February 10, 2014 - Daily Mom Style, Easy Outfits, Style

Daily Style Diary | Entry Four

Can you believe it’s already been four weeks of daily style?  I’m really loving this new feature because it’s challenging me to make the most of what’s in my closet.  I’m pulling out pieces that I haven’t worn in a while and finding new ways to pair them up.  So although this was your idea, it’s really benefiting me.  🙂

The great thing about posting these pics on Instagram first is that you guys get to ask questions throughout the week that I can answer in my Monday recap post.  This past week you asked a lot about the tunics I’m wearing.  With the exception of one day, tunics seemed to be the theme for the week!

020714-five-days-casual-outfits MONDAY

Gray and cream stripes with leopard.

020714-gray-jeans-striped-top-leopard-scarf [Top:  c/o Golden Tote/Scarf:  Similar/Jeans:  Forever 21/Boots:  Frye]

This top got lots of questions, no surprise, it’s one of my favorites!  It was one of the pieces in my Golden Tote so I can’t link to it, but here’s a similar option.

[ShopRuche:  Striped Sweater]


Ava had a doctor’s appointment on this chilly day.  I layered a striped top under my tunic for some extra warmth.

021714-tunic-leggings-outfit-scarf [Tunic:  c/o J. Jill/Scarf:  c/o Leslia NYC/Jeans:  Similar/Boots:  Similar (On Sale!)/Striped Top:  Similar]

The striped top I layered is from Target but I bought it last year.  I LOVE the hem on this new one and may need to get it too!

[Long Sleeved Striped Tee]


Strayed from the tunics and made a little extra effort to meet a friend for lunch.

020714-maroon-blouse-floral-scarf-skinny-jeans-outfit [Henley Blouse:  Loft/Scarf:  c/o J. Jill (Similar)/Jeans:  Paige/Boots:  Frye]


Snow day!  A good excuse to get cozy and wear my Wellies.

020714-gray-tunic-scarf-leggings-wellies [Tunic:  c/o Subtle Luxury/Jeans:  Similar/Scarf:  Similar/Boots:  Hunter]

This tunic also got a lot of questions.  The one I’m wearing was gifted to me by Subtle Luxury.  It’s gorgeous but it’s cashmere and has a high price tag.

Here are some more affordable options for a similar look

[Silk Cashmere V-neck Tunic – 50% Off]

[Sheer and Solid Tunic]

[Cowl Neck Soft Tunic]


I love this striped tunic from LOFT.  It’s one of my favorites and makes an instant outfit with skinny jeans and boots.  It’s also on clearance!  The necklace caused a commotion on Facebook, but mainly because of the high cost of shipping!  This necklace is a great alternative that’s on sale and ends up being about the same price with flat rate shipping.

020714-striped-tunic-skinny-jeans-boots [Tunic:  LOFT/Jeans:  Kut from the Kloth/Boots:  Similar/Necklace:  Similar (On Sale!)]

LOFT is sold out of the color I have but there are three other options – hugely discounted!

[Striped Tunic]

P.S.  It runs a little small.  I normally wear a size small but went up to a medium so it would be longer.


020714-life-lately Snippets from our day to day.

  • Bailey had WAY too much fun in the snow.  She must’ve gone out to play in it at least 20 times in one day.  She probably wishes she had owners in a snowy climate instead of Texas.
  • Ava and I made a pit stop for some Whataburger on the way to her doctor appointment.  She was extra hungry so ordered the big burger and was excited that it was as big as her head!
  • Shay made my day with this super sweet gift for being the guest at her Pajama Party last week.  Everyone leaves her parties with a favor.  How can you not love her?  The Velvet Sugar smells just like Valentine’s Day!
  • It was cold and rainy on Friday night so we headed out for a big bowl of curry at our local pho restaurant.
  • I’m taking my dad for carpal tunnel surgery on both of his hands today.  Prayers for a successful procedure and quick recovery would be really appreciated!

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  • You have the prettiest tunics and your outfits are all so well put together and so pretty.


  • Oh I love that striped tee with the sheer hem! Great outfits again Alison! I am also working on getting dressed every day – sometimes that is not an easy feat! Blessings! Susan

  • Love when you wear tunics. They look great on you. And they are so versatile. Monday look is my favorite this week!


  • Thanks for sharing. I love your style. I spent time this weekend organizing my closet and putting outfits together. Your blog has helped me spice up my daily outfits !

  • Hope your Dad’s surgery goes well.

    That curry is making me hungry.

    Your uniform of boots, skinnies and a top works so well for you. I really love the one with the scarf.


  • YES! LOVE these posts so much! And I LOVE all of your tunics!!!! Prayers for your dad!

  • I love all of the casual and polished outfits. And I have serious hair envy!

    Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion

  • So cute! I’m such a fan of tunics! You are so beautiful. Thanks for the inspirations! Xo, Tammy @wildruffle.com

  • love these casual day-to-day looks!

    The Style Scribe

  • Kim Kauffman

    Once again I love all your outfits! I’ve been trying to get to LOFT all weekend to check out those tunics but our city totally shut down with our snow storm. Hoping to get there today before they are gone 🙂 Praying for your dad!

  • Love the outfits! I wish I could pull tunics off as well as you. You look great! Loving your life pics as well. Bailey and my dog, Koda, would be good friends I think. 🙂 And now I am craving Thai! I am going to be posting a red curry recipe on my blog later this week, so hope you stop by. Have a nice week!

    • Oh! And goodness, yes, prayers for you Dad as well!

  • I see and pattern in your wardrobe, and I love it! Scarf. Check! Long cozy top/sweater. Check! Skinny jeans. Check! Boots. Check! We could be clothing twins!

  • All great outfits! I love that you are looking warm and cozy because it. is. freezing outside! Thanks for all the links. Good luck to your Dad today.

  • I especially love that striped tunic! The size up is a perfect, comfortable look without being shapeless on you. Hope your dad’s surgery goes well!

  • hl

    I love the earrings in your Wednesday outfit. Where’d you pick them up?
    Here’s to a speedy recovery for your dad!

  • I love Monday’s outfit, my eye is always drawn to animal prints:-)

  • These are fantastic tunics, great week.

  • All your tunics are so beautiful and perfect for everyday! The scarves are such a nice accessory to each look! So cozy and chic!


  • You rock all those looks Alison as always…..one can never go wrong with a tunic, leggings & boots! I can live in them if I could!


  • Love the gray and white tunic top! There is nothing better than a bowl of pho on a winter day. Wishing your dad a speedy recovery!

  • Prayers for your dad! I love all the outfits but my fave is the tunic on Friday! These are such great posts. 🙂

  • I’m just swooning over all your tops/tunics, don’t mind me! 😉


  • I love your style – you always look so chic and put together!! And that is so sweet that Shay always gives out gifts!! Praying for your dad – I hope the surgery went well.

  • Alison, I love this outfit recap. The tunics look great. My favs are the stripe sweater and long necklace, and the stripe tee with the leo scarf. Stunning,
    I hope your dad does just fine!
    XX, Elle

  • In day #3, I think your outfit looks like something Kate Middleton would wear! Very pretty! The curry looks delicious, and what fun party favors!

  • extra prayers for your dad – hope surgery goes well!
    I love your style – your outfits look great on you!
    I hopped over from The Pleated Poppy and my own site alyssabarnettbeauty.com

  • Tuesday is my absolute fave!! Love the striped top underneath!!

  • The stripes. I love all the stripes!! 🙂