Dressing the Part with Banggood & Thursday Fashion Files with Curly Crafty Mom

Today, I am honored to be joining Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom for her weekly Thursday Fashion Files Link Up!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits at the bottom of this post.

Carrie will be taking occasional Co-Hosts for Thursday Fashion Files, if you are interested you can email her at carrie (at) curlycraftymom (dot) com to set up a date.

Dressing the Part with Banggood

I am sure you have all heard that saying, “Dress for the job you want not the job that you have.” Well, as it turns out, the job I want just so happens to be the job I have. That’s a win for me! I have always wanted a job where I can decide what to wear every day without limitations or dress codes or any rules whatsoever. A job where I am my own boss and can make my own decisions and set my own timelines.  A job which combines my eclectic and unique combination of passions. A job where all of the creative control is in my very own hands.  And I have found such a job right here at Shelbee on the Edge. Being a blogger, a writer, a stylist, and a stay-at-home mom, I have created my dream job. And what an amazing job it is!

*This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

Nope, blogging is not a hobby or a past time. Neither is writing, styling, or stay-at-home momming.  These may have began as hobbies (well, not so much the momming part), but have become a job over time with more and more opportunities coming my way because I continue to treat it as a job.  And treating what I do as a real job includes dressing the part…every single day.

*Kimono: Retro Women Clothing Long Kimono Butterfly Print Cardigan ($14.59) c/o Banggood.

Sometimes, I wear a formal dress and walk around town like a crazy person snapping photos of myself. Other times, I channel my inner boss lady and rock out a business look with a pencil skirt and blazer. Often times, I get all dark and mysterious and pull out my old combat boots to show my edgier side. But most times, you can see me in a relaxed outfit that consists of a tank top or a tee layered under a kimono. It makes me feel flirty, relaxed, confident, and completely within the realm of my blogger job “requirements”!

*Pants: Old Navy Pixie Pants (Houndstooth Print is no longer available).

*Camisole: Old Navy Velvet Camisole (from last year).

I don’t know if you remember my post Weekend Wish List: Banggood when I introduced a new brand collaboration. Banggood is an online retailer based in China that offers over 70,000 products in nearly every shopping category you can imagine. They began in 2006 specializing in computer software research and development but have since shifted their business to international e-commerce services. There is literally something for everyone. And guess what I found there for myself? This gorgeous long butterfly kimono! Are you surprised I chose a kimono?

*Hat: Similar here.

*Necklace: Burlington Coat Factory (Similar here, here, here).

I do think this may be one of my favorite kimonos (and I have quite a few). I love the duster length. I am thrilled that it has long sleeves so it will transition into cooler weather easily. And it’s black with a whimsical butterfly print.  Plus it is under $15! Seriously, how could I not have chosen this piece? It is so totally my vibe.

*Shoes: DSW Crown Vintage Danny Gladiator Sandals (Currently on sale for $34.98).

What is that one piece you just simply can’t resist when you are shopping online? For me, it is always the kimono!  I would love to see your favorite styles linked up below!


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Michelle from Shelbee on the Edge is our co-host this week.
Now let’s get linking!

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I hope you have enjoyed this post! I will be back tomorrow with my Link Up On the Edge and the second way I have styled my Fall Wedding Outfit. I will see you then!

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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

26 Responses

  1. Lovely to see you co-hosting Shelbee, I love the kimono jacket, such a good accessory for Autumn. x Jacqui

  2. Lovely to see you co-hosting Shelbee, I love the kimono jacket, such a good accessory for Autumn. x Jacqui

  3. Good to see you here Shelbee! Love the Kimono! xx

  4. Love that duster Shelbee and I love the landscape – beautiful setting for photos!

    • Thanks so much, Kellyann! I am a sucker for a duster kimono, for sure! These photos are at a local park. I actually take a lot of blog photos there because there are so many different places and landscapes so it never looks like the same place!


  5. Love that hat!!

  6. I can see what you fell in love with this kimono, Shelbee!! It’s such a great piece!

  7. You always find the most amazing settings for your pictures! This is a beautiful site for pictures and your outfit is so lovely! You wear hats well!!! Happy Thursday!

    • Cheryl, thank you so much for this lovely comment! Most of my photos are taken at the same park but in different locations within the park! But I also prance around my town for photos and some of my friends have the most beautiful yards I have seen! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day.


  8. I just love that butterfly printed kimono and the price is amazing! You styled it so well!
    I agree about blogging, it is the perfect job, but really requires a full time devotion !
    I buy shoes on line, but try to buy most other things from local and small stores.
    I can’t resist a beautiful bootie , with a sensible heel ! Loved this post!
    I also love the striped, off the shoulder blouse that Carrie is wearing!

    • Elle, thanks so much for stopping by and for the wonderful comment! I do also have a soft spot for a cute bootie! And small local stores are totally my weakness, too! Clearly, I have a shopping problem!


  9. This floor length kimono is SO you! I just love how many kimonos you have shared over the months on your blog. I really like the black color of this one with the bright accents from the floral print! Thanks so much for being a co-host today for TFF! I too love my job as a SAHM (even if they are 8 and 11!) and blogging!


    • Carrie, thank you so much for having me as a co-host! It is always so fun teaming up with fabulous bloggers like yourself! I do love my kimonos and they are the perfect uniform form my “job”! I look forward to working with you again!


  10. Love the outfit on you from top to bottom (especially the hat) so pinned it to my looks good board. Visitng from NO RULES WEEKEND BLOG PARTY #254! where I posted Affirmations and the Law of Attraction. Enjoy today and be well. Nancy A

  11. Now all I can think of is how I n-e-e-d a long kimono like this!

  12. Great post Shelbee! I absolutely love that hat!

  13. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You really rock the kimono trend! It’s perfect on you!

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