It was a gross oversight on my part to not have included this item on my Black Friday Wishlist. I have been looking for a silk kimono robe for ages. Years really. I came close recently with this lovely little cropped kimono, but clearly it is not meant for the desired purpose. Consequently, I have simply done without a robe for all this time, knowing that I would eventually find the perfect one thrifting if I just kept looking. And when you know exactly what you want, it is very hard to accept it in a lesser form.
Well, my persistence, as well as my seemingly pointless abstinence from robe wearing, have finally paid off. My silk kimono robe dream came true for a mere $3 at the Bethesda thrift in Appleton WI, making it my #7 top Black Friday find.
The effects of this robe have been truly life changing. I cannot express the utter loveliness of being wrapped in the massive yardage of silky softness possessed by this robe. The big, drapey sleeves, paired with the somewhat bizarrely bright pastel pallet of the floral print, make it the perfect combination of 30's movie star glamor, and secret-martini-drinking Miami trophy wife. It does however make it very impractical for dish washing. Still, I recommend one of these to absolutely everyone.