Posts Tagged ‘Kimono’
SFF turns 1 today!
It’s been a year and as I look back at all the outfits I have worn the past year, I saw the slow changes in my outfits. It took awhile to decide on what specific outfit it is that I’d be featuring here for this specific occasion. At last, this outfit won me over. Since, I’m always told that I do dress up in costume-inspired outfits, then, why not do a costume-inspired one, from one of my favorite countries-Japan.
This Modern Kimono has been in my closet since November of last year. It was given to me by my brother as his pasalubong when he visited Japan. He knows how much I wanna see Japan and he knows how much fond I am of Kimonos. According to the store owner (from where he bought this), this is what women use there as blazers for work. It’s considered as something formal too.
Anyway, a lot has happened in a year! I wonder what will happen next or how I’ll look like next month, next year.
On an entirely different thought, I remember one thing that Rachel Zoe said on her show, “Fashion is a great way to express yourself without saying a word”. That being said, one of the principles I uphold in styling myself is, it doesn’t matter how much your outfit costs or if it has a name slapped on it, what matters is how you wear it and how it makes you feel.
Expensive does not equate style. Style is an extension of your personality and a reflection of your present state.
Top/Dress: Modern Kimono, Japan, gift
Inner: Black tube dress, Flea Market
This has been in my closet since Christmas of last year. I bought for the print and yet I didn’t have the guts to wear it up until last week. It’s not something so edgy, it’s just a Maxi Dress. Nevertheless, it’s not something I would wear. It’s a first for me! 🙂
*It starts with innocence, a birth of a new Being…*
*And then it learns, it leaves, it wanders around, learning everything it could..*
*Then it’s done. And it rests again but never the same as what it was when it started. *
Clothes really make you feel different, doesn’t it?
Dress: Maxi, Kimono Dress, Flea Market
Belt: Black Cloth Belt, The Flower Collection
Girls love dresses no matter what. Don’t we? I just love that dresses are back as a casual wear. I hope it’s not a fad, rather, it’s here to stay!
Necklace: Baguio side street vendor and Manila flea market
Hoop Earrings: Heirloom from my mother’s 70’s jewelry collection