Meet Tara


Hi There! My name is Tara Gibson, and I am a professional residing in Northwest Arkansas. I am a wife to my husband, Drew, and a first-time mom to my daughter, Olivia. When I am not working or blogging, you can find me at the gym, trying out a new recipe or spending time with my family and friends.

Jimmy Choos & Tennis Shoes is my creative outlet for fashion inspiration that is attainable to the everyday woman. Dress up for me began at an early age and has never stopped. I believe that confidence is your best accessory, and glamour is a state of mind. You do not have to break the bank to be stylish, because style is what YOU create.  Dress for yourself, and make each trend work for you!

I hope that you leave my site with a bit of inspiration whether it be when picking out an outfit in the morning, your next travel destination or trying out a new shade of lipstick.


Frequently Asked Questions

When did you start blogging? I started blogging in 2008. I started blogging about my wedding planning journey and life as a newlywed. At the beginning of 2013 my blog shifted towards a personal style blog as I got emails asking about my outfits. I have always enjoyed fashion at a young age and love to share my passion for it.

Where did your blog name come from? My sister thought of my blog name for me. I was planning my wedding when I started blogging and I had just got my wedding shoes which were Jimmy Choos. My husband and I are pretty much complete opposites so Drew is the Tennis Shoes in the Jimmy Choos and Tennis Shoes. I also love to run, so you can look at it that way as well.

What do you do for a living? I work for Reckitt Benckiser as a Customer Replenishment Analyst. I have been in the corporate world for almost 10 years now with a background in transportation/logistics. I went to school for Computer Information systems. (read THIS post on how I Manage both blogging and working full time)

What products do you use on your hair? I have naturally red hair and I have never dyed it. I use Kerastase shampoo and Garnier shampoo/conditioners. During the summer I use Kerastase serums.

How Tall are you? I am 5’7

What is your workout routine? I run 4-5 days a week and lift light weights. I do the Jillian Michael’s Videos throughout the year as well.

Who takes your photos? My mom takes my photos!