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Transition Into Fall with a Textured Kimono

August 15, 2019

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!

Transition Into Fall with a Textured Kimono

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.

Transition Into Fall with a Textured Kimono

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.

Transition Into Fall with a Textured Kimono

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.

jeans and leather belt

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.

floral shell

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.

I’m also wearing this Kendra Scott olive necklace in gold and my classic everyday gold bangle.

shoes and handbag

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.

textured knit kimono

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.

textured knit kimono

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.

Transition Into Fall with a Textured Kimono
textured kimono // floral shell // skinny jeans (reasonably priced alternative) // blush pink loafers – low in stock (new alternative)// blush pink bucket bag // necklace // earrings // bangle // sunglasses

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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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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20 thoughts on “Transition Into Fall with a Textured Kimono

  1. Great look for transitional dressing. As a matter of fact, I bought an open front dolman sleeve gray sweater from Issac Mizrahi a couple of weeks ago. Perfect for Fall dressing and will be able to duplicate this look without doing further damage to my pocket book! Ha! Thanks Kay.

  2. Hi Kay…’s nice to see a green background (I’m your
    follower from Scottsdale)! Lol

    You look beautiful in the pink!

    Have an awesome day.

  3. This post was right on time for me. I was able to enjoy it w coffee and date nut bread. I love this look ! i can see it for church we are a come as you are congregation. this is better than jeans and tee shirt. Have a wonderful day

    1. Yes, this is definitely something I would have worn to my former more casual church. I’m glad you got to enjoy the post at just the right time! Thanks so much for reading. ?

  4. Kay, You look so nice in this outfit. The color of your lipstick is perfect and so pretty on you. It’s so different seeing so much greenery in your photos now; so different from Arizona. I am definitely looking forward to cooler weather for so many reasons. How did the small dinner with some of the women from your church go? It sounds like it’s a good mid size church where you can feel at home. Have a blessed day!

  5. I love everything about this look and love the pale pink color. Pink always looks so beautiful on you. Cute shoes and I saw they are out of my size. The background in your photos is so pretty. I see some of this outfit is from Talbots. Do you have a store in the area that you moved to or are you ordering off line? I’m sure you’re anxious to check out the retail stores in the area.

  6. Hi Kay – in response to yesterday’s question about adapting to cold weather, check out Uniqlo’s line of Heattech wear. These are very thin layers that let you still wear your “normal” clothes but stay warmer when the weather turns colder. I have tanks, short sleeved top & a long sleeved top that I wear a lot. They save me from having to add a bulky outer layer when I don’t want to. Lands’ End also has a nice line of silk under layers, but I like the Heattech better for its smoothness.
    Your look today is lovely!

  7. Hi. I have studied with BSF for years in 3 different states. It has disciplined me to study God’s word, but also grown me so much. I think I have gone from head knowledge to heart knowledge and it has been wonderful. Not only for me. But I think my family has benefitted too. I would recommend BSF to anyone.

    1. That’s so good to hear, Noma. I especially like that you say your Bible study has benefited your family too. That’s tremendous. ?

  8. The kimono is a gorgeous color on you Kay, perfect for Fall! I’ve been looking for a kimono that isn’t too long since I’m only 5’3″ so I’ll check with Loft. I did Bible Study Fellowship for over 20 years as both a student and later as a facilitator. It’s just the best study out there to get really grounded in God’s Word (in my opinion)! It’s where I really grew in intimacy with Jesus as my LORD and Savior! I so enjoy women’s church Bible studies as well. Women need other women and when we invite Christ into our relationships, it’s such a sweet blessing!

  9. That’s a great outfit…and perfect for the mid week Bible study I attend! I’ve been involved in Women’s Bible studies for 30+ years and it’s an essential part of my walk. Not only to dig deeper into the Word, but to connect with women of all ages and stages of life. Our studies are modeled after BSF with small group time and a message, and our kids programs are fantastic! Our church offers a men’s study as well, and all of us will study the same book of the Bible, so families can work on and discuss the weekly lessons together. This year I’ll be mentoring our small group leaders…I love encouraging them as they lead their women. I’m so glad you mentioned attending a study in your post….our group starts up in a few weeks, and it’s something I always look forward to after a long summer break.

  10. I love this outfit! So pretty and the kimono is just right for our weather here in Colorado. I have been involved in several women’s bible studies over the years. Its been a significant way God has used to draw me to himself, and away from focusing on myself, or from trying to “earn” His approval and blessing by things I do. I have found such freedom and joy through Jesus and through God’s word, and such good friendships with other women. Currently I’m in Bible Study Fellowship, but have done Precept studies, Beth Moore studies, Priscilla Shirer, and several others. God has used them all and I am so thankful! Thanks for sharing this outfit, and your daily encouragement.

  11. What a pretty kimono. I have a question, it might be silly but I need to ask someone. What makes a kimono a kimono? Why not a vest or cardigan? I think of a kimono as more of a silky flowy topper, more like a bathrobe but classier. What you are wearing I think of as a short sleeve cardigan. I see kimono in the stores and in ads, more to the way you are using it. Is it just a trendy word? In the end does it really matter what it’s called, no, but I still want to get it clear in my head. If there is a difference I need to know so I am sure that when I order on line I am getting what I think I am ordering.

    1. Hahaha! Catherine I wish I had a better answer for you, but I think it’s just up to the user. I think what differentiates a kimono, wrap, topper or ruana from a cardigan is that they don’t have a button or zip closure while cardigans usually, but not always, do. Also they are usually larger at the should/arm hole, allowing for more drape and give. But, yes I see the words all used interchangeably too. I actually wore this kimono last night and as I was putting it on I thought, “this is really a cardigan!” But of course there are no buttons and it has a roomy fit. I think it’s just really up to the designer though. ?