4th ready...


This year I planned ahead....


and have my outfit for
 fireworks at the lake....
Too many years I made the mistake of



putting all of my time into packing a great set up
and remembering that I needed something to wear
at the last minute.
So this year I planned ahead...



tunic-Vince, linen pants-Anthropologie, bag-H&M, sunglasses H&M, necklace-Tamera Beardsley
bracelets-Tamera Beardsley



This year  Jeff and I will at the lake without the kids....

Ellis who has an  events internship at the country club....will be working.
Slater will be in Newport on the boat with his girlfriend's family.
Hunter will be doing an all day ride along with fire patrol as part of his fire explorer's program.

So Jeff and I have come full circle these days...
and are turning back into a couple...
and for the most part, it's pretty darn great...

we have had a wonderful time raising our children...
and
 celebrating the 4th together as a family

Now we are heading into our what's next...
as a couple.


I spent Sunday
 weaving vintage brooches 
into a new necklace...
(I have a DIY post about it here)
I love the idea of taking old pieces from the past... 
and
 giving them a new life....
especially....
now.


I love the poetic beauty of taking parts with a past...
and 
rearranging them...
into something new...
beautiful
 and
relevant...
giving them a brand new life
by treasuring each of the pieces from the past.




Wishing you love and joy
as  you style your life







52 comments:

  1. Looking positively fabulous, as always.

    Jill (Everything Just So) and I are doing our monthly "How I Wear My" post on the 3rd. Would you mind if I included you in our post? It's Red White and Blue this time.

    Please let me know - I don't want to take any liberties :)

    xo,

    Adrienne

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    1. I would love to be include my dear Adrienne!

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  2. Your jewelry is so special, Tamera, and you wear it so exquisitely. And the H&M bag is a perfect touch for your theme. Thanks for linking up!

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  3. Wow that outfit is a statement. You are gorgeous!

    Kim,USA

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  4. Oh man, not only do you look like so much fun to hang out with, I'm DYING for some of your jewels!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Oh Joni....I just Know we would have so much fun!!!! Looking forward o the day!

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  5. Oh yeah, you're walking on the wild here! Love it. Love those shades, meow. And that's a freaking cool necklace! You are awesomely talented.

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    1. Thank you so much Melanie...and such a compliment coming from such a true artist as your self!

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  6. I need to steal that bag. I may be stealing your style and go out an get it. I told my husband about your Friday Night tradition with the kids and he loved it. We may be stealing that too.

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    1. I always love throwing some inspiration out there! I see we share similar sunglass taste...they looked beautiful on you my dear!

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  7. As always, I just am taken with your jewelry, Tamera! And the bag is so much fun! You have become one of my accessory style icons!!

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    1. Pam thank you for your kind words! Congratulations on your 2 year blogging anniversary!

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  8. Great style...your necklaces are fabulous--always. I am feeling a mod/1960s vibe with the way you did your hair and those sunglasses. Very cool.

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  9. I had a neighbor who lived across the street from us in NY. You have nailed her style perfectly. Every time I see your photos, I remember how she loved to dress. Her name is Natalie and I was always admiring her well put together ensembles. Gorgeous stying!

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    1. Thank you Sarah! You my dear have one of the most stylish blogs around....i even cooked last week (which is not something I tend to do)...you make it all seem so magical!

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  10. Colorful and glamorous! Have a wonderful holiday!

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    1. Thank you my dear! I thought of you this weekend as I searched for vintage brooches, to make a New necklace :)

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  11. Love those H&M sunglasses - I have my own pair and wear them all the time!

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    1. Thank you my dear! Congratulations on your beautiful engagement photos!

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  12. Fabulous outfit for the 4th - you look wonderful! I love the necklace - it's so unique!

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    1. Thank you my dear! so appreciated your sharing the regatta!

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  13. That necklace! Have a great holiday.

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  14. oooh i love what you put together:)

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    1. Thank you Gina! So happy Nells is doing well!

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  15. You look great, lady! That necklace is so much fun!

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    1. Thank you April! So enjoyed your DIY stencil with the freezer paper!

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  16. LOVE THAT NECKLACE. So chic! Happy 4th. Stopping by from Monday Mingle. Have a fabulous week!

    Nicole
    http://www.momtrends.com/2012/07/trendy-shoes-for-summer/

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    1. Thank you Nicole! Thank you so much for helping host Monday Mingle!

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  17. You always look so fabulous, do you sell your jewelry online?


    Carrie

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    1. Thank you Carrie! I don't sell presently, but it is definitely in the works! So sweet of you to ask!

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  18. This outfit is perfect for the 4th! Love it!

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    1. Thank you Alicia! Congrats again on you New Years resolution success!

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  19. What an amazing and fun necklace! You have the BEST jewelry ever. So talented and creative. Have a happy 4th!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Loved your bubble necklace!

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  20. just discovered your blog
    love this outfit, you will definitely be the chicest one at the fireworks!
    brett

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  21. I love your style! Your jewelry is beautiful. I will be watching closely for online purchase updates! Your blog is one of my very favorites!

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  22. LOVE that necklace. I also love that you included a "how to" in making it. Would I actually do it myself? Well, I'd like to think that I would, but .... maybe, maybe not. Smashing outfit on you, once again. I do love stripes. Happy 4th of July!

    Much love from England,
    Rosemary www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

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  23. Oh Tamera, you have a dream life and I love coming here and seeing and reading about it. So lovely, you look so gorgeous, I love you in red, your lips match so perfectly. Your hair and that band is beyond Newport Chic. Beautiful post as always. xo

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  24. Marvelous outfit !
    So very chic and wearable you look like a star.

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  25. You so stylish! love the necklace and enjoy the 4th with your husband.

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  26. Loving your outfit!! Your necklace is stunning and so festive :) I love that you used vintage brooches to recreate such a chic accessory!

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  27. As ALWAYS gorgeous! LOVE the new "old" necklace!! Still collecting my pieces to make mine!! Happy 4th!!

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  28. what a festive outfit! and i love your hair!

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  29. Hope you are having a wonderful 4th as a couple!! You look beautiful in your patriotic colors! :)

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  30. You describe your process of creating jewelry as a reflection of your life's transition. As though you're pouring yourself into your creations. No wonder why they're so beautiful! I'm sure that the new life that you're weaving with your husband will be as elegant as you appear in these photos.

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  31. The necklce is almost. stunning as you are!
    Few things I like more than red, white and blue.

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