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Santa Monica Instagram Meetup

We started the year off with a visit to Santa Monica
for another fabulous Instagram meet up!

@mrs_badnage of Instagram
 was in LA visiting from Scotland
 I couldn't wait to meet her.

When I was wondering what I would wear for such an auspicious occasion
I knew my  pieces from
Stella Carakasi's
New Resort Collection
 would hit the mark perfectly
while visiting a couple of Santa Monica's chicest hotels!

I wore  their brand new
Work It Coat
with their new
Under The Radar Ankle Pant.

Both pieces have such great detailing
combining two solids of the same color
made for a perfect base ensemble
to accessorize with some glam pieces!

I wanted to go with a SoCal winter glam
so my wide brimmed wool fedora
from Australia's
Lack of Color
hit the note perfectly

Especially when I added in my newest
accessory find
 my faux fur stole
 from Restoration Hardware!

I stumbled on these fantastic faux fur wraps
when I was Christmas shopping this season.
Who knew a furniture retailer
would end up with such fabulous accessory pieces!

I picked one up in grey as well!

Our first stop 
of our Santa Monica visit 
was the beautiful 
which is located on some prime oceanfront
for a relaxing cocktail and some pictures.

I rounded out my SoCal Glam outfit
with some stacked heels 
a sleek bag.

After our relaxing cocktail and photos
it was outside 
to the iconic Santa Monica boardwalk 
for some additional photos
to drink in this fantastic LA view!

Once outside I couldn't wait to switch hats 
to this dramatic number
that says Glam loud and clear
in a great big voice!

I have had this beauty for years
though it looks like a million bucks
it was another fashion find from Forever 21.

When you know what styles you love
you truly can find stellar accessory pieces 
in so many places that aren't even high end!

Which reminds me
these round tin framed sunglasses
which are one of my favors right now
hailed from Costume Castle!

Sunglasses are a huge accessory piece for me here in SoCal
I have a huge collection
that ranges from some glorious Tom Ford, Prada and Celine
to some equally loved 
inexpensive finds!
For me it's never as much about the brand
as it is finding just the right accessory compliments!

My accessory style tip
keep your eyes open for great pieces!
You never know where they'll turn up!

After pictures were complete
it was off to right next door to the iconic
to meet the gorgeous
but camera shy 
@mrs_bandage on Instagram and her charming husband!

It was truly another magical Instagram meet up!

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life


  1. SoCal Winter Glam - perfection! Happiest New Year to you, xo


  2. You picked the perfect outfit! Amazing photos! You are stunning!

    Glad you had a nice meetup!

  3. Lovely looks in neutral and white - you carry it off so well.

  4. Perfect embodiment of So Cal Glam! I love that fabulous hat. Sounds like a perfect day.

  5. Happy New Year Tamera. You look simply stunning , perfect So Cal Glamour.

  6. Happy New Year, Tamera! You look lovely as always...great hat!

  7. Beautiful winter whites! Works in Oregon and California! You look lovely.

  8. :-) Oh, my, only a couple of yards away I spent many of my early years.
    These lovely pictures almost make me homesick.
    Thank you for sharing!
    A very HAPPY New Year to you, too! :-)

  9. Wow---Tamera what a wonderful start to the year. You look amazing in your outfit ---winter white is my favorite color to wear--what a stunning look--and of course the setting was gorgeous. Is that your hubby taking those great shots?
    happy 2016 my dear!

    1. Hello darling!! Yes … It definitely is my darling husband … taking these … most loving shots! This all … has been so fun for the both of us! Wishing you the very best of 2016 my dear! xoxo

  10. How fun! You look stunning!


  11. So happy to hear how your year began, another insta (blogging) friend to truly call a friend. Perfect way to begin! And of course, you looked absolutely stunning. The photo (I'm assuming Jeff caught) of you facing the sun is pure magical.

  12. Oh, how absolutely fabulous - the fur, the HAT, the sunshine! Happy New Year to you, Tamera from Miss Cellany.

  13. One word...fabulous! Thanks for adding your fashion flair to the My Refined Style Linkup!


  14. You look great. I love your fantastic hat. o)