Made With Love By Mom-Tunic Take 2

A few weeks ago, I published a post honoring the memory of my mother and showcasing my very special tunic that she made for me. (You can read that post here where I styled my tunic with boyfriend jeans and a kimono.) Many of you had suggested that I put this tunic into regular rotation as I previously had only worn it once or twice a year. So I took your suggestions to heart and here it is again. This time with a floral hanky hem skirt.

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Mom also made a matching scarf from the same fabric. But since it was too humid for a scarf, I used it as a sash around my waist instead. It gave the tunic some much needed shape as it was looking a bit frumpy over the long skirt. (First, I tried to wear the scarf in my hair as sort of a head wrap. I should have taken pictures of that debacle! I wish I were a headwear kind of girl, but alas, I am not!)

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In a previous post, I did mention that I am not big into handbags and purses and that you would rarely see me holding one in my pictures. I have since realized that handbags are the best props ever especially when I have no idea what the heck to do with my hands as I stand goofily around posing in solitude and snapping photos of myself. So you may see more purses going forward. But many will probably be on repeat. I love the casual summer vibe of this tote and the colors were perfect with this outfit.

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And check out these adorable lace up sandals that I recently scored for around $10! Aren’t they the perfect shoes?

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Also, I have been trying out some new stuff in an effort to get more comfortable in front of the camera. I suppose that is the best way. So I attempted some sitting poses. I think they are ridiculously goofy and forced and a tad bit too posed. But I am a work in progress. My photographs are a work in progress. My blog is a work in progress. My life is a work progress.

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So I am going to just sit here on the ground in my awkward pose and brainstorm some better ideas for blog posts and outfit poses!

Outfit details:
Tunic and sash: Made With Love By Mom
Skirt: Cato Fashions Floral Hanky Hem Skirt (currently on clearance for $9.99).
Sandals: Mossimo Supply Co. Lilac Gladiator Sandals from Target (the current price listed online is $22.99, but they were marked down for clearance when I bought them in my local Target and then were an additional 20% off with my Target Cartwheel App).
Tote: Merona for Target (from last year, but how adorable is this striped tote?)
Gold necklace: So old I can’t even pretend to remember where I procured it.
Leather tassel necklace: Cato Fashions (no longer available but similar here).
Gold tassel earrings: Kohl’s (no longer available, but similar here, here, and here).

I hope you enjoyed! And if anyone has any topic ideas or styling ideas that they would like for me to address in a post, please do mention it in the comments.

Always awkward on the edge,

Shelbee

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30 Responses

  1. Those sandals are adorable! Only $10?! What a deal!! Hope you’re having a great week šŸ™‚

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

  2. Darling tunic and so special! I love the scarf you added as a belt. It looks fabulous that way!

  3. That is a lovely tunic, I really like it with the long skirt šŸ™‚ Great that you are thinking up more ways to wear it.

    Have fun with your posing! šŸ™‚ I always find taking blog photos awkward so I’m never really in any different poses, ha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Thank you, Mica! I really do love finding new ways to style the same piece. Taking blog photos is so totally awkward, but I am getting braver! Yesterday, I actually ventured into my FRONT yard where the neighbors could see me to take my photos. I am getting bolder and experimenting more!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  4. This tunic is amazing. Perfect with this skirt and this lovely sandals. You look great ā™„ļø
    xxx

  5. What an creative idea! I like it very much how you styled it now. And the sandals are great! Also love the color on your toe nails! Last week I also wrapped the scarf (with the Maxi tie dye post) around my head! It looked redicilious and I deleted them!

    • Thank you, Nancy! I do love to play around with different and unique styling ideas, but I really should take photos of the failed attempts. You know, just for laughs! I did just figure out a cute way for me to wear a headband to get through my awkward growing-out-short-hair phase! Hopefully, it looks as cute as I am imagining. Have a fabulous day!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  6. Those sandals! What a great find.

  7. I also don’t like sitting photos. I always end up looking awkward. I love those shoes you scored. Crazy they were only $10!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/

    • Thanks, Candace. I actually took some photos yesterday sitting on a big rock which weren’t so bad. Maybe one or two are usable! And these sandals are so comfortable, too. I couldn’t believe how inexpensive they were. But I guess that is the benefit in waiting until the end of the season to buy the trendy items!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  8. So cute! We are all a work in progress! <3

  9. I love the look of the tunic over the skirt, very bohemian. I love headwear myself but have a little pea head and everything is too big. lol

    • Thanks so much! I am really loving the tunic over a skirt, too. I have the opposite problem with hats as I have a gigantic head (thanks to genetics on my mother’s side!) I can’t find hats that are big enough to fit! Ha!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  10. Beautiful dress Shelbee and so special. My mum has made me some beautiful things over the years too šŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing at the blog hop..

  11. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  12. Love this tunic! Specially the belt scarf šŸ™‚
    Difinitely something you need to wear more
    Thank you for linking up with weekend wear, have a great weekend

    xo
    Mel

  13. I love how it looks with the sash – and those sandals are fab!

    Thanks so much for sharing over at #FridayFrivolity šŸ™‚

  14. Yes, yes, yes! I love that you styled this again. Its such a great piece-love it!

    • Aw, thank you so much, Terri! Your enthusiasm is quite contagious! Perhaps leggings next time? I can’t find the pants that my mom made to go with it. And I just did a huge clean out. (sad face).

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  15. The power of garments is truly special – its what they mean to us and how they make us feel …

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