After taking a break from posting last week, it feels good to be back in the swing of things. One of the things I love about spring is the transitional weather we get in California. While generally warm, it’s still cool enough outside to wear my boots and jackets. If you’ve been a longtime reader of In Spades, you know Fall/Winter is my favorite season, so any excuse to extend the wear of my leather jackets and boots is a plus.
I found this Saltwater Luxe kimono dress at Mimi & Red and immediately fell in love with the silhouette – anything long and drapey is my jam. It provided the perfect opportunity to break out my favorite boots of all time and a sassy fedora (that I lovingly refer to as my Ed Harris hat). The open back gives it a bit of va va voom and the raised hemline in the front makes it so versatile for styling. I’ll definitely be pairing it, unbuttoned to the waist, with cropped jeans and block heeled mules.
Last year I did a post about the antithesis to a Coachella wardrobe. While Coachella isn’t my thing, this dress is a great example of the power of styling. Worn completely unbuttoned as a vest or belted with sandals, you can transform the look into a more desert feel.