Thursday, June 9, 2011


I have finished all of my take home exams and final