is it a dress or a tunic?

Happy hump day friends. Somebody please slooooow down the week. While a speedy week doesn’t  usually bother me, this week I want every day to last just a little longer so we aren’t putting Katie right back on a plane.  No thanks to for daylight savings time. HA!

I saw this Free People “dress” on the Nordstrom site recently and it was on sale, and you know how I feel about the word sale. Lisa + Sale = True Love Always. Anyway I ordered it, picked up in store, because I love being able to do that and brought it home. When I pulled it out I thought, “Seriously, this is a dress?”. Y’all know a lot of the Free People line is made for the younger gals and they like things kinda short. Well us older gals still like the fun clothes, but don’t necessarily want to advertise our personal business.

I thought about it for a few minutes and came up with this idea and loved it.

DRESS / LEGGINGS / SIMILAR SHOES / NECKLACE / CLUTCH / EARRINGS

Even as short as I am (almost 5’3″), this was super short on me and I’d consider it more of a tunic than a dress. I added my favorite leggings, which if y’all have never tried the slimming leggings from Soma you are missing out. I’ve been wearing these for years. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Zella leggings for lounging and working out, but when I want to wear them in this capacity, I always reach for my Soma favorites. They have a really wide waistband that keeps everything tucked in and are a nice smooth stretchy material that’s not as cottony as the Zellas.

Black lace up sandals make for a perfect pairing and look great for a seasonal transition. My exact pair are sold out, but I’m linking some options at the bottom.

I couldn’t decide which clutch I liked better so I opted to show you both and they look equally cute in MHO. The leopard adds some fun and the black is great for a more conservative choice, although there’s not much I’d consider conservative when it comes to the colors and print of this tunic.

The last thing to add was a fun necklace and some earrings. I am absolutely crazy for my new necklace I scored during a recent BaubleBar sale. It adds a great pop of gold without competing with the print on the tunic.  I also chose one of my favorite pairs of Kendra Scott earrings.

The sleeves are so long on this. What do y’all think? Too long? (the tags are still in it because I just wanted to share it with y’all) but I’m still trying to decide if I should keep it.

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 Have a great day friends!

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