Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Muted Tangerine Nagoya Obi

To go along with my attempt to buy only obi and accessories for the most part, I got this muted tangerine color obi on eBay.

I'm hoping that the simple design and color might go with my crazy kimono. I won't know until I get it in person, but we'll see.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Purple Hanhaba Obi

I won this purple hanhaba obi tonight from Shinei. The texture looks neat and the pattern and color seem like they will go with a lot of things I own. =)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

First Kitsuke of the Year!

Today, I did my first kitsuke of 2012. It's a belated New Year's kitsuke. I had a new tsukesage in a soft of taupe-mauve color that I had since fall, but just needed the right occasion. With its mats motif, I figured it would be perfect for New Year's, especially dressed up with a shiny fukuro obi, also with pine trees. To keep the outfit from looking too plain, I used a mint obijime and mint and violet obi age. The ohashori is a little longer than I'd like it to be, and my obi got a little wrinkled after being under the haori. Anyway, I hope you all like it!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

First Purchase of 2012!

I made my first purchase of 2012 after a kimono-buying hiatus (to work on cosplays). I'm trying to make an effort to buy only obi and accessories for a little while since those areas are lacking...

Anyway, here's my prize - a bold green nagoya obi with fall leaves:

I cannot wait to coordinate with this! =D