TMM Fashion: The Japanese KimonoSaturday, March 08, 2014
Once in a while, it's nice to have a few dated pieces in your wardrobe to make the mundane more fun to wear. Like my classic denim shorts and plain white sequined top that usually looks boring... but throw in a Japanese Kimono over it, it adds pizzazz to such a plain outfit!
These fashionable dated pieces will eventually go out of style, but will come back. They always do.
|Kimono with Japanese Floral Print from Forever 21|
|White Sequined Tee from Forever 21|
I love the red, black and white color combination. It's very Japanese I think, and it's very classic. You can use it during the day or the night with some strappy heels and a tight skirt like bandage.
I am enjoying my lace bracelets from IG @Les_Bling_Shop. (Thanks for sending me these! I love 'em!) They also don't claim that their bracelets is a perfect replica/fake of the original Cruciani bracelets. They call them lace bracelets.
They come in a wide variety of colors, and for now she has three designs: Butterfly, Flower, and Infinity.
|Italian Lace Bracelets from IG @Les_Bling_Shop (Prices available upon request)|
White Leather Braided Wrap Bracelet from Landmark Dept. Store
Nail Lacquer: Fast Dry Nail Polish in "Saved by the Blue" from Wet N' Wild
Yes, not all my purses are designer. I love shopping for fashionable, chic pieces that are not so expensive. Take this leather shoulder bag (faux leather of course), but it only costs PhP 250! How can you go wrong with 250 bucks? And I am so loving the biker look of the purse.
|Chain Strap Black Leather Shoulder Bag with Silver Studs from Landmark Dept. Store|
Uber comfy ankled boots from Parisian! I love how I can walk all day in these! It also comes in tan but black stood out more for me. The tanned ones will make your legs look longer because your legs won't be cut-off at the ankles with such a dark color which is black.
|Black Block Heel Platform Ankle Boots from Parisian|
The print goes all the way in the back and look how prettily it flows when I walk? Lovely!
I like pairing my kimono with heels, so that I won't look like I am in a bathrobe. Since I don't have a petite, slender frame, I want to elongate my body with heels.
My motto this year: Wear more shoes with height! Even though I am standing at 5'5", I can never be tall enough. You always look more slender with height!
I just want to add on a more personal note, I lost a lot of weight in 2 months but I have a long way to go. I am more confident even though I am still over weight. I love that I can fit better in my old clothes too.
It's a slow process but I am confident that it will happen for me. To all who inspire to be fitter and healthier, we can do it together! Just keep the "just for today" mantra in mind. If you find yourself craving, just tell yourself "Ok, just for today, I won't eat rice/chips/soda." and eventually we will get there!
On my Face: Happy Skin SS Second Skin Cream Foundation, BenNye Banana Luxury Powder, Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls in Translucent Pearl, Nichido Minerals Precise Eye Pencil for Brows in Taupe, Collection Cosmetics Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner in Black, MAC Riri Powder Blush Duo in Hibiscus Kiss, Chanel Rouge Coco in Gabrielle. Hair smoothed with Vidal Sassoon Magic Style Activator.
Fragrance: Flower in the Air by Kenzo