frock swap | kimono krazy

kimono : debbie's c/o george| skirt + shoes : new look | belt : primark

when i heard that debbie had chosen a floral kimono when george at asda kindly offered to help us out with our frock swap, i was preeeeetty sure i was going to look like an idiot. i don't do trousers; haven't worn jeans in years. the only bottoms i own that aren't leggings or tights (neither of which are legit legwear without a dress or skirt, ladies), are my array of pj pants that i instantly change into as soon as i enter the house. so what on earth was i going to wear with a fricken kimono?

and, as if it wasn't bright enough, i also don't own a lot of black. i tried pairing it with a simple black lace dress, but the fringing detail got lost against the lace. it needed something bright to allow the details to pop out and have their day in the sun (seriously, so sunny!). after rummaging through almost every item of clothing in my wardrobe (long!), i stumbled across this new look number from last summer. bright coral, but the perfect compliment to the orange and mango colouring of the kimono. call me cray, but i think it works. 

i mean, it's definitely cray, but i kinda like it. the japanese vibe was carried throughout the outfit with the sumo bun and platform sandals, and... yes, i got a loooot of weird looks from passers by while i was shooting, but hell. if you can't be the center of attention in your own (shared) backyard, where can you?

and here's how the woman herself styled it - aint she a yummy mummy!

who wore it better? JOKES. obviously she did, but how badly did i do on a 1-10 scale?