Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pete and Repeat

TopShop Tunic Dress from Nordstrom

Hands down. No questions asked, this TopShop tunic dress from Nordstrom has been my BFF over the last few weeks. I mentioned last month how I found it on a whim when I was returning something for Ross. Who would have thought that it would become such a staple in my closet? No joke. I have worn it at least five times, if not more. It's been so good that I invited it to see the sites and sounds of California.

Cargo Utility Military Tan vest
clare v leopard pony hair clutch
ankle Bootie style ideas
Wrenn Jewelry Stone Initial Necklace
Tan Utility Vest
Orange and Tan Outfit Ideas
TopShop Dress via Nordstrom (50% off!!!) // Old Navy Utility Vest (old: option here and here) // Charlotte Russe Booties (old: option here and here) // Clare V. Leopard Clutch c/o Piperlime // T+J Designs Leopard Bangle c/o // Wrenn Jewlery Bangles c/o // Wrenn Jewelry Rings c/o // Wrenn Jewelry Necklace c/o // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Costa Sunglasses (option here

SHOP THE LOOK


The temps are still over 100 degrees here in the Austin area, but I must admit that a teeny-tiny part of me is sloooooowly craving cooler temps and wanting to kinda sorta add splashes of Fall into my wardrobe. 

Layering with long sleeves is not in my near future, but adding sleeveless ones aren't so far fetched. My utility military vest came to the rescue again. And to think I almost added it to my Poshmark closet. What was wrong with me?!? It has been a champ for more than a year, always amps up an outfit and brings a special look to simple styles.

Fab news for you, this TopShop tunic dress is now 50% OFF!!! Yep, it could be yours for half the price that I originally paid. It kind of makes me sad (mad), but at the same time I am 100% okay with paying the full price tag because this one definitely exceeded it's cost per wear.

Don't be surprised if you don't see it again real soon. It's been that good to me. 


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Shanna

55 comments:

Rebecca said...

This is one transitional look I might have to replicate soon! You indeed have been so lucky to find that versatile dress....the color is so Fall and works well with any kind of boots!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

The dress is stunning, I love the vibrant orange colour. The leopard print clutch is perfect for a pop of pattern in this look.


Princess Audu

Alice Warren said...

I love when you find a piece of clothing that's unplanned and it becomes your favorite item to wear. Love how you wore it with tan and glad you didn't give up that great cargo jacket!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Ashleigh said...

If you're craving the fall (I totally am) but it's Indian Summer in your area, try using fall colors with summer silhouettes, or even just using fall colors for your make up and nail polish?
I'm happy you didn't get rid of the vest, it works so much!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Jeanne said...

Lovely pops of orange! ;)
XO
Jeanne
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Elegance and Mommyhood said...
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Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Pete and Repeat indeed, that dress and vest are gorgeous and the colors plus adding the booties is definitely very Fall-Forward. There are definitely similarities between your outfit and the one I linked up today with my own fit+flare dress and denim vest. Now I want a khaki utility vest, an orange fit+flare dress and some khaki or brown suede booties. You gorgeous mamma you. =)

P.S. I had to delete the first comment because too many typos. Sorry, I am typing from my phone.

Have a Lovely Wednesday, Gorgeous Lady!!

prettyanddelectable.com said...

What a great dress! Love the color and it looks comfy too. Have a wonderful day!

Katie Did What said...

Oh my gosh, that dress is seriously PERFECT. Love love love! And you look amazing, as always, Shanna!!

xo

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

These colors look so good on you such a great combo. I need a vest like this one.

xo
​PinkSole​

Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} said...

That is a GREAT dress, but I really love how you paired it with the military jacket. I'd never have thought to do that. CUTE!

Whitney and Blaire said...

Well no wonder you've lived in this tunic, it is adorable! I love the color and the length is perfect. I've been putting a lot of pieces on repeat because its the end of the season and I want to get some wear out of my favorites. This look is great, and you look amazing.
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Sarah Tucker said...

I've been eyeing the green version of that vest! I think I need it before winter gets here!! This look is right of my alley...you are gorg my friend!

Shannon Jenkins said...

Hoe adorable is that orange dress! Love it with the vest!

<3 Shannon
upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

When you have a great piece, you HAVE to wear it a ton! Love this outfit.

Susan Jeffries said...

I saw this on IG yesterday and gasped! I need this clutch! I am putting it on my list for an anniversary gift;) You look great in this color too!! I have a post today with custom Lily Pulitzer skirts that my daughter is over the moon for! Have your littles check them out! Together we can indoctrinate our girls to love fashion;) Susan

Porcelina said...

