Day 1 – Holiday Outfits – Cotton Candy Canes.

Hey there, bow friends!

I’ve had finals this week and found myself getting distracted a lot.  One night I was procrastinating reminiscing and found my collaboration with Warby Parker.  I really loved that week of posts.  Inspired by that kind of fun, I decided to share 5 days worth of outfits that follow the theme of holiday get togethers.  No matter what you celebrate, there are always occasions to get a little snazzied up this time of year.  So let’s get to it!

Casual Winter outfit


I’m going to start out with a casual outfit.  Something comfortable to wear for movie night  at a friends or maybe even some shopping.  This outfit is a great example of the fact that I tend to wear a lot of black during the winter and I live in Florida.  This means I’m not going to be wearing huge coats or a lot of long sleeves as it isn’t extremely cold until a bit after the holidays.  But I’m doing this to just give you some ideas or inspiration.  If it’s cold where you are, by all means, throw on a parka.

I love this baby doll dress.  I’ve always thought I couldn’t wear one because it would cut me weird and make me look even shorter, but I’ve been proven wrong.  It’s extremely comfortable and great for wearing leggings or thick tights underneath.  If it were cool out, I’d probably throw on a leather jacket and a red lip to amp this dress up.Pink BootsTheses boots are just the right pop of color I like to add to an outfit.  They remind me of pastry sweets or Jigglypuffs.  Either way, perfect.  They are so comfortable and even warmer when I pair them with boot socks.  They work well against the snow and rain too.  An all around winner.  To go along with their , I went with a soft, mauvey pink ( Surprised it’s not a deep red?!  Me too.).

Lancome Love It!American Apparel Dress/ Vera Wang Tights (similar)/ Vera Wang Boots/Cream Boot Socks/ Lancome Color Design Lipstick in Love It!

And that’s day one!  What would you wear for a casual holiday kick back?  Also, what kind of outerwear would you pair with this kind of outfit?  I need some ideas.  My brain is in a slump as I’ve just finished my finals.  Are you all out onto break?  I hope all your tests and things went well and you get to enjoy time off with family.

We shall talk soon!

-Tara Joy ❤

1,000 Follower Celebration.

Giveaway Alert!

Hey there, bow friends!

In my last post I mentioned I had a little surprise for you!  And by little surprise, I mean a kinda big surprise.  On April 29th of this year, Beaus and Bows hit 1,000 followers on WordPress.  Holy freaking wiafsdjklhfd, you guys.  There is 1,000+ of you who get blog updates from me.  1,000 of you like B&B enough to want to read it all the time.  In less than a year, I have somehow convinced 1,000 of you to jump on board.  You have no idea how giddy I am about it.

1,000B&B has grown a lot.  My first few posts crack me up.  I’ve had some cool opportunities like the Warby Parker styling week.  I have discovered some great products that you all have recommended.  Speaking of all of you, I have got to talk to a ton of you and have had so much fun doing so.  Because B&B wouldn’t have reached this milestone without all of you, I thought I’d give one of you a very special treat.

So what will you be getting?!

Lip Gifts

Some of the products are ones I’ve reviewed like the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick in Hot Plumthe Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti, and the Wet n’ Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in Sunset Peach.  A few of the others have been mentioned in my Beauty Exploration or favorites posts like the Maybelline Baby Lips in PeppermintMaybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the BronzeWet N Wild Eye Shadow Trio in Silent Treatmente.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzer Duo, and the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent

Some other products

Now, there are some new to me products for you all too!  I want you guys to have some nice new things to explore and tell me what you think of them.  One of my favorite new nail accents is all plain, solid colored nails with a glittery, shimmery, accent nail.  My favorite polish for this is the e.l.f. nail polish in Pixie Dust (I found this not in a set at CVS).  Because it’s summer and a lot of you are probably travelling, I thought I would include a Travalo.  These are so helpful for carrying your favorite scent with you on the go.  And if you have a Travalo, then you need a fragrance.  You’ll be getting my favorite Bath and Body Works fragrance for summer, Carried Away.

Bow Earrings And to help you stay even fresher, there’s a bar of Canus Goat’s Milk Soap that helps keep your skin moisturized and soft.  Next, we’ve got the Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box Palette (which is on offer on the UD website for $28 cheaper than what I paid for it.  Holy bargain.) These shadows are gorgeous.  I love UD shadows and thought it was even cooler that the set comes with a mini UD Primer Potion for you to try out!  And of course, what would a B&B giveaway be without a pair of bows for you!  These Lauren Conrad bow studs are perfect for summer.  Small and dainty.

So how do you win these fourteen lovely things?! I’m using rafflecopter again to host the giveaway because it was so easy in the last giveaway.  Like last time, I’ve inserted the widget into a tumblr post.  I’m leaving the link for you below!  The giveaway ends on the 28th.  Thanks so much for being apart of Beaus and Bows. Good luck!<3



  1. You must be 18 or older or have your parents permission since I’ll need your address to mail this to you.
  2. This giveaway is open internationally!
  3. You must be a follower of beausandbows whether it be through wordpress, bloglovin, or email.

We shall talk soon!

-Tara Joy ❤

You Love Me, You Really Love me.

Versatile Blogger and One Lovely BlogHello, bow friends!

If there’s one thing you should know about me it’s that my favorite season is award season.  When I first got alerted I was nominated for a blog award, I wasn’t sure how serious of a thing it was.  I mean, I got really excited about the fact that somebody liked my blog enough to think I deserved an award.  I mean..flattered.  After a few days I was nominated for another and just the other day another.  So I thought I would properly go through these awards and give them the respect, appreciation, and gratitude they deserve.  They both have rules and questions that go along with them.  Thanks so much to Delia of Shimmery Black and Veronica of Captivating Life to Live for nominating me.  That was so absolutely sweet of youljhfejdbvj!  Also, big thanks to Elle and Jay of Small Town Gals for nominating B&B for the Liebster award.  Unfortunately, I don’t think I meet the criteria for the award, but again I’m so flattered.

The two awards I have been nominated for are The Versatile Blogger Award and The One Lovely Blog Award.  They both have rules and require 7 facts about myself.  One rule is to nominate other blogs.  I will say I might not have the proper amount of blogs to nominate, but I’m definitely going to try!

So let’s get started with the awards!

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