Sunday, November 4, 2012

For the Love of Layers

The morning air outside of my comforter is taking on an edge, a warning sign of the cold mornings to come. It makes the extra 5 minutes I give myself before getting out of bed, all curled up in a ball of warmth, even more delicious.
 
But I shouldn't complain too much, as after getting out of bed there is the exciting opportunity to get decked out in fall fashion, layering to my heart's content. Fall is a procession of awesome jackets, swinging light coats, chunky accessories and bright colours.


 It is also the perfect season for kimono. No sweating from the heat in summer, or freezing your toes off in the winter, but a perfect balance between layers (again!) of silk and unusual stoles. The lower angle of the autumn sun reflects off the gold and silver of the obi, and lights up the cream colours from within.
 

5 comments:

  1. Everything is lovely! :) I especially like the first outfit and the kimono.

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    1. Cheers, I think the preppy look may bea good one too ^_−☆

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  2. Your autumn (sorry, "fall"! ) kimono colours are lovely! My shamisen teacher is happy to be back to kimono weather, as well, but in winter, I always worry about her toes in the snow! Those tabi aren't very warm! It's still "hot in the sun, cold in the shade", but I also love this season for dressing. Finally, the jackets and trench coats get a turn, before it all gets too cold and I have to wrap up in thermals and down jackets. Japanese girls do the layering thing so well - you do too! I just get lazy and put one huge coat on, and then just about die on the train. Do they have to heat the trains to T-shirt levels?

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    1. Shamisen?! You play the shamisen? Which style?
      I have been lookinf for someone to play sankyoku with :)

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