Currently Coveting: Kimono Cover-Up

My timing is not always right.

First I make you a cake during Lent when many people give up sweets for starters and now I share my obsession with  finding the perfect kimono for the impending spring (and summer).  Freezing rain is on today’s radar, but not for long.  Yesterday I compared these lingering, bitter winter days to the last brutal minutes of a spin class. You know when you want to just say screw this and  go home and crack open a bottle of wine? Yeah…just like that. The good news is if you stick it out for just.ten.more.minutes (or days here, I am talking DAYS if you’re still following my analogy) you’ll free pretty amazing and the reward is that much sweeter.

Sidenote: The analogy section was by far my favorite part of the SAT.  I literally thought analogies were fun and games. Math section? Cue the tears.



I like the idea of a kimono but not sure how they fit into my daily life. As much as I would like for it to, something about a full-time job at a law firm just doesn’t scream boho chic. Beach life however, I think I can get behind it.

Jessica Alba always looks effortlessly glam at the beach! Let’s take a page out of her book:



Jessica Alba kimono


For a kimono as a beach cover up, look for sheer material and keep the colors light. Save the dark, intense colors for dinner and drinks.



Must: Alloy $40


Maybe: Urban Outfitters ($80)


Lust: Anna Sui (on sale for $196)

Throw on a fedora or other hat of choice, and you are that much closer to being Jessica Alba.

I am personally lusting after this hat:


Brixton ($42)

Would you wear a sheer kimono as a beach cover up?


The Lady Olive

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