You guys know I love a good style challenge. But I won’t lie, this challenge was tricky. I was selected as one of the bloggers to interpret Kohl’s ‘Open Stitch’ trend which consisted of all of the fabrics I never really wear – knits, lace, and crochet. But you guys know me, regardless of my task I was still excited to shop. This was actually my first time shopping in Kohl’s and to my surprise there were a number of things I loved and everything seemed like it was on sale.
Unfortunately, like most department stores, their “women’s section” (otherwise known as plus size) was quite small and lacking a bit in the trendy department. I would have loved to rock something from the Jennifer Lopez collection. Her pieces are colorful, fun and flirty without screaming young teenager. The only plus size brands my location had were Dana Buchman and Chaps. Both are brands I am familiar with because my mother, who is creeping up on a very attractive 60 years old, wears them. Can you see my dilemma?
After walking around the same 8 racks of clothes I kept coming back to the same Dana Buchman knit sundress. It was sexy enough to wear out to a summer BBQ with showing a little cleavage, but chill enough to even sport on a casual day at the workplace with a cute skinny belt.
I stayed in a familiar color zone of browns and creams but the dress is animal print. I’ve been swooning over animal print since the trend resurfaced nearly 3 seasons ago. This dress might just win as my favorite summer dress. It’s soft and warm enough for a breezy day but moves with wind for those hot summer nights. Since the dress is sleeveless I searched for a knit sweater as a compliment. My first thought was to add a bit of color with a tiffany blue sweater. My thought ended up being very wrong. The blue sweater was loud and distracting so I found a tan Croft & Barrow sweater instead. I still wanted to top my look off with some color. I mean its spring right.
So I headed to the accessories department and found a turquoise braided beaded necklace by Sonoma. I really feel like this completed my look. Best of all, I had thought for sure I had gone over my $100 limit but my $72 dress turned out to be only $42. In fact, EVERYTHING I selected was marked down and my total came to $82. Talk about a happy shopping camper! So do you love it as much as I do?
Disclosure: Bloggers received a gift card on behalf of Kohl’s via Glam Media to complete the trend look. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kohl’s. All trademarks and service marks are owned or licensed by Kohl’s Illinois, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc.