Monday, August 22, 2011

Tunic and Skinnies

While I wouldn’t say that I have a uniform, per se, a tunic and skinnies is probably as close as I get:



It’s just a really easy look for me on days when I need easy, but don’t necessarily feel like wearing a dress.  Today was one of those days, so I paired a dolman-sleeve tunic (Angie via Ross), layered over a lace-trim cami (Old Navy), with “regular” length Flirt skinnies (Old Navy) and a pair of wedges (Bamboo via TJ Maxx).  I added a watch and a bracelet and I was done.  Not the most inspired look, perhaps, but I think the tunic adds enough interest so that it’s not the most boring look either.

Now, I’d like to say a word about dolman sleeves.  I love them.  I have several pieces with dolman sleeves (my dress from this weekend, for example) and they’re just great.  Especially for someone with my broad shoulders – a dolman sleeve gives my shoulders a bit more room to move around, which I love.  I hate feel constricted in my clothes so these really work well for me.  Also, as my bloggy friend Erin has pointed out, they have a fabulous sense of drama.  And what girl doesn’t love drama, right?  Right.

Today’s Takeaway?  If you don’t already love dolman sleeves, crawl out from under that sartorial rock and give them a shot.  They’re comfy and dramatic.

Happy Monday, Everyone!

Gracey

11 comments:

  1. Tunic + Skinnies + Heels = Perfect combination
    It's a win on everybody!

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  2. yay i love comfy sleeves too. whats the point of being uncomfortable all day!?

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  3. A blousy shirt and skinnies are a uniform for me. That, or a white top, HUGE necklace, and skinnies. Of course this only happens when it is not hot in Austin....

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  4. Dolman sleeves are THE BEST. The end.

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  5. I love dolman sleeves! They remind me of a blouse that my mom got for me in the 70s! Sooooo cool! You look great in this...very boho chic! hugs! ~Serene

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  6. Very cute look. I didn't even know what dolman sleeves were, so I had to look it up. I see their appeal and, since I have big shoulders, can benefit from them.

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  7. I just bought a dolman sleeved top at the Gap. I followed your order before you even gave it, how cool is that.

    That tunic looks great on you, its a good color for pairing with denim and the print is lovely.

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  8. Tunics are on my fall shopping list. I'm looking forward to pairing them with some riding boots. I don't have anything with dolman sleeves. :( I must be drama-free these days.

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  9. I can see why it's a repeat look for you--looks great! I have yet to get into the world of skinny jeans (every pair I've ever tried on has made me sadface), but maybe I should give them another shot. Also been in the mood for tunics--such a good, comfy-looking length!

    Man, blues of all forms look so good on you. It's gotten to the point that I was at the thrift store the other day and saw something in a really saturated pretty blue, and my first thought was, "That would look so good on Gracey!" And then I realized that was kind of weird of me, but whatever. Signature color 4 lyfe!

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  10. Cute "uni". I think the skinnies and tunic really do lend to a nice silhouette for most body types. I love how you've cuffed your jeans at the bottom to...makes for a nice clean look.

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