black friday bold (aka zebra kimono)


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.


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)


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!

37 replies to “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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