Sunday, 22 September 2013

A Kimono In Autumn

Oh how I love a kimono! Maybe it's a hangover of my three years in Japan, but there's just something so casually elegant about a loosely draping, beautifully patterned 'over garment', I just can't get enough! This year though, I feel like the kimono has become almost like a uniform, continually being worn with denim shorts. Whilst I do genuinely love this look, I've become a bit bored of it recently and want to find alternative ways to wear it. My current favourite is with shiny leggings and a long-length camisole. Behold:


This ensemble has become my go-to going out outfit of late and has so far been to The Breakfast Club, Jamie's Diner, the Book of Mormon and drinks in Camden. Where shall we go next?

Hmmn, shall I go over there? What IS over there, anyway?

Despite my predominantly pro-kimono sentiments, I do have one issue I would like to get off my chest, so do forgive me having a little moan (a ki-moan-o! sorry...). Why are they always so damn expensive? Inexplicably priced around the £60 mark?? There's no warmth to them, they're not coats! They're not even cardigans! Why oh why oh why?! However, this particular H&M piece bucks that trend and comes in at only 20 British pounds! Yes, an affordable kimono. You can thank me later.

Kimono wa, kawaii desu!! (Translates as "cute kimono!!". Hopefully).
P.S. Apologies for the weird picture quality in a lot of these shots. Dunno what happened. To make it up to you, here's how it looks in action:


My Outfit:
Kimono & Earrings: H&M | Vest: Primark (similar here) | Leggings: American Apparel
Boots: Topshop | Necklace: River Island | Bracelets: Black Tied


44 comments:

  1. Ah, love it!! I'm a bit kimono obsessed and this one is such a bargain. it looks really good with those leggings. <3

    Tara xo

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  2. I absolutely love this outfit, you've made me want a kimono! xx

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  3. such a beautiful kimono! and yes I agree they can be so expensive!

    ordaining serendipity

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  4. I've been on the look out for a nice kimono, this one is simply gorgeous! x

    andini-ria.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Love it, they can be pricey in certain shops x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. the kimono is awesome and i adore your boots <3
    The Frill Seeker

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  7. you look gorgeous! <3 love the kimono and boots!

    http://britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. you know what you're doing!

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  9. I Love Kimonos! Your is gorgeous. We are coming into spring where I am from and I can't wait to buy lots of them! :)

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    1. You're lucky to have the warm weather ahead of you, it's getting cold in the UK already :(

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  10. Gorgeous! I've been looking for darker kimono's for winter, love them!

    New Follower ♥

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup
    xxx

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    1. Thanks! That's what I thought about this one too!

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  11. Love the kimono and your jewelry! Oh, and your hair colour is the prettiest colour I've ever seen!

    xo Mel
    http://ohsweetremedy.blogspot.nl/

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  12. So stylish!

    Marie
    www.stylelistbyme.blogspot.ru/
    www.facebook.com/StylelistByMe
    www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/4063065

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  13. I actually love your blog name! Kimonos really are everywhere this year arn't they! Looks lovely. Now following xx

    http://melonistaa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I refuse to give up my Kimino this Autumn, I'm obsessed with them and this one is beautiful! They do some cardigan style ones on Asos, already have one haha.

    I bet you get told this all the time but your hair is absolutely beautiful! Envy!
    Love your blog :)

    elissex.blogspot.com xx

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    1. Thanks so much, that's so nice of you!

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  15. I love kimonos too and you look lovely in this one!!

    xx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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  16. Fab outfit. I love kimonos too, mine are very summery though in bright colours and patterns. Need to pick up something more suitable for this weather, going to see if my H&M has this one :)

    Ellie xo
    style & beauty | blog design

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  17. you look amazing http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/

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  18. nice outfit ! you're so pretty, love your hair <3
    what about follow each other?
    let me know :)
    have a nice day!
    xx
    veronica

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  19. Pretty outfit just love the jewellery too! x

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  20. Ooo I never thought to wear my kimono with shiny leggings, thanks for the outfit inspo!
    x

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  21. LOVE your outfit! I might have to get that kimono :)

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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