Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hello, Framboise in People StyleWatch August Issue

I was so excited this month to see Hello, Framboise featured in print! In the August Issue of People StyleWatch Magazine, I am sharing some of my favorite tips and tricks as to what to wear and where to shop when you're petite like me. The magazine is available all over the U.S., and the Play Up Your Shape story is on pages 126-127 if you happen to pick it up.

People Style Watch Spread Hello Framboise August 14 Issue

Details on the first outfit on the left can be found here. In the righthand photo, I'm wearing the ASOS Slim Brady Boyfriend Jeans with some stappy Zara heels--more details here--and the shirt-under-dress look is here.

It was great to be featured alongside the lovely Caitlyn, who gives some tips for the more statuesque among us, and with sweet Rochelle, who makes plus sizes so look pretty and put together. I love when women of all sizes find the pieces that work on them.

x, Tam

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Midi + Crop

Summer White & Aqua

Midi + Crop Top

Anthropologie Crop Top
Top: Anthropologie | Skirt: ASOS | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bag: Tory Burch | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Necklace: Ann Taylor | Watch: kate spade new york

Quick outfit post today--hope you're having a great week!

x, Tam

Friday, July 25, 2014

New York Part III: the High Line

Our third day in New York began right by our Airbnb apartment in Chelsea on the High Line, an old elevated train line on the Lower West Side of Manhattan that has been converted into a public park. The High Line is one of my favorite parts of New York City, and it was great to be able to see it from our apartment window (see pics from my visit there in the fall here).

Tam on High Line
Romper: Forever 21 (similar here and here | Shoes: J.Crew and Splendid (in photo below) | Bag: Mansur Gavriel (mine is the Mini Bucket--if their site is out of stock, with some luck, you may be able to pre-order one via Steven Alan, Bergdorf's, or Barney's) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Jewelry: thanks to David Yurman | Lips: NARS "Yu"

We took our time walking down the High Line to its southern end in the West Village, stopping for people-watching and taking in the city vistas. There were also all sorts of pretty wildflowers in bloom that were a nice contrast to the urban landscape.

View from the High Line Toward 10th

High Line Flowers

Our last full day in New York was a hot, humid one, so I decided to try a messy side braid to keep my hair from getting frizzy and sticking to the back of my neck. I am a little out of practice with French braids, but this style was pretty easy to do, and since the end product is intended to look messy, I didn't worry too much about imperfections.

Messy Side Braid  DY 18K Bracelets on High Line

Summer in New York

Happy Friday!

x, Tam

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New York Part II: Exploring Brooklyn

On our second day in New York, Sean and I set out for Brooklyn for some classic diner fare, people-watching, and a little boutique shopping. Unlike the gorgeous sunny weather we had our first day there, it was cloudy and a bit hazy, which quickly turned into an afternoon drizzle that sadly prevented us from getting many pictures of our surroundings. We did, however, manage to find a few minutes of decent weather for some outfit photos.

Exploring Brooklyn Outfit

DY 18k Gold Bracele Stack  Starburst Mini Earrings Gold

Summer in Brooklyn Outfit
Dress: Anthropologie | Shoes: Ann Taylor | Bag: Givenchy | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Jewelry: thanks to David Yurman | Lips: NARS "New Lover"

During our travels, we happened upon a lovely little shop full of the prettiest smells. We spent over an hour sampling perfumes and chatting with Eric, the proprietor at Twisted Lily Fragrance Boutique. I love things that smell pretty about as much as I love things that look pretty--although the latter is much easier to blog about--and Twisted Lily did not disappoint in either sense. I'm relatively familiar with niche perfume houses, but they had quite a few brands that were pleasant new discoveries for me. Eric impressed both Sean and me by picking scents for each of us just based on descriptions of a mood or genre we liked. If you're a perfume aficionado, I'd definitely recommend a visit here should you find yourself in New York.

Twisted Lily Boutique

One more post from NYC to come later this week!

x, Tam

Monday, July 21, 2014

New York Part I: Central Park & The Met Museum

Last weekend, as part of my Style of Summer campaign with David Yurman, Sean and I flew to New York for a few days. I hadn't been to NYC since beginning my blog a couple years ago, so it was so much fun to revisit some of my favorite spots in the city.

We rented a great apartment through Airbnb, similar to what we had done a few months ago in Paris. It was in Chelsea, right on the High Line--I'll post a few pictures from that area later this week. On our first full day out, we headed for the Upper East Side to visit the DY Townhouse and do a little shopping.

Wandering on the Upper East Side
Top: Topshop | Skirt: ASOS (out of stock, same style here in black) | Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider and J.Crew (in photo below) | Bag: Givenchy | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Jewelry: thanks to David Yurman | Lips: NARS "Yu"

For a day of walking and sightseeing, I chose a light, comfortable jersey skirt and my new favorite crop top. Similar to the black midi I wore in Paris, this skirt travels really well, and it was a perfect weight for the hot, humid weather in the city. My white Sperry sandals were a great choice for walking long distances given the weather--the footbed is thicker and more supportive than the typical summer sandal, and the skinny, adjustable straps make it easy to stay comfortable even if my feet get a little swollen in the heat.

As we were walking around, I noticed there were so many pretty little flower shops everywhere! I loved all the corner delis with their little grocery sections and big displays of flowers out on the street.

Corner Flower Shop

We stopped by Laduree for some macarons and little macaron-topped sorbet cups, then we took our snack into Central Park and settled in near the sailboat lake, where it was about ten degrees cooler than it was on the city streets. There are a bunch of small remote-controlled sailboats on this lake, and you can rent the controllers and sail them around. It was so nice and peaceful to sit by the water and watch the boats go by.

