14 April 2013

Kimono - Yay or Nay?


Another trend that is slowly making a come back is the kimono jacket.  Browsing the stores I could see them jackets everywhere!  So I took the opportunity to dig out my vintage kimono collection and picked out this one for a spin yesterday. 

When I went crazy over Haori kimonos a couple of years back, I went on a buying rampage and bought a few vintage original kimonos from Japan.  These beauties came from the 50s, post World War  2.   I love how fine the workmanship is, the material and detailing.. so well made!  Well, to tell you the truth I hardly wear them but they are quite versatile, I discovered. Not only they make a good jacket, they also can double up as beach cover-ups!  Plus they are very original that I was stopped many times by curious strangers inquiring  about them.

So what's your take on kimono trend?  Will we be seeing you in one this season?










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:: Outfit ::

Haori Kimono : Vintage (similar, similargreat summery one ) 
Tank : Gap
Jeans : American Eagle
Shoes : RODO
Clutch : H&M
Belts : Mango
Necklace : Forever 21

65 comments:

  1. It's GORGEOUS! Yay from me! Love the simplicity of your outfit but oh so chic! Nice heels, too!

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  2. I love how you paired that beautiful kimono with heels and jeans...great combo.
    personally, I love this trend:)

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  3. Absolutely fabulous! So flowy and chic. Thanks for sharing this great look with Visible Monday.

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  4. You need to keep that baby out of the closet. It looks fabulous on you.

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  5. yay yay and yay, i love kimonos!!!
    brooke @ what2wear

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  6. YAY! I love kimonos...alwasys have...i actually am glad to see them make a come back...I like the way you styled yours! You look lovely!

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  7. Hi Mrs C, yes to kimonos! I love wearing them with shorts and sandals. Obviously, I love the way you styled yours too. :)

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  8. I'm a fan of anything with a kimono sleeve (top, dress, jacket) so I love this on you!

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  9. Very beautiful and elegant and the colour is so nice! Love the necklace very much

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  10. You look stunning! that kimono is the perfect length for a jacket and the colour is spectacular!
    I found a 1920s silk one at a car boot sale but I've only worn it in the house. If I looked half as good as you in mine it'd be outdoor wear! x

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  11. Hi there-that is a stunning kimono and I adore them anyway-I love how vintage ones look over a simple tee and jeans. I've a couple of vintage authentic ones and a couple of modern ones, you can't go wrong with them! xx

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  12. I like it! The color is beautiful and I love how you paired it with a pair of jeans and a black tank!

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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  13. Hey! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following! I have to say that I really like the kimono and looks good with your outfit! :)

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  14. love the kimono, this look is amazing!

    http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/

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  15. I love that kimono! It's gorgeous and the color is beautiful on you. I'll have to keep my eye out for one because I think they are flattering to all sorts of different body types.

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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  16. Lovely kimono! What a great idea to wear it like a jacket which you do so well. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

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  17. Thank you for the reminder...I forgot just how much I love kimonos, and for all of the reasons you mentioned! I have been wearing one as a dressing gown for years, but I yearn to find one of quality and craftsmanship. After this beautiful reminder, I will put it on my list of treasures to seek! You look gorgeous in yours!

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  18. I love the kimono! It is so fab!
    xx Annette
    www.iheartvintagecouture.com

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  19. Soo nice outfit and perfect komono. I like it too. Have a nice day,

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  20. They look great and yours is beautiful. They compliment the boxy top trend that seems to be in this year (Stella McCartney for eg). I have an eye open to try one if I see one now. Thanks.

    Charlie
    Fur Earwig

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  21. I think you look amazing in this kimono!

    creamysytle.com

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  22. I have not seen any kimono jackets in the stores in Sweden yet, but I will keep my eyes open. Yours is so beautiful!

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  23. If you would have asked me before I saw your post I would have answered No, you won't be seeing me in one. But, you made this trend look so fun and practical I just might give it a try. You look stunning.

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  24. Definitey a yes from me! I love the compnation with skinny jeans and heels.
    ZARA had quite a selection last and also this year, my daughter bought a nice black one with butterflies. I think I should give it a try (we often share clothes).

