Brooks’ Tunics

Sheer Material for Brook's Tunics

Brooks’ Tunics

Quote of the day: “Try again, fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Becket

I’d like to introduce you to a local, Denver designer, Brooks Luby! Brooks has a long history with designing and retail in our town, and she’s starting a new line on her Facebook page that you can see now and buy now. And there’s a video of us wearing the longer versions of these tunics at the end of this post!! Enjoy!

In Brooks words:

“I’ve been able to dress all generations in Brooks LTD ensembles—Brides, Mother of the Bride, Red Carpet Ready Gowns and Gala Gowns—in formal event wear and in practical lifestyle collections.

I like what I design. Even though, I am not a Bride or a Grandmother, I do like to dress up and wear my designs.

I love fabrics, that is the driving force for my designs. I am lucky that I am able to execute my vision from start to finish having full control of each aspect.”

Brook's Tunics with all Different Colors

“In the beginning back in 1972 I was enthusiastic about creating beautiful luxurious women’s clothing.

After many evolutions of that vision, I still am nourishing my passion for sophisticated style.

I’ve owned four brick and mortar locations in well traveled retail environments. I have currently branched out on my own in a private by appointment only studio (my atelier).”

The Tunics:

These tunics are from The Town & Country Collection. Why, you ask? Because they can be dressed up for a night on the town, or dressed down with boots and jeans. You can wear them in the country (or mountains) or in the town (or city).

This original tunic design is something that Brooks herself wears quite a bit. Which made her think that other women would appreciate them. They are limited edition tunics in a lightweight mesh fabric that drapes and feels like chiffon. One size fits most, and they are washable and pack without wrinkling.

There are more variations than just the ones we are wearing so make sure to click over to Brooks’ Shoppe. Once on the Facebook page, click on the “see all” under the shop portion! If you are local, then you can also come right over to her studio in downtown Denver, to her open house on Saturday, November 4 from 11 AM to 4 PM.

3 Generations for Brook's Tunics

Jodie’s (50+) Short Tunic: There are 4 different materials available for the tunics. Also, short and long lengths are available for these pieces.

This first short version is the paisley one that is a dark purple hue.

Brook's Tunics for Women over 50

You can see how it’s a sheer material, and that I have a short sleeve, black t-shirt under it.

Brook's Tunics Designed for Midlife women

Jodie’s (50+) Long Tunic: The long tunic I’m wearing, is in the blue print.

Brook's Tunics made for Women

This one is the same pattern as the shorter tunic with the cowl neck and ruffled edges.

Longer Brook's Tunics for 50+ Women

Nancy’s (60+) Short Tunic: You can see that Nancy is wearing the shorter version tunic in the blue print.

Brook's Tunics for 60+ Women

Nancy is wearing a black tank top under her tunic so you can see how the entire piece is sheer. Therefore, you could even wear a long sleeve shirt under it or even a turtleneck in the colder months.

Brook's Tunics made for real women

Nancy’s (60+) Long Tunic: Nancy chose to wear the paisley print for the longer tunic version.

Brook's Tunics for Women over 60

The neckline of this item is a cowl in the front, but it’s flat in from the back. The hemline is  longer in back also.

Brook's Tunics Worn for Everyday

Charlotte’s (70+) Short Tunic: My mom’s short tunic is a square print in a grey and black.

She is wearing a blue tank top under it, but you can see how just changing the shirt under the tunic, could change the overall look.

Brook's Tunics for Women over 70

All of these shorter tunics have a cowl neck in the front. It drapes nicely and doesn’t feel constricting.

Brook's Tunics and Casual Day

Charlotte’s (70+) Long Tunic: This longer tunic has an exposed zipper in the front.

You can see in the video below that you can leave it open, or zip it all the way up. This time my mom wore a red tank top under the tunic to go with her red leggings.

Longer Brook's Tunics for Women 70+

This print is the squiggles print, that Brooks herself is wearing in the top photos only in the shorter version.

Brook's Tunics with Bright Colors

Studio

I also wanted to show you around Brooks’ Studio because it’s such an interesting place.

Brook's Tunics at her Studio

This building used to be an upholstery manufacturing building back in the day. Brooks always says it’s so appropriate for her business!

Brook's Tunics in the dressing room

 

Brook's Tunics

Brooks has been know to get much of her fabric and material in New York and Paris when she travels abroad. It’s always such a joy to look around her place and see all of the textures and designs!

