Wednesday, December 30, 2015

15 Favorite Outfits of 2015

It's time for my yearly recap of my favorite outfits from the last 365 days! If you want to get more details about any of the looks pictured, clicking the caption below the corresponding photo will take you to that full post. To see how my style has evolved in my four years of blogging, check out my 12 Favorite Outfits of 2012, 13 Favorite Outfits of 2013 and 14 Favorite Outfits of 2014.

A bit of reflection on this year: 2015 had some wonderful moments for me. I checked two beautiful countries off my travel bucket list: Australia and Greece. Sean and I celebrated our first anniversary and have continued to learn and grow as a married couple. I achieved a number of career goals, including testifying before my state legislature and completing a very serious and complicated trial.

The year also brought some difficult times, including the loss of my dear grandmother and sweet family dog. I took a break from blogging in April and May to focus on keeping myself physically and emotionally healthy while dealing with the hard stuff. I am very thankful for all the readers and friends who have supported me and kept reading here after the break. Your continued kindness, insight, and support have been invaluable to me this year.

I am very excited for the new year and all the adventures it will bring, and I am hopeful that all of my family, friends, and readers stay healthy and happy.

Hope your 2016 is filled with all the best of everything!

x, Tam

Monday, December 28, 2015

Happy Holidays + Resolutions for 2016 + End-of-Year Sales

Christmas outfit

J.Crew Chateau Parka + Stewart Plaid Shirt

JCrew Coat + Buffalo Plaid Scarf
Coat: J.Crew | Shirt: J.Crew (sold out, but I like this one that's still available) | Skirt: ASOS (exact cut is out of stock, but this slimmer cut in the same fabric looks great) | Scarf: J.Crew Factory | Bag: Valentino | Boots: Stuart Weitzman | Lips: Stila 'Fiery'

Sean and I spent a wonderful Christmas holiday in the Winter Wonderland that is Breckenridge with family and close friends. We loved every minute of skiing, drinking hot chocolates and hot toddies by the fire, soaking in the hot tubs and watching the skiers go by, and stopping by the cute little shops in town.

I'm a little sad that Christmas is over, but even though I'm not much for resolutions (they fall apart so fast!), I think I'm going to try to instill a few. My husband wants us to slow our lives down and eat a little better, which is a great idea. I want to improve my blog and hopefully find more time to share what's in my head with you. We both want to exercise more since that so easily goes by the wayside when you're two busy lawyers with dogs, hobbies, volunteer work, and other obligations taking away your free time. I think the gist is that we want to encourage ourselves to find that "productive downtime" that has been seeming so elusive for us. Wish us luck!

For those of you who are looking to do a little wardrobe refresh in the new year, I thought I'd do a quick run-down of after-Christmas sales for you.

Happy holidays!

x, Tam

Monday, December 21, 2015

Marshmallow World

Plaid + stripes + Sorels

Valentino Rockstud Tote

J Crew Pom-Pom Hat
Shirt: J.Crew (sold out, but I like this one that's still available) | Turtleneck: J.Crew | Denim: J Brand | Hat: J.Crew | Boots: Sorel (read my review) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Bag: Valentino

Quick Monday post today! I'm sharing a super-casual look from last weekend in the mountains. Sean and I headed up to do some skiing, and we were lucky enough to catch some fresh powder. The day before these photos were taken, it snowed nearly a foot where we were staying. We awoke the next morning to a perfect, bright bluebird day. The snow looked so pretty in the sunshine! I'm very excited to head back up to the mountains for skiing and Christmas celebrations with my family later this week.

Have a wonderful week!

x, Tam

Monday, December 14, 2015

Weekend Cozy + My Favorite Petite-Friendly J Brand Denim

Distressed denim + furry vest
Sweater: LOFT (currently 40% off the sale price with code FIRSTLOOK and lots of sizes left--I sized up one size) | Vest: Sam Edelman | Denim: J Brand | Bag: Reed Krakoff | Shoes: rag + bone (I sized up one whole size) | Sunglasses: Valentino | Watch: Michael Kors | Earrings: Gorjana via Rocksbox

Today I'm sharing an easy and cozy weekend look. Since the weather has been so warm this fall and early winter, this is the first time I got to wear this furry Sam Edelman vest since I purchased it during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in July. It definitely kept me toasty even in 40-degree temperatures.

Rag + Bone Margot Booties

I also picked up these rag + bone Margot booties during the same sale, but they have gotten a ton of wear in the last few months. I noticed the same ones (in black) are currently 50% off at Nordstrom with smaller sizes still available. These booties are so comfortable to walk in despite the medium-high heel, and they are well-proportioned and flattering on petite women (read Kelly's detailed review here for more info). Note: most of rag + bone's ankle boots run small; I wear a 36/6 in them when I would usually take a 35/5.

LOFT Tunic + Furry Vest

The denim I'm wearing here is a style I've found to really work well for slimmer-hipped bodies. I have more curve to my rear and legs, but my hips are narrow, so I often find pants too baggy in the hips, and when I try to adjust them, the waistband gaps and looks sloppy. I've found that J Brand is generally a good fit for my body shape.


I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. Sean and I spent ours skiing and doing a bit of Christmas shopping (confession: it was mostly online while in our pajamas). Hope all who celebrated had a happy Hanukkah!

x, Tam

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A Vaseline x BaubleBar Holiday

The holidays are the time of year to sparkle and shine at parties, galas, and get-togethers. Unfortunately, this all happens when the weather does its best to make skin and lips looks dull, dry, and flaky. Luckily, Vaseline and BaubleBar are coming to the rescue this holiday season with a special collaboration to help your lips and your makeup bag look polished and put-together.

Holiday Vaseline Lip Therapy x Bauble Bar

Vaseline partnered with BaubleBar for the holidays to create a limited-edition and co-designed bejeweled jar with their classic Lip Therapy Original. I love how fun and fancy this jar is and how the European crystals take an everyday item and make it shine--of course, I'd expect no less from the sparkle mavens at BaubleBar! My jar arrived in a pretty, padded gold box that would just need a bow to make it ready for gifting.

Vaseline x Bauble Bar Lip Therapy

Every winter, I struggle with the cold, dry Colorado air wreaking havoc on my lips. To combat chapped lips, I like to use a an easy, at-home, gentle lip scrub that leaves my lips smooth and moisturized.

I use a pinch of sugar on my finger and blend it with a touch of Vaseline Lip Therapy for an easy and effective scrub. Vaseline Lip Therapy Original is made with 100% pure, triple-purified Vaseline Jelly to lock in moisture for beautiful, healthy lips, and using my scrub at night and in the morning before applying lipstick or stain makes my smooth, velvety color stay on all day long.

Hello Framboise for Vaseline x Bauble Bar
This sparkly stocking-stuffer can be found exclusively at

Hope you enjoyed this touch of holiday sparkle! Tell me what you like to do to keep yourself looking your best during the holidays in the comments below!

x, Tam

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vaseline.
The opinions and text are all mine.