Welcome to Dressed for My Day! While the temperatures outside are still warm, the sun is shifting and the deepened shadows are forecasting that fall is just around the corner. So it’s time to pull a few fall-like things from the backs of our closets and perhaps buy a new pretty or two that will help us bring in the new season in style. Today I’m showing you how I’m transitioning into fall with a textured kimono. And good news: it’s 40% off today!
While I love kimonos, this is my first knit or textured kimono. I think it’s a great wear now/wear later piece. I’ll pair it with a long sleeve tee or blouse for the cooler fall days.
Notice that I’m still wearing and accessorizing with soft blush, but my overall look is still fall forward.
#Trasitioning Fashion Tip – You can still wear many of your summer fashions and accessories into fall. Just layer them with deeper shades of the same color.
This pastel floral shell is also 40% off with code FUNFUNFUN. I can wear it now with denim shorts or a denim skirt (like this one or this one – 40% off!). But soon I’ll be wearing it more with jeans. I’m wearing a small in the floral shell.
I’m wearing my new AG high waist skinny ankle jeans I bought in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I am absolutely loving these jeans. They feel amazing on and I love the raw hem with the slit. But if you’re looking for a more reasonably priced option, check out these high waist skinny jeans with a trending button fly. They also come in a curvy fit.
I stepped into American Eagle to look for a leather belt and found this oval ring hip belt. It does the trick and cost a little less than many leather belts. I’m wearing a medium.
I actually purchased jewelry from Loft to wear with this outfit and completely forgot to add it on this day. Perhaps I love these large brushed gold tear drop earrings so much I just naturally gravitate to them. I think they work especially well with this dainty top, giving a little balance to the look.
Playing off of the pale pink in the floral shell, I chose my powder beige (really blush pink) soft driving moccasins and Michael Kors bucket bag to complete my outfit. I’ve enjoyed using both this spring and summer, but suspect I’ll continue to find ways to incorporate them into more fall outfits, too. Both are marked down considerably.
Finally, let’s talk some more about this kimono. It comes in two sizes: XS/S and M/L. I’m wearing the XS/S and it’s plenty roomy for me. I did try the M/L and it was okay, too.
Most importantly, this kimono is 40% off today with code FUNFUNFUN.
The textured kimono also comes in soft oatmeal and charcoal. The day I was in the store one of the sales associates was wearing this same floral shell with the kimono in oatmeal and it looked casual and chic. They didn’t have the oatmeal kimono in my size so I tried on this rosy peach one and fell in love with it.
Honestly, I intended to return the textured kimono and shell after photographing them. But they’re keepers. This is exactly the type of pairing I love to wear during the earlier days of fall. And every piece will work during the cooler days, too, with the right combinations.
Don’t forget, regardless of how it shows up in the widget below, every piece I’m showing here (except my AG jeans & jewelry) is discounted. Let me know if you have any questions about sizing or anything else. I love this transitional outfit!
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Blessed for My Day
Obviously I’m all for investing time, thought and money in our physical appearance. Our appearance does matter. It communicates, at a first glance, who we are and what we have to offer. Our appearance can open doors for conversation, communicate that we are accessible and engaging, put others at ease and suggest that we know what we’re doing.
But we also must invest time, thought and money in our spiritual “grooming.” How do we do that? There are many ways to choose from and all are important. But I encourage you, as we enter into fall, to look for a women’s Bible study to join. Check out your church, other local churches or groups such as Precept Bible studies or Bible Study Fellowship. You could also engage in an online Bible study if needed.
Have you enjoyed being in a women’s Bible study? Tell us how it has benefited you.
Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. ~ 1 Peter 3:3-4
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