Brook's Tunics and the materials

Brook's Tunics at her studio

Thanks to my fabulous husband, Rob, for being such a great photographer. What would we do without him?

Brook's Tunics behind the scenes

See Now Buy Now

If you are interested in these versatile tunics, visit Brooks page on Facebook, here! This is a limited edition collection available with these prints at this time. But hopefully, we will show her that it’s a perfect design, and there could be more to come in the future.

Brook's Tunics in the Longer Version

 

 

Thanks to one and all of you for your support. It means more than you know! If you have any questions about these tunics for Brooks, then feel free to message her on her Facebook page!

This is considered a sponsored post. We did not keep the merchandise, but I was paid for my time in taking the photos and creating the blog post.

Keeping in Touch

Are you registered for my email reminders to let you know when a post goes live? I’d certainly love it if you take the time to sign up and make sure all your friends sign up too!! There are other ways to follow my blog. Facebook readers can see my posts by liking my page. Or my Pinterest page has all of our outfits in a nutshell! Then there’s also Instagram. I’m really trying to grow this platform, so if you’re on it, I’d appreciate the follow!

And if you’re new to the party, you can always see our outfits organized by categories, here. Don’t forget to check out the deals & discounts too, on this page.

And since we are talking about our local community, I wanted to invite you to Trendz Boutique where my mom, Nancy & myself will be helping out by modeling for the upcoming Fall Fashion show.

 

  • I love a good tunic especially for fall! These are amazing pieces on you 🙂

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • They all look amazing on you all! I love the pattern you are wearing Jodie and the tunic length looks so good on you all, they are quite elegant.
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Thanks Jess!! These are a great style for almost any woman!!
      XOXO

  • These designs are so cute! I love that they can be worn by women of all ages. The unique patterns and fabrics are so chic. I definitely need to get a piece like this for winter!

    ~xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

  • All you ladies look amazing! The tunic length pieces are a great length and love your leggings!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    You ladies are absolutely flawless! You all look very chic and super stylish!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

  • These tunics are all gorgeous!! I love how you ladies styled them too. Those black pants you featured in the first outfit look AMAZING too. I want them! Haha.

    • Thanks so much Lindsey!!
      When I first got these pants…I was worried they were too tight, so I usually wear them with longer tunics!! But they are fun!!
      XOXO

  • Brigid Gallagher

    I love these tunics. It would be hard to choose a favourite. Already checked out the Facebook page…

    • I saw she even had a crushed velvet one as an option too!! How fun!!
      Thanks Brigid!
      XOXO

  • Franci Hoffman

    I love these looks with tunics. Tunics and leggings are a wardrobe staple for me. I feel more comfortable in longer tunics.

    • I can see your point Franci!! The longer ones seem more flattering with leggings. I do wonder how the shorter ones would be over a dress? There are times I feel like i need something over the sleeveless dresses, but I get tired of a cardigan…
      Thanks!!
      XOXO

      • Franci Hoffman

        The shorter tunics look great with skinny jeans or pants that give more coverage, but leggings can be too revealing, IMO. I have layered casual tunics over long t-shirts. (I am 5’5″ and weigh 110). I buy size L/T t-shirts from the Gap which are great for layering. Shorter tunics over a dress would probably work nicely, especially over a sleeveless dress. Tunics are very versatile and I feel can be used to create multiple looks.

  • Love these tunics, Jodi – particularly the longer ones, which are what I prefer wearing personally. Clever to offer them in two lengths. The sheer fabrics are lovely – easily worn over a cami, a tee or a long sleeved cashmere or thin merino wool sweater for many season wear.

    What fun to know the designer, and live close enough to visit her charming atelier. Nice to see a photo of Rob behind the camera too.

    I ALSO love your hair this length.
    xx,
    mgh
    Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – http://www.ADDandSoMuchMORE.com
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!

    • Thanks so much Madelyn!! It’s so fun to find local people to connect with, and try out new styles!! I always love the idea of sheer, but I wouldn’t have thought that they would be so versatile until we wore these!!!
      I appreciate the comment about the hair—I’ve really been loving it lately!!
      XOXO

      • Late again finding these disqus comments. LOVE the way you’ve done your hair in the orange & black post. So much that I may cut my own hair even shorter and wear it like that.
        xx,
        mgh

  • You’re all so delightful in these sheer tops! Love the colors and prints. Thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

  • Julia of the Girls Rule calls this kind of garment “The Fixer” — fixes whatever you layer it over.

