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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentine's Day/Alannah Dress

Hello everyone. It is my final week of holidays and I absolutely cannot believe that I am returning to university next week. It is difficult to comprehend where the last three months has gone and I wish the time had not gone so fast. I think the transition between relaxation and holidays to full on study will be quite difficult for me next week. I am trying to enjoy the time I have left which is only a couple of days now. This semester I will be studying constitutional law, property law, company accounting and accounting and information systems. I can honestly say that I am not looking forward to any of them.

Now onto something more positive- a new dress! This dress was a gift that I receieved last weekend from Rydog's mum and it is by Alannah Hill. Alannah is my favourite designer ever and I think her collections are truly the most amazing out there. I love the designs because of the femininity, detailing and use of colours. The materials are beautiful and the clothes fit well. I adore the bows and florals and I think the collections are consistent with my style. I posted about her collection previously and you can view it here. Since Alannah clothes are quite expensive I certainly thought it would be a lot longer before I owned anything from there so I am very surprised and happy that I now own this perfect dress. I love it so much.

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I am disapointed at how the pictures of my new dress turned out because they certainly don't do it justice and it is actually more pink than cream up close. Also it is the sort of dress that I would wear to a very special event so I hope I have the opportunity to take some pictures another time. For now I took some normal pictures to give you an idea.

I wore this dress on Valentine's Day. Unfortunately it was raining all weekend and Rydog and I had planned to spend the evening at the beach so we had to make alternative arrangements at the last minute. We ended up having a quiet and relaxed candle dinner and Rydog went to a lot of trouble to buy my favourite foods consisting of caesar salad, chips, chocolate mousse and vanilla coke. I much prefered it to going out for dinner and I'd love to do it again sometime. Rydog gave me this cute bear called Harrison. Mum also bought me some chocolates for Valentine's Day which was very lovely.


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This is a close up of the print on my dress and my Alannah Hill bow that came with it.
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I have recently receieved a few awards which I think it is now time to post. Firstly the Miss Sunshine award which I received from both Susi and Fashion Court. I love this award, it is so bright and happy and I am very pleased to have it now. Thank you both.

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I am passing this award onto:
Michelle
Baska
Marla Singer
Sher
Jennifer
Nookie

I also receieved the lovely 'Your a Doll Award' from my good friend Jennifer. I am very honoured to receieve it so thank you very much beautiful.
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I am passing this award onto:
Susi
Joelyne
Alexi
Nina
Becky
Emily
English Rose
JoJo

I will post better pictures of my dress later.

39 comments:

Susi said...

Oh I cannot say how I love your hair! Braids are so beautiful. And you look so festively in that dress. It was a really good choice for Valentine's Day!

I guess that constitutional law and property law are quite different to the german law. Is the Australian Law similar to the English or is it more seperate?

Michelle said...

first off, that dress is gorgeous! i love the back especially very very adorable. and it has perfect a shape! also, your hair is super pretty. and the pearls- well anything with pearls is just fantastic!

secondly, congratulations on the awards! and thank you very much for posting me. i'm very humbled :]

daisychain said...

Wow that is a gorgeous dress!

Indy said...

I can tell that the dress is super lovely! I love your bows in your hair as well!

Baśka said...

the dress suits you perfect :) i like how feminine you look in this dress :)

thank you for all charming words on my blog and for the award <3 i feel honored!

stephy said...

lovely as usual, looking forward to seeing more pics :)

Georgie said...

Gorgeous dress! Cute bow as well, what a lovely gift!
xx

Marla Singer said...

such a pretty dress! and i love the back detail!
thank you so much for the award, dear <3
and thanks for the birthday wishes, too =DD

Jennifer Fabulous said...

That dress is lovely and so perfect for you! Ryan's mom has excellent taste and clearly knows your style well. :) It looks so pretty with the pearls and that bow in your hair is just the perfect touch.

Congratulations on the awards and thank you SO MUCH for passing one along to me.

I'm glad you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Rose said...

Love the dress Imogen. How sweet of your bf's mum to give you this gift! The hair bow is so lovely too.
You know that bear looks similar to a bear I gave my bf last year, his is called Mr Tubbs lol
It sounds like you had a lovely valentines day and a very romantic dinner, i think my bf could get a few tips from yours lol.

