When I saw Caitlin’s linkup topic and ran through my collection of kimonos in my mind, I thought I’d have a hard time coming up with an appropriate ensemble. All my kimonos live either in the neutral or the normal territory of color, with nary a bright or pastel in sight.
Or so I thought.
I’d forgotten entirely that I had one more piece coming in the mail – silly British post! – but wouldn’t you know? It arrived this week, and I scrapped today’s original outfit (black kimono, black skinnies, white tank, moto boots) in favor of what you see now. It actually all worked out in the end because it’s been a wretched 90+ degrees here in good ol’ SoCal, and a black ensemble – no matter how rock and roll cool – would have made me one miserable Minnie.
So I welcome spring – or is it summer?! – with this light, airy getup and I’m the happier for it.
But M, you might protest, where is the bright? All I see is pastel! Au contraire, mes amis! Take a closer gander at that there kimono. Click on the detail pic several times to get the true close up.
Go on. I’ll wait.
See it? That superblinding neon green that’s used quite liberally to highlight and/or outline the tropical print?
And see the embroidery on the tank top that mimics this green perfectly?
I tell you – I’m not making this stuff up. I may be 42 in a month but I’m not blind. Yet.
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Old Navy
Kimono – Boohoo
Capris – Kohl’s
Pumps – Call It Spring