    • You’re so right—-that is exactly what this is!!
      XOXO

  • Fabulous pictures! You all look so beautiful in the tunics.

  • Gorgeous tunics and a fabulous post! Fun fashion video too! You all look so chic!

    ❤️carmen

    https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com

  • Oh these are beautiful tunics! I love them in both lengths, I think it would be so easy to justify buying both, haha! 🙂 I’ll always be a fan of comfortable flowy pieces like this 🙂

    I hope that you are having a lovely weekend! We have the sun back again after a pretty rainy week which is nice! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • It’s true, that each length could be good for certain things!!!
      I’m glad your weather is better. We had the craziest wind yesterday, and therefore didn’t go to the outdoor event we’d been planning on!!!
      XOXO

  • Goodness, you guys all look so spiffy! Love the sly little smile on Nancy in the paisley print. And you, YOU wearing practicing your dance moves in the blue. So carefree and youthful. Love the fluid fabric Brooks uses. Charlotte is rocking that great red tunic. Well done, Brooks and your beautiful tunic models!

    • Thanks Leslie!!!
      We did have a fun time showcasing these tunics. Of course, why wouldn’t we??? Life’s too short not to enjoy these fun activities together!!
      XOXO

  • Oh the tunics are really cute darling
    xx

    http://www.sakuranko.com

  • The tunics are pretty and very effortless chic. And pairing them all with booties is so chic, you all look beautiful, ladies!

    Madame X
    The Flower Duet

  • Such lovely photos! Beautiful outfits!
    Have a good Sunday!
    http://www.recklessdiary.ru

  • Pamela Graham

    Love these kind of shapes, flattering for every figure but they’re rarely available in the UK without spending an arm and a leg. Enjoy! x

    Pamela http://www.style-yourself-confident.com

    • That’s a shame, Pamela!! I know Brooks is selling these to other women, but I’m not sure outside the US!!
      Thanks!!
      OXOX

  • Those tunics are so lovely! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Thanks Cielo!!!
      Thinking about how you rock a swimsuit, made me think that these could even be great bathing suit coverups!!!
      XOXO

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Stunning pictures! And you all look soo fabulous! I like these tunics and every way you dressed it.
    XO Tina

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    I am more a fan of the longer length tunics (I’m tall, and it looks better on my bod)…the shorter ones end up looking too boxy on me. You all rocked them, long and short, very nicely!

    • Thanks Terri!!
      I was thinking that the shorter ones would be nice over a dress too!! Too bad I didn’t think of that for the photos!!!
      XOXO

  • What a fun tunic! I love how flows they are. You all look amazing in them!

    Liz
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    • Thanks Liz!! They do have such great movement to them!! That’s why we should always twirl in our fun clothes, right?
      XOXO

  • Judy Gramith

    These tunics are really beautiful. I love the sheer fabrics as well! They allow for the perfect amount of layering and the option to remove as needed to maintain that elusive, perfect body temperature , as we women age like fine wine.:-)
    Brooks is a talented and fun designer and I’m guessing that she and Charlotte really hit it off!
    You all look so lovely!!I think that your outfit with those sexy leather leggings is my favorie Jodie. I’m also loving Nancy in that bright cobalt blue and Charlotte’ s ruby leggings.
    And clearlly, ROB ROCKS!! :-):-):-)

    • Brooks is definitely an amazing designer. She has this super cool white lace tunic over lace leggings hanging in her studio, that I told Rob if we marry again (you know, renew our vows or something) that I’d want to wear that!! Her love of materials and textures is something so fabulous!!!
      We did have such a fun and energetic time together taking photos and talking sewing!! And Rob is truly such a gem!! He is my everything…..
      Thanks Jude, and I hope your unpacking is going swimmingly!!
      XOXO

  • What a terrific line! I love the sheer fabric and prints. It’s so nice that you are featuring a local designer.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Thanks Kathrine! These are definitely something that not everyone has, which makes them even more special!
      XOXO

  • The tunics look great, love the flowy fabric and design! Nice video too, I like how beautifully the tunics move.

    Marije | thegfguide.com

    • You point out a great point, Marije!! These tunics do flow so nicely! It’s something that’s not always easy to show in photos, so maybe we should start taking photos more often??
      Thanks!!
      XOXO

  • Marion Collins

    Lovely ladies wearing lovely tunics.
    Marilyn and Marion

  • You girls look so stunning, I love the colors and the patterns of the tunics!

