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Darlings, when I told you 2021 was the year to dream big I was not playing! I’m beyond thrilled to share that I will be designing my very own Amazon The Drop x The Tennille Life clothing capsule collection! Eeeeeeeekkk!!! What a dream come true!

TTL's Amazon The Drop Collection

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Babes when I look at my wardrobe I cannot deny that a large portion of it is black.  That’s because black is effortless and versatile; you simply cannot go wrong. Year after year my black pieces never get old. I pull them out during every season, for any occasion. Black for me is unfailingly ‘in […]

How to Wear Black in Summer

6/13/2022

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How to wear black in summer

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Who else is in vacation mode? In preparation for my trip to San Diego I’ve been finding tons of resort wear. Take a look at some of the must-have pieces I’ve gathered up for you. Disclosure: When you shop using the links on this page, my small business earns a small commission.

Resort Wear

5/19/2022

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You babes pop into my DM’s daily inquiring about the jewelry I am wearing, so this blog is long overdue for sure!! Building a jewelry wardrobe has been a goal of mine for years.  No matter your style, having key jewelry pieces will elevate your outfit.  They in fact elevate the spirit as well.  I […]

The 4-1-1 on my Jewelry

5/08/2022

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Jewelry Wardrobe

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Ever fall in love with a pair of shoes but the fit isn’t quite right? This is the story of my life. With a AAA narrow foot, it’s nearly impossible to find a pair of shoes that will fit right out the box, especially flip flops and sandals. Imagine the length of your foot being […]

Shoe Alterations – If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit, Make it Fit!

4/11/2022

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Shoe Alterations and Repair

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I can finally announce that my Amazon The Drop collection is dropping on TUESDAY, JULY 13th!!  Wowweeee!! I've never been so excited and nervous for something all at once. I am such a big ball of emotions right now. First and foremost, I'm just so grateful for all of your love and support throughout this [...]

The Tennille Life x Amazon the Drop Goes Live Tomorrow

7/12/2021

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The Tennille Life x Amazon the Drop Cover

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Darlings, when I told you 2021 was the year to dream big I was not playing! I'm beyond thrilled to share that I will be designing my very own Amazon The Drop x The Tennille Life clothing capsule collection! Eeeeeeeekkk!!! What a dream come true! What is Amazon The Drop? In case you're not familiar, [...]

Amazon The Drop x The Tennille Life

3/15/2021

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Amazon The Drop Collection x The Tennille Life

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A couple weeks ago over on Instagram we did a poll asking for your feedback for the content topics you darlings wanted to see from TTL.  One recurring topic was, -Can you please share your go-to wardrobe basics?-  Firstly, thank you so much for dropping us lots of great content ideas, I mean we are [...]

My Current Wardrobe Basics

1/25/2021

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Wardrobe Basics

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My Fall Amazon Fashion Picks

11/23/2020

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Amazon Fashion Picks

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Sexy, timeless, effortless, chic, polished, minimal, monochrome, basic, & confident pretty much sums up my style. No matter what, I always rely on those TTL style hallmarks when shopping THE ONE or TWO items to pull a look together.  In my opinion, being stylish has nothing to do with money or even where you shop, [...]

Travel Style Summer Edit

8/23/2020

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Summer Travel Style

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I have a confession, darlings. I've been pulled into the madness that is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale LOL. In all seriousness, I found some really great deals and I had to share! Here's what I want from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale... Click the photos below to shop. Disclosure: My small business earns a small commission when [...]

What I Want from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

8/19/2020

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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The key to building a classic wardrobe is to invest in pieces that are multi-purpose.  If you were to look through my closet you’d note that each piece I own can be easily mixed & matched with each other for maximum use. My personal wardrobe essentials are sexy, chic, effortless, and of course classic. Over […]

Wardrobe Essentials | How to Build a Classic Wardrobe

7/23/2020

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Wardrobe Essentials x TTL

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I could easily list off over a dozen reasons I’m obsessed with bodycon dresses. They are the perfect blank canvas to style for any occasion. I love how bodycon dresses can go from lounge wear to lunch with girlfriends, all the way to elegant chic by simply swapping out shoes and accessories. A bodycon dress […]

My Obsession with Bodycon Dresses

7/08/2020

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Bodycon Dresses

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Happy Monday! Hope you all had a safe and relaxing 4th of July weekend. I've been a busy bee this past weekend. Not only did I put together links to your most highly requested everyday jewelry pieces but I also reached out to my favorite jewelry brands to get you discount codes too. When it [...]

Shop My Everyday Jewelry Collection

7/06/2020

Fashion

My Everyday Jewelry Collection

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Summer, summer, summer time! ???? I don’t know about you but I live for summer fashion. About this time of year, I’m pretty much on a solid rotation of cropped tops, spaghetti strap dresses, and strapless and backless everything. The key to pulling off these summer fashion staples is actually what goes beneath it all, […]

Shop My Favorite Summer Undies

6/29/2020

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Shop My Favorite Summer Undies

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It doesn’t take a lot of money to have an amazing wardrobe. In fact, I think it’s important to point out that over half of my wardrobe is thrifted for pennies on the dollar. I’m frequently asked how I find such great thrifted pieces, so I thought I’d share my top 10 tips for thrifting. […]

My Top 10 Tips for Thrifting

1/27/2020

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Top 10 Tips for Thrifting

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Hold on to your boobies darlings it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month???? Did you know that black women are “40% more likely to die from breast cancer” than white women? Early detection is the best way to beat breast cancer, so giving ourselves regular self exams combined with physician recommended mammograms is crucial. Darlings, this is one […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Talbots

