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Kimonos are a Girl’s Best Friend

Yes, you’re seeing this. After a super long hiatus which I’m not proud of, A Girl’s Best Friend is BACK!

And what’s new? EVERYTHING.

I’m in a new Pinterest-worthy apartment (I swoon every time I walk in the door), I’m moving up the college ladder to junior year, and I have a lot to say about fashion! And, if you haven’t noticed, this cute little bloggie got a makeover.

Right now, I want to talk about my most favorite article of clothing lately: the kimono.

I’m honestly not at all sure why they are called kimonos, because they look nothing like:



(And those kids are super adorable).

But whatever you decide to call it, this piece is quickly becoming a staple for your 2014 closet. The kimono, like the romper, is one of those items of clothes I’ll never know fully if I can pull off. Honestly, I’m afraid to buy one, but I’m afraid to NOT buy one.

How to wear:

The most popular way I’ve seen kimonos being worn is with high waisted shorts.



(photos via Pinterest)

But, that might just be because it’s, you know, hot as balls outside. I have serious faith that this look can be transferred to fall. However, you have to admit, the special part about a kimono + shorts outfit is that it totally screams “I just got out of bed and I’m sooooo glamourous.”

The kimono looks just as good with jeans/leggings/pants as it does with shorts. Major props to the girl on the far left for doing all black, a personal favorite.


(Photos via Pinterest)


Finally, don’t be afraid to dress up a night look with a kimono. Pair with a dress and get ready to party!

(Photo via Pinterest)


This chick pairs her kimono with a romper, which, if you’ve read this entire article, you know I have some mad respect for her…



(Photo via Pinterest)


Basically, right now, you really can’t go wrong with a kimono.


Where to buy:

I’ve been searching and searching for the perfect kimono to add to my wardrobe, and here’s some cute ones that I’ve found!

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Petal to the Fleur Kimono, Tobi, $76

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Love Not Lost kimono, Tobi, $50

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Lace Paneled Kimono, Forever 21, $29.80

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Medallion Kimono Cardigan, Forever 21, $19.80

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Iris Print Kimono Jacket, Topshop for Nordstrom, $76 (a little pricey, but a girl can dream…)

For the perfect finishing touch to any look, kimonos are definitely a girl’s best friend.


xo, K


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