Monday, 24 September 2018

Going Japanese - Sort Of

Going Japanese- sort of- in this haori jacket and my old favourite Moyuru skort. A haori is a kimono jacket traditionally worn over over the kimono and obi sash. I have long admired kimonos on others but was never really sure how they would work for me , that is until I spied this one at a local recycle store late last Summer.


Not being tall and willowy the shorter version seemed a good choice for me and I know as Spring becomes Summer I will have some fun paring it with different things. I can see it with wide leg pants and longer skirts. Any suggestions would be most welcome.


 I must admit I fell for the wonderfully patterned fabric and these wonderful sleeves. Another bonus was the beautiful cream silk lining , don't you love a two in one.


 Spring has arrived in full force with some warm and sunny days , I have been spending quite a bit of time in my garden getting things in some sort of order before we leave for Europe in a couple of weeks. I also have been trying to work out my clothing for my six week trip, a bit tricky as it will be both warm and cold, so many layering items will be packed. Shoes are the perennial problem , comfort as well as stylish is the only way to go. How many always the question.


Wearing a genuine haori, Moyuru skort, Trippen sandals, Karen Walker sunnies, bangles and beads, recycled.
Linking with Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Nancy for Fancy Friday Linkup.

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  1. You look magnificent, Jill! Your vintage haori is the most stunning colour and print.
    I'm very envious of your rapidly approaching Spring. it's turned to Autumn here almost overnight! xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Vix , the colour and print really is the reason this haori came home. Oh dear, Autumn has started early , hope it fines up again soon.xx

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  2. Are you going on a cruise? That's a genuine kimono. Fabulous. And what a beautiful bracelet.

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    1. No , not a cruise , just a long plane trip and then a road trip. Not sure about the age of the haori but it is a genuine one . Many thanks, Nancy.

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  3. What a beautiful kimono! I think the best way to wear a kimono is to treat it as a light-weight jacket: an extra layer if it's cooler, or something to protect you from the sun.

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    1. Thank you Tiina, I am rather pleased with this kimono and will take your advice and wear it like any jacket.

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  4. Oh my! What an incredible piece you found! Stunning! The interior is just as beautiful, if not even more so.

    Lucky you! Going to Europe!

    I totally understand your issues with the footwear though. That always stumps me when I travel. I hate looking like a bum tourist but at the same time I need to be comfortable for walking all day long. It's not easy. Good luck on the packing!

    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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    1. Thank you Suzanne , this was one of those lucky finds and I agree the inside is just as lovely as the outside.
      Still deciding on the shoe problem.

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  5. Oh your haori is breathtakingly lovely. I do love a lining that is gorgeous in its own right, too - and silk is perfect, so nice to wear. @jessiejessyg

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    1. Many thanks Jessie , I am so pleased with this haori jacket . Totally agree , I too love a pretty lining.

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  6. What a fabulous find this kimono is. The pattern is lovely and that lining is so pretty too. Your styling is immaculate as ever Jill, allowing the kimono to take the spotlight.

    Good luck with that packing challenge!
    Anna x

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  7. Are you going on a cruise? That's a genuine kimono. Fabulous. And what a beautiful bracelet.

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