Burgundy Lace Kimono + Lessons on Patience

Burgundy Lace Kimono + Lessons on Patience

Burgundy Lace Kimono + Lessons on Patience

Happy Wednesday! Real talk ya’ll- yesterday was a bit of a train wreck. Upon waking up my entire day was pretty much ruined when I dropped my iPhone in water. I know, I know #realworldproblems, but it seriously put such a damper on my day.

All morning long I desperately googled “Ways to fix/dry water-damaged iPhone” and literally tried everything under the sun to get my phone to turn back on. Of course it probably didn’t help that after trying each suggestion I would immediately attempt to turn it back on, only to be disappointed when nothing instantly happened.

And then it got me thinking about how we have so many similar expectations in life. We start diets on Monday and expect a 10 lb weight loss by Friday. List a house for sell and expect multiple offers that day. Try our hand at something new and expect that we’ll be the next great superstar at it.

But life doesn’t work like that and we don’t always get the instantaneous results that we long for. Sometimes when we think it’s the right moment for something, it isn’t yet in God’s plan for us. And while it’s sometimes hard to understand the why’s, it’s important to have patience, focus on the good, and not question what we don’t understand.

Yes it completely stinks that my iPhone is currently out of commission and I potentially lost all my family photos that my iCloud hadn’t backed up. But you know what? My kids and husband are alive, well, and with me right here in real-life and that’s SO much more important. Yes it’s going to be strange to not have a phone for a couple days while I wait for it to hopefully dry out in a bag of rice, but I’m pretty sure we all survived pre-google, pre-navigation, and pre-phone alarms.

And maybe if nothing else this will serve as a lesson to a. purchase an sd card I’ve been putting off for years now b. stop relying so heavily on technology for basic tasks (i.e. buy an actual alarm clock) and c. (most importantly) remember that real life and the here and now is ALWAYS more important.

Burgundy Lace Kimono + Lessons on Patience

Kimono (c/o Pink Blush)

And in case you’re wondering about this gorgeous burgundy lace kimono that I’m wearing, it’s from PinkBlush and is seriously perfect for this fall. Not to mention it’s pretty much the only long sleeve thing I can wear right now in Georgia, because well it’s still as hot as ever here.

Although I’ve worn it a couple of different ways so far, including pairing it with a skirt and pairing with leggings, I truly love the contrast between the burgundy and the white pants. Add in a pair of your favorite boots and you have the perfect, girly look for fall!

Burgundy Lace Kimono + Lessons on Patience

This kimono also has the most beautiful, delicate detail that is so feminine. It’s also super soft on the skin and non-irritating like some lace material can be, which is always a major plus in my book.

Burgundy Lace Kimono + Lessons on Patience

Burgundy Lace Kimono + Lessons on Patience

So even though my week started off on a bad note, I’m choosing to see it as a blessing in disguise and going to enjoy the time I normally would have spent unnecessarily glued to a phone screen with my family.

Buuuut if you could keep your fingers crossed for a miracle in recovering my photos, I sure would appreciate it! πŸ˜‰

Hope each of you have a great week ahead and thanks for stopping by!- Cara

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94 Comments

  1. Varuna jithesh wrote:

    Nice and perfect looking outfit..

    Posted 2.4.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      thank-you!

      Posted 2.8.18 Reply
  2. Roxy wrote:

    This kimono is PERFECT for fall and I love it paired with your boots and white jeans. This post is so spot on…patience is something I have yet to master, but I love your realization that the presence is so much better than worrying about the past.

    Posted 10.25.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! And it’s so important to focus on the here and now instead of worrying about the past or future. πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  3. Erin | A Welder’s Wife wrote:

    So sorry to hear about your phone! This kimono is beautiful on you, as anything you wear! This color is so rich and versatile. I’d love to see different ways that you style it throughout fall!

    Posted 10.25.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Erin! I was able to save my photos thankfully before the phone died. And I love this kimono for fall. πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  4. Ada wrote:

    That sucks about the phone especially the photos part and I can relate because my brand-new phone which I had only had for 5-6 weeks suddenly turned off and never got started again and no photos were saved, but again life goes on. We shouldn’t depend on technology as much.

    Love these photos Cara and the Fall hues you are wearing which match the view. That wine lacy kimono is stunning!

    Welcome by Thursdays every week and linkup with me. Love your style.Thanks, Ada. =)

    Posted 10.24.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank you Ada! Things are just things, but the people in our lives are most important! πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  5. Dr. K. Lee Banks wrote:

    Sorry to hear about your phone! I know rice worked when ice tea got dumped on my laptop (thanks to one of our cats dumping my glass over!), but I’m not sure if you have already tried that.

    I love kimono – I wouldn’t mind having a few in different colors!

    But this is ironic reading your post today, since I also posted today about patience, persistence, and perseverance. And yes, it’s so important to practice an attitude of gratitude everyday and recognize what and who is most important in our lives.

