‘Tunic’ Wanna be My Friend???

Isn’t that a loaded question?!? When you move away from the only place you ever called home where the only people you have ever called friends live one is faced with the decision to spend time missing everyone and sulking or to put yourself out there and find some new friends.

Well, I have done both.  

Trying to find new friends in your mid-thirties in a foreign country, albeit they speak a similar language, is very challenging, humbling and takes a lot of time.  Essentially I was transported back to kindergarten where I found myself asking ” do you want to be my friend?”

Photos: Zoe Griffin
SHop the look: Denim // Tunic // boots // bag // jacket 

Luckily, I have this fabulous tunic that certainly gives off the “I am so cool please be my friend” vibe!  This blush color is becoming one of my favorites for this time of year and this easy flowy tunic is the best of them. It is super warm, as it is a Merino blend, and the length is perfect for either denim or leggings (faux leather leggings <here> would also be fabulous).   Be prepared to see these denim jeans many times in the coming months as they are the P E R F E C T denim.  I also have them in a darker wash.  They fit perfectly, they do not stretch and they are very comfortable.  While you can not see it, due to the boots, they have a small bit of distressing which adds a nice flare.  You  may recognize these OTK boots from this post where I gushed about how much I love them… well I will just say all the same things in this post!  I love these boots- I wear them constantly and see no reason not to live in them! This season I am loving them with skinnies and sweaters and especially leggings and tunics.  This jacket is 100% my favorite go to- warm, stylish and essential. Unfortunately, this bag is sold out, in this color, but I have linked the same Neverfull in other colors <here> <here>

Making new friends proved to be much more challenging than I originally expected.  Sure, I knew I would have to put myself out there, I knew I would have to be the one to initiate conversation with complete strangers and I knew I would have to always be on my best behavior. But what I did not know was how tough it would be to crack through that tough British exterior of so many women.  I think coming from Denver where I had a a very very large group of friends created an added layer of disappointment when trying to build a social group here… I had to be reminded that a group of 12-15 best friends is very uncommon… I had to be reminded that having friends for 20+ years is a rarity….

What I found in return was a few very special, amazing, inspiring friends.  What I found were ladies who organically chose to be my friend- there is no history holding them to me  What I found was a commonality of like mindedness, of similar morals and of zero preconceptions. I have meet some AMAZING women, I have re-connected with acquaintances who have turned into best friends and  I have spent time with ladies who continuously inspire me.

What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth.  They share it.

SHOP THE LOOK: DENIM // TUNIC // BOOTS // BAG // JACKET

While I miss my friends in Denver and I miss some of the comforts of life long friendships I am so amazed by the woman I call friends here in London.  I am happy to report that not all British women have a cold exterior.  Many of my friends are also expats, like myself, but many are not. But at the end of the day I have built a collection of supportive, hysterical, caring and adventurous friends… Cheers Ladies!

With Love,

ajm

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20 thoughts on “‘Tunic’ Wanna be My Friend???

  • Reply Kara December 2, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Love the last picture! You are radiating happiness! Cheers ❤️

    • Reply pishtoposh December 2, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks friend- you are too sweet!

  • Reply Jen December 2, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Love this tunic! You are so adorable!

    Xo
    Jen

  • Reply Kait Elizabeth December 2, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Tunics are life! For some reason I only feel comfy in long tops. The colour of this is so pretty! Hugs, Kait
    http://www.baskinginburgundy.com

    • Reply pishtoposh December 4, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Kait- I love tunics! Its kind of like wearing pajamas only social acceptable!
      A

  • Reply Nicole Leffew December 3, 2016 at 3:35 am

    All of your posts are so cute! Love this tunic and your Louie!

    • Reply pishtoposh December 4, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Nicole- Thank you so much. I love this bag and use it almost daily!
      A

  • Reply Belle December 19, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Love this look and that tunic is so cute!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Reply pishtoposh December 19, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Belle- Many thanks girly!

  • Reply vanessa December 19, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Love this look! Longer tops with OTK boots is perfect winter style!

    Vanessa | http://www.vanessarenae.com

    • Reply pishtoposh December 19, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks Vanessa- I seem to wear mine all the time!! I guess they are perfect for winter- its like an extra layer of clothes on my legs to keep them warm! Ha.
      A

  • Reply Ilona December 19, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Love the color of this tunic! Looks so cozy too 🙂

    • Reply pishtoposh December 19, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      Ilona- It’s pretty cozy!!!
      A

  • Reply Marguerite December 19, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Moving to new cities and making new friends can be hard, but eventually it all works out 🙂 I love this tunic, especially the color. So gorgeous! And I love the way you paired it with that necklace. Happy Holidays!
    xoxo
    Meg
    theautumngirl.com

    • Reply pishtoposh December 19, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks! Hope you have a great holiday season!

  • Reply Jamie Beckham December 19, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    That tunic looks so comfy! Absolutely love that color on you too!

    xx, Jamie

  • Reply Liz December 20, 2016 at 2:08 am

    Love the color of your top! And I identify so much with this post.

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

  • Reply Aly December 20, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    You are absolutely adorable! Love how you styled this look! <3

    • Reply pishtoposh December 22, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Aly- Thanks lady!!
      A

  • Reply Stephani December 20, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Love the tunic! Super cute and I love the color! Great outfit babe!!

    Xo, Steph
    http://www.sassandsun.com

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