Casual Summer Style

This summer has been so hot, I've been reaching for shorts quite often. It was even far too hot to have the kimono on outdoors the day these photos were shot, but it works for being in the a/c and really pulls everything together. I'd been very resistant to adding a kimono to my closet, but when my mom insisted I try this one on, I just couldn't say no.

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The Rundown 
Scalloped Cami J.Crew Factory
Button Fly Denim Shorts Gap
Printed Kimono Max Studio via TJMaxx
Black Slides c/o Soak
Round Rattan Bag Etsy
Loop Earrings Mejuri
Coin Pendant Necklace Julie Vos

 Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Nail Color "Zip Me Up" Essie

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  1. Your kimono is beautiful and it really does work so well with your outfit! :) Even on hot days I find myself reaching for kimonos - breathable fabrics are best for that, and I think having a bit of a breeze around helps too as it catches the wind a little and is like your own personal fan, haha! :)

    I hope that you are having a good week so far! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. That's the funny thing about kimonos, I've found. As a garment, they seem illogical - too light for when you actually need warmth, but too heavy for hot, sunny days. And yet, once you start wearing one, everything just somehow makes sense. I ordered one primarily for fashion purposes, not practicality, but it has proven to be one of the most worn items in my closet. It's perfect for evenings, and for switching from outdoors into air conditionning. Not to mention, they're just so effortlessly stylish.

  3. It looks brilliant on you! Man, I wish I could make kimonos work for me...

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  4. I wouldn't have been able to say no either! I love the black and white print! It makes it really versatile for pairing with colors too!

  5. That's a great kimono! I love the length of it.
    And yea, this heat is getting so annoying! GRRRR

  6. I like it and you can wear it in the fall over a turtleneck.

  7. My type of Summer outfit love this cute cami.


  8. Truly a case of mom knows best...LOL!!

  9. Your mom was right--that is a fabulous kimono! It really does pull the look together too, and I love the scallop detail of your cami as well. It's crazy how even on hot summer days we need layers because of indoor AC, but that's the story of my life!

  10. Well now you have worn this lovely kimono you will want to get more, I'm sure! You look really great! xx Maria

  11. This summer has been hot in KC, too- and MUGGY. The humidity has been crazy!

    I love these white shorts- awesome summer staples!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. Oh man I feel for ya. It's cooler here in the mornings and evening which is nice. I know fall is right around the corner so hope you get some cooler weather!

  13. I really love the button fly of your shorts. It's such a chic detail! And I'm glad you decided to try on the kimono. Love it and your mom has great style!

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