Weekend Style | chic to casual

Weekend Style | chic to casualI’m sharing what I wore for the first event in the Festival of Kimba, and how I took my weekend style from chic to casual.

We are big celebrators in the Kimba Likes household.  Christmas is so much fun we do it twice a year with a mid winter celebration too.  We adore Easter – lots of bunnies and chocolate. Plus it’s a great time to have a staycation in your own city as nearly everyone goes away.  What’s not to love?

Our date anniversary coincides nicely with Valentine’s Day.  Our wedding anniversary is on Star Wars Day.  Please note that is a complete coincidence.

Where we really bust out the celebrations is for birthdays.  Birthdays are a big deal around here.  We celebrate Birthday Festivals for at least a week.  They’re not considered over until the very last present arrives from overseas.  Handy with all our relatives living outside of Australia.

The Welshman’s birthday is very early in the year, and we make an extra special effort to make sure it’s not missed in the Christmas New Year holiday maelstrom.  Boyo’s birthday often coincides with Easter and is always in the school holidays.  He has celebrated his birthday in different countries and states, and had birthday cakes baked by various hotel kitchens and restaurants.  Winning!


Weekend Style | Chic to Casual | wearing Katies A Line Tunic & faux leather leggings, Katies jacket, Nine West boots, Mimco headband, Country Road denim tote My last birthday was the Festival of Kimba to end all Festivals of Kimba.  After all, it’s not every year that a girl turns the Big Four Oh My Gods.

This year’s Festival of Kimba is understandably a little quieter.  Unless the Blokefolk surprise me with a Cafe Sydney private dining room dinner party and tickets to LA to hit Disneyland again, that is.

Weekend Style | Chic to Casual | breakfast at Hilton Sydney to celebrate the Festival of Kimba

We’re still putting in a respectable performance.  The festivities kicked off the week before with a slap up fancypants buffet breakfast at the Hilton Sydney.  We got up early, got dressed up and ensconced ourselves in a cosy booth for a couple of hours.  We might have eaten so much we didn’t need lunch either.  Good times!

Weekend Style | Chic to Casual | wearing Katies A Line Tunic & faux leather leggings, Katies jacket, Nine West boots, Mimco headband, Country Road denim tote

Weekend Style | Chic

I teamed my Katies A Line Tunic with a  Sussan yellow cropped jacket, Katies faux leather and ponte leggings and Nine West tan ankle boots.  I kept the accessories really pared back to let the printed tunic and the colour pop jacket do all the hard work.

I carried my Country Road denim tote, a Christmas gift from the Welshman a few years ago, and wore my Usual Suspect jewellery pieces.

Getting out the door early meant working with bedhead.  Mad curls with a sparkly Mimco headband was the best option!

Weekend Style | Casual

Weekend Style | Chic to Casual | wearing Katies A Line Tunic & faux leather leggings, Trenery cardigan, Lady Chatterley's Affair pom pom beanie, Target biker boots, Honeydew & Violet vintage bunny pendant
Smart cropped jackets are a fabulous thing to have in your wardrobe.  But so are snuggly oversized cardigans!  The rest of my day involved a different sort of weekend style.  I exchanged my chic jacket for a casual Trenery knit, and switched the chic boots for a more casual Target biker style version.

My Honeydew & Violet vintage bunny necklace was a gorgeous thinking of you gift after we recently lost our darling Mr Bunsy.  Isn’t that darling?  Check out more Honeydew & Violet that I’m currently crushing on.

A snuggly fluffy beanie from Lady Chatterley’s Affair was the perfect style multitasker.  Not only sorting out my madly windblown hair, but keeping me nice and warm.


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  • Lisa mckenzie - 10 August 2014 - 6.45 pm

    I love this outfit on you Kimba that yellow jacket is so lovely xxReplyCancel

  • Sophisticated Mumma - 9 August 2014 - 7.39 pm

    Oh a Leo. We have a houseful here and it’s a biz time of year. Loved the yellow jacket with the black, you looked nothing short of fab. Happy Birthday! xReplyCancel

  • Melissa {Suger} - 9 August 2014 - 5.10 pm

    That DRESS is all kinds of wonderful. Love it with the pop of yellow. Woot woo.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia from Sonia Styling - 7 August 2014 - 2.32 pm

    La-la-love both of these outfits! I’ve always believed your Birthday celebrations should last a week (and a month if it’s a milestone), which is handy considering I’ll be kicking off my Big Three Oh-My-Gods celebrations with you at ProBlogger in 3 weeks time!ReplyCancel

  • merilyn - 7 August 2014 - 8.26 am

    your birthday is nearly here kim!
    love your look especially in the yellow cropped jacket and faux leather leggings<3 enjoy! m:)XReplyCancel

  • Raychael aka Mystery Case - 7 August 2014 - 8.16 am

    What a fantastic way to celebrate your birthday. I use to go all out for birthdays but since moving 4000 km away from family, each year the phone calls, gifts and celebrations seem to get smaller. Must do something about that. Funnily enough my birthday is the next in the family.ReplyCancel

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