About 4 years ago, shortly after I moved to LA, I started having a major kimono obsession. I worked at a pretty laid-back startup in Santa Monica where half of my time was spent poolside with my laptop. If you’ve ever been to SoCal, you know that no matter how warm it is during the day, it’ll be somewhere in the 60’s-low 70’s at night (especially if you’re near the water). Being the born and bred Floridian that I am, anything below 75 degrees was cold to me. Kimonos were the perfect solution because they were lightweight and breathable for during the day, yet provided great coverage to shield me from the “cold” temperatures after sunset.
Although my obsession is no longer as severe as it was back then, I still do love a good kimono. Especially a longline kimono. And what’s better than wearing what is essentially a pink cape with kick ass denim cutoffs and lace-up blush sandals? Maybe wearing it with a
glass bottle of rosé in hand…good thing I came prepared (obviously).
Another thing I love about kimonos is that they always make me feel so confident! I paired this pretty little kimono (under $30 and comes in white, too) with a peplum tank (under $25), and the most comfy denim cutoffs. For the price I paid, these may have been my best purchase of the summer so far. They hug my curves in all the right places and prove that thick thighs save lives. They come in plus size too!
And can we have a moment for my shoes? *bows head* Yeah, they are amazing. I got these ones from JustFab, but I linked a few alternatives below as well. They are extremely comfy, and they’re show stoppers. They’ll be on repeat until further notice.
My rosé is from Bonterra- an organic wine producer from Northern California. I love all of their wines that I’ve tried, and especially this Rosé. It’s a dry rosé with aromas of strawberry, key lime, rosewater and hints of pineapple, and a palette with notes of ripe peaches, watermelon and pomegranate. Pairs well with basically anything, and is best served chilled. It’s about $18 a bottle, and you can find it at Sprouts, some Whole Foods and some Targets.
How are you planning on styling your kimonos this season? Tell me in the comments below!