A couple weeks ago I went to Anyer with my big family. Anyer beach is situated on West Java shore and it's only about 2 hours drive from Jakarta. We spent 2 days 1 night at The Jayakarta Hotel which I really recommend if any of you is looking for a good place to stay in Anyer. My family been staying there 2-3 times now because it's so convenient, right by the beach where you could swim and hire water sports, and the whole area is really nice and well-maintained. Beautiful garden, clean comfortable villas, and lots of facilities that are perfect for family or honeymooners.
Anyway, when I packed my outfit for this trip I chose a couple of light airy clothing items such as shorts, maxi dress, and cotton tank and blouse. Luckily for me, I received a pretty lace kimono and lace shorts from Lalalilo just a few days before my trip, so I made outfit plans and packed them into my travel bag as well.
The package came in a perfect time. The kimono lace is thin and airy, and it has a vintage feel to it which I really love. I've always wanted a kimono but haven't gotten around to buy them, so this is actually my first kimono outer :) --> And I'm loving it!
The lace shorts is also very pretty. I've been wanting this type of lace shorts since last year but still haven't bought them yet. Thanks to Lalalilo I finally have the lace shorts that I've been wanting for so long! The quality is great, the lace design is beautiful and it comes in sizes too. Mine is in size small and it fits me perfectly.
Both the kimono and the lace shorts are in nude color, so I can mix n match them as well as wear them together. I also think that nude color compliments my skin tone, and it would be a perfect color to wear on the beach too :)
|(Lace Kimono & Lace Shorts worn together)|
See, they look great when paired together, right?
Anyway, during my trip I wore the lace shorts on the beach and paired it with another lace top with a tanktop underneath. The length of the shorts is perfect for my petite frame. It's not too short that everyone can see your underwear, and it's not too long that it makes your thigh looks awkward.
The material is thick enough so it's pretty durable I might say. It also has a lining inside so it's not see-through, and it adds to the durability of the shorts too. On Lalalilo website the shorts comes in black and nude, both are super pretty (I actually had a pretty hard time deciding on which one to get, until I finally decided on the nude ones).
Chic Simple Lace Top | Lalalilo Lace Shorts | Roxy Sandals
I can already see lots of future uses of this beautiful lace crochet shorts ! :)
Now moving on to the kimono...
The lace kimono is just great to throw in just as you walked out the door. The material is so thin and airy, so it's really perfect for summer or for the hot beach weather. The kimono is all-size but I think it doesn't look too big on my small frame. The length is also not too long for me, I can still make it work ;)
As you can see in the above photo, when paired together with the lace shorts and a nude camisole it is a perfect outfit combination. But the kimono can also be worn with something else. Such as with a casual dress like this one below that I wore when we just arrived at the hotel in Anyer.
Vintage Knit Dress | Lalalilo Kimono Lace | Studio Nine Sandals | Longchamp Tote Bag
The stripe dress is actually a vintage knit dress with an A-line shape. I threw on the kimono because we chartered a bus and the air-con in the bus is quite freezing. As you can see, it goes well with the dress as a casual cardigan. It still allows your skin to breathe because it has thin material, and yet it protects you from the harsh wind.
The kimono can also be worn with jeans as what I wore below on the day before my departure to Anyer. I paired it with my trusted jeans and crochet sweater top to make sure that I stayed warm. The kimono is really versatile and I can't wait to pair it with something else from my closet.
Zara Crochet Sweater | Lalalilo Lace Kimono | Mango Jeans
Michael Kors Jet Set Tote | Vincci Sandals | Hand-me-down Necklace from Mom
If you're looking for an affordable clothing with good quality, or if you're looking for a one-stop website that sells a variety clothing items in affordable price, please check out Lalalilo.com. My experience with them have been very good. When I had a little problem with their website I sent email to them and they gave me a fast response, and suddenly all is well --> That's a good customer service right there!
Now if you'll excuse me, I have another weekend duties coming up! ^__^Cheers !
Hugs and Kissies,
, by Yuri