Thursday, May 12, 2016

Signature Look: Leggings & A Tunic

One of my signature looks is leggings and a tunic or short dress.

The dress in this outfit is another one of those items I recently “found” in my closet. It lives in my “overflow” closet (= one half of my son’s closet that is very hard to access). I bought it about five years ago at Loft. Unfortunately, it shrunk the first time I washed it, and then I put it in the dryer once by accident. It’s therefore too short to wear on its own. I didn’t wear it for a while until I realized that it is perfect paired with leggings.

The weather in Silicon Valley has been all over the place lately - from the 90s to the low 60s, including some rain and wind (which made it seem much colder; and, yes, we are weather wimps here in the South Bay...).

I wore the dress/tunic on a rainy day to run some errands. I paired it with leggings, my denim jacket, and a striped scarf.
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Outfit Details: Dress Loft old (I love this fun tee shirt dress), Yummie Leggings, Denim Jacket old (I love this one), Scarf Loft (I love this spring/summer scarf from Loft)

I wore the outfit again on Mother’s Day for lots of walking and a casual brunch outing. Since we walked quite a bit before and after brunch, it made sense to wear comfortable and casual clothes. I usually spend “special days,” like Mother’s Day and birthdays doing something active with my boys, rather than getting dressed up. That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy getting dressed up once in a while, but birthdays and Mother’s Day are usually reserved for doing some physical activity together. 

Tunic Leggings 4

The best part of the day: Family FaceTime with my parents in Germany!

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Questions: What’s one of your signature looks? Again, one of my signature looks is definitely a tunic and leggings.

Linking up with: 
Monday: Classy Monday, iwillwearwhatilike, Style Nudge, VisibleMonday
Tuesday: Waywow, Confident Twosday, TurningHeads
Wednesday: Style Me Wednesday, Fresh Fashion Forum, Style Perspectives
Thursday:Upsy Daisy, Thursday Moda, Top of the World, A Labour of Life, Throwback Thursday, Thursday Fashion Files, Thursday Favorite Things
Friday: Sweet Inspiration, Sheela Writes, Fancy Friday, Fabulous Friday, Weekend Wear, Passion for Fashion, Fridays Fashions, Fun Fashion Friday
Saturday: Up, Down, All Around 

Be well,
Andrea

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71 comments:

  1. I'd have to say my signature look had definitely changed over the years...it used to be a blazer or jacket with everything. Now I"m trying to branch out and try other looks!!
    I love the fact you're mixing your prints!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Trying new things is good! And, yes, print mixing is so much fun!

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  2. This is such a great look! Your scarf is so pretty! My signature look is usually layered and jeans, a fun tee and either a scarf or necklace.

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks, Jill! You do layering so well!

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  3. This looks great!!!!!! I love layering and adding scarves. :)

    Jaymie

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  4. A tunic and leggings is such a great look. Love this one on you - and the scarf is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Lana! I love the scarf, too.

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  5. Looking good as always! My fav go to look as well, especially with our weather lately!

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  6. I have really been into tunics lately, too! I don't have a striped one yet, but I love yours!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. I have a really hard time saying no to stripes... :-)

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  7. I love leggings and you can dress them up or down depending on the occasion. I'm also a lover of scarves and yours looks great. #upsydaisy

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    1. Thanks, Sue! And thanks for stopping by from #upsydaisy!

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  8. That scarf goes great with the outfit. I think in a few years time your soon is collecting his other side of the closet :-) :-)

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! And, yes, I have a feeling I'll lose that closet space sooner than later... :-)

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  9. Andrea, is it correct that I can't follow you by email or am I just a bit stupid. Lol.

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    1. Hi Nancy! There was no subscribe by email button for a while as I looked into different options. I just added the old button back to the site (top right)!

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  10. I'm a jeans kinda gal all the way! Sometimes I wish I could be one of those women that lounges in pretty dresses all the time but whenever I try, I always find myself back in jeans the following day. Maybe I need to wear dresses with my jeans? Why didn't I think of that before! Maybe that could be my new signature? Ooooh.... off to have a look in my wardrobe now ;)
    You look fabulous, Andrea!!
    Have an awesome weekend :)
    Suzy x
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. I'm sure you'll come up with something fabulous, Suzy! :-)

      Happy weekend to you!

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  11. You look too cute, Andrea! I used to have an aversion to leggings, but in the last couple of years I have become a convert for sure. That's a good question about a signature look...I don't think that I really have one. LOL! So glad that you had a great Mother's Day...your sons are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Regina! I didn't used to wear a lot of leggings either, but for the past few years I've been loving them! Just got some new capri leggings for summer... :-)

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  12. Great way to save a dress and give it a second life! Love the pattern mixing and this entire look. Glad you had a great Mother's Day and I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!

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    1. Thanks, J. Elle! Yes, it felt really good to get a lot more mileage out of that dress! I'm really trying to hold on to things and re-purpose them whenever possible...

      Have a wonderful weekend, too!

