Kimono, Booties & a LBD

August 31, 2015

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? My weekends are becoming more relaxing and with this pre-fall weather I am just in heaven. Fall is my favorite season of the year, probably because of the changing of leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, leggings and jackets- ah! I can’t get enough.


With Fall springing in on me and fast I began doing an inventory of my closet and got discouraged when I thought to myself “I have nothing to wear for pre-fall or fall weather,” which I know isn’t true it’s just I need new ways to style what I have from last year for a fresh new look until I can get a few new fall items from my wishlist (wishlist: mules, black booties, more leggings, sweatshirts, striped skirts, denim pants, etc).



I was digging through an old basket of clothes that needed mending  and I found this dress (from this post). I had wondered where this dress had gone too as I had only worn it twice. Once I looked at it with other items in my closet inspiration striked, and a little voice said in me “Hey I can pair this dress with my grey ankle booties and kimono,” and viola the look turned out better than I imagined…in fact this is one of my husbands favorite outfits and outfit shots. I can’t help but wink in return, its just so simple yet perfect for pre-fall wear.



My hubby thought this outfit was rather “grungy” but he loved it.



This whole ordeal about thinking I had nothing to wear for fall, and changing my mindset to remixing and being creative with what I already have turned out to be pretty good if you ask me.

See relevant Bible verse: Hebrews 13:5- Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Come back tomorrow as I show you another way I styled this same Little Black Dress from a recent date night. Also as a reminder tomorrow is “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up….and don’t forget to enter to win a pair of choice Firmoo eye glasses below.

In case you missed it I am hosting a Firmoo glasses giveaway (see post here) that you can enter to pick a pair of eye glasses of your choice from this link. Glasses include the frames, standard 1.50 index single vision lenses. Upgraded lenses and add-ons will be charged for an extra fee.With free shipping to the USA, what a deal! So enter today or check out Firmoo more here and be sure to enter below in the Rafflecopter box (some entries can be done daily for extra entries, but as always all entries are better than none for a chance to win). The winner will be notified by e-mail from me with their voucher code after the giveaway and will have 48 hours to respond or a new entrant will be chosen. Entries will be verified.

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Outfit details: Little Black Dress: Calvin Klein (old, similiar here and here)//Kimono: The Mint Julep Boutique (sold out, similiar here and here)//Ankle Booties: gift, similiar here and here//Bracelet: Charlotte Russe, sold out (similiar here).

Wishlist items mentioned above:

Linking up with: Linking up with: Turning Heads Tuesday Lisa, Melissa, Style Me Wednesday, Trendy Wednesday, Sandyalamode, Confident Twosday, Pumps and Push-ups, Thursday Fashion Files, Whitney, Grace, Trend-Spin,Leelo, Michelle, The Mummy Chronicles, Alice, Spotlight Weekly, Top of the World Style, Two Peas in a Blog (Tuesdays), Style Elixir (Tuesdays), The Style Files (Fridays), Elegantly Fashionable, Jaymie, Lauren, Carylee, Rachelle, Cappaccino and Fashion, Book of Leisure, Monica, Carrie

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  • Jaymie Ashcraft August 31, 2015 at 12:17 am

    This looks really nice. 🙂 I’m so ready for Fall!!

  • Lydia Dickson August 31, 2015 at 12:38 am

    I love this look! I had ankle boots on my list for fall too and just found some cute ones when I was at the outlet mall. But I realized when I looked in my closet I had way more leggings than I need these days! I had a couple years when I wore them nonstop, but the weather is warmer here than Roanoke, and way more than Ohio, which is where I bought most of the leggings. Good luck finding everything on your fall wishlist!

  • Ada August 31, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Your kimono and booties are gorgeous extras to Fall-ify that LBD. I need a couple of kimonos. Where do you suggest I look for them (for cheap)? LOL

  • Bad Taste Toast August 31, 2015 at 10:16 am

    I love the print on the kinono, definitely perfect for fall! It’s so funny that we here in Australia are happy about spring while the rest of the world is getting ready for fall 🙂

    My new post involves cute animals and a floral dress, come have a look if you like!
    Bad Taste Toast – A German/Australian Style Blog

  • Shauna August 31, 2015 at 10:53 am

    You are so lucky with the fall weather! It’s still 100 here in CA 🙁 Hope you had a great weekend!


  • Becky @ bybmg August 31, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Such a cute look! It is all pulled together so well!

  • Christie August 31, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Gorgeous look, Rachel! I love you in this kimono! It’s such an amazing, yet simple look. I’ve been loving this pre-fall weather, too! I love the summer, but my heart really belongs in the inbetweens- spring and fall. I don’t like extremes- I love my weather to be 75 and sunny, perfect!

    The Closet by Christie

  • Whitney 'Nic' James August 31, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Love your look Rachel! And thanks for the ft. last week. I meat to send you an email, but last week was a bit hectic with hubs and I moving. Love the kimono and this look is perfect for fall!


  • Rachel August 31, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Love how your remixed this LBD with a cute kimono and booties. You look great. Looking forward to tomorrow’s outfit.

  • Darcy August 31, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Great look! The booties are going to be so perfect all fall!

  • Jennie August 31, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Fall is my favorite season, too. This is a wonderful transition look, Rachel! Isn’t it funny how sometimes it only takes one different piece to give our creative side a kick start?! Your booties and kimono are perfect together.

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  • Shea August 31, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Oh I love this!! Such a cute combo, and perfect for the in-between weather of summer to fall. I love successful closet-shopping trips 🙂

  • Antionette August 31, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I definitely need to check for a kimono because it is such a great look! #PersonalStyleLinkup

  • Megan August 31, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    I love that pretty kimono! This is such a fun early Fall look!

  • Shannon August 31, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Totally loving this look on you! That kimono is so fun and I love it with the LBD!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Sarah @ Bows and Clothes August 31, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    I love this look! I have been thinking of outfits to wear with my kimono for fall/pre-fall, too.I may just have to recreate this. 🙂


  • Kathleen August 31, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    It’s one of my favorite looks too! Definitely perfect for pre-fall weather! Love that kimono.

  • Johanna August 31, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    I love kimonos. Such a chic look!

  • Michelle September 1, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    LOVE this kimono! They make the perfect warm weather or casual jacket when I don’t want to wear a blazer or a real coat.

  • Whitney@ Whitney à la mode September 5, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    I’m finally getting around to checking-out this post! You look really pretty in your kimono + LBD! I especially love it with the booties 🙂 Hooray for bootie season, amiright?? Thanks for linking-up again!

  • Happiness at Mid Life September 7, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Love your kimono, it’s a great way to change up a LBD. Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.