It’s hard to believe that we’re already almost two months into 2017. Time flies when you’re havin’ fun!

And because you’re busy having so much fun, I thought I would provide you with your one stop shop for Spring 2017 trend info. There’s so much information out there with the do’s and don’ts, what’s hot, what’s not, etc.

We’ll… I’ve sifted through it all and officially present to you the three hottest trends of the season. Grab your notebook!

Trend No. 1 | Pops of Yellow

Every season has its own color story (sometimes 3-4) and this year we’re seeing lots of yellow, in a variety of shades. I’m a big fan of the buttery tones. They’re super soft and easy on the eyes.

Next time you visit Tanger, try to look for unconventional pops of sunshine like the shorts above or even a bright pencil skirt for work. Don’t resort to the old, “I’ll just toss on a cardigan for color” way of life. Incorporate it in a bigger way and you’re sure to light up any room you walk into.

Trend No. 2 | Khaki

I’ll admit… I don’t think Khaki when I think Spring. If I’m being completely honest, I immediately want to quote,

“It’s Jake from Statefarm!”

I’m here to break it down for you – Khaki is so much more than a work staple. It has graced hundreds on runways this season in everything from gowns to gauchos. My favorite piece in stores right now is this suede khaki shirtdress from Karen Millen at Tanger Outlets. It’s so beautifully made and is a great transitional piece. Pair your khaki finds with black for a more conservative look or be bold and pull in a pop of color.

#TangerTip: Bring this coupon to Karen Millen before 2/20/17 for 20% OFF your entire purchase. Can’t beat Tanger savings!

Trend No. 3 | Cold Shoulder

This one is my favorite! I’ve admitted before that I have a thing for shoulders. Call me crazy, but I think they’re so beautiful. I also adore the fact that this trend has been around for a few years now.

If your closet isn’t already totally stocked with off-the-shoulder showstoppers, head to Tanger. To fully embrace the look, I recommend three styles:

1. A structured fit like the pinstripe option above

2. A flowy top with more of a ruffle effect

3. An off-the-shoulder dress

I promise, you’ll wear them all. Pair each one with a great long necklace and a simple bracelet and you’re all set.

So, there’s your 2017 Spring overview. Stick around all year for more tips and tricks to pulling off these trendy pieces. I’ll keep my eye out and let you all know when I see fab finds.

For more daily inspo, follow @TangerOutlets on Instagram! Share your favorite looks with me by using #TangerFashionista.

Happy shopping!

Hey fashion fam! I hope you all enjoyed a sweet night celebrating with your loved ones last night [insert heart eyes emoji]. 🙂

All of the Valentine’s Day hype the last few weeks has put me in a super giving mood, which lead to a very generous purge of my closet this weekend. I was hanging laundry (and running out of hangers, honestly) when I realized I had so many gently worn items that I just no longer wear.

Most of it was office attire (skirts, blouses, jackets, pumps, etc.) so I had a great idea to find a local women’s shelter in my area and donate anything I hadn’t worn in a few years. My hope is that it ends up in the hands of someone who’s looking for a fresh start!

Once I was through with with purge, my natural reaction was, “Hmmm now that I have all of this room, what do I need?” The answer was truly nothing, but who follows their own rules anyway.

If you find yourself in a similar place, I suggest Tanger for a few simple pieces that are a little bit more versatile than the items you ultimately end up donating. Ones that could be styled a million different ways and worn no matter the season.

So… Here’s what I found!

J.Crew Factory

No, you’re not seeing double. I somehow ended up with both of these tops in my shopping bag. 😉 They’re from my favorite, J.Crew Factory and are truly the most versatile pieces you could add to your office attire.

The pairing options are endless – black skinnies, white skirt, cuffed denim, bold blazer, simple cardigan, statement necklace and the list goes on…

Of course black and white is always a winner when it comes to playing the matching game, so who could go wrong!

TangerClub Tote

After a successful stop at J.Crew, I stopped into Shopper Services to pick up my coupon book and LOOK WHAT I SAW!

You guys, it’s the FREE giveaway tote for new TangerClub members that reach their $250 spend level. I cried a little inside because I’m way past this, and I couldn’t help but share with you guys. How perfect is this tote for laptops, notebooks, etc. It’s big, but not too bulky and super sleek!

#TangerTip: You can always sign up for TangerClub online HERE and they’ll mail you your membership card. Super easy!

