Sunday, 21 June 2015

My First Kimono

Top: Plato's Closet (Baluoke)
Kimono: Eight Sixty from Revolve {dress, pants, shirt dress, top, tank}
Shorts: Sirens
Flower Crown: Stitches {similar}

Yes, I know, this is my first ever kimono I'm a little late to the party. I've always liked the look and idea of a kimono but have never been able to find one I liked. Whether it was pattern, shape or price, something always turned me off. Finally I found this gorgeous one at Plato's Closet.  The colors on this one are so pretty together and it almost reminds me of a water color design. Another thing I really like is the fit. This one is a size large and I'm happy it was large because it's got that oversized feel and I'm not sure how much I would like it if it were small and shorter or more fitted. Not to mention it was only $12 at Plato's and retails for nearly $100. I couldn't find the kimono (must be sold old) but I found all the pieces in the Eight Sixty collection in this pattern. They are all so gorgeous! 

My shirt is another find from Plato's Closet. Fun fact: this shirt is actually supposed to be a dress. I had purchased it believing it was a dress I could wear with this kimono. It was in the medium dress section & the tag read medium so why bother trying on? Once I got home I realized why change rooms exists. I noticed the original retail tag was still attached and that it was in Chinese language and cringed. If you've ever bought clothing from an Asian store then you know it fits no one! The "dress" didn't even cover my bum and it's supposed to be worn off the shoulders ! Luckily it looks just as cute as a fitted shirt :) 

1 comment:

  1. Great save with the "dress", I really like it as a top :)
    Flower it!! Funny story to share with you...when you were a baby I used to put lacy headbands with flowers on around your head (I'm sure you've seen yourself wearing them in photos)...Nana Bea thought you looked like a 1920s flapper!!