Metallic Kimono

I tried to think of an inventive title for this post but....creativity is clearly escaping me and so here I am calling a spade a spade. Or rather a metallic kimono a metallic kimono.

This one is from Zara and I got it in store last weekend.

Link to kimono here

They have a fantastic collection of alluring metallics at the moment and whilst not all of it is practical (silver trousers anyone???) this most definitely is.

I have worn this twice since I got it - slipped on over practically anything it takes the most casual and basic outfit and turns it up a notch. The metallic colour - a hybrid of gold and silver - is super flattering and the casualness of the shape makes it work for any body shape. It's an easy peasy piece - and we all like clothes like that, right?

I wore this the other night on a little walk to Marina Mall. The weather is finally getting bearable in the evenings which is very exciting - no more hiding out in air conditioned rooms :)




Kimono: Zara
Tee: Forever 21
Trousers: Miss Selfridge
Bag: Miu Miu
Perfume: (I always like when people put this/say this even though they could be totally fibbing and wearing Katie Price's finest (not that I am knocking that - I have invested in the past :) ) Balenciaga
  
PS.
I took some photos today of Giorgio Armani's Eyes to Kill Excess mascara and hope to get that post up this week. It may be that I have been deprived of good lashes for so long (thanks Lancome Doll Eyes, thanks for nothing) but it's a truly incredible mascara. I know what I like and I like a BIG lash - exactly what this product provides in one coat.

Exciting stuff - for me anyway :)

xx

69 comments:

  1. Ah I have this too I bought it a couple of weeks ago from Zara in Marbella love it!x

    Perfect Polished

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  2. i love it! I wish zara would sell them in other colours too though. And i think your nails (still the gelish im guessing?) were a really really good choice!
    x

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  3. @Perfectly Polished - good choice :)

    @nana - yes...imagine in a metallic navy! wow that would be gorgeous. and yes, still the Gelish :) love it!

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  4. The kimono is lovely! Perfectly complements your miu miu =)

    I did an OOTD post on my blog with an Alice & Olivia cardigan that is quite similar minus the metallic. Hope you'll check it out!

    shimmering2light.blogspot.com

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  5. It looks really expensive <3
    P.S I'm currently dowsed in Katie Price Stunning. Shhhh, don't tell ;)

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  6. I have two alexander wang Ts in my basket, but i think ill forget those and go to forever 21 instead, what an awesome tee! x

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  7. @shimmering2light - sounds lovely and will do!

    @arlene - that is exactly the one i bought not too long ago :)

    @bahrain beauty - they really remind me of American Apparel ones. Go go go! :)

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  8. Looks lovely! I'll have to have a closer look next time I'm shopping in Zara!

    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  9. The Kimono is gorgeous, I'm loving metallics at the moment too! :) xx

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  10. wow I am loving that Metallic Kimono..Looks gorgeous on you and I love the sweet smile on your face. xx

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  11. Cute kimono! You have great style.

    BTW I have to say that you remind me of Mary, the Crown Princess of Denmark, soooooo much!!! you guys look so much alike:


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_Crown_Princess_of_Denmark

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  12. I love your kimono :) I am in a hunt of a new mascara as well so waiting to see your pictures of GA ,have a lovely week Laura xx

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  13. I recently found out you're blogging again.....and I'm sooooooooooo happy!! I can't believe i didn't know sooner. Love the blog and all your outfits!! I went through all your posts and now I feel the urge to go out and get a bunch of new clothes.

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  14. Gorgeous lighting, really sets off the sparkle! I'm wondering, are you still using the lash enhancers? (Can't recall which you used, but the Latisse type serums.)

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  15. That is absolutely gorgeous. I've been on the hunt for both metallic pieces, as well as a kimono/cape-ish piece. This certainly does the trick! =)

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  16. You seem so happy Laura.

    And you look as lovely as always.

    xx

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  17. This is a great kimono. I am falling in love... :)

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  18. I love that kimono. Looks gorgeous. You officially have me wanting one.

    - Kim from KIMBERLYMAI.COM

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  19. Ah! the perfect 'throw over any outfit to make it a lovely evening ensemble' garment! Clearly you should have got the silver trousers to match though Laura, shame on you ;)

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  20. this looks gorgeous and comfortable at the same time! I want one haha!

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  21. Love the Kimono! Tried it on at Zara and seriously considering getting it. Love how you styled it :)
    Bella xo
    http://www.chicinvancity.com/

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  22. The backdrop for that first photo is amazing! The kimono is gorgeous, I can't seem to find it on the UK website though, gutted! x

    www.a-place-for-beauty.blogspot.com

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  23. So simple yet So beautiful!

