Ex Libris en Kimonos

Lately I have been feeling very lazy in the mornings while getting dressed for work, and most days will just throw on a tee and some comfortable bottom. A favorite uniform lately has been a white t-shirt + easy skirt + giant, warm shawl. By the way, like my recent Gap skirt, this Alexander Wang is also elastic waisted and super comfortable to wear. It also can be adjusted up or down for a variety of occasions.

My favorite shawls in my collection are my Hermes ones. I find them easier to wear than the silks, and a little more casual. They are gigantic (a plus in my book) and every season they come out with incredible designs. I picked out this one because I loved the colors and thought the green bits would go nicely with my Kelly. There are lots of little details in it that I love.

This particular pattern is called “Ex Libris en Kimonos”  and was issued in a variety of colorways in both silk and cashmere. The design is based off of historic kimono patterns from the Matsuzakaya archives.

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  • Tabitha
    November 19, 2012 at 7:39 am

    That scarf is glorious, what beautiful colours.
    I never wear scarfs, well only when it’s freezing in winter, they bother me too much.

  • adele
    November 19, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Adore both the colours & print on your shawl.
    Happy Monday Hun xoxo

  • Caise
    November 19, 2012 at 7:49 am

    I love this scarf!

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    November 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Love this!

  • Jan
    November 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Funny u post about this scarf today
    For I was looking at it and almost purchased at the bellavita hermes in Taipei a few days ago

    • Katherine
      November 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      I love it Jan, you should consider it!

    • Jan
      November 20, 2012 at 12:07 am

      You are so convincing Kat
      Just picked one up here in taipei

      • Katherine
        November 20, 2012 at 7:05 am

        You won’t regret it, you can wear so many colors with it!

  • KT of
    November 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I know this post is about shawls but I can’t take my eyes off your bag. You have one of the best bags collection out there. Love them and your blog! 🙂

    • Katherine
      November 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      Oh thank you KT, you are too kind!

  • phiphi's blog
    November 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    this is one of my favourite prints – and colourways! i love it on you – it is stunning!!!

    xox P

  • Jessy
    November 19, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Ahh, I have that skirt in marled black. LOVE it to death. It looks great on you!

  • latkesanddimsum
    November 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    What a gorgeous shawl, the colors will work with so many different outfits!

  • Anouka
    November 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    The shawl is so beautiful! Very artfully created.


  • Kira
    November 20, 2012 at 7:25 am

    shawl is beautiful! isn’t it made out of silk?

    • Katherine
      November 20, 2012 at 11:02 am

      I think it is a silk/cashmere mix – good catch 🙂

  • Lilli
    November 20, 2012 at 8:13 am

    You always look elegant! great scarf! just love the print! xo

  • Julie
    November 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Love the look! How does the skirt run, TTS or small? I’m thinking of trying it out myself.

    • Katherine
      November 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Thank you! It runs TTS to a tad bit small – I took XS and it fits well but it definitely runs smaller than say, Gap or Old Navy.

  • Joanna
    November 21, 2012 at 7:51 am

    The colours are absolutely stunning!

  • Urban Jungle Fashion
    November 22, 2012 at 8:46 am

    WOW! I really love the Ex Libris en Kimonos pattern. That is so my style!

  • Whitney Worthington
    November 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I adore that pattern – and I love how you balance your looks so well. Even though you are showing a lot of leg, you balance it up top. You look wonderful!

  • Nina
    December 4, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Hi! I was wondering if the Alexander Wang skirt stretches out after wearing and washing? I have both the XS and the S and I’m not sure which one I should keep. Thanks so much!

    • Katherine
      December 4, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      It hasn’t stretched out for me yet – hope that helps!

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    […] The Bright Scarf: I was really determined this year to add a big cozy colored scarf to my wardrobe – since I tend to gravitate so much towards neutrals in my shoes, bags and clothes, I really wanted to find a warm shawl that would help me add some color. I have always loved the Hermes GM shawls but they are too expensive for me to just buy them at every whim, so I’m very careful with purchasing. When I saw the Ex Libris Kimonos pattern come out and especially in this color way, I had to have it. It’s one of my favorites scarves in my wardrobe and I wear it all the time. Wearing it here. […]