After exploring style personalities in the past year, I pretty well know I’m not exactly “boho” yet when I came across local kimono designer, Breanna of Leopard Please, I fell in love with the ladylike, flowy kimonos and couldn’t wait to get my hands on one (as evidenced by my regular harassment inquiries on Instagram)!  Breanna has a side gig of being a full-time elementary school teacher so she wasn’t able to drop everything and make me a kimono that instant – the nerve – but when she posted new ones in her Esty shop, I snatched one up within hours (I am known for my patience in such matters).  Naturally I turned to Pinterest for styling ideas and issued the kimono call for this week’s Tuesday Try!

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Kimono thinking pose. 🎎 (where is her other arm??!!) And with this I am giving an extra early announcement!!! The #TuesdayTry for March 29th is: ROCK A KIMONO!! Don’t have one? Well I got this gorgeous kimono from @leopardplease – great price, so versatile, and locally handmade!! 💛💛💛💛 Order now to get yours in time for the 29th!! #pinspiredmarch #pinneditthriftedit #shoplocal #kimono Also JBrand denim $4, olive tee $2, gifted but thrifted Anthro suede booties and the perfect kimono pendant by @shedoescreate (if you don’t have at least one, better get that too while you’re at it!) 🌼🌸

I love this particular kimono because it’s stripey – which makes it a little bit boho but a little bit me – and I was excited to wear it again today!

This time with my yellow tee $4, denim $4.90, Miz Mooz shoes $9.80, Matt&Nat bag $9.10, earrings $3 and necklace $4.
This time with my yellow tee $4, denim $4.90, Miz Mooz shoes $9.80, Matt&Nat bag $9.10, earrings $3 and necklace $4.
I'm on Spring Break so denim and a simple tee were the obvious pairings!  I think the cat approves, or maybe he's just wondering why I'm not at work.
I’m on Spring Break so denim and a simple tee were the obvious Kimono accompaniments! I think the cat approves, or maybe he’s just wondering why I’m not at work.

Of course, this particular outfit was inspired by Pinterest since we are still in March!

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My son: "Wow Mom, that's pretty much the same outfit."  Why yes, dear, thanks for noticing.
My son: “Wow Mom, that’s pretty much the same outfit.” Why yes, dear, thanks for noticing.
It was a nice spring day and even though the kimono is light and airy, it was a warm enough outer layer.
It was a nice spring day and even though the kimono is light and airy, it was a warm enough outer layer.

I am truly inspired to try some different styles with my kimonowith a statement tee, over a dress, with some complementary patterns and maybe even with distressed denim shorts if I’m really feeling festival-y!  How did YOU wear YOUR kimono today?!  Don’t have one?  You know what to do…

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Go thrifting or shop local and heed the kimono call!

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  1. Shannon Ebbesen Reply

    Thank you for the gift of my kimono …. Which are my “coats”, meaning I have many and still need moreU0001f618U0001f352

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