Saturday, May 20, 2017

Kimono Dress and Diamond Dimples



Kimonos in all lengths long, short and everything in between are one of the most coveted trends of the season. Just like florals and stripes they are becoming staples in most 'it gal' wardrobes. 

The Buzz
Why are kimonos all the buzz? The flowy and relaxed breezy feel of the Japanese robe is what makes them tug at our hearts. You have to admit, comfort is at the top of every gal’s list and kimonos offer that and much more while looking trendy and abso<<freaking>>lutely fabulous! 

Someone asked me a very interesting question. Are kimonos a lounge wear or dress up pieces? I said both. Throw one over a bathing suit and a couple hours later throw it atop a pair of jeans with a clutch for evening. The options for styling Kimonos are endless. You can go any which way with them and non will be considered a fashion faux pas. 

Todays Look
Today I’m all wrapped up in a Dolce and Gabbana Spring /Summer 2016 runway floral mini Kimono dress with dramatic sleeves and waist cinching belt that I totally adore. This kimono struck gold after Rihanna was spotted wearing it here. I paired it with strappy sandals and a white backpack.

Star of the Look
The star of this look is the stunning Diamond Dimples, made from freshwater pearls and crystal glass. This gorgeous piece is from the Takai by Angela new collection. Such a stand out piece, I’ve styled it several times in a month and it you follow me on Instagram here, you should have seen the pairing with an Ankara dress/jacket coming soon on the blog. 

You are all familiar with this jeweler. If you’re a new reader then you should have a look at some of their pieces that I’ve styled recently here and here. They have a huge selection and every piece is mind blowing beautiful. The images don’t do them justice I promise.

Takai by Angela is a one stop shop that caters to all fashion needs from jaw dropping ankara styles custom made for you to fabulous fascinator hats, hair extensions and even shoes and bags. I love their colorful and very original fashion shows that allow shoppers to enjoy deep discounts and stock up on their amazing pieces. You can see some of the images on their Instagram here, or their FB page here. Have I whet your appetite for a Takai piece? Don’t wait for a special occasion, no time like the present to treat yourself by adding a few of their pieces to your rotation, just because...




Deets
Kimono - Dolce and Gabbana (here) and (here)
Jewelry Set - Takai By Angela (here)
Sandals - Forever 21 (here)
Backpack - Forever 21 (here)



Thank you for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx...


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66 comments:

  1. Beautiful styling my dear!!! Green with pink match perfectly, I love your kimono. Happy Sunday :-)

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  2. that print is so beautiful!!

    natalie
    http://www.lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com | https://www.instagram.com/lucyrunaways/

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  3. This kimono dress is amazing!!! you look gorgeous! :)

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  4. You're so right....kimonos are so versatile...it is easy to dress them up and down. I do love how you styled this one. Pairing it with black sandals (stilettos) and a wonderful green necklaces....Simply perfect! You know I love florals....and I'm a big fan of D&G!

    You look absolutely phenomenal!!!! and ready for Summer:)!!!!

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  5. Totally obsessed with your kimono dress and that statement necklace is the perfect piece!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

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  6. Great kimono! Beautiful look!
    Have a lovely sunday!:)

    xxBasia

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  7. Oh Idk! This kimono dress is just beautiful. Love love love. My blog post tomorrow features the latest tunic I just sewed which is a kimono/wrap dress mash. :) And the Diamond Dimples piece is just stunning.

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  8. I'm really in love with your outfit!! I love the kimono dress!!

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  9. Idu, you look fabulous. That kimono is stunning.

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  10. I love the details. Very beautiful.
    you look stunning!!!

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  11. YOU ARE SIMPLY AMAZING, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING TAKAIBYANGELA'S GEMSTONE NECKPIECES ALIVE.
    ALL HAIL QUEEN IDU!!!!!!

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  12. amazing post dear :)
    have a nice week :)
    kisses,
    Tijana

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  13. It's the most beautiful kimono I've never seen. You look stunning in it and I'm obsessed with these sleeves!
    xx

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  14. Stunning,as always.I love your hair too!

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  15. I have to politely disagree: You are the star of the show! The kimono comes a close second though, such a beautiful statement piece. I really need one in my wardrobe.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  16. Fantastic kimono on a Ultra Fabulous Gal. I love it all . .

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  17. Always so classy! Love that kimono and the statement necklace!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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  18. I've never thought to use a kimono for lounge wear but why the hell not! Would be fabulous to wear at home, as well as make you feel just that without requiring much effort. Your dress is seriously stunning. I love that print and colour on you. Beyond beautiful as always!

    Sxx
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  19. Your look is simply perfect, every detail is amazing!
    kisses
    Chiara - http://shesinfashionblog.com

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  20. That is spectacular, so bright and that pattern is pure art. Equally so that gorgeous necklace, I have never seen one like that. Your hair is fantastic, those lips are so lovely and enticing and your bag is cool too! So happy and excited to see those stunning legs again! Even just a little of those sexy thighs combined with the sight of those wonderful toes gave my Monday morning the pleasurable, incredible start it needed. Now I am ready to start the day ;)

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  21. absolutely nice!

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  22. Wow, this is just so classy! I love the dress plus the jewelry <3

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  23. You look gorgeous in this kimono dress, love the necklace too, so beautiful.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  24. wow the dress is so amazing! i love the sleeves, gorgeous!

