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Wardrobe Workhorse

I have decided to organize my Wardrobe pictures 
on my blog
to be easier to navigate.

Since my blog is just as much online journal
as lifestyle
many times my outfits are presented amongst the story of wear.

But I have realized
 even for myself
when I can't decide what to wear
I just want some jump starting of ides
I want them organized also in a much more straight forward manner.

So in that vein
i am starting off here
with my favorite
Wardrobe Workhorse
Free People 
Voile and Lace Trapeze Slip

Not only is it a favorite of mine
but it has been a best seller for
Free People for years.
So much so
it now comes in thirteen colors.
I have three
but my favorite by far is the cream.

Wearing  it alone
is something I only do
running errands
in temperatures over 100 degrees.
I much prefer it as a  ensemble building block .

It is so light weight
it plays beautifully summer or winter.
Layered up or down.
The trapeze cut is not only flattering
but fun to wear.

Adding my Tory Burch blazer
is a perfect outfit finish.

My Stella Carakasi 
Take Note Vest
is also a perfect finish.

Wide legged Palazzo pants
made for a cool outfit
for a hot summer evening.

A structured sleeveless vest
was a perfect juxtaposition 
to the  tunic slips romantic lines.

i still have big love for faux fur vests …

And they play together perfectly!

A cozy draped sweater
is a perfect lounging choice.

Large tassel earrings and blazer
were a perfect date night choice.

Layering a wrap blouse and vest
with brocade capris and sparkly kitten heels
made for a perfect
birthday celebration outfit in San Diego.

Throwing over a wool sweatshirt
from  J Crew
bold accessories
make for a perfect errand running outfit.

For an afternoon affair 
in Laguna Beach
it was a long skirt and crown
with a sweater tied up
that made for an occasion perfect ensemble.

The white and grey version
paired perfectly with traveling basics for 
a road trip to Las Vegas.

the tunic slip make a fantastic traveling companion
not only does it so easily
build outfits
but can double as a coverup
if packing is tight.

Layered with a long zip sweatshirt and shawl
warded off the chill.

the slip tunic plays equally well alone
or with an onslaught of beloved accessories.

The brown version
was perfect with a fitted short jacket.

Giving just enough length and coverage
I like in my tops.

A blanket shawl from Target
finished the outfit perfectly.

when I travel
I always try to bring a blanket shawl.
not only is a perfect accessory to wear
it can be cozy throw when traveling.

Recently I layered the tunic slip 
with a cashmere sweater, wrap blouse and faux fur wrap.
The tennis made it all a perfect outfit for walking the city
combing through a huge flea market.

This is my favorite winter incarnation of
the fabulous  Free People

I hope you have enjoyed seeing
all the different ways this
Wardrobe Workhorse can play.

Whether it's this piece or a variant style
I believe great wardrobes 
personal style
are built best with some core wardrobe building blocks
that let you  then add 
some personal zest to the mix!

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

linking with

The Style Crone


  1. What a great layering piece, and you look gorgeous in every outfit! I'm always on the lookout for these kinds of "workhorses."

  2. Well, you certainly make me want to own one! Great outfits!

  3. You give a lot of examples. Hat off.

  4. Tamera, would you be so kind to tell us your size? I looked at the Free People website and the small has a 36" bust. I absolutely love the way you have built a wonderful look with that top. I live in San Luis Obispo, CA so this would be perfect for me. You always look so stylish and lovely! Thanks.

  5. Oh Tamera. You are so amazing. Actually this is a great idea to catalogue your outfits like this. You always look so beautiful and together. Love.

  6. Amazing as always.
    Dorrie Senior Style Bible

  7. You wear this piece so amazingly well, Tamera!
    I have been wishing for this piece for a couple years. I just recently purchased it in "olive".
    Can't wait to kick it up "Tamera style"!

  8. I am amazed by your talent and skill. You are the master of layering and so much more. A true wardrobe workhorse! Thank you so much for sharing your headwear with Hat Attack!