2018 Highlight Reel

I’m going to start the highlight reel from the middle of the year when things finally started picking up and being a bit happier sooo…May.

Here are 18 highlights from 2018.

Enjoy ❤

1. Got into law school.

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2. Went to Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour in Pasadena, CA.

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3. Spent LOTS of time in San Clemente with my best friend.

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4. Chopped my hair off. Again.

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5. Took lots of cute pics.

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6. Moved into my new apartment in Salt Lake City.

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7. Started law school.

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8. Got an official headshot taken.

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9. Had my first friend come visit.

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10. Ran my first 5k on Thanksgiving with my best friend.

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11. Ate. A lot.

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12. Made a dope gingerbread house.

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13. Went to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball with my best friend and sister.

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14. Felt like a princess.

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15. Went back to Bakersfield for Christmas.

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16. Had a pajama Christmas party with some of my favorite people.

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17. Went to see the lights at C.A.L.M. with Sadie.

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18. Found myself.

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“You can fail at what you don’t want

so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”

-Jim Carrey

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For My LuLaRoe Lovers!

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USE CODE “HAYLEY5” TO SAVE $5 ON YOUR FIRST PURCHASE!*

I don’t know how I am so late to the LuLaRoe craze…

To put things into perspective:
My mom owned LuLaRoe clothing before I did.
*gasps*
I know, I know.
I’m late to the show…
But fashionably late 😉
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“Julia” Dress: LuLaRoe (Anne and Kassy)– ONLY $40 WITH MY CODE!

Check out this dress!
Come on, how could I not immediately fall in love?
I am all for dresses that can be dressed up OR down.
I loved dressing it up with a belt and some heels…
But am currently lounging on my couch
after a day in the same dress with my favorite Vans.
It’s a win-win!
Fun Fact:
There are only 2,500 of each piece made in each print.
Know what that means?
The chances of a fashion disaster out in public are slim to none!
You will be feeling one of a kind, just like I was!
As if the clothes weren’t compelling enough on their own,
I love the convenience of the entire system!
They have a method that works for everyone:
1. Attend a pop-up shop.
At a pop-up shop, you have the opportunity to see the clothing in person, get a feel for the fabric and the fit, and purchase on the spot!
2. Shop online.
If you’re like me, you prefer shopping in the comfort of your own home.
(I have a VERY difficult time focusing, so alone on my computer helps me get the job done)
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 I also think it is SO important to build a relationship with your rep!
Once she has helped you snag a few outfits, she’ll get a taste for your style and be able to keep an eye out for you when new pieces arrive!
I got SO lucky with the two local reps that I connected with!
Anne and Kassy were so helpful and found me exactly what I wanted…
even when I didn’t know what I wanted!
BONUS: They were generous enough to offer each of my followers
$5 off their first purchase!
Simply mention the code “Hayley5” online or in-person and save some money!
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Shoes: Just Fab- $39; Jewelry: Charming Charlie

Good news: You DO NOT have to be local to shop with Anne and Kassy!
They have a Facebook page open EVERY Thursday that you can shop on.
It’s so convenient and easy to use, since it’s right on Facebook!
When you see an item you like,
comment “sold” on the photo and they will contact you about the rest!
Click HERE to be taken straight to their page!
(Yes, my code applies here!)
Great news: If you ARE local, they have open boutique hours EVERY Tuesday and Thursday!
Stop by the address below between 2 and 4 to shop until you drop!
Bring your friends, ride solo…
Whatever floats your boat!
Just don’t miss out on these great looks!
(Yay! My code works here too!)
Address for boutique hours:
2533 Radiance Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Want to host a pop-up shop at your own house?
Your friends can come shop, talk, and spend time together…
All while enjoying cute clothes!
Anne and Kassy do that too, so feel free to email them at:
lulalevitzsisters@gmail.com
Don’t forget to stay up-to-date on all their new arrivals by following their Instagram!
Click HERE!
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I pretty much experienced a whole 30 minutes of word vomit because I was so excited to write about this dress and couldn’t type fast enough to keep up with my thoughts.
After MANY typos and fixes, I think I got it all out!
I am so happy with this dress…
But it doesn’t stop there!
I have another look coming Wednesday 😉
So stay tuned.
Until then, friends.
xoxo,
Hayley
*This coupon code is only valid through Anne and Kassy!
No other LuLaRoe reps will honor this code.
PC: A HUGE thank you to my lovely sister, Paige, for taking all of these photos!
She is so cute, talented and willing to tell me when I look awkward!
I think I’ll keep her 😉
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If you haven’t, click HERE!
You don’t want to miss them.
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Back to the Basics: The Color Wheel

It’s GIVEAWAY time here at Tall and Trendy Tales!

