Saturday, 28 June 2014

What I Wore // KimoNO YOU DIDN'T


I am just going to straight up say that I was so pleased with myself, no, gleeful, when I came up with this post title. I'm easily pleased.

I tried to resist the kimono bandwagon, I really did. I even made a conscious effort to avoid it. Sure, they're pretty, but I tend to stay away from trends - especially those that are likely to vanish just as quickly as they appeared. 

However. I was doing some grocery shopping in Asda about a week ago and, there in the sale rail, betwixt some garish neon nightmare and what looked like a potato sack, I saw it: a floaty, kimono top with a pastel, Japanese style print. No, no...I couldn't possibly...could I? I think I actually winced at myself as I picked it up. It was reduced to £5 - this itself told me the fad is coming to an end already, but I don't care if things go out of fashion - if I like something, I wear it. Plus, I'd wear it around the house as a robe. SOLD.

I've already got my money's worth, as I've worn it multiple times since buying it, thanks to the glorious (now absconded) sunshine. I wore it simply, with a plain vest and denim cut-offs, then flounced around the garden, mostly. A quick trip into town garnered a compliment of "Lovely kimono!", which gave me a smug sense of justification. 










Um, let's not talk about what a state my hair was that day. I'm not fond of washing it. Or doing anything at all to it. I really need to sort out that awful faded brown though.

Hope you're having a splendid Saturday!

xx


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12 comments:

  1. I've bought one but only worn it once so far ... it's in my suitcase to go on holiday with me though :D

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    1. They are definitely summer holiday attire! Hope you get to wear it lots! x

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  2. Wow this is so beautiful and what a bargain too! It really suits you :) xx

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    1. Ahh, thank you! I was very pleased that it was in the sale! xx

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  3. I lol'd,actually lol'd, at the post title! Such a brill bargain! Xx (@cthulhuwakes)

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    1. So glad my hilarity wasn't wasted! ;) xx

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  4. I'm in the same boat for the kimono trend. Although this one is particularly nice :)

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    1. Thanks, girl! I ummed and ahhed for ages, but thought 'screw it' in the end. I'll be flouncing around my house in it long after everyone else has dumped theirs!

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  5. Ah Im so happy with the title also, I love any play on words or puns. That kimono is beautiful, its kind of funny though because I had a kimono I wore like two years ago I got at forever 21, I don't wear it anymore…. but I didnt know the trend was back or maybe it wasn't even there when I wore mine. I don't know, I can't follow trends but either way you look lovely!
    Justine
    http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed it! I don't follow trends at all either - I just buy and wear what I like - but I couldn't help but notice kimonos EVERYWHERE lately and a lot of bloggers wearing them, which put me off. Oh well, I'll just keep doing ma thang!

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  6. In trend or not, this kimono looks awesome on you. Great find <3

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    1. Thanks, love! It has been great for covering my shoulders when the sun is at its hottest!

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