I don't know about you all, but I am a sucker for trendy clothing at an affordable price! Which makes Tobi.com one of my favorite sites to shop! For those of you who haven't stumbled upon Tobi.com yet, let me introduce you! Tobi is an affordable online retailer that is on top of all the latest trends! They are always adding new inventory to the site so theres always something new to choose from! Below are three of my latest Tobi finds that I am loving for Spring/Summer '17! Get over to Tobi.com now for endless fashion finds!
IT'S VALENTINES DAY! Whatever your feelings maybe on this government made-up holiday, it is an excuse to get dressed up! This year I chose to opt-out of your typical Valentines Day red dress, and went with one of my current favorite trends, Velvet. I found the prefect velvet onesie, with floral embroidery up the side (another favorite trend of mine) at NORDSTROM. I instantly thought about how I could pair this with my American Apparel disco pants, and knew an outfit was born. Because it's a little cold right now in Nashville I chose to pair this look with a slouchy Free People cardigan to give it a spin of my own! Valentines Day isn't necessarily a favorite holiday, but this outfit defiantly is!!
Jackets are always a BIG MUST this time of year... Ya know, with the it being cold and all -.-
But it seems that this Winter jackets have become more of a trend than just away to keep warm.
In my opinion a good jacket is the new must have statement piece. The jacket I have on in the photos below is from my own personal Disneyland, ZARA. I got this baby for under 30 dollars which is unreal. As well as being in love with the metallic trend (see 'How To Metallic Edition' for more.) and this liquid gold faux leather jacket might be the coolest thing hanging in my closet right now!
Blanket scarfs are a huge trend right now, and have been for the last couple Winter seasons. I don't see this trend going away anytime soon because come on who doesn't want a blanket to be apart of their outfit! The blanket scarf for me is a must have this Winter, and many more to come!
Floral is no longer only for Spring/Summer. Nope, that's a thing of the past. This year we have been seeing floral all year long, on tops, on jackets, on dressed, on jeans, and now on our shoes. In the words of Miranda Priestly in 'The Devil Wears Prada', "Groundbreaking". Except in this case it actually is .
I found this hot trend at Topshop!
They had a few different styles in both tan and black, with different floral prints!
Get yours here!
Photos by Samantha Hearn
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When it comes to height I got the short end of the stick. Literally. Being only 5"3' I've had to learn some tips and tricks along the way to be able to wear some of the biggest fashion trends. You'll notice in the photos below that I'm wearing a pair of pants that has short girls running in the opposite direction, bell bottoms.
Bell bottoms are a great way to give the legs some extra length. However, when you're on the shorter side if you don't have the right chunky heal, or the right seamstress bell bottoms can be a disaster. I recently found a great pair of bell bottoms from the brand Articles of Society. I'm a huge fan of the way their jeans fit! To make the bell bottom look work on me, I chose a chunky 5in heal!
Now, maybe your legs aren't the problem, maybe your torso is what keeps you from being your ideal height. A tip to give yourself some extra length in the toro is to wear long layers. As seen in the pictures below I'm wearing a longer top from Molly Green, that hits about 4in above my knee, and layered a Free People woven cardigan that is shorter in the back and longer in the front. The asymmetrical cut of the sweater adds some length to the torso!
All the love to my fellow short girls,
When it comes to clothing I like to keep things loose. The more flow the better. Let's be honest here, the more drama to an outfit the better. This floor length almost cap-like button-up add's the perfect amount of drama to this Free People inspired look. I love this button up because it can be very versatile. Wear it like I have as a cape layered over a dress with leggings , or you could wear it as a top, or button it all the way up for a maxi shirt-dress!
Oh, and surprise!! Floral embroidery trend on the back!
I'm welcoming 2017 with an open heart and big shaggy hug! It's officially a new year, but I'm still obsessing over some of last years biggest trends. Velvet was a huge trend the bottom half of 2016, and it's definitely going to carry over into 2017, all the way from dresses, to pants.
Full on fluffy fur coats (faux and other wise) are on trend for Winter 2017 as well. The one I found pictured below caters to my 1970's obsession. I found it at Lizard Thicket Boutique for under $50! I paired it with not one, but two thin scarves, and some chunky sunglasses. This outfit makes my heart sing, and I have a feeling you'll see me strutting in these garments (separate and together) several times over 2017, and forever to come.
Happy New Year!
By this point we all know that metallic is more than acceptable to wear over the holidays, but can you wear it during other seasons of the year? Yes! However it's important to tone it down a bit.
- Don't make metallic the focal point of your look.
- Add a jacket over a metallic dress, or top (as seen in pictures below)
- Minimal jewelry is important. your metallic outfit is an accessory all on it's own. (One-Two items of jewelry at most.)
Metallic is a popular trend this fall. It's hitting the stores a lot earlier this year than years past. Wearing metallic before the holidays can be scary but if put together correctly, the look can be very fun, and not at all tacky. Save all the tacky for the Holidays.
- Tabitha Gail Xo
One word, Bralettes. The bralette trend introduced it's self to us a while ago but became a MAJOR trend over this past Summer, and isn't going anywhere just because we are entering Fall.
Personally, i'm loving this trend for a few different reasons. 1.) I HATE wearing a bra. Ask anyone who knows me well. I only wear a "real" bra when it is absolutely necessary... and usually if thats the case I find a reason to stay home. :) Moving on to reason number 2.) The bralette trend makes it "okay" to show your bra straps. Why? because they're cute duhhhh. 3.) When wearing a bralette like the one I have on below it can act like a tank-top for low cut tops! Personally I don't like wearing a full tank under my tops, I find it uncomfortable. So this bralette is the perfect alternative to that.
