The Look: Kimono

 

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Photography by Matthew Barlow.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbarlow_flicks/sets/72157646767441669/

You can't beat a wide brimmed, felt hat.

Even on my suck-iest of bad hair days, I throw this baby on and everyone is none the wiser. 

Today, I layered my fave kimono over a faux leather crop with a berry denim bodycon skirt. As well as being this seasons most coveted item, a kimono is also a easy and quick was to add some class to an otherwise skimpy crop-top combo. 

I am by no means any sort of model, but my 'poses' during this shoot were met by 'you've been practicing haven't you?' Erm..... 'no'... I lie. I guess I've got used to shooting with professional photographers who aren't my other half just mucking around with our digital underwater camera. On my first shoot, I was as awkward as a granny on stilts but now I can honestly say that I feel 100% relaxed!

 Saying this, I am NOT a model: I am a regular 5 ft 7 size 10-12 girl who eats too much ice cream... And it's for this reason that I WILL NOT 'skinny edit' my pictures. I have been guilty of it  in the past and I feel a little bit ashamed... if Kim Kardashian and Beyonce can love their hips and butt, I can learn to too!

On another note, at the end of the shoot it started to rain and I soon realize that a wet felt hat has an eeringly similar smell to a sea-salt drenched dog. But at least my hair didn't get wet!!

How do you style your kimono?

Rachel xxx

20 comments:

  1. I like kimono! Kiss
    Eli
    www.theladycracy.it

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  2. Oh my god a hat is a life saver on a bad hair day, that's for sure! Loving the outfit x

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    1. Thanks girl- gotta love a good hat xx

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  3. I love your outfit! cool and stylish

    xx

    isa

    www.un-likely.com

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  4. This kimono and his print are really amazing! Nice choice RAchel and thank you for your visit! Kisses,
    Eni

    http://eniwherefashion.blogspot.it/
    https://www.facebook.com/eniwherefashion

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    1. Yeah its so cute :) You are welcome my lovely xx

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  5. You look beautiful and are perfect the way you are! I'm a size 10-12 "normal" blogger as well. I feel like there's a huge space in blogging for "model" bloggers as well as "plus size" bloggers but we "average" size bloggers always fall to the wayside. It's almost as if the fashion world believes you can't be average and special at the same time. By not skinny editing our photos and providing real examples of fashionable women, we can change this! I applaud you!

    XxMO
    madame-ostrich.com

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    1. Hi Madame Ostrich, thank you for your lovely comment! I agree that we fall to the side a bit- which is ironic as most of the female population our age are actually our size! Lets keep doing what we're doing and start a 'normal girl' fashion revolution xx

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  6. Wow dear adore the kimono and makeup!
    I have a new look on my blog; come visit!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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    1. I'll check it out now hun :) Thanks for your lovely comment xx

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  7. Love your hat!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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    1. Thanks- its an absolute hair save! xx

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  8. Haha love your honesty :) You look amazing, very professional indeed !

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

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    1. Honesty is always amusing! Thanks girl, the photographer did such an amazing job xx

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  9. You look so good :) Love the pretty kimono and how you styled it-- I don't have one yet but you've inspired me to consider it. Your accessories are gorgeous too!

    Daisy | Simplicity Relished

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    1. Thanks Daisy! I love kimonos, you should definitely give them a go :) xx

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