Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Hello everyone, how was your weekend? I have had an extremely busy and eventful weekend. It was so tiring that, instead of completing my university work, I had to spend most of yesterday catching up on sleep, thinking and resting. I will hopefully catch up on my work but I just think that these sorts of days are necessary sometimes. I attended a few social events but the main one was an 80th birthday party. It really was a big event at a function venue and I very much enjoyed the chance to dress up in my Jools Couture dress for the first time. I received some compliments about my dress and one woman told me that it was the type of dress that she used to wear when she was young many years ago. I had planned to take some proper outfit pictures before this event but it was raining all day so there was absolutely no chance to do so but I have many pictures which were taken there. In case anyone was wondering there was a particular reason why Rydog was wearing such a colourful and out there shirt.


It feels like a very long time since I have written about my personal life and, even though my recent posts and pictures display positivity, I still have some issues. This year, without a doubt, has been the hardest year of my whole life. I have been attempting to get through university with nerves, anxiety and an extreme lack of motivation for the whole year with a degree that I really have no interest in. It is exhausting to try and push myself through everything. Also, there has been another almost year long circumstance that I have not yet shared on my blog. I may at a later time but not right now. Lets just say that it has challenged my values and beliefs and who I am as a person. It has made me feel that I no longer play the role in certain people's lives as I once did through no fault of my own and I am finding it almost impossible to accept certain things beyond my control. I know this is difficult to understand right now but it will make more sense later. This issue is so stressful and distracting for me at the moment and I wish things could go back to the way they were. I think that at the same time I am learning more about myself. Its another three and a half weeks until the end of the university semester and I am starting to worry about everything I need to complete. I hope that I can somehow get through the next few weeks because then I will be able to sort out my life and decide which direction I want to take. I know that once thats out of the way for the year I will feel better because I have events to look forward to. Summer in Australia is such a happy and amazing time of the year and Rydog is taking me away for the weekend once I finish exams. I'm also looking forward to spending more time on my blog.


Georgie said...

You look lovely in these pictures, your dress is gorgeous! I hope whatever you are going through becomes easier to cope with, blogging is a good outlet, as the blogging community is suprisingly good at being supportive even though most people are separated by continents etc. Look foward to your weekend getaway, hope things get better soon :)

www.janetteria.com said...

I love Ur hair style!


Sophie said...

This dress is super cute, you look really really lovely. I am sorry to hear that you have been stressed and I hope whatever it is that you are going through and have to deal with gets better soon. Hopefully things will pick up once uni is finished and just look forward to your weekend away. xo


Frock Around the Clock said...

You look beautiful in that dress! Try not to stress too much about uni.. honestly I can tell you from experience that there are frustrating times on a law degree where you just want to throw the towel in completely and give up because there doesn't seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel, but believe me the end result is so worth it.. and I'm working on a five week long murder trial at the moment! Stick at it! :) x

The Sydney Girl said...

enjoy your time away! :) everything will be okay. sending positive energy your way! :D

love your hair by the way! *Very* pretty! X

Rose said...

Hi Imogen, You look lovely in these photos, and I love your outfit!!
You didnt tell us why Rydog is wearing that shirt?
If you have no interest in your degree you could always defer to a course you might have more interest in? It really does seem to be making you very unhappy which is a real shame.


Stéphanie said...

You're adorable !
Those pictures are lovely !

Couture Carrie said...

Hi darling!
Love your dress!
You look gorgeous!


Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, you look absolutely lovely in these photographs; I'm so glad to hear that you had a good time, my love!! :)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I saw these photos on facebook!! But I couldn't comment because I think someone else tagged you. Wait, is it creepy that I'm looking at other people's photos of you on facebook? Oh well. :P

You are so STUNNING in that dress! That is one of my favorite dresses you own and it fits you like a glove. Your hair is also very pretty in these photos. I'm glad you had fun at the party. The food looks like it was delicious too.

I'm glad you told us Ryan had a reason for wearing that shirt. LOL! Otherwise I would have been stunned by his fashion bravery. Hehehe. ;) What was the reason?! I'm dying to know now.

I hope the rest of the semester flies by for you. I know how stressful and hard it has been for you and it breaks my heart. No one should have to deal with so much, especially since things aren't particularly great in other areas of your life as well. :( I'm very happy you will be going away on that trip with Ryan though! That sounds so relaxing and fun!

Unknown said...

wow i love your dress!

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what a doll!!

Zabrinah said...

I will send you good thoughts! I know you will make it through what you are going through.

I love the polka dot dress!

And I have been catching up on sleep more than anything as well!

Best wishes,


Style, She Wrote said...

Lovely pictures! I love your dress -- great vintage style. Good luck at school!

Josie said...

I hope you feel better soon, my dear. Things will turn around for you, I'm sure of it. If it helps at all, you look adorable in these photos!
xo Josie

Andie said...

wow i think that (one woman told me that it was the type of dress that she used to wear when she was young many years ago) is that best compliment ever!

i wish i could say something like that, but this is all i can come up with: im lovin the dress :)


michelle_ said...

you all look lovely there !
i love ur dress imogen !!

ps. u sud get one of those heart sunnies ! they punch up simple outfits in a pinch 1

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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Looks like a fun time and I LOVE your dress!

Becky Tjandera said...

Beautiful dress of yours ! ;)

un petit lapin said...

You look gorgeous in that dress, it's like it was made for you!
Although your post was cryptic, I hope everything works out for you! I'm sure it will.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

STUNNING dress, Imogen! The pearly accessories you wore with it are perfect. Dressing up for parties is great fun, isn't it? Speaking of fun, I do hope the party was as fun as it looks through these pictures. The birthday cake is so neat! I've never seen a number cake before :)

Oh, do share the reason behind Ryan's shirt! I think you've piqued everyone's curiosity!

Good luck as you enter the last few weeks of uni. Stay strong and positive. You'll get through it :)

Lucie - A Taste Of Vogue said...

Thankyou so so so much for the comment you left on my blog - your support means the world!

And i love your dress! I totally understand your lack of motivation. Thats where i am right now, wanting to move forward but so uninspired to do so. You should be so proud of yourself for getting through this year like you have done, your a beautiful girl, and if youd ever like to chat, you know where I am =]

so much love x

Karen Monardez said...

I love all! your dress, shoes and hair accessory ;)


dotie said...

That dress is adorable!
it sort of remind me of those 50's pin up girl <3<3<3

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Leia said...

I hope my last comment posted! :\

Leia said...

Oh it looks like it didn't :( I was saying that I'm in the same boat as you and I'm feeling like there's no way out of this bad situation I've got myself into. Hope everything works out my dear!


Gorgeous Glam said...

What a lovely dress and you look fab! Hope you are doing well and sending you hopeful vibes! xo

Kayla said...

Love the dress and your blog.

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Elaine said...

Fun pictures!! You look amazing in that dress. It's because you have a hot bod.

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Annie Spandex said...

Such sweet and lovely pics!
Stay strong. University is hard, especially with emotional distractions, but you will get through it. x!

Angela said...

you look so pretty. Just take one day at a time. : )