Rose

wonderfelle said...

i love that sparkly bow and the cut out back of the dress! so pretty!

nookie said...

thanks so much for the award dear!great present,the dress is lovely:)

betz said...

that dress is gorgeous. congrats on the award!

xx,
betz
http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

Frock Around the Clock said...

That is a gorgeous dress! The back of it is beautiful and did that bow come with it? It's so pretty :) x

Nina said...

Rydog's Mum is soooo sweet to have given you that uber fantastic dress ... feminine yet edgy with the detailing at the back ... And don't let me get started on Rydog ... what a perfect boyfriend.

You know, I think things are perfect for anyone who has such a generously lovely heart like yours, Imogen.

Thank you so much for passing on the award to me ... bloggers like you truly make my day. I needed the boost especially right now when I'm feeling scared and helpless.

Have a wonderful, trouble-free school semester ever!

daywalker said...

Gorgeous- it looks great on you and you can tell just by looking at the picture that it's a good quality garment. I love her stuff. How lucky to have your boyfriends' mother buy it for you - if only my mother in law had good taste!!!

dancinginchiffon said...

such a pretty dress!

Sabine said...

What a lovely dress! I especially like the colour and the surprising back. Hope you have a good start to your studies and the transition isn't too hard.

Fashion Court said...

that dress looks amazing on you! good luck with your new classes (isn't law always thrilling? :p)

ana b. said...

I'm sure you deserve such a fantastic present. And Alannah Hill makes the most wonderful, feminine clothes. It suits you to a tee.

Emily said...

Imogen,
First off, thank you for the award! I need to do a massive award post soon. I've been so lazy! I've been a bit behind on blogs these days, too. Some days there's just not enough time to squeeze it all in. I hope you're enjoying your last few days of holiday. It sounds like you'll have quite the hefty course load when you return, but I'm sure you'll be fine! From what you've written in the past, you seem like a very dedicated and hard-working student. Aw, your Valentine's dinner with Rydog sounds like great fun. I've found that some of the fondest and most special memories can be created when impromptu plans takeover what we were initially looking forward to. You look so lovely in your new Alannah Hill dress! Everything about it - the cut, pattern, and back detail - is beautiful. How very sweet and generous of Rydog's mum :)

Julia said...

cute teddy bear and cute dress!
xoxo

JoJo said...

Love the backing on the dress! SO cute. Congratulations on your awards; thanks so much for passing the "You;re a doll award" on to me!!http://lilfashionprincess.blogspot.com

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous dress, darling!
You look lovely!
And congrats on your awards!

xoxox,
CC

Sher said...

Such a cute dress, dresses with cut-outs are extra precious aren't they? Love the bow pin on your braids too, it's so pretty:)

Congrats on the well deserved awards, Imogen! And thank you very much for passing it on!!

Lottie said...

your so lucky! that dress is BOOTIFUL :)

Claudia said...

i love your dress!

Hannah ♥ said...

aww sounds like such a perfect valentines day! that dress is so pretty, what a generous gift from your boyfriend's mother!

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xx

Leah said...

That is a gorgeous dress and how sweet of Rydog's mom to give you that. The bow is so pretty too.

Happy weekend! xoxo

Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh, I so adore the back of your dress - it is absolutely stunning. You look divine, darling! So glad that you had a fantastic Valentine's Day!! :)

Karen said...

Nice dress and love your hair accesory!!!

Have a nice sunday ;)

xoxo

English Rose ♥ said...

You look so adorable - so glad to hear you're back

Thanks so much for the award!!

Merci beaucoup for your lovely comment darling =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Zanah said...

Cute dress & congrats on the award :) Mon Mode Blog

Andie said...

that dress looks lovely!
and congrats on the award :D

http://blair-waldork.blogspot.com

Savvy Gal said...

I adore backless dresses. : )

janettaylor said...

So sooo beautiful! I adore Allanah Hill. I have a bow ring from this designer. :-)

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Good luck!

Wrecked Stellar said...

What a lovely dress and adorable bear- also love his name!!

PinkBow said...

ah you look lovely, the dress is fabulous - especially the back of it. hope you've had a great holiday :)

bowsnhearts said...

The dress looks really lovely! I don't own any Alannah Hill yet! Lucky girl!

I just graduated from uni...so I don't get to go back to uni anymore...and I actually miss uni! I did all those subjects as well...I am sure you will have as much fun as me doing them!