Monday, August 27, 2018

Weekend Roaming

Earrings: HERE| Dress/kimono: HERE (currently less than $20)| Purse: Coach, old| Shoes: c/o HERE

BABES!!! Can you believe that today marks the last Monday in AUGUST?! This entire year has been a complete blur! I stand in disbelief that we are on the doorstep of September already!  don't want to say farewell to SUMMER yet! Nonetheless, life experience has taught me the importance of facing facts 😉 It is time for me to mentally prepare myself - summer really is almost over. The change in the weather was noticeable over the weekend, instead of soaring up near 100 degrees, it was humid and in the 80s. Per the forecast, this week we won't get past the 70s. Although I'm sure warmer temperatures will return before all is said and done, I am still ever mindful that summer is truly on its way out. That brings me to the topic of transitional pieces. This kimono makes for a great transitional piece! It's light enough for warm days, yet also functional for easy layering in the fall months. That's right, this wrap dress is actually a kimono styled as a dress 😁 

Based on the reviews of other shoppers, I sized up for this piece, which allows me to be able to wear it as a true wrap dress. Although it came with a belt, I swapped that one out for an older belt in my collection from Banana Republic. I added in olive-colored accessories as a neutralizer and hit the door! 
Over to you Babes: Are you ready for summer to end?!
Until next time,
Xx

23 comments:

  1. You have a knock out smile! Your dress is beautiful too. I especially love it with that belt! xx Maria

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    1. Thank you very much!!! This kimono was such a steal + I love that it can also be worn as a dress :)

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  2. I love this dress, the belt you swapped matches perfectly! I am also loving the olive accessories, they're great pieces for this colorful dress!

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    1. Thank you Laura!!! I needed an excuse to take these olive pieces out of hiding -and this dress was it, LOL!

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  3. You did it again. . .Surprise Me. I love, love this outfit on You.

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    1. Thank you Neti!!! You know I have a thing for all things RED 😉

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  4. This is such a cute dress on you dear! Loving the sleeves, so chic for fall! Also, the belt is really perfect too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  5. I love this look on you! You and I both love color and the olive sandals are a beautiful touch with your red dress. It is hot in the South here, and really doesnt get to be Fall weather until end of Oct!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. We are kindred spirits Jess!!! Fall weather is very mild here in Southern California, I've grown to love it :)

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  6. Joi, this is such a gorgeous dress, I do love all the bright colours - and that style is so me! Thanks for sharing on the #linkup Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. Thank you very much Jacqui, it is such a versatile piece!!!

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    2. Yhttps://www.mummabstylish.com/2018/09/bright-pink-with-black-and-white.htmlou're my featured favourite of the week - hope you'll pop by to join the #chicandstylish #linkup again. xx

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  7. Beautiful kimonon Joi! I love how you've styled it as a dress! The olive sandals look fab with it! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  8. What a lovely way to wear a kimono!! I wouldn't have thought of that!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jodie!! I'm looking forward to styling it this way again :)
      Xx

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  9. You are ALWAYS darling Darling! I love the versatility of a good kimono and this color is gorgeous on you.

    Hugs,
    Paula
    www.dimplesonmywhat.com

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Paula!!! This kimono does all the work ;)
      Xx

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  10. Joi you look stunning in this wonderful Kimono Dress! XO Tina

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  11. You look amazing in this bright dress! It's such a statement and I love it!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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