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My Style …

If you knew me back in the day … you are probably thinking, “What in the WORLD is she doing with a mom fashion blog?” I had … questionable taste. I think I have always known what I liked in clothing, and I think I have always exuded similar style to where I am now … it just took me some time to be able to afford it … and to be able to determine what I liked and what I did not. There is a learning curve on how to shop online. How to look at a picture and imagine if it will look good on you. What to take a risk on, and what to avoid!

 

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My 5th Grade Class Photo!My mom bought me a BRAND NEW dressy outfit for picture day! I was going to LOOK GOOD for my photos … she played a HUGE role in for my style foundation! I distinctly remember telling her, ” I am NOT wearing that new outfit. I am wearing my gymnastics t-shirt! I learned how to do a back handspring to earn that shirt, and I am going to wear it for my pictures!” Or something to that effect … I am pretty sure I was popped in the mouth after that too! But, she let me wear it!! I may not have been the BEST dressed girl in the photo, but I stuck to this style even today!! Flowy shirt and leggings … my go to outfit! Another note … I STILL have those baby hairs around my ears and face, TO THIS DAY! It’s the curse of the eternal ponytail!

 

I wish I had a slew of throwback pictures to show you … but they are ALL in storage. Here is one from high school … ignore the beer cans … we were totally innocent of any wrongdoing! I am not 100% sure on the rules of posting other peoples photos on the internet … so bear with me on the black dots.

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I am pretty sure I borrowed this ENTIRE outfit from my best friend Amanda, the one I am hugging (still my bestie BTW …). Even back in the day, I knew what I liked … just didn’t always have it in my closet at the time! (Some faces are not hidden … on purpose, they are just TOO PRETTY to hide … aren’t my friends GORGEOUS???)

Can you spot me? I know … I am the one who looks like she hasn’t aged a day since she was 16 (kidding … I look like the crypt keeper now) …

All of this to say, my style tastes haven’t changed they have only developed. I am certain about what I like, and what I don’t like now. Maybe that comes with age … maybe it comes with style, or lack their of, experience … whatever it is … this blog is about what I wear, what I like, and maybe a few things you may like as well.

The most FRUSTRATING thing for me, is when I see someone wearing an ADORABLE outfit, and I ask where it is from and they say, “Oh, some shop …”. Seriously? It is a top, and even if I was to run out and buy it right after I see you … WHO CARES??? Are we 5?? Why is it SUCH a big deal if someone copies what you are wearing? I admire it, and I think the color/style/cut of the clothing would flatter me. I think women need to support and help other women, in every aspect!! So … here is my blog … I am sharing the things I love, and the way I am able to afford them (ahem … buying EVERYTHING on sale!)!!

I hope you all enjoy it … and don’t roll your eyes when you see my posts on EVERY form of social media!!

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Winner, Winner … Chicken Dinner!

Another Friday … another round of Friday confessions.

  • I am OBSESSING over this Maxi Dress clicking this link says it is sold out …. but go to Nordstrom and search Loveappella Maxi Dress … I am not sure why the link does not work … but after seeing how fast it sold out in colors today – I might be adding a few more to my cart (DO NOT TELL MY HUSBAND)!! Loveappella Maxi
  • My husband has been getting so upset with me lately, when I am on my phone. I don’t mean to, but I completely zone out when I am on it. It is not that I am not paying attention to the conversation kind of zoning out … but, I have no idea someone is talking to my type of zoning out. On one end it is kind of scary … and on the other I am thinking, “It is like a little mental vacation…” I think some people would be alarmed, but I am kind of proud of myself for this. Is that sad?
  • The UPS man is so familiar with our home … he knows my dog by name AND brings her treats. When dropping off a package the other day, he said to my husband, “You must have ordered this box, it is not from Nordstrom, so I know your wife didn’t order it …” Should I be ashamed that our UPS man knows this much about my buying habits? (Turns out the package was shipped from Tommy Bahama direct, because it WAS an order I placed from Nordstrom – HA!)
  • Finally, I haven’t washed my hair all week. Seriously. The last time I washed it was Saturday. I need more ideas for dirty hair, hairstyles. This hold pony tail/messy bun routine is starting to get old. I am pretty sure my co-workers know that if I should up with my hair in a pony/bun, it is AT LEAST 5 days old dirty hair.

Thank you all for such AMAZING participation in the Giveaway last week. You all are so kind, and I appreciate all of your support and comments. I am hoping this blog will grow, so more giveaways can take place!!

The winner of the Giveaway is … MARTA FLETCHER!! Marta … email me (email address in the contact tab) and so we can work out the delivery!

I hope you all have a great weekend … and what is your vote for a signature at the bottom of every blog?

Mesha

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Currently Carting …

I live in Washington … which means it rains … A LOT!! I am dreaming of SPRING and SUMMER and my shopping carts are showing that!!

Here are a few things I have in my cart … my finger is hovering over the ‘purchase’ button!

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Blue Maxi Dress / Striped Bell Sleeve Top / Stiped Coverup Dress / Floral Romper / Cat Eye Sunnies (Grey) / Black Embroidered Shirt / Blue Floral Maxi / White Embroidered Shirt / Pink Bell Sleeve Top / Black Embroidered Tank / White Off-the-Shoulder Top / Black Bell Sleeve Dress / Cat Eye Sunnies (Brown)

What are you currently thinking about buying??? I would love to expand my horizons … though I know my husband thinks I own too much as it is!!

Tune in tomorrow for our GIVEAWAY winner announcement!!!

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Monthly OOTD Round-Up

Are you following T-Shirts and Tantrums on Instagram? If not, be sure to start following us!! @tshirtsandtantrums (www.instagram.com/tshirtsandtantrums)!!