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a giveaway so I am SO excited to get this one rolling!
After talking to my sister, Paige, about the fashion class that she is currently taking,
I realized that most people don’t know how important the color wheel is!
There are DEFINITELY colors that look good together..
and colors that most certainly do not.
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So, let’s have a little lesson!
Warm colors: red, orange, yellow and gold.
Cool colors: green, blue, purple and silver.
It is a very rare occasion that I will mix metals with colors outside of their family.
For example, I will wear silver jewelry with red if it is a deep red…
And gold jewelry with blue if it is a bright blue.
All of this leads me to this Friday’s look!
I am OBSESSED with this high-neck, blue dress from Charming Charlie!
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Not to mention the chunky, yellow necklace that I paired with it!
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Necklace: Charming Charlie– $20; Bracelets: Charming Charlie– $14

It is so comfy.. So easy..
And I love it so much, I decided I wanted to give it to two of my followers!
Head on over to either my Instagram or my Facebook
and follow the instructions for entering on my post!
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I can’t wait to see the winners in their dresses!
If you want to see more giveaways here
(and an extra entry into this giveaway!),
like this post!
Have a giveaway idea?
Comment below!
Until next time…
xoxo,
Hayley
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Summer Hacks: Maxi Dresses

If you’re anything like me..

Or live anywhere like Bakersfield (think extreme, dry heat)..

You know that a minimalist summer wardrobe is a must.
However, if you’re like me and you aren’t your legs’ #1 fan..
Maxi dresses are the solution you need!

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Not an insane amount of fabric/clothing, but still keeps everything covered!
I love wearing maxi dresses because my legs are covered but they’re still able to breathe!
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Maxi Dress: Charming Charlie– $25 ; Shoes: Just Fab– $40

Another plus side to maxi dresses?
You can find them just about anywhere!
And typically, they are not crazy expensive!
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Maxi Dress: Target– $30 ; Shoes: Charming Charlie– $19

So, if you’re balling on a budget (just like me!), maxi dresses might be your new thing!
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Places That Sell Cute Maxis:
So shop away, friends!
And stay confident and cool this summer in your new maxis!
And don’t forget your jewels!
Blue necklace: Charming Charlie (similar)– $14
Seashell necklace: Charming Charlie (similar)– $
Nails: Rachel Cordova– $25
Are you a fan of maxi dresses?
Like this post!
Have you gotten any cool maxi dresses lately?
Comment below and tell me where I need to go!
Thank you so much for stopping by and I will talk to you all soon!
xoxo,
Hayley
P.S. Sorry for the MAJOR delay between posts..
I have a lot of exciting new content coming to Tall & Trendy Tales
and I wanted to make sure that it was PERFECT for you guys. xo.
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And For Your Guy? A DAZI Skinny Tie!

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Ladies AND gents:

I am SO excited to tell you all about a company that I recently came across…

(daw-zee)
While I am a girl who does not choose to wear ties, let me tell you…
Picking out ties for the men in my life has never been more fun.
These ties are SO unique, rad…and likable by men AND women.
Ladies, you can love your man’s tie just as much as he does now!
Gents, blow your girl away with an awesome tie from DAZI.
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I am so lucky to have had my friend, Keanu, along for this shoot.
He was such a good sport and TOTALLY rocked this tie.
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So, with Father’s Day in the near future
and the ability to show your man some extra love possible every day..
Why not buy him a DAZI tie and let it do the talking?
He’ll definitely get the message: Lots of love.
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Places to wear your DAZI tie:
-Graduation
-Church
-A date
-A wedding
-YOUR wedding
-Work