Gorgeous colour palette! P x

Taramixandmatch said...

Orange looks so amazing on you Shanna!

rebeccalately said...

I looove that clutch! And this just gave me an idea for an outfit come fall. I have a skirt in that color and some similar booties.

Ginnie said...

I do the same thing with new favorites:) So hard to stop wearing them! I love your gorgeous jewelry!

J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all said...

Such a cute outfit! I love the color tangerine this time in the year. Great minds much think alike, I am wearing a tangerine dress up on the blog today too! Happy wednesday girl! :)

The Pink Growl said...

I need that dress for my Vols!!! LOVE those rings too.

Linda Cassidy said...

I do love a dress with pockets and that is one awesome piece. Liking this look. I am so not ready for fall but then again today I wore my new booties so maybe some part of me is..

Kimberly said...

This color is so great on you - and I love how just adding the vest & booties suddenly makes it fall-ready! :)

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Samantha Curtis said...

Ugh the dress is unavailable... go figure!! But you look adorbs :)

Cynthia Yang said...

I love this bright orange on you! And I love that you styled it with booties and a vest. Perfect transition to fall. ~Cynthia

Helene in Between said...

I love it when i find something I love that I can wear over and over! i'm also crushing on your jewelry!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I love when I find something that just really works for me. I always feel like I got the best buy ever then!

What's your nail color? I'm always looking for a good orange.

Erica Zar said...

I love this look so much!! I adored the dress the first time you wore it and now that it's on sale, I might have to make it mine!

Glad you didn't get rid of that vest! Def a closet staple for sure!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

Joanne M said...

Love the dress, the colour is so lovely on you! I tend to stay away from orange colours because I don't feel they suit me. This looks perfect on you though!! :)

Joanne | www.fashion-oh.blogspot.com

Lisa ala mode said...

How cute are you?? I'm obsessed with that leopard print clutch! Thanks for hosting this link up!
xo,
Lisa
www.lisaalamode.com

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

LOVE this dress, such a gorgeous fun color :)

Darcy said...

This is the perfect transitional piece! Good thing you didn't end up selling it, haha!
www.amemoryofus.com

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

This is a great look! I can't believe you're wearing little booties in over 100 degree weather!!

Amanda @ A Good Hue said...

Such a cute dress, the color is poppin'! Love how you styled it :)

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

I just love that dress! It is so adorable on you! The vest was the perfect addition to this looK!

Adri Lately said...

Such a cute dress! It looks like one versatile dress so that's something you can't pass up!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

Brianne Bracco said...

I wish layering with long sleeves was much closer...but I'll take layering with cute vests in the mean time ;) These colors combined with the leopard...LOVE!!!

Lauren said...

You look lovely in orange Shanna! Thanks for hosting :)

Lauren xo
Sophisticated In Style

Caroline said...

Orange is your color!!! Also, getting off my plane in Houston was literally like walking into a wall of wet heat, ugahjdfkls...

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I'm loving your accessories! That necklace is so pretty!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I'm loving your accessories! That necklace is so pretty!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

I really like this outfit and I adore the dress, I'd wear it like crazy too.

Kelly said...

That ring is amazing and I love that color dress on you!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Robyn said...

Love the embroidery details in your dress! Orange and leopard print were meant to be worn together!

Robyn
http://feelgreatfashion.com/

Becky M said...

I love how bright the dress is - I'm usually afraid to wear things so bright but this is so pretty!

www.madeintheshadeblog.com

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Your ring is amazing Shanna!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i could totally see myself rocking this outfit! :)

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Ketty henry said...

You look gorgeous in this topshop dress and Old Navy Utility Vest. Love your hair and booties too.

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Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

seriously cute dress!!!!!

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

I have an almost identical orange dress from old navy that I never thought to pair my cargo vest with! Thank you for the inspo my friend! I can't believe you were going to get rid of the vest...it's such a great light layering piece! Love this dress on you!


XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Berty Morales said...

Shanna, you look gorgeous as usual and I am adoring this entire look. Just fabulous!

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fitfabfun Jane said...

Love this outfit and the clutch is amazing!
xo, Jane
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Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

It's hot as heck here too. So ready for fall and layers!

TheTinyHeart said...

Orange looks amazing on you! The dress is so cute layered with the vest. We had a cooler than usual August but I'm hoping it stays warm through the end of Sept here. Have a great weekend!

-Sharon

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