The Traveling Kimono

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I was contacted by a few of my blogger buddies to do an exchange challenge, it's kinda like the sisterhood of the traveling Kimono if you will. Melissa, Toni, Blair and I all mailed each other this gorgeous kimono-style shawl and we all put our own spin on it.

My take was a retro vibe bathing suit cover up. At first I wanted to wear it as a dress, but my husband challenged me to push the limits a bit. Now, I am not one for swimsuits and heels! I actually want to trip all those girls I see at Vegas pools in their stilettos and bikini. But... since I decided to do a throwback style post, it was only natural to pair it with bright red pumps!

When I first saw the kimono, I thought it was very vintage inspired. With the crushed velvet roses and the fringe... how could I not go pin-up with it? I had a ton of fun shooting this, even though I received lots of glances from passing cars :/

I'm not going to itemize this outfit like I usually do, just know the swim suit and heels cost under $20 for both ;)

Sorry if this is too risque, I really just wanted to show the detail on the kimono...

Check out how they styled it:

Looking at the other bloggers, I wish I wouldn't have gone so out of the box... LOL. That being said, I think this Kimono is still one of the chicest bathing suit cover-up!!

Please check out these fashionable ladies, they're links are below!!