OUTFITS: Mesmerising in Monochrome - Charlize's Chevron Kimono

   Hello hello! It definitely won't be news to my regular readers that I have an undying love for all things Kimono, and as each we...

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 Hello hello!

It definitely won't be news to my regular readers that I have an undying love for all things Kimono, and as each week goes by it seems that my collection just grows and grows! But I don't just buy any old Kimono, no no no! I look for the ones made with gorgeously floaty, feminine fabrics and dreamy prints. I just love the versatility of them and could easily wear Kimonos 365 days a year.

A couple of months back I came across Charlize Kimonos on Instagram. They're a brand new, indie company formed by two Australian mums that focus 100% on kimono goodness. Heaven!

There are plenty of kimonos knocking about on the high streets and the bigger online retailers nowadays, however it can be bit of a struggle to find the right prints. I want something different, something unique. The ladies at Charlize have got it spot on. All you have to do is pick the fabric you like, choose from 5 different lengths and wait for your garment to be hand-sewn and shipped. It may take a good few weeks to drop through your mailbox, but it's worth the wait.

I chose the Chevron kimono, though in all honesty if money wasn't a factor I'd have ordered everything... TWICE!! But alas, my mad experiments in the basement to grow a money tree have failed so far. So I gave my measurements to these lovely ladies and a few weeks later, it had arrived.

I have to say, when I tore open the parcel and pulled out the kimono I was a little surprised at the cut. I'm much more used to the fitted style, but this was much looser and more like a cape. I wasn't 100% sure about it at first, but after parading around for a while in front of the mirror (el oh el), it really grew on me. This truly was unique.

It also inspired me to go all out monochrome for the first time in ages, so I hunted through my wardrobe, ended up in Narnia, had tea with Mr Tumnus, came back again and found this old black and white pleated dress I bought from Topshop. I have no idea when I bought this, except to say that it definitely wasn't recently! I wrapped my favorite gold studded skinny belt around it, et voila!

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Black and White Heavy Pleated Dress - TOPSHOP
Chevron Kimono - Charlize Kimonos

Sadly Charlize don't have a website up yet (not that I know of anyway), however you can place an order on their Facebook or via their Instagram. Now just try explaining that to your mother, as if the internet and eBay weren't baffling enough:

 'You bought a what from where?!'

When payday comes around, I'll be back on their Instagram going crazy for Kimonos. Take that high street.

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21 comments

  1. Love this monochrome outfit Halima!ah I really wanted that topshop dress ages ago-they had it in peach too!never managed to find my size though!really like the print on the kimono too!:)xx

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  2. You have such a yummy range of kimonos, this one is such a statement piece - love it!

    Tara xo

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  3. Yeaaaaah love that Kimono, now if they didn't look like momo's on me I'd be down lool. Adoring the outfit bubs xo

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  4. You have the best collection of kimonos!! x

    littleleeli.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. 'You bought a what from where?!' Hehehe. The kimono is lush! x x

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  6. AAAHH, I came across them the other day, but wasn't sure!
    Maybe I'll go ahead now.

    LOVE the print!

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  7. love the drapey cardigan you got here and ahhhh your hair!! <3 <3

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  8. The kimono is gorgeous, I love the chevron pattern, i wish i could pull off a kimono but the ones iv come across seem to just drown me since im so small lol xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC

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  9. That is one good looking kimono.
    I tried a Kimono from H&M and I looked like a monk. I don't really have the bald head ready to pull off such a look, yet.

    pippa-love.blogspot.com

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  11. Love your outfit and your hair looks amazing.
    xoxo

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  12. Very mesmerising indeed! You look great btw!

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  13. I'm blown away by your dress it is stunning!!!! The whole outfit is hot love it!

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  14. In love with it! I am gonna take a look too!
    I like the loser fit too.
    Hareem xxx

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  15. I love this on you, I think the monochrome look works really well with your style. I've got a bit of an addiction to kimonos too so heading over to Instagram to check this brand out :-)

    Sharon x

    http://stargazyeyes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. You look fantastic I'm glad this kimono encouraged you to go monotone :) the kimono itself is amazing- I wish they were suitable to wear in the winter
    Thank you for the kind comment on my blog
    X

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  17. You look great in the kimono! I've recently found a love for them, myself, and bought a black silk one from the thrift store. Man, do I love it. You wear yours in the winter??

    xo Ashley

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    1. Oooh I'm liking the sound of a silky kimono! Very sensuous! ;)

      I do actually! Then I just wear a trench or faux fur coat on top, ha!

      xo

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  18. Oh, yess!! I love kimonos too, and this one is so perfect, I love items which are really versatile and this one looks so easy to wear with almost anything! Great way to combine textures! YOur hair and make up.. PERFECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #fangirl see you soon! xxxx

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