Oof! Forgive the lack of posts last week, readers! I’ve been feeling under the weather lately (migraines!) (curses!). However, hopefully I am on the mend. I decided maybe I needed a super hero cape (ie floral kimono) to help me make my comeback. Hey, it can’t hurt, right? Happy Monday, readers!
Dress: Vince Camuto via thrift ($7, retails for approx $150)
Cape/kimono: Nordstrom Rack (approx $10 marked down from approx $50)
Shoes: Aubrey Brooke from DSW ($12 marked down from $99)
Purse: Kate Spade (bag)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I wouldn’t normally think to pair a long drapey cape/kimono with a long drapey dress, but I noticed that this layering actually really worked! I’m always looking for ways to layer a sleeveless dress, given that I cannot go sleeveless at work. I’ve found that capes/kimonos are a great option to still stay cool in warmer weather, while also not exposing “bare arms” at work. Definitely pull back out of your capes and kimonos for spring and summer, if you have them stored for fall and winter! Nordstrom Rack generally has a great selection of both capes and kimonos, if you’re looking for one!
2) Although the drapey look seemed to work here, I liked the addition of a thin belt to add a little bit of shape to the look. While I actually don’t have many thin belts, I find that my nude color belt seems to go with just about everything. Belts are very easy to find on sale and clearance. I found the belt here on the “final sale” rack at Ann Taylor Loft, which generally has quite a few belts. But, you can also find belts on clearance at places like Nordstrom Rack and Old Navy. I like the braided belts most, as the leather isn’t prone to “cracking” as it can on solid leather belts (especially inexpensive ones!).
Anyone else still wearing their kimonos and capes? How are you styling them? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much!