Tunic Tales

Flashbacks.  For my entire primary and secondary schooling, I wore a uniform, which primarily comprised a pleated tunic worn over a button-down shirt.  So, whenever I see that look, I have flashbacks to my years of wearing uniforms.

Layering a shirt under a sleeveless dress is a great restyling option for dresses though.  Tara of Mix and Match Fashion rocked a dress over a shirt recently.  She looked so polished and professional that I had to give it a try.

My Kay Unger sheath is perfect for styling in this way because of its silhouette and neckline.

The stripes on this Kate Spade New York Ruby Street Bow Monette bag are
cool complements to the dots on the shirt

Shirt—The Limited printed roll-sleeve shirt (alternative)
Dress—Kay Unger New York via Marshalls
Shoes—Tahari via Marshalls (similar)
Bag—Kate Spade New York  (find it cheaper here)
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx (similar)
Earrings—Kendra Scott ‘Danielle’ (slate)


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  1. September 27, 2012 / 6:08 pm

    I grew up in the Caribbean wearing tunic uniforms too, so I know that story! Love this look on you! It's really charming. Really like your hair and make-up in these photos as well.

  2. September 27, 2012 / 9:16 pm

    Thanks for the shout out! This looks awesome, and I am in love with your bag!

    • Anonymous
      September 28, 2012 / 1:14 pm

      Tara, you gave me the same idea, see my comment below!!!!

  3. September 28, 2012 / 12:45 am

    You are a layering pro – I love the entire look and the mix of colors and prints!

  4. Anonymous
    September 28, 2012 / 1:14 pm

    I got the smae idea when I saw Tara's look;and I did the same thing with a black sleeveless dress and blue and white polka dot shirt from Banana Rep. It was gorge!!!!!

    I really felt like a style diva in that outfit.

  5. September 29, 2012 / 4:21 am

    I like the fun purple shirt with the dress, great layering! 🙂