Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Summer Kimonos and Denim: Jeanswest Georgie Maternity Boyfriend Shorts

In spring I realised that a tank and shorts would probably be my go-to outfit combo for coping with the summer heat during pregnancy, and kimonos seemed like a nice piece to add on top for a little more interest. I'd been hunting for some nice ones for a few months. There are a lot of polyester ones around but I needed something more breathable for the heat. I managed to score the two I'm wearing below in the Asos sale, already reduced with an extra 20% off so I'm pretty happy. Ended up wearing them both with the same pair of shorts for their first wears.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Bright and Colourful Second Trimester summer maternity pregnancy outfit singlet shorts kimono

Away From Blue | Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine
NecklaceAustralian coin and crest necklace layered with Roie Designs feather, quartz and love charm long necklace
Singlet: thrifted Cotton On yellow tank
ShortsJeanswest Georgie maternity boyfriend shorts (available in non-maternity also)
Shoes: Wittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

I loved everything about this outfit! The style challenge for the day was 'brights' so I wore my brightest tank and a colourful bag. I liked how well the yellow and aquamarine worked with the print on my kimono too. Wore this to go out with toddler T for a play date with some other mums and bubs from playgroup, as we are still trying to catch up although playgroup has a break over summer.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarersyellow tank, Jeanswest maternity shorts, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC. First time I've worn the kimono as it's a recent purchase, but you can see another way I wore it on Instagram here.

Other ways to wearyellow tank and a maxi skirt, Jeanswest maternity shorts and teestudded sandals and a printed skirt, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC with flared jeans



More fun printed kimonos under $50:






What I wore:

Away From Blue | New Look Petite print kimono maternity singlet boyfriend shorts pregnancy

AwayFromTheBlue | Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace layered with Happiness Boutique turquoise and coral pendant necklace (C/O)
TankJeanswest maternity tank in white
ShortsJeanswest Georgie maternity boyfriend shorts (available in non-maternity also)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH (on sale!)
Bracelets: the usual plus House of Harlow sunburst wrap bracelet in cobalt
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet

Why I wore it:

Wore this out to a Christmas party. I really like pink and blue together so I loved the colour combination in this outfit also. The style challenge for the day was 'killer heels' but no chance of wearing heels at this point in pregnancy! I figured the studs on my sandals made them 'killer' enough looking to meet the theme, and they were perfect for chasing around a toddler. Toddler T had a blast at the party, and got to meet Santa again. Even after Santa gave him a cookie he wasn't really sure of him, although it did make for some cute photos.

As it's the second time I've worn this tank since I purchased it, and I'm trying to review and reflect on all my purchases to find out if I'm buying the right things for my wardrobe, my purchase review:

I LOVE this tank. In my last pregnancy, I didn't try any of these maternity tanks and I just stuck to the regular non-maternity tanks, but I decided to try these on at Jeanswest one day and loved how comfortable and flattering they were. I bought three colours, and may have bought a few more in the recent sales....definitely a great pregnancy purchase. Although I am too clumsy for white and I'm frequently spilling things on it, so far I've managed to get all the stains out!


Last worn: white maternity tank, maternity boyfriend shorts (above), Balenciaga studded sandals, Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag. First time I've worn the kimono as it's a recent purchase but you can see how I also wore it on Christmas eve on instagram.

Other ways to wearwhite maternity tank and a maxi skirt, maternity boyfriend shorts and Converse, Balenciaga studded sandals and skinny jeans, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and a chambray dress




If you like the look of the kimonos above, now is a great time to snap them up! Final reductions are on in the Asos sale.


I sized down with the New Look Petite print kimono and got my regular size in the Somedays Lovin' Yakuza print kimono.



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63 comments:

  1. Love both of those kimonos but especially the first one with all the lovely mix of colours. I want to get a few more kimonos for this summer so I shall keep my beady eyes out for ones in the sale!

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They have some great ones in the sale! :) I linked up a few in my post too :)

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  2. You wouldn't know how jealous I am that you can wear Summer clothing during winter! I love the kimonos.
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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    1. ha, it's summer here in Australia!

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  3. Love these outfits - you look great!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  4. That first kimono is stunning! Baby is coming along well now :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  5. ahh!! you made me miss Summer for a brief time and I went to reality with a cold breeze on my face :) Beautiful kimonos..love the first one

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  6. Lovely colors on the bag! U look fab in both!
    Thestyletune.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the bright t-shirt and clashing bag, great combo - you look amazing!

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  8. I really love love your outfits! its ver chic and casual but still stylish! Congratulations on your maternity!

    http://lifeofacameo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Loving both of those kimonos! You're so right, they're a great way to layer while still keeping cool! I do have one that I wore a few times down in Florida without overheating, haha
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. I think the trick is to get the right material! I've had a polyester one before that was just too warm, these are cotton and/or viscose so much more breathable! :)

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  10. The kimono-style covers are really cute! I love all the colours in the top outfit (of course I do!), and "killer heels" doesn't have to mean HIGH heels!

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    1. Very true! It's all about having fun with the challenges anyway :)

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  11. Kimonos are such a fabulous layering piece for the summer! You are glowing and beautiful!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  12. I agree that kimonos make such great layering pieces when you don't want to add warmth. These are such cute ones! I think I need a kimono in my wardrobe--it's not something I have!

