Makemechic midi skirt

makemechic midi skirt

makemechic midi skirt

makemechic midi skirt

makemechic midi skirt

Planning an outfit for a night out with a geisha is something I never thought in a million years I would have to think about. The only way you can even spend an evening with a geisha is if you know someone who knows the geisha and they introduce you. (And I know a total of zero people who are friends with a geisha.) However, I did a little digging and found a way to get around that this weekend while I was in Kyoto! So, what does one wear for an evening with geisha in Kyoto? See the photos above, haha!

I had been waiting for a special occasion to wear my new midi skirt from MakeMeChic and this seemed to be as special of an occasion as it gets! And guess how much this skirt is…it’s just under $25! Isn’t that awesome? I love the design on it, and the full shape is fabulous. Another bonus, I can throw it in the wash at the end of the day and not have to dry clean it… and it still holds its shape! However, the material doesn’t have a lot of give to it, so be sure to size up. I’m typically a medium, but I went with a large for this skirt and it fits perfectly. (Also, a big thanks to MakemeChic for still shipping this skirt to me, even though I moved to Japan!)

And special occasions call for wearing heels! It’s been quite awhile since I featured a pair of heels on here! Haha. My husband was so not impressed that I wore heels, as we had quite a long ways to walk from where we were staying to Gion. (That’s where the geisha are!) But I was determined to wear heels! And they looked lovely in the photos I thought…but silly me, I’m in Japan! The chances of me actually wearing my shoes at the place I was having a traditional dinner were rather slim. And low and behold, my lovely heels were left at the door, and I was barefoot the rest of the night! And my husband was right, I really should’ve just worn comfy shoes. (There that’s in writing now, hun.) πŸ˜‰

Dinner with geishas

There’s the photographic proof that I did indeed get to spend the night with not one, but two lovely geisha! (A geiko and a maiko.) I’ll get into all the details of the evening and give a little history lesson on geisha in tomorrow’s post. (As many folks seem to think that geisha are basically high-paid prostitutes, and that could not be further from the truth!) I’ll even be sharing a video of me playing drinking games with them, haha. (Spoiler alert: I lose. Wisconsin, I have failed you, haha.)

What would you wear to spend a night with a geisha? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Skirt: c/o* MakeMeChic
Top: c/o* NewChic
Heels: Old (Similar here)
Sunglasses: c/o* Polette
Lipstick: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
Fan: A 100 yen store. πŸ˜‰ (Yep, the equivalent to the American Dollar Store, haha.)


*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.

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20 thoughts on “What I Wore for an Evening with a Geisha

  1. Shybiker

    I love this outfit! Amazing skirt. Pretty heels. A home-run. I’m eagerly awaiting your post on geishas, whom I heard were not what our prurient culture says they are.


  2. richakamal

    Love the skirt and how you have paired it with the lace top!
    Even though you had to take off the shoes, they were good to take these pretty pictures , weren’t they πŸ˜‰
    Would love to read more about geishas and your experience.
    Richa | Fancier’s World


    1. haveclotheswilltravel Post author

      Thank you so much, Richa! Haha, I’m still glad I wore the shoes…even if it was just for these photos (and a really long walk to the place). πŸ˜‰ Come on back tomorrow for more on geishas. πŸ™‚


  3. Amanda Brezovsky

    I love the lace details in the top and pretty swirls in your skirt! Haha men! You look fabulous in heels. I would want to dress up for meeting a Geisha too. I mean, wow! You look chic as ever and that fan is the perfect touch.


  4. Mona

    Awesome!! This is so cool!
    I love love love your outfit, and would probably wear something similar if I were to meet geishas. Something elegant and graceful. You look so beautiful.
    Hope you are having a great week.
    Much love,


  5. jenniferrzasa

    Gorgeous outfit! I love the addition of the fan too…so chic! Looks like you had a great time with the geisha. I think I would have worn heels too, even knowing that they wouldn’t be on the whole night.



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