It’s been a little while since I posted a Pinned & Tried – Fashion edition, so here goes. My latest obsession has been the kimono and over the past few months, I’ve been watching from afar. At first I didn’t know it was called a kimono because I immediately thought of the traditional Japanese kimono like this:
But the current definition of kimono is what I have been seeing and pinning on Pinterest. It usually looks light weight, flowy and floral. Sort of like this:
Then one day when reading Get Your Pretty On, I saw this:
And that kimono front and centre caught my eye. So after a little research, I realized I could order from Amazon.ca and I did. It arrived in less than 3 weeks for the bargain price of less than $15 Cdn! I have to admit, I was pretty surprised at the quality. The colours are exactly as shown (phew!) and so far the stitching and sewing seem to pretty good. I’m not expecting this kimono to last for years but if I can get 2 seasons out of it, I’ll be happy.
So now that I have my kimono, the dilemma becomes not when to get one, but how to wear one. Thankfully, I have been pinning some images and decided to try wearing it like this:
If I had not pinned this pin-spiration outfit, I would not have tried it. But I have to say, that as much as I love the idea of shorts with the kimono, I don’t love it on me. Maybe it’s because the shorts and the kimono are the same length? I’m also not a fan of my sandals, so that isn’t helping me.
and lastly, I put on ankle length jeans and a pair of ballet flats:
The last look is my favourite, but if I was able to get a pair of sandals that I really liked, then I would definitely try wearing the kimono like my pin-spiration photo.
All in all, I am so happy with my find, my purchase and my new kimono. I call this one a successful Pinned & Tried!