Kimonos: The Ultimate Summer to Fall Transition Piece

The Kimono is ultimately a flawless way to upgrade your wardrobe from summer to fall; its the perfect transition piece. Kimonos are a trend that are taking the world by storm, and they are an essential piece that you should immediately add to your wardrobe. Kimonos effortlessly add glamour to any look. As shown, they can be worn casually with a pair of sneakers and leggings or with a dress to add even more femininity and sweetness. The Kimono gives power to women; they can throw it over any look and immediately feel effortlessly beautiful and stylish without worry.

Fall is the time to exchange your pastels for the rich colors of fall and to layer up your wardrobe, all of which the kimono masters with ease. We love this mustard yellow color because it expresses hues of joy and sunshine even on cool and cloudy fall days.  In fall, its easy to fall into dreary colors, but wearing color maintains spunk and passion. This mustard yellow adds a punch of color, but is also versatile and chic.

 

We love this Kimono in particular, because the intricate lace and striking color make it an absolutely beautiful statement piece. It is so effortlessly elegant and feminine, and adds a chic overlay to any look. This Kimono is also more suited to fall with its gorgeous rich color and long sleeve design. It is sheer, beautiful, and elegant and an essential piece for your fall wardrobe. Check out this beautiful Kimono and many others here .

Upgrade your fall closet and pick up a gorgeous Kimono today!

Fresh Spring Makeup

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Meet Cassie, she is young and fun! Her makeup is fresh and beautiful enhancing her unique features.

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Have fun with your makeup! Less can be more sometimes. But always say yes to lashes. Put on some fluffy lashes to make your eyes pop!

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Spring lip colors. Cassie is wearing blush pink pink pink! Keep your lips moist and plush by staying hydrated, exfoliating your lips and adding some balm before wearing your favorite lipstick color.

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Cassie’s makeup is light and easy to wear. Keep it fresh. Rock it with confidence.

Spring is coming and we are ready!

xoxo

More Maxis Please!

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PSA: Maxi dresses are in- and they’re here to stay! Finding the right style can be challenging (especially when taking into consideration your height, shape, etc.) but these days there are so many different cuts to choose from, there’s something for everyone.

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We did a fun photo shoot with our favourite floral maxi, which we adore for its feminine, vintage vibes (i.e. fabric covered buttons, tie up waist line, dreamy cherry blossom print).

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Maxi dresses are probably so popular because they make us feel beautiful- there’s something about wearing a floor length dress, adorned with lace or floral prints, that can make you feel extra special.

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Long sleeved maxis are a great option for winter fashion as well- you can hide some warm leggings underneath and no one will know  better. We also love finding a maxi dress that is not only flattering, but also incredibly comfortable!

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We like to let this type of dress speak for itself, so we pair it with simple, elegant jewelry.

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If you love the idea of a floral maxi dress, but long sleeves just aren’t for you, we also have some beautiful strappy style maxis.

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Photos: Boehmer Photography 

Model: Keely Montgomery 

Styling: Farminista

 

 

BODY TALK

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Does a fertile amount of cleavage make you feel freer? Heck yeah?! Well then this is the dress for you.

Just kidding. . . this blog is not about cleavage. . . but actually, it kind of is. .

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A young and still soft-spoken girl, I remember arriving at summer camp one year, having enthusiastically put together the items in my suitcase that I felt best expressed who I was at the time. Unpacking in a golden oak cabin with other girls, I remember then being told by our dorm leader, a girl just a few years older than myself, that my mid-thigh shorts were not appropriate and could prompt other people to behave badly. Now, this wasn’t the biggest deal and didn’t at all stop me from enjoying my week away. However, before assimilating into the mass of other boys and girls that afternoon, I remembering wondering to myself, quietly, if my shorts could really be the cause of bad behavior in others and feeling as though my comfortability with my own body was somehow shameful.

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In light of this, shooting in this particular look, an ochre decoration on my body, felt something like going home.

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It also cued sensations similar to that of a trip down to Fish Creek that I’d made with a friend last August. Wading in shades of Nevada teal and parting the kaleidoscope of sun reflections on the water, that same sensation of being at home in my own body came over me. I’ve come to realize, in a very personal way, that acknowledging my sensuality and carrying myself with that in mind does not equate the loss of either my grace or purity. Quoting from a piece I’d felt prompted to write later that day, “In solitude, I enjoy both the impacts and rising curves of my body, acknowledging this sensuality as an approval of myself, to myself. This is personal. It isn’t for someone else”.

This ideology is also highly applicable to the way that we dress.

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In life and in instances such as this – my figure draped in a lushness that exposes the softness with which I was created – I think it so important to not associate our own bodies with shame. Regardless of the weight or slightness of our figures, being a woman is so beautiful. I will continue to shine, allowing myself to radiate through and be complimented by what I choose to wear on my body. Returning to the piece I wrote that day, I’ve worked hard to know that “my purity and grace are interlaced in the way that I carry myself. As a woman, these two things are not determined by the way that people choose to treat us.”

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Lustre and a look at interactive beauty.

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The scales on the wings of brown African butterflies thicken and evolve to reflect violet light, “if it suits them” – a letter of love to their surroundings, a stunning externalization of their own genetic make-up.

A friend and I are chatting while glazing the rims of our coffee mugs in bright, cosmetic reds. As it often does, the conversation turns toward expression and what it means to be noticed and influenced by others, while indulging in dress that’s true to who we are and what awakens us, internally.

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There’s a beautiful and unique conversation that goes on between the way we choose to adorn ourselves and the environments we reflect.

I remember myself – a little girl gaping up at “full grown” women in loud, elegant outfits thinking “twenty”, my hunger to be like them nearly seeping from my stomach. Not fully understanding why, at the time, the thought curdled nonetheless, coming out (then) in lipstick and in art and (now) in more ladylike garments and still in art. . . and lipstick.

Sometimes the little things that influence us stick around and become who we are, fashion calling them to sight in a rich and navy lustre;

Fibre vulnerable to the indents and folds of my twenty-something year old body;

Hoarfrost thread crowning neck and queuing delicate fingers, mind;

This is the response I don towards a visual culture that’s informed who I am.

This can only be had in the knowing that’s it’s OK to be influenced by the environments we espouse while seeking to express what make us . . . us.

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