Lake Tahoe Fashion Diary | Winter Outfits!

With Los Angeles being in the mid-80’s the last month, we decided to take a quick trip over to Lake Tahoe for some actual winter vibes! I’d never been before but it looked absolutely beautiful. What’s really cool about this lake is that it’s actually in both California and Nevada, you can literally walk over the border & decide which state you want to be in! So we got everything together and prepared for our 8 hour drive!

I made many outfit changes in our few days visiting and put together my little fashion diary for today’s post!

\\\\ Day One \\\\

My first outfit for our Lake Tahoe trip! I went for something pretty simple for exploring around Emerald Bay.

Long Sleeve – Urban Outfitters

Jeans – Urban Outfitters

Boots – Steve Madden

Hat – Forever 21 (similar)

Belt – Forever 21 (similar)

I will admit that I was freezing in this outfit but for climates that have a more mild winter (like Los Angeles), this would be perfect! It was our first adventure and I clearly underestimated how cold it would be.

My boots were also a mistake. Absolutely adorable but not very well suited for climbing mountains of snow…

After we left Emerald Bay I made an outfit change to hopefully help me deal with the cold climate. This one wasn’t perfect for the temperature either, but it’s still cute as heck (and an improvement for the cold).

The sun had set and we were on the way back to our hotel but we saw a cool path on the side of the road that we just needed to stop at!

Sweater | Jeans | Belt (similar) | Boots

I absolutely love this sweater from Forever 21, it’s SO soft and I love the distressed details. I’m also a huge fan of a purely black & white outfit, it’s just so classic and easy.

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\\\\ Day Two \\\\

Oh how I love my outfits from the second day in Lake Tahoe! It was a little warmer this day and I was definitely dressed more appropriately for what we had going on.

Love love love this outfit, or actually, this Free People sweater! It’s clearly the main focus and I bought it specifically for this trip. I found it at Nordstrom and it was 30% off so I had to snag it for the winter/Tahoe vibes! Now it’s actually 40% off so GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!

Sweater – Free Peopleย 

Leggings – Alo

Boots – Steve Madden

Socks – Forever 21 (Similar)

These photos are taken at Sand Harbor, they had a path on the beach that led to Bonsai Rock and it absolutely blew our minds. The water was so unbelievably clear, I couldn’t believe it!

In case you’re wondering by now about the pictures with my boyfriend.. yeah, we used a tripod. It was life changing. Highly recommend, 10/10.

After leaving Sand Harbor we were driving around and found a super snowy area so we decided to pull over. In case you can’t tell by now, we really enjoy spontaneous stops. We made another outfit change and this next one is one of my favorite winter outfits!

I love this because of how easy it is. You should know by now that I like outfits that are simple but stylish and I think this outfit fits that description! The oversized sweater is incredibly comfy (I got a size small) and you can never go wrong with a good pair of leggings!

Sweaterย (not online, linked similar!) | Leggings | Boots | Sunglasses

One last outfit change for our last night in Lake Tahoe! Our hotel, BaseCamp South Tahoe, recommended Lakeside Beach for a beautiful sunset location so we went to check it out. It did not disappoint!

It was a regular beach (which I’m sure is crowded during the summer) with picnic benches and we even found a swing set! When theres a swing set, you just have to take advantage. Really makes you feel like a kid again!

Easily one of the best winter outfits of all time. LOOK AT MY COAT. I magically transformed into a fluffy teddy bear and I definitely attracted more hugs than normal. The main focus here is clearly the jacket, and it’s an absolute essential this winter. I’ve seen so many other bloggers wearing this similar ‘teddy bear’ style and it’s easy to see why!

Jacket (another similar) | Shirt | Jeans | Boots | Sunglasses

\\\\ Day Three \\\\

Our last day in Lake Tahoe! We checked out of our hotel around 1pm and began our drive back to Los Angeles. The Yosemite National Forest was somewhat on the way so we took the little detour in hopes to get there for sunset! We were almost there but ended up having to pull over to watch the sunset elsewhere because we wouldn’t make it there before dark. Either way, the view was to die for.

This outfit ended up being my road trip outfit as well, a whole 10 hours in the car wearing this and I wasn’t uncomfortable at all! I’ve actually worn this so much in the last few weeks, you’ve probably seen it on Instagram quite a few times at this point.

Sweater – Lulu’s

Leggings – Alo

Boots – Steve Madden

We stopped at “The Edge Of The World”, or at least that’s what the sign said. Pretty cool right?! We just sat watching the sunset until it was dark and it was another 6 hours back to LA from there… a long night haha.

