Sunday, October 2, 2016

Tunic with a Dress and Santana Row Fall Fashion Show

Last weekend, I was invited to attend a Fall Fashion Show at Santana Row. The fashion show benefitted St. Martin of Tours School. All models were students, parents and alumni, and everyone did a fabulous job! I was excited to attend and see fall clothes from many of Santana Row’s stores modeled and then check out the stores and try some pieces on myself.

Santana Row, an outdoor mall in San Jose, is a great place to hang out and relax. It’s also one of my favorite places in San Jose to take outfit photos and hang out before and afterward. In addition, it brings back memories to when the kid was little, as we used to belong to a gym there and literally went every day in the late afternoon - Andy and I to work out, and the kid to attend “play care,” which he absolutely loved.

I decided to wear a black dress with my StyleWe tunic.* By tying it, it reminded me a bit of a super lightweight bomber jacket. You can see how I previously styled the tunic here.

Tunic with Dress 1 
Tunic with Dress 3

The fashion show started with a social hour, where there were plenty of drinks and pretty and delicious food.

Santana Row Fall Fashion Show 1
Santana Row Fall Fashion Show 5
Santana Row Fashion Show 2
Santana Row Fashion Show 3
Santana Row Fall Fashion Show 4

And then came the clothes. It was a really fun and relaxed atmosphere, and all the models did a fabulous job! I saw several outfits I would love to own…

Santana Row Fall Fashion Show 7

Santana Row Fall Fashion Show 8 
Santana Row Fall Fashion Show 6 
Santana Row Fall Fashion Show 9 
Santana Row Fall Fashion Show 10

And after the fashion show, we did a little shopping… This H&M dress came home with me.

HM Patterned Dress

Click here to check out the fabulous bloggers I’m linking up with.


Be well,
Andrea

Disclosures: *I was provided the StyleWe tunic free of charge. See the original post here. This posts contains affiliate links, and www.andreaswellnessnotes.com may benefit from actions taken on the links. 

54 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun event! I like the tunic with the dress.

    Mary

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  2. Fabulous way to spend the day. That spread of nibbles looks so colorful and delicious. All of the outfits you shared are YOU - with the exception of the one male...but you could certainly pull off chambray and khaki, too. What great colors in your new H&M dress. I have never bought anything there but tops. Need to remedy that.

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    1. The guy was so much fun to watch! And, yes, I could pull off a chambray shirt and khakis I think... :-)

      The H&M dress is a lot of fun and just a bit out of my comfort zone; I love it!

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  3. What a FUN day!! Soooo Happy that dress came home with you, LOVE the print and it looks great on you!!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! The dress is a bit more adventurous than what I normally wear, and I think it's good to not always play it safe... ;-)

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  4. Looks like a festive time, and you look wonderful in that floral dress! xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  5. What a fun event! It looks like there were some really great looks on the runway!

    Fizz and Frosting

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    1. Yes, it was, Lauren! There were lots of great outfits, and it was fun to be able to look at them in the stores afterward...

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  6. I love those glasses on you! Wonderfull! And social hour looks very de!icious to me! Lol. Did you buy that last dress? It s a very nice one!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! The social hour was indeed delicious! :-) And, yes, I bought the dress! :-)

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  7. Love the look, Andrea and the fashion show looks so fun! Man kann richtig sehen wie viel Spass du hattest!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa! It was a great event!

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  8. This looks like such a fun event, love those black dresses!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

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    1. Yes, it was! There were some great clothes!

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  9. How fun!! Looks like a great event and I love the H&M print dress you got. Can't wait to see how you style it!
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  10. What a fun event! I absolutely love the tunic you wore to it. It's such a pretty fall floral print!

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  11. Love the H&M dress you got!!!

    I am doing the second installment of my collaboration with fashion-forward brand STAYING SUMMER this week at blog & I know you’ll like it – don’t forget to drop by & let me know what you think!

    Happy Tuesday!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! I'll be sure to stop by your blog soon! :-)

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  12. What a fun time Andrea!!!
    And I love how you wore your tunic that day.
    I definitely can't wait to see the new dress too!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Jodie! It was a lot of fun!

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  13. I am originally from the Bay Area and never did I ever know that they had a fashion show at Santana Row! How cool! Thank you for sharing :-)

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    1. It was lots of fun, Kelly! I think there are actually a couple fashion shows a year at Santana Row... :-)

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  14. What a great event and how lucky that you were there. Love this elegant and colorful outfit. The artsy blouse is gorgeous, especially against the whole black and those slider shoes are awesome!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ada! It truly was a fun event. And I was very glad that I got a bit more creative with the tunic... :-)

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  15. Thanks for linking up to the Ageless Style linkup.

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    1. Such a great group of stylish women!

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  16. So fun! And that dress you came home with...adorable!

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    1. Yes, it was a lot of fun! Can't wait to wear the dress!

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  17. I love fashion shows! This looks like a fantastic day Andrea. I like the bold design of the shirt,looks great over the dress.The h&m one is beautiful too.
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! I love the bold design of the tunic, too! And it'll be fun to style the H&M dress!

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  18. That looks like a really fun event! :) I like the different way you've worn your tunic too! :)

    Hope you're having a fantastic week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thanks, Mica! It's been fun getting a bit more creative with the tunic!

      It's been a really hectic week, but I plan to relax a bit this weekend... :-)

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  19. What a fun looking event. I really like the dress you chose. Thanks for sharing with us on Style Sweet Spot!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! It was a lot of fun.

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  20. Love the colors in your tunic. Lovely outfit! Looks like a fun event - I love San Jose. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Lana! I love the bright colors in the tunic, too. And, yes, San Jose is great! I hope you are having a great weekend, too!

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  21. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. That H&M dress is calling my name!

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  22. Looks like fun! I love the dress you bought! H&M is such a great place to shop!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thanks, Ruth! It was a lot of fun. I saw the dress in a commercial in the morning and had to check it out (which I really never do)... I know it's a addition to my wardrobe that I'll enjoy for a long time.

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  23. Looks like it was a fun event, especially the shopping afterwards. I hope you'll be showing more of the new H&M dress in another post. Thanks for joining up with my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Thanks, Rena! Yes, I'm really looking forward to wearing the H&M dress!

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  24. Once again, you've shown us how creativity can make a piece versatile! You look great with the tunic over the dress! And what a fun day, the food looks delish, the show tons of fun, and that H & M dress? It looks great on you! The colors and patterns are fun and look great with your coloring! Can't wait to see it again!

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! I'll show one way I'm wearing the H&M dress tomorrow. :-)

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  25. What a fun event! Your H&M dress is gorgeous! So glad you got it!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  26. Andrea I love the way the tunic looks with your black dress. And because you have it tied on the bottom, it looks more like a cover up shirt than a tunic. Very pulled together. I know you had lots of fun at the fashion show.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. It was fun to change the look of the tunic.

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  27. Andrea, I love the color combination of your tunic. It looks like you had quite a day! Thanks for adding your style flair to the My Refined Style Fashion Over 40 Linkup!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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    1. Thanks, Shellie! I like the colors in the tunic, too. They are a bit brighter than what I've been wearing, but I find I'm reaching more and more for color... At least a few times a week... :-)

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