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