Truth be told, I don't know what I am wearing here. I found this piece at Goodwill earlier this Summer when I took Anya thrift shopping in a neighboring town. It's just so rare that I find something that fits me at a thrift shop (of the things I like, I mean), that I was absolutely thrilled to find something as unique as this dress is. Dress? It could be a tunic, a robe, a part of a stage costume, or a nightgown for all I know. I used to have a short kimono kind of robe many years ago, a gift for my birthday from my girlfriends, that I loved and wore for years. The style of this dress reminds me of that little robe. The label is in Korean (I guess), so I can't say where it is made, what it is made of or what the heck it even is. But I love it and I wore it as a kimono dress when I went to the movies with Justin last night. It's a funky and artsy little old movie theater where they show funky and artsy kinds of movies, and I thought that this is such a funky and artsy piece of clothing that it would fit perfectly for the occasion.
These are the heaviest earrings ever! But how gorgeous they are - I made an exception for them and wear them for special occasions, for a couple of hours, no more.
I remind Napoleon here, don't I? I'm not trying to. I am trying to show off the sleeves, that's it.
You know how much I love long cardigans or dusters, and this particular one I love for its kimono-like sleeves (so the sleeves of the dress fit in well), they also call it a "cocoon".
I'm surprised myself that this outfit looks so festive - with a minimum effort! So how to create a stand out outfit without much effort? Count with me:
dress - 1
statement earrings - 2
red lipstick - 3
clean hair - 4
glasses frame - 5
fabulous purse - 6
sexy shoes - 7
(optional) duster for a cool evening or air conditioner - 8
That is all, really. I did not even wear make-up (feels too much for me in hot weather). If you don't want to have make-up, just make sure that your hair and eyebrows look well-groomed and have lipstick on - it will do the trick, it always does it for me. A cool glasses frame for an extra zing, and ready to go!
And remember, you always are free to wear an item of unknown origin if you feel wonderful wearing it - people won't see labels, they will see a stylish and gorgeous you! ;)
Kimono dress - thrifted (via Goodwill)
earrings - Chico's (good sale, around $10 or $12)
Sandals - Ecco's via Nordstrom Rack
Sweater - Chico's (also sale)
Glasses - courtesy of Firmoo
Purse - can't remember the brand, it's a good one, I wrote about it in the past... via TJ MAXX
Linked to Top of the World Style