Friday, October 16, 2015

Traci Taylor Collective | New Blog!

Please join me over on Traci Taylor Collective where you'll find more information on the rebranding of Hip Hop Hooray, the launch of TTC, and new fashion/lifestyle content on a fresh and sophisticated platform. You're going to love it, so follow me...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Typical Thusday

A quick look at a day in the life of these babes, where it's pretty obvious I'm just along for the ride!

 (a.m. shenanigans)
 (Mine all mine today while Savannah's at school...)
(I seriously can't!)
 (First pumpkin sighting.)
(Get this kid to the patch!)
 (Afternoon Nekter Juice stop while Savvy is at dance)
(The rad people at Nekter Brea really know how to treat a girl)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Limited Edition

Most days we pack a couple sandwiches (and a few extra snacks) because going to Disneyland as often as we do can get expensive...quick. However, there are times [like the time we celebrated our eight year anniversary at Disneyland with the babes] when it's fun to pick up something special... especially when it's as cute as Cinderella's limited edition popcorn pumpkin coach. I love seeing their excitement when we pulled up to the vendor and ordered Savvy the popcorn. Or when we went to the gift store and told Hudson to grab the Cars bath toys we knew he'd love. Like I said, it's a rare treat, but when we definitely makes for a memorable trip. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lookbook, Fall 2015 | FINAL LOOK

 Welcome to the final post of my Fall 2015 lookbook! I mentioned early on that I really wanted these styles to demonstrate how you can easily wear some of your favorite pieces a few different ways throughout Fall. For example, you may recognize the sweater and booties I'm wearing from look one, or this necklace from look four. I'm also a big fan of layering sweaters like this one over my tanks from summer. It's yet another way to re-work the clothes that you already have into new and seasonally appropriate styles. Add a pair of trendy distressed denim like these black ones and you'll be set. 

So tell me, did you recreate any of the looks I've shared from my YouTube video? Did you get inspired to style a few of your own Fall looks? I'd love to hear from you, so hit me up in the comments below or over on one of my social can find me on both Instagram + Twitter at: @traci_taylor
Black denim c/o SUO Boutique, similar HERE | Sweater | Similar tank | Similar booties | Necklace | Sunglasses | Watch | Bracelet 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Lookbook, Fall 2015 | Casual Cool

 Happy Monday and welcome back! I wanted to take a minute this morning to thank you for the love you've shown the video I posted to my new channel on YouTube. As of this morning it's been viewed 240 times! I seriously never thought my first post would be that well received, so thank you again for watching it and to those of you that shared on my behalf. I have a new video in the works and I can't wait to share it with you. 

This 'casual + cool' look needs much's equal parts comfortable and stylish, easily styled, and the perfect base layer for Fall. Basically, you're going to want this dress in your closet...
Lush swing dress c/o Suo Boutique, but if you aren't near SUO in the OC/LA area you can shop it HERE or a similar dress in more sizes HERE. | Fringe booties | Tote |Large Original Ray Ban aviators | Watch | BraceletCatbrid rings | Tiny chain ring | Similar necklace

*Matte nude lip combo: Urban Decay 24/7 glide on lip pencil in 'Stark Naked' | NYX soft matte lip cream in 'Abu Dhabi.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

LookBook, Fall 2015 | Feminine + Free

 Today I'm bringing you look three from my Fall LookBook video that went up on YouTube earlier this week. The title explains this outfit best: it's easy, free flowing and feminine. The type of dress that I purchase time and time again. The bell sleeves make it feel special/different from anything else in my closet, but the color and floral print keep it grounded and not over the top. Let's also take a minute for the empire waist. Better known as the most flattering and comfortable cut of all time.

I hope you guys have a great weekend and I'll see you back here to finish off the remaining looks next week. Thank you all so, so much for the major support this week. It means everything.
Dress c/o SUO Boutique, similar HERE | Booties | Similar wool hat | Sunglasses

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

LookBook, Fall 2015 | Boho Babe

Welcome back! Today I'm going to give you a few behind the scene's details on how this look came together for my first youtube video (Fall 2015 LOOKBOOK) and why I love it for the upcoming months. This look does a couple of things right, one of which is adding interest through texture. We have fringe, faux suede, super soft cotton on the tee, and leather for the purse and shoes. Texture is extra important for Fall because it adds an instant layered feel to any outfit, causing it to look seasonally appropriate.

The second way this look is killing it is by getting the proportions right. The wrap effect of the skirt makes it a little shorter in front, which keeps it from overwhelming my frame. Having the tee tied up also keeps it from looking too baggy and/or boyfriend-y. Always consider a half tuck or a knot if your tops tend to be longer, it will almost guarantee a better waistline which will be slimming overall...even if that area of your body isn't something you really want to emphasize. Trust me, it works. 

And that's it! This look is super simple, boho without feeling costume like, and could easily be paired with a classic pair of white Chuck Taylors for a more laid back vibe. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Tell me, would you rock a fringe skirt? I mean, this is what my dreams are made of...but we've already established I may be a closet hippie. I know it's not for everyone so let me know your thoughts below. I'll see you back here tomorrow for look number three from the video!