Memory lane: Striped maxi dress with a floral kimono

My husband and I celebrated our thirteenth anniversary this past weekend (our actual wedding date is May 19th, but seriously…who wants to party on a Tuesday?!) and every year, we make sure to revisit the little chapel where our ceremony took place.

Styling a striped maxi dress with a floral chiffon kimono

Minoru Chapel is no longer affiliated with any church, but as a “heritage building” it is maintained by the city of Richmond (a neighbour of Vancouver) and can be rented for weddings…and occasionally, as a location for a movie or commercial!!

Styling a striped maxi dress with a floral chiffon kimono

Styling a striped maxi dress with a floral chiffon kimono

Robin and I marvelled at the fact that all the rhododendrons in the park around the chapel had already finished blooming; in 2002, there were flowers everywhere…but our spring started so early this year that we missed them by a good three weeks!!

A striped maxi dress with a floral chiffon kimono and accessories

A striped maxi dress with a floral chiffon kimono and accessories

The upside??  Our summer seems to be ahead of schedule, too; I wasn’t the least bit chilly today…even with nothing more than a light-as-air kimono layered over this strapless maxi dress!!

Styling a striped maxi dress with a floral chiffon kimono

(I’ve linked up with Fashion Should Be Fun and High Latitude Style this week, dear readers…I know Nicole and Dawn would love you to stop by for a visit, too!!)



  1. May 22, 2015 / 2:15 pm

    Happy Anniversary!! You are a beautiful vision in this striking maxi and kimono combo, Monika, and your jewelry add charm to it. The chapel is adorable! I can imagine how gorgeous was your ceremony, surrounded by blooms… Spring really is early this year. 🙂 xxx

    • May 25, 2015 / 6:07 am

      Our wedding was indeed a beautiful day, dearest Natalia…it's hard to believe that it was thirteen years ago!! XOXO

  2. May 22, 2015 / 4:25 pm

    What an excellent idea, Monika! I would never thought that these pattern would work together. But it is perfect! I love this outfit and you look fab in it! It's funny I have a memory lane post as well today. And thanks for linking up to my party. Have a nice weekend.

    • May 25, 2015 / 6:16 am

      Since I started my blog, I've become more and more willing to experiment with unexpected combinations, dearest Nicole…it's so much fun!! XOXO

  3. May 23, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    I love the combination of patterns, and the looooong kimono! That chapel is really beautiful – what a lovely place to be married. My husband and I met on May 19 – in a restaurant in Victoria. Wish we could go there every year!

    • May 25, 2015 / 6:23 am

      May seems to be a special month for a lot of couples, dear Val…my parents just celebrated their Golden Anniversary on May 1st!! Thank you so much for visiting today!! XOXO

  4. May 23, 2015 / 3:31 pm

    Happy Anniversary! It is great to see long lasting marriages, you don't hear of them as often anymore. I love how you both visit the place you got married every year 🙂 This look is killer, I am in love with everything. You are looking flawless in this dress x


    • May 25, 2015 / 6:42 am

      Thank you so much, dearest Kelsey and Kenecha!! My husband and I don't have a lot of traditions…but visiting Minoru Chapel every year on our anniversary weekend is very special to us!! XOXO

  5. May 25, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    Happy anniversary to you and Robin! What a totally charming chapel! And I love your outfit. I never would've thought to put that dress with that kimono and it's pure chic perfection!
    Dawn Lucy

    • May 25, 2015 / 2:12 pm

      Even with the modern pattern mixing of stripes and florals, I think this outfit has a very romantic feel to it, dearest Dawn…the perfect look for our special day!! XOXO

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