love! ) so I figured I’d spill some details about myself to answer everyone’s questions. -Which to be honest, talking about myself feels kind of weird, haha.

I like sharing information about products, places, etc. & determining how much of my personal life to keep to myself or share is a new balancing experience for me. πŸ™‚ So as I answer all your questions I’ll be an open book & I hope you enjoy!

Always, – Tara

About Yours Truly

How old are you? I’m 32

Do you have any siblings? Yes! I have an older sister. Where are all my youngest siblings at?!! -Lol. We are 8 1/2 years apart BUT you honestly wouldn’t know it! We have always been really close.

What other hobbies besides blogging do you have? Singing really loudly with headphones in! -Haha. I love music & it doesn’t matter what you put on, I will sing along. Growing up I was the one my friends would always go to for information like “what’s the name of this song?’ or “who is this singing”. To be honest, I’m kind of slipping now that I’m older, but that’s what Google is for, right?!Β  I also took vocal lessons as a teenager & into adulthood, so needless to say my fiancΓ© gets front row seats when I clean the house!

What’s your real job? Currently I work in sales. To be more specific, I work in the insurance world. How I got into it, I really don’t know- Lol. I went to school first for broadcast/radio and went back for my bachelors in public relations. I’m still new to the sales gig, only been doing it for a year. Before that I bartended for 7 years!

How did you meet your fiancΓ© & how long have you been together? – I met Ryan through mutual friends. His best friend is married to one of my besties that I used to bartend with. The first time we met in person was at a friends house for a scary movie night! ( I know, right?) It was awkward because we knew everyone was trying to hook us up, but it worked out! -Haha.Β We’ve been together for 5 years now and will be married this September!

You still haven’t shared your wedding location, where will it be? – Hmm. I think I still wantΒ  to keep it a secret! Even though I have given many hints on my insta stories! You’ll just have to keep your eyes out!

How long have you been blogging? What made you want to do it? – I have been blogging for 7 months now. It’s exciting and challenging! If you’ve been following me for awhile now, I’m sorry! You are seeing all the good with the bad, but hey that’s how we learn and grow!

I actually used to have my own website years ago for music/radio purposes. I knew I always wanted to be creative and share things with people, I just didn’t know where to start. So one day after thinking about creating my blog, I just did it!

How many dogs do you have? I have two! Henry is our 3 year old lab, and Beamer is our 9 year old corgi! If I could I would get another one!

Have you always lived in Michigan? Yes. I always said when I was younger I was moving out of state, but I think I like it here now, -lol.

Do you have any kids? No I do not. Might do a post on this topic.

Any tips for someone wanting to start a blog? I am still learning myself, but I will say you have to be YOURSELF! Don’t try and do what everyone else is doing, certain things don’t work for everyone. You also have to be a little patience. You won’t instantly get thousands of followers, likes, or comments. If you do great! but it always surprises me when people want instant gratification. Just keep working hard and you will reach your goals! Be positive!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Masking We Love

I’ve been using Leahlani’s Mermaid Mask for four weeks now, two times a week and I absolutely love it! I’ll admit, I never got into masking or skin care products before. As I got older, however, I realized it’s not only super beneficial for my skin, but I also really enjoy the me time and doing something for myself.

What first caught my attention with Leahlani’s products is that they are all natural! If you follow them on Instagram you will fall in love with not only the beauty that they live in, but the beauty in their products!

“Leahlani Skincare is a Hawaii based artisanal skincare line made from fresh Hawaiian nectars, potent and vibrant botanical actives and luxurious, tropical beauty oils. Our products are blended fresh weekly in intimate batches in our private studio on the lush North Shore of Kauai Island.” – Leahlani

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The Mermaid Mask is perfect if you are a first time user because it’s easy to use & gentle on your skin. My skin has always been sensitive to lotions, makeup products, etc. and I haven’t had an issue. – Also, two problem spots I wanted to work on were the dark circles under my eyes & my greasyΒ forehead. I have noticed a HUGE improvement in both areas!

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The best part is you don’t need a lot either when applying. I know for me when I was looking online at products the containers looked really small – this is not the case. It’s super affordable and the sizes are perfect. Like I said, I’ve been using it for a month now and I still have a full jar. It comes with a little spoon as well so you don’t have to guess how much to scoop out.

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Just add a little bit of water and apply! Most times I leave mine on for 15-20 mins, but there really is no wrong answer. Enjoy it with a glass of wine, or while you clean the house, up to you! I think it’s beneficial to not only do something good for your skin, but to take time out of your busy day to do something for YOU. It may seem like a little thing to do for yourself, but the first thing to get pushed to the side is our own personal health. If masking two nights a week helps you feel better -DO IT. Everyone benefits.

Thanks for hanging out with me and I hope you enjoyed my quick little review! I’ll be sure to update you with more products and routines in the future! I’d love to hear what products you use and love in the comments or head over to my Instagram & let me know there!

Always,

– Tara