Bralettes are so popular right now you can pretty much find them anywhere. But just incase you're having a hard time finding the perfect bralette here are a few stores that I have found some of my favorites at.
- Lizard Thicket
MY OUTFIT DETAILS:
Shirt,Bralette, and Necklace: Lizard Thicket
Jeans: American Apparel
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bracelets: Alex and Ani
Fall is here...whether it feels like it outside or not. Mauve is not a new color to the Fall family, however this year its making a bit of a bigger statement than years past. From Forever 21 to Neiman Marcus, from jackets to jeans the color is everywhere! This mock wrap-dress from Nordstrom is one example. Because mauve is such a big trend I chose to keep the color of the dress the main focal point of the outfit. Keeping the accessories and shoes rather minimal and simple.
Howeverrrrrrrrrrrrrr lets talk about these shoes for just a moment. This style of shoe is also EVERYWHERE this Fall. Ankle straps with high heels are a must for me because i'm a clumsy mess and if my foot is not strapped into my shoe my shoe will fall off -.- so this shoe is perfect for me. I'm also really loving the chunky heel. Not only because it looks great but also because a chunky heel is easier to balance on for a klutz like me! This particular shoe is by Steve Madden and though they are not comfy for long they are gorgeous, right on trend and for me thats worth the buy!
Hello all, It's been a hot minute sense my last post I know... But i'm bbbaaaacckk! I'm so excited to start back tabithagail.com and to bring you some examples of my favorite trends, and styles each week!
But first I want to catch you up on what I have been doing lately! In April I became certified to teach yoga at the 200hr level! (so if you're lookin' for a personal yoga instructor as well as a personal consultant i'm your girl!) I'm also getting back into my boutique ways and could not be more excited, come see me at Lizard Thicket in Franklin, and Green Hills!! Lets get to it!!
It only seemed appropriate to make my first post back all about the ever popular 1970's trend (aka my aesthetic.) I simply can not get enough of high wasted jeans, bell-bottoms, bell-sleeves, chunky, gaudy prints, and platform shoes. It's an addiction that I have no intention on kicking anytime soon. My favorite part of it all is the gaudy prints (guilty... as seen below.) That's why this shirt from the lingerie department at Nordstrom of all places HAD TO BE MINE! The paisley print is a perfect mix between tacky and classic. It's oversized which is another weakness of mine, and pink (always important to wear your favorite color whenever you can!) Soooo yeah, I mean had to be mine!
Because i'm only 5'3" bell-bottoms don't always flatter me. So a lot of the time (we are talking 99% of the time if i'm being honest with you) I replace my bell-bottom envy with a skinny high wasted jean! If its not high wasted, I don't want it!
Until next time!
-Tabitha Gail Xo
Grey denim is not a new trend to the fashion world, but it is one that has been under the radar for a hot minute. Thankfully it is starting make a major come back. In 2016 expect to see grey denim on all shapes and in all styles!
It's been said this season that the sweater & skirt combo is the new "cool kid" uniform, and i'm totally on board. People are even saying that this trend is replacing the high wasted "mom jean." Which I don't agree with because long live mom jeans!! But none the less the sweater & skirt trend is everywhere and chances are you're going to look adorable while wearing this combo. See how I wear it below!
This weeks post is about wearing color when color is usually something you tend to steer away from. Now, don't get me wrong I like wearing a look full of color from time to time, but i'm definetly in my comfort zone when wearing all black or a netraul of some kind. The key to wearing a color when you don't usually is to keep the color your wearing (for lack of a better word) "dull." I.e burnt red (pictured), hunter green, mustard yellow, navy just to name a few.
Tip: Keep the rest of the look neutral.
Every year when the leaves start to fall and the air starts to cool I like to treat myself to a new statement jacket. This year I had in mind what I wanted, but it was still a toss up between a new jean jacket or a new faux leather jacket. Both are wildly popular this Fall and you can't really go wrong with either. However as you can see from the pictures below I went with faux leather. I found this leather jacket at the H&M at Opry Mills Mall. It was one of those finds where you walk into the store and your eye catches exactly what you've been looking for. Which in my opinion makes it fate. :)
By now (unless you have been living under a rock) you have seen that the front button down skirt has been a huge trend for summer! From long skirts to short skirts, the trend does not discriminate. And luckily this is a trend that we will be carrying over into fall as well. Yippieee!
Okay, So this week the top that i'm wearing comes from a little shop that I have not gone into since I was probably 15. Charlotte Russe.... Yeah. Keep in mind that over this past weekend I was visiting family in Kentucky where good shopping is limited. ANYWAYS the moral of this story is I was plesently supprised with the selection Charlotte had. basically, don't knock it until you try it... again. They have come along way from their weird graphic tee days.
There's something great about wearing a romper in the summer time... Until it's time to use the bathroom, then you wish it were just a dress instead. Regardless this hunter green romper made my day when I came across it at H&M a few weeks back. Check it out below!
At the begging of the season I had the privilege of getting to sit down and chat with one of Nashville’s youngest Fashion Designers, Catland Freeze. Catland began sketching out her big dreams when she was only 11 years old. She says that fashion is something that has always came naturally to her, and it is something that she truly loves. Skip forward a couple of years and Catland has done some amazing things such as show her collections at the Peabody Opera House, dressed former Miss American contestants, and has shown in NY Fashion Week. Catland says that she is currently working on her news collection and that we can expect lots of color this time around!
BTS: After the interview with Catland was over we played around I got to try on some of her favorite pieces that she has designed. Take a look below.
Keep up with Catland at catlandforever.com