July 15, 2014

Not your daughter's kimono

There are certain fashion trends that I really like, but I am not sure if I can pull them off.  Do you ever feel like that? As of late, I have been obsessing with kimonos. Not sure why, I am not going to a music festival and I'm not 20 anymore, but I do love hippie inspired looks of a kimono paired with shorts or wide leg jeans like they wore in the 70's.

Kimono, $15 at Tj Maxx, option, option, this option is cute too  // Loft Lace Dress, old, option, option   // Tory Burch Bag // Jeffrey Campbell Booties, similar //  Free People Crochet Hat //Nars Lipstick in Roman Holiday // Essie Nails in Bikini So Teeny

I may be a hippie at heart, but my conservative style always wins.  The floral print of my kimono is so pretty,  that I threw it on over this black lace summer dress for a pop of color.  Without thinking it through, I later realized that it looks as though I had borrowed my daughters kimono to cover up my upper arms.  I may just give up on this trend and stick to my classics, but it's always fun to try something new.

Have you tried the kimono?

Here are few more of my favorite pieces that work with this trend:


  1. what a cute outfit! I never know what to wear with my kimono, but this is a great idea :)

  2. A perfect example of how mixing styles can work perfectly. I love the way you mixed the sweet lace with the touch shoety, with the boho pieces. Everyone can't do this, but you have succeeded!

  3. gorgeous kimono! i have been searching for one but haven't found one i love. the colors on yours are fantastic!

  4. i don't think it looks like you're trying to cover up! i really like the way you styled it -- it's a lot more wearable than most of the "festival looks" i often see with kimonos.


  5. I love this look and how you styled it. The black lace dress is gorgeous, and the kimono adds such pretty colors . Your shoes are so pretty !!!

    from the link up, jess

    please stop by


  6. I LOVE the kimono and don't think it looks like you borrowed it at all! You look gorgeous. I would totally wear that outfit!!

  7. Thanks Glenda! I wasn't too sure! xo

  8. Thanks so much for stopping by, Amy!

  9. Thank you, Gabrielle! Wearable is kind of what I was going for! xo

  10. Thanks, Jess! I really appreciate you stopping by! xo

  11. Thank you, Melissa! You are so sweet!! xo

  12. I've not been able to figure out how to make a kimono work for me yet!
    ☼Transatlantic Blonde☼

  13. I think it´s a wonderful way to make an outfit perfect! You can also wear a blouse over your outfit but a kimono has a very special style and let the whole outfit look very stylish and special :)


  14. This is such a great floral kimono & love how you styled it with the beautiful LBD & heels!!

  15. I also love kimonos and you look Awesome in this outfit. The dress and shoes are to die for. Visiting from IFP.

  16. That is a great take on the kimono! I love how you styled it. That dress is so pretty!

    Nicole to the Nines

  17. Great outfit, great background. The flowers in the trees accent your kimono!

  18. Love this outfit! I absolutely love the Kimono's that I see everyone wearing this summer. I think this is a trend I definitely need to start sporting too!

  19. Hi Monica!

    I found you through the Random Wednesday linkup party! This is an adorable outfit and I just love those shoes! I've followed you on most of your social media accounts so hopefully I can see some more of your cute posts :)

    I'd love for you to check out my blog and follow along too :)


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