Outfit 1 – Leather Jacket • Mango | Blouse • H&M | Jeans • Zara (I cut the fray off) | Boots • Topshop |
Outfit 2 – Striped Shirt • Everlane | Kimono • Madewell (similar) | Jeans • Zara (I cut the fray off) | Slides • Steve Madden |
Outfit 3 – Jean Jacket old (similar) | Jeans • (similar) | Slides • Steve Madden | Purse Vintage (Similar) |
Outfit 4 – Leather Jacket • Mango | T-shirt • Target men’s | Jeans • (similar) | Boots • Mango | Purse • Zara (similar) | Sunglasses • Ray-ban
Outfit 5 – Jean Jacket old (similar) | Sweater • Mango | Purse Vintage • (similar) |
A few weeks ago my friend Niki posted a vintage handbag she has had for years. It inspired me to search my closet because I had a fantastic one that I bought when I was a teen and I haven’t seen it for a while. I was getting concerned that I might have purged it in an overzealous closet clean-out. I did do that to a hand tooled bag that had flowers and mushrooms painted on in it. I am seriously sad at my stupidity over that one. DON’T EMOTIONAL CLOSET PURGE PEOPLE! The bag is shown above in picture 3, and 4 and honestly, sometimes I don’t think you can find a better purse than a vintage one. They have so much personality (and are so durable).
I decided recently that I want to jump on the kimono trend for this summer. I find as I get older I am getting picky with what trend I want to try each season but there are just so many beautiful kimonos out there. I’ve been out trying them on recently and am a little iffy about the length. I want a full length one which always seems to hit mid calf on the model and me at the ankle which might seem overwhelming on my short frame. Or maybe I can just own it and my attitude will pull it off ;) Zara has some gorgeous ones and I *think* I’ve narrowed it down to two choices (here and here) but every time I say that they add another one online and I second guess myself. I feel that this will be a great summer staple and it will get a lot of use from me, because while I hate to wear shorts I might be inclined to wear them with a long kimono over. So it’s like wearing shorts, but not wearing shorts. Which sounds weird but might psychologically talk me in to wearing them. I never said I wasn’t an odd-ball).
What do you think of the kimono trend?