Saks OFF 5th

And of course while perusing, I had to stop into Saks OFF 5th (where I always leave with shoes). I spotted these beauties when looking for something a little more neutral to add to my collection.

I’m usually all about a good pump for the office, but sometimes you just need a break (for function not from fashion)! These grey, suede pointy toe flats have just enough detail and a stylish shape to avoid looking too generic.

Happy (and comfortable) feet for the win!

All that to say… If you have items in your closet that someone else might need more than you do, never feel afraid to pass them on. Share the fashion love!

But, I also give you permission to reward yourself with a few new timeless pieces. Happy shopping everyone!

Oh Valentine’s Day… It’s the day (whether single or hitched) that every girl likes to feel beautiful and loved. No matter the amount of chocolates, roses or champagne, if you don’t look good it’s tough to feel good.

With that said, your Valentine’s Day planning should start with your look (hoping your significant other has already made the plans). If you’re planning a Galentine’s get together, determine the itinerary first and then go from there.

I’m not one for bright reds, pinks, hearts or arrows. Instead, I like to keep the look fashionable and subtle usually wearing one token piece that again, makes me feel beautiful!

Below are a few ideas of Valentine’s Day looks you could easily rock this year, as styled by a few super fashionable Tanger shoppers.

Look No. 1 | Work to Wine

Let’s be honest… Our loving employers are probably not giving us this lovey dovey day off, so you’ll have to dress accordingly to the office, ensuring the look also works for your evening shenanigans.

I love what Grace from @miamitomanhattan has done here! She’s rocking a sophisticated yet stylish all black look with a super feminine blouse (check that bow detail) and a pair of fabulous flats. IF you want to dress it up a bit for the occasion, simply toss on a strappy red heel and you’re all set!

Grace Dopico | @miamitomanhattan

Look No. 2 | Galentine’s Go-To

Planning to grab dinner and drinks with the girls this Valentine’s Day? I would venture to say you’ve got even more reason to go trendy. Pull out your most daring pieces and have fun with it! If you all commit to rockstar attire, you’re sure to turn heads (and who knows… you could meet your 2018 V-day date). 🙂

Christina from @lecitykitty and her BFF scored these darling statement jackets from Tanger. They’re perfect! Both have just the right amount of feminine flare.

Christina Zayas | @lecitykitty

Look No. 3 | Feminine and Fresh

Also rocking a statement jacket, Lauren from @beingbowden looks ready to strut her stuff in confidence this Valentine’s Day. Not to mention, I’m a big fan of all black and pop of soft color. Can’t you tell!

The soft blush hues here are super subtle and so loveable. Use this fun occasion to tie in some of your favorite accessories, like these pink mirrored shades. It’s all about the little things…right ladies?!

Lauren Bowden | @beingbowden

Tanger has the best (and biggest) selection of brands out there, which makes shopping for special occasions simple and quick. Find exactly what you need, no matter your plans in one easy stop.

Check here for a location near you!

Don’t forget to share your fashionable finds with us on Instagram by tagging @TangerOutlets. You could be featured in our next post.

Additionally, Tanger is hosting a fun little contest through Valentine’s Day called Share The Love, encouraging shoppers to spread little acts of kindness throughout their communities. Just share a photo of your simple act using #TangerLove and be rewarded with great prizes. Click here for more info!

Happy shopping and Happy V-Day everyone!

 

Football and fashion – not words you commonly hear associated with one another. Well, I’m here to change that! Just because you’re not playing in the game this weekend, doesn’t mean you can’t dress for it.

With that said, repping your team in style can be tough with most shirts and jerseys being boxy or a little too manly for the average fashionista.

Luckily, jerseys are in this year and can be styled with fun accessories for the win.

 

Here are a few tips to piecing together the perfect look for this weekend’s big game.

 

1. If you’re looking for the perfect jersey, check out the boy’s section of your local sporting goods store (Nike Factory Store might also be carrying fan gear). They’re cut slightly larger than the girls’s sizes, but are still fitted enough to pull off.

    IMO the women’s jerseys are always just a little too snug.

2. Pair your jersey with a classic white skinny to provide contrast to your team colors. I’m a big fan of American Eagle Outfitters denim. These white cropped jeans have been a closet staple of mine for years.

3. Get ahead of the athleisure trend with a pair of hip slip-on sneakers. I would suggest keeping them neutral, again to not take away from the fandom.