-ANYWHERE

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I love these ties because of how easily they can be dressed up or down.
Casually, with a button-up and some slacks.
Formally, with a suit.
Here is what Keanu had to say about this tie:
“I love the pattern and how high-quality it feels. I’ve also never been a fan of wide ties so I really dig this one. It’s unlike anything I own.”
Check out his outfit details!
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Tie: DAZI– $28; Shirt: Kohls– ON SALE FOR $25

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Pants: JC Penny (similar)– ON SALE FOR $45

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Shoes: Kohls (similar)– $80

And my outfit details!
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Dress: Cotton On– ON SALE FOR $21

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Necklace: Charming Charlie (similar)– $18; Jacket: Forever 21 (similar)– $30;
Sandals: Charming Charlie– $25
And there you have it…
Women aren’t the only ones who can be trendy.
Now your men can be using the hashtag
#TallAndTrendyTales
If you guys (or girls!) like DAZI ties, like this post and check out their page by clicking HERE and their Instagram by clicking HERE!
Have something to say?
Please comment below!
I would love to chat about it!
Thanks for stopping by, gentlemen..
I will work on bringing more trendy, male attire to Tall&Trendy Tales.
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Until then…
xoxo,
Hayley
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P.S. Thanks for teaching me how to model-smile, Keanu. I had a blast!
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HUGE shout out to Keanu for being such a good sport! I shot him a text about two weeks ago explaining the situation and what was going to happen.. And he was more than willing to help me out. So a big thank you to you, Keanu. I couldn’t have done this without you!

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CODE BLUE

Alright, alright.. calm down.
Code blue is an emergency in hospitals…
and seeing as I’m working toward medical school as we speak, it was funny.
Kinda.

No? Any Grey’s Anatomy fans?

Oh, forget it. Let’s just get started!

Dress: Apricot Lane– $34

This super cute, soft and comfy dress came from Apricot Lane!
I believe that there are a few of these stores spread throughout the US but I am not entirely sure, to be honest.
Good news: I am (almost!) 100% positive that they ship, so check them out!
Anyways, so I saw that they were having a sale there a week or two ago and, of course, had to stop in.
I AM SO GLAD THAT I DID.
This dress feels (and looks) like I’m wearing a cloud and I love it.
Geez, just talking about it makes me want to go put it on and I’m in pajamas right now!
High-neck, beautiful ombre, and a gorgeous blue.
What more could a girl ask for in a summery dress?
(The answer is: Nothing.)
Next, let’s talk about my stuuuuuunning flower crown.
You will never believe where I got it:
For some reason, I never assumed that Claire’s would have something so cute and high-quality but I am so so glad I decided to give them a chance!
On top of that, they have a buy 3, get 3 free sale going on so I totally scored!
So stay tuned for more flower headbands.
In the meantime, check out the details:

Headband: Claire’s– $4

Arm Band: Claire’s– $5

IT EVEN HAS A LITTLE BUTTERFLY ON IT!

It’s adorable. I died. So happy. Ugh. Yes.

And last, but certainly not least, accessories.

I decided to keep this look simple because I was bringing in the floral and had the ombre.
So?
Simple silver hoops and bangles were my items of choice and I am totally satisfied.
Both of these items obvi came from Charming Charlie!
(Obvi = Obviously, for all my oldies out there! Yes, Mom, that means you)
I even through on a silver arm band that I got from Claire’s for FREE.
Love buy three, get three free. So bomb.
But seriously, I had never tried arm bands before and was a bit worried about the fit because I am certainly not the thinnest girl ever but they actually fit great!
And, my super buff sister is able to wear them too because they have a bit of a stretch to them!
I’ll link them to you in the caption of the picture above.
Honestly, the accessories make this outfit for me.
I love them and think that they paired so well with it.

Bangles: Charming Charlie– $10

And that’s a wrap, friends!
This is one of MANY outfits we were able to shoot on our day trip to Santa Barbara so I can’t wait to share more with you!
As for this look, I think comfy is always the way to go, especially during summer when it gets to be uncomfortably hot.
So grab a cute, comfy dress, throw on some flowers and hit the beach with your friends because this is going to be an epic summer…
I can already tell 😉
xoxo,
Hayley
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Sandals: Charming Charlie– $25

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