Monday, 15 September 2014

Kimono Trend for Autumn (and photo-bombed by a cow!)

 I have loved the Kimono trend this summer. I find them so elegant and pretty, plus they make the perfect lightweight jacket.
I've recently read that Kimono's are staying around for the autumn season too, which surprised me(in a pleasant way) as i kind of associate them more with a spring/summer type trend, but I've found in darker hues of blues and reds they can add a wonderful little spark to an outfit. I'm picturing in winter an all black outfit, perhaps with a high neck fine knit sweater and a splash of lovely colour with a kimono.
This particular kimono is from the lovely people at F&F, we've all established by now how much of my wages gets spent with them each month, right? Its just too irresistible!
After browsing the Inspire-me page with lots of lovely ladies i then turned to The Autumn Winter Hit list which i found very handy ( i didn't realise how much lovely inspiration they had on the website up until now!).
It points out all the trends this coming season and some suggestions.... I was sold on the kimono's.
So this lovely little outfit came together. I had a birthday meal and drinks to attend for my manager and this outfit worked out perfectly, we sat in the sun of a Sunday afternoon sipping sangria. It was wonderful!

 Excuse the tired face.. it had been a long weekend!
Prior to lovely drinks & food at Cardiff Bay it had been a party of 26 four year olds at a play gym for Neo's Birthday party (which was fab), exhaustion is clearly making an appearance on ma face!

 Have you spotted the multiple cow photo-bombs? They just snuck up on me, i didn't even hear them the little(big?) sneaks! Kind of fun thought, it's like a game of Where's Wally haha!

Rose Gold Shoes: also F&F (on sale for £14!!)

 Do you have a kimono? 
Would you normally pack them away come autumn or are you happy to continue with the trend?

Ps be sure to check out the beautiful Angele over at The European Malteser she has a fabulous
link up party today! 
Plus she was Yosa's first customer on launch day and she's styled up her lovely necklace on today's post ... she looks stunning!



  1. I love kimonos on other people but haven't tried them myself, think I need to get to Tesco!

    Maria xxx

    1. Yes! Try it Maria, i think a kimono would look wonderful on you! Plus with Tesco prices its not such a big outlay on the price front :)XX

  2. I made such great use out of my kimonos this summer and to be perfectly honest I had no idea that they would still be around for Fall. I couldn't agree more, adding one on top is a great way to put a pop of color into any outfit. And thank you for the F&F links I will totally be checking out their lookbooks for inspiration!

    Angie from reasons to dress

  3. That kimono is gorgeous. The touches of pink look great here, Rachel. =)

  4. Oh Rachel! Thank you for the compliment:) I'm so happy that FINALLY the clutches are on SALE!
    I love kimonos, though I only got mine towards the end of Summer. I'm excited about Winter Kimonos:)
    I can so relate about F&F...I always seem to need excuse to get driven to Tesco:)
    Thank you for linking at StyleToInspire today x

  5. Love this kimono-absolutely gorgeous!! The bright pink clutch is perfect.
    Marta, xo

  6. I have one kimono which I love but I would never think of wearing it in autumn. Yours looks lovely, Rachel. Lynne x

  7. That kimono is beautiful ! Dear Rachel you look gorgeous :) x

  8. You are such a beauty and such a GOOD friend too, dear Rachel
    Thank you for being part of the share-inStyle family.

  9. Great look, really beautiful. I love kimonos :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin, if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo

  10. What a luxe look -- the accessories really make the outfit! Plus the awesome kimono. I don't have any kimonos, but my sassy and stylish niece wore on. I recently highlighted my niece's style on my blog, here at :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life + Style

  11. Beautiful look ! I love the pop of pink in your clutch, and you picked a great color and pattern for your kimono, blue really stands out with your eyes So pretty
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess

  12. You're looking ridiculously beautiful, Rachel. And I'm SO into the kimono trend can't wait to grab one soon. Perfect with skinnies & body-con dresses + booties. They just make my heart swell with love!! <3

  13. Your kimono jacket is gorgeous!

  14. I love how you styled this pretty blue kimono. The gold heels are amazing and I'm loving the color of your lipstick too. You look gorgeous!

    Jamie |

  15. I didn't end up finding a kimono this season which I liked, so I didn't really buy into this trend. I love your shoes, though.

  16. Yes! I love kimonos and have been seeing them in stores lately but in darker, autumnal hues. Your kimono is absolutely perfect for fall!

  17. I'm all about kimonos! I wore mine a ton last year. And I LOVE your necklace!

  18. I associate kimonos with fall and winter! These darker hues make it perfect for a transition piece, though. It's super cute paired with pink!

    Luci's Morsels - fashion. food. frivolity.

  19. Your kimono is just fabulous! Love the cow photobomber too! Lol! Ax

  20. I love the kimono trend, so I'm pretty happy it will be around for awhile longer. I love this look on you! :)


  21. Fabulous outfit love how you have added pink. I have one Kimono and would like more as they are great at snazzing up an outfit.


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