ZARA KIMONO AND LE SPECS SUNGLASSES

So on to this Kimono trend, which I must say I am loving very much, specially when it comes to wearing it on holiday/vacation. In this recent heat wave we have been having here in the UK, I just love to lounge around wearing just my Kimono. A very versatile piece of garment that is also ideal for transitioning into Autumn/fall. This summer trend is still going strong and was endorsed by Karl Lagerfeld himself. He proposed in his Resort 2018 collection a variety of runway looks featuring this super-light garment teamed with one-piece swimsuits and gladiator sandals. Therefore mixing in Greek with oriental vibes in an inspirational, creative and modern way.

 

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In Mum Life this week, Eli has been at football camp, he absolutely adores football. Therefore keeping him busy and boredom free! As for Wyatt it was his birthday a few days ago and he turned ten years old. He gets super excited about the whole day, I mean who doesn’t right? The amount of excitement he exudes is just fantastic to see and makes as all feel super happy and excited at the same time. Again this year all he wanted was Lego sets for his birthday and that’s what he got from us and his aunt.

The birthday party will be in September as most of his friends are away on holiday/vacation. He wants to go to the cinema with all his friends, being the film buff that he is. He’s my little fountain of knowledge  when it comes to release dates of new films. Zeke on the other hand has rather enjoyed spending his time reading the Series of Unfortunate Events and then watching the series on Netflix. Not a keen reader but this series of books has got him really into reading.

Ok lets get back to the kimono, which is a feminine and charming garment to indulge in for those summer days.  A versatile, go-anywhere piece, leave it open and floating or fasten it with a belt or the tie to turn it into a dress with just one move. When it comes to choosing your Kimono why not go for a fine silk design in line with its origin. Maybe add a twist with chiffon, lace or cotton styles. Whether its short, long, super-long, featuring ample, long sleeves, the kimono is the must-have piece for summer.

So here is my take on the Kimono trend, much like Karl Lagerfeld I love to wear mine over a swimsuit. There are times when I wear it just by itself as a dress, it’s just so easy to throw on and fasten the tie and voila your ready! Such a great piece of garment to lounge around in too like I mentioned earlier. Also perfect as a transitional piece for Autumn/fall. I have layered my Kimono in the past with a pair of boyfriend jeans or skinny jeans and a shirt and some heels. Leaving it open and floating as I strolled along!

This beautiful floral Kimono I am wearing is from Zara. It comes in this velvet material, which isn’t heavy at all and the big bold flower design just makes it stand out. I find Zara do some gorgeous kimonos specially in the longer lengths as well as short ones too. I prefer longer Kimonos to the shorter ones and tend to gravitate more towards them.

Next onto my sunglasses and these gorgeous pair from Le Specs in the Rapture style. Oversized and in the cat-eye style that I adore. Finishing off my look with my red lipstick from Lime Crime Velvetines in the shade Red velvet. Worn here with Mac Ruby Woo lipliner to give my lips that intense look.

So the tennis racket here is a prop, although I did try and play but to no avail. It’s not very practical and after a few minutes it came off and I played in my swimsuit! Of course thats also not your ideal tennis attire but who cares I’m on holiday/vacation with my family and they aren’t bothered about me prancing around in my swimsuit so why should I be!

 

Here are few of my picks on how to style a Kimono

Kimono paired with shorts: This attire gives off a casual vibe when paired with denim jeans. However, teamed with a pair of tailored high waisted shorts and a shirt and some heels makes the whole outfit look rather chic. This is one of my favourite ways to where the kimono!

Kimono, skinny jeans paired with a white tee: This looks is just ideal in my opinion for those cooler days. A perfect ensemble for brunch, lunch and even for a casual dinner date!

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Thank you so much for stopping by to read my fashion blog. What do you make of the Kimono Trend? Do you already own a Kimono and what is your favourite way to style it? Please do let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

 

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Kimono: Zara similar here (@Revolve) and here (@Topshop)

Sunglasses: Le Specs @Net-A-Porter

Lipstick: Lime Crime Velvetines

Nails: OPI Nails

 

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46 Comments

  1. August 11, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Interesting outfit! I like your sunglasses. 🙂

    • Lovely
      August 11, 2018 / 7:01 pm

      Thank you Monika.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. August 12, 2018 / 12:54 am

    Adorable!

