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The Perfect Spring Looks

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Spring looks

Madewell Tee // Mango Skirt // My Staple Spring Wedges

The Perfect Spring Looks

I don’t know about you guys, but I look forward to warm sunshine! Spring always gets me excited about new fashion. It is always fun to play with color and new styles. There are a few trends and styles that I have seen come up, and I am predicting – light colors, distressed fabrics, and minimalist outfits!

Below, I compiled a few boards of what I will wear this summer! Let’s get into it.

1. Spring Blues

Spring looks

Denim Jacket // Two-Piece Set // Gold Necklace // Bag // Perfume // Wedges

My spring love of powder blue continues. It is the perfect transition outfit and such a flattering color! This two-piece set from Amazon is a great flowy set. Throw on a cardigan or jean jacket, and you are all set for a spring day.

I would pair this set with a straw bag. I love this one, and it is selling out quickly!

Don’t forget about a pair of wedges to tie it all together. I find that wedges are great to throw on with a matching set to dress things up a bit!

2. Cozy Neutrals

Spring looks

Crochet Top // Linen Pants // Black Swimsuit // Straw Bag // Black Sunnies // Perfume // Heels

I am a huge fan of neutral colors. They’re so effortlessly easy to mix and match, always look clean and polished, and help brighten your look.

This board is the perfect outfit for a day by the pool or beach. Crochet tops are coming back in style this summer and are great for spring break! I paired it with a pair of linen pants to keep things light and breezy.

You can’t go wrong with a black swimsuit. They are flattering and so chic!

I paired this look with another straw bag – a staple you will see this spring & summer. Along with an elevated pair of sunnies!


3. Spring Pinks

Spring looks

Revolve Swimsuit // Sarong // Gold Hoops // Lipstick // Perfume // Straw Bag // Wedges

Looking for a pop of color? Pink is a great option to break out of those dark winter neutrals.

For this outfit board, I chose a textured pink swimsuit and the most adorable pink sarong. These Dolce Vita wedges are my spring and summer go-to. They are comfy and the best for adding some height.

And, of course, you can’t go wrong with a fun straw beach bag!


4. Spring Resort

Spring looks

Chiffon Button-Down // Swimsuit // Straw Hat // Sunscreen // Straw Tote // Chloe Slides

Headed to a fun resort over spring break? Grab a staple black swimsuit and a fun button-down, and you are ready for a day by the beach!

This button-down chiffon shirt can be styled in multiple ways. I love to wear it as a coverup or style it tucked in with shorts.

You can’t forget a straw hat and sunscreen on your spring break getaway. Another one of my favorites is these Chloe slides and adorable straw tote!

xx Tammy

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Best Fashion of 2022

Spanx AirEssentials Review

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Her Fashioned Life wearing black wide-leg pants and a denim jacket for spring

Jean Jacket // Bag // Wide Leg Pant // Sneakers

Spanx AirEssentials Review

The key to building a wardrobe you love is having good basics that fit you well and make you feel good when wearing them. Sometimes that means spending a little extra on those key pieces that will serve you well and last you for years to come. Today I want to share my Spanx AirEssentials Review!

The difference between regular jersey material and AirEssentials is the smooth, soft fabric that will elevate your look. 

AirEssentials Crewneck with Turtleneck Bodysuit and Wide Leg Pant


Crewneck(sz S) // Turtleneck(sz S) // Wide Leg Pant (sz XS) // Bag // Similar Shoes

We have all grown to love good sweatpants, and this one hits all of my must-have points. I have shared these wide-leg pants many times over on my Instagram, and they are still my go-to! These sweatpants are lightweight, luxuriously soft, and fit so well. I love that they can be styled up when paired with heels and a chic crewneck or styled down with sneakers and a hoodie.

I love that the AirEssentials pieces are easy to care for. Just toss in the washer and then the dryer. This material doesn’t easily wrinkle, so it’s perfect for travel. I’ve repeatedly worn these sweatpants in the hot Texas summer and haven’t overheated. The material really does breathe, which is ideal if you, like me,  are also dealing with hot flashes!

Crewneck(sz S) // Turtleneck(sz S) // Wide Leg Pant(sz XS) // Bag // Shoes

The comfy crewneck you will want to live in all year round. This crewneck is buttery soft, has 4-way stretch, and is made of lightweight fabric that you won’t want to take off. It will match perfectly with all of the AirEssential pieces. The back has a cute pleated detail I love.

These crewnecks are perfect to layer over tops and button-ups. Denim, silks, and cotton materials will all pair beautifully.

Crew Neck with Silk Button-Up and Twill Pants

Crewneck (sz S) // Button Down (sz S) // Stretch Twill Wide Leg Pant (sz S) // Shoes

Are you looking for your new go-to spring/summer pant? One of my favorites is the Stretch Twill Cropped Pant I have on above! The pants have a pull-on design and hidden tummy shaping. These twill pants are available in several colors, and I have (and wear) white the most. Highly recommend these cropped pants. They are always a top-seller for me. I wear an sz small with a 25″ waist.

