Kimono-style floral dressing gown

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!”


Blogging definitely inspires me. We are influential beings. When I first saw some of my fellow bloggers featuring vintage Kimono morning robes or dressing gowns, I knew this is a look I would wear.

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My second purchase in NYC was this elegant Kimono with florals on a black background. It’s not vintage but I love the style. Made in USA.

I remember my mother having one that she wore when lounging around the house or at the beach. It even had a similar print.

I wore it to MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) and blended right in with the art.


I wore it to Chelsea Market in Manhattan (the place where Nabisco created OREO cookies in 1912–BTW Oreos are vegan).


Sitting on the loading dock of the old Nabisco Factory.

Chelsea Market 3Chelsea Market 4Chelsea Market 5Next we took a walk on the High Line. Jean introduced us to this  unusual park (former railroad) in Manhattan. I get most of my fashion inspiration from my daughter Jean, I copied her by starting a fashion blog. I miss reading her posts because she doesn’t post as often since she opened her eco boutique in Seattle.

This Kimono is like a duster, lightweight and will make a great beach coverup and perfect for lounging at home and entertaining guests.

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High Line 3High Line 4

We walked over to Macy’s–world’s largest store–and I had more fun on the old-fashioned escalators than shopping.

Empire State BuildingEmpire State Building 2Empire State Building 3

Is this a trend you’ve bought or would wear?
What have you bought that was inspired by a blogger?



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18 Responses to Kimono-style floral dressing gown

  1. Olga says:

    I love this style! I actually have three kimono-type garments in my wardrobe, all three of different length: short, medium and long. Thank you for beautiful photographs!

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  2. Yes! I do get influenced by other bloggers.. it can be tough on the shopping budget it you let it! Love your pretty floral kimono.. I have just one but they are so fun to wear! Looks like you had a great time in NYC!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

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  3. Oh, what a kimono it is !!!!!!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL and with your little red accents it looks just perfect. Thank you for taking me on a tour of New York. Enjoyed it immensely. Kisses – Margot :)))

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  4. Patti says:

    Ah the greatest city! Love these shots, esp the magnificent Empire State Building. Great Kimono too. xox


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    • carmen says:

      Isn’t it though!? I love walking everywhere and feel like a kid in candyland, wide-eyed and a smile from ear to ear! Thanks so much for your comment!

      ❤ carmen


  5. utesmile says:

    That Kimono is lovely! Looks so good, and part of the museum with the flowers, as you said.
    You are having a great time I can see!

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  6. josep-maria says:

    The photos, of back, in the MOMA, I love! Kimono, artwork, and your hair, without a doubt, the most beautiful … your hair! The kimono is great, I love the stamping. And your look all black, with the delicate t-shirt with lace trim, and your capris … gorgeous! And I like the touches of red in your glasses and your shoes. Black, red and floral print is a beautiful combination. I also like to see photos of NYC, thanks for sharing them. But dear Carmen, all this rhetoric is collateral, because in this post all my attention is placed on your hair, I always like it, but today I find it wonderful. When you’re back, with the ponytail, in the photo at the door, with the hair on your face, so … seductive, moving, passing the pedestrian crossing, on the bridge … Carmen, on This post, the kimono is not the center of attention, the center of attention is yourself!

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  7. Jodie says:

    I have to agree that these kimonos seem so perfect for so many occasions!!
    And what a great time in NYC—the architecture at Macy’s is incredible, right??

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Jodie! Kimonos are so versatile, easy to wear and dressy. I love walking around the city enjoying the sights, both nature and architecture so artistic.

      ❤ carmen


  8. DGGYST says:

    These pictures are unbelievable!

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  9. Love a good kimono. This looks fabulous on you!

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