what I wore - kimono

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

First order of business: I'm happy to announce the winner of our $200 Gap Brand Giveaway: Ashley Bree Perez!! Congrats Ashley!!


I think I've mentioned that I'm "participating" in the Summer Style Challenge. I use the quotations because I haven't been an ideal challenge participant this go-round. I didn't buy a lot of the suggest pieces mostly because I'm hoping to add them to my wardrobe once I return to my 'non-maternity' size. 

BUT, there's always a 'but', I did buy one item that I swore I wouldn't, a kimono (not an authentic 'kimono' technically, but I swear that's what it's called). Apparently, kimonos are a trendy item this spring/summer. I never thought it was something I'd be able to pull off, particularly packing an extra 30lbs on my middle but I saw this pretty one and thought I'd try it.

 I mostly made the purchase because I love how everyone else looked in theirs but I was super skeptical about it and am still not convinced. I also went with one with 'fringe' which kinda makes me feel like I'm trying to look younger than I am. Having said all that, I did get a few compliments while wearing it and loved that it was a cute way to cover my shoulders at work without overheating.

Soooo here's me... nearing the end of 3rd trimester, attempting the kimono:



What do you think? I swear I can take it (though, keep in mind I'm uber pregnant and slightly emo these days lol).


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31 comments:

  1. I agree with you that a kimono is definitely not something I would ever purchase, but I do think you pulled it off. The fringe is super cute!

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    1. thanks, I think I might feel more comfortable in it once I have the baby!

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  2. Love this cute kimono on you and it looks great with the red pants!! Happy Canada Day Shaunacey:)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. thanks Marta!! hope you had great Canada Day too!

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  3. I have really been wanting to try the kimono trend, too, but I can't seem to find one I really like. I think you look great in it! :-)
    BB

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    1. thanks! There are TONS out there, I found the sheer ones WAY more flattering (The other ones just made me look MASSIVE!)

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  4. I think you are ADORABLE, as always, girl!! You totally pulled this off AND I love the way you styled it with the red pants! So glad you found one!! XOXOXO

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  5. I love kimonos because they are so light and a perfect layer for summer. You picked an awesome colour....love that outfit!

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    1. yes, I LOVE the 'lightness' of it, especially because I'm hot all the time now lol

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  6. I think you look adorable! I still haven't found the perfect kimono.

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  7. Your attempt at a kimono is a huge success! And something you can enjoy post-pregnancy. The pretty fringe on your kimono makes it even more feminine. Get that suitcase packed and the car seat ready!!! The big day is around the corner.

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    1. thanks! I'm supper excited I can wear it post-baby!

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  8. nope nothing but success lady! You look great especially for nearing the end of your pregnancy. Maybe a baby will be here this weekend? Yes? :)

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    1. lol I wish, but he seems pretty cozy in there!

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  9. Yay, it's July which is Shaunacey's baby month! You look great - can't believe you are nine months preggo. I love your kimono - great choice!

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  10. You look so gorgeous!!! I've missed seeing your fabulous bump!! So excited for you and your familia :)

    xo! Keila

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    1. thanks Keila, we're very excited (and nervous lol)

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  11. Pregnant or not you always pull off the colored pants like no other! The kimono is perfect completer piece now and after the baby arrives. You look radiantly beautiful!! Glad you're finished working for a year!

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  12. The great thing about your kimono is you can wear it after baby to! Lookin' good!

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  13. I would never even think to look at a kimono, but you rock it!

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  14. You totally pulled off this look! That kimono looks great on you! Love the print!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  15. Totally love your kimono! It's the perfect piece...for now and after baby!!

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    1. thanks Katie, now I just need some non-maternity ways to style it!

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  16. Such a pretty look and your bump is the cutest!
    Dresses & Denim

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