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  13. Squeal!! You're wearing stripes, Andrea, you absolutely have to come join my Project Sister Act Link-up. We're all about stripes this week :)

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    1. Yes, I LOVE stripes (a bit too much so I think...). I'll certainly come and join you! :-)

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  14. I love how you styled this dress with leggings, and the scarf gives it a fun pop of color!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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    1. Thanks, Rachael!

      Happy Weekend!

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  15. I like to mix things up a bit but you can almost always find me wearing a cardigan. I love how you repurposed the dress into a tunic. I've done the same myself. thank you for sharing with my Up, Down, All-Around link-up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. You have a fabulous collection of cardigans, Rena!

      Happy weekend!

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  16. Wow so nice!! I like legging with tunics. Really thanks for sharing with us. I like to wear churidar suits and tops tunic in the summer.

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  17. That scarf goes great with the outfit. I think in a few years time your soon is collecting his other side of the closet :-) :-)

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! And I think you are right!

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  18. I love wearing leggings with a long tunic or blouse or similar! So comfy! My signature look would be jeans with ballerina flats in bright tones right now... Thanks Andrea, for sharing at Sweet Inspiration #6! Schoenes Wochenende!! :)

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    1. Ballerina flats in bright colors are so fun! I wear almost only flats and always look for fun and stylish ones!

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  19. The tunic/leggings combo is made for you! And I think that's so cool that you do more active things with your boys. Beautiful family!

    Thanks for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Dawn Lucy!

      Happy Saturday!

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  20. You look great and I must say that I LOVE the smile on your face in the FaceTime photo. You look so happy. I'm trying to think of what my signature look is. Lately, I feel like jeans and blazers has been my signature look.

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    1. I really like that FaceTime photo, too. We all look so happy... :-)

      You have awesome blazers!

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  21. Sooo Pretty Darling:)
    Love it:)
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  22. I just hate it when an item of clothing shrinks the first time I wash it.

    I love the mix of stripes and that fabulous blue door.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. I'm very careful when washing new items, but I'm always a bit nervous when washing things the first time as you never know...

      I loved it when we stumbled upon the blue door - it seemed to be meant to be... :-)

      Happy Saturday!

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  23. This outfit is lovely! The striped dress is so pretty

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks, Alecz! I'm always drawn to stripes and have a hard time passing them up... :-)

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  24. I like wearing dresses with leggings when it's cooler, and it's lovely you could find a way to get more wear from this one :)

    I think my signature style changes with the seasons - right now it's jeans!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Yes, I was really happy to make the dress work again!

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  25. You look stunning!
    The dress looks elegant.

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  26. Great look! I love to wear leggings with dresses...especially in winter. I have a striped dress on in my post today too! I've seen so many striped dresses this week...I guess we are thinking a like!

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    1. Yes, there are stripes everywhere! I absolutely love stripes, so I'm very happy... :-)

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

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  28. Great outfit! And I always have a leggings and tunic outfit in mind for the days when comfort is of the utmost importance. My signature item is a scarf, for sure. In fact, I just wrote a post about it to be published this week on my blog!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Scarves are great! They truly can transform an outfit!

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  29. Loved seeing your boys in this post. This is a perfect mom look for a weekend day of a lot of walking. Hope you had a fab Mother's Day Andrea! Such a cute scarf. Old Navy has a similar one now that I am eyeing but God I don't need another scarf. LOL

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    1. Thanks, Ada! I had a very nice Mother's Day.

      Regarding scarves, I have decided you can never have too many... ;-)

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  30. Love how you re-purposed something that had a dryer "mishap". That happens to me WAY TOO OFTEN!

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    1. Yes, it feels good to still be able to wear it!

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  31. This is the perfect signature look, something that is comfy and that you feel good in. Mine i think would be jeans and a white shirt, practical and chic (i hope, ha)
    Rxx

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    1. Your style is indeed practical & chic, Rachel!

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  32. I love this outfit. For as long as I can remember I have loved black and white and that t-shirt dress looks so comfortable. From the comments I see that we all like to be stylish and comfortable. And paring it with the blue scarf gives it a pop of color. Very nice and casual but stylish at the same time. I am so happy you were able to join us and give us some sweet inspiration.

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    1. Yes, it is comfortable. And, yes, I think we all strive for comfort with some style... :-)

      Thanks for a great link up! I'm getting so many ideas (but have to admit that I still haven't tackled any of the projects that are long overdue around the house...).

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  33. Andrea, the little guy has grown up so much !

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    1. I know! He was 1.5 when I started the blog, and he'll be 9 in the fall...

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  34. I have a few dresses that I wore 20 years ago that I still have in my closet. I couldn't bear to throw them away. But 20 years ago my legs were 20 years younger! LOL The dresses didn't get smaller, but I still need to pair them with leggings. Your dress looks great. Just the right length. Perfect for a day with the boys! BTW, love the look on their faces as they face time with you and their grandparents. Priceless!

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    1. Yes, leggings are a great way to wear dresses that may not work otherwise anymore...

      I love the photo of the three of us face timing with my parents, too. :-)

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  35. Striped dress paired with legging is looking superb..Denim jacket is looking perfect with this dress

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