|Shark earrings - etsy, top - Zara, shorts - old Gap jeans cut up, tights - AA|
This is my kimono. It's an antique one from this Japanese store on Southbank. I bought it a couple of years ago but haven't worn it much, as I wasn't that confident in how to wear it, but since the recent kimono thing I've started realising it can go with super casual stuff as well as dressy things. Cultural appropriation, again? I'm not sure if this would be deemed offensive by anyone. Although I always like and think we should err on the safe side of cultural appropriation, there are times when it's hard to tell whether you're simply appreciating something's beauty or whether it's not your place to take and use that beauty for yourself, without understanding the cultural significance of it. As far as I can tell (from the internet), the kimono was never, historically, a sacred garment, rather just the traditional clothing of Japan, that anyone wore. In which case I feel ok about wearing it. This outfit was mostly influenced by Jessa from Girls, in that one episode where she wore kind of a similar thing. *dreamy sigh*
Ugh, that show is the best! I am sad that it's the end of the season! I NEED MORE NOW.