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Tibi Off the Shoulder Tunic

Tibi grey flannel off shoulder topRemember back in the summer, when I fell for Tibi’s off the shoulder cotton poplin top, which sold out on Net A Porter several times?  Well, I missed out, so I decided to buy the winter version which was exactly the same top, but in soft grey wool flannel.  I did have some misgivings. It seemed a little crazy to buy something as impractical as a warm wool tunic that was also off the shoulder.  What’s next, a down filled bikini?  A winter coat made of chiffon?  The to-hell-with-practicality-and-long-live-fashion element of this shirt appealed to me, and I bravely ordered it on a hot, sweaty July day when I was in North Carolina, and couldn’t possibly imagine anything worse than wool flannel.

Fast forward to now, and guess who is not looking so crazy? We’ve had the mildest winter so I’ve been flouncing about in my wool off the shoulder top.  It seems like the ideal thing to wear in this weather.   The fashion world would call this a ‘transitional wardrobe’ piece. Not too hot, not too cold, and makes a nice change from a sweater/jumper. These photos were taken on Christmas Eve eve, which was the most glorious day in London.

On a standalone basis, the shirt has a slightly bohemian, peasant-blouse feel.  I was worried I’d look like I should be taking orders in a beer garden if I didn’t rock n’ roll it up, so I added some metal-chain-fringed satin boots, silver aviator sunglasses, faux leather jeans, my ubiquitous Hermes cuff bracelet, and a single earring.  Now I feel like my overall look doesn’t say so much “Wollen Sie ein Bier?” as it does “I’m with the band!” (ok, it probably says “I’m the Mom of the drummer in the band” but you get my point).

fringe boots grey off shoulder blouse

tibi grey wool shirt
Tibi off shoulder top, fringe bootsTop: Tibi, Trousers: H&M (old)

guiseppi zanotti boots Satin Giuseppi Zanotti boots (old).  (Note leopard print in metal fringe!)

delphine pariente star ear cuffDelphine Pariente ear crawler

Another evening, I wore this to a friend’s house for a dinner party, but since her house is always FREEZING, I wanted to add a layer and style it completely differently.  I put an & Other Stories silk shirt underneath (which I wore a year ago).  I’m going for a sort of Amish meets Beer Garden vibe here (!) with the layered shirts.  Just to add some more bonkers elements, I wore it with my bejewelled wedding shoes and a fox clutch!  I don’t know why such a hodgepodge of things works for me, but I like it.

tibia off shoulder silk shirt
tibia grey flannel top

kate spade fox clutchKate Spade fox clutch Photos: Lottie Anderson

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  • Reply
    Lee Ann
    January 2, 2016 at 2:13 AM

    I love, love, love EVERYTHING about this post! Now I’m off to find a down filled bikini!

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      Lisa
      January 2, 2016 at 8:06 AM

      Thank you Lee Ann! Good luck on the bikini, maybe I should make some and sell them on The Stylopedia?! xx

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      michelle
      January 2, 2016 at 1:05 PM

      Hahahaha isn’t that the best idea ever?

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    michelle
    January 2, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    What the fox say?
    Seriously though that bag is amazing! I think Kate Spade has upped her game lately, I wasn’t a fan originally. Your idea of wearing a white shirt underneath the top is brilliant Lisa & actually my favourite of your styles although those boots are genius with the leopard fringe… Ahh love 😉

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      Lisa
      January 2, 2016 at 4:41 PM

      I never liked Kate Spade either. Too pink, too cute, and too many godforsaken bows, but once she sold the company, it got SO MUCH better! The accessories are super quirky. I love them! Thank you, Michelle, I’m so pleased you liked the post! xx

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    Abby
    January 2, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    When I look at off the shoulder pieces, it makes me think of one thing. That the guys back then in the 17-18th century knew exactly how to entice the senses. Exposing the neck and shoulders, some of the most erogenous female zones (and if you don’t believe me, try to tickle or bite into the neck of a Leo woman) is just soooooo sensual. I personally prefer v-neck tunics though where the v-neck is so deep that it slides off off one shoulder (very unintentionally), but love your wool tunic Lisa too. While I love everything you wear in this post, my favourite is the Fox clutch – so original! Happy New Year to you Lisa!
    xx Abby

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      Lisa
      January 2, 2016 at 4:37 PM

      You’re right about shoulders… and as Donna Karan points out, they also age better than the rest of us, so they look good for a long time! I adore the Fox clutch too, Abby. Thanks so much, and Happy New Year to you! xx

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    Lee Gaitan
    January 2, 2016 at 9:07 PM

    Love these looks! I can’t bear wool touching my skin, so the white shirt underneath is a winner for me–but I do love the look of exposed shoulders. My shoulders are about the only part left of my body that I’d subject the public to seeing naked!

