Ageless Style in White

Do you believe style is ageless? If you don’t, then just get on Instagram and search the hashtags #agelessstyle or #fashionover4o and see if we can’t change your mind. You’ll find women of all ages, shapes and ethnicities showing you that age is merely a number and you have the power to be “stylish”.

I’m thrilled to be a part of The Ageless Style Link-Up and I’m so glad you’re here.

The Ageless Style Link-Up – The first Tuesday of every month ten over 40 bloggers present a different style theme and show a myriad of ways to wear it, all the while proving you can still be fashionable and on trend over 40 and beyond.

This month the theme we are tackling is WHITE OUT and was picked by Paula from Dimples On My What? Which by the way, I absolutely love the name of her blog. So clever!

Before we get into it, let me ask you a question. How do you feel about wearing white year round? White after Labor Day? I know, I know, it’s supposedly acceptable to wear white year round and on an occasion I’ve tried to fudge the before Easter and after Labor Day rule, but I really think when you are a true southern girl, it’s just hard-wired in and isn’t easy to change. Much like my accent. You can take the girl out of the south, but you can’t take the south out of the girl. #blessyourheart #amensister

Once again, upon finding out about the theme, I had already taken some photos that were pretty much perfect for it. #thankheavens

This one is kind of a two-fer for me. I’ve been saying for a while I wanted to get a kimono and had purchased one that didn’t quite float my boat, so back it went. I was in Ross one day cruising around and happened upon this one. Did y’all know my husband works for Ross in their corporate office? You know that can only mean one thing…employee discount. HA! Let’s just say I picked this up for a song. You can’t just walk into another Ross and necessarily find the same one, so I’ve found several that are similar to link at the bottom. I love the feel of this white one with the blue on it. So crisp and clean-looking.

I recently asked on Instagram for suggestions of things y’all might like me to post about. One sweet reader/follower suggested “How to style a kimono without making yourself look larger than you are”.  Great idea! I immediately had a thought on how to tackle this. I think the best way to accomplish it is perhaps with “column dressing”. Keeping one color as your base layer and then adding a kimono on the top. I also think the under layer should be pretty fitted and not too loose to avoid adding bulk. If you find yourself worrying about this, then a base of black is always a great way to elongate and slenderize, and then add a fun kimono with black in it to the top.  I found a few here that would be super cute.

 

I grabbed my favorite white jeans and a white cami as my base layer and chose a neutral shoe. My favorite cami’s are from the Gap Factory and I’ve been buying them for years. I have a drawer full and wear them under so many things. I chose to dress up this look with a favorite gold statement necklace and some Alex and Ani bracelets to go with the Boho vibe.

 

My new kimono can just as easily be worn with a pair of jean shorts for a more casual feel and it’s also great for grabbing when going out to a restaurant where you might be cold.

Looking at this picture where I have on a navy cami, I could achieve the theory of column dressing by throwing on a pair of dark denim jeans, add a neutral heel and have a great night out look.

And because sometimes it’s just fun to see behind the scenes, I’ll leave you with this lovely photo. I don’t even know how I managed to capture this. I mean really. Hahahahaha! We have to be able to laugh at ourselves and y’all know I’m nothing if not real on here.

You can shop kimonos similar to mine here…

Each month we have a guest host and this month it’s Dawn Meyers of Dawned on Me. You can find her on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

How cute is she? I may quite possibly have a girl crush. I absolutely adore her sense of style and would love to borrow this entire outfit.

As always, thank you for taking a few minutes out of your day to stop by and see what’s up Coast to Coast. If you aren’t already, I’d love for you to follow me on Instagram, LiketoKnow.it, Facebook, Bloglovin’ and Pinterest.

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38 Comments

  1. August 7, 2018 / 7:58 am

    Bwahaha!! So bossy in your kimono!!

  2. August 7, 2018 / 8:32 am

    You crack me up with that last photo, Lisa! I have a ton of those photos especially of my mom—she doesn’t smile easily at times, and when she doesn’t, she always looks mad!!
    I love this kimono….and your husband works for the Ross company? Man, that would be hard on my wallet!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • August 11, 2018 / 10:02 am

      Thanks Jodie! What a mess I apparently am. How’d I even take that pic of myself. LOL Good news is Ross is a bargain store?

  3. August 11, 2018 / 9:56 am

    Ageless Style is such a great theme for the link-up. Love the wrap, so pretty. Hey, I host a link up party every Wed, so if you’re interested, you’re welcome to stop by and link your posts. http://www.thismainline.com

    • August 11, 2018 / 9:56 am

      For real. The girls who came up with it are genius. I’m going to add you to my link ups page right now. Thanks for letting me know! XO

  4. August 7, 2018 / 9:33 am

    Oh, this is a pretty kimono! I really like the white and blue together. It completes your white base wonderfully and looks so cute with your shorts. Very cool about your husband working for Ross. They already have such great deals and you get an employee discount on top of that???!!! Lucky. 😉

    • August 11, 2018 / 9:58 am

      Thank you Jennie! You gotta’ love an employee discount!!

