July 21, 2014

Personal Style | Kimono Fever feat. 9th & elm

Hello Beauties!

Kimonos are all the rage this summer!  Ever since they hit the scene, I have been itching to get my hands on one!  As I would find them in stores and try them on, I wasn't pleased with how a lot of them fell on my body.  I wanted a longer one and thanks to 9th & elm, I was finally able to find one.  When 9th & elm, a website of handmade and independent designers, contacted me about reviewing a piece from their website, I jumped at the opportunity.  I was even more elated when I found a floral kimono on their website.

When I received the kimono in the mail, I was more than pleased with it.  I was so hype about it that I wore it the same day.  It hits the perfect point on my body and the print is absolutely beautiful.  One thing I can say about this kimono is I love how it looks with shorts.  By this one being long in the back, it covers up a little bit of skin.  They also look great with boyfriend jeans!

I decided to be adventurous and pair the kimono with a crop top, shorts and heels.  Since I'm heavier on the bottom, these Forever 21 shorts have been the only pair recently that fit me perfectly.  I can't wait to wear this kimono next month on the beach!

Tip:  Kimonos are sometimes one size fit all like this one, but by it being oversize, it fits a wide range of body types.

Note:  This kimono is no longer available on 9th&elm; however, the seller has a black option here.

Kimono:  c/o 9th&elm | Crop Top:  Target (Similar Here & Here) | Shorts:  Forever 21+ (Similar) | Heels:  Payless | Earrings:  It's Fashion Metro | Bag:  H&M (Similar)

Are you loving kimonos this season?  Check out 9th & elm's kimono options here.

God bless & stay fabellis,



  1. The Real ArnoldsJuly 21, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Kimonos are the BEST! Love this fin look on you.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  2. I've been wanting a kimono as well. More for indoor rather than out and about. My mother may make me a long silk one for my trip to the hospital this fall. Yes, I plan to win "best dressed" in the maternity ward. But, we'll have guests and I'll want to throw something on over my gowns. And, when I get home I want to walk around in it with a long cigarette holder and be extra dramatic. No, I don't smoke...I just think long cigarette holders are fancy. (Too much Breakfast at Tiffany's) I'll let you know how it goes.

  3. Killed it ONCE AGAIN! I am loving this look. Very hobo chic!

  4. I have been loving kimonos this summer! Yours is adorable and you rock it!

  5. I need me a kimonos! You know I love floral print so I'm loving this. Prefect summer wear!

  6. I was just talking about kimonos yesterday!! This one is absolutely perfect and completely adorable!

  7. I love that kimonos are so versatile. They go from beach ware to the great summer layering piece. You look great, I love the print!

  8. Brittany WilliamsJuly 22, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    If I don't get a floral kimono soon, I may scream! lol you look great tho!!


  9. I love a good kimono and this one is so perfect. Love it styled with shorts! Thanks for linking up...xo!

  10. I'm telling you. Everyone wants one Christine! Lol! Thank you! :-)

  11. LOL! That's exactly how I was feeling Brittany! Thank you so much! :-D

  12. I'm so in love with kimono's right now! This one is GORGEOUS on you. I'm so sad it's sold out!

  13. Thanks Madaline! Believe it or not, I did a little research and found the seller's online store. She sells through 9th & elm and independently. The kimono appears to be in stock in her online store. Here is the item at her store: https://www.etsy.com/listing/185791629/oversized-cardigan-shawl-cover-up-kimono?ref=shop_home_feat_4

  14. I really want a kimono! I think they are so awesome.

  15. You look great! I have been meaning to buy a kimono but I keep forgetting! I absolutely love this on you! You've inspired me to try a new trend.

  16. Thanks Jeniese! I can't wait to see you rocking it! Forever 21 has some gorgeous ones!

  17. Really cute kimono, I really need to find myself one!!!

    Carsedra McKoy:

  18. Thanks Carsedra! Forever 21 has some great ones that I saw recently!


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