    • Lovely
      August 12, 2018 / 12:47 pm

      Thank you!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  3. August 12, 2018 / 11:07 am

    You look fabulous in this kimono, true fashionista. Gorgeous colours! There are so many fabulous ways to style kimono and I definitely agree they are thes best (and very elegant) to lounge around xx

    Much love,
    Elegant Duchess xx
    https://www.elegantduchess.com

    • Lovely
      August 12, 2018 / 12:47 pm

      Thank you so much darling!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  4. August 12, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    Oh wow I couldn’t imagine anyone rocking this kimono look any better! You look amazing <3
    xx, Carmen – https://carmitive.com

    • Lovely
      August 13, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Thank you so much carmen.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. August 12, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    Looks really interesting! Thanks a lot for sharing)

    • Lovely
      August 13, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Thank you Vika.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  6. August 12, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    This is such a great idea to take a kimono and wear it as a dress! You look beautiful, and I love all the colors in the one you’re wearing. I like the idea of a longer kimono instead of a short one, especially paired with jeans.

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net/

    • Lovely
      August 13, 2018 / 8:15 am

      So happy you think so kara and thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  7. August 12, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    Cool kimono ❤

    • Lovely
      August 13, 2018 / 8:15 am

      Thank you darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  8. Nina
    August 13, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    You look stunning in this kimono. Happy belated Birthday to your son.

    Nina’s Style Blog

    • Lovely
      August 13, 2018 / 1:38 pm

      Thank you so much Nina, he had a fabulous day!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 13, 2018 / 2:48 pm

      Thank you.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 14, 2018 / 9:29 am

      Thank you Carmelatte.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 14, 2018 / 9:29 am

      Thank you so much Miki.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 14, 2018 / 9:30 am

      Thank you Natalia.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  9. August 14, 2018 / 10:55 am

    Wooow that’s such a fancy holiday look -absolutely loving the kimono dress and all the stunning colors.#
    Perfect addition with the sunglasses to0o 🙂

    xxx
    Tina

    https://styleappetite.com

    • Lovely
      August 14, 2018 / 11:08 am

      Thank you so much Tina.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 15, 2018 / 1:06 pm

      Thank you so much Heather.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 15, 2018 / 1:07 pm

      Thank you Lisa.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 15, 2018 / 1:07 pm

      Thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  10. August 14, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    Oh you look stunning just slaying it! I can’t believe how beautifully you turned this kimono to be a dress!

    Xoxo Babita
    http://travelhues.com/

    • Lovely
      August 15, 2018 / 1:08 pm

      Thank you Babita.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  11. August 14, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    You look stunning in this kimono and these sunglasses are so cool. I have wanted a pair of le specs sunglasses for the longest time but since summer is almost over I will have to wait for next year. The colors on your kimono are so fun and summery. One of the things that I love about summer is that I get to wear kimonos since it is way to cold the rest of the year, at least where I live. I guess that I have to take advantage of that the last couple of weeks until fall comes around!

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    • Lovely
      August 15, 2018 / 1:09 pm

      Thank you so much Freja, and you will not be disappointed with Le Specs! Would love to see them on you when you do purchase a pair.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  12. August 15, 2018 / 3:21 am

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  13. August 15, 2018 / 6:37 am

    Fashionable woman is the high-quality goods in the woman, they always know to dress up oneself with adorn article, show oneself enchanting.

  14. August 15, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    Beautiful kimono! I think this is a very comfortable outfit for rest!

    • Lovely
      August 16, 2018 / 7:22 am

      Thank you Lisa.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 18, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Thank you Jess.

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 19, 2018 / 8:20 pm

      Glad you do and thank you darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 23, 2018 / 6:30 am

      Thank you Nina.

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