I am trying to post as many outfits as I can – hopefully, they bring a little inspiration to your wardrobe!!

PS – have you entered the Giveaway yet? It closes tonight!!!

St Patricks Day

St Patrick’s Day Outfit

Jacket (on sale) / Pants  (or here and here) / Shirt / Shoes

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What to wear on a fat day Monday!

Dress / Cardigan (or here)/ Boots / Necklace / Bracelet 

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Ready for Spring

Top / Cardigan (or here)/ Skirt / Boots

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I need more sun!

Pants / Top / Shoes / Bracelet

What is your go to Spring style staple? Any new clothing out I need to know about? I hate this time of year, my closet always feels ready for an update. I am SICK of wearing all my winter clothes, and it is not quite ready for my summer wardrobe to be pulled out. Can you send me some spring style suggestions? I need to make some new additions to my closet!!

Also – I want to add a signature to all my posts. I see so many people signing off with, “XOXO – Name”, or “Love, Name”. Can you help me think of something catchy??

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Friday Confessions – Giveaway!

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Another Friday … another round of weekly confessions … and a GIVEAWAY!!!

Stay tuned to the end of this post for more details!!!

Lets get to it why don’t we?!?!

  • I am exhausted. ALL … THE … TIME. At any point of time in the day, I can take a nap. When I wake up in the morning, no matter what time I go to bed, I feel like I could go back to sleep for another hour … the thought of going to bed late, makes me want to cry. My 21 year old self is mortified in my behavior, and embarrassed I don’t suck it up, because as I once said, “You can sleep when you are dead … ” Well 21 year old self, I am dying slowly every day from lack of sleep .. touche!
  • Every Sunday, I make a deal with myself. I will shower EVERY day … I will style my hair everyday … I will wash my face twice a day (morning and night) … and I will maintain pretty painted nails all week. By Tuesday, I have already missed one shower … by Wednesday I decide washing my face twice dries it out and is stupid … and on Friday I look at my nails and wish I had painted them at least once … NOT ONE GOAL ACCOMPLISHED and they are standard self-care goals!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME???
  • When I am making dinner, my kids are always restless and constantly telling me they are hungry. It takes every ounce of self-control I have, to not throw a handful of Cheerio’s on the floor and tell them to, “go at it”! When I say every ounce, I mean I have grabbed the box of cereal, and then the thought of my husband walking in and seeing what I am about to do, stops me. Not the fact the kids are eating food off of the floor … the judgement from my husband … what kind of mother am I?
  •  It is my daughters 3rd birthday on Saturday. We are having a party with 45 people … at the zoo … who does not allow alcohol. It is my opinion that any location who offers space for a children’s birthday, should have a steady stream of wine and/or liquor at their locations. It is cruel not to.

I am so excited to announce my FIRST GIVEAWAY!!! The response to this blog has been incredible, and I want to thank my readers with something really special!

Up for grabs is the SOLD OUT ANASTASIA OF BEVERLY HILLS -NICOLE GUERRIERO GLOW KIT! Have you heard of this palette? I have been DYING to try it after all of reviews I have read, and seeing it is ALWAYS sold out means so many others are as excited as I am!! 

Follow the link below to enter!!! Winner will be announced in next Friday’s Confessions!!!

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Churchin’ It Up …

This weekend, my husband and I went to see Eric Church. We are BIG country music fans … judge me all you want, but I will SHAKE IT to some twangy country music!!

It is always difficult for me to choose what to wear to a concert. On one end, I love the country feel … a good plaid/flannel shirt … cowboy boots … cowboy hat …  really makes you feel excited. The problem is, most of those are things I don’t wear on a daily basis. They are just not … ‘me’ … you know what I mean? I like to wear things that suit the experience, while at the same time are still true to my personal style.

For this country concert, I wore a shirt dress, light military style jacket, and boots. I  felt like it was dressed up enough to make it feel like date night, comfortable enough to be standing all night at the concert and I didn’t feel ‘theme-y’ where I was self-conscious about how I looked.

The dress … oh my goodness, this dress is so comfortable and flattering!! It’s one of those shirt dresses that is forgiving and baggy, while at the same time giving you some shape. It is not just a tent, it has curves, but it’s not hugging every dimple of cellulite my kids gave my booty!

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If you follow me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/tshirtsandtantrums/), then you probably saw my post on Friday about my St. Patrick’s Day outfit. I absolutely LOVE the military jacket I wore. It is such a great color of green, which really compliments any complexion. I love the length too … it is long enough to wear with leggings and a longer tank/t-shirt, and short enough to wear with jeans. That is a tricky length to find in a jacket and this one delivers … BIG TIME!

JACKET (currently on sale – I wear a size small and find it to be TTS)BB Dakota Kierson Army Jacket

I chose my GO TO Frye boots … these are just the best boots! They are so comfortable, that after walking to the concert … standing all night … and walking to our car after … they never caused my feet to cramp or feel uncomfortable … SO glad I own these, and I am hoping to buy the black pair soon!!

BOOTS (I wear a 6.5 typically and wear a 6 in these)

For accessories and jewelry … I went with simple gold. I ADORE Gorjana jewelry … it is one of my favorites!! Simple … classic … understated …and beautiful. All things that SPEAK to me!!

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NECKLACE (this is adjustable … and it is my favorite!! I found it at the Nordstrom sale … sorry it’s not still marked down, but it is worth it full price too!)

PURSE (I wore this in the Linen color, which is SO flattering to everyone … sadly, I can only find it online in this pretty blue color, which would be so perfect for Easter!)

It was an incredible night with some amazing friends … and Eric was one of my favorite concerts to DATE!!

What about you … what are your concert staple outfits? Any suggests for what to wear when I go to Nashville in May??