10/14/2019

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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My Silverlake Flea Market haul truly sparks joy! This month I added some new colors to my closet – peach and coral. I’m not sure why I’ve been avoiding these colors for so long. In fact, they are two colors that look great on just about every skin tone. BTW, if you haven’t already PLEASE […]

My Silverlake Flea Market Haul | Not So Vintage Shopping

6/24/2019

Fashion

Silverlake Flea Market Haul

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It’s been a month since I shared my last vintage and thrift store haul, so I’ve got a pile of clothes I’ve been dying to share with you. I must say, I found some really special pieces shopping at my two favorite places – Super Thrift Store and the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Haul #1: […]

Super Thrift Store Haul vs. Rose Bowl Flea Market Haul

5/22/2019

Fashion

Rose Bowl and Thrift Store Haul

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I put together a vlog to share my recent thrift store and vintage hauls. I really wanted you to see first hand the difference between thrift store shopping vs. shopping with vintage re-sellers. If you’re on the fence about second-hand shopping, I hope this video will inspire you to give either one a try. Haul […]

Thrift Store Shopping vs. Shopping Vintage Re-sellers

4/15/2019

Fashion

Thrift Store Shopping vs Shopping Vintage Resellers

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[dropcap]D[/dropcap] o you ever look back at life and find it fascinating how one event truly impacted your life and where you are today? For me, this moment was a simple act of kindness and support -- an opportunity when I needed it most. Over 10 years ago I was an unemployed, newly single mom [...]

Dress for Success x Talbots & O, The Oprah Magazine

2/25/2019

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The Oprah Magazine Collection for Talbots Dress for Success helping women thrive in work and life

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap] must confess, I prefer to go braless whenever appropriate. I mean who really enjoys poking underwires and feeling restricted all day? Not me! So when True&Co. offered to send me some bras to try I was a little skeptical but decided to give them a try for a few reasons. One, True&Co. is a [...]

True&Co: A Bra for Every Mood

12/26/2018

Fashion

True and Co Bare Plunge Bra

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Click on any photo above to shop. Disclosure: My business earns a small commission when you shop using the links above. Note: Some prices may have changed since the original post. For any sold out items, I did my best to link similar items. Related Articles: Stocking Stuffer Ideas – Natural Beauty Products.

Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas: Jewelry Under $50

12/12/2018

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Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas Jewelry Under 50

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Everyone who knows me knows I have a tremendous appetite for life. Me in a nutshell: Mom of  2 girls 22 & 16 years old + Wife + Corporate Flight Attendant traveling half the year + Blogger =  crazy bananas and basically non-stop life!! Of course, this crazy life has its ups and downs. I […]

#MakeTimeYours with Rumba

10/29/2018

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Rumba Time Watch x ByCharia

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Scarves are kind of that thing your mom wears, your grandma wears, but I’m sure you’re thinking… “Is wearing a scarf for me?” I’m here to show you 3 ways to tie a scarf that are quick, easy and above all modern, chic and stylish! The gorgeous scarf featured in my video is designed by […]

3 Ways to Tie a Scarf Featuring Caroline So Scarf x Talbots

10/12/2018

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Happy belated 4th of July darlings!! Did everyone have a great day celebrating our freedom and our amazing country? If you’ve been following along my Insta stories then you likely caught me hard at work yesterday with my library project. I definitely have had my hands full but I’m so proud of my progress so […]

Featured on The Good Trade: A Week of Sustainable Outfits

7/05/2018

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The Good Trade | Week of Sustainable Outfits

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Hey darlings!  It FINALLY happened…after a couple years of searching and trying on dozens & dozens of jeans, a pair of vintage 501 Levi’s have finally found me!!  This may sound like whatever, but for me this is EPIC!! Soooo I gotta share the “How To” on finding a pair of your own. My Levi […]

Something Old, Something New: Shopping Hacks for Vintage 501 Levi’s

7/02/2018

Fashion

Vintage 501 Levi Jeans

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I am freaking out with all the great pieces I found on my recent vintage shopping spree. It’s not often that I add so many PERFECT 2nd hand items to my wardrobe in a mere 2 days. But before I get going on the treasures I found, there are a couple things I want to […]

Something Old, Something New: Weekend Vintage Haul | Vintage Shopping

3/27/2018

Fashion

Vintage Chanel-esque Knit Bomber

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My absolute favorite thing to buy 2nd hand are skirts. I can go on for days on the benefits of shopping vintage skirts. I’m sure you’ve heard me say this before but the quality of my vintage skirts are far superior to the mass-produced skirts you find in stores and I save a TON of $$$ […]

Something Old, Something New: Tips for Shopping Vintage Skirts

12/14/2017

Fashion

Vintage Khaki Skirt for $25 from Hot Cocoa Vintage via Rose Bowl Flea Market

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A girl can never have too many blazers, am I right? The right blazer can elevate any outfit. So easy to style, blazers can be paired with just about anything: jeans, skirts, slacks, dresses…even shorts. But with that versatility often comes a hefty price tag. You can easily spend anywhere from $200 and up for […]

Something Old, Something New: Tips for Shopping 2nd Hand Blazers

11/03/2017

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Styling Your Blazer: So Q-UTE to scrunch up the sleeves or unbutton the sleeves and roll them up revealing the inner lining.

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As Macklemore says, “Second hand and I’ll rock that mother f*$#er.” Oh yeah! I’ve been rockin’ thrift store bargains since well before it was cool to shop at thrift stores. This was back in the early 90’s before it was coined vintage fashion. My first thrift store experience was in Ventura when I was about 11 […]

Something Old, Something New: My Love Affair with Thrift Shopping

10/28/2017

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Vintage Skirt from @HotCocoaVintage

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