Last week John and I drove to Latrobe , a pretty little town on our island’s north west coast, for lunch at a French inspired restaurant and to spend a gift voucher we were given for Christmas.As it turned out we did have a yummy lunch but came home with the gift voucher as there was nothing quite right this time, a good excuse for a return visit.
My Oriental inspired outfit consists of wide silk M.A.Dainty pants, black Paula Ryan tee, Trippen sandals and a silk haori. I wrote about this beautiful haori previously when I wore it the opposite way.When I purchased the haori jacket at Vintage Red Fox last year I wasn’t sure if it was me and would I really wear it much. How wrong I was , I love it , either on this cream side or the mixed print side and have worn it many times.
It was a very hot, sunny day and my parasol came in handy, this was another Vintage Red Fox find.
How could I have doubted that I would wear and love something with these magnificent sleeves.
Another reason I enjoy wearing my haori is the memories it evokes of my trip to Japan in 2016.I came across this beautiful couple in their tr, aditional attire in a park in Tokyo and couldn’t resist a cheeky shot, they were actually posing for a professional photographer. I hope to return to Japan, possibly next year, it is a beautiful and fascinating place to visit.
I am not the only one inspired by the Orient, Yves Saint Laurent designed several collections after visiting China, Japan and India. This was taken at the YSL Museum in Paris last November. I will post further on this exhibition soon.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb,
Mica at Away from the Blue and Nancy for Fashion Friday Link Up.