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Rose print tassel kimono, River Island; White strapped swing camisole, River Island; Textured leggings, River Island; Barely there flat sandals, H&M; Mulberry Alexa in Petticoat White and Rose Gold (SS12); Necklace - a gift.
Hello and happy mid-June! (Sorry.) I shot these way back last week just before date night but I’ve been SO busy yet still wanted to actually put some real words to paper/blog to go with them. Fully embracing this summer’s hippy vibes and blanc point trend (… whites colour micro trend FYI) with this ensemble. I picked up the white version of the strapped camisole from River Island and I’m besotted with it. I’m all for trying new looks and mixing separates, but when the weather is actually nice for once I just like simple, fuss-free looks.

Odoroki (Noun; Jpn.) -: wonderment /ˈwʌndəm(ə)nt/ a state of awed admiration or respect.

The kimono is another River Island number: they’ve easily become one of my high street favourites as of late. Zara is good and all but River Island has really been bringing it for something with a little edge and they’ve also stepped aside from that overly printed and branded ‘thing’ they had going on. But back to the kimono! I spotted this online and that same evening in Zoe’s vlog and it was fate after that. Right? It pairs so well with a little cami and some leggings for lazy hazy evenings.

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Speaking of lazy hazy evenings, I actually wore this ensemble to a third date last week. F yeah -- well and truly broke my curse. We went for an evening walk by the lake and a sunset-lit swing in the park, and it was pretty darn good. We’ll see where this all goes but I’m pretty content at the moment. Work is kicking my ass but I’m enjoying the whole work hard, play hard mantra and I’m finally feeling like I’ve found a good balance.

PS. Meet Bibi, the beautiful Bichon Frise puppy that we’re dogsitting for the summer - isn’t she adorable?! xo

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  1. I love the black and white kimono!

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  2. I do love the Kimono but know that the tassels would irritate me, and get caught on door handles/my rings/the baby frequently! All thenice ones i've seen have tassels though so perhaps I need to just succumb to it!
    Bibi is gorgeous (bet she loves the tassels too!) and YAY to contentedness and 3rd dates xx

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    1. Thank you Lauren! Ah they're already annoying me for those reasons ;) they're worth the hassle though, except when you dip them into teas, water, etc.! Tehe, everything is going good at the moment - we must plan a catch-up soon! xx

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  3. I love the straps on that cami, it makes something so simple just that little bit prettier! Bibi is so beautiful - when I spotted her on your Instagram I fell in love x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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    1. Thanks Charlotte! It really is the perfect update (: awh thanks lovely, she's such a little bundle of joy, I wish she was ours to keep!

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  4. This is such a good look on you! Yay for dates too :)

    Maria xxx

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  5. I used to have about 3 kimonos but stupidly ebayed them all last summer! I need to get get myself another I think!

    ​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x

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    1. Ah Leanne, you silly one! You certainly do, they're absolutely everywhere at the moment and SO easy to wear and style up (:

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  6. that's a perfect look for a third date in my opinion - i hope it continues to go well! i'm loving your japanese titles as well ;) x

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    1. Awh thanks Miho! I *think* it went well (:

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  7. The kimono is so pretty! I love the fringing on it.
    Also Bibi looks so cute!

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    1. Thanks so much Annabelle! Yup - Bibi is every part as cute as she looks (:

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  8. Love the detail on that white cami x

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  9. I really need to get my mitts on some of those RI camis. And pup is so cute!
    x

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    1. You certainly do! I'll have to bring her on a Dream Team adventure this summer!

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  10. So glad to hear you're feeling pretty content right now, it's a wonderful feeling! You look beautiful and Bibi is a cutiepie! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. Eeep it really is! She's so sweet, can't wait to share more of her on the ol' blog - hope you're well Jennie! xx

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  11. Summer dates!!! Ahh, so great I hope you are enjoying your time with this person!
    Bibi is so freaking adorable Michelle! Ahhh.

    Love the River Island Cami top, Suzi style had this on in one of her vlogs, and I though it so amazing. I need this in my life. IDK how I'd get it in the US.

    Carolyn | BLOG

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    1. Thank you Carolyn! I'm so, so happy at the moment (: ah indeed, I'm gathering up quite the collection at the moment. Literally adore it! Is it available on ASOS in US? As they also stock River Island? x

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  12. That kimono is lovely :) you look super nice, especially that bag ;)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  13. Beautiful bag and gorgeously cute dog - lucky you for getting to sit her! I want a bichon frise!

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

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    1. Thanks so much Tamsin! Ah I know, she is absolutely adorable & a dream to puppysit for (:

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