I am sometimes slow to jump on new trends. I like to see how they will play out. For this reason I did not rush out and buy a kimono when I first learned about it in the GYPO Style Challenge. However, when my friend Michael Ann sent me a picture of her new one, I was ready to take the plunge. You can see her sporting hers in this blog post.
I will wait til the end to tell you where this kimono came from. When Michael Ann told, me I could not believe it! I asked if she would be upset if I copied her and bought the same one and she assured me she would not.
I looked for it at my store but couldn’t find it. She was kind enough to buy it for me in Savannah and ship it to me! It came in yesterday and I couldn’t wait to style it!
I do love the floral pattern and having a lightweight top layer for interest. I can see trying some fun pattern mixing with this top too! It will also make a great coverup at the beach this summer!
Since kimonos are one-size-fits-all, I think it’s a little big on me. I’m very petite (5’1″) and I feel that this one swallows me.
What do you think? Should I have it altered? Shortened and maybe taken in an inch on both sides? My mom is a seamstress so she could easily do it. Let me know what you think I should do in the comments. Leave as is or have it taken in a bit?
Now for the reveal of where the kimono came from….WALMART! Can you believe it?
One more question. What do you think of my crazy hair? It has gotten so long! I have an appointment tomorrow and I can’t decide: cut it off for the summer or let it stay long? I tried a YouTube tutorial for “beachy waves” but it didn’t come out like the gal’s. Well, it was my first time playing with a curling iron in I don’t know how long! Sarah at Foxy’s Domestic Side inspired me to try something with my hair. She does so many cool things with her long locks! This is how I usually wear my hair. So what do you think? Long or short?
Linking up with…
The Blended Blog as part of their Spring Fever Fashion series.
Alison at Get Your Pretty On
Liz at Shopping My Closet