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    1. I've really increased my kimono collection lately - but I'm loving having them! :)

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  13. I love your looks. It is nice to see some summer outfits because it will be a long time before I get to anything summer like!

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  14. Gah, your kimonos are gorgeous! Especially the first one - the floral print is out of this world!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. It is such a beautiful print, and at such a bargain price! I never would have been able to justify full price haha

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  15. What an adorable kimono, it's such a fun way to pair with versatile pieces. I love ASOS, and just bought a few things on sale there over the holidays. Happy New Year! <3
    Tea Savvy

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  16. You make being pregnant look so easy and glamorous! I love the kimonos, they are super adorable!

    Margarita Chi | MARGARITACHI.CO

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  17. Love these kimonos. I always see people wearing theirs and think "I really should wear mine more often!" Maybe I will this weekend! Thanks for the inspo! I'm going to check out the ASOS petites sale too . . . I find their sizing works for me pretty well.

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    1. Same here - the Asos petites range is great for me! :) Hope that you enjoyed wearing your kimono! :)

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  18. I love your blog and enjoy following you! I can't wait for more posts! you look so lovely and choose the best colours to look amazing in! Hope you had a Happy New Year in 2016! xx http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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    1. Thank you, happy new year to you too :)

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  19. I love these kimonos and how they add so much style to your shorts and tees. You look gorgeous.
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  20. Kimonos are soo perfect for the warmer weather. They definitely dress up a simple tank and cut offs outfit :) Both from asos are so cute!

    Mili

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  21. Such a cool summer pregnancy look.
    Love your kimonos.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  22. Such a cute look, so loving the kimonos!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  23. Ah, the kimono from your YT haul. It looks very pretty worn. I have been wearing some non-maternity long sleeves as well, but after a while I can see them wearing out around my belly from being stretched that far, so I guess they need replacement once the pregnancy is over.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Hopefully there will be a great sale for you to stock up post-baby! :) I found last time I didn't stretch anything out but this time around the bump is much bigger so who knows!

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  24. I love the prints of your kimonos! Both of these looks are so pretty!

    Jill
    http://www.dousedinpink.com/2016/01/on-trend-elbow-patches.html

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  25. You are rockin' that bump! Is this your first pregnancy? I loved wearing my kimono while I was preggers and I love the floral print on yours!

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    1. Nope, I already have a toddler :) I didn't love my kimonos as much when I was pregnant with him though - they are becoming my go-to this pregnancy! :)

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  26. I like both kimonos and love how you styled it. Summer is fast approaching in my country and I can't wait to buy summer clothes already. <3

    Have a great day! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  27. East layers seems like a key thing in maternity wear to me. That way you can use the same maternity tops underneath. Your shorts and kimonos are a great combo!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Yep, get a few good maternity basics and dress them up in different ways :)

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  28. I'm not always comfy rocking the shorts and tank look. More of a self conscious thing, but it really is the easiest way to beat the summer heat. As you laugh to yourself thinking,"you silly Ohioan, you don't know what heat is." haha I think building a collection of simple yet interchangeable kimonos and maxi dresses is in my warm wardrobe plans!

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    1. Kimonos and maxi dresses are perfect for the heat! And I won't judge your version of 'heat' because you'd laugh your head off at what I find 'cold'! haha!

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  29. Such lovely pairings with tanks and shorts! I love the addition of the kimonos; they certainly add more interest to an otherwise basic look and I of course love your vibrant purses! I hope you're having a wonderful day so far, beautiful, and thanks so much for sharing!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  30. Look at you!! Your bump looks sooo beautiful! Love the shorts

    Kisses,
    BLOG | Taislany

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  31. Love a good kimono. They are both so gorgeous but the print on the first is so unique that it is a standout. The brights are just so joyous to. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Charlie
    Fur Earwig

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  32. Beautiful kimono and I love the bright yellow on you!!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  33. Love the first kimono, it's just beautiful!


    Fashionably,
    Patricia
    http://www.wingsforliberty.com/

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  34. I love how you look in yellow, it is a perfect summer outfit
    x,Abril

    The Color Palette

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  35. I am loving your kimonos! The long necklaces accent them perfectly! What a put together look for hot weather!

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  36. how fun to be wearing summer looks! it is freezing where I am at now! cute looks!


    kelseybang.com

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  37. This is a stunning look babe!! Absolutely beautiful!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  38. It all looks perfect together, love the yellow and blue.
    Hope you remembered to stop by A Labour of Fashion linkup.
    http://www.alabouroflife.com/2016/01/a-plethora-of-plaids-when-you-fashion.html

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  39. Bright colours really suit you and I really like the kimonos, they look lovely! x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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  40. The studs definitely count as killer! Looks like the best outfits to wear for this sort of summer heat. I love the shade of mustard.

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    1. It is a lovely yellow! And such a bargain buy at the local op-shop!

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  41. I love the kimono to add add the extra interest to the outfit. Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  42. Kimonos are always so pretty! Gorgeous print design Mica. Love that yellow with the first one.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  43. Thank you all for your kind comments.

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  44. You are the most adorable pregnant woman ever!!! SO CUTE!!!

    Stopping by from the Pleated Poppy link-up!

    -Adriele
    http://www.StyleAssisted.com

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  45. These are both perfect summer looks and I really like your first kimono. The colors are gorgeous! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Mica!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

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