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Monday, April 30, 2018

The Long & Short of It: Why a Longline Kimono Is a Necessity

Kimono style clothing has been a fashion staple for a while now. But I didn't really get into it until recently when I found a kimono that was simply too pretty to pass on. This floral print one came to me at a time when I was in the middle of transitional winter to spring weather. I really needed something that would cover me up, but not swallow me whole. The majority of kimono fashion is worn the way I wore mine last month, with some opting for different patterns or prints while others hearkening back to a more traditional Japanese aesthetic. But after falling in love with the one I wore back in March, I knew it wouldn't be long until I added another kimono style to my wardrobe.

And even though I'm clocking in at around 5'2", I still opted to get a longline kimono with the versatility to be worn as a shirt. The addition of the buttons allows you to truly adorn this piece as a top but still reap the benefits of the flowy kimono look. With chunky spring heels, it's the perfect length, but I did also wear it with flats without any issue. Imagine wearing this later on in the spring and summer with a pair of denim shorts or even as a beach cover-up. The possibilities are endless. What are your thoughts on the longline kimono shirt look?

Today is the hubs' birthday! He'd love it if you wished him a happy bday in the comments or said something about the photography (you guys know he's my photographer, right?). We have something fun planned for his birthday this coming weekend. But this past weekend, I went to a blogger event at Mendocino Farms and got drinks with friends at Santana Row. Did you catch my Instastories? And we saw Avengers: Infinity War. If you saw it, what did you think?
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34 comments

  1. LOVE that gorgeous high-low kimono!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

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  2. this top is so fabulous and happy birthday to your hubby he does such a great job with the photos. I'm seeing Avengers next weekend, so excited!

    xo
    Pinksole

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  3. I love how this one is long sleeved! Gives it a unique vibe and I love the print! Happy Birthday to your hubs!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  4. I'm in love with this Shein kimono, Cheryl! I'm shorter than you, but I think this would totally work for any height, no? And Happy BDay to the hubby:) Tell him we all love the photos:D
    PS Have not seen Avengers yet, but might go see it this week....have purposely not read any reviews but am so worried that my man Chris Evans will soon disappear from the franchise....waaaaaaaaaah!

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  5. Such a pretty kimono and it looks gorgeous on you! Thanks for sharing girl. And happy birthday to your hubsand all of your photos our amazing! I love how bright they are!

    xo, Lydia

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  6. Happy Birthday Ari! Your photography is on point. Really love the last shot. As for the outfit - I LOVEEE the colors and this length of clothing is my favorite. Feminine and you don't have to wax :D haha

    ❥ tanvii.com

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  7. This look is so cute on you! I wish I wasn't so short so that I could pull. it off! XO

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  8. This is such a beautiful kimono and I love, love, love your sandals, so cute!
    Happy birthday to your husband, these pictures look great!

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  9. How cute is this on you! Love the flower pattern and the silhouette looks so flattering and playful too. I need this pretty piece in my wardrobe.

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  10. This looks super cute! You can definitely pull if off!

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  11. LOVE that kimono! It is so unique! Happy birthday to your hubs! Your photos are always so gorgeous I KNOW he is a great photographer!

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  12. love your look u have me thinking about getting one for beach cover and your husband has great skills he caught your look very well from all angles. happy birthday to him I hope this new year brings all he has hoped for and more.

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  13. Wow this kimono is so glam! I love the stripes and floral and the pictures you took are beautiful!

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  14. This is so gorgeous! I'm a sucker for kimonos and I love flowers, I want it!!

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  15. This look is so pretty! Such a gorgeous kimono!

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  16. I love your kimono, the colors are perfect with jeans. Enjoy May. . .

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  17. I have not seen Avengers: Infinity War yet but hopefully will this coming weekend! I love kimonos generally so this one is a wonderful style—similar to a long duster!

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  18. This kimono is so killer- and so fun to wear!

    Happy birthday to your husband- I'm sure you're going to make his day super special. And he does an amazing job on your photography- you always look amazing, sister!

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  19. Happy birthday to your husband! He does such a great job on your photograhpy- you always look amazing, sister!

    And digging that kimono- what a fun piece!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  20. Ok I totally need one too because you pull this off so well!

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  21. That kimono is so cute! I am loving all of the vibrant colors for Spring and Summer!

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  22. Kimono's are so boho chic! I love how you styled this. You're so adorable!

    Greta

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  23. I LOVE this on you! The kimono is so happy and pretty! I also love that lipstick. What is it? You have the most perfect lips!

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  24. That kimono is beautiful! I hope your husband had a great birthday!

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  25. I'm here for kimonos, each and every day! I love them, and you styled this one perfectly! Happy bleated birthday to your hubs!

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  26. That's a pretty chic kimono
    I love the length

    Much Love, Jane | The Bandwagon Chic
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  27. It's like wearing a superhero cap! So fun, very eye-catching from the front and side.

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  28. It's like wearing a superhero cape! So fun. Very eye-catching from the front and side.

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  29. I absolutely love it dear! So pretty with all the colorful florals, really chic look on you!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  30. LOVE LOVE LOVE this kimono. It's so spring.

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  31. This kimono is way too cute!!! I love how unexpected it is

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  32. Yes they have been on trend for a while now, and I too have not jumped on this trend quite yet. But yes this one is fun and different, I can see why you like it. Gorgeously styled as usual.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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  33. Happy Birthday to the boy---he does a fabulous job at the photography! And what a fabulous kimono!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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