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  25. What a gorgeous kimono, girlie! First off, I LOVE this pink shade on you! It just pops against your skin so beautifully and I love how you've pulled out the green in the floral print with that gorgeous necklace. I agree, kimonos are definitely all the rave this season and like you'e said, it's so versatile, you can dress them up or down. I've yet to add one to my wardrobe, but I'm definitely looking to do so. Thanks so much for the inspiration, beauty, and I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  26. You look gorgeous in the Kimono dress and the jewelry adds to the beauty of the look.

    Bernie, xx
    www.thestylefanatic.com

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  27. Wow, kimonos are so exotic, especially when they're Dolce & Gabbana...you look stunning but they already told you that
    kisses
    https://www.theitalianglam.com/

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  28. You're just genial, Idu! I'd never thought you could wear a kimono is a so easy and stylish way!
    I mean, I've often wear kimono jacket in summer,in a boho way, but this is a total different level!
    You look amazing dear!!!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it/

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  29. What a fabulous dress...I can’t get over the bold colors and statement making sleeves. This has given me a reason to look into kimono dresses. And that statement jewelry just does it wonders. Continue to set the bar darling...Muah!

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  30. magnific dress, very very chic
    new review on my blog Pisamonas Shoes
    have an happy day, kisses

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  31. Idu, that pink & green printed kimono dress looks glorious on you! What a stunner! Love your tassel heels. They look so good.
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  32. This is such a stunning combo Idu. The kimono is to die for, and the color looks so great on you! Love how you paired it with this gorgeous piece of jewelry.

    Kisses and have a great start of the new week.

    xo Tamara Chloé

    www.TcStyleClues.com

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  33. This is such an extraordinary dress and you've styled it up perfectly with the necklace and minimalist bag.

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  34. This floral kimono dress is to say the least beautiful but you are still more! Love it! <3
    Kiss
    Luna
    http://www.fashionsnobber.com

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  35. You definitely wore the hell out of that dress, Idu! I love the colors. Now you make me want to get something similar for my vacation. I agree with everything you said about the jewelry set. The necklace is definitely the star of the show. I love it!

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  36. Idu that kimono is gorgeous! I love them myself too as they're so comfortable! And that's a gorgeous necklace too!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  37. The kimono looks marvelous on you with those strappy heels, I love it so much! My favorite part is definitely the sleeves. So good!

    xo,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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  38. Hi Idu, this floral dress looks amazing on you.
    I really love your elegance
    kisses
    Maggie Dallospedale
    Indiansavage.com

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  39. I love wearing the kimono dress! And I really think that pink suits you so well! You look very beautiful!


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  40. Amazing dress! Have a lovely Day! 👌👌👌

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  41. Absolutely bold and beautiful! This sure is very poppin good. I love the short hair on you, very pretty.

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  42. So gorgeous!

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  43. I love that print Idu...it's amazing!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    How to wear a lingerie dress

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  44. love that kimono! kimonos are so in trend!
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  45. Wow what a gorgeous kimono!! And your shoes are to die for too! I agree with you, kimonos can be lounge wear AND dress up pieces at the same time, all depending on the styling and the context as you well explained it.
    xx

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  46. Absolutely gorgeous! The dress is just amazing.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  47. Great post dear :) You look beautiful :)

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  48. Super excited kimono great color and stamp too perfect choice
    Kisses

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  49. Dear Idu, you are such a beauty and I love this pink floral look so much <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  50. I have loved Kimono tops and mini dresses since I was a teenager (a long time ago lol).The dramatic sleeves just draw me in every time. Your Dolce & Gabbana dress is so pretty and I adore the floral print. The beautiful necklace perfectly complements it.
    LaToya
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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  51. you look so stunning in this kimono girl- I love your lacy black hills :-D
    Have a lovely day xx

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  52. Great post! Photos are amaizing!
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  53. I think your new name should be pink... something coz you are the goddess of all pink shades love. This kimono is a spring must have and i wish i had it in the closet. you look perfect .
    Enjoy your week
    x
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  54. This dress is a total showstopper Idu and your gorgeous Diamond Dimples are the perfect accessory! You should really wear pink more!

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  55. have a nice week doll!!

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  56. OMG Idu, this look is EVERYTHING!!! You LEAVE ME BREATHLESS!!!!!! Absolutely stunning dress! Great styling as always!!!!
    Have a wonderful week darling!
    Much love, Len
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  57. That Kimono looks so beautiful on you babe...!! You are shining ! Kisses, Neha

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  58. Wow, this is a stunning kimono dress! :) i love kimonos and wear them so much over spring and summer, but I don't have anything as pretty as this dress! That is a really nice statement necklace with it too, such a nice combination and perfect with the neckline of the kimono! :)

    Hope you are having a great week! I just published my first eBook so I'm having a pretty good week! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  59. Hey Idu, I know I commented on this already, but I was stopping by again to ask for your opinion on my latest post about fluffy slides. I know you're very fashion forward, so I'd love your thoughts, good or bad! Hope you're well and having a wonderful week!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  60. Beautiful kimono, i love this colour and pattern on it! You look wonderful in it!

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  61. Wow, you look amazing!!! I love the sleeves and print of your dress. Such a statement piece!

    Best,
    Christina
    Looks by Lau

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  62. Love the print. The sleeves flattering.
    Taka Jewelry is always amaze balls.
    Would have preferred a mini bag tho.
    Def dubbing the kimono style with a fabric.
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  63. You are looking pretty in this floral print dress.
    Online dresses

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  64. Stunning kimono dress my babe! You really know how to wear this sophisticated style! Looking fabulous and unique <3 Amazing green earrings and cool backpack :***

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