This was truly the perfect way to end the trip! Such a stunning view at my favorite time of day! ๐Ÿ˜€

That was it for my Lake Tahoe trip! Did you like my winter outfits? I always love a good fashion diary! What was your favorite outfit?! We had such an amazing trip with LOTS of food and fun! We also really enjoyed our hotel at BaseCamp, would highly recommend to anyone going to visit.

I took a brief pause from this blog but I’m happy to be back! Thank you to those of you who stuck around! ๐Ÿ™‚



  1. Jessica Sexton
    December 19, 2017 / 11:31 am

    I live in Michigan so itโ€™s great to be able to seen super cute fashion that would make sense for December in the cold! I feel like some holiday/winter fashion is for places that consider 50 degrees cold which does no good for me!!! I love your looks Tara!! I am so jealous of the fun you and Taylor have! Btw tell him that he is an amazing boyfriend and donโ€™t let any of the haters get to you guys! They just wish their boyfriends were as awesome as Tay!

    • Tara
      December 19, 2017 / 11:55 am

      hahah totally makes sense, LA spoils me with the weather there!!! thanks for reading girl!!

  2. Devanie
    December 19, 2017 / 11:32 am

    In your vlog, when you were packing for this trip you packed some tan/beige suede booties and they are the cutest! They arenโ€™t pictured in any outfits above and I was wondering where you got them! I love all your outfits including your black Steve Madden booties! Love you and your videos! And Bradey haha

    • Tara
      December 19, 2017 / 11:54 am

      hahaha I know, I brought them but didn’t end up wearing them!! they’re actually grey and they were from Zara!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. December 19, 2017 / 11:34 am

    I NEED that teddy bear coat! I just bought a jean jacket with that similar material on the inside and it keeps me SO warm! and those last pictures on the edge of the world are so on point!! Great post as usual ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Tara
      December 19, 2017 / 11:54 am

      omg I love those jackets!!! I neeeeeed one!!! thanks for the comment girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Roxanne
    December 19, 2017 / 11:55 am

    This was such a nice read girl.
    I LOVE that free people sweater, and that coat looks so cosy, I so need one in my life.
    Happy holidays lovely. xx

    • Tara
      December 19, 2017 / 11:56 am

      It’s the best sweater ever! and 40% OFF!!! ITS A CRAZY DEAL!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Roxanne
        December 19, 2017 / 11:58 am

        40% off. WOW. I think I might have to treat myself them hehe. x

  5. Tahlia
    December 19, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    Yay welcome back haha. Love this posts. Cute outfits & photos ๐Ÿ˜˜

    • Tara
      December 19, 2017 / 12:06 pm

      YAY thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Katja
    December 19, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    I love how you slay every single one of the pictures๐Ÿ˜ Also I am a big fan of your style!! Sadly I live in Germany so I probably won’t see these stunning views any time soon๐Ÿ™„ xoโฃ

  7. Michaela
    December 19, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    Ugh I’m such a fan of you and your photos and your style and your blog! <3

  8. angelica lopez
    December 19, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    so beautiful tara !

  9. December 19, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    LOVE the quality of these photos, your new lens is amazing! (so are you) Your outfits are so cute and are actually pretty practical, I live in Upstate NY (30 minutes from the border) and I would wear all of these to stay warm. So glad you’re posting.

  10. Britney
    December 19, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    OMG such cute outfits!! Could you pleaseeee also tell us which sizes you got for each item? My body type is very similar to yours and if I order something online it will be easier to choose the size. <3

    • Tara
      December 19, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks girl!! And I think mostly XS and Small ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. December 19, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    I bought one of those teddy bear jackets at F21 last week and it was on sale for $15, so I purchased it in black as well!! I love that those jackets are so trendy right now because they sooo comfy๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— Looks like you had an amazing time in Tahoe! All of these pics are so cute ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Tara
      December 19, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      OMG such a good deal, I’m so jealous!!! Thanks for the love! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Brooke Arelano
    December 19, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Love te blog post ! Tara !!!!! Also i remember in the vlig you saying how you were freezing for the pics , and it totally paid off ahaha adorable pics !!!๐Ÿ˜
    I also cant believe i missed you i came in to los angeles the day you left ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜”

    • Tara
      December 19, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Awww I hope you enjoy your trip!!! Thanks for reading babe! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Brooke Arelano
        December 21, 2017 / 12:35 am

        Thanks tara ! Hope you enjoy your time with your family and say hi to bradey !!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜

  13. December 19, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    love you tara!!! you and taylor are SO cute together!! do you have any advice about waiting for someone good to come into your life and not “looking” or how you know someone is meant to be your boyfriend or not. <3 ily

    • Tara
      December 19, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Thanks girl, love you too!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Honestly just stop worrying about it! I know thats easier said then done, but he will come into your life when the time is right! So cliche but it’s true!