    Posted 10.23.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Great minds think alike, right?! haha Thanks for your kind comment! It all worked out in the end thankfully but taught me an important lesson!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  6. mahryska wrote:

    such a pretty kimono!
    kisses from the sandpit ❀︎
    http://www.mahryska.com

    Posted 10.23.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  7. Sara wrote:

    Here’s hoping your photos can be recovered. That’s the WORST!!!!!!!!!! I love that color on you (and for fall) – it’s absolutely gorgeous!!

    Posted 10.20.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you Sara! It all worked out thankfully!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  8. Sierra wrote:

    This kimono is so pretty on you! I’m not sure I’ve seen an all lace one before. Ugh, that is the worst having anything happen to your phone. It really makes us realize how dependent we are on them. We don’t even have a house phone so it’s our only way of communication. Glad you were able to look at it in a positive light! Xo, Sierra
    Beautifully Candid

    Posted 10.20.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! That was the scary part is I had no way of reaching anyone if an emergency happened, but on the other hand it was kind of liberating to not have it glued to my hand. Thankfully I was able to save the photos in the end so it worked out, but so stressful.

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  9. Tiffany Haywood wrote:

    This is one of my favorite colors! I love the lace and the contrast with the white jeans. Great look!

    Posted 10.20.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I really love the contrast of the colors too!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  10. Nadine wrote:

    That stinks so bad about your phone. I hope you are able to recover it! That outfit is so cute! I shopped at Pinkblush when I was pregnant and I always forget that they have regular clothes too. Their stuff is so cute. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Posted 10.20.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks, I was able to get the photos saved at the last minute thankfully, but it was so stressful. And they have such cute clothes!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  11. Taylor Mobley wrote:

    That kimono is stunning on you.

    Posted 10.20.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks girl! I’m in love with the color!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  12. Erica @ Coming Up Roses wrote:

    Cara, you hit the nail on the head! SO sorry to hear about your phone cos that totally sucks, but MAN what a great outlook you have on it now! Patience is a virtue…you seem to have it right.

    Posted 10.20.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Erica! I like finding the little lessons in the everyday moments. πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  13. Jennifer wrote:

    Aw, I’m so sorry to hear about your phone hun. That’s a great perspective to have, but I totally feel ya on the photo thing. I know those are precious. I love the lace! You just can’t go wrong in lace. Can’t wait to hear more about your new home!

    Posted 10.19.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Thankfully I was able to save the photos at the last minute before my phone died. Super stressful though! lol

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  14. jessica wrote:

    The phone is such a bummer but how did you feel not being on your phone?! was it good to be disconnected.
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

    Posted 10.19.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It was weird/scary to know I had no way of getting in communication if an emergency happened, but other than that it was really liberating. I could sit down in the evening and not have the temptation of mindlessly scrolling through my phone. I didn’t have to worry about what was happening in the world for a little while and could actually focus on the now.

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  15. Amanda Kruse wrote:

    This burgundy lace kimono is so pretty! It would look awesome paired with leather leggings for an edgy look.

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

    Posted 10.19.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Amanda! Great idea! That’d look pretty too!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  16. kathy @ more coffee, less talky wrote:

    BUT YOUR BOOTS! i love them. i’m looking for a new pair of brown boots and i love yours!

    Posted 10.19.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I got them at Belk last year during their black friday sale. They were only $19.99!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  17. Thena wrote:

    Wow, this is so beautiful. That color of lace is so fall, and it looks fabulous on you!!

    Posted 10.19.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! The color is my favorite part!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  18. stephanie parrell wrote:

    Beautiful outfit! I had a rough start to my week also, but like you, I am trying to look on the bright side. It can be so easy to become overrun by negative emotions and feelings about ourselves and our lives. I try not to dwell on it too much as to not give the negative any more power. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Posted 10.19.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you Stephanie! My husband always says “It is what it is” and I try to live by that now. Sometimes you just have to learn from it and move on.

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  19. Alison @ Puppies & Pretties wrote:

    Wet phones are never fun! But I do love that kimono, perfect for those warm fall temperatures.

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  20. Tanvi Rastogi wrote:

    That’s an absolutely beautiful kimono. The color is perfect for fall.

    β₯ tanvii.com

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Tanvi! I love how it’s so lightweight!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  21. Daria wrote:

    What a beautiful color! perfect for fall. Your pictures look great!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Daria! I love the color too! πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  22. Jasmine @ Jasmine Maria Blog wrote:

    I depend on my phone so much as well and I would be panicking if my phone got wet. Hoping you can get a replacement that won’t cost an arm and a leg. This kimono is pretty and perfect for fall.

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! I was able to save the photos thankfully but did have to buy a new phone. They should seriously make things water proof lol

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  23. Rachel R Ritlop wrote:

    I hope you can recover your photos!! That’s such a bummer!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I was able to save them thankfully, but man it was stressful lol

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  24. ShootingStarsMag wrote:

    Fingers crossed your phone turns on. It did provide a nice lesson though – patience is definitely a virtue that’s hard to come by, but it’s good to keep in mind. And to appreciate what you have right in front of you.

    Cute kimono! Thanks for sharing.

