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Friday, 8 August 2014

Kimono and Shorts.





Kimono - Lime 
Crop Top - H&M
Shorts - Ebay
Shoes - Converse (Ebay)
Socks - Topshop
Necklace - Vintage 

I've been home a couple days and as I mentioned in my last post I've recreated some of the outfits that I wore when I was at my boyfriends. The weather was so nice whilst I was down there, so much so that the pairs of tights that I had packed never got a look in. I was so glad I wore this when we spent 4 hours in the Natural History Museum cos, let me tell ya, it was a scorcher and I aint the best when it comes to heat, children and crowds. Though looking at the nice tan I have acquired I shouldn't really complain, especially as it looks like I've spent a week somewhere exotic when I've only been in England. 

So lets give this kimono some attention - cos isn't it just great? I picked it up for £15 at a shop in Leeds called Lime, I don't know if its a national chain or just a northern thing but it's like those many cheap-borderline-tacky-but-there's-sometimes-nice-things sorta shops. They had quite a few kimonos and some, urgh, gorgeous shoes which I avoided getting as I'm moving around so much lately and I just can't carry it all. 

These shorts (and the ones in my previous post) were the result of many a lengthy and tedious Ebay search that ended in being outbid multiple times and a pair or two sent back. I have a hard time getting shorts to fit me because of my hip to waist ratio, I either end up with a gaping waist or cutting off the circulation to my thighs. I persevered, however, and ended up scoring this amazing pair. Admittedly when they first arrived on my doorstep they were far too snug around the waistband but they were such perfect shorts that I couldn't part with them. Fast forward a pizza free month later and my dream shorts finally fit! I'm hoping that with my running and yoga they'll continue to fit me, haha. 


Because this was a pleasant accidental discovery.  

36 comments:

  1. I have the same problem with shorts, always a gaping waist but they fit everywhere else fine! I usually just tighten them up with a belt though and that seems to sort it :) haha
    I love how your kimono has tassels on the arms as well, it's so pretty!

    Louise / www.asseenonlouise.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah I normally have to wear a belt too but sometimes i get days where I just wish shorts fit me haha

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  2. This kimono is sooooo cute i love it! Love this outfit :) perfect for a festival!
    love // jen jennifer's journal xx

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    1. Ooh yes it would be. Shame I'm not going to any this year :(

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  3. I have been looking for a kimono over the summer ,but haven't managed to find one I liked ,but this is a nice one, love the colours:D

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    1. Ooh have a look on ebay, asos, topshop have some nice ones too :)

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  4. love the outfit, especially the kimono. I love it

    TooClothesForComfort

    xx

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  5. Love this kimono! I live in Leeds but have never been in Lime - will have to check it out :)


    Gabby xo

    Blog - What She Buys / Instagram / Twitter

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    1. Thank you doll. It's where River Island used to be before they built the trinity centre. Its majorly tacky but do check it out :)

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  6. kimono's are my favorite summertime wear lately!

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    1. Mine too, I have worn this sooo much since I got it.

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  7. Cute outfit!! Those shorts look amazing on you!

    xo
    Miss Anna Rebecka

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  8. You look so cool, love that kimono and all it's fringey goodness! x

    Josie’s Journal

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  9. Such a beautiful kimono- bargain aswell! :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
    x

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    1. Thank karen. And yes I couldnt believe my luck!

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  10. You look awesome, love your jeans!

    New post on my blog! 99 OUTFITS

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  11. This summer is all about kimonos! Would love it if you could check out my style too xo

    Aliona | fromalionawithlove.com

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    1. Oh isnt it just? Yes sure I will

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  12. Lovely style! I go for the crop top and kimono look often too :) I love your blog and would love to stay in touch via bloglovin and GFC! Let me know what you think and have a wonderful day!

    xo
    Yujin
    La Celestials

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    1. Yeah its such an easy and wearable look :) I'll check out your blog right now.

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  13. Love the kimono!
    Check out my blog and maybe we can follow each other? Hope to hear from you!
    Natalie

    www.maralmuse.com

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  14. Love your kimono!!!

    Hope you have some time to check mine out, and let me know what you think about my last post!!

    http://comeclothesval.blogspot.it


    x, Val.

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