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      Lisa
      January 2, 2016 at 9:23 PM

      Thank you, Lee! Shoulders never let you down, do they?! xx

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    cathy
    January 3, 2016 at 12:12 AM

    Love this look! You have inspired me to get an off the shoulder top for spring! xx

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      Lisa
      January 3, 2016 at 8:12 AM

      Thank you Cathy! That’s great; let me know what you find! xx

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    Leanne@crestingthehill
    January 3, 2016 at 5:20 AM

    you look INCREDIBLY cool and chic – I think I’d look a bit ridiculous – there is definitely a skill to wearing a top like this and owning it – I think you nailed it x

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      Lisa
      January 3, 2016 at 8:16 AM

      Thanks so much Leanne; I’ll bet you could nail off the shoulder tops in sunny Australia! xx

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    Glenda
    January 5, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    I think a down bikini sounds righteous 🙂
    Your descriptions were incredibly funny. Thank you for the humor. Well guess what, this week on my blog I’ll wear an off the should cable-knit sweater. Go figure. Never say never, right? I think rocker-chic suits you just fine. What a cool look the boots are screaming hot!

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      Lisa
      January 5, 2016 at 8:43 PM

      I’ll check it out! You probably have a LOT more opportunity in California to wear off the shoulder than I do here. Thank you, Glenda xx

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    Little Red
    January 6, 2016 at 6:47 AM

    Given the unseasonably warm weather in London recently, you might want to book a ticket to the mid-Atlantic for an immediate trip since we’re currently experiencing temperatures in the single digits.

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      Lisa
      January 6, 2016 at 8:34 AM

      Ooooooo! I’d love that! A chance to finally wear some of my winter clothes! 😀 xx

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    Laurie
    January 6, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    I love how you have styled the top both ways, but those boots! They are a statement themselves. Gorgeous.
    Laurie x

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      Lisa
      January 6, 2016 at 8:11 PM

      Oh, thank you Laurie! They’re many years old and still going strong! xx

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    Lana
    January 7, 2016 at 6:02 AM

    The top is gorgeous, and I like it styled both with and without the shirt. There’s just something about wool flannel! Your wedding shoes are stunning – I hope your guests could see them! The fox clutch is so special and unexpected. You look gorgeous!

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      Lisa
      January 7, 2016 at 4:21 PM

      Thanks so much Lana! I’m fox crazy, so I couldn’t live without that clutch. xx

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    Abby
    January 9, 2016 at 3:52 AM

    What an adorable tunic! And I love your photos too!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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      Lisa
      January 9, 2016 at 8:34 PM

      Thanks so much, Abby! xx

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    Spashionista (Alicia)
    January 9, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    Wow! That top is so chic, and a very unusual style for Winter. It’s wonderful that the mild weather has given you the chance to wear it often, because you look amazing in it! Love the leopard fringe boots, too 🙂

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

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      Lisa
      January 9, 2016 at 8:35 PM

      Thanks very much, Alicia! xx

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    Sydney Fashion Hunter
    February 10, 2016 at 12:28 PM

    I am coveting off the should lately and you are rocking it! I would love it if you popped over to my blog and added this post to my bloggers link. I think my readers would really like your style! http://sydneyfashionhunter.com/2016/02/beach-chic-fresh-fashion-forum/

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      Lisa
      February 10, 2016 at 1:06 PM

      Thanks so much, Sydney Fashion Hunter, all done! xx

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    Sheela Goh
    February 17, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    I think you look spectacular, mom of band member or not. What a stunning outfit. And the fringe chain, with that animal print?? I die.

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      Lisa
      February 17, 2016 at 8:12 PM

      LOL! Thanks so much, Sheela! xx

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    Shelbee on the Edge
    June 25, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    I love this top! The bow detail on the sleeve is wonderful! I love how you styled it both ways. And you look more the girlfriend of the drummer in the band than you do the mom of the drummer of the band! Rocking it!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com/my-old-navy-rewards-haul-and-a-link-up/

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      Lisa
      June 25, 2016 at 8:16 PM

      Hahaha, thanks so much Shelbee xx

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    jacqui
    September 14, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Great to have found you – love the whole caboodle! Fab-u-lous! Interesting blog to read. x Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

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      Lisa
      September 14, 2016 at 11:03 PM

      Thanks so very much, Jacqui! I really appreciate it. xx

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