Saks OFF 5th | Perforated Suede Sneakers | $39.99

4. If you’re looking to add a little glam, layer on simple or stackable bracelets. You don’t want to go overboard with the jewelry – It’s still a football game! These little gems from H&M are perfect!

H&M | Metal Chain Bracelets | $5.99 

5. And last, but not least – You need a sporty backpack to pull off the ultimate fashionista fan look!  

Forever21 | Leather Flap-Top Backpack | $24.90

Assuming you already have your winning jersey, this look comes out to only $100.87 all because it came from Tanger Outlets, the number one place to save!

Come on… totally worth it for the gameday experience, right? Look good, feel good, team wins. That’s exactly how it goes!

What’s your go-to game day outfit? Comment below and let me know!

Happy Super Bowl week everyone! 😉

Hey friends! I’m excited to sit down and write for you guys this week. I feel like this is the first week I’ve actually had a handle on my to-do list, as my schedule seems to be slowing down post-holidays.

My husband and I were going a million miles an hour the month of December and even early January trying to play catch up. It was starting to seem like schedules and routines just weren’t going to be a “thing” in 2017.

Well, like I said… I finally feel like we’re back and my first priority is to get a date night/day date on the books. I dropped my official Valentine’s day reservation hint over the weekend, but I want to do my part in getting something planned beforehand.

I have three ideas (with three corresponding outfits) in mind. Let me know what you think!

Option No. 1 | Casual Concert

H&M | Sweater $49.99 | Bomber $59.99 | Jeans $29.99 | Loafers $59.99

There’s a really cool concert venue in our city and I’ve been dying to try it out. I’m a sucker for live music and they feature all local talent, which is a plus. The lineup the next few Friday’s looks awesome, so I’m thinking this could be a win.

It’s still kind of chilly here, so if we go this route I’m thinking I piece together a look like this! 1 – It’s a great excuse for a new bomber jacket and 2 – The more I look like I belong on stage, the better!

PS. I’m on an H&M kick this week, so get ready for some fast fashion inspiration!

Option No. 2 | Weekend Hike

H&M | Bra $29.99 | Tights $29.99

We’re definitely weekend warriors and love the outdoors! There are a number of scenic hikes in our area that we haven’t crossed off of our list yet. He’s always up for a good challenge and I can always use a reason for new workout wear.

I LOVE this look from H&M! And let’s be real, I need the head-to-toe outfit to really look the part. That’s what I’ll tell him at least. 😉

Option No. 3 | Weeknight Surprise

H&M | Turtleneck $34.99 | Skirt $39.99 | Pumps $34.99

We can all get caught up in the weekly grind of work and need a random fancy dinner every now and then to remind us of what truly matters – Good fashion and good food! JK. It’s just about making time (when you don’t have it) for the ones you love.

I’ve been the turtleneck queen this winter, so this look would be an easy transition from my work day to a night out. I’m also liking the white pump. So trendy!

Which date night do you think I should plan?

1. Concert… 2. Hike… or 3. Nice Dinner?

Comment below and let me know!

It never fails – The one thing that holds me back from getting ready and going out during the winter months is my lack of weather appropriate shoes. Because I know I can’t be the only one with this issue, I share with you…

Frosty Footwear 101

(what to wear, when and with what)

Saks OFF 5th | Faux Fur Lace-Up Boots | $59.99

First up are these snow stunnas! If you’re like me, you’ve awaken to a winter wonderland a few times already this season and haven’t had shoes that’ll keep your toes warm enough to hang outside for a while AND be picture perfect when getting the infamous snow snap with your significant other!

These are your boots, girls! They’re similar to the Sorel brand in fashion and function, but half the price and equally as cute!  Wear them with all black and a faux fur hooded jacket and you’re neighbors will think a celeb moved in next door!

Cole Haan Outlet | Waterproof Hiker Boot | $250

I’ll admit it – I took hiking as an easy elective in college. BUT who would have guessed… I fell in love with it! My husband and I are on a mission to find the most scenic mountain tops around the world, and you better believe we’re taking another picture, especially if the view is covered in snow!

You know what that means – cute and practical hiking boots. I LOVE these new winter white/pink ones from Cole Haan. They’re so much fresher than the typical earth tone adventure boots!

