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Wednesday, January 08, 2014








Dotti embroidered kimono, Miss Shop dress, Tiffany & Co. bracelet

Fashion-wise, I’ve never been a person that understands seasonal colours. After all, considering my 95% black wardrobe magically pulling out whites and brights for the summertime just isn’t practical, or to my taste! Anyway, it’s no surprise then that this all black ensemble is a standard summer outfit for me, and I wore it to watch the new Hobbit movie earlier this week. Despite the hot weather I find cinemas freezing, so this kimono cardigan is my new favourite thing to keep warm but not too warm when going between air-conditioned places and the great outdoors. Plus, it makes me feel kind of witchy with the floaty sleeves and all that, so I'll definitely be needing more in my wardrobe arsenal soon!

I paired this with the fisherman sandals I always wear, so that's nothing to write home about. There's not really a reason behind why I decided to slip on the Tiffany bracelet either, except it was a gift from my birthday last year and admittedly I haven’t been good about wearing it! I tend to go for gold pieces since I think they suit my skin tone better, but I still love it all the same. I hardly have any real jewellery, so it’s always nice to have items that I know I can hold onto forever.

As it turns out sometimes I just can’t take outfit pictures outside, but I was pleasantly surprised that the lighting in my room didn't fail me this time around! I'm kind of limited when it comes to photogenic backdrops, but it's nice to change things up every once in a while. Anyway, happy hump day and I hope you're enjoying your week!

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22 comments

  1. The kimono is beautiful! I was looking for the perfect kimono a few months ago but no luck! This one is really lovely and it goes so well with your dress. The bracelet is very pretty too x

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  2. love the detail of the outwear dear :D

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  3. The detailing and the colours used on the kimono are so beautiful! It goes perfectly with the lining of the dress hem.

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  4. I love your kimono! Lovely outfit :)

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  5. I'm really like the opposite of you as I love wearing
    colors during all season! But I'm learning to wear
    black and other neutral colors more! You look nice
    in that kimono! Wowie!

    Xx

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  6. Adorable and I love the Tiffany bracelet as well! Don't worry my wardrobe is consisted of all earthy/dark toned clothes too haha :)

    Emily
    ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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  7. Such dainty dress! Love the kimono too :D

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  8. All black all season!! That's the way to go haha. You still look lovely though! I love the kimono. I hope you're enjoying the warm weather :) I'm missing it over here in the Northeast!

    Best,
    Christina

    looksbylau.blogspot.com

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  9. Beautiful details! I love that kimono!

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  10. I like that you stick to what you like, not what fashion magazines dictate we should wear based on seasons. Haha, way to stick it to the man!
    I love this all-black outfit and the details on your kimono. Perfection <3

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  11. Haha I'm the same! I'm not very into lighter colours any time of the year. Cute bracelet too!

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  12. It looks perfect on you! I am always freezing at movies, and I don't know how other people never get cold there. :)

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  13. You're starting to look really confident in outfit posts so thats really good. CONFIDENCE = COMFORTABLE

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  14. The kimono is so cute and unique, you look great!

    xx,
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  15. What a beautiful top!! Your blog has really beautiful pictures.

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  16. I love the embroidery in this post. I'm always drawn to tiny, intricate designs such as these and find them very inspiring! <3 You look beautiful as ever, my dear.

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  17. I think the lighting in your room turned out super nice! Personally I don't like limiting certain colors to certain seasons either but became more conscious of it while blogging. With the weather in LA, I could potentially be wearing spring/summer clothes year round, so I try to wear darker colors in the winter to get into a wintery mode haha...

    xx

    freshfizzle

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  18. Oh love that kimono cardigan, looks so comfortable and pretty. Haha, I almost always wear black too.

    xo,
    Emm
    doodleandstories

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  19. Love your blog design, so nice.

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  20. Ohh such a perfect outfit, I really adore your bracelet <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie

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  21. I've never seen this kimono from dotti?! I love the intricate designs- they stand out so nicely against the black fabric :)
    Gotta love that 95% black wardrobe haha *hifive*

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  22. I love the detailing on your kimono.

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