Banana Leaves

14:13:00
I'm not going to lie. It's been quite the week. There have been some ups and downs. My courses, work, and life in general are stressing me out but honestly when everything is "perfect" I get a bit worried. I get worried because I feel there is something I should be doing or somewhere I should be. I guess that's just human nature. We tend to be very restless. I am extremely happy it is friday though and I can relax this weekend. Although as I am writing this I should be working on a research paper that is due at midnight. We all know I am the procrastinating queen!  

Now for this outfit! I was sent this lovely kimono from the lovely people at Dresslink and I am in love with anything with banana leaves print. I also want to give a shoutout to my amazing photographer, my close friend Leah. I am trying to get her to start a fashion blog because she has amazing style. We will just have to wait and see but I have a good feeling she will start one soon. Fingers crossed!

Hope you all have a relaxed and lovely weekend!

Kimono - Dresslink | Top - H&M | Shorts - New York & Company | Shoes - Target 

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*In collaboration with Dresslink

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