Happy International Women's Day! 

"Every woman's success should be an inspiration to another. We're strongest when we cheer each other on."- Serena Williams

Happy International Women’s Day everyone! We wanted to take the time to celebrate local women in our community.
The Kimono Store believes that we are strongest when we all come together. Today we want to highlight some very special women in our lives who we can all learn from and celebrate their journeys!
Use our special promo code "WOMEN15" in honour of you today for a special 15% off!

Meet Brittany, Owner of The Kimono Store

Gracie Floral summer kimono, beach kimono, beach cover up, pool cover up, bikini, The kimono store


What advice would you give to your younger self?
It’s okay not to follow everyone else’s path. Be true to yourself and the rest will follow.  Everything in life happens for a reason even if you can’t see it at that exact moment. Just be patient and the outcome will be better then you’ve ever imagined.

What does kimono style mean to you?
Kimono style to me means feeling beautiful and confident by putting an effortless look together. The staple item in my closet that always ties my whole outfit together!

What is your favourite kimono style?
I love them all! Short kimono styles like the Renee, are perfect when I want to be a bit more casual. The Gracie is usually my go to kimono style with my favourite little black dress. The Anna Laissez- Faire style in charcoal is definitely my favourite to pair with ripped jeans and our best seller too!

Meet Christine Cho, Beauty Guru
For all your beauty needs: 
http://www.christinechobeauty.com @christinechobeauty


What advice would you give to your younger self?
Take care of your skin, body and teeth. Be strong and fierce in life; be kind and gentle with your heart and others.

What does kimono style mean to you?
To me, “kimono style” is easygoing luxury and effortless style.

What is your favourite kimono style?
Whatever my mood suggests!

Christine Cho Beauty, Palma robe, kimono, the kimono store, bridal robe, maternity clothing

Meet Kristen, Mama to be!

Pregnant maternity lace purple kimono, birthing robe, maternity fashion, the kimono store

What advice would you give to your younger self? 
The only thing that will matter in your life are the relationships you cultivate. The rest will fall into place. 

What does kimono style mean to you?
Effortless glam. Kimonos are my favourites because as a busy working mom, I can literally throw on the same old comfy leggings and a tank with a stylish kimono and still have everyone compliment my ensemble.

What is your favourite kimono style?
I own a bunch of kimonos but the purple lace Alexis is my favourite. The jewel tone is gorgeous!

Meet Jennifer, busy Mama and teacher

What advice would you give to your younger self? 
Make decisions that are best for you...not the ones that others think should be the best for you.

What does kimono style mean to you?
Love how easily my kimono can dress up something casual. As an elementary teacher and busy mom that's really important to me, as I play so many roles during the day and versatility is key. In a day I can look professional enough to meet with parents and administrators and still be comfortable enough to get on the floor with the my kids at school or home.

What is your favourite kimono style?
My Betty Blazer. Short enough to wear under a jacket and long enough sleeves to use as a sweater in the fall. Adds a pop of colour to any outfit!

Betty Floral Blazer Kimono, Miami beach, pool cover up, office wear

Meet Sydney, Mama to be
Follow along on her adventures at
www.sunflowersister.ca @sydneylaurenallan

Pregnant mom, maternity fashion, kimono style, the kimono store

What advice would you give to your younger self?
Trust your body. Although it will disappoint you along the way it will do so so many beautiful things. Including create the most perfect little boy.

What does kimono style mean to you?
Kimono style means being able to throw something over a fancy outfit, a casual outfit and even just undies and a bra.  

What is your favourite kimono style?
The kimono style I own! The grey Anna kimono style

Meet Isabella, Photographer
Follow her photography journey at
www.isabellaphotography.com @isabellavillaniphoto

What advice would you give to your younger self?
Be kind to yourself, allow yourself to make mistakes and be okay with it because life is about trying and making mistakes and then learning from those mistakes.

What does kimono style mean to you?
It means to be free, adventurous, feminine and you.
 
What is your favourite kimono style?
Loving the Laura Burnout Kimono! 