Crewneck  (sz S) // Turtleneck (sz S)// Tapered Sweatpant (sz XS) // Shoes

Another thing I love about this line is that you can choose from a tapered-leg like I have on above or the wide-leg pants I talked about earlier. I bought both because I reach for them so much, and each pant creates a different look.

The tapered pants feel a little more sporty. I like to wear them on walks or while running an errand.

Tapered Pants with Cropped Top

Pullover (sz S) // Tapered Sweatpant (sz XS) // Sneakers

I can’t praise AirEssential fabric enough. If you’ve been on the fence about this sweatsuit, go ahead and pull the trigger.  I rarely find a sweatsuit that I continually want to wear, but this one gets worn weekly! Plus, because Spanx makes it, you know the quality is high.  You will keep these in your rotation for years to come. It’s truly worth every penny!

I have a discount code for you! FASHIONEDLIFEXSPANX will get you 10% off plus free shipping and returns!

See the fabric in action below!


xx Tammy

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Amazon Fashion Finds

January Amazon Fashion Favorites

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Amazon Fashion Finds

January Amazon Fashion Favorites

It has been a while since I have shared some good Amazon fashion finds! I love mixing luxury pieces with affordable staples, and Amazon is the perfect place to do that!

Let’s get into some of my fashion favorites for this month!

Matching Set

Amazon Fashion Finds

Matching Set // Sneakers 

One of my best-selling Amazon sets that I love! It comes in several different colors and has beautiful detail. You can’t go wrong with a good matching set. They are so amazing to have on hand when you don’t feel like putting much effort into your outfit but still want to look put together.

Amazon Fashion Blazer & Trousers

Amazon Fashion Finds

Blazer // Trousers // Similar Black Tank // Sneakers 

Two of my most-loved pieces Amazon fashion pieces are this blazer and my trousers! They are two basics that can give you endless outfit combinations. Not to mention they are at a great price point! The blazer is one of Amazon’s best-sellers; it comes in multiple colors and a wide range of sizes. It’s so good I grabbed multiple colors as well! The blazer fits true to size, I wear an extra-small in it!

The trousers are under $40 and of amazing quality! They are one of my go-tos out of my trouser collection. These trousers also come in a wide range of colors and sizes. I wear a size small in them.

Staple White Sweater

Amazon Fashion Finds

Sweater // Jeans // Loafers

I found myself reaching for this sweater multiple times this month! It is cozy and made with a quality knit. A great basic that you need in your closet!

Chic Knit Set

Amazon Fashion Finds

Crewneck // Lounge Pants // Target Coat // Necklace

One of my staples this month has been my matching Amazon knit set! It is beautifully colored and can be styled in many ways! I am wearing a size small in both the top and bottoms.

Travel Bag

Amazon Fashion Finds

Travel Bag

I grabbed this bag for our recent trip to Paris; it was amazing!! It fit my camera and still allowed me to be hands-free (which is so nice when traveling). The bag looks expensive and is of great quality, a great Amazon Fashion find!

xx Tammy

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Winter Trip to Paris

What To Pack For A Winter Trip To Paris

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Dress // Similar Shawl // Hose // Kitten Heels


What To Pack For A Winter Trip To Paris

Winter is a magical time of year in Paris. In December, the City of Light truly lives up to its name as the glittering festive decorations and illuminations flicker into action, often lasting well into January.

If you are heading to Paris in the winter, there are a few packing tips I suggest you adhere to! Visiting Paris in winter is enjoyable and magical, but you must stay warm and dry. Since it is Paris, you will also want to do all these things while looking fashionable!

With such a sparkling backdrop, you can’t help but want to dress up to the luxury of it all. Neutral shades of black and camel remain Parisian color staples but look to add a jolt of color (berry-reds look particularly great at this time of year, adding to the theme of festive cheer) or an interesting print (think plaid, houndstooth, or stripes). And make sure, of course, to have at least one glamorous evening dress on hand.

What Is The Weather Like in Paris?

Winter Trip to Paris

Sweater Dress // Kitten Heels // Similar Blazer // Hose //Bag

Paris, in the winter, tends to be cold, gray, and mostly wet. Expect temperatures in the 30s and 40s, little sunshine, and a lot of wind, especially along the river! Luckily when we were there in January, it was unusually warm in the 50s.

What To Pack for Paris

What to Wear in Paris

Express Dress // Kitten Heels (Similar) // Hose

In winter, as through the rest of the year, French women tend to have a very sophisticated style. They focus more on layers, long coats, accessories, and neutral dark colors!

1. Outerwear

For outerwear, leave the puffer coats at home. A wool coat will elevate your look and help keep you warm. Parisians tend to gravitate towards black, gray, or navy as their colors of choice, so stick to those if you want to blend in. Don’t forget about a tailored black blazer. They are perfect for wearing with dresses or as another top layer.

Last but not least, don’t leave out a rain jacket! A rain jacket is crucial because of the frequent possibility of rain in the Paris forecast. A black raincoat is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a neutral one to blend in with your outfits.

  • 1 Long Wool Coat, camel or black.
  • 2 Tailored blazers, one black and one light color, white or tan.
  • 1 Rain Jacket roomy enough to wear layers to keep warm under.
  • 1 Printed lady jacket, I went with a  houndstooth print.