Central Park Sailboats

Laduree Sorbet + DY Bracelets  David Yurman Bracelets Central Park

Central Park

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was our next stop after wandering through Central Park. Sean had never been there, so I was excited to show it to him. We walked through a few galleries, then headed up to the rooftop garden for some sparkling rosé (for me) and a John Daly cocktail (for him) and to check out the amazing views of Manhattan.

Park Avenue from Met Rooftop

Met Rooftop & Rose

We stayed up on the rooftop as the sun set (with what seemed like a good chunk of the rest of the people in Manhattan!), then headed back to the galleries to see some more art before the museum closed. Our day ended back toward our apartment, at Eataly, a huge, authentic Italian marketplace with amazing restaurants and food products all under one roof.

View from Met Rooftop

Stay tuned later this week for more from my visit to NYC!

x, Tam

Friday, July 18, 2014

Nordstrom 2014 Anniversary Sale--My Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014 Picks

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great time to start stocking up on fall necessities before cooler temperatures hit. I'm sharing some of my favorite pieces from the sale--which is open to the public beginning today, July 18, 2014. If you've found any must-haves from the sale, please share!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

An Evening in the Park

Denver Park Outfit

Cable Collectibles Stacked Necklaces Park

Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag

Tam + Stan
Tank: Anthropologie | Shorts: old (similar via Topshop or rag & bone | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Shoes: Ann Taylor | Bag: Mansur Gavriel (mine is the Mini Bucket--if their site is out of stock, with some luck, you may be able to pre-order one via Steven Alan, Bergdorf's, or Barney's) | Necklaces: Circle Pendant, Initial Pendant, and Heart Pendant thanks to David Yurman | Watch: Vintage Dior

Sean and I love to pack up a bottle of champagne and take Stanley to the park on a summer evening. Once Stanley runs off some energy--he loves tearing around in circles and chasing us through the grass--we settle in to drink a glass of champagne and watch the sunset.



x, Tam

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Style of Summer with David Yurman

This summer, I've partnered with one of my favorite jewelry brands, David Yurman, to document my summer activities and travel for their Style of Summer project. Over the next couple weeks, I'll be sharing photos of some of my favorite places, my travels, and the David Yurman pieces I've selected to accessorize my summer looks.

My summer always begins close to home, at a little Colorado lake where my family has a house and a boat. We soak up sunshine, swim, barbecue, and take turns waterskiing all season, and I try to get away from the city to this lovely spot as often as I can.

Hello Framboise x David Yurman

When I put together a look for lounging lakeside, I try to keep things simple, but still put-together and feminine. I decided to accessorize my easy, nautical looks with delicate 18k gold pieces with elegant diamond, pearl and morganite accents.

I am a fan of layering delicate necklaces to accent a summery look--these pretty little pieces look light and airy, but they still make a statement.

David Yurman Cable Collectibles Stacked Necklaces
Cable Collectibles Circle Pendant, Initial Pendant, and Heart Pendant thanks to David Yurman

I loved the slim gold versions of David Yurman's classic cable bracelets (of which I own several). They are especially pretty when accented with pink morganite and pave diamonds, and the proportions are just right for my frame.

David Yurman Petite Wheaton & 18K Cable Bracelets
I paired dressy stud earrings with my more casual looks to give them a little extra elegance without too much fuss. I like that both of the pairs I selected transition easily from summer fun to the office.

David Yurman Chatelaine Pearl Earrings
Chatelaine Pearl Earrings thanks to David Yurman

DY Summer Style
Petite Albion Pave Earrings thanks to David Yurman

Summer Journals :: Hello Framboise x David Yurman
Outfit 1: Dress: H&M | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Shoes: Charles David | Bag: Longchamp
Outfit 2: Sweater: J.Crew | Shorts: Abercrombie | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bag: Longchamp

All of the pieces I've listed here, plus a couple more that struck my fancy, can be shopped on my page on the David Yurman site, which has been stocked with all my favorite pieces. Follow along with me on David Yurman's Instagram and on my feed, too, as I share more of my summer adventures (including a fun getaway to New York City!).

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far!

x, Tam

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July!

David Yurman Cable Collectibles Necklaces

Denver Fourth of July
Dress: Ann Taylor Factory (recent and 50% off right now--fits me off-the-rack if I wear heels under it) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Shoes: ALDO | Bag: Givenchy 'Small Antigona' | Necklaces: c/o David Yurman, David Yurman | Bracelets: c/o David Yurman, David Yurman | Earrings: c/o David Yurman | Lips: NARS 'Red Square'

Saturday post today because I had a much-needed lazy day yesterday--I spend lots of time our at our pool, cleaning our house, and relaxing with some books I've been meaning to pick up for weeks. The Fourth was lovely here--not too exciting, but it was exactly the kind of day I was hoping to have.

Hope you had a lovely holiday, too!

x, Tam

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer Gold

Givenchy Small Antigona

Yellow Jeans Outfit

Bright Colors for Summer
Tee: J.Crew Factory | Pants: H&M (5 more ways to wear them here) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Shoes: kate spade new york | Bag: Givenchy 'Small Antigona' | Necklace: Ann Taylor | Bracelets: David Yurman, Ann Taylor, J.Crew, H&M | Lips: NARS 'Red Square'

Dinner at casual, foodie-friendly Acorn at The Source this weekend called for a dressed-up tee-and-jeans look with my favorite pants. Yellow is a great unexpected neutral, and I find myself reaching for these bright jeans time and time again, especially in the summer. The goldenrod color matched the sunset as Sean and I settled in for one of the best meals we've had in a while.

Hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend!

x, Tam