Turning Heads Linkup -Fall Leaf Kimono Styled with Target Dress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup -Fall Leaf Kimono Styled with Target Dress

Hello friends.

I hope you are well and enjoyed the weekend

I had to style my velvet leaf kimono with my chestnut colored Target dress,. Layering is always fun to do and what adds more creative spark to dressing for Fall and Winter.

The Outfit

What I love about kimonos is that they become the centerpiece of the look. I picked up the colors in the leaves and all the warm tones you know I love. These Franco Sarto boots I’ve had for years. It was time to bring out the LV Speedy as well.

Try this combination. Do you have a kimono for Fall you are waiting to style? Kimonos look great with dresses, pants, jeans. It has been pretty chilly here in NC, actual Fall weather we don’t usually experience until late Oct, early Nov. I love it though!

I’ve also been using Olaplex #3 once a week, and I love what it does for my hair.

What’s Goin On

I keep on trucking with the blog, at least keeping my mind on things I want to keep my mind on. I saw the surgeon last week and am waiting for a Surgery Coordinator to schedule the surgery and a Covid test I have to take as well. I hope it is done soon! The pain has lessened from where it was, but it hasn’t gone away.

In addition to my physical health, I had to get out a bit, my mental health is just as important! I felt I could sit outside and listen to live music, so we went to a Vineyard 30 minutes away. ( so if I had to leave)  I had packed a sandwich and the surgeon told me i could have a glass of wine.  Boy, it was chilly, though, Fall is in the air here in Charlotte! Of course, even when I am not feeling well, what makes me feel better? Yes! Petting doggies! I made my rounds and had my eye on petting this all white ( except the head) Collie. She let me pet her and then got into “bellyrub pose” 🙂  I then saw the most interesting pooch! A pretty girl ,Irish Wolfhound named Enya, after the Irish Singer, this pup had wiry hair, was so big, and so sweet. I told the English chap ( her owner) that she must have sensed I too was Irish! They are considered the tallest dog, and Enya was the “runt”!

*photo bing

I have also been decorating for Fall and will share my decor and a few recipes on Friday!

The Irish Wolfhound “Enya” above


Velvet Fall Kimono c/o Soft Surroundings- Love this one and this one

Dress- Target  ( similar)

Congac Boots- Franco Sarto ( old) simiilar

LV Speedy 30

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  • Gata Collins
    Posted at 06:55h, 11 October Reply

    This look is really attractive!

  • elizabeth0109w
    Posted at 06:54h, 11 October Reply

    Can’t thank you enough for a great Fall outfit idea!
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  • nancy weiss
    Posted at 14:10h, 28 September Reply

    Loved that you mentioned how a kimono can be the centerpiece of an outfit, The colors on tbis one are beautiful and perfect for fall. Also how cute is that pup 🙂

  • nancy weiss
    Posted at 14:04h, 28 September Reply

    Love that you mentioned a Kimono is the centerpiece of your outfit and this one certainly is. Such beautiful colors Also how cute is that pup!


  • OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com
    Posted at 13:24h, 27 September Reply

    Sweet lady, hoping you receive news this week about the scheduling for your surgery. The waiting is the worst. I always just want to get it over with and move into the recovery and restoration of health.

    Glad you were able to snuggle some pups. I have had a special place in my heart for Irish wolfhounds since I read the children’s picture book The Mightiest Heart. It is the best story and has spectacular illustrations. I am certain you would love it.

    Now, that outfit. Oh, my gravy. LOVE so much. The autumn colors are my favorites. That pumpkin color, the rich velvet burnout on the kimono, those great boots. Just picture perfect.

  • A Woman's Confidence
    Posted at 07:59h, 26 September Reply

    This outfit is amazing! I love autumn colours and that kimono is amazing

  • isthismutton
    Posted at 03:51h, 25 September Reply

    One of the joys of autumn/fall for me is seeing your hair against all the fantastic colors – oranges, russets, browns. Love the kimono, such a rich texture and pattern! Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday.

  • Aidan Brogan
    Posted at 08:37h, 24 September Reply

    Doggie is also my healing therapy!
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  • Shauna Crymble
    Posted at 08:35h, 24 September Reply

    No one can deny that this look is pretty, Jess!
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  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 21:12h, 23 September Reply

    I just love this velvet kimono, so pretty over that Fall colored dress and the velvet adds a soft touch.


  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 19:32h, 23 September Reply

    What a beautiful kimono! Styled perfectly, of course! I’m so sorry you have to have surgery, but you will feel so much better afterward! 😧 Irish Wolfhounds are my absolutely favorite dogs! Aren’t they amazing? Such gentle giants. Take care, Jess, and I know we’ll all be thinking of you.
    xx Darlene

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 12:11h, 23 September Reply

    Your kimono is so stylish, love the deep rich colours. Nice on and thanks for the linkup. Jacqui x

  • Phyllis Lerner
    Posted at 06:59h, 23 September Reply

    That fabulous outfit screams fall! I love velvet and that kimono is gorgeous. Good to hear you had some fun while waiting for your surgery. Music is always good for the soul.

  • Graceful Rags
    Posted at 01:22h, 23 September Reply

    I love this look so much!! I’m not usually a big fan of kimonos but yours is gorgeous and I love it styled with those boots. Hanging with the doggos sounds like so much fun!

