Fashionistas and clothes-wearing friends, thank you for stopping in for the Ageless Style 06.2021: Brights. This series is hosted by my friend Carrie from A Simple Lovely Life and 7 of her blogging buddies. Honored to be joining this stylish group of fashion bloggers.
AGELESS STYLE LINK UP
The Ageless Style Link Up is series that goes live on the third Thursday of the month. For each post one of the gals in the group selects a theme then all of us put together a look or looks reflecting it. Last month’s theme ‘double duty’ was selected by Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks. I shared a couple of ways to wear what is my favorite fashion trend…the kimono. You can check out that post, here.
The theme for June – brights – was selected by Jamie at No Delusions of Grandeur. She is most active on Instagram as Retrocutie. An alias that reflects her love of retro fashion. If you aren’t following her already, find her here.
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AGELESS STYLE 06.2021: Brights
With all the business stuff out of the way, let’s get to the fashion. Was tickled today when my friend Daenel crowned me the Queen of Kimonos on her Style Imitating Art post, here, after I submitted a kimono look as my interpretation for this week’s art. I humbly accepted the coronation then slipped into my latest kimono for this month’s Ageless Style 06.2021 post.
Brights by Day
I found this kimono or it found me on Facebook. Does that happen to anyone else? Can be minding my business, just scrolling through my FB newsfeed, showing my friends and fam some love. Then BAM…this bright colored, boho print kimono from Bobilemon pops up in my feed.
And it is love at first sight. Couldn’t buy it fast enough. It seems even Facebook somehow knows how much I love kimonos.
For today’s prompt, I styled this bright kimono 2 ways. First, with some Gap distressed denim shorts, a knotted white tee and these J. Crew rainbow sandals.
Found the bright hoop earrings at Hobby Lobby of all places.
Have been looking for some hot pink earrings then these caught my eye in the check out lane. Those goodies strategically placed at the cash registers call my name a lot like the Facebook ads do.
Please excuse the mess around me. Was in the process of spring cleaning this guest bedroom. The comforter and drapes were in the washing machine.
I like the shorter length of this kimono. Makes it a little more versatile I think. Works with shorts, jeans and even transitioned into an evening outfit with my eyelet sundress.
Brights By Night
This eyelet dress (similar, similar) has narrowly escaped several recent purges of my closet. It had gotten kind of snug on top so I was pleasantly surprised to find it actually fit a little better when I put it on last weekend. Might get a little more wear now. This time, instead of wearing a strapless bra with it, I wore a lacy bralette (similar, similar) with it. There was less bulk with it than a bra. So the dress fit better and was much more comfortable.
Added some peep toe wooden wedge sandals and a rose gold heart necklace PC gave me at Christmas.
Back to the kimono. The fabric is fringed around the hem and opening. I have others with nylon fringe but it gets caught on everything and comes unraveled. Wore it the other day to take my granddarlings to school and before we could get out of the car, my fringe had tied the 3 of us in a giant knot. Hope this will wear a little better.
Although I navigate more toward earth tones, I think I probably wear bright jewel tones better. I foresee this kimono getting a lot of action over the summer and even into the fall.
Do you wear a lot of bright colors or lean more toward earth tones or pastels? How about kimonos? Have you discovered their magical ability to elevate a simple pair of jeans and a tee to the next level? What’s your favorite bright look? Won’t you share with us below?
Hope you will take a few minutes to visit the Ageless Style 06.2021 posts of my comadres. Like you, I am anxious to see what they styled for this prompt. Come on, we can go together….
Amy ~ Amy’s Creative Pursuits
Cammi ~ My Happy Place
Carrie ~ A Simple Lovely Life
Daenel ~ Living Outside the Stacks
Jamie ~ No Delusions of Grandeur
Jodie ~ Jodie’s Touch of Style
Leslie ~ Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After
Mireille ~ Chez Mireille Fashion Travel Mom
I’ve been busy helping Lauren with the girls since her heart ablation on Monday morning. She is still having PVCs but the doctor attributes them to inflammation of her heart after the procedure. We hope she is soon feeling some relief.
Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend. I’m surprising PC with a spring bucket list activity. Will share with my final spring bucket list update on Monday, 06.21.2021. And will be revealing my summer list at the same time. I’ve got an idea…why don’t you make up your bucket or activity list for the season, too. You can come back on Monday and link up with me. Or leave your list in a comment or on my blog Facebook page, here.
Hugs and kisses,