2. Tops

Chic chunky knit sweaters and cardigans are beautiful to layer over dresses and pair with jeans. However, not so great if you are trying to conserve space in your luggage. I recommend choosing quality cashmere and merino wool fabrics that give you lightweight warmth without the bulk. Keeping to a neutral pallet will allow you to mix the pieces together to give you several looks for your winter trip to Paris.

I love adding interest to a look with a fun base layer peeking out of my sweaters. For Paris, a striped turtle neck was a perfect choice. As you can see below, the subtle stripes give this casual look a little something extra. Long sleeve white & black t-shirts are a staple. I wore them to travel in and layer under knits. A comfy hoody is a must for me.   Contrast-trim jersey sweaters are trending right now. I bought a beautiful Sandro Paris sweater while there. I absolutely love it with a with tee layered under.

  • Long sleeve black and white t-shirts.
  • Cozy hoodie.
  • Contrast trim sweater.
  • Crew neck striped sweater.
  • Striped & solid black turtleneck tops.
  • White button-down to layer under sweaters.
  • Cropped sweater to layer over button-downs.
  • Black silky button-down.

What to Pack for Paris

Blazer  // Express Dress // Kitten Heels (Similar) // Hose // Clutch


3. Pants

When it comes to pants, having a few different items to layer under will help you keep warm. Fleece-lined leggings are a great staple to layer with. I wore them under my jeans. They are my favorite for keeping warm without the added bulk. Black sheer pantyhose will also be a must-have.

Jeans are perfect to add to your packing list for Paris. Use them as a top layer, and add fleece-lined leggings as your base so you can stay warm. In addition to that, I also brought wide-leg winter trousers. Wool trousers are the perfect piece to be dressed up or down.

  • Wool trousers in a couple of neutral colors.
  • Jeans
  • Fleece lined leggings
  • Black hose

What to Wear in Paris

Dress // Similar Shawl // Hose // Kitten Heels

4. Dresses

Beautiful dresses are a must for dining out in chic Paris restaurants. I brought solids in neutral colors and one with a polka dot print. Sweaters and blazers layer over them for warmth. Cozy sweater dresses are also a great choice and are perfect for day or night.

Don’t leave out a midi skirt as an option. I bought one in a thicker winter fabric in a beautiful blue color.

You’ll also want something special if you plan on a professional photo session. For mine, I went with the blue silk dress with a warm shawl. It was 50 degrees out when we took these pictures! I felt like I had to add some tulle to my Parisian photos, but I didn’t think a usual tulle skirt was my style. I found and fell in love with this bomber jacket in a chic black color. It looked stunning layered over my skim’s dress. Bonus: it was packed in my luggage without any bulk.

  • Solid color midi dresses
  • One with print
  • Sweater Dress
  • Midi-skirt with thicker fabric
  • A special piece for photos


What to Pack for Paris

Dress // Similar Shawl // Hose // Kitten Heels

5. Shoes

You will see old-school sneakers and easy-to-walk-in flats on the streets of Paris. I love how cute sneakers add the perfect justification to a trouser outfit. I brought shoes with thicker soles for all-day comfort.

  • Cute sneakers that can be worn all day. The cooler temperatures kept us from walking as much as we usually would. Uber was our primary way to get around.
  • Kitten heels to pair with dresses. Remember, there are pavers in some streets, so a little thicker heel will be more stable to walk in.
  • Weatherproof black booties. Choose a thinner shaft to wear under your jeans. Most likely, the thicker the sole, the more comfortable the shoe will be for walking.

The key here is to pack shoes you are comfortable walking in and can wear with multiple looks.

What to Wear in Paris

Blazer  // Express Dress // Kitten Heels (Similar) // Hose // Clutch

6. Accessories

When it comes to accessories, I like to keep it simple but also add in a few statement items. For my trip, I packed one neutral scarf and one colorful one. A colorful scarf is a perfect way to elevate a neutral outfit. Scarfs are also excellent for adding some warmth. One must-have is black pantyhose. They are great for wearing under your dresses and skirts.

Wool or cashmere hats, gloves, and scarves are the finishing touch to your look. Unlike a coat, they won’t take much room in your suitcase (roll them into your boots to save space), so don’t be shy about bringing more than one set. If you want to embrace the Parisian style, you could also pack a barrette! I wore one and loved it!

Lastly, I recommend bringing one clutch to fit all your essentials in for the evening and one crossbody bag for daytime use. Crossbody purses are also fantastic for fitting your camera equipment if you want to take pictures, as I did!

  • Neutral scarf and a colorful one.
  • Beanies, Beret, or a baseball hat.
  • Gloves
  • A chic belt for your trousers.
  • Black sheer hose.
  • Crossbody bag & clutch for evenings


Dress // Jacket // Heels

Winter in Paris

Dress // Similar Shawl // Hose // Kitten Heels

We had such a fantastic experience during our trip to Paris. Wintertime is genuinely the most magical time. Looking for some more details on my outfits? Check out my What I Wore in Paris blog post here.

xx Tammy

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