I’m hoping to continue to wear kimono at least once a month this year. That being said, I was supposed to wear this in January….but silly me, I forgot how busy life would get once school started again, so here we are in February! (I say this still counts for my January kitsuke though, since it’s only the 2nd of February and I’ll wear another later this month. )
You might remember this kimono from a long, long time ago. I wore it back in 2010, in Winter Kitsuke 1/19/10. At the time, I paired it with an (egads!) black mofuku (funeral) obi and red collar, and I fake-tied the obi so it ended up looking more like a very large rectangle than an otaiko musubi haha. I’ve always wanted to re-visit it though, and re-do that kitsuke with brighter, more cheerful colors.
This obi was tan in the seller’s photos, but I was pleasantly surprised to see it was a pale yellow color in real life. I actually lost this obi in a bidding war, but the other person backed out, so guess who got her happy fingers on it?
It was very windy outside today!
This is actually the exact same juban I wore with this kimono the last time. Only this time, I added a piece of large lace on top to make a haneri. I think the outfit works much better with a white collar this time around!
It’s interesting to see the difference between this outfit being worn and it being in the fashion coordination layout that so many kitsuke blogs have. (As seen above.) I think I prefer it when they’re worn!