May 22, 2012
Yukata syle: English Garden Party
For this ensemble, which I call "English Garden Party", I used accessories mainly from a store that seems to be everywhere nowadays, Charming Charlie. Their merchandise is priced just right for when you are feeling like something trendy but don't want to spend a whole lot and everything is arranged by color, so it's easy to shop there. And you can shop online if you don't have a store near you.
Here is the breakdown:
This awesome floral handbag is available from Charming Charlie here.
The enamel butterfly pin is available from Fantasyard for $10.59. It might work as an obidome and is in keeping with the butterfly print on the yukata.
Green straw hat is another Charming Charlie item, on sale for $14.98. The hot pink flower hair clip is also available there for only $7.97!
green geta are from this store for 3600 yen, size is 23.5cm though, too small for me but I chose them for the color. I don't own any green geta, but they just looked super cute with this yukata and the color is perfect!
The obi? I don't have one this color, so I invented it in Photoshop. A light yellow, cream, or white hanhaba obi shouldn't be too difficult to find online. I do have a white hakata obi but I thought the creamy yellow looked better with the handbag. The lime green summer (open weave) obijime is something I do own. The whole ensemble is really just an idea...you could do something similar.
Let me know what you think of my styling. When the yukata finally arrives, I will have some more ideas for how to dress it up!