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Photography by Matthew Barlow.
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?