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Adding a Kimono for an Easy Stylish Look


Morning friends!

Did you watch the Royal Wedding? I did catch some of the Spectacle on TV, but am not an early morning person, so I didn’t wake up at the start. It was beautiful too, and you can see it on Hulu if you didn’t get to see all of it at the time.  I do find fashion to be an interesting bit of the Royals, and Megan Markle’s gown was both elegant and stylish. I also loved the Stella McKartney halter dress she wore.  I have posted about the Queen Mother in The Crown Post, as well as introducing you to the company, Cornelia James, who makes the gloves the Queen ( and now I) wear. There is an American fascination, though with the English Royals. Do you follow them?

It has been royally unpleasant here, ( ;-)as far as the weather has been concerned!! It had been raining all week this past week, so taking photos became a bit of a challenge. My hubby would look at the hourly and we would make a run for it! Those of you that love to wear casual looks, with jeans and a cute top, can find that wearing a kimono over jeans and a cami or tank, will elevate the look a bit more.

Kimonos are a trend that is a fun way to add another layer, add color, and as I mentioned, elevate the look of jeans and a tee, if that may be your “uniform”. They can take the place of a blazer or cardigan, and let’s face it, they are fun! I found this lacy number on Amazon, and love the sleeve detail, colors and style. I have one other kimono, that you can see in THIS POST, for winter, and enjoy the style.

I love that the cut is not straight across, making it more of a boxy look. The lace detail and rounded hem makes it a more attractive style to me.

What I also like about the kimono, is the number of ways you can wear it too

  • Style it with a column look – (ex.  all white column would be a white top and white jeans – kimono over top
  • Wear with bermuda shorts and tank.
  • Wear with white denim shorts and tee
  • Skinny jeans and tank
  • Wear over a romper – See my previous post-Wearing a Romper Over 40
  • Wearing a linen neutral outfit with kimono over top for summer for added color.

I received my “Hampton Style” prescription sunglasses from Eyebuydirect, and bought one other pair for summer. I love this style, as it is a smaller frame that fits my face. I will be writing about how to buy sunglasses on-line in a future post.

I have also purchased some new earrings from Baublebar for Spring. I love statement earrings and these white resin flowers were too pretty to pass up!

You know these sandals from JAMBU are on repeat all summer. The memory foam and style make them easy to pair with so much!

Would you wear a kimono? How would you style it?


Kimono – Amazon ( exact) Here are some other choices Blue floralLavendar floral, 

Jeans- medium wash Rockstar 24/7 Old Navy

Purse- Rebecca Minkoff

Sandals- RIO sandals c/o Jambu GET 20% OFF JAMBU SHOES AT JAMBU.COM

Sunglasses- The Hampton-Eyebuydirect  ( there are other frames on SALE!)

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Have a great day!

Jess xo



  • Linda
    Posted at 04:06h, 31 May Reply

    Awesome. The kimono is perfect. I love it ♥️♥️

  • Suzanne Smith
    Posted at 20:30h, 23 May Reply

    Love this kimono Jess! You’re right…it can be styled so many ways and it’s a great color for summer! Can’t wait to hear your tips on buying sunglasses online! I haven’t had the best of luck! Hope your week is good so far!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 24 May Reply

      hi Suzanne!
      Thank you !I loved the pink and the shade. I wanted to try out this trend and give it a shot! I hope to do that post in a week or so, as I buy both prescription glasses and sunglasses on-line. xx

  • Sarah @ Foxy's Domestic Side
    Posted at 12:26h, 23 May Reply

    Funny, you are the second post about the Kimono today 🙂 I got rid of the one I had, but might have to get another one and try it out again 🙂 Thanks for linking up with The Blended Blog

  • barrettadeb
    Posted at 19:25h, 22 May Reply

    Oh my gosh Jess! I am in total L💟VE with this kimono. Now I think I may need to find one that I can wear over sleeveless blouses for work. 😉 Thank you for the inspiration darling 💋💋💋


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:13h, 23 May Reply

      Hi Deb! I see this on you for sure! I have linked up this style on Amazon. yes, these are great for work. I should have thought kimonos too, when I was teaching! xx

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 17:24h, 22 May Reply

    Gorgeous, love the colour and the matches of accessories you’ve chosen. Thanks for sharing Jess. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:11h, 23 May Reply

      Hi Jacqui!~ thank you! I liked the print and style of this one. its a trendy piece, so I didnt spend a lot on it, but i do enjoy it. xx

  • passion fruit, paws and peonies
    Posted at 16:03h, 22 May Reply

    That’s a beautiful kimono Jess! We are finally getting summer weather here after so much rain. I’m trying so hard not to complain about having to water the garden now!! xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:11h, 23 May Reply

      Hi Maria! Thank you! I know what you mean, if I had a garden to water, though my mom said the same thing about hers 🙂 xx

  • Martina Berg
    Posted at 08:29h, 22 May Reply

    Jess your Kimono Looks perfect with your jeans. And the earrings are so cute. Your Inspiration is fabulous.
    XO Martina from Munich/Germany

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:33h, 23 May Reply

      Hi Martina
      Thanks so much!! Its an easy yet comfortably stylish look. Thank you for stopping! xx

  • Maureen
    Posted at 19:32h, 21 May Reply

    I love this kimono – the color the lace detail and the print. It a unique style and a classy element to a casual outfit. I didn’t watch the royal wedding but I did get a glimpse of Meghan’s dress. It was beautiful!

    Maureen |

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:53h, 22 May Reply

      Thank you Maureen! I don’t own many kimonos, but liked the rounded cut and lace.. not to mention pink! yes, it was! xx

  • sandypatti
    Posted at 13:02h, 21 May Reply

    Very “you” look – feminine and graceful, Jess. i saw some coverage of the wedding and I agree, it was uplifting. xox


  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 10:46h, 21 May Reply

    Fabulous look Jess and you are rockin’ those jeans my friend! Love this look. I watched snippets of the wedding and thought it was so sweet and beautiful. Something pleasant in a world of sadness. Have a great week!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:06h, 21 May Reply

      So true Cheryl, we need something to brighten the day, in terms of news. Thank you for your compliment, since you are the jean Queen! 😉 xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:51h, 21 May Reply

    I love this kimono Jess! Well, let’s just say I love almost all kimonos, ha ha!! But this one with the lace is so you!!

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:35h, 21 May Reply

    Oh Jess, I know what you mean about the weather. We’ve had nothing but rain for the last week and I am over it. So hard to take photos and I hate dressing for the rain. Anyhow, enough griping. This kimono is so pretty and I love that it is a shorter length. The color and lace are so feminine! I also love those ON Rockstar jeans on you – they look terrific.
    I saw a bit of the wedding, really loved everything I saw, especially the choir and how the ladies were dressed – I loved that they weren’t wearing choir robes! Happy Monday!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:45h, 21 May Reply

      Hi Kellyann, thank you! i like both the long styles and shorter, the lace hem caught my eye. Thank you about the jeans, I am glad I finally enjoy wearing a pair! xx

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 02:17h, 21 May Reply

    The kimono is gorgeous Jess. I’m just going to checkout the sunglasses site. I’ always on the search for new styles xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:44h, 21 May Reply

      Thank you Laurie! It was an inexpensive piece to add a bit of fun to a jeans outfit. i liked the style! EBD has alot of great options, I will be writing about buying sunglasses online.- as mine have to be all prescrption! xx

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