  14. arianna
    December 19, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    Tara I love you so much!! these outfits are so beautiful and you’re stunning. loved seeing this post and all the vlogs about Lake Tahoe. you’re amazingโค๏ธ

  15. December 19, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    Oh my goodness Tara, these photos are all so cute!!! I saw the photos you and Taylor posted on Instagram and I was waiting for this blog post!! I canโ€™t wait for some puppy posts soon!! ๐Ÿ˜

    • Tara
      December 19, 2017 / 7:11 pm

      yay so glad you saw them on insta first and still wanted to see the blog post! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. December 19, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Tara, what theme do you use for your blog? It is so beautiful!

  17. Ethel Fruchter
    December 19, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    You would look adorable wearing a paper bag. Hugs and kisses Bobe Ethel

    • Tara
      December 19, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Hehe oh thanks Bobe!!! Thanks for reading!!! xoxo

  18. Ethel Fruchter
    December 19, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    You would look adorable wearing a paper bag

  19. Ivy
    December 19, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Hi! What camera and lens did you use for these photos? And also how did you set up the camera for the photos of you and Tyler? Thank you!

    • Tara
      December 19, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      I use a canon 80D with a 50mm 1.2 lens! I actually wrote about how Taylor and I took the pictures in this post! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Victoria
    December 19, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    Hi! I was just wondering where exactly the teddy bear coat and the blue and white oversized sweater were from. I love all your outfits for the trip! So happy your back blogging!!

    • Tara
      December 19, 2017 / 7:10 pm

      Everything is linked!! Both are from forever 21!

  21. Vittoria Blanco
    December 19, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    love this post so much!!! hope you do a blog post on your time in Toronto ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Tara
      December 19, 2017 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks girl!! And I already have a blog post on Toronto! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Rachel Albright
    December 19, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    All of your outfits are SO cute! Your fashion always inspires me and i love seeing how you put your outfits together. Also love you and tay so much and love seeing how happy you two make each other ๐Ÿ™‚ keep up the good work and donโ€™t let any haters get to you because youโ€™re amazing and theyโ€™re just jealous!

  23. Mireya
    December 19, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    I love your style and your photos! I actually was wondering how you and your boyfriend took such cute pictures and am now debating on getting a tripod for me and my boyfriend lol.

    • Tara
      December 19, 2017 / 11:56 pm

      I’m telling you, the tripod was a game changer!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Amanda Burdick
    December 20, 2017 / 10:16 am

    Yayy you’re back! Loved this post! All the outfits were so cute! For sure taking some fashion inspo from this especially since I live in Montreal :p

  25. Natalie nicole
    December 20, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    literally love everything… so freaking cute hope there is a video on this cute look book ps. love you

  26. Brianna
    December 21, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    In the vlog where you were packing, you packed a white/cream sweater dress that you said you bought last year and an oversized shearling jacket that I was hoping would be included in the blog! I know the sweater dress is old and you didn’t wear the jacket, but I would love to know where you got both of those from. Love your videos and blog posts btw!

  27. Polly
    December 22, 2017 / 8:59 am

    Thank you so much for this!! When you started off the first vlog of you going to Lake Tahoe you were wearing a sorta thick cardigan/some what coat for the road. Where did you get it?!

  28. Chachou
    December 22, 2017 / 10:00 am

    I love love love these outfits! You have such a nice but casual way of dressing which is exactly my aesthetic. All these photos turned out so well, and the spots you found are gorgeous. You really inspire me and I love you lots

  29. Julie
    December 22, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    The outfits are so cute!! You could pull off any sweater I’m so jealous. I wish I could wear sweaters like that in Florida!! Love you Tara!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ž

  30. Lauren
    December 28, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    WOW i loved this post, lengthy and i read every bit! Great job. I love your style so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Genevieve
    December 29, 2017 / 12:07 am

    I love your blog! I loved the travel blogs so so much! I have so many new destinations on my bucket list now!

  32. Tammy
    December 30, 2017 / 2:28 pm


  33. January 12, 2018 / 4:55 pm

    im in love i love all the outfits

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