Monday, 13 February 2017

Tees, Denim Shorts and Kimonos with Balenciaga Tempete Day Bag

Last year's pregnancy go-to outfit of denim shorts and kimono is still a favourite combination this summer too. While in pregnancy I was appreciating slouchy tees for how well they accommodated a growing baby belly, I like them post baby too as they hide a little mum-tum.

What I wore:

OneTeaspoon Hawks denim shorts, printed kimono, wine tee Balenciaga day bag | AwayFromBlue

Balenciaga tempete giant hardware Day bag | AwayFromTheBlue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
JacketSomedays Lovin' Yakuza print kimono
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Ava elephant pendant teething necklace
TeeAtmos&Here rolled sleeve oversized tee in wine (similar in black or grey)
ShortsOneTeaspoon Hawks shorts in Fox black (C/O, on sale!)
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Simple shorts and tee outfit with some added colour and interest with the printed kimono for a busy morning. Viewing a possible plot of land for house building, Baby Boy's weekly weigh and an extra doctor's appointment for him. Phew!

The outfit met a few style challenges on Instagram, as I'd planned it out in my head the night before. I thought the tee and colours in the print of the kimono would work nicely together, and the black shorts as I felt the outfit needed something neutral. I put it on, glanced in the mirror and thought it looked okay. When I looked at the photos later to put one up on Instagram I wasn't so sure. I'm pleased I gave the combination a try, and I don't think it looks that bad, it's just not as great as I'd imagined it would be in my head!

Last worn: Ray-Ban WayfarerSomedays Lovin' kimono, purple tee, OneTeaspoon Hawks shorts, studded sandals, Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Other ways to wearSomedays Lovin' kimono and jeans, purple tee and winter layers, OneTeaspoon Hawks shorts in spring, studded sandals and printed skirt, Balenciaga tempete day bag and pink blazer.

More Printed Kimonos Under $50:

What I wore:

navy printed kimono, red tee, Jeanswest trinity denim Bermuda short, Balenciaga day bag | Away From Blue

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
TeeZalora Basics maroon stepped t-shirt
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (currently on sale!)
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Another shorts and tee outfit topped off with a kimono. Red isn't a colour I wear often (although I love my red handbags), but I enjoy wearing it when I do. I wanted to add something to this outfit so the printed kimono was perfect. I like blue and red together. The colour combo achieved a few style challenges for the day on Instagram too. Nice and comfortable for a trip to the library for rhyme time with the boys.

Unlike the outfit above, the kimono was a last minute addition to this outfit that I hadn't planned in advance. I actually liked this outfit more though! What do you think?

Last worn: navy printed kimono, red tee, bermuda denim shorts, studded sandals (above), Balenciaga tempete day bag (above).

Other ways to wearnavy printed kimono and skinny jeans, red tee in winter, bermuda denim shorts and green tank, studded sandals and shirt dress, Balenciaga tempete day bag and maxi skirt.

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  1. I quite like the first look. I think that top and printed kimono work well together! Also the print on that blue kimono is just lovely.


  2. I prefer the second outfit as well, but then again red is my favorite color.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  3. I think I like the second outfit a bit more too...but the first one is also lovely. It is just that I think this red top really suits you well. You should wear more red. Great outfits, both of them. Shorts plus a top is a good choice for Summers. It will be a while before I can try it:) but I will surely wear it this Summer too.

    I love both necklaces btw. You wear statement necklaces so well. I think such necklaces are a lovely way to personalize our outfits!

  4. I love your kimono collection but I actually think I prefer the first one (though both looks are great). The pattern on it is gorgeous!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  5. This has happened to me quite a lot too. I love the idea of an outfit in my head, when it's on, but when I see it in photos, I have a change of heart. I've also found that my outfits that are not planned, rather last minute, are the ones I love both on and in photos, so weird. I guess I don't give myself too much time to contemplate and plan things through that makes it all work. That said, I like both outfits, especially the last one, the red looks good on you. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!



  6. Looking at a plot of land for house building?! How exciting!! I really like the patterns of both kimonos. Maybe I'll branch out and try a kimono once the weather warms up!

  7. I'm drawn to the second look as red looks so good on you Mica !
    And oh wow what a feat to find a lot to then build ! Good luck.

  8. Yes, this outfit is also perfect if one is not pregnat! Personally I'm a huge love of denim shorts and together with the kimonos you created perfect combinations!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  9. Both looks are fun, and I love the red on you!! I like the first look too, although I hate it when I love something in my head but not as much in real life :) Hope baby boy is doing okay and you got some good news from the doctor!

  10. Don’t you just hate it when that happens? Though, I do think the outfit looks nice!


  11. I love that looks! It's probably my on to go looks I use th most during summer (even though I don't need to hide tummy). I wish I would wear the alike set now.
    P.S. I love your bag

    Inside and Outside Blog

  12. Hey Mica, I love the kimono top and I don't think the whole outfit looks too bad! In my head a canary yellow top similar to what features on the kimono might also work! But then again, that might only work in my head ahaha

    The Hidden Thimble

  13. Before I even read the first sentence, I was going to say how much you always put together shorts+kimonos. You wore these for some busy mum days with the kids, phew! Love the kid-friendly necklace, great color pops!

  14. Its a really nice combination Mica! I love your kimono selection. I didn't know your husband was Asian. Now it all makes sense.

  15. Excuse me while I copy your maternity style. (; I always loved that first kimono. Something about the colors is just super calming! I can't wait until it's warmer here and I can start wearing all my kimonos!


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