Neiman Marcus Last Call | Leather Knee Boot | $168.75

Heading out for the night and don’t want to slip on your stilettos – I don’t blame you! Invest is a nice pair of leather boots with a thick heel. They’ll go with anything your black pumps would have. 🙂

This is my go to pair! They’re super sophisticated and I always get compliments on them!

A few tips – Look for boots with tread. This is critical if you’ll be battling winter sidewalk conditions. Also, see if your sales associate can recommend (or better yet, provide) a good leather protectant. You always want to treat your leather with a water and stain protectant spray before wearing. You can usually find these right by the register.

Clarks Outlet | Shoe Care Kit | $15.00

Another thing to invest in is this shoe care kit from Clarks Outlet. I use this leather conditioner once or twice during the winter to keep my boots looking healthy.

Are you ready to bare the winter weather now? Let me know if there are any other events you’re struggling to dress for and I’ll help you out.

Tag me @TangerOutlets using #TangerFashionista.

Stay warm, everyone!

It’s winter, ladies. Officially! 2017 is all about being real and let me tell ya, my skin does not like winter. Not a peep of it. No wind, no cold – sun only!

So… for that reason, my two beauty + fashion essentials for Winter 2017 are body lotion and coats. Lol. Ok, so one’s a necessity and the other well, also a necessity. They’re called must-haves for a reason, people!

I can’t sit here and tell you that you need 5 new coats this season, but I can assure you one will not be enough. I recommend picking up two new styles each year (and donating two that have aged or gone out of style). This is a good rotation to start and ensure you’re always on trend year after year.

Here are my top picks for 2017!

No. 1

A double-breasted camel coat for the win! #1 must-have. It goes with EVERYTHING (yes, black and navy included) and is super classic. Find similar, timeless coats at Banana Republic Factory Store.

No. 2

A colorful trench for those gloomy winter days. We all know a little color can go a long way when needing a cold weather attitude adjustment. Find awesome pick-me-ups at Forever21.

No. 3

A plaid poncho style coat. The seriousness of the plaid and fun, loose fit of the poncho cut makes this a fashionista’s staple, for sure. Find other sophisticated styles like this one at Ann Taylor Factory Store.

No. 4

Shearling is the winner of warmth. If you’re battling some serious winter conditions but want to look casual chic in your flares and favorite sweater, grab this gem! Find shearling steals at H&M.

No. 5

Wrap ties + pops of color = yes, please! This green (possibly a carryover from the holidays) will have everyone asking “Who are you wearing?” I love it! Find similar wrap coats at Saks OFF 5th.

Have you already decided which coats you’re tossing to make room for your new additions? I definitely have!

Tanger has so many top brands, you’re bound to find plenty of options next time you visit. Send me a pic of your favorite winter finds using #TangerFashionista on any of Tanger’s social media platforms.

Happy shopping (stay warm)!

It’s 2017 and last year’s wardrobe has become completely dated and useless. Juuuust kidding!

Just because we’re shopping Tanger for new trends doesn’t mean we can’t still style the old ones in new, fun, fresh ways. Sometimes all it takes is a quick little update to pull off the look you loved so much last season.

Sure, the 2017 style scene has a different look about it, but I think change is a good thing. Scroll down to see how to adapt some of my favorite pieces from last year’s wardrobe, making 2017 better than you can imagine.

Here’s a list of ALL of 2016’s top trends:

There were so many showstopping trends in 2016, but I’ll highlight two specifically (the ones I think have the most potential for new life).

First Up – Bare Shoulders

Bare shoulders are sticking around in 2017, but have a little bit of a twist. Instead of baring it all, designers are incorporating more of a cutout detail at the shoulder – calling them shoulder slits. It’s almost like they wanted to tease the fashion affectionados of the world with a full on shoulder one year and scale it back to leave us wanting more the next. Hey… it’s working!  

Needless to say, keep your pairings – flare jeans, high-waisted shorts, etc. as it’ll all be needed in the year to come.

The shoulder is born again!

My Second Favorite – Orange & Wine

If I’m being completely honest, this is one of those trends that I wasn’t sure I would love. But oh let me tell you, once I truly started shopping for it and seeing all the shades of beautiful reds and bright oranges that make up this stunning combo, I couldn’t get enough!

It was by far the richest color combination of 2016 and while not paired together in 2017, they will each stand their own ground. Hold on to those bold pieces and statement accessories, as you’re new neutrals will need some support.

My goal – pull these vibrant hues out earlier in 2017. They deserve more time to shine!

