Although I'm not naturally a social media maven (I can admit it - bad blogger!), I have to give credit where credit is due. So Facebook, thank you for connecting me with long lost relatives, far flung friends, regular updates from Runza (seriously, open one in MN please!) and reconnecting with high school classmates. It was through one of those high school classmate connections that I came to own this super cute tunic*:
Here's a close up of the fabric. The bright colors and cheery pattern are impossible to wear without a big smile on your face.
The tunic was custom made for me by Carrie Vincent Babbitt of By C: Creative Creations. Carrie and I are both from York, Nebraska. She's based out of Kansas City, MO now and keeps herself very busy with her family and her creative business. Carrie asked for just a few measurements and then whipped up this tunic for me. It has an elasticized top and comes with a matching belt...and she even threw in a very cute barrette made of the same material. Adorable. My tunic is a longer version, though she can customize the length to fit your proportions.
A lot of people might expect to pay quite a few $$ to have custom-made clothing. But Carrie's prices are incredibly affordable - depending on the fabric that she uses, her tunics are typically under $20.
I threw on a little bolero jacket and leggings with my tunic to run some errands. But I can also envision wearing it tucked into my high-waisted skirt; with jeans, boots and a cardigan come winter...lots of options for creating outfits around this piece. If you'd like to get in touch with Carrie about your own custom tunic, you can reach her through (what else?) her By C: Creative Creations Facebook page. Tell her I say hi!
Tunic - c/o By C: Creative Creations
Black ruffled bolero - Lane Bryant
Leggings - Lane Bryant
Mixed metal necklace- c/o Lane Bryant
Leather & cork wedges- Nordstrom Rack