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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sheer Elegance Dress

On Saturday night I went to a Chinese restaurant with Rydog and his family for a birthday celebration. I had a fun night- the atmosphere was bright with singing and dancing and I was with people those company I thoroughly enjoy. It was the kind of night I needed after having a deep think about my life and feeling a little unsure of things in the few days leading up to the weekend.

I know this has not come across in my blog before but I am quite a philosophical person and I often sit for hours thinking and analysing past events and what motivates and drives individual behaviour. It is usually when I have lots of time like this university break that I feel this way and consider issues that are normally pushed aside and such an experience can be good and bad at the same time. I have identified areas that I want to change and I want to use my holidays to embark on a journey to improve certain things. While at the Chinese resaurant I received this message in my fortune cookie:


"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself." 

I like this message and I feel that it is particularly relevant to my life at the moment. My interpretation of this is about risk taking and stepping out of one's comfort zone in order to maximise life's benefits and to truly reveal one's self.I think that the presence of numerous fears, insecurities and indecisiveness can take a large toll on life and cause a narrowing of personal boundaries. It is difficult to change ways of life that have existed for a long time and to gain confidence but it is a journey that would be beneficial to undertake. By conquering fears and challenging one's self to overcome insecurities, happiness and greater fulfilment can be attained and this is something which I would like to work on this summer. I am aware that it is easier said than done so I am very open to suggestions on how to transform this thought into a reality.

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I wore this oufit last week. It is also one of the dresses from my last modcloth order, it is called the Sheer Elegance Dress and it can be found here. I hope you can see the print well enough. It is a lovely, delicate floral design.

I am doing some Christmas shopping tomorrow. I actually haven't started yet!

37 comments:

Leah said...

Love your dress Imogen.

The message is loud and clear: Seize the day. Do not be afraid to fail, it's part of your journey.

Indy said...

One of my favorite quotes is similar,

"I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees,"

or something to that effect! I love the print on that dress...you look so cheerful!

Maria G. said...

Hello pretty! you're looking so pretty with that dress! thanks to you I kow this online store, and I like it a lot!! I also have times in my life when I think more than I should, we often need changes in our lives but do not dare to take the first step, but you're young! you can try it all! it is the only way of learning, Im sorry for my bad english, i wish i could express better! ;) Have a great day, kisses!!!

daisychain said...

stunning dress x

Nadine said...

The dress is awesome :).

Sarah Von said...

I love the print on your dress - and that quote!

Couture Carrie said...

You look gorgeous, darling!
And I am quite phiosophical too :)

xoxox,
CC

Hanne said...

Beautiful dress, I love floral prints:) I hope you find out what you want, and that your dreams come true:)

English Rose ♥ said...

this dress looks so stunning on you - as the post says sheer elegance =]

thanks so much for the lovely comment

Stay safe and chic darling
English Rose x
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Chelsea Talks Smack said...

fantastic quote and dress!

Fashion Court said...

the print on that dress is beautiful

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Brilliant post. I love it. The only way to live is by taking risks. That is what life is all about. Otherwise, what is the point?

That dress is gorgeous on you. :)

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the dress is a beautiful piece !

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FIAN said...

waw! love you dress too much dear...
<3

Frock Around the Clock said...

Ahh fortune cookies are so fun! I do find myself trying to adapt whatever they say into whats going on in my life, which isn't really the point but I can't help it haha.. And that is such a perfect tea dress! Gorgeous! :) x

Dream Chymecindy said...

Love your dress. You look so pretty!

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Elizabeth Ruby said...

Gorgeous photos, that floral dress is so pretty on you!
Lovely post :)
xx

AVY said...

I think I just saw that dress on someone else...

Emily said...

That is a great quote. I think your interpretation is spot on. I'm at a place in my life right now where I think it would be extremely beneficial to challenge myself to overcome certain insecurities. It's something that tends to be difficult for me, but I'm going to give it another go! Small, gradual steps :)

That is such a pretty dress. You look great in it! I've been thinking about biting the bullet and ordering something from ModCloth after Christmas...

firecrackers said...

i love this outfit..i am obsessed. and how beautiful with the woods behind you!

The Owl's Closet said...

i love this dress! so cute! i'm also loving the background of ur pic:) thx again for ur comment on my blog:)

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beckyxoxo said...

That message is amazing . Might eat fortune cookie soon I guess x) And I love your dress ! So lovely !

Hannah @ LONDON--ROSE ♥ said...

pretty dress, and wow you really made me think! what an interesting post

♥ Hannah

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xx

Novie said...

So beautiful!

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Savvy Gal said...

what a purrrty floral dress. have fun x-mas shopping.

CMA said...

love it darling
thanks for sharing
im such a fan of your blog, its beautiful, keep it up
and thanks for the sweet comments, ive linked you!

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Sher said...

That's a very sweet dress, Modcloth is seriously vintage inspired heaven! And gosh, I just love the scenery behind you, how lovely!!

Oh I really like your fortune cookie quote too:)

xx

PinkBow said...

oh love love this dress, so feminine and pretty

Karen said...

Nice dress and place!
xoxo

Winnie said...

I am very nearly done with my xmas shopping. It feels like I've left it so late this year! You look pretty in that floral dress!

dotie said...

cute dress..it has this vintage vibe which I totally love :)

Georgie said...

Gorgeous dress, you look stunning!
xx

Clau! said...

I love your dress, is so cute!

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Rose said...

very cute dress! Such a pretty place the photos were taken too.

Rose

Stephanie said...

Awesoem post! Love the dress. Lovely blog!



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muchlove said...

lovely dress!

un petit lapin said...

Modcloth has some awesome dresses! You look so lovely and sweet in that floral dress.