Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Kimono, Kimono

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



  1. Such a nice Asia inspired piece with beautiful rich colors and patterns. I love your earrings Natalia. o)

  2. Wow! This is FABULOUS! What a find!

    I adore the colours and the design on it. Super jealous of your wicked thrifting skills.


  3. I love it!!! Beautiful on you, especially with the gorgeous earrings and that shade of lipstick is wonderful. Thanks for brightening my mean night. ;)

  4. Wow Natalia, the colour! so beautyfull dress, kimono. I love it. You look great without make up. I never wear make up, but eye brows and lipstick. you're right.
    If you wear these earrings for days, you',ll become " long ears" :)
    Have a great day, dear Natalia.
    Xoxo Tina

  5. What a fantastic piece and you look so good in it. Perfect for a little cocktail party during a holiday. The color works beautifully against your complexion. Love the specs.

  6. yes! totally funky and artsy!!!! the perfect party outfit for an urban bohemian :-) i´m sure you and justin had a fab time at the movie theater! which movie???
    and you have a perfect complexion - you don´t even need makeup! lucky you!!!

    1. We watched Mr Holmes - Justin is a big fan of the character. I was happy that he loved their interpretation!

  7. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww How I love a pop of colour and flowers.
    Fabulous dear Natalia

  8. I am still looking for a kimono - this is such a cute look for you. #HighLatitudeStyleLinkUp

  9. Who cares what the heck it is, it looks divine on you! The colour, the sleeves, the print - everything is stunning. Perfect for a date night at a funky artsy movie theatre.

  10. Whatever this dress is called, it looks fabulous on you! Great find!


    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

  11. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The red dress is awesome and that color looks great on you

  12. The satin finish and sculptural sleeves take it out of the ordinary, and your smile on top take it into the stratosphere!
    I adore the little flowers on the back. Just magic, all of it! :-D xo Jazzy Jack

  13. wouu, gorgeous!! and effortless elegant!!, such a fabulous dress-tunic-whatever!, satiny red looks amazing!
    And I agree with you, no makeup in summer, but lipstick and sunnies are enough for me!

  14. This is fantastic! I love it so much I don't have words. Those glasses look wonderful on you too and those wedge sandals are prefect with the kimono dress. You nailed it! But then, of course you did. xoxoxo