Kimono Klashing

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Yippee! We’ve made it to Day 4! Only 362 days to go! :)

As I mentioned before, I score a lot of fun things in my thrifting & vintage shopping adventures that require no additional help/alterations whatsoever. One of my favorite things is pairing them together in as many interesting ways as possible.

Like this!

 

I <3 wearing kimonos as jackets.

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This ensemble is being worn to ease my way back into work after a long holiday weekend. I’m going for comfort and color today folks. ;) While the patterns clash, the pants are comprised of neutral colors, which I think keeps the whole shebang from being too glaring.

My kimono cost a mere $6, while my sweater and pants were just $1 apiece. Those pretty t-strap heels were $10 secondhand.

I like how you can kind of see my old roller derby jersey from underneath the translucent sweater (a throwback from back in the day). I don’t know that I’ll ever be able to let them go.

Another thing I like about today’s outfit is that with a little de-layering I can run across the street to my yoga class without a full costume change!

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Namaste!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for a comfy cozy refashion! :)

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27 thoughts on “Kimono Klashing

  1. I’ve followed your blog for awhile now and loved it, but I think I love it a little more now that I know you used to play roller derby! –A fellow derby sister

  2. The patterns don’t clash because you followed the rules: must have one color in common and the prints, or weaves must be of different sizes. I do wish you’d shown us a few different looks with the pieces, maybe pants with a more tailored jacket, or the kimono over a dress. But I love that you’re doing this. I’m really looking forward to “spending the whole year with you.”

    1. I got so excited about the shoes I lost my ability to type a coherent sentence. I meant “those shoes look like Fluevogs” or “are those shoes Fluevog?” There. Better.

      Carry on.

  3. The whole ensemble reminds me of the Orientalist look of the 1920s; feelings about Orientalism aside, the look works as a modern interpretation of that era. The red jacket is not a kimono, which is floor length traditional Japanese clothing inspired by Chinese fashion during the Han Dynasty. Based on the inside of the sleeve and the pattern, the cloth is Chinese, likely silk, factory-made and finished in a modern bathrobe style.

  4. Hey, I didn’t know you did derby! I’m glad this prompted me to go back in your archives and learn about Thrill Kill Jill. Good for you.

  5. Namaste! Hey, it doesn’t go together at all — but you can do whatever you want because style is whatever you say it is, sister!! OM!

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