Today I was supposed to work until 8pm, but we were so slow that I got sent home early. So I thought, what better way to celebrate Easter than with a little kitsuke? 😉
I’ve been wanting to wear this outfit for a while, but decided to wait until Easter because it reminds me of a colored egg. I actually did base the coordination off of an Easter egg in my house!
Today was a first for quite a few things kitsuke-wise. It the first time I’ve ever worn a haori..although why I did I have no idea, it was so hot outside today! I actually couldn’t wear it for more than a few minutes, so off it went after the photos were taken. I was also the first time I’ve ever used real padding and a kimono bra. (I must say, kimono bra…how did I ever live without it?) I also wore my new karyou-makura! (Yet another form of obi aid, specifically for tying otaiko musubi.)
I really like how my otaiko knot came out. I think I’ll be using the karyou makura to tie it from now on! I’m also getting better at tying the obiage and obijime, although I still need to work on those.
I noticed that the dandelions were blooming outside, so of course I had to stop and blow some for Easter wishes!!!
Here is my Easter basket, as well as the egg which inspired this coordination: