My Self in a Kimono | Thriftanista in the City


My Self in a Kimono

My self likes to wear interesting clothes. My self thrifted a kimono (I think) without a clue as to how to wear it. Much like my wedding day, I'm pretty sure I'm wearing this traditional garment all wrong. This beauty caught my eye with its gorgeous colors and watercolor like floral patten. The hand sewn stitching is impeccable. You could wear it inside out and it would still look amazing! I thought I had a new coat to wear but then there were openings where side pockets should be and ties all over the place that I don't know what to do with.

my self in a kimono

how to wear kimono in nontraditional way

It was a splurge item costing $7 and I was on the fence about buying it. Wondering if I'd get any use out of it. I've had it a few months. First time wearing it. My shrinking violet side didn't want to look "foolish". Today, I decided I was bold enough to rock it however I wanted to so I wore it with bright scarf, standard SAHM casuals, wedge boots, and vintage sunnies.

ways to wear a kimono

I've let a few show stopping stunners pass me by due to my shy nature . I didn't want to be seen. Really seen but now that I'm all about extending myself, I've learned to stand by my fashion choices. This blog has helped me identify and trust my personal style. I am my own muse. That is growth. That is my SELF.

imperfect blogging self

I'm participating in Vicky Ayala's 28 day #imperfectblogging challenge to find my blogging groove and embrace my brand voice. My hope is that I will learn more about Thriftanista in the City as a brand and where it's going. If you haven't already guessed, day one's focus is defining self.

Do you embrace your fashion choices? If you're a blogger, how do you define your blog self?

ways to style a kimono
THRIFT vintage sunglasses - vintage yellow scarf - kimono - Target sweater - Michael Kors belt - Uniqlo jeans RETAIL Inc. tee - Corso Como wedge boots - Peonia swarovski crystal earrings

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***in other news*** 

There are 4 tickets left for Thriftanista Thrift Up! Join us for a bus brunch (with mimosas), gift bags and a 10% discount at Goodwill.

New items in The Thriftanista Closet include a fabulous animal print catsuit and a brand new Hunter Dixon dress for $30 (retail $254). Free shipping continues!

Linking up with the lovely ladies of Monday MingleThrifters Anonymous, and What I Wore Wednesday.

thrift store silk kimono


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