    Miles of smiles,


  • Lovely
    Posted at 23:29h, 22 September Reply

    I love when the weather changes and we finally get to pile on the layers! Your velvet Kimono is timeless. Dogs are a great companion and real stress busters.

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 21:54h, 22 September Reply

    That dog is so cute! I just adore that kimono! The texture and colors are just incredible! I love your entire outfit!

  • Jodie
    Posted at 20:09h, 22 September Reply

    It’s so hard when you’re not feeling well, but you have such a great attitude Jess. The dogs really do make a difference!!
    Sending hugs and love,

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 20:05h, 22 September Reply

    I am also a big fan of Olaplex No. 3, but I’m an even bigger fan of that gorgeous kimono!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 19:37h, 22 September Reply

    I can see all the gorgeous colours of autumn in your outfit, Jess. The kimono is sublime. I don’t normally like to use the world mindfulness but in this time in our lives, we need to practice it to stay mentally healthy

  • Maureen
    Posted at 18:40h, 22 September Reply

    That’s a total stunner piece Jess! It’s lovely and I adore just how much it looks. I am glad to hear you are feeling slightly better. I am keeping my fingers crossed you get a surgery scheduled soon so that the pain goes away. In the meantime, sending positive vibes and big hugs your way!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 17:38h, 22 September Reply

    Beautiful kimono Jess! I love the colours and different textures. It’s really hard to find kimonos here that don’t cost a fortune. I bought one on eBay but it’s sheer, almost like a beach cover up. I will keep looking for one I can wear in the cooler months. I’m glad to hear you’re feeling a little better and hope you can get the surgery soon.

    Emma xxx

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 16:45h, 22 September Reply

    Looking beautiful as always, Jess! I love that kimono. So pretty. I’m sorry the scheduling of the surgery is dragging. So frustrating when you’re not feeling well and just want to get it over with. And yes to doggie pets! My husband’s family had an Irish Wolfhound when he was a little boy. Someone told his parents that bigger dogs were usually better with kids, so they got they biggest dog they could find. Apparently, he was very gentle until he saw a squirrel, and then he was dragging the kids on the leash. LOL!


  • Ashley
    Posted at 16:34h, 22 September Reply

    This kimono and boot combo are so perfect together!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 15:54h, 22 September Reply

    You’re looking great, my friend. I’m so glad you were able to get out enjoy yourself.

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 15:36h, 22 September Reply

    I love those boots! You look great girl!


  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 12:57h, 22 September Reply

    Jess, you know I am dying over this beautiful velvet kimono! I don’t have enough kimonos for fall and winter! I have a few velvety ones, but you know I need like 2 dozen. Haha. Seriously though, this outfit is stunning. The colors are so gorgeous on you. And how fun that you got to get out a bit and hear live music and pet the pups! I hope you can get in and out of the surgery quickly. Sending positive thoughts, my friend.


  • Andy
    Posted at 12:36h, 22 September Reply

    I love everything you’ve styled here Jess. I have a very similar kimono, but never thought about throwing it over a dress. You look ready for fall! Thanks for the style inspiration!

  • Lucy Bertoldi
    Posted at 10:57h, 22 September Reply

    That kimono is everything and more! Tat whole look, in fact! Gorgeous! xx

  • Tatiana Moskatova
    Posted at 10:37h, 22 September Reply

    I love velvet!, it is one of my favorite fabric. You look stunning in this velvet kimono which compliments and matches your dress so well! I love the whole look very much! I hope you feel better soon, Jess!

  • Nicole from High Latitude Style
    Posted at 10:22h, 22 September Reply

    You look great in fall colors. Your boots are a great find. They are perfect for fall. Love the sturdy heels. The boots go well with the velvet coat and also with your winter coats. You will get a lot of wear out of them, I bet.

  • Di
    Posted at 09:25h, 22 September Reply

    I love the layering of your beautiful velvet kimono over a dress! The colors of autumn are so perfect for you. Glad you were able to get out and enjoy some live music and pooch therapy. Petting a happy dog is so uplifting! Thanks for sharing!

  • terrigardner1
    Posted at 08:57h, 22 September Reply

    That is one of the most gorgeous kimonos I think I’ve ever seen- beautiful. Enya looks like an Irish Wolfhound-they are huge.

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:51h, 22 September Reply

    Your kimono is so beautiful and made for that dress! Such a gorgeous fall look!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 07:13h, 22 September Reply

    That kimono is so gorgeous with that dress! Fall is your season my friend. I sure wish it would cool off here, I am dying to wear layers and boots! Hope that you hear from the surgery coordinator soon – that pain is no fun and this is going on too long – ugh!!!

  • Pamela Graham
    Posted at 06:18h, 22 September Reply

    Jess, that is an amazing kimono. You are just an instinctive color palette, every single thing you choose to wear creates harmony!
    Pamela xx

  • Micaa
    Posted at 03:08h, 22 September Reply

    What a beautiful kimono and it works so well with your dress! such nice autumn colours an they work well on you! It’s nice you were able to get out for a bit 🙂

    Thanks for the link up 🙂

    Hope your week is off to a good start! 🙂

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:13h, 22 September Reply

    Love it when you wear these colors! They look so amazing on you, I think I’ve sad that many times before, but it’s just gorgeous. I know someone in our village who has such a dog. It’s huge! It’s really good to go out for a while, for your mental health. I’m glad you were able too!

  • Heather Lord
    Posted at 01:06h, 22 September Reply

    Petting doggies – yessss!! Doggie therapy is always good xx

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