    Camila
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  • Eileen Flanigan Sinda

    I like the longer tunics that go down over the thighs a little. I have several I bought last year.

    • It is a nice length, I think Eileen!! Especially when the pants are more fitted!!
      Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!
      XOXO

  • I can’t decide which one I like better. They are all great. Happy Friday lovely ladies!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  • Beautiful outfits!!

    http://www.brooklynglam.com/

  • How cool! I love tunic length pieces. You all look great!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Lesley Watson

    Love the look of these tunics! Your suggestion to layer over long, short , or T-neck shirts is wonderful and so practical for Denver weather. These would also be great for a holiday look. Hummmmm. Rob did a great job on this shoot too. Have a good weekend.

    • I was just thinking that these tunics could also be great over a dress. Especially those sleeveless dresses that I always need some kind of jacket or wrap for!!
      Thanks so much Lesley, and Rob will love that you said that!!!
      XOXO

      • Lesley Watson

        Just had a light bulb moment….. I have a long crepe tank style dress that the short tunic would dress up wonderfully for a formal dinner I have this holiday. Thanks for the idea. Does Brooks do these tunics in solids?

        • I think you’re right, that this could be perfect. I don’t think that Brooks has them in solids right now, but I know you can message her on the Facebook page, and ask her if she will ever have any??
          I feel like it’s always a struggle to keep warm enough with our “holiday” dresses because they are usually sleeveless, so I just thought of this idea!!
          XOXO

  • You cannot beat a cute tunic and all of these are super cute! The three of you would be fun to hang out with. #twirl 😉
    http://styleforlessvegas.wordpress.com

    • These tunics are especially good for those of you in the hotter states, Darlene!! It’s not like you’d have to layer as much as I would!!
      Thanks, and we should twirl together one of these days!!
      XOXO

  • These are super pretty and you all look fabulous!

    I clicked on the link but the shop now button is having issues. I’ll try again later.

    • PS… Rob’s outfit was also rockin’

    • Hopefully it’s working now—I tried it, and it linked, but it did have to go through Facebook??
      Thanks Em!!
      XOXO

  • Jodie I am in love with these tunics. Especially the longer versions! I love your mixed media leggings. I have some almost like them and love them so much! You gals are killing it!

    • Thanks Cheryl!!
      These tunics are quite fabulous!! Who doesn’t love a piece that can be worn with almost anything. Even over a dress?? Wouldn’t that be pretty?
      Have a great weekend!
      XOXO

  • Those are adorable and you three are adorable! I love the video and you accosting your mom and her zipper! Too funny! They look like tops that would get worn often, especially if you can just throw them in the wash. Very talented lady!

    Julia
    http://www.whenthegirlsrule.com

    • I think you are so right, Julia!! Being able to wash them normally, is a huge advantage. I hardly ever go to the dry cleaners anymore!!
      Thanks, and have a fantastic weekend!!
      XOXO

  • donnanance

    Beautiful tunics! I would opt for the longer versions. Brooks is a very talented lady…love her atelier… Rob is a very good photographer and a good sport too. I’m sure he doesn’t whine “are you done yet?” . ha! xoxo

    • I’ll say thanks for Brooks, Donna! She is quite amazing, as I’ve purchased a maxi skirt from her collection this summer!!
      And as for my hubby—I am truly blessed, because he has the patience of a saint!! Of course he did get fed after this—-as long as there is food in his future, he’s good!!!
      XOXO

  • Love the “Fail Better”…it’s so true for blogging! Happy Weekend!

    • Isn’t it???
      Thanks, and happy weekend to you too!
      XOXO

  • Rebecca Saffer

    Love these tunics. They are very feminine, flattering and comfortable. Nancy’s boots look wonderful with her tunic and leggings. I love your leather fronted leggings and have my eyes out for a pair this season. Charlotte is really rocking that zippered tunic!

    • Aren’t these so interesting, Rebecca???
      They really were easy to style, and I could see how they’d be so perfect for traveling!!
      You’ll get to see Nancy’s boots next month, because we are going to showcase OTK boots!!
      My mom really loved this zipper tunic for herself. In fact, she might even try to make one herself!!!
      XOXO

  • Ha ha, so lovely to see that video! Did Rob say about the washable? So he’s not only the photographer!😉😉😉

    • Thanks Nancy!!
      Actually that was the designer Brooks who chimed in on the video!!
      Have a great weekend!!
      XOXO

  • These tunics are lovely! Have a great weekend.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk