As a blogger, I get asked a lot for advice on what to wear (need help? hit me on the DM). So when a friend of mine told me about her woe’s searching for a school dance outfit for daughter, I got to cracking. My unique challange for this was that my friend’s daughter is quite the tomboy, so dresses are definitely out of the picture. I immediately thought of matching suit sets as the perfect non-dress dance outfit and put together a list of possible options on pinterest.
Shopping for other people is like being a foster parent for kittens. You know you’re doing this for someone else and you’re not supposed to keep them for yourself. But damn, sometimes you just can’t help yourself: the kittens are just too friggin cute. It’s just one of the dangers, I guess. Zara has quite the collection of kimono style blazers (that comes with matching bottoms, if you’re into that), and they were too good for me to pass up. The pants that matched this top is a bit too long for me, but the kimono is working out juuuuust fine. I love the exotic vibes that the print gives and it’s definitely something you can dress up or down. Pair the kimono with matching bottom for a more formal dressed-up look, or with tank and jeans for an elevated casual look.