Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Thursday Moda #110: Trying Something Different.

 I cannot believe I have been running my linkup for one hundred and ten weeks now. There have been many many sleepless nights and countless of hours of photo-taking, editing, selecting each week's favorite looks (linked from the week before), some computer and HTML troubles too, along the way, etc. etc. With that said, for today's linkup I am 'Trying Something Different' - a different look to be exact. I am styling a Kimono Duster, the long ones that look like robes. And my Burgundy/Wine Floral Silky Duster looks exactly like a robe. Though it is meant to be worn out, as a third piece or a layering piece - exactly what I did here - this Kimono Duster can totally double as a robe to lounge at home or wear in the bedroom.

HOW  TO   STYLE  A  KIMONO  DUSTER  IN  A  DRESSY  WAY.
First of all, I purchased this Floral-Print Burgundy Kimono Duster around the Christmas Holidays and I am only wearing it now! In my defense, we have had the Winter from hell so cardigans, heavy sweaters and jackets have been more proper to layer on top. Even when I took these photos it was only about 38 degrees (and windy) out. You must know I do not own or wear a lot of kimonos, not even the regular ones (waist-length, let's say). I probably own only two kimonos. I like them on other people and always wanted to buy a few but I never quite found ones I love. Purchasing this duster kimono on a whim, because it also looked so fun and different on Target's website (it is from their "A New Day" line) it is something I normally wouldn't go for. This duster is not my typical item of clothing and I also figured that styling it, would be a little out of my comfort zone. I know for sure I will be wearing it quite a bit once our weather warms up (let's say late April through June). I can picture it with skinny jeans, cropped skinny pants, shorts and even a mini denim skirt. Actually wearing this with skinny pants and a tee is the easiest way to style it. 

But this time around - for a work-related evening out in Detroit - I went for a dressy AND bold look, that despite the pattern-mixing between the duster and the skirt, is still quite monochromatic, since the main color is burgundy or bourdeaux. I paired the kimono duster with a Silky Matching Burgundy Camisole (also by Target's "A New Day" brand) and my Navy+Teal Watercolor Knee-Length A-Line Skirt by Express (I have had for many years). I needed to wear some dressy type of shoe and decided to go for my Matchy Burgundy Low-Heel Mary Jane Pumps by Who What Wear. For jewelry I chose a Circle Gold-Tone Choker by Express and my New Crystal Pave Square Drop Earrings by Loft. Last but not least, I love that I chose a Bold and Bright Fuchsia Lipstick. It looks so good with this look! What do you think?! How would you style a Kimono Duster?! Do you own one?! If you want to see how to wear kimonos and dusters, look no further than Debbie's Blog. My stylish friend Debbie always rocks kimonos, probably once weekly. She owns a lot of them and wears them perfectly in different outfits.

Earlier, in the Winter, I styled this same Wine Silk Camisole in another monochromatic look (Original Post). And, a week from today, you will see that Lace-Trimmed Black Faux Leather Skirt, styled here on Thursday Moda, too.




Last Week's Favorites have some things in common: Florals (always big for Spring), Yellow - the IT Color of Spring 2018 and a color I am falling in love with lately and Red Shoes. These ladies nailed it! Thank you to all for linking up!
Andrea's adorable dress is exactly that: "Gingham and Sunshine". Not only is her dress lovely but I love the nude wedges, her side ponytail and matching yellow flower bouquet.
Red poppies all over her flirty ruffled dress paired with matchy red booties are lovely, but it is also Sheela's amazing writing that makes her blog unique, not just her style. In this post she is 'Desensitising' her past and always being brave and open about it.
The lovely ladies of J's Touch of Style, Jodie, Nancy and Charlotte are adorable in 'Styling Yellow Items' and they each chose prints for their outfits too. My favorite look is Jodie's with her floral pants+yellow cardi.
Amber is a 'Classic' in her tan-colored trench coat over her white+black chevron A-line dress and matching beige leather tote. Her gorgeous red pumps match the red lipstick.

