After a disappointing weekend weather-wise, summer seems to have returned…just in time for an outfit inspired by a Tropical Paradise! Shelbee chose this theme for June’s Thrifty Six, which got us all in the mood for sunshine and cocktails! Actually, I had to think hard about what to wear for this challenge. The outfit that immediately sprang to mind didn’t work because it wasn’t preloved. So, after some searching through my wardrobe and cases I found this tropical print kimono jacket. I bought it several years ago on eBay but don’t wear it very often, which is silly really because it feels lovely on. (I’ve found an identical one on eBay if you want to get your hands on one!)
Previously, I’ve teamed this kimono jacket with blue trousers and a striped T-shirt. For this tropical paradise theme though, I decided to pick out the yellow in the print. Creating a column of yellow with the trousers and vest really allows the kimono jacket to take centre stage. I chose the fun lemon bag for a whimsical touch in keeping with the tropical theme. For jewellery, I added a gold necklace with shell and coral charms, plus a chunky ring, bracelet and yellow tassel earrings.
SHOP THE LOOK
Darling kimono jacket (eBay – identical one here) | River Island trousers (old) | vest bought on holiday | SkinnyDip London bag | Asos sunglasses (old) | necklace from TKMaxx
“Paradise under grey skies…
“This month’s Thrifty Six theme is ‘Tropical Paradise’…
…immediately I reached for these 1970’s palazzo pants in all the vibrant
colours of a parakeet!
Styled with vivid yellow and opulent turquoise, it’s a dangerously
…on a sunny day it’s nothing less than resplendent!
I wanted sunshine for my pictures; I waited and I waited but it never
came so here I am on this cloudy day…
…still smiling as my outfit radiates ‘Tropical Paradise’ even though the
skies are grey…”
“That’s what I represent today! Lol. I shall explain. Years ago we went
to Ibiza every year with friends. And in the evenings we always drank
the Mediteranee there, a cocktail of pina colada with pineapple juice.
Every evening my girlfriend and I were looking forward to drinking that
delicious cocktail! And we drank a lot of those!
We often made it ourselves afterwards at home! And look, today I am the
pineapple! The green top is pre loved, bought at Vinted. Beautiful color
huh. I really liked the whole color combination of my outfit! Let’s take
a look at my fashion friends.”
“I found this green slip dress with a big bold tropical floral
print during a winter thrifting adventure so this is the first chance I
am getting to wear it. It had ties on the sides to cinch the waist
except the ties were oddly placed on the hips. So I cut them off and
tied them in my hair! I styled it with a non-thrifted kimono and
platform espadrille sandals for an easy breezy summer look.”
“Ahh the tropics and that hot, delicious sunny weather that all Northern
girls crave…Le Sigh! Even if I can’t get to a tropical island for a
get-away, I can still get dressed up for that sunshiny vibe anyway! A
girl can dream and play the part even in hot sticky Montreal. Here’s me
with Jamaica on my mind in a totally pre-loved look.”
“Since I live in a landlocked state, I didn’t want my outfit to come off
as too costume-like. I opted for this tropical, yet subtle, halter top
that was a hand-me-down from a cousin. It came with a matching flowy
skirt, but I chose to pair it with mom jeans instead (and a subtle
flower hair accessory) for a cute date night look. The matching ensemble
would make the perfect island vacation outfit, though!”
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