Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kimono-style Sweater and BR 50% Off Coupon

The kimonos as you may know it has become uber-trendy in its influence on Western style clothing. The flowing and loose-fitting kimono shape offers the perfect blend between casual, warmth and femininity.
Kimono sleeves are an extravagant look that works wonders on tunic, dresses, and sweaters and comes in an extensive range of colors and patterns. They single-handedly add uniqueness to all your basic bottoms giving you a retro feel to an otherwise traditional look. Bigger sleeve equates to ease of movement therefore these versatile knits strike a clever balance between dressed down and dressy.
The kimono-style sweater makes for the perfect item to light layer with on those chilly days. Layer with a long-sleeve tee or turtleneck for added warmth. These sweaters are also perfect for weekend wear over leggings or jeans, or dressed up with trousers. The weather has been nice here in Boston so I paired mines with faux leather shorts and finished off with a belt to cinch the waist-line.   

Side Note:
Banana Republic is having an awesome deal today only (11/16). Get 50% off up to 5 full-priced items - In-Store Only! PRINTABLE COUPON HERE. I know BR clothing can be quite pricey at full-price but it's still a great deal if you need to buy winter accessories and holiday gifts for those over-achievers that have already started their Christmas shopping :) Have fun shopping ladies!

[Outfit]
Sweater :: Old Navy
Bottom :: H&M
Shoes :: Steve Madden Intyce
Bag :: Coach Kristin Tote
Earrings :: Swapped
Socks :: Gap
Belt :: Came with leather shorts
Thanks for reading!

41 comments:

  1. I love kimono tops (have many) and this is a great outfit with the shorts! I still haven't tried the winter shorts thing, but this pair you got from H&M look great! Thanks for another styling idea!

    xo~sam

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  2. This sweater is stunning! I love the colors that were used. You look so gorgeous in it.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  3. love this top..the color combo is very nice!

    www.dashysassy.com

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  4. I love this sweater and I definitely did not see that at old navy recently! The bag is awesome too!

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  5. Love the outfit! I want to get a pair of tall socks for my boots so it looks like I'm heading to Gap. That BR deal is amazing! Their petite section rocks my world!

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  6. I LOVE your top! :) It looks like you and I both have similar taste in bags. Kristin is my favorite of all Coach designs.... and that tote looks great on you. :)

    Have a great day!

    Jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  7. There's a real sexy understatement to this outfit that I love.

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  8. Really great outfit hon! And I love kimono's too! The one you have on is lovely! They can be dressed up or down, so versatile!

    XOXO
    Shels
    http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

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  9. Oh and thanks for the coupon might have to buy something now! Hahaha!

    XOXO
    Shels
    http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

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  10. You look fab! The sweater is lovely:)
    ~Anne

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  11. love the combination! and your amazing boots/bag. xoxo

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  12. i like how you added the belt element outside the sweater! :)

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  13. Love the way you incorporated the belt from the shorts into this outfit. What a great top!

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  14. I love kimono inspired tops too - this is so pretty, especially with the color blocking! You look lovely :)

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  15. the way you pinned this outfit together is just fabulous. adoring that sweater so much!!
    xo TJ

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  16. You have such a beautiful face, and this is a very chic look!

    xx

    p.s. just started following :)

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  17. ooh, hotness!
    i love those shorts and the big bag. :)

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  18. CUTE outfit ~ love the top and bag, go really nicely together.
    I havent been seeing a lot of kimono style where I am, so this is a cool top!!!

    J <3
    *followed*

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  19. This sweater is fantastic on you, love the little belt as well. I've never really been a fan of 'kimono sleeves' but this is really lovely on you.

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  20. Love how you combinate the leather shorts with the striped sweater! x

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  21. Great combo of colours! ♥

    Xo, Imke

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  22. i looove your kimono sweater! and your bag!!! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  23. I love love love this sweater! i cant believe its from Old Navy!

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  24. that striped blouse is wonderful ! the hole look is great !

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  25. I just love the colors in your kimono sweater- so so cute! =)

    star-crossed smile

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  26. what a great sweater dear!!! love the colors and the lace ;)
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  27. Thu, your sweater is gorgeous! I love Kimono sleeves and feel they are flattering on everyone. I'm loving the colors in this sweater. Your bag is gorgeous! Have a great evening. :D
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  28. I really love kimono sleeves. Like Kim said, they're flattering on anyone! I also really love the bow belt you have! soooo cute. But the star of the outfit, I think, is that gorgeous bag! Can't take my eyes off it!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  29. Hello, I like your look is so cute..
    And kimono is fantastic color..
    Kiss.
    http://mary1975.blogs.elle.es/

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  30. Love the blouse and the bag as well. You look amazing :)

    THE SECRET LIFE OF "D"

    in Love&Light
    Queen D

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  31. ooohh...I love your Kimono style top, it's lovely! The colors and striped design is fabulous, the sash completes this adorable look. I like it with shorts and boots, very sassy!

    Thanks for your generous comments by the way!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  32. Hiya!

    You are certainly rocking this season pallete! Keep rocking

    Miss Macherie

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  33. beautiful outfit! I love it!!
    I follow u, follow me please :)
    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    kiss
    Erika
    My Free Choice


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  34. That kimono sweater is perfect for autumn :) I love the colour coordination x

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  35. That bag is AMAZING. Love it!

    www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  36. There was a time when I had so many Kimono blouses and dresses, it's like my daily outfit lol You look great in this kimono sweater, Thu. The colours work perfectly well together, and I love that you paired this with shorts! You look so cute!

    Cheers,

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

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  37. I LOVE kimono sleeves! That's such a lovely sweater! :)

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  38. OK I love that sweater so pretty!!

    -V

    PS Giveaway on my blog! http://stylishlyme.com

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  39. I really really love this outfit!

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  40. That sweater is so beautiful! Great look!

    Thank you for all of your blog loving! :) It's appreciated

    xo, Abbey (District Dress Up)
    http://abbeybrandon.blogspot.com/

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