Fashion Friday – Purple Kimono Sleeve Dress

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Fashion Friday – Purple Kimono Sleeve Dress

Hi everyone and Happy Fashion Friday!

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a good deal when it comes to clothes.  I grew up going to the mall on the weekends with my Mom (and sometimes my Grandmother, Bea) searching for a deal.  My Mom made a sport out of it and I loved it.   I remember one time stumbling on a Nine West clearance center digging for matching tall black boots.  We had a lot of fun with our shopping adventures.

As I grew older, I found other hobbies that brought more joy to my life (hello running and blogging!) and I rarely find myself in a shopping mall these days.  It’s also obviously not near as much fun by myself.

To stay up to date, I’ll  pop into local stores or shop online.  It’s just rarely a whole day event anymore.

Despite my pull away from the day long shopping quests, I still LOVE a good deal.  It’s in my blood. And this dress is the best deal I’ve found in awhile. It’s BCBG and I got it for $14.99 at Ross.  Score!  I went in there needing something for the house and I was drawn to the dress rack.  Old habits die hard, my friends!

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I know for sure that my Mom is smiling down on me for finding this one!

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I have monkey arms, so I don’t always gravitate to dresses with fancy kimono sleeves, but these fit just right.  I love the boho inspired pattern in the dress and the slim profile.  I also liked that it is slightly fitted at the bottom balancing out the sleeves.

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For the accessories, I piled on my new pink tassel necklace (also seen HERE) and my Na Hoko pink pearl heart.  I also added my pink gem bracelet, but pushed it high on my arm for added interest.

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The finished look was perfect for Evelyn’s baptism a few weeks ago.

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Have a beautiful weekend everyone!  Sending you lot’s of love for a wunderful weekend doing what you love… whether it’s shopping, running or something in between.


Shop the Look:

Dress: BCBG, other kimono sleeve dresses I like HEREHEREHERE and HERE

Shoes: White House Black Market, LOVE these HERE and HERE <— budget friendly option

Necklace: Local Boutique, Love this HERE and HERE


So nice to see you today. Have a great weekend I’ll see you Monday for this months Currently…!


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I’m linking up with: Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday and Two Peas and a Blog. Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies

Your turn!


What’s the best shopping deal you’ve ever found?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:58-04:00 July 22nd, 2016|Fashion, Spring, Summer|38 Comments


  1. Mandi Korn July 31, 2016 at 11:04 am - Reply

    So cute

  2. Shelbee on the Edge July 26, 2016 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    This dress is amazing! What a find! I love the color. It looks fabulous on you. And the kimono sleeve detail really adds wonderful interest to an already lovely dress. Magnificent! Thanks for linking up On the Edge of the Week. I hope to see you again this week!


    • JulieWunder July 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      Thanks Shelbee! I’m so glad you like the look. Hope you are having a good week.

  3. Ada July 26, 2016 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Julie, that kimono dress is gorgeous and such a steal. I love it with those pretty wedges and the two pretty necklaces layered. My mom and I are huge bargain shoppers, too. Welcome by and linkup with me this week. My brand-new linkup will be live tomorrow (Wed July 27th) at 8.00 PM Eastern.

  4. heather @Lunging Through Life July 24, 2016 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh Julie you look fantastic! I LOVE this dres! We don’t have a Ross nearby but now I want to go to one just to look for deals!

    • JulieWunder July 27, 2016 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you sooooo much! I also find good stuff at Marshalls!

  5. Mary Beth Jackson July 24, 2016 at 7:47 am - Reply

    cute dress! I love the slim fit!

  6. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi) July 23, 2016 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous dress – and that necklace looks awesome with it! (Such a great bargain too!)

  7. Emily July 23, 2016 at 10:05 am - Reply

    FIrst of all you look really gorgeous Julie, and you just have such a gift for fashion! 🙂 And also, $14.99? Wow, I would need to go shopping with you to find deals. I don’t really like clothes shopping, but I appreciate the help of others.

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:19 pm - Reply

      Thanks Emily! Sounds like I need to host a shopping day 🙂

  8. Farrah July 22, 2016 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Yay! I love finding great deals too! My mom and I like to scour Ross when I’m back home and we’re mutually free. That dress is super pretty and looks great on you! :]

  9. Felicia July 22, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    This is adorable and I love when I find a good deal at Ross!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:17 pm - Reply

      When I find something it’s usually a REALLY good deal like this one!

  10. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 22, 2016 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    That is such a pretty dress, but I LOVE that necklace. I need to find something similar to that over here.

  11. Nicole @ Fitful Focus July 22, 2016 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    BCBG?! $14.99?!?! You need to come to NYC and shop with me!

  12. That’s really cute! I never find anything at Ross. I might have to try again!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      It’s hit or miss for me… but when I hit it… it’s pretty good!

  13. Great addition with the necklace. I’m not as good with accessories as you are!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      I love accessories :-))) Thank you and hope you are having a great weekend.

  14. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious July 22, 2016 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Love that dress and what a deal you got on it!

  15. [email protected] July 22, 2016 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Cute dress. I normally don’t like sleeves on dresses for the summer but they look very airy and comfortable.

  16. Annmarie July 22, 2016 at 7:56 am - Reply

    I love kimono sleeves- that dress is super cute on you!

  17. Shelley Marcy July 22, 2016 at 7:05 am - Reply

    …..yes, your mom is smiling down on you?

  18. Susie @ SuzLyfe July 22, 2016 at 7:02 am - Reply

    I love that on you! I’m a big fan of a sale, as well. It just makes me feel so accomplished!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      I know! I feel like skipping out of the store when I find a deal like that.

  19. Blane Sherer July 22, 2016 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Very nice Julie !
    Hope you have a wunderful weekend ( smile )

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