Trying Something New – Kimono

Since I started this blog two and a half years ago my style has gone through a few changes. I tried jeans for the first time last year and have branched out of my comfort zone of dresses and cardigans bit by bit. That’s not to say my wardrobe isn’t still 90% dresses and cardigans but my dresses aren’t as long, I’m not wearing woolly tights as much and I’ve worn more jeans in the last year that I have in my life.  (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i[‘GoogleAnalyticsObject’]=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,’script’,’//’,’ga’); ga(‘create’, ‘UA-36804072-1’, ‘’); ga(‘send’, ‘pageview’);

One trend I’ve really enjoyed seeing on fellow plus size bloggers over the last couple of seasons is kimonos. Becky from Mrs BeBe Blog is the biggest kimono advocate and she works them so well either with a subtle outfit or clashing with other prints. I wasn’t quite brave enough to clash so I stuck to a simple pair of black skinny jeans and a black vest top. Not the most sensational combination but it was a good first dip into the world of kimonos! 
I was quite hungover after an evening of burlesque, drinking gin from tea cups and remembering the dance routines from excellent 90s bands so I am unmake-upped and pretty scary! This kimono did cheer me up a treat though. It’s from New Look’s Inspire range and was one of my complementary items when I reviewed the Collect+ service at Westfield, London. I wanted to bring out a bit of the colour in the kimono so I used my cute wicker handbag that Hanna gave me a while ago and my pink wide fit flats from Simply Be. 
This particular kimono is out of stock unfortunately but here are a few other gorgeous ones I’ve seen lately. 
 top left  –  top right
bottom left  –  bottom right

The rose and mint one is definitely my favourite! Which is yours?

Mrs D x

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