tribal tuesday

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On a recent trip to my sister’s, I found myself in need of borrowing a shirt! …likely story, right? Always happy to oblige, she let me pick out a black and turquoise tribal tank top that she found on sale on Anthropologie. It just so happens that I had a lovely necklace given to me by one of my former students that I thought would look fabulous with the tank top.

This handmade necklace came from Embellish Boutique in Chicago. I believe it is hand stamped metal and the interior is actually woven fabric.

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The necklace really popped with the tribal tank top.

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To keep the tank top work appropriate, I added my faithful denim blazer from Urban Outfitters and full gray skirt from H&M.

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Lastly, I added my newly found asymmetrical orange flats

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With that, my tribal Tuesday look was complete!

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Top: Munrow from Anthropologie (borrowed and I promise I will give it back to my sister!)

Blazer: Lux at Urban Outfitters (approx $10 marked down from approx $60)

Skirt: H&M ($20 marked down from approx $50)

Shoes: Dolce Vita at Bloomingdale’s outlet ($17 marked down from $100)

Necklace: gift from Embellish Boutique in Chicago

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I wear my gray skirt and denim blazer very regularly (as I’m sure you’ve seen on my blog)! However, people always ask me about them (ie “Oh, is that new?”). By adding different shoes, jewelry and shirts, these pieces do look new again. I love giving them new life! Given that I have had each piece for over five years, you can tell that these practical pieces really do not go out of style. Rotating your practical pieces is completely budget-friendly. Even with classic pieces, I like to keep a look out for a good price and high quality. I got both of these off season, which contributed to their affordable prices.

2) Speaking of practical staples for work, there are many good lists and examples of work-wear basics online. Marie Claire has a good list, and Real Simple includes tips for where you may want to consider spending less/more.

Marie Claire has a list of work-wear essentials:

http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/tips/work-wardrobe-basics

Real Simple also has a good general checklist.

Thank you for stopping by, lovely readers!

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19 thoughts on “tribal tuesday

    • Thank you! I really like the necklace too, it’s a very interesting texture with the metal and fabric.

      Thank you for commenting and visiting! Love the necklaces you added today. I added them to my Pinterest 🙂

  1. Our Emila Necklace looks so great on you!! Did you know… that necklace was handmade by a woman artist in Bolivia? By purchasing the GREENOLA Style line through our retail partner, Embelish… you are transforming lives, giving that artisan an opportunity to rise above poverty.

    xoxo you little cutie! 😉

    -The GREENOLA Style Team

    http://www.greenolastyle.com

    • I LOVE that we were able to connect! I didn’t have who had made the necklace, as it was a gift, so I’m so glad to know!! I checked out your site and you have so many fabulous things! The messaging and the importance of how the artisans are able to work through this modality is very near and dear to my heart, as it was my intern’s. I’m looking forward to visiting your online shop more! xoxo

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