Saturday, January 30, 2010


Hello everyone. I wore this outfit on Tuesday for the Australia Day holiday and celebrations. In the afternoon I attended a BBQ with Rydog and his family and in the evening I had a seafood meal with my family. It was a fun and eventful day and I wish it didn't go so fast or have to end so soon. The weather was extremely hot on Tuesday which I thought was very iconic for Australia Day.

The dress and jacket are new clothes which I received earlier in the week when I went shopping with Rydog's family. I also receieved a few other items which I will most likely post here at some point. Everything is from my favourite shop Bardot and is inspired by the increasingly popular nautical trend and the contrasting of red and blue. The dress is possibilty my favourite item although it is a difficult choice and it makes me wonder why I haven't bought more strapless dresses in the past. I am extremely appreciative of receiving all of these gifts and I hope there is some way that I can demonstrate this more at some point. It was such a wonderful surprise and very kind and generous.

I recently enrolled and registered for another year at university and the reality of returning to studying in just a few weeks is starting to set in. I'm not looking forward to this year at university and I am quite worried about how difficult it will be and how much work I will be required to complete. I think that third year is becoming quite serious now and a few people I know in older years have told me that this year will be hard. I am trying not to think about it too much at the moment and I really want to value and enjoy the next few weeks. Its interesting how differently we look at things sometimes. Last year when I was at university I would have given almost anything for a weekend completely free of study where I could relax, watch movies, browse the Internet or sleep but these holidays I have occassionally felt bored or negative when an uneventful weekend without anything planned arrives. I guess there are diminishing marginal benefits as one is presented with additional free days but it is this sort of attitude that I feel bad about. Although I have thoroughly enjoyed the holidays I wish I understood the true value of them at the time and could have appeciated certain things more. I know that once I return to university I will be wishing more than anything to turn back time to the beginning of the summer holidays and I even desire that now. My hope for the next few weeks is to appreciate the true value and gain more satisfaction from the simple things in life.

My greatest wish is that time would stand still...even just for a short while.








I also received the Kreativ Blogger Award from my friend Rose at Roses r Red. Thank you very much lovely! I adore Rose's blog and I definately think it is one of the best out there. It is always inspirational and creative and I love reading about all her latest activities so I definitely suggest you take a look if you have not done so already.


The recipient of this award is required to list seven interesting things about themself and then pass it on to seven bloggers.
1. I hate my name. I want to change it but I'm not sure how practical this is. My favourite name is Chelsea.
2. I love the warm weather and I wish it could be summer all year around.
3. I am very young at heart and I wish I didn't have to become older so quickly.
4. I drink way too much coca-cola, usually everyday. It has become addictive. My favourite is vanilla coke.
5. I will hopefully finish my first university degree at the end if the year (as long as I don't fail any subjects)
6. I often worry about things too much and I am terrible at making decisions.
7. I used to dye my hair black for four years and then I finally realised that I quite like my natural hair colour and it suits me more than black hair.

I am passing this award onto:
English Rose

Pink Bow


Anonymous said...

That dress is so great and I also adore the cardigan :).

Rose said...

Hi Imogen, I wished we would have had a busier aussie day, if it was my choice I would have had a BBQ too! But im going to one next weekend so hopefully that will make up for it :) It sounds like you had a fun aussie day neways.

The dress is really nice, i think i like it best with the little red/white jacket. Strapless dresses annoy me because they fall down too often, i usually make my own straps and sew them on.

I only have one week left of holidays too :( and i cant tell you how much i wish it was uni i was returning to instead of full time work. I keep thinking too that I would have done certain things with my holidays and appreciated them more, although nurses get 6 weeks holidays a year instead of 4 which is a plus i guess.

Thanks so much for what you said about Roses r Red, i really enjoy your blog too!

Do you know i drink soft drink every day too, its terrible but i think its addictive. And I also hate my name...but i like your name. And I cant believe your hair was black, i deffinately think the brown looks good on you.


Jennifer Fabulous said...

You look fantastic in that dress! I love how you paired it with the red flats.

This post made me smile because it is exactly how I used to feel when I was in school. When a semester was particularly stressful, I always longed for summer break. But, during a boring summer break, I was just itching to get back to school. Hehe.

Congrats on the award! I am addicted to Coca Cola too, unfortunately. I wish it was healthy, but sadly it's not. Actually, I wish water tasted like Coca Cola because then that would solve all my problems. Hehe!