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND AHEAD, BEAUTIES!! I WISH SPRING SHOWS ITS HEAD THIS WEEKEND LOL.











31 comments:

  1. I looooove the mixed prints together! you look fabulous!

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  2. This kimono is gorgeous on you! The florals are gorgeous!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  3. It's a gorgeous kimono Ada! Love your shoes too!

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  4. Very pretty kimono! It will be perfect for almost every season!
    Cheryl
    www.northwestmountainliving.com

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  5. I love the contrasting patterns and the fact it is the subtle hint of colour that marries the look together. Great job as always

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  6. The cami goes so perfectly with that kimono! I bet that combination would look lovely with jeans, too! And thanks for the link-up reminder. Here I am!

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  7. What a beautiful Kimono. Hope you are starting to get some nice weather. I know here in Maryland its starting to warm up.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  8. This kimono looks beautiful on you! I love the print and the colors!
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  9. Gorgeous kimono duster! The color is just beautiful and I like it paired with your solid cami top. I hope the weather starts cooperating in your neck of the woods soon!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  10. Beautiful kimono! I just love the burgundy color.

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  11. Gorgeous duster, Ada, the color is beautiful on you! BTW, I'm Di, and thank you for mentioning me in your favorites a few weeks ago!

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  12. Congratulations on 110 weeks!

    Your kimono is so pretty -- the color is gorgeous.

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  13. I adore the rich wine color of both the cami and the kimono! And the floral print gives it a nice spring-y vibe. Can you believe I haven't tried the kimono trend yet? This look is definitely making me want to!

    Elizabeth | http://nattygal.com

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  14. Great job mixing prints Ada, I love the blue that you bring out with your skirt and the floral kimono is lovely with its floral pattern!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  15. I love a good kimono. It's such a great layering piece for spring and summer!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  16. Ada, I love it! Of course, you know I haven't met a kimono that I haven't loved! And the pattern mix is brilliant. I would totally wear this entire outfit! Well done, my friend, well done.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  17. Oh wow Ada I am loving the shoes and long kimono..

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  18. I love kimonos, I think you'll be able to do so much with this. The colors are beautiful!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  19. Pretty kimono Ada, and I love the colour. Thanks for hosting and also for joining my #chicandstylish #linkup. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  20. I love that kimono! It's always fun to try something different and push our boundaries a bit!

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  21. I love kimonos! This one is so perfect with your heels in the same color. I love kimonos. I have been wanting to get one in summer colors.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  22. Very relevant and such a rich colour!

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  23. I love how you've styled your kimono with the mixed prints, Ada! Looking forward to next week's post too! ;)
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  24. Ada! You know that burgundy is the way to my heart! What a beautiful kimono and such expert pattern mixing!
    --Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

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  25. Great kimono Ada! Love the color. I still haven't been brave enough to try one. Good for you, going for it!!!

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  26. I love the colors in tis kimono! I have to get into them, I only have one at the moment and they can certainly be that extra touch to an outfit!

    xx, Chanda | www.mschanda.com

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  27. Beautiful kimono Ada! The burgundy looks great on you. I don't own one yet but I'm on the lookout for one. Hope you have a wonderful weekend :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  28. How lovely Ada!! You always know how to make the trends so perfect!!!
    Thanks so much for the feature---what a fabulous surprise!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  29. Love the kimono and the gorgeous ankle strap pumps!

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  30. Hi, Ada-lovely Komono-Thank you for linking up. Is anything you have in any of the posts you linked up with pre-loved? I would love to use you in one of my collages but need to know which item is pre-loved so I can do so. Take care, Terri xox

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  31. You look lovely, Ada! I don't have any kimonos because I just can't seem to see past them as nightwear lol! I think they look fabulous on everyone else but I'm just not quite ready yet. Perhaps I just haven't found the right one yet?
    Have a lovely week, my friend. I did get your email and will be responding pronto! :D
    Suzy xxx
    www.suzyturner.com

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