WIW: Topper with a dress, but not for long

Out for dinner with my colleagues last week. Mostly I wore it sans topper because for once the air conditioning was not arctic...but I put it on for a few moments at the start of the evening until I got settled. 

Dress: Kamalikulture
Kimono topper: vintage Biba (consigned)
Shoes: Sam Edelman Okala
Bag: Danier

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  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Killer to the power of Killer - both renditions. xo

  • Alana in Canada replied 6 years ago

    What a great pattern. Love how you have repeated the colours in your shoes! 

  • Debora replied 6 years ago

    A perfect example of Angie's tip to wear sleeveless with a kimono topper. Thanks for the visuals. You look smashing, Suz!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Wow, Angie, I am awed! Thank you!! 

    And thanks, gorgeous tub-balancing Debora, and Alana. 

    Alana, one of my biggest lessons from YLF has been the beauty of "bookending" or repeating colours, patterns, or shapes for added outfit cohesion. Often we can "bookend" with our hair (so dark haired women can wear a black or cognac shoe, for instance, where a blonde can often wear tan or taupe very well.) But it's also possible to repeat outfit colours for a similar effect.   :) 

  • Janet replied 6 years ago

    Oh wow, the combination of that dress and the Okalas is inspired, and I love that jacket too! You look fantastic. 

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    That gorgeous dress and those fabulous Okalas makes for one stunning outfit! Add in the kimono, and it is "Topper with Dress" perfection!

  • Mona replied 6 years ago

    This looks wonderful. The dress was such a great purchase for you.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful, Suz!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Thank you all! And Mona, you can say that again, since I only paid about $35 for the dress or something, thanks to a forum member's tip about a Zulilly sale. It packs like a dream and can be dressed up or down really easily. 

  • unfrumped replied 6 years ago

    That is just the best dress! You used Angie's topper formula with your kimono. And the shoes are inspired.

  • Tanya replied 6 years ago

    You look wonderful Suz, and I love the combination of that dress and Okalas.

  • lyn* replied 6 years ago

    Simply smashing!

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  • shedev replied 6 years ago

    Great look Suz.

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous!  I adore the shoes with this dress.  The tonal pattern mix is heaven.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    So incredibly lovely Suz. I really like the strong graphic simplicity of this outfit.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Love the dress and the kimono topper is amazing. And the shoes are, of course, just perfect here!

  • MsLuna replied 6 years ago

    Wow! Just WOW!!! Love the dress (LOVE THE PRINT!) and the kimono topper is just awesome! This is a great example on how to wear sleeveless dresses with a topper ;)

  • Thistle replied 6 years ago

    Wow, just wow. You look amazing! Love it styled both ways.

  • Gail replied 6 years ago

    Love it all , you look fab !!!

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Oh, my gosh! This is how it's done. Well, now we know! Chic and sophisticated look, Suz. I love the shoes and bag you've chosen.

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    Oh my! You look gorgeous! That kimono jacket is just perfect with the dress. And love the okalas with this :)

  • jazz69 replied 6 years ago

    You look terrific- perfect shoe/ dress combination:))

  • Elizabeth P replied 6 years ago


  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    Plonk! And you surely know what that means:-))

  • Alassë replied 6 years ago

    Very Suz! You've really hit your style stride!

  • Aubergine replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! The dress, Okalas, and kimono are all perfect, and perfect together.

  • jackiec replied 6 years ago

    Fantastic! I love this dress!!!

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    Not at all surprised at the K2K rating, Suz.  You've chosen pieces so well and you edit your outfits so beautifully.  The cut of the dress and the abstract print really shine here.  The kimono has been such a workhorse!

  • Lisa replied 6 years ago

    I like both versions, the kimono topper is a nice change from a cardigan or blazer.

  • Suja replied 6 years ago

    Alright, I must have a kimono topper. You look fab.

  • pil replied 6 years ago

    The details are absolute perfection.

  • greenglove replied 6 years ago

    You look so divine- just perfect.

  • Gracie replied 6 years ago

    You look gorgeous – the dress fits you like a dream and I love the architectural shape of the kimono... excellent, as usual.

  • Astrid replied 6 years ago

    You look absolutely amazing, Suz! I also love both versions.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Sublime. Love the rendition with the kimono and bag.

  • Elly replied 6 years ago

    I love this-- I think this is working towards the minimalist yet arty look you've been seeking since YLF-- at least that is what it says to me. It says you have style and an eye and like lines and graphic but subtle patterns. Nice pattern mixing, go Suz!

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    Just gorgeous! Wish those dresses had lower necklines but for you long necked gals it's perfect.

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