12 June 2014

Wardrobe Essentials #1

Floral Kimono
When I gaze into my wardrobe these days I feel rather dissatisfied, I've so many clothes in there that never see the light of day which is why come this weekend I will be having a huge clear out. This has been warranted for such a long time and despite having had clear outs before in the past this time I need to be a little more ruthless. I've come to realise that I pretty much wear the same types of clothes all of the time which isn't a bad thing as after all fashion is a personal choice. My key choices on a daily basis will always be a pair of black skinny jeans, converse and a striped t-shirt or some form or another; there will inevitably be a chunky knit in there somewhere or a good old fashioned hoodie.

Despite my somewhat tom boy appearance I do like to have a few nice statement pieces in my wardrobe which will be timeless (or so I hope). Last year I purchased the brightest item of clothing I own which is the above Kimono from In Love With Fashion. This kimono is such good quality and is absolutely stunning to look at, I simply adore it. There is no denying that it is very bright but I do think that is part of the charm with this item as it is rather unlike me and allows me to overstep a boundary within my ordinary style. 

A pure black one of the same quality would please me to no end so I'm hoping to be able to hunt one down in the near future. You may forgive me for giving the impression that a kimono is a wardrobe essential as it most certainly is not however I do think it is quite essential to have that one item that is a little bit different to anything else; something a little extravagant yet quite simply beautiful.



  1. I really wanted to get a Kimono for the beach holiday but couldn't find one at Zara my go-to place for all things in vogue! Guess more hunting is in order!

    Carry Makeup in Style | TheConscienceFund | My Bloglovin'

  2. I also have a wardrobe full of clothes I've never worn, and yet I wear the same black skinny jeans everyday haha! I love that kimono though! x

  3. I love that Kimono the print is gorgeous, I've been really into In love with fashion a lately, and Pretty Little Thing their clothes seem to wash really well and they're not to badly priced either :) x


  4. If you have a sewing machine, you could make one. I've been looking for kimonos, too and can't find any I like so I might just make myself one.

    Make Little Joys

  5. Love this kimono, such a pretty colour! xo


  6. In Love With Fashion! I seriously cannot recommend that site enough, this Kimono is gorgeous :) x

  7. Oh tell me about it, this weekend it is me vs the wardrobe! xx

  8. Oh I will have to have a look on that site, thank you :) xx

  9. It's gorgeous, it is even more beautiful in the flesh so to speak. Thank you! xx

  10. That kimono is beautiful, I love the pattern! I have so many kimonos they're definitely a staple piece


  11. They are really nice to have I agree, my hunt for a black one has started :) x

  12. I need more kimonos in my life, so pretty!

    boho vanity ♡

  13. They really are lovely and feel so feminine to wear :) xx

  14. This is absolutely gorgeous, love it!


    Water Painted Dreams xo

  15. Thank you Hayley, I really like it too :) x


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