Friday, November 3, 2017

Out of the Blue

Kimono: HEREHERE, and HERE| Navy tank top: Old, similar HERE| Purse: Gucci| Denim jeans: c/o HERE| Sandals: similar HERE

Several weeks ago, I treated myself to an afternoon of mid-week shopping. I got valet parking and took my time walking from store to store over a two-block stretch.  In my opinion, mid-week shopping is more enjoyable than weekend shopping because stores aren’t full of the masses, parking tends to be a breeze (versus circling 5+ times - a common issue in Los Angeles), and store displays/racks are neat and fully stocked. Crowded stores and messy displays/racks are a complete turn off for me. In fact, once we enter the official holiday shopping period, when things tend to go absolute haywire -I’ll be steering clear of brick & mortar stores… unless they are open around or after midnight… Shopping after hours often offers the same perks as midweek shopping. Moving on, I perused store after store, but nothing caught my eye. I decided to cross the street, and check out a store that I don’t frequent nearly enough. Almost immediately I spotted this lush, navy blue kimono. It was ❤ at first sight. I tried it on, it was the exact fit that I wanted: slightly oversized AND ankle length. The embroidered detail was so intricate, it seemed to make the flowers come to life. Needless to say, it found a new home with me.
Every time I wear this beauty, I get so many compliments. I love that it can be dressed up or down, depending on your mood/need. For today’s look, I wore it casually, with a monochrome color palette. I pulled out a pair of dark denim jeans that a brand sent me a month or so ago. I honestly was surprised with how well and comfortably they fit 😀Why? New brands oftentimes miss the mark when it comes to the quality and fit that I am accustomed to. However that was not the case with this one! Pleasant surprises are the absolute best! Check out other options from them HERE, HERE, and HERE (excellent sale price).
Until next time Loves,
Xx

18 comments:

  1. Fabulous look Sis and that Hair is growing & growing. I sure have hair envy, LOL!

    http://www.madamtoomuch.com

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    1. LOL! Thanks Neti!!! I am definitely engaged in #OperationGrowBack

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  2. Oh my gosh that is such a beautiful Kimono! I've never seen one so long, the color is stunning!

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    1. Thank you Laura! I am so happy that I found it in store, I feel like pictures just don't do it justice :) I may not have ordered it online... But in-person, the embroidery is simply spectacular!!!

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  3. Really liking this kimono, love to look Joi. Thanks for sharing. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous and more gorgeous!
    Thanks for linking up with the Ageless Style Party!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  5. How amazing is this kimono? So gorgeous and I love your bag too!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Elise!!! This kimono is LIFE - I fell head over heels for it right away :)

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  6. Thank you for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party. Great coat. The bag is such a great find! So cool!

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  7. I love it! I love the bright embroidery against the beep blue colour. xx

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    1. Thank you! I felt like the lovely blue hue set off the embroidery too :)

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  8. Gorgeous kimono and I love your colourful bag! I prefer to go shopping midweek when the kids are in school too! Thanks for linking up Joi!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. There is nothing like midweek/midday shopping Emma :) Thank you!!!

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  9. Wow Joi!
    You look incredible in this absolutely stunning I love it.
    I wish we had more valet parking places in the UK! Thanks too for joining in with the link up.
    Have a great week
    best
    Ashley x

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