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  25. I LOVE how you incorporated the cultural kimono style into this laidback outift! It's awesome! (I'm half Japanese!) :)The turqouise and deep raspberry color really pair well together. Excited to be your newest follower!

    xo,
    Elissa
    sparklesandprays.com

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  26. Hi Mrs. C. I say YES on the Kimono. Yours is particularly pretty. Love the color & embroidery. Great necklace & shoes, too. =)

    Thanks for stopping by my page as well, I appreciate it. Actually, I love your Style. As a matter of fact I run a Weekly Feature where I featured one of your outfits from this past week as well. Here it is below:

    http://elegancepersonification.blogspot.com/2013/04/weeks-best-looks-april-14th-2013.html

    I would love for you to stop by my page & follow me as well. Consider me your Newest Fan & Follower. Also, you can link my post above and let your readers know I featured one of your looks. Thanks. =)

    Have a Great Week, Ada. =)

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  27. Your outfit is amazing, dear :)
    Hey, do you wanna win a beautiful costum t-shirt?
    So come and join my giveaway.
    xx
    Iza

    vintageiz.blogspot.com

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  28. Yes to Kimono! Anywhere. I love them and have a few real and a few kimono inspired, and will wear them as long as weather permits. Interesting with the turquoise ... wouldn't have thought of it, but it works well for you!

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  29. Definitely yah! You look fabulous :)

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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  30. I owned a kimono style bathrobe years ago that I loved.

    You make this look sexy and sophisticated.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  31. I definitely say Yay too! They are so making a comeback! I saw a few while I was browsing H&M today! I love the necklace too! A fabulous look overall! P.S. Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog today:)!

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  32. Very cute!! Love the simplicity of the rest of the outfit.

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  33. Love the post, u look gorgeous and your blog. Following you via gfc now, follow me back?

    Love,
    Devina
    www.guiltybytes.com

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  34. Pretty fab kimono!

    Dress wise, well I'm 36, 26, 36 so usually a UK ten, sometimes an 8 if I can squeeze my bust in! Everyone says that dress will stretch after wear so I think you're right, the large would be massive on my shoulders.

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  35. They look so comfy, so I might have to try one out this season!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
    Jewelry Giveaway!

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  36. It's beautifully made and I love the color. It really glamorizes your outfit. I do like the look. Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

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  37. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! following you now, nice blog keep up the good work! btw i think yay! lol

    Zara (Bows and Pearls)

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  38. totally YAY . and your look is great!

    ohh ur from Dubai? :D sounds so fun!

    shall we follow each other?

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    Like On Facebook , for photos and sharing opinion. Share the photos you like.
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  39. I love kimonos! The one you're wearing is oh so fab, esp with jeans and heels.

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  40. Definitely a yay! love it! perfect for spring!
    i was just browsing your home idea post, i have to bookmark that page. me & my husband are also thinking of the same dream homes for retirement (although not soon) but you never know....thanks for sharing!
    xoxo
    http://anmari-ish.blogspot.com

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  41. Your kimono jacket is gorgeous! It´s too bad that the kimono style and my small shoulders don´t get along well but maybe I haven´t found the right size for me yet. :)

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  42. Great outfit! Beautiful kimono!

    You want to follow each other in the GFC and Bloglovin?

    XoXo Elena,
    http://vgolove1.blogspot.ru/

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  43. You are looking so HOT in this look Mrs. C (I think you lost weight)....oh yes I would say YAY to a kimono anytime!!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Nope, no weight loss.. it's just optical illusion, sweetie :)

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  44. You look great in this kimono! I'm not sure I can pull one off, but you definitely did it perfectly.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  45. Nay, but it is a nice Kimono though for home.

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  46. Oh, this is beautiful! I love how you paired it with the jeans. Gorgeous!

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  47. wow really beautiful kimono, I love it

    <3

    http://elzanapjevic.blogspot.com/

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  48. Wow! This is truly beautiful! It could double as a dress if you belted it!

    xx kelly

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  49. You have a great style, so feminine. So love this look, and you look fabulous as always! ;o)
    www.impromp-two.blogspot.com

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  50. love your style love that your piece is vintage!
    http://everythingsalwayssunny.com
    Kristin
    xx

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  51. Yay it looks great! You really know how to pull it all together :)

    http://www.themirroronthewall.com/

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  52. Beautiful vintage kimono and it looks so amazing on you! Great styling!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  53. I don't think that I would go for the current kimono trend, however when it comes to classic, vintage anything, I'm all for it. Your kimono is just stunning, and I love that you made it look modern but pairing it with a tank and jeans :)
    xox,
    Cee
    www.cocoandvera.com

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  54. I say yay to this trend, especially when styled so nicely with contemporary pieces like your skinny jeans, fun necklace, and FAB heels!

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  55. Such a unique piece! Love how you styled it here, and could see it being equally cute tossed over a swimsuit for the beach. Need to start looking for my own vintage kimono...
    xL

    The Marcy Stop

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  56. Wow, this kimono is so beautiful! Love the red shade and the pattern on it =)
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  57. I was just stopping in to return the visit and I'm so glad I did! I would have never, ever thought to wear 2 belts. Definite inspiration! You have a new follower! :)

    Lindsey
    High Heels and Training Wheels

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  58. You make this traditional piece look totally right- chic and casually sophisticated. I love it!!!

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