This week was a busy one! I started a new class after taking a two week break. It was SO nice to not have any schoolwork for a few weeks! This week was also my husband and my 14th anniversary. We have not really had a celebration in 10 years, because our oldest monkey was born on our anniversary. We celebrated with family on his birthday and then again with more family this weekend. I spent my entire Saturday working on a cake for him. My mom always made us a cake for our birthday and its a tradition I like to keep with the boys. Sunday morning we went to church and I wore my new kimono, which brings me to my point. If loving a kimono is wrong, then I don’t want to be right!
I have owned a kimono for several years now, but because it is short, I don’t wear it too much. I’ve been on the look out for a long one to take home and love for a while and finally found it at a local boutique. I wore it this morning with a simple black swing dress from Old Navy, and booties. It also goes really great with my Stella & Dot Riva Tassel Earrings in Blush and my bangle stack that my friend at Beckett’s Beads (find her on Etsy at BeckettsBeads) made for me. And I’ll just go ahead and admit, even though I shouldn’t, that I loved this outfit so much, I promptly took it off after 2 hours of church and hung it up to wear to work tomorrow. That’s right, I’m wearing it again, and I don’t care who knows it!
You can also style it with jeans, a tank or tee and boots for a more laid back look. Wearing a kimono is fun because it can take a basic jeans and tee outfit and instantly make it look pulled together. They are fun, feminine and a little boho (which I love). You can wear one no matter what size you are and they can help cover the belly when you’ve been enjoying too much birthday cake over the weekend.
What about you guys? Do you own a kimono? Are you convinced you need one yet? Loft has all these gorgeous kimonos on their website and tonight they are 40-60% off. Better hurry and go check the out!