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  24. I hope by 'BIG lash' you didn't mean that it combines all your existing lashes into one gigantic lash???? o_O hehe

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  25. really nice ♥

    anialoves.com

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  26. you look lovely, beautiful photos :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  27. Omg you look amazing! That kimono is beautiful! I really wish it would have been sold out because I absolutely have to have it!

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  28. <3ing that metallic kimono!! Reminds me of a metallic cropped sweater I just purchased from H&M and I am living it it haha

    ~Bronwyn
    www.chicinvancity.com

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  29. ooh my that sure is lovely and subtely shiny! I WANT I WANT!

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  30. This looks lovely, stylish but comfy always a winner! x

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  31. your Kimono is lovely. I am definitely going to check it out today.I also love your necklace, its so dainty and pretty, where did you purchase that?

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  32. that kimono is lovely! and gos so well with your bag :)

    Elle,
    http://www.pebblescross.blogspot.com/

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  33. I love this. In fact, I was tempted to purchase when I spied it in store the other day. The big question is can I get away with wearing it on the school run?! If not, I fear I have no need for something so fabulous :(

    Loveaudrey xxx

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  34. Ha, I brought Stunning after watching one of your perfume videos and I got to say, I loved it and went through the bottle(s!) pretty quick. I'm loving the kimono and the metallic trend, in general. I find metallics much easier to wear then most bright colours and just as, if not more, interesting.

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  35. Beautiful metallic kimono! So pretty on you :) Just found your blog and love it - followed you <3

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  36. Love the metallic kimono! So pretty.

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  37. I love the color - it seems very neutral and does look as if it could glam up most any outfit effortlessly.

    Thanks for the warning about "Doll Eyes".
    Anxious to see and read about the mascara. I've yet to find "the one" when it comes to mascara. I really liked YSL Faux Cils but disappointed that the product seemed to dry out SO fast.

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  38. This kimono looks like the same one they had in the summer, but in red. I really like it in metallic. So cool. Thanks for the "modelling" photos.

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  39. Wauw, the kimono is gorgeous! I'm very surprised and interested in the idea of including the perfume you're wearing in outfit posts, I'm thinking about doing that.

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  40. Awww! Laura these are just BEAUTIFUL pictures, the lighting and colouring is lovely, you look stunning! One question...Why you no wearing the H&M shorts? You no love them no more?! tee hee :) xx

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  41. owhhh I love it, what a fabulous 'basic' to have to dress things up, beautiful shape!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  42. perfect! especially for a chilly night out... i have mentioned you on my blog in my latest post check it out :)

    www.beckysbeautique.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  43. i saw this at zara, but it looks so much cuter actually on a person rather than a mannequin. and--all these pictures just make me love your miu miu more and more!

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  44. Absolutely gorgeous!!

    ♥ Shia

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  45. I love this, it looks so gorgeous on you! Your whole outfit is amazing xxxx

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  46. you look perfect!! Love your Kimono is amazing :)
    kisses!

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  47. Looks amazing with the handbag! Adore!

    www.champagnelifestylestudentbudget.blogspot.com

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  48. You're beautiful!
    The handbag is gorgeous :)

    Laura xo
    http://throughtheeyesoflaura.blogspot.com/

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  49. wow...i LOVE the whole outfit!!

    http://infintelifefitness.com
    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

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  50. hi laura!
    looks cute but 100% polyester :S sweaty? also u cant put it in the wash...
    xoxo

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  51. Great outfit. How is Dubai. I am dying to visit.

    www.thisis-splendid.blogspot.com

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  52. Looking great,love how you have put this together!!

    please follow my new blog.....

    www.thelifeandfashionofhc.blogspot.com

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  53. wow i love the kimono! i hope it's in store when i go to nyc!

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  54. Love it!!and you look fabulous!!!

    xxxx

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  55. love it! its so cute!



    http://www.shellzdoll.com/

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  56. I can't wait to hear about the mascara! The kimono looks awesome on you. In that lighting it looks like a lovely pink.

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  57. Lovely Kimono. I am currently in love with their 3/4 sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts with a zipper in the back. Such a nice twist for a casual outfit

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  58. I just found out that you have a new blog and it literally made my day! :)

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  59. I nearly bought this today. Your blog post made me realise I should have. Love the blog btw.

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  60. Lovely kimono!!!
    Going to follow your blog on bloglovin' :)

    withloveshmon.wordpress.com

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  61. Have you bought any of the £3.99 H&M skirts that are similar to this? Ridiculous price but love them!
    Hope you are well & so lovely to see you blogging again. Love reading your posts.x

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  62. Super wow! See how it spruced up the casual look of a white tee. I dunno, there's something cute about kimono jackets, I also go for Chinese jackets for a more structured corporate fall or winter look.:)

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  63. how much of this one? seemed quite nice for the design... many holidays in the end of year, going to choose some Chinese party dress for yourself!

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