    -lauren

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It all turned out, thankfully, but definitely taught me a lesson!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  25. Krystin wrote:

    This is a gorgeous colour on you, so pretty!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Krystin!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  26. Amanda Rinehart wrote:

    Love it! Beautiful kimono. You could totally use it for all seasons too!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I like that it’s versatile too!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  27. Jen E. wrote:

    That really is a bummer about your phone, I get it. You’d think by now all phone would be water proof, but I’m pretty sure water accidents are how these companies are making their money. I love Burgundy and that Kimono is one of the biggest reasons I love fall…all the lovely clothes!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Haha, right? I have re-instated a no phone around water rule though! lol And thank-you!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  28. Whitney wrote:

    Sorry about your phone! I hate when stuff like that happens because it just impacts all areas of your life. Hope the bag of rice trick works for you.

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! The phone ended up dying, but just before it did I was able to save our photos. πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  29. Kate wrote:

    Such a bummer about your phone, but love your perspective about the good in your life! And loving this kimono, such a gorgeous color for fall <3
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Kate! So glad I was able to save photos! And this kimono is so perfect for fall!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  30. Helen wrote:

    ugh! Dropping your phone is the worst. Hate that happened to you! Loving that kimono though.

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! It all worked out thankfully, but geez it was stressful lol.

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  31. Lecy | A Simpler Grace wrote:

    The color of that kimono is perfect for fall! I love the whole look you put together!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Lecy! The burgundy shade is so pretty!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  32. Tanya Dufour wrote:

    That stinks about your phone but on the plus side, you get to get a break from social media! Things can be replaced but time can’t. Love the kimono, so pretty!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I like that quote “Things can be replaced but time cant” I am happy to report that I was able to save the photos, but it definitely taught me what matters most. πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  33. Nicole @ What Nicole Wore wrote:

    Eeeek I’m so sorry to hear about your phone; I know I would freak out so hopefully the rice trick works. That lace kimono is so pretty for fall.

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Nicole! I was so glad to be able to save my photos, though it was so stressful! lol

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  34. Marette Flora wrote:

    This lace kimono is amazing! I am all about lace. So sorry about your phone, though. That’s always a bummer. πŸ™

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It all ended up working out and I was able to save the photos, though it was super stressful!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  35. Adriana Renee wrote:

    Kimonos have become one of my favorite things to wear lately and this one is so cute! Love the color!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Adriana! They’re so pretty!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  36. Beth wrote:

    I love this kimono! It is feminine and lovely and such a great color for Fall! And I am pretty sure my day would be ruined by my iPhone being dropped in water too. I”m glad you found a way to turn it around and that it even kind of taught a lesson in patience!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Beth! It’s important to be reminded to have patience sometimes! πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  37. Mikki Donaldson wrote:

    Yes, so sorry about your phone and pics. I know how sad that makes anyone feel. But I do admire your positive attitude and that burgundy lace kimono. πŸ˜‰

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It all worked out thankfully and I was able to save the photos but it taught me a great lesson.

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  38. Alexa wrote:

    Love this kimono! And fingers crossed you can get your photos back! That’s always the worst part about your phone dying.

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I was able to save the photos thankfully! πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  39. Marie wrote:

    Sorry to hear about your phone. I feel your pain as I have been there before. But you are so right, at the end of the day, it’s just a phone and things can always be worse. I love that kimono on you. The color is stunning.

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Marie! I was able to save my photos thankfully, so it all worked out. But definitely taught me a great lesson too! πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  40. mary wrote:

    I have never seen a lace kimono before. So fun! I love the color too.

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It’s such a pretty, unique piece to have!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  41. Jen wrote:

    I’m loving your style and I’m happy to see an outfit where I can extend the life of my white jeans into the fall weather! That lace is gorgeous!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Jen! I always love wearing white jeans in all the seasons! πŸ˜‰

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  42. Sam wrote:

    Such a pretty color and perfect for a crisp Autumn day!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I just love the color!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  43. Jenn wrote:

    So pretty! Especially with the white pants and brown boots! Great Fall piece πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Jenn! Definitely a new fall staple to have! πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  44. Neely Moldovan wrote:

    Love the boots and kimono combo! So pretty!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Neely! πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  45. Theresa | Bridesmaids Confession wrote:

    This is beautiful and it pairs so well with your white pants!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I really like the contrast too!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  46. Andrea Nine wrote:

    Burgundy lace at it’s best girl! What a beautiful piece of lace to keep you in style for the fall! You look beautiful iand that color is so good with your beautiful blonde hair!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank you so much Andrea! I’ll definitely be wearing it several ways this fall! πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply
  47. Helen Little wrote:

    Awww I’m sorry about your phone! I depend on mine so much. Several times my phones have met watery deaths – I feel your pain! But yes there are always worse things and we have a lot to be grateful for. Your kimono is beautiful. Hope you restore your photos. Fingers crossed!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! While I had to get a new phone, I was able to save all my photos thankfully! At the end of the day this lesson did teach me what was most important though!

      Posted 10.29.17 Reply