Style Inspirations: The Creative: 19 January


Welcome to today’s Style Inspiration: The Creative!

Kimba of Kimba Likes is a beauty junkie with a passion for fashion and a zest for fun.

She is a silver lining girl, who loves a hair bow, a bold brow and a non matchy matchy shoe-handbag combo. Colour makes her happy and print clashing is her jam.


Kimba spills the beans on her outfit:

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My beloved husband, aka the Welshman, celebrated his birthday recently.

We gave him a sleep in, followed by a cup of tea in bed and lots of presents. I love giving him cook books – it’s the gift that keeps on giving!

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We headed to one of our favourite restaurants, Public Dining Room at Balmoral Beach, with some good friends for a luxe lunch.

Such a gorgeous beachside view – it’s so 1950s beach resort. My favourite Sydney beach.

Quite fond of the American Honey Sour – a yummy take on the classic whiskey sour, and the meringue ice cream sandwich, pinched from the kids’ menu, is equally delicious.

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I wore a Sarah Jane cotton dress with more than a hint of retro cute 50s styling.

I love a dress. Add in a vintage floral print, pockets and a 50’s silhouette and I’m head over heels.

I added a little tough pretty by teaming the floral dress with a Sussan ponyhair leopard skin belt.

My Nine West musk pink leather and wooden heeled sandals are ridiculously comfortable and cute as a button. I do love that in a pair of shoes.

Girls with curls will empathise about humid weather and curls.

Potential frizz is deflected as much as possible with tonnes of Original Mineral Frizzy Logic hair serum, and a little tress taming courtesy of a sweet vintage-esque cherry hairpin by Alannah Hill.

I kept my jewellery very simple.  Pretty sterling silver heart earrings by Robert Young (a lovely Christmas gift from the Welshman), The Jewel Collective Andromeda rose gold vermeil star studs, a vintage gold locket bracelet and my Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti Usual Suspects bangle, teamed with the Mikimoto pearls my father gave my mother for their wedding in the early 70s.

I had them restrung as a choker and bracelet and wore them at my wedding.  Today, I’m wearing both pieces as bracelets. I love pieces that tell a story.

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After our long lunch, we headed home for the very well behaved kids to cut loose with the water guns outside, whilst we enjoyed a bottle of Champagne.

Later in the evening, the Welshman set up our mini fire pit in the back garden and we toasted marshmallows to make our version of s’mores. Yum!

I added my Bohemian Traders Falling Flowers Kimono in the evening.

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If you’d like to join fellow Style Inspiration style blogger, Rachel from Redcliffe Style, and me in January, we’d love to have you on board for our Style it Project!

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Just style your very own kimono (treat yourself to a Bohemian Traders one, or use one you may have in your existing wardrobe), snap a photo and share it on Instagram, Twitter and / or Facebook.

Just tag @redcliffestyle and @kimbalikes and don’t forget #StyleitProject


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