You almost never see me in jeans and never in a kimono. But when I copied Shelbee for our anniversary I actually liked this look on myself! What a surprise. So How I wear a kimono is actually, How Shelbee wears a kimono!
Something else than jeans first
I had already planned this post when Shelbee came with this post last week. Tears hit my eyes. Which was not a good idea because our help in housekeeping would be at the door in 10 minutes. What could she not think if she saw me howling in front of the laptop. But I thought it was so incredibly sweet from Shelbee. And so not expected! So this is what we mean by that you can build such great intense friendships with other bloggers. Even though we never met in real life, and we probably never will. In our anniversary episode I already told you how I feel about Shelbee. I want to add something to that.
Shelbee has never made a secret of the fact that she has bipolar disorder. One of the reasons why I love this woman is that she is super strong. When I was in my early 20s, my thyroid gland worked way too fast. So fast that I have had a few psychoses. I can tell you that it’s horrible. I don’t wish my worst enemy that (as far as I know I don’t have any enemies either) So I believe that Shelbee has to fight every day to get through a day. I probably don’t say this well at all. When it comes to emotions, it’s pretty hard to write that down in another language.
What I want to say is that Shelbee is not just a mother who is often on her own because her husband is in the army, and who supports her immensely! Hats off Jeff! But she pursues her dreams, dares to be herself and all with a mental illness. That is fighting every day! I know it is, fighting to stay stable, fighting to get your act together, fighting to do ,,normal,, things. Shelbee is admirable! And now I stop because otherwise I will start crying again and I have a appointment in half a hour. But if you don’t know Shelbee, please visit her blog and get to know her!
How I wear a kimono
You all know that I don’t like jeans at all. This is my only pair, except for the culottes. But for our anniversary I copied a look of Shelbee and I knew it had to be a kimono. And she wears jeans with that! And when we were shooting I actually felt pretty good in this outfit. That was very surprising. I do like to wear these jeans(once a year) with a white tee, so classic. But I never ever wear a kimono. This isn’t one, this is a dress. But I knotted the strings at the back and now it is a kimono. The belt is Gerben’s.
Kimono’s are not very popular here in Europe. We hardly see them in stores, magazines or on the streets. It’s a rel American item I feel. The red boots are older too. But I don’t wear them that much. I am not a huge fan of the color red. But I felt for this kimono,dress, because of the color combination. Although I do think it’s very up lifting and vibrant. And almost anyone can wear red! Isn’t that amazing.
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This is gorgeous Nancy! Love the red with the denim xx
Nancy, this looks so good on you! I know you aren’t crazy about jeans but these should have you changing your mind – you look hot, hot, hot woman! That kimono is so darn good – I want the whole outfit!
Hahaha, really? Thanks!
Nancy, now I am crying like a baby! You are too kind. And you expressed the emotional part of this just perfectly. I don’t even know what to say except thank you…from the bottom of my heart. I am so blessed to call you friend. And this outfit is amazing on you! Maybe you will wear jeans and kimonos more often now!
Haha, both of us crying over each others post! Oh my god. Thanks love, I am glad I expressed it correctly!
This looks so good on you! Love the choice of red too, so vibrant and rich! Blogging sure has a way to create friendships doesn’t it.
It does! Never thought it would be because I am not that easy going!
OMG, that was a sweet blogpost written by Shelbee. I do not know you as well as she does, but I do agree that you are very supportive and strong and I think your sense of humour is very noticeable in your blogposts. You often make me smile when reading them! Enjoy your friendship, because female friendships are super good for our wellbeing in the broadest sense of the word!
Oh thanks Lieske!
Such a cute Kimono Nancy, it suits you perfectly .
darling look! so spring forward! i still don’t have a kimono…i need to get one!
Haha, this is actually a dress!
Love the red kimono on you, styled with the red booties! So nice to mention Shelbee and what she is going through! Support is a good thing!
It is! Thanks Yvonne!
Making online friends, even if you might never meet, is one of blogging’s greatest perks. I love how you and Shelbee have found soulmates in each other. I also love that you are borrowing each other’s style!. That red kimono is such a fabulous piece and actually suits you very well. xxx
Yes it really is! Thank you very much Ann!
Yours and Shelbee’s relationship is so sweet. You are both strong women and great examples to the rest of us. You look great in jeans–you know us Americans, that’s about all we wear, Ha!
Haha, yes! Thanks , that means a lot to both of us!
GIRL!! This is such a fabulous look!! You have to wear this over and over.
Haha, thanks , but I don’t think so!
Wow, you look amazing – I love this outfit on you. I so want to try and ‘copy’ your copy. Jacqui x
Ha, that is fun, a chain of copy cats!
You rock this kimono! I love the color and print. The length is so cool too.
I can’t believe you shy away from jeans becuase this look is precious on you!! Such a sweet friendship you and Shelbee have developed.
Shelly | The Queen in Between
Thanks Shelly! Yes we have!
I am huge admirers of both you and Shelbee. I know that you both have illnesses in which you cope with grace, honesty, and good humor. And? I love this outfit on you! You look fantastic!
Thank you very much Michelle, that is a very nice comment!
This is such a GORGEOUS kimono on you Nancy!! I LOVE it!!!
Thank you very much!
Wow!! Beautiful kimono, excellent with jeans and red boots. Lovely look Nancy dear.
A fabulous outfit Nancy! What a way to dress up jeans! ❤️
I love this look very much! Nancy, you nailed it! You look very comfortable in jeans.
You should wear jeans more often, you look phenomenal!! So beautiful and hip, love the red!
Thank you very much!
Isn’t it amazing how we can bond with other bloggers? I have made so many “for life” friends through blogging. Shelby is amazing, and so are you, Nancy.
Love the dress worn as a kimono, very clever! I don’t wear jeans either – they are just not me.
Haha, you see! Thanks love!
Absolutely love the kimono with the jeans. I love kimonos anyway. x
This is exactly why I love blogging. You can find great and inspiring people like you or Shelbee and get them to know better. People which we probably wouldn’t meet in real life. How amazing is that? And back to fashion. Indeed, the kimono isn’t a thing in Europe. I don’t know why it is such a beautiful styling piece. I wouldn’t notice that your “kimono” is the dress. o) I love how you style it. This really suits you. Thank you for sharing your post with My Red Carpet.
Thank you very much!
What a chic look dear! So pretty with those gorgeous boots. Really perfect for the season.
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I love your dress as a kimono Nancy! You look great in jeans, and the red boots are fabulous!