The Last Kimonos of Summer with Shoe Dazzle

Hello, Shoe Dazzle! Where have you been all my life? This site is a blessing and a curse. I am in shoe addict heaven trying to hold tight to my money which seems to have some sort of fantastic magnetic pull in the direction of this seemingly endless selection of adorable, affordable footwear. Yes. Yes. I understand that membership sites like this target weaknesses like mine. And in my case, they have targeted me quite successfully. Actually, I had no intention of joining at all. Except gladiator sandals.

*This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own based on my personal experience.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember my favorite knee high black gladiator sandals that bit the dust back in June. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you can do that right here. If you don’t remember my favorite gladiator sandals, you can see them here.

Kimono: Target (No longer available)/Tank: Old Navy (From last year)/Shorts: Torrid (Similar)/Necklace: Michal Golan (Discontinued collection)/Shoes: Shoe Dazzle Davonny/Watch: Jord Fieldcrest Series.

Anyway, since that fateful day in June when I carefully placed my beloved shoes into the trash can with tears in my eyes, I have been searching for a replacement pair. I would have not imagined the challenge that lie before me. I literally could not find black knee high gladiator sandals in my size anywhere. Finally, I found a cute pair on Poshmark, new in the box. I jumped on them. Much to my disappointment, however, the seller never sent them so I canceled my order and started the search all over again. And finally, like a unicorn making its appearance in my dreams, I spotted these at Shoe Dazzle. I simply had no choice but join as VIP member and get these sandals on their way to my house.

Kimono: Burlington Coat Factory (No link available)/Tank: Old Navy (No longer available)/ Shorts: Target (Very old)/Necklace: DSW (No longer available)/Shoes: Shoe Dazzle Davonny.

Also, if you have been following along, you are fully aware of my kimono addiction, which seems to carry  a force equal to my shoe addiction. So I thought this post would be a great time to showcase my last kimonos of summer with my fabulous new Davonny Gladiator Sandals. So please excuse me while I just share with you a straight forward outfit post!  But you get two outfits in one post!

For more kimono looks by me, a self-proclaimed expert on kimono stylings, check out these posts: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. See I told you I have a problem! That is a lot of posts featuring kimonos! I also just styled a gorgeous blush kimono which will make it appearance this Thursday when I am guest posting for Jill of Doused in Pink and co-hosting Thursday Fashion Files with Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom. So do stop by there and check it out!

Necklace: by Michal Golan (Discontinued collection)/Earrings: Burlington Coat Factory (No link available).

My little photo bomber!

Are you all ready for Fall Fashions to take over blog land? I mean, they kind of already have. But it is still officially summer until September 22…so why not share those last outfits of summer! And speaking of September 22, that is the day the Autumn issue of Resilientista Magazine will be released featuring my article “The Midlife Sex Conundrum”!

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Also, the September edition of The Bad Buy Book will be out this Friday. The theme was skirts! If you would like one of your bad buy skirts featured, please email a photo and a brief description as soon as you can! I will do my best to add it to the post.

What have been your favorite outfits of summer? And what styles are you looking forward to in the Fall?

Keeping it on the edge,


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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.

6 Responses

  1. I love the shoes! super cute..

  2. I love a good kimono! Love your options! The shoes are great too!!


    • Adriele, thank you so much! I still have so many kimono outfits photographed that I will probably not share as much as I want to. But alas, fall is here so enter fall fashion in blogland! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week.


  3. You are rocking these shorts Shelbee and I love it!!!

    • Joi, thank you so much! I actually was surprised at my own legs in these photos! So, of course, I had to share them. I wasn’t even pleased with the quality of these photos and probably would not have used them if not for my legs looking that way! Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous day!


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