Kimono Love

I bought this kimono last year on clearance for about $6 and only wore it once. It didn’t fit quite right in the shoulders but I have since lost a few pounds and now it feels more comfortable. I’m kind of having a love affair with it now…expect to see it more on my Instagram page!

I love how it disguises the parts I don’t want bulging out and around. I love how the long length makes me look leaner and taller. I love the versatility of the colors and style. I love how the fringe makes me feel a little boho. I love that it is super lightweight so I don’t get too hot, but it offers my shoulders some protection from the sun. I’m just really digging my old kimono right now!

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The block sandals made it until about noon, then my back started to hurt so I switched to these flats.
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Outfit details:
Kimono: Cato Fashions (from last year) Cute alternative here.
Tank Top: Cato Fashions (from last year) Lots of cute options here.
Jeans: Old Navy (These are the boyfriend button fly which are no longer available).
Block Heel Sandals: Mudd Women’s Strappy High Heel Sandals in Cognac from Kohl’s
Flat Sandals: Payless (from last year…but lots of adorable options available this year).
Necklace: A gift from my beautiful 7-year-old fashion-niece-ta, Saphia!

Are you loving kimonos, too? How are you styling your kimono?

Keeping it on the edge,

Shelbee

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60 Responses

  1. Hey S
    Kimonos are so very versatile ! I’ve worn mine with red jeans, with black dressy trousers and am looking forward to wearing it with a dress. Nicely done.

  2. Great kimono! I love the block sandals, too. Too bad your back started to hurt, but the flats are really cute, too!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  3. You always find the best deals! I would have snatched up this kimono too at that price. Actually, at any price because it’s SO cute for summer!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  4. The kimono is so fun! I love the print and fringe at the bottom. Have a great weekend!

  5. What a lovely kimono! A fantastic piece for summer, loving that fringe!
    Eileen
    5feetofstyle.com

  6. Love kimonos—of course I only discovered them last year—but I think they are the perfect topper for the summer!! And most of them (just like yours) are so beautifully colorful!!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Thank you, Jodie! Have you a done a post on kimonos? I need to read through your posts and see! I think the three of you would all rock the kimono look in such a fabulous way!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  7. You sassy thing you…you look fab!

  8. That’s a cute kimono and so beautifully styled. Love the mix print with the necklace. thank you again for linking up at #LinkPartyWithOsy

  9. You’re really stylish with your kimono:)

    don’t forget to visit me back,

    heymarsya.blogspot.co.id

  10. I love kimonos! And fringe! Great combo!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com

  11. Love the Kimono style-but big surprise coming from me, right?

    • Haha! Thanks, Terri! But I am just wearing some $6 “imitation” kimono! You go for the real authentic thing! I might to order myself a “real” kimono soon!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  12. I love the ease and coverage of a kimono! Great block heels too! (I always carry flats for later also) Thanks for joining in our Friday fashion fun & have a fab weekend!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Thanks so much, Dawn Lucy! I used to be able to wear heels all day long with no problem (like 20 years ago!) traipsing all around Manhattan like I owned the place! Ha! The joys of aging!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  13. Kimonos are great, I have a few my self that need some love. Will plan some outfits soon with my Kimonos.

    Thanks for joining my linkup again this week and hope to see you next Friday! #UntamedStyle
    Veronica

  14. What a great kimono, and I’m loving the fringe hem. Kimonos are so perfect for summer!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

    • Thanks so much, Rachael! It is definitely a fun kimono! Sometimes the fringes get caught on things on though and they pull right out. But, I guess that’s what I get for $6!!! Thankfully there are enough fringes that it is not so noticeable! Thanks for reading!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  15. The kimono is really beautiful and I love the pattern. Sounds like a bargain too. I have been wanting to get a kimono for awhile too.

  16. I love the length of that kimono. We have a Cato Fashions here and I always forget about it, I need to go in it again soon! They have such cute clothes for affordable prices.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • I was unsure of the pattern on this kimono, but it was the length that sold me on it! That and the price! I love Cato Fashions. I only discovered it about a year because the one is kind of hidden away in a tiny little shopping center. I love hitting their clearance! So much cute stuff. You should definitely go check it out, Carrie! I really love their accessories, too.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  17. I love kimonos, but I have yet to find one that doesn’t overwhelm my short body. I also love your boyfriend jeans, it’s tough to find the ones that button up instead of zipping nowadays, too.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Ana! I wonder how a really short kimono would be for you? Like one that hits right at the waist? And he button fly jeans are awesome and I think Old Navy sold out really quickly and then never had them again. Bummer!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  18. Yess I love kimonos as well because they add some more sun protection but also aren’t a full-fledged jacket. It looks great on you. Also super jealous you found such a steal for 6$ !
    xx
    saramirza.com

  19. I do love a Kimono. Yours looks great & I don’t know why one hasn’t been added to my wardrobe yet. Will be on the lookout now ! X
    http://vanityandmeblog.blogspot.com

  20. So cool outfit, love your color combine!

  21. What a great outfit, and what great taste your niece has! Love the necklace she gave you and that will be perfect for 4th of July, too! For some reason I haven’t taken to kimonos myself but I do think they make the perfect lighweight layer for summer!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  22. This kimono looks great on you. I like fringe on the bottom. I tried one on at H&M yesterday but it the right one for me. They certainly can be flattering and forgiving on certain areas!! xx-S

    • Thank you, Shannon! What a bummer the kimono you tried didn’t work out. Although, I have tried a ton of them on and I only have two in my closet because the others were never quite right. Thanks for stopping by!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  23. Oh, these colors are beautiful! I adore flows and lightweight cover ups like this for the summer.
    Red Reticule

  24. I love kimonos too and this one is great on you!

  25. Love the fringe on the kimono! It’s a really nice print too!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

  26. Those fringe just screams Coachella.
    Love it!

  27. Very cute long kimono dress! You look lovely and should wear it often… the block sandals go perfectly with it…what a pity they hurt you!
    I think kimono is the only item I don’t have in my closet…I would love to find one …

  28. A kimono is a perfect summer sweater! Love the colors of this one!

    http://michellespaige.com

  29. That kimono is a beauty!

    xoxo
    Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

  30. Fantastic kimono!!!

    P.S. I found you via a link-up 😉

    Joi@InMyJoi

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