I hope you have a great weekend. :)

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Leah said...

Congrats on the award Imogen... and I love your dress. It's great to stop and smell the flowers once in awhile... enjoy the moments, the simple things in life.

Leia said...

Oh my gosh you look adorable!

Sher said...

Oh I love how the dress and the jacket are very nautical and military inspired! Love the buttons:)


Indy said...

I love that dress sooo much! I don't think I've ever seen a military inspired dress before! I love it!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous dress, darling! You look lovely!

And congrats on your award ~ how exciting that you are finishing school soon!


daisychain said...

I love this, so sailor chic x

un petit lapin said...

I adore this nautical look! One of my favourite styles.

I don't think you need to worry about university too much as long as you work hard! If I can do it, you can! We always long for more carefree holidays... we don't know what we're missing until they're gone.

PS I like your name!

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

Love the dress! Sweet nautical look, great for the summer. =) It's lovely that you had such a nice time.


Karen said...

So chic!!! perfect with the red shoes and that cardigan. Beautiful !


FIAN said...

wew.. so lovely dress dear!



Susi said...

Oh sweetie thank you so much for that award! I havn't one yet, so I am more than jumpy now :))

The combination you've chosen is very successful: I love everything red and blue together. Very nice!

I also know exactly what you mean about advancing in years at university.

PinkBow said...

gorgeous dress & i love how you have accessorised it.

thank you so much for the award :)

Savvy Gal said...

What a purrrty dress.

Sabine said...

I love these little extra infos, e.g. you dyed your hair black? Hard to imagine... The dress is fabulous!

nookie said...

school can be stressful sometime...lovely dress dear!

heart charlie said...

I love that dress and the cute pairing with the cardigan! Very adorable nautical theme ;)

Michelle said...

i LOVE that dress!!

Andie said...

love your dress and card, very nautical :)
and congrats on the award!


Anonymous said...

i am so in love with your dress :)

Fashion Court said...

i would LOVE to steal all of your outfits, darling! :P

English Rose ♥ said...

Aww thank you for the award - happy belated australia day!!

you look so gorgeous and nautical

Thanks so much for your wonderful comment and vote - sorry for the late reply =]

Stay safe and chic darling,
English Rose x

Claudia said...

I think this is my favorite outfit of yours ive seen yet!

betz said...

oh, thank you so much for this. you are so sweet darling. i love the nautical feel of your outfit btw.


Marla Singer said...

amazing dress! and i love the nautical feeling =D

Elaine said...

You look great!!! I love your nautical isnpired outfit. I hope you had a great Australia Day!

I often feel the same way with school v. free time. It's hard to be satisfied with any extremes.


Anonymous said...

i adore the dress
so chic and cute!!!!
love it on you, adorable
congrats on your award
thanks for sharing as always
and thanks for your sweet comments, it means the world to me!



Such a cool navy syle girl!
You look sooo fancy!!!


daywalker said...

Wow, what a gorgeous dress, suits you very much :)

Zanah said...

Cute outfit... I love your cardi :) Mon Mode Blog

Anonymous said...

love, love this dress! and the cardi - so sailor chic!

emma wallace said...

What a lovely, summery dress! The red shoes look absolutely perfect with it.


In-tree-gue said...

your whole outfit is adorable. I love the color combination

Adela said...

i love that dress! very michael jackson-esque! =)


thesydneygirl said...

that outfit really suits you! have a lovely weekend! mwa x

michelle_ said...

i love this navy inspired look on you !
those are great photos .
thanks for sharing it with us..

thx for the comment on my blog

Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh Imogen that dress is absolutely fabulous - I adore the oversized buttons! You look stunning!! :)

Lilee▲ said...

omg you're so pretty and your dress is the cutest!

Winnie said...

You look so cute in that dress.

Don't worry about third year, it is definitely the hardest year of the 3 yrs at uni but it was always going to work out this way. You'll blink and the year will be over. I certainly feel that way during my undergraduate degree...and now I'm doing postgrad, which is completely crazy!

Clau! said...

Great outfit, so navy, I like it!!!

Congrats on the award ;)


stephy said...

OH my god! I LOVE that dress! I LOVE IT.
it is so pretty and suits you very well :)

Cheryl said...

What a pretty dress! I'm thinking of nautical stripes too.:)

I felt the same way too when I was at uni.When it's school time I think of the summer break and vice versa. hahaha! Just be enjoy every minute of the day because time moves away quickly. ;)