Monday, 10 May 2010

Flower Garden for my Hair

Remember how I was in Japan last summer? I finally pulled out one of the yukatas I bought in Nara and decided to wear it as a jacket to Mother's Day brunch in Old Town yesterday. When I was visiting Japan, seeing girls (and boys) wearing yukatas was not an uncommon occurrence (is this double negative allowed grammatically?). Huge yukata revival over there apparently, I like!

AlphaBetaChic wearing Inez Designs necklace, Royal Menagerie flower crown, kimono jacket from Japan

I really like pairing long jackets with short dresses so that the hems are relatively the same length.

AlphaBetaChic wearing Inez Designs necklace, Royal Menagerie flower crown, kimono jacket from Japan

And looooook I'm wearing a flower crown!!! I got this one from Royal Menagerie, this cute little boutique which I've featured before here and here. I love wearing pretty things in my hair, it makes me feel a little better that I don't brush my hair or attempt to do anything interesting with it. Hair is instantly more interesting if you affix something lovely in it, right? I say more flowers the merrier, how about a flower garden in my hair?! Figuring out a blog-worthy outfit usually takes up most of my time getting ready that I never have time to do anything to my hair!

AlphaBetaChic wearing Inez Designs necklace, Royal Menagerie flower crown, kimono jacket from Japan

And because I always feel like something is missing if I'm not wearing a necklace of some sort, I paired the outfit with this delicate necklace from Inez Designs. I feel like sweet little necklaces should be worn against a white backdrop so it'll still pop out and you don't seem necklace-less.

AlphaBetaChic wearing Inez Designs necklace, Royal Menagerie flower crown, kimono jacket from Japan

Kimono jacket bought in Nara (Japan), BCBG dress, Inez Designs necklace, Royal Menagerie flower crown

27 comments:

  1. Hi sweetie, adoring this jacket on you, such a fresh look, thanks for sharing! Sharon xx

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  2. Love the flower crown and kimono combo!

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  3. nice jacket and necklace ^^

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  4. You look great, love that kimono!!

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  5. Great outfit! That kimono is so cute!

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  6. love the kimono jacket and the flower crown!

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  7. you pulled off this yukata thing effortlessly !
    doesnt even look like a yukata !

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  8. I love Ur dress!

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  10. wow u look nice..i was just wondering did u cut off the sleeves of the jacket yourself or was it like that from before ?

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  11. You look too cute, that flower headband is so precious and I like the whole idea of this look:)
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  12. Those flower crowns are sooo cute!!

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  14. I love the last picture! Lovely hair accessory and necklace. :)

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  15. Its a gorgeous colour and it could so easily be worn with alot of things,very versatile!
    And your hair band is pretty.

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  16. I think this is actually a yukata, which is a summer kimono. They're much lighter and involve less layers/work. They're also generally made of cotton.

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  17. That was for readers, not you :)

    Also yukata revival is something you see in summer and mainly in Kansai, particularly areas like Kyoto from what I've seen. Especially at festivals (matsuri).

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  18. I love the yukata. It is really sweet. And the flower crown is adorable. Love it too.

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  19. So sweet!!
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  21. i love this girly hippie chic look on you!

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  22. I love the kimono jacket. Not the usual jacket design. Would really love to have one... maybe I'll order online. :)

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  23. I love the outfit, but I wish the hair wreath had only one large flower--maybe a few smaller ones would've worked better.

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  24. Wow this has come back. In the 70's l use to wear a flower in my hair....am l dating myself.
    :-)

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