  5. Kellyann
    August 7, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Yay!!! You found a kimono that is perfect! I love this one and your all white look is perfect with it. The neutral show is great. Wearing it with shorts is one of my favorite ways to use my kimonos in the summer – they really do add the perfect layer. Such a cute look my sweet Southern friend!That picture at the end is cracking me up – you look like you’re about to crack the whip #bosslady!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • August 11, 2018 / 9:58 am

      It took me long enough, didn’t it? I don’t even know how I managed to get that last picture. It’s a gift. LOL

  6. Jonet Gleason Wooten
    August 7, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Lisa, your outfit is head to sandal fabulous. I’d wear it everywhere. I love how you went monochromatic then sprinkled some color in the form of that yummy kimono. What a find, and the fact that you got a great deal on it makes it makes it even better.

    Xo, Jonet

    • August 11, 2018 / 9:58 am

      Thanks Jonet! The best deals are literally the best! Happy weekend. XO

  7. leaculp
    August 7, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    I just haven’t felt the vibe when it comes to the long kimonos but you sure do wear it well. Somehow I always feel like I loo like the “flying nun” in them. I’m getting more and more comfortable with white year around, not white shoes, but clothes. Love that last picture, so funny!

    • August 11, 2018 / 9:56 am

      Thanks Lea! It’s take me a loooong time to get brave enough to try one. Not being very tall doesn’t makes them not fit me well.

  8. Laura
    August 7, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    That kimono was an amazing find!! I’m a huge fan of white and blue together. I love the way this kimono moves! It’s great on you!

    • August 11, 2018 / 9:56 am

      I know, right? I figured if I only wore it a time or two, I’d get my moneys worth out of it. Thanks Laura!!!

  9. Kim Taylor
    August 7, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    I’m dying over that last photo! Ha ha! Keep it real sister! I want a kimono sooooo bad but don’t want to appear too bulky as well so thanks for that column dressing help! Maybe I’ll find one tomorrow, as I’m heading to Fresno to return some Nordstrom goodies. Shocker I know. ?

    • August 11, 2018 / 9:55 am

      You know it friend! You could definitely wear a kimono with that new svelt body of yours. The leopard one from Express is super cute and would be great for season transition. Wink, wink!!

  10. August 8, 2018 / 8:17 am

    Love it Lisa! I can’t tell you how many pictures I tell my hubby where I am doing the “Robot”… my arm is wierdly placed and I am making a face.. they are funny! LOve the white column with your fab purchase from Ross. Looks so summery and light! You look kgreat, and love it with jean shorts too.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • August 11, 2018 / 9:55 am

      Thanks Jess and as always, thanks for the link up!!! Happy weekend! XOXO

  11. Living on Cloud Nine
    August 8, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    The bicycle photo is one of my all time favorite photos of you! The last photo is a keeper too and what many of mine look like that don’t make the cut, lol. White is so crisp and clean! xo

    • August 11, 2018 / 9:55 am

      Aw, thanks Andrea. I couldn’t pass that bike and not take a pic. I’m getting brave in my old age. I hate it when people stare. LOL Oh well, I’ll never see them again. HA!

  12. Maria Kelly
    August 9, 2018 / 12:37 am

    This look is a winner for me – your kimono is completely fabulous. Laughed out loud when I saw your last photo haha – I was just admiring the bike one! lol xx Passion fruit, Paws and Peonies

    • August 22, 2018 / 1:36 pm

      Thank you Maria! That bike was so cute, I had to get a pic with it. Happy Wednesday! XO

  13. Monica Siembieda
    August 11, 2018 / 9:56 am

    OOOO, love this! There’s just something about white that makes any outfit look so fresh. Thanks for joining my weekly linkup.
    http://www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

    • August 11, 2018 / 9:56 am

      Thanks so much Monica and thanks for hosting a great linkup too! XO

  14. August 10, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    Your kimono is absolutely beautiful on you and this look came together perfectly. I love how the wedges really pop in this all white look . Also, how cute is your bike?!?

    boabobosbodaciou.blogspot.ca

    • August 11, 2018 / 9:56 am

      Thank you so much! Wasn’t that bike darling?! I wish it was mine, but it was at a shopping are we went to on vacation. So cute!

  15. August 11, 2018 / 12:51 am

    Love EVERYTHING you’ve done with your new kimono, Lisa. I’ve bought 2 this summer, worn 0. You’ve given me lots of inspo here to get out there and start kimono-ing! Big thanks from me. Hugs, x.

    • August 11, 2018 / 9:55 am

      Do it Mary! I was scared and now I want another one. Show us what you got, girl! XOXO

  16. August 12, 2018 / 8:40 am

    Lisa, you are a vision! I very rarely wear white–too nervous about it getting dirty, haha!

    • August 12, 2018 / 2:38 pm

      Well thanks sweet girl! The white dilemna or as I also call it…the struggle is real. HA!?

  17. The Bellissimamma
    August 13, 2018 / 7:59 am

    Hi Lisa! Your kimono outfit combinations are so stylish. 🙂 #MainLineLifeLinky

  18. Mummabstylish Mummabstylish
    August 14, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    This looks so cool on you. Love the gently colours together. Thanks for joining me on #chicandstylish #linkup Jacqui Mummabstylish

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