Jeanswest Duster Kimonos With Denim Shorts, Space Dye Tees and Louis Vuitton Neverfull

If you've followed my blog for a while you'd know that I love Jeanswest. It's easily my favourite clothing store, and I always ask for gift cards from there at Christmas. So when they come out with a kimono, a much loved staple of my wardrobe, I'm very likely to get it.
They've really stepped up their game recently with a whole heap of kimonos and so I spent the last of my Christmas gift cards getting these two amazing bright kimonos from Jeanswest, perfect for summer! They were both 40% off in the sales too

What I wore:

Jeanswest Eliza summer poncho in yellow floral with denim shorts and space dye tee LV neverfull beach picnic outfit | awayfromblue
yellow floral kimono with Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | awayfromtheblue
awayfromtheblue Instagram | Jeanswest Eliza summer poncho in yellow floral denim shorts tee beach picnic outfit
Jacket: Jeanswest Eliza summer poncho in yellow floral ( new purchase)
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
Tee: thrifted Kmart space dye cream and black longline top
Shorts: Jeanswest Sara distressed hot short
Shoes: black slim Havaianas thongs
Bag: Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

This kimono was a must have, as soon as I saw it I knew I'd use up the last of my Christmas gift cards to get it. So perfect! It's called a poncho on the Jeanswest site but I'm just going to call it a kimono. It's so light and floaty, perfect for our hot summer days in Brisbane and it's the most cheerful bright shade of yellow!
Wore it out for the first time for a picnic by the beach with some family over visiting from WA. The sunny morning turned into a showery day when we got there so we huddled together eating hot chips to stay warm until the sun and the humidity returned. I'd picked shorts to wear as I didn't want to overheat in jeans - regretted that choice with the wind and rain, but was happy for the rest of the day when the sun came out and jeans would have been too warm.
With the plain shorts and space dye tee the yellow kimono was a nice bright pop of colour, and my Louis Vuitton neverfull is a frequently worn bag to the beach, or to a picnic, or a picnic by the beach in this case!
Last worn: space dye tee, navy tassel necklace, black distressed denim shorts, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton Neverfull. First time I've worn the kimono as it was a recent purchase.
Other ways to wear: space dye tee and red jeans, black distressed denim shorts and scarf, Louis Vuitton Neverfull in the office.
Perfect for pregnancy: Louis Vuitton Neverfull in third trimester.

What's In My Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull


What I wore:

Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral with louis vuitton neverfull shorts and tee | away from the blue
Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull with green floral kimono | away from the blue
awayfromtheblue Instagram | Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral jacaranda tree and denim shorts tee Louis Vuitton neverfull
Jacket: Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
Necklace: Roie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
Tee: thrifted Mix Apparel black marle tee
Shorts: thrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
Shoes: Novo Tawny rose gold sandals
Bag: Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

The last photo in front of the Jacaranda trees for the season! I had been trying to get as many pics with them as I could and when I took this photo mid-November there were already more green leaves on the trees than purple flowers. It has been fun trying to stop at the best ones we passed to get pics - although there were many more I wish I could have taken pics with. Next year!
I went back to this street with my tripod this time as I knew to get a shot of the big purple trees behind me I'd need the camera to stand on the road. The boys patiently waited for me on the pavement as I snapped away, before we headed to a coffee date with a friend and then a play in the playground. Being a hot day I'd wanted to have a bit of a splash in the bay to cool down, but a warning about the illness causing algae in the water kept us off the beach sadly!
It was too hot for anything other than shorts and a tee, but I thought that the rose gold sandals and green duster kimono dressed up the outfit nicely for meeting my friend. This kimono was another must have as soon as I saw it, and I picked it up for 40% off in the Jeanswest sale too, earlier this year. I can never resist a good sale!
Last worn: green duster kimono, pearl tassel necklace, black space dye tee, distressed denim shorts, rose gold sandals, Louis Vuitton Neverfull (above).
Other ways to wear: green duster kimono and jeans, black space dye tee and denim jacket, distressed denim shorts and peplum tank, rose gold sandals and dress, Louis Vuitton Neverfull worn 30 ways.
Perfect for pregnancy: Louis Vuitton Neverfull at 38 weeks.

Duster Kimonos Under $50:


How You Can Wear It:

Shorts and a tee is a staple in the summer heat and humidity, and a great outfit for running around with the kids. You can add some extra colour to your outfit, or dress it up a little with a bright duster kimono like these two here.
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