Being rational goes out the window when something sparks joy. From the second I spotted this handmade floral kimono at the Moksha Market I knew it had to be mine. Instant joy. The soft fabric coupled with the bold floral pattern made it a must-buy…even if I couldn’t completely rationalize how I’d wear it.
It turns out that kimonos are surprisingly easy to wear (and allow you to make “open the kimono” jokes all day because you never really grow out of terrible agency phrases). I paired mine with the softest grey jersey tee – I wish you could see the adorable flutter sleeve -, my favourite skinny blue jeans and some classic ballet flats. A few (gold!) accessories later, and you have an outfit that I referred to as “upscale grandma” ad nauseam.
Speaking of accessories…can I say how into pins I am recently? I’ve been picking up brooches here and there, but I think they’re going to be my antiquing goal for the summer season. They transform a piece with zero effort! This Chanel beauty was a gift from my parents and I love how it makes any item look just a bit more special.
And the bag…let’s talk about the bag. This satchel was another love at first sight moment. The cashmere grey, the gold hardware, the tassel, the shoulder/crossbody options…a girl could swoon.
I felt a bit like Don Cherry wearing such a patterned topper, but I’m more than a tad obsessed with it. It kept me from getting chilly in the office, brightened up my look and was quite the conversation-starter. I would wear it every day if it wasn’t so recognizable. Am I a kimono convert? Highly likely. I’m going to be keeping my eye on Madame Babu‘s Etsy shop so I can scoop up at least one more in a lighter-weight for summer!
This cheesy shot is brought to you courtesy of my true Instagram Husband, my sister-wife Lauren (so called because we both live with our respective partners in the same building). I pay her in ice cream. And now I have outfit photos sans-tripod and sans-real husband who can’t take creative direction. Kisses!