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Another Longline Kimono

Winter day light is causing such a stink for my blog! Whilst I'm not going to wish away the colder days, which are my favourite kind, I do wish we had longer hours of daylight in the week.  These aren't the best snaps in the world, but I was dealing with fading light, wind and an ever increasingly grumpier photographer!  Don't ever say that I don't work for this blog!
I originally bought one of these burnout kimonos from the Simply Be store in Sheffield but after it fell to pieces I had to return it as faulty (and they had no more in store, boo).  Luckily, online still had this in my size so I nabbed a promotional code off the internet and got this at a reduced price.  Normally I wouldn't do this, ultimately it's the store's responsibility to find me a suitable replacement, but I wasn't prepared to wait and have it sell out like the last two times I waited until payday for something.  I'm so in love with this kimono, it's incredibly light and the velvet texture is just heavenly, the photos really don't do it justice as it's a beautifully designed piece and I've had many a lady come and stroke it in admiration!

I teamed this with my favourite black swing dress of the moment from ASOS, which comes in normal and tall size - a complete god send - and is a snip at only £17.50 right now.  I went for my normal size 22 here and found it true to size. I'm finding lately I'm transitioning into a lot of black again, it helps me be more versatile in what I wear and I feel comfortable in it.  Yes, it's slimming but to be honest I just like the colour.  I wanted to show a couple of photos here of where it's clung to my belly in the wind, to show you (and me) that I don't give two friggs about whether it's slimming or not - I like it, end of.
I finished the look with just some black flats from George at Asda and a long heart shaped gold necklace from instore at Simply Be for a casual Sunday ensemble.

Long line kimonos aren't going anywhere for next season and I know that regardless of trend, this will sit in my wardrobe for a long time! It's just heavenly.

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