Happy Thursday, everyone! I am Michelle of Shelbee on the Edge and I am filling in today for Jill while she is on vacation. In case you are not familiar with me, I am a stay-at-home mother of two, an Army wife, a passionate scholar, and a lover of words with a driving desire to help others in the pursuit of becoming the best possible versions of themselves. With a background that includes coaching, mental health counseling, philosophy, English, and law, I strive to reach people by sharing my personal stories of struggles and successes. By always keeping it raw and genuine, I reach my readers on a level that is real and comforting, always accepting and never judgmental. And I am lover of fashion and found so many ways to express myself and my personal style through my clothing. If this sounds like a combination that interests you, I would love for you stop by and check out my page!
If you are already familiar with me, then you know that I have quite an obsession with kimonos. And I plan to wear them straight into the Fall until that very moment when the dainty chiffons of these dramatic pieces freeze in the bitter winds of the Northern New York Autumn, which lasts approximately 3 weeks before we are smack in the middle of lake effect snowstorms often coming upon us just in time for Halloween. So time is quickly running out for me and my pretty kimonos!
So how does a Northeast girl style a pink kimono for the Fall? With layers, of course. And booties. And colors that reflect the natural hues that surround us here in upstate New York. Teals and golds and tans and more pinks. These shades pick up the reflections off the water and the trees making me feel at one with nature and completely in touch with my inner bohemian.
The day we shot these photos was a cooler day near the end of Summer with temperatures similar to what most of the rest of the United States experience in mid to late Fall. There was a subtle breeze blowing across the water near the Battlefield at Sackets Harbor, New York, where the husband and I spent the day (kid-free) strolling and chatting and just enjoying the peacefulness around us.
I felt a little like a bohemian princess in this Knox Rose™ teal embroidered dress that I snagged on clearance from Target a few months back. And this perfectly matched pink duster kimono from Charlotte Russe was a deal on their $15 kimono sale. (It looks like this exact kimono is no longer available, but seriously, if you are looking for a selection of fabulous kimonos, check out Charlotte Russe). These boots are also Charlotte Russe that I picked up last year on clearance for under $15. (You can see their current selection of pink booties here).
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I love the colors of Jacqui’s fall outfit. Check out her blog, Mummabstylish, to see more of this look!
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