Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Go with the Flow


Some days I need to remind myself to "Go with the Flow" and forget about outside influences, bad days, or even wind that manages to pick up in 95.7% of the blog photos I take. Nothing in life is perfect or guaranteed, so why let something so trivial and minute bother me so much. I think as bloggers we strive to get that perfect photo–complete with expertly done makeup and hair–and let's be honest, you'll always find something that you don't care for in even the most beautiful of photos. So even though the wind was blowing and my hair was all over the place, I'm choosing to enjoy the way this outfit made me feel instead of focusing on the negativity.



If I haven't lost you yet with my random thoughts on being more flexible in life, welcome back! Outdoor photos are so pretty with all of the natural lighting, but the wind can be a challenge. On this particular day, while wearing a gauzy kimono and the wind was not my friend, I worked with the flowy vibe and used the wind to my advantage!

In addition to this taupe, floral kimono I'm rocking here, I cannot begin to describe how much I love these Carlos Santana cutout booties. When Kacie and I hosted the Macy's Spring into Fashion event, I saw these beauties and knew they had to come home with me. Much deliberation and an online shopping trip later, I purchased them and the rest is history. But seriously, the color is perfection and will transition so perfectly into fall as well.

The feminine vibe was definitely going strong with this look, so my monogram necklace from Onecklace.com was the perfect accessory! You can snag one for yourself and save 10% using the code regally10 upon checkout. Literally every other accessory I have on has come from my Rockbox subscription as well. This subscription service is probably the best one I have ever done! You get to be surprised with new jewelry in each box, wear it and either return it for more baubles or keep your faves at a discounted price. Try one month free on me using the code JCOSTILOWXOXO. You won't be disappointed and can always leave feedback and request certain pieces off your wishlist. I noted that I was going on a beach vacation recently and was provided with some super fun, beachy pieces that paired perfectly with most of the outfits I took with me. Win-win!  




25 comments:

  1. Love a kimono! This one is so pretty!!!
    Jaymie

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    1. Thanks Jaymie! This kimono is seriously the perfect, lightweight material for warm weather.

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  2. What a great idea to be thankful for how you feel in an outfit versus looking perfect for the world, something that is hard on the days when we want to please but feel good. Great point and outfit. You look fabulous.
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Too much time is spent snapping the perfect photo, and not remembered why you started a blog in a first place. :)

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  3. Love a floaty + lightweight kimono like this- and soooo perfect with those booties!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Thanks girl! The taupe color totally complimented the kimono.

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  4. Gorgeous kimono! What a nice touch to a delicate all-white outfit :)

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

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    1. Thanks girl! You know I love an all white look with a little color splashed in.

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  5. I just LOVE that kimono! Seriously gorgeous!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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    1. Thanks Kelly! Visit Satori Boutique to purchase this exact kimono. It's so pretty an lightweight, I just can't get over how much I love it and I've never been a big kimono fan.

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  6. This kimono is totally gorgeous! And I love how you paired it with white and taupe and blush! It is such a soft and feminine and flirty look. I just love it!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thanks girl! It's a very pretty piece. The colors are so perfectly combined.

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  7. Love Love Love this floral kimono and these shoes are to die for. The perfect spring look. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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    1. Thanks girl! I am in love with these booties. I always try and buy pieces that will transition well from season to season so I get more wear out of the pieces and these totally will work for fall too.

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  8. This look is gorgeous! I love the look of the floral kimono with the all white outfit.

    Alicia | www.betweenthepearls.com

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  9. Loving this outfit so much!! One of my favs of yours. The colors are so up my alley for summer. Great shoes too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Thanks Amy Ann! I've never been a big kimono girl, but this one definitely has me singing a different tune.

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  10. Loving this look! Gorgeous kimono!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  11. That wind - geez! I swear it tends to pick up as soon as you start to take photos!! I really love this outfit! Very simple but has such a great impact in style! wanted to drop in and say Thanks for linking up with me this week!

    xx, Chanda | latest post: STRIPED TOP + RIPPED JEANS | LINK UP

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    1. The wind definitely adds and additional element of fun to any blog photos taken outside. I just love how it provided movement to a really fun kimono.

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  12. This is the most beautiful kimono I've seen and it photographed perfectly picking up the wind! love, love, love

    michellespaige.com

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