Do you you have a favorite trend from 2016? Comment below and let me know.

And if you’re curious about 2017 looks, stay tuned in the weeks to come for more information on the latest fashion reports.
Happy New Year everyone!

“New Years Eve Outfit” – I would venture to say that this has been the most searched Google term for the last week. Well, hopefully it was just that, that brought you to my little slice of the internet.

We all know I’m a planner and this NYE is no different. I’ve got Uber’s scheduled, menu items scoped out and the perfect idea for the most insta-worthy midnight kiss.

As you might have guessed, my outfit planning is on point. I could pretend like I found all of these great pieces on a whim, but let’s be real… I had this look purchased and laid out over a month ago.

I’ve discovered a new hidden gem at Tanger. Behold, Francesca’s!

They have the trendiest selection of clothes, jewelry, handbags, shoes and even cute gifts. I could spend hours in this store, which says a lot coming from this “get in and get out” Fashionista.

Here are the deets on my outfit selection!

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Francesca’s | Metallic Pleat Shift Dress | $48.00

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Francesca’s | Criss Cross Strap Platform | $48.00

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Francesca’s | Diamond Clutch | $44.00

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Francesca’s | Tassel Necklace | $32.00

All for, wait for it….

$172!

If you’re looking to score a killer outfit like this one, visit Tanger today! Whether it be from Francesca’s or any of your other favorite brands, you’re sure to find something that says, “Hello, New Year!”

Have fun, everyone, and stay safe! HNY!

It’s the week of Christmas. Gifts are wrapped, plans are locked in, now it’s time to figure out what you’re wearing on the most festive day of the year.

You’re seeing family, preparing food, playing holiday (or reindeer) games and you need a look that will last through it all (no, I don’t mean your Christmas tree PJs).

Because I have readers of all ages, I thought I would provide a little inspiration on holiday attire fit for all of the fabulous women in my life (and those reading).

One’s level of Fashionista cannot be measured by a number. 🙂

I’ll start with the Glam-ma’s of the world!

Mine is all about comfort but still loves to fit in with the ladies. I’ve recommended a number of stores at Tanger like Chico’s Outlet, Talbots and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, but her all-time favorite is Ann Taylor Factory Store.

She recently sent me the cutest selfie from the dressing room to show off her new finds. The outfit (and the selfie) got a gold star of approval – but she kindly asked me not to share here. (She’s not ready for all that fame!)

She found the chicest cape (pictured below). I recommended she wear it with black pants and a cream blouse or even a tee for comfort. I fully expect her to be sporting this on Christmas day.

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Ann Taylor Factory Store | Tipped Poncho Cape | $79.99

Next up is Mom.

She’s not a big shopper so she depends on me to pick up things I see that might suit her. I’ve got to say, shopping for her (or anyone else in general) is so much more exciting than shopping for myself!

I’ve recently introduced her to the legging phenomenon and she can’t get enough! She needed more tops to pair with them. While I was out shopping for a few new candy crush pieces a few weeks ago I came across this super soft, oversized sweater from H&M.

The light pink will be so beautiful with her skintone. I’m also going to see if I can find a pair of wine leggings like the ones pictured (in t-minus 2 days). It’s such an awesome color combo. Ahh and a chic long necklace. She’s gonna be so stylin!

pink-sweater

H&M | Knit Sweater | $34.99

Then, there’s me!

The fam can always count on me to bring a little cheer to the day with my look. I won’t say that “themed” is my thing, but I definitely enjoy dressing for the season. I found the cutest outfit from Francesca’s, literally everything I plan to wear on Christmas day from head-to-toe.

Luckily, the weather is pretty mild here so I think I can get away with the dress. If there’s a chill in the air, I’ll just add a pair of cute tights. Then there’s the winning piece, the shearling coat! I’ve wanted one all season long and feel like all of my cozy dreams have come true! And last but not least, they had all of the perfect accessories – booties (with the fringe), an adorable saddle bag and the trendiest little suede choker that I ever did see. 🙂

I’m all set!

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Fransesca’s | 30-50% OFF Coupon

As you can see, dressing for the holidays doesn’t have to mean reds, greens and golds. Think sophisticated style and about the plans you have for the day. Comfort is usually a key factor (per my family’s style above), but yours might be different.

Let me know what your holiday plans are and I’ll be more than happy to send over a few helpful suggestions. 🙂

Happy shopping and HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone!