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Floral Kimono; A Closet Staple...

I admit it. I own about 5 kimonos, most of them in floral patterns. I've been collecting them for the last few years and they are one of my favorite closet staples that never seems to go out of style. The lovely thing about kimonos is you can wear them all year long. For warmer months I pair them with shorts, jeans and sandals or slides. In the colder months I wear them with a ribbed turtleneck sweater, skinny jeans and boots. It's great to mix up the look with a fun belt such as this vintage leather obi-wrap style, or a belt in the same shade as your shoes and bag to balance out your look. You can also wear kimonos open with a chic camisole or tank. This gorgeous kimono is from etsy (of course because I LOVE etsy!). I'm just over the moon with the blue hydrangea flower print! The silver boots are from Topshop and will go with many spring outfits (I'll also rock these in the fall and winter, because they are amazing and make me seriously happy) The high-waisted, cropped skinny jeans are Citizens of Humanity. I love this brand because it fits a more...ahem, "ample behind" than most other brands. I finished off this look with silver jewelry, including earrings I designed, and my white Saint Laurent "Blogger bag." Gotta love that name! xo Kelsey
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Transitioning into Spring with beige, the color that works all year long...

I really love beige! I know it can seem a bit boring, but this neutral goes with so many colors; from brights, to pastels, to other neutrals. This is why it works so well for year round style! For this outfit I paired this adorable beige coat with another favorite color of mine (white). Different tones of beige also work well together so it is always ok to pair a dark beige with a light beige, just as long and you don't mix in too many colors. Stick with one color such as white, light blue or pink, or even a neon color works beautifully with beige. Just avoid jewel tones...best to stick with black and metallics when playing with jewel tones as they can wash out beige and make it look dull. With this look I paired a white ruffled blouse with the long beige coat. I added on some adorable white and gold enamel floral brooches I found on etsy (I'm obsessed with etsy because I love unique and handmade) that I strategically pinned onto the wide lapel. The jeans I wore are high waisted, cropped, light wash from Citizen's of Humanity that I recently purchased at Nordstrom. I love how cropped jeans can go with boots OR sandals. My beige Gucci belt helped to balance the frilly white blouse with the denim. I'm really happy I invested in this belt because, well...it's beige and goes with SO MANY outfits, including jumpers and dresses. You will be seeing this belt on heavy rotation in my outfit posts going forward. Finally I dusted off my Loeffler Randall tassel strappy heels from last summer and grabbed my Gucci Dionysus to complete this look. XO Kelsey
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