29/12/2013

I'm kinda over getting told to throw my hands up in the air

29/12/2013
Kimono: Primark         Sleeveless shirt: Topshop         Jeans: Next
Necklace: Warehouse


First of all, apologies for the quality of these photos - I really wanted to post this outfit, but I've been so busy all day that the only time I could find to do a shoot was at night! There just aren't enough hours of daylight at the moment.

The reason I've had such a full day is that all of my cousins, aunties and uncles on my Dad's side of the family have been up to stay with my Taid (welsh for granddad). Normally we're scattered around the country, but every now and then we all meet up, so the last couple of days have been a sort of Christmas gathering! Last night we went for a lovely meal (all 13 of us!) and this morning we all got up early to go bowling. Well, I say early... early by student standards!

I used to be quite good at bowling, but I was pretty terrible today! It gets embarrassing when your younger cousins start to beat you! I'm feeling very old. After the bowling, we went back to my Taid's house for a Christmas dinner... somewhere around my 5th or 6th of the festive season (definitely gonna have to go on a diet when this is all over). Later, my uncle revealed that he had another activity for us all to do - he'd bought three sets of an "egg challenge" game, and we were to split into three teams! The challenge was to build a parachute like structure, using the materials in the box, that would hold an egg and stop it from smashing if dropped from a great height. The winning team would be the one who's egg withstood being dropped from the highest point. I'm not sure I've explained this very well, but it ended in hilarity and one of my uncles standing on the garage roof to drop the parachutes!

Since it was such an activity-heavy day (although I only knew about the bowling beforehand), I decided I'd better go with jeans rather than a skirt or dress!


I could pretend that I wore the kimono because it was a light layer, would allow for ease of movement and would stop me from getting too hot whilst bowling... but really I just love the pattern and hadn't worn it in a while! It was useful for all of those reasons, though. I'm a huge fan of kimonos, they add a certain bohemian charm, and it's no secret that I'm a sucker for all things boho!

Both the white shirt and the purple jeans I've had for a couple of years, but they still serve me well as great casual separates. Although, after wearing my Topshop "mom" jeans so much recently, it felt very weird to be wearing jeans that weren't high-waisted! I may have had slight withdrawal symptoms!
 (I didn't, I'm just been overdramatic).

Helen xx

26 comments :

  1. Hi! I love the kimono and you have a great blog ;)
    Would you like to follow each other via GFC? Let me know in my blog if you want.
    kisses

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    1. Thank you! :) Yeah of course, I'd love to follow each other! xx

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    2. Thank you! Following you now on GFC too!
      keep in touch!
      xx

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  2. Such a pretty kimono!! It sounds like you had a blast. They make school kids in the US do that project for school, riggght? I'd love to know the trick haha!

    Tara xo

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    1. Thanks :D Oh really? I'd never heard of it before, but sounds like the kind of ice breaker/team building exercise they'd do in schools or offices! xx

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  3. Really loving the kimono! xx

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  4. nice post!
    maybe we can follow each other? let me know! C:

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  5. Love that kimono you look fab!!! Hope you had a great Christmas
    xxx

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  6. That kimono is lovely :). I neeeed to get to primark soon x

    P.S I also get withdrawal symptoms of high waisted jeans haha

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  7. I love that kimono!

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  8. First off, love the song whose lyrics are mentioned in the title. And secondly, I love that kimonos (and all kimonos in general). I'm also struggling to find time to take photos when it gets dark so early outside. Your pictures still look really artsy and well-lit!

    Brittney

    Another Beautiful Thing

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    1. Yessss London Grammar are amazing :D Aw thank you! I know, winter's so inconsiderate of bloggers isn't it? ;) xx

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  9. This is gorg, and you're stunning!
    Wanna follow each other?


    Shai xx

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    1. N'aw thanks! Yeah sure :D just checked out your blog and it's lovely! xx

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  10. Great outfit !
    Happy new year and greetings ;)
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  11. Wow, gorgeous look!
    You have a new follower! :)

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  12. Forever crushing on kimonos :) You look lovely

    Ruth x

    www.kimkimipie.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Great post, you look lovely! Would you like to follow each other? I AM your new follower in gfc # 108, I also follow you in bloglovin and instagram. Hope you will visit my blog and follow me back
    Olga
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    1. Thanks for following lovely! Following you back :D xx

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  14. Great post, thanks for sharing sweetie! :)
    P.S. What do you think about following each other? I'd be glad if you want to! Let me know :) x
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    1. Ooh thank you! Yeah sure, following you back now :) xx

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  15. There never seem to be enough daylight hours anymore! I've been wearing fun outfits, missing the light and then needing to wear them again later just to photograph! I love kimonos! I've also definitely done the egg challenge! I didn't do it as a student, but the school I worked in last year had an egg challenge and the kids were graded on if their egg broke or not!
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    1. Haha tell me about it!! Really? :) I didn't realise the egg challenge was such a popular thing haha! xx

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  16. My god! It sounds like such a fun busy day you had!! Good idea to wear pants instead of dresses / skirts!!

    Do love that kimono though! And Primark! Amaazing

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