Only Child Mara Japanese Rayon Tunic (for review) | made from locally sourced surplus fabric
Splendid ribbed maxi dress (several years old) | Navy Version
Beek Finch sandals
Kara midi tie-tote
Kristen Elspeth silver bar necklace
Happy Monday!! I hope you had as wonderful a weekend as I did. My mother came to town on Saturday and we were incredibly busy all weekend. We did one of favorite thing ever Sunday morning, went birding at the Trinity River Audubon Center south of Dallas, and stayed busy repotting some of my houseplants and running random errands the rest of the day. My kind of weekend…
And now, for the review/giveaway! Last week, Haley from Only Child, sent me her Mara tunic made out of surplus Japanese rayon to review for you. It’s one size, and a little bigger on me than I like generally, but it’s a great length/fit for wearing with leggings, or as I like to do with tops like this with wide necklines, over a long fitted tank dress. It’s sheer enough to show some shape underneath, and also not be too warm when we get into the depths of summer. You could wear this as a coverup also, with denim shorts, or over a slip dress, with jeans, or dressed up with slim black pants – the possibilities are endless, only limited by your sartorial imagination.
Only Child’s other designs are similarly flowy and easy, at a great price point. And I love (love love love) that Haley decided to work with deadstock (surplus) fabrics instead of new with her designs. Honestly, it’s my favorite way to shop secondhand; I don’t have great luck thrifting, and have never really liked it that much, but buying clothing made from surplus fabric saves fabric from the landfill just as shopping at Goodwill does.
I could go on, but Andrea from Seasons & Salt published a great interview with Haley from Only Child recently which is a wonderful look into Haley’s background and inspiration for the collection. Also, check out Andrea’s outfits in the same post with Only Child’s Elle Kimono – cute, cute 🙂
Now, for the giveaway. Scroll down…
We are giving away this exact tunic to one reader based on the following requirements: Sign up for Only Child’s newsletter (scroll down past the contact form) to be entered to win this tunic (you’ll also receive a coupon code for 10% off your first order), then come back here and leave a comment that you did and/or tell us what your favorite piece is. YOU MUST LEAVE A COMMENT here to be entered to win, it’s not enough to simply sign up for the newsletter. We’d love it if you comment was substantive, with some idea of what your favorite Only Child piece is, how you would wear the Mara tunic, feedback on designs, etc.
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The giveaway is open to readers in the US only and will run for a few days.