OK, so where have I been for the last several months? Well, I was probably asleep, but in the intervening time I seemed to have missed a truly wonderful trend. Enamel pins seem to be all over the place, and they range from truly beautiful, to hilarious, to fiercely feminist, to succulents (another side obsession that I will address.) There’s some kind of deeply punk, riot grrl aesthetic at play here which makes me want to cover myself from head to toe in these things. Here’s where I go crazy sharing pics. Here are a few of my favorites with links to purchase the heck outta them: Sass the Patriarchy on Etsy Please Let me Pet your Dog (Sold out, sadly) by Sighh Designs on Etsy Edgar’s Pin by NoFitState The Strange Women Society Do No Harm, Take No Shit by 1606 on Etsy Floral Manatee by ShopNDS on Etsy No Face Enamel Pin by GlitterGhostStore on Etsy Macaron Pins from pinclub.co.uk And, lastly but not leastly, Succulent Pin Set from BratBox. Not tired of Pins yet?
Lord knows I love my boho looks, especially anything that involves drapey, beautiful patterned outerwear, perfect for spring over skinny jeans and a peasant top, or for summer as a beach coverup or paired with worn denim shorts and a barely-there cami, or a brief little embroidered white dress. Kimonos are extremely trendy right now – so much so that in the time between researching this article and actually writing it, many of my favorites have sold out. But I’ll soldier on, anything in the name of fashion, and present to you my top 10 picks for spring/summer plus sized kimonos: 1. Floral Fringe Kimono from Melissa McCarthy Seven7 MM killing it again with this delicate, fringed number in a gorgeous sunset ombré of hues. Long kimonos are v retro, and remind me of Little Edie – something a gently kooky person from another era would wear and look unearthly – timelessly stylish and graceful. 2. Crane Kimono from Forever21 Plus F21+ seems to have a nearly unlimited range of kimonos to choose from this season, ranging from extremely pretty (the one I bought is no longer available), to, well, a little tacky. But there were a few nice enough to make this list, and this cheerful, silky, springtime item caught my eye. No fringe on this baby, but it makes up for it with a beautiful pinky coral color, and a delicate pattern that is anything tacky. 3. Yellow Tie-Back Floral Print Duster Coat from River Island Call it a Duster Coat, or an Open Front Cardigan – it’s still a kimono to me. You’re not fooling anyone, River Island copywriters. But, uh, regardless, this is a beautiful ‘Duster coat’. The print is delicate and the colors are unusual and striking. I can imagine this being flattering on everyone. 4. Women Floral Print Kimono Hippie Cardigan from NewChic This nice duotone version is fairly traditional and very boho-chic, and, at just over $11, is the only article of clothing on this list that I can currently afford. 5. Katana Kimono from Copper Union Love the sense of drama in this piece. Very modern-boho, and it would make a divine festival statement piece! 6. Embroidered Sleeve Kimomo Jacket from CityChic. This looks like a great night-time, more dressy kimono look, with a lovely embroidered detailing! 7. Medallion Print Kimomo Duster from Charlotte Russe. I love the sweet, slightly Victorian color-scheme of this piece, plus the price point is hard to beat! Another item worthy of Little Edie’s trousseau! 8. Fringed Kimono from F21 Plus. Ah, Forev, you never cease to surprise me with your trendy, affordable clothes, and massive selection of styles. I particularly like this version because it’s got a geometric vibe to it, while most of the other kimonos are floral. 9. Perfect Day Open Fringe Cardigan from McsKlozet. It quite literally doesn’t get any more boho than this. Love that retro vibe. 10. Jayley Silk Kimono from F21 Plus. I struggled picking this last one, I really did. There are so many gorgeous options out there, but I wanted to curate, because I heart curating – and besides, since when is being spoiled for choice, as a plus woman, ever been a BAD thing?? So I’m ending the list with this simple peach silk kimono that looks beautiful, but even better, looks silky and sexy and luxurious. Enjoy! Hope you found this list helpful! I bought my Kimono from F21, and I can’t stop wearing it!! Ok, ta-tah folks, feel good about yourselves every day!