Save vs. Splurge

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Let me just start by saying I will be the first person to admit that I LOVE my designer stuff. Getting something new to add to my collection is always so exciting for me. With that being said I also like to pick and choose what I buy designer and what items I purchase that look exactly like the designer item, except at a fraction of the cost. Honestly, all of these designer dupes are SO good like to the point where I don’t think I would have any idea if it was the real designer item or the dupe. I have also linked everything below just click the name of the item and it will link you directly to where you can purchase. Hope you guys like this let me know what you think!

1.) David Yurman Bracelet vs Amazon dupe – okay how good are these though!? I own a few David Yurman cable bracelets and then I bought a few of these ones I found on amazon and they are absolutely beautiful and I pair them with the real cable bracelets and you can absolutely not even tell the difference. These David Yurman bracelets are usually upwards of $500 so I think these are an amazing option at $20. I have had so many of you reach out to me about these bracelets saying how much you love them and I totally agree!

2.) Valentino Sandals vs. Valentino Dupes – I opted to buy the dupes of these sandals because I dont think I will get enough use out of them to wear enough. Here in NJ when more then half of the months out of the year are sweater weather months, I find I only have a very short window to wear these. They are both absolutely gorgeous sandals and I think either option is a good one! BUT if you would rather spend $79 compared to over $1000 the dupes are such a great option!

3.) Gucci Belt vs. Designer Dupe– This is probably the best designer copy belt I have found. I own a few different colors of these Gucci belts and you can not tell the difference between them at all.

4.) Chloe Bag vs. Designer dupe – I am OBSESSED with this bag. I have always loved Chloe bags so when I saw this one I was so exited.

5.) Celine Sunglasses vs. Amazon Sunglasses– I love these sunglasses so much! I almost like the way the Amazon ones look better then the Celine ones. I do have to say these are a good splurge item. I have had a pair of Celine sunglasses for about 3 years now and I love that they never go out of style.

6.) Stuart Weitzman OTK Boots vs OTK Amazon Boots- These are such a great option for Over the knee boots. They are $22 on Amazon Prime and have the tie in the back. I find the over the knee boots with the Tie back are the way to go. I found that when there is no tie on the back of the boot they don’t stay up as well.

7.) Cartier Bracelet vs Similar Version – I love Cartier bracelets but with the $6300 price tag that is a MAJOR splurge LOL soo I found this one on amazon that is very similar. I am not sure of how well it will hold up since it is only $20 but it’s definitely very similar looking!

Valentines Gifts Under $100

Hey All!

With Valentines day right around the corner I thought I would do a post about some of my favorite Valentines Gifts gifts for her and for him. There are soo many cute options out there so these are just a few of my favs. I also found a bunch of Amazon Prime deals for V-Day and since Prime has two day shipping you will be sure your items will arrive on time.

ALSO I recently found out that Amazon actually delivers flowers and they are all at amazing prices compared to a lot of other floral delivery services out there. If you do purchase them make sure you check off the button that says that it is a gift so the receiver knows who they are coming from. I will link this option for you guys below

Gifts For Her

Gifts for Him

Gifts for your Bestie


My Hydrafacial Experience

As some of you guys saw on my Instagram I had my first hydrafacial the other day at Omni Aesthetics. Let me also start by saying I am not much of a facial person at all. I find that a lot of times spa’s use so many different products with oils and lotions in them that cause me to break out AND I really don’t have much patience to lay down for an hour and a half and have my face covered with different masks and such.

I have heard a ton about the hydrafacial brand but never actually had one, until this week! I was really surprised to find out that hydrafacial is actually just the brand name for hydro dermabrasion which I don’t think many people know. Everything is basically done using this machine below. You can’t really see, but there are a few bottles beneath the blue light and the different switches control what type of product comes out depending on what stage of the facial process you are on.

The facial is relatively quick and can be done in around 30-45 minutes. The first step involves cleansing the face and a peel. This step allows a new layer of skin to be revealed through an exfoliation and resurfacing process. The next step is to extract all those blackheads and debris from your pores! This was the best step because you can literally see the difference after everything is extracted from your skin. This step also includes hydrating your skin with intense moisturizers that quench the skin. Last but not least! The surface of the skin is saturated with antioxidants and peptides to maximize that glow!

There is absolutely no down time with this facial. My face was slightly red after but it was back to normal within an hour. I loved this facial because I had results that I could actually see. The next day my skin felt so smooth and restored I barely had to wear nor did I want to wear any makeup. If anyone is local to the North NJ area Omni Aesthetics is located in Oakland and they offer so many different treatments! Use “TARA10” to get 10% off and let me know how much you love their services!

Extract and Hydrate!
this was a warm towel that was placed on my face and was infused with essential oils. Soo good!
Jane and I! She did my facial and was absolutely amazing!

Perfect Winter Vest For $36

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

I wanted to share this outfit with you guys because first off this vest is $36 from my favorite, Amazon! I love finding pieces like this on Amazon because they are first of all priced at such a good price point- and this vest is also really good quality. It can be worn with so much and dressed up or down.

I chose to pair this vest with the BEST leggings I have ever worn. I know a lot of people rave about the Spanx ones but THESE commando ones are the best of the best. The leather looks like real leather and feels like leather as well. I do like the Spanx faux leathers as well, but these ones are 1000% better and by far my absolute favorite.

I will post some pictures of how I styled my vest the other day and will link up all of my outfits details! I would love to hear from you guys and see what you think!


Winter Blazers

Hi Everyone!

It’s been a while since I have been on here. After the holidays were over, I got so busy and wasn’t able to keep up! I am back now though and am so excited for all of the great content I have planned for 2019!

I have been soo obsessed with blazers lately, and have really enjoyed dressing them up and down. I bought THIS white blazer a few weeks ago and have been wearing it SO much. I have paired it with black jeans, ripped jeans and a graphic tee, and just with a cute lace tank under it. It is very versatile and you can dress it up with some heels and dress it down with a pair of cute booties. Either way it looks amazing!

I also recently purchased THIS gorgeous red blazer! I really have never been much or a color person I always used to try to play it safe and stick to neutrals, but recently I have really loved adding a pop of color to my neutral wardrobe especially during these cold winter months. This blazer is on sale for $52 and I thought it would be so perfect for Valentines Day coming up in a few weeks. Whatever your plans are I think this blazer would work for whatever your plans are – Girls night out at the bar or Dinner with your Valentine! I wore this paired with some destroyed jeans the other day and I also dressed it up wearing a chiffon lace cami, black jeans and nude heels. I think it looked so cute both ways- and there are definitely a ton of other ways to style it! See my pictures below to see how I styled these items!

I have also linked all of my outfits for you guys to shop below. Please keep in mind I do really appreciate when you shop my links. Being completely honestly here I do receive a very small commission when you shop my links. I put a ton of time into taking these pictures and styling outfits so I truly appreciate everyone who does shop my links it means so much to me!

RED BLAZER HERE; JEANS can be found HERE; CHIFFON CAMI ;

Check out my instagram page @tnstyled and let me know if you purchase these items! I love to see how my followers style!


xoxo

Tara

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