• Crushing on Orange Blossoms pt 2, The Kimono

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      Last week I showcased a pair of lightweight pants by Lush Clothing that have such an amazing, vibrant print it needed to be seen with a few top options.  Yes, I know, there was a lot of black used but you can never go wrong with black.  It's also safe for those that either wear a lot of black, or don't want to compete too much with the existing print.  So this week we are featuring the the better half of this duo - worn together is totally an option  - Orange Blossom Kimono

      Kimono is a Japanese robe like garment with a  literal translation as "thing to wear" usually worn for formal events.  While the fashionable adaptation is not usually reserved exclusively for formal events or worn by men, the traditional Japanese garb may be worn by either sex,  it represents the elongated silhouette   ( there are TONS of fashion "kimonos" that are not very long ) of the garment as the traditional should be floor length.  This is one of many "kimonos" out there, that we had to style a few different ways .
     
       
      The first styles shown are very simple yet stylish.  Can we say date night? Brunch?  Running errands? Just having a great day to show off those abs? Or just need a potential sleeve?  The Orange Blossom Kimono is simply an added piece to what can be considered a complete outfit.  It gives that something extra that will change your outfit from average to noticeable.  Paired with black or blue distressed denim, you really can't go wrong with this option. 
    Do you know what you're wearing for Valentine's Day?  This midi dress warrants attention all on its own, but why stop there?  Enter Kimono.  Nude or black heel to complete the look. You're welcome.
     Flowers on flowers on flowers!  Shown here is the Orange Blossom set with a chunky sweater to break up the pattern.  If you want more of the pattern to come through or just don't want to wear a sweater than you can always choose a bodysuit or top that wears lighter.  You can also choose to highlight another color with your shirt option.  Again, black was chosen because it's safe and allows the pattern to shine.  
      I hope these styled options give you some good ideas to wear this or any other kimono you may have.  Whether you're a seasoned style vet or a novice, I hope these options are a great addition to your repertoire.  How would you wear your kimono? I'd love to know what your #ThoughtProcess is and if you have any ideas that weren't featured here.
    Until next time, happy shopping!
    XO, 

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  • Crushing on Orange Blossoms

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      When Canadian blogger Orlandice, @bunny_and_moon, shared a post wearing the Orange Blossom pants with a red leather jacket, it inspired me to see how may other ways can I style this same pair of pants to give different looks.  Obviously, with such a bold print this item won't be understated in almost any combination, but just to see different top options depending on mood and shoe choice makes them a bit more versatile.  So for those of you that may need a bit of help with matching these pants or if you're just curious as to what we did, enjoy and I hope this post will give someone #StyleInspo!
      This first look is pretty obvious.  You can never (maybe rarely) go wrong with a bodysuit, so this provides an effortless chic look.  Literally.  Since it creates such a classic look, I would be remiss not to mention it.
     
      The second look that was chosen continues with the same color scheme but with a heavier top.  Let's be real, It's currently January and some parts of the US are experiencing temperatures in the teens or below. I don't know if you go out in that kind of weather but some still may have to, not to mention it may take a while for temperatures to get to a level where sweaters are no longer needed so for this look we have paired the pants with our Knitty Knitty Bang Bang Sweater in black (this sweater can be apart of a set with a skirt, but sets are meant to be broken).  The sweater makes for the ideal option in colder weather.
     
      For weather that isn't so life altering, you can always choose a more relaxed, lighter version of a cover up over a bodysuit t-shirt.  Paired  here with the Cutaway Jacket by Hidden Jeans, this combination makes for an easy look that can be dressed up or down.  Shown, the model is wearing a classic stiletto that can be great for the office or date night.  If you choose a more casual shoe, i.e. sandal, you can still be appropriate for Sunday Brunch.
      Hello casual!!  Mixing such a bold print with a graphic tee is a great way to allow the eye to be captivated by the full outfit and not just one area.  Even though this t-shirt isn't loud or trying to compete with the printed pants, it is just enough to require a scan of the full outfit.  You still have the option to dress this look up or down, but seeing a true casual option really makes these pants versatile.  See a similar graphic tee here.  
    Wait, what was I thinking not showing you this pair of pants without the matching Orange Blossom Kimono.  A very easy, transitioning way to wear the pair is with a bodysuit or light shirt under the kimono, but we have it paired with the sweater again.
      I hope this helps and give you comfort and courage to wear a bold print with or without its matching counterpart.  Do you have any ideas that may have been missed or left out?  I would love to know #WhatAreYouWearing.  Leave a comment below!!

     

     

    XO,

      

     

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  • Fallin' For Emerald

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      It's that time of year again when we begin to slowly add layers, where sleeves and hemlines get longer.  It's not an immediate transformation but one that allows us to continue to wear the summer pieces that we love so much while giving them a proper send off into "winter storage".  I'm not reinventing the wheel here and I know that.  It's around this time that all of your fave fashion bloggers and stylists will be doing similar posts, that is, once they return from New York Fashion Week.  This is just my take on some personal favorites from the TPB closet paired with other fall ready items that can show you how we would make the transition.

     

      For the purpose of today's post I want to feature the Emerald Sweater by J.O.A.  With such rich color and and amazing faux fur and knitted ribbed detailing, this sweater can get attention on its own merit.  Below I have offered a few ways that it can be worn while keeping the sweater as the focal point.

      Not shown as an option would be Emerald Sweater with a denim maxi skirt.

                          

                                  

    Here is this luscious sweater paired with this skinny denim that offers a slightly shiny finish guaranteed to dress up your entire look.  Finish with a heel or a mid to high rise boot depending how far into the Fall season you are in your area.

     

    Emerald Sweater by JOA at Though Process Boutique

    This option does a nice mix of textures.  The faux leather A-line mini is a sultry compliment to the ribbed knit.  The silver loafer (similar found here) just adds an aesthetic pop that creates a bit of dimension to the overall look.

     

    JOA Emerald Sweater at Thought Process Boutique

    This image offers a similar look to the previous, however the skirt is longer and she is wearing booties for a colder weather look.  You may want to add opaque tights or a tall boot if you need extra layers.

     

     

      Again,  this is how I would think to wear this sweater.  If you have a different way, please share!  

     

    XO 

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  • Daily Look

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    The Daily Look

    Have you ever needed a look that was easy and comfortable but still cute enough that people realize that you do care what you look like when you leave the house? And we're not talking about going to work or a function, we're talking about running errands and taking care of the mundane details in life that may not get your heart fluttering when you think about what you will need to wear that day.  Well this is that look!  Who can't be comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt? Who doesn't love a carry-all bag like the Rebecca Minkoff Moto Bucket ? And shoes? If you're not a heels by day kinda girl, you can always rock a great pair of Nike trainers or a simple sandal.  It's up to you how you decide to rock the details as long as you get the main point that being dressed to impress doesn't always mean that you have to forget comfort.
    Let us know what you would do differently in the comments, we'd love to know your thoughts!!

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  • Spring Blues

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    Spring Blues

    Have you ever seen an item in an amazing yet bright color and thought "I have nothing to wear that with."?  Well now you do!  This (almost) basic maxi dress by Somedays Lovin' is the perfect way to show off those pops of color that you've been dying to try.  In this collage, we used blue because, well, blue is a favorite around here and a natural go-to, but also to show a way to get those pops of color without using a hue possibly more intimidating.  The Forget You Maxi Dress by Somedays Lovin is the perfect blank canvas to give your wardrobe a creative kick.  What is your thought process on how to style this dress?  We'd love to know.
    Forget You Maxi Dress by Somedays Lovin' also available in black here.
    set made Via Polyvore

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