So here I’m wearing:
Synthetic fuschia pink sakura houmongi
Cream and grey geometric tsuke-obi
Pale blue shibori obiage
Powder blue obijime
Coral haori (not worn in all photos) with sakura and ume on paper strips motif.
I was quite pleased with the neatness of my outfit when I first put it on- and cunningly took the photos straight away rather than waiting til the end of the day when I was much more disheveled. The slipperiness of the synthetic houmongi meant that something came a little awry during the day and I had to keep reaching down under my obi to try and tuck the right hand side of my kimono back up again!
I didn’t manage to be very seasonally appropriate this time, in part because there are much fewer kimono in my collection that I’m able to wear with my wider girth. I’ve noticed that autumn motifs are an area that my kimono collection is seriously lacking for some reason! i find this quite strange as I really love autumn but I seem to have gone for a lot of spring and winter motifs recently, and have just made a huge effort to get some summer fabrics into my collection.
The coral haori is bought from Naomi no Kimono Asobi’s Etsy shop and is one of my current favourite things, but I haven’t really had the chance to wear it as it’s a winter/spring piece (I think!) and is lined. I was really only able to wear it for the photos today as the weather was very warm for early November!
I’m really having fun trying to wear kimono while pregnant, though I am trying to be careful to take short cuts like using tsuke obi so that it doesn’t become stressful or a chore!