black friday bold (aka zebra kimono)

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Can I just say that being out on Michigan Ave in downtown Chicago on Black Friday was INTENSE?! I’m a huntress for life, don’t get me wrong, but holy moly it was really overstimulating out there that day. Regardless of the crowds, I endlessly love the Magnificent Mile and feel lucky to live near so many amazing stores, museums, stores, parks, …and stores. What can I say? I really am a huntress for life.

Anywho, Banana Republic was rocking my world on Black Friday. The sale section was 40% and I snagged this amazing Issa for Banana Republic zebra kimono for $10 marked down from $140. Zebra print? Kimono? I don’t care how bad holiday crowds got that day, I was in it to win it.

PS- These photos turned out slightly grainy due to losing afternoon light quickly. It shouldn’t be dark at 4 pm, Mother Nature! We’re trying to get a photo shoot in around here! Ah well, we made it work.

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Dress: Issa for Banana Repbulic ($10 marked down from $140)

Necklace: Limited ($5 marked down from $33) (also Black Friday)

Leggings: Limited (approx $10 many years ago!)

Shoes: Lula Townsend at DSW ($12 marked down from $79)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I love bold prints (as you all know), but even I did a double take with this print. As is my general rule, I tried on the dress and loved how it looked.  Though, as with many unusual prints or cuts, I’m guessing this dress was passed up by others, as there were a ton of the dresses hanging on the rack. When I was in the store, I looked up the dress online to see how Banana Republic had styled it when it first came into the stores. By doing that, I was easily able to envision how I would style it. Always try things on. And, if you’re unsure about how to style a piece, ask a salesperson or look it up online! 

2) The online picture of this dress featured it with sheer tights. However, for work, I think this dress is way too short to be paired with sheer tights. Thus, I thought of the dress more as a “top” and styled it with thick leggings.  If you’re going to feel self conscious about something you’re wearing, just style it differently to make yourself more comfortable.  For evening, I could easily wear this dress with sheer tights; for work, I just felt way too uncomfortable. However, with leggings, I was good to go! 

Anyone else end up with good finds from Black Friday and Cyber Monday? I read about many of your finds thus far and they sound amazing!

Thank you so much for stopping by, lovely readers! Happy Tuesday!

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37 thoughts on “black friday bold (aka zebra kimono)

  1. OMGosh, you have to take me shopping! I consider myself a baby huntress, I never find such amazing deals! Love that dress if you ever feel like retiring it, I would be willing to loose a few lbs. to rock that. You look superb! Love your shoes and necklace, I like how the necklace is bright, it really makes your whole look pop!

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