March wishlist: A kimono, a hat, and nothing else!

I am quite on a budget lately, since we are planning for a wedding and a move. My fashion obsession is still there though, so I have to find ways to satisfy my urges on a very tight budget. Sometimes, an easy way to renew your wardrobe is to add some statement accessories to classic pieces. I found my two dream items, that will add style cred to just about any plain outfit I own. Watch out people, you're gonna get tired of those by the end of the month! Just as much as last winter with my faux-fur vest, I plan on wearing those two with just about anything.

These two pieces are: a kimono cardigan and a rancher hat!

The kimono cardigan is extremely versatile and can also be worn as a beach cover-up, as shown on The Lady Olive (check it out for more kimono inspiration!). It can make just about any outfit interesting.

The hat and the kimono can both be worn with any of these outfits. While it gives a dressier look to the simple office outfit, it add a little boho style to the festival ouftit and a ton of originality to a simple shift dress. The details for this set are here.

The kimono I ended up choosing is this incredibly cheap one sold at Forever21, as worn by Canadian blogger Melanie of Born Lippy. I found her blof after making the purchase, but what's funny is that I also own those shorts. Can't wait to wear them together!

What are our must-haves for spring? What else would you pear a kimono cardigan with?


Sequins into Spring

Who said sequins were only for the holidays? Truth is, I once did. But now fashion is all about breaking (or bending) rules, and wearing sequins all-year round is one way to do so. If if a gold sequin top can be glamorous when paired with a black skirt or embroidered shorts with tights, it can also be dressed down for a rocker look. Worn with distressed boyfriend jeans, a leather jacker and sneakers, it can even become a casual daytime outfit! Be sure to choose your top oversized, since sequins are often sewn on stiff, non-stretchy fabrics!

My top is loose-fitting, so I'm free to swirl around as much as I can! I can also run around if my puppy Zia gets in trouble!

Jeans Gap (old, similar here), top  Threadsence (sold out but check out their store, it's so cute!), Shoes Converse, Hat Simons.