Palma Robe, The Kimono Store, silk robe

Meet Taylor

What advice would you give to your younger self?
Let yourself be afraid…and do it anyway.  

What does kimono style mean to you?
Individuality  

What is your favourite kimono style?
It would have to be a tie between the Palma Robe and the Alexis Lace- so hard to choose one!

Meet Mel

What advice would you give to your younger self? 
Save more money so you can travel freely. Don't waste time with people who have negative energy. It's not worth having them in your life. The right guy will come along so don't settle and don't chase guys.

What does kimono style mean to you?
The ability to show your personal style with the same item in many different ways. It's comfortable, flowy and freeing.

What is your favourite kimono style?
The Alexis Kimono style because I love the detail on it and you can wear it with anything!

Travel kimono, anna green long kimono, the kimono store, beach vacation, beach cover up, pool cover up

Meet Apryl & Sarah, Mamas and Entrepreneurs
Follow along with their mom adventures at
www.thiskindalife.ca @thiskindalife

Renee short floral kimono, navy blue kimono, beach cover up, lace kimono, lace beach cover up, this kinda life, mommy bloggers, mom blog, maternity fashion, toronto fashion, The Kimono Store canada,

What advice would you give to your younger self?
To slow down. Enjoy the journey and stop worrying about what other people think of you.

What does kimono style mean to you?
Feminine, sexy, beautiful and fashion.  

What is your favourite kimono style?
Any of them! But we love the Renee short floral

Meet Chelsea, Travel Blogger
Follow along her travel adventures
www.witandwishes.com
@witandwishes

What advice would you give to your younger self?
I would tell my younger self not to shy away from showing off her "weirder" side; to not worry so much about fitting in; and to keep her head up despite the bullying, feeling like a fish out of water etc. I would tell her that she has no idea that one day she'll be creating and living a life that's allowed her to pursue her dreams and be excited about every new day. I would tell her it gets so, so much better.

What does kimono style mean to you?
Elegance and a touch of beauty. Whenever I have one one, I instantly feel like my entire look is elevated.  

What is your favourite kimono style?
Definitely the Palma! It's so beautiful and silky.

Meet Shagun

The Kimono Store, womens day, long short kimono beach kimono

What advice would you give to your younger self?
Don't be afraid to stand up for yourself and don't feel like you're being selfish when you put your needs first.    

What does kimono style mean to you?
It means embracing and celebrating culture and diversity!  

What is your favourite kimono style?
The Laura Burnout Kimono!

Meet Nancy

What advice would you give to your younger self?
Hang in there, it all gets better and better! I wish I could have seen into the future to see how great it could be.  

What does kimono style mean to you?
Kimonos are freeing and comfortable so dressing in such means I am dressing for me.  

What is your favourite kimono style?
I have 2 favourites. Talia Lace Kimono and Maya Island. They are comfortable and versatile!

Maya poolside kimono, beach cover up, bikini cover up, the kimono store

Meet Kerry, Petite Fashion Expert
Follow her fashion journey on
Instagram @petiteedition

Palma Robe, silk robe, bridal robe, maternity fashion, self care sunday, the kimono store, petite edition

What advice would you give to your younger self?
I would tell my younger self to take more risks and not be afraid to challenge myself to learn new things and self discover. By accomplishing something you thought you couldn't, changes your mindset of what you can and cannot do. Believe in yourself and always work hard!

What does kimono style mean to you?
It's a fusion between Japanese and Western cultures to create something new and beautiful. It has become a modern style of dress in mainstream fashion that is easy to wear, multiple patterns and styles.  

What is your favourite kimono style?
I love the satin robe kimonos or the chiffon kimono styles for a more casual everyday look!

Meet Ellie

What advice would you give to your younger self?
You can plan ahead, but most likely it will likely change when the time comes. Go with the flow, embrace life as it is and let things fall into place on its own.
 
What does kimono style mean to you?
Effortless style!
 
What is your favourite kimono style?
Anna Laissez- Faire Kimono.

Renee short floral kimono, chiffon kimono, beach wear, beach cover up