Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Daily Dose: Kimonos

I don't know about you guys, but I tend to fluctuate in my use of accessories.  Lately, I've been crazy for necklaces and nothing else!  My belts and bracelets and scarves are languishing in their drawers, crying out, 'wear me, wear me!'  I pulled out a belt for the first time in a long while, and it reminded me of my belt phase.   I have resolved to try to not get stuck in accessory phases (we'll see how long that lasts).
This is an outfit from the aforementioned belt phase.  It really reminds me of a kimono because of the flowy jacket-thing and the obi belt, although I am aware it is nothing like a kimono if I'm honest with myself.

The jacket-thing (I still don't really know what it is) was a cheap buy because I was intrigued.  I have become very fond of my jacket-thing, because it's super comfortable and I love the way it drapes.  It has a pattern but it's very subtle, so it's not too hard to pair with other things.  And of course, I'm wearing my much-beloved liquid leggings.  Have I told you how much I love my liquid leggings?  I thought not.  Finally, the outfit's finished off with a pair of nude pumps.  I do really like nude pumps for their versatility and leg-lengthening effects, but I've found it's quite difficult to find the right nude for you.  Nude doesn't mean a sort -of beige coloured shoe, but rather one that matches your skin tone.  Being browner than much of Canada, I went on quite the hunt for these, but I think they're exactly the right shade for me!  If you want to invest in a pair of nude shoes, please take the time and effort to find something as close to your skin tone as possible!  It looks super chic when you find the right ones!

I added up the total cost of this outfit for interest, and thought it might be cool to post the total costs of my outfits from now on, since I post the prices of the items anyways.  Is this of interest to anyone?

Grey lace-paneled tank - Smart Set - size S - $4.99
Floral kimono jacket - Smart Set - size XS - 4.99
Cognac obi belt - Aldo - size S - $5.99
Copper bracelets - from India
Liquid leggings - Suzy Shier - size S - $7
Nude pumps - Aldo - size 7 - ~$40

TOTAL COST OF OUTFIT = $62.97

19 comments:

  1. that kimono jacket is lovely :)
    xxx
    http://fromarmanitozurich.blogspot.ch

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    1. Thank you very much! Off to check your blog right now! I had to google .ch to figure out the country, haha!

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  2. Super cute outfit! I love the obi belt, which goes perfectly with the pretty kimono jacket thing :) And girl, you pull off the liquid leggings so well. I am totally jealous of your long legs! Your hair looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks kimmie! Haha, I find that funny because I'm so short! (5'1"). I think its cause I take photos at a slightly lower vantage point. Thanks though! I am also super happy with my hair here. xD

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  3. great blog, how about following each other? :)

    would love to see you over

    www.anightinnyc.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! For sure, I'm checking out your blog right now!

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  4. love this!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! Looking through your posts right now!

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  5. Hey dear!
    I like your posts sweety! I like your blog a lot! This is my first visit here but definitely not the last :) Check out my blog if you have a free minute :)Would you like to follow each other?xx
    Wish you a nice week!
    VIEWRAMA

    my
    fashion blog

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    1. Hi! I will for sure follow your blog and would be happy to follow!

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  6. Really love this outfit! The kimono jacket is adorable, the color and the pattern are just perfect! Your combination is great!

    Hope you visit me on my blog
    fashionobsession-mieni.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I quite like it too. xD Definitely checking out your blog!

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  7. Would you like to follow each other?
    Let me know and we can totally get to it :D

    http://lizziapple.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes for sure! Going to check out your blog right now!

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  8. Your bargain shopping skills are impressive! I also like the background that you edited on your pictures--so cute!

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, I like to think so! I don't make any money really being in school so I need to be cheap. xD

      Thanks! I figure it's better than looking at my messy room all the time, which is where I take my outfit photos!

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  9. This looks sooo lovely - the print is so elegant :)

    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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