Sunday, 24 June 2018

Fabulous...

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So, I went shopping... 

I'd been eyeing this fabulous silk kimono for a few months, tried it on about half a dozen times, and told myself time after time that I have nothing to wear with it, and the colours are a bit challenging to say the least (read: not blue, red or pink). And yet I kept going back to the shop, try it on, talk some sense to myself (to no avail) etc etc...

And then I just bought it.

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Yes, a black silk kimono. A bit over my budget, too. OK, a lot over my budget, whatever... It was a birthday present, from me to myself. And I will wear it forever. With everything.

OK, maybe not with everything, but a lot.

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What on earth am I going to wear with this kimono??? More to the point, when  and where am I going to wear it???

I consider myself a rational shopper, almost to the point of being boring (Hello, have you seen my collection of striped t-shirts?!?)

But I think there is something my very rational and functional wardrobe lacks: something absolutely fabulous, luxurious and frivolous. I need more fabulousness and fun in my life! And yes, I know you can't buy that. But a fab silk kimono is a good start in the right direction, nevertheless.

Why? How should I know! I'm just trying to justify a totally absurd purchase to myself, and that sounded smart. You know, as if it makes sense. Sort of...

And you know what? I love this silk kimono. It feels fabulous on my skin...

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Outfit details:
silk kimono: Klaus Haapaniemi / t-shirt: Zadig & Voltaire (old) /  belt: & Other Stories
jeans: Opus (old) / bag: Lancel (old) / sandals: Ugg / sunglasses: Prada

So, any ideas? What should I wear this kimono with?

Tiina

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17 comments

  1. Wear it with everything - it is truly gorgeous, and you look so happy wearing it. Congratulations on treating yourself to something beautiful, just because. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Patti. well, I thought that maybe this is one of those truly classic pieces that will last forever...

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  2. Whoah, that is one seriously stellar piece and it's clear that it will be loved and loved and loved and worn with everything. It's a neutral piece, what is known in the biz as "glamour neutral" - I just made that up of course. I'm glad you bought this; you look stunning in it.

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    1. Thanks, Melanie. "Glamour neutral", I love that! I'ms o going to use that every time I see something fabulous that I just have to get even though I have no use for it.

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  3. I think it's brilliant that you bought something for your birthday that you just couldn't resist. It's good for a fashionistas soul to purchase out of passion every now and then! xx

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    1. You're such an enabler! Passion purchase, I need more of that! Thanks!

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  4. wowww, what a Fabulous piece (with a Capital F!). I'm glad that you got it and glad that you're loving it and planning to wear it with everything!, totally supporting fabulousness and fun!
    I think that those colors would match anything!
    besos

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    1. Thanks! Well, as I had been eyeing this piece for a long time, and it's a real quality piece in silk, I'm going to treat it as the foundation of my new Fabulous Wardrobe (read: I need tons of new stuff to wear with this one)

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  5. Your kimono is certainly fabulous , you can and will wear it with just about everything. Not only does it look wonderful , it makes you feel the same. What I like about this kimono is its length , not too long so you are tripping over it and also so good with pants. Can I remember you in a kimono a while ago Tiina ? Enjoy wearing your birthday treat.

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    1. Thanks, Jill. yes, the length is perfect. It's just a little bit too short to be worn as a dress (as my dresses have to hit my knees), but long enough to be worn as a lightweight coat over a dress, maybe.
      And your memory is correct: I actually have two other kimonos (both have been featured on the blog more than once). One is a black and red/pink short kimono by Mango that I've had for years, and the other is a long red antique kimono (almost a 100 years old) that I bought on a whim...

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  6. That is a lovely kimono! You can wear it on all sorts of occasions at parties, to the office, at weekends... If you want to wear it as a dress you could wear a lightweight slip dress underneath, in the right length. With some sort of belt, maybe an obi, it would be really elegant. Anyway, it's so cool with jeans and a t-shirt, and those Pradas! Great buy!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, and obi belt, that's definitely on my shopping list. And a dress to go with the kimono, too. Thanks for confirming my idea that this is go-with-anything piece, makes it seem a bit less extravagant purchase...

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  7. Oh Tiina, I love the elegant bird print and colors on your kimono! gorgeous. I am sure you will find things to wear with this.. a jeans and tee works quite well. Wonderful to treat yourself for your Birthday to a fun splurge once in awhile. love it.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  8. Gorgeous garment and beautifully worn !
    I can see you wear this over a dress, as is or belted.
    Also with black trousers and a silk cami and even with shorts.

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    1. Thank you, Lorena! Black trousers are definitely on my shopping list, but shorts... Hmm, maybe Bermuda shorts?

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  9. Ever such a pretty garment, really beautiful. Worth the investment. Enjoy this frivolous purchase.
    Greetje

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