styled by tara logo Welcome to Style by Tara– where feeling great and looking great go hand in hand. Whether you are gathering on-the-go inspo for your wardrobe or are a serious fashionista, this month’s handy guide is all things lifestyle tips, wellness ways, and my November fashion favorites. Let’s dive right into the coziness of Fall and keep you warm and wrapped up in the latest events of the season here in the lou lou’s community.


Faux Fur is Fabulous / Sherpa is Simply Chic.

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When I think of Fall, one of the first things that comes to mind are the endless options for outerwear. Sometimes, just the right jacket or coat can complete an outfit or add an elegant flair to your natural style. This season, consider a rugged bomber jacket with a hint of sherpa to keep you cozy. Whether you go full Sherpa or simply add a splash of it to your wardrobe, it’s a hot trend that is sure to keep you warm during the cooler months.

Another way to keep warm is the full faux fur look. Not only is it ethical, but it’s completely plush and fun to touch. The faux fur vest is one of my favorite ways add dimension to your daily look. You can pair this vest with your favorite fall sweater for those extra cold days or nights out.  For a more casual look, style this with jeans or leggings. The possibilities are endless with the faux fur fashion.


Don’t Sweat Finding the Right Sweater – We’ve Got You Covered!

While the classics like the pullover sweater are always great to have on hand, this season is all about reimagining the standard style that we are accustomed to. Loose fitting wide necks like the Kerisma sweaterare a soft way to add an accent to your Fall look. The embellishing dolman sleeves seal in the heat and are flattering to all figures. Light camel in particular, is an irresistible color to stock up on as it’s neutral enough to match most outfits.

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In addition to a more unusual sweater look, it’s great to have the standard turtleneck handy for those wintery weather moments. A cozy turtleneck sweatercan be worn underneath of a blazer for business look or worn with your favorite flair jeans for a retro rendition. Charcoal is an especially versatile color to keep in your closet as it adds intrigue to the palette of your wardrobe.


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The Top 5 Holiday Hostess Tips to Staying Chic, Chill, and Charming.

While the hustle and bustle of the holidays can be quite exciting, it’s also important to stay calm and prepare properly for your gatherings and parties in order to avoid the holiday hostess burnout. Here are a few handy tips to jott down before head to the grocery store or plan your party outfits:

  1. Get EXTRA sleep (AKA Beauty Sleep!)

As the seasons change and colder months set in, it’s important to balance your circadian rhythm by getting more sleep. Not only does it balance hormonesand alleviate stress,but getting plenty of rest also boosts blood flowwhich promotes a dewy, goddess glow.

  1. Shop Online for Last-Minute Party Outfits.

The internet makes it easier than ever for last-minute fashion dilemmas. If you already have classics on hand like the little black dress or a hot red cocktail dress, a quick search online can update an older wardrobe item for those out of the blue party invites. Consider adding a soft and floral cashmere scarf or skinny leather beltto accentuate your favorite ensemble.

  1. Grab Some Prepared Desserts for Your Guests.

It’s fun to make your own meals for the holidays, but sometimes we need a little extra help. Stop by your local bakery for a fresh pumpkin pie or even handmade granola for some breakfast grabs. Our nearby eateries like Gentle Harvestand Red Truck Bakeryhave endless options for guests who may have allergies or want Vegan-friendly cuisine.

  1. Get Moving (but Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.)

Exercise is an incredible way to lift your mood, detox the bod, and release stress– especially during the holidays. The best part is, you get to choose what YOU want to do. Whether it’s fun game of tennis, a quick run around the block, or an intense yoga session, sweat in the style that you prefer. Plus, you can look super cute while you work out with stylish athletic slacks like the vintage wash moto leggingsor retro-vibe dip dye leggings.

  1. Hello More H20 – Guzzle Down the Good Stuff.

When you’re on the go with so many holiday events and menu planning projects, it’s easy to forget how much water you’re drinking. Be mindful of how much H20 you consume and make it as enjoyable as possible. Whether you sip on a thermos full of warm herbal tea, or add slices of fruit or cucumbers to your daily fill, make it fun. As simple as it sounds, drinking more pure, filtered spring water plumps up the skin, flushes out toxins, and boosts your immunity.

A Fall Weather Survival Guide

As the seasons fade into the cooler months, it’s great to have as many layers as possible in case of unexpectedly warm afternoons or extra cold evenings.

Here are a few staples to have on standby as the Fall forecast moves into the wintery months:

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A Pop of Color Pair of Gloves.

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A Cozy Plaid Scarf.

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The Nordic Slipper Socks for Nippy Nights and Cold Mornings

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A Fashion Forward Faux Fur Beanie


Netflix and Chill with the Hottest Shows this Fall.

Curl up with your favorite mug of cocoa and savor these new and upcoming movies and shows this season:

‘The Christmas Chronicles’


Netflix Trailer - The Christmas Chronicles 

Starring Kurt Russell – the Modern interpretation of Santa Clause. A soon to be holiday classic movie, Netflix style.


‘Sick Note’

Sick Note TrailerRupert Grint, best known as Ron from Harry Potter stars in this dark comedy about a man erroneously diagnosed with cancer.

The Great British Baking Show – Collection 6


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Beginning November 9th is the latest season of the cult-favorite cooking show on all things sweet and exciting.

Our New Tunes Release Radar

This Fall beckons many new records in the music world. Whether you kick back to the re-release of an all-time favorite like Fleetwood Mac’s, “Never Going Back Again”, or lean into something fresh and motivating like Imagine Dragons, “Machine”, this month’s playlist is sure to give you a jumpstart to any occasion.

  1. Careless Whisper – Train (feat. Kenny G.)
  2. The Greatest Show – Panic! At the Disco
  3. Never Going Back Again – Fleetwood Mac
  4. Machine – Imagine Dragons
  5. Goodnight Tennessee – Cold War Kids


Don’t Forget to Deck the Halls with a Nutritious Take on the Classic EggNog.

During the holidays, it can be challenging to make accommodations for everyone’s unique tastes or dietary restraints. For party guests who are super sensitive to dairy or soy, this eggnog recipe still satisfies their taste buds with the intense flavor of spices – no missing out on fun necessary!


6 cups or 3½ (13.5 oz) cans coconut milk

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

6 egg yolks

¼ cup honey or cane sugar or a few drops of stevia extract (optional)

½ tsp ground nutmeg

½ tsp ground cinnamon


Put all ingredients in Vitamix or high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

(Add a dash of your favorite rum or bourbon for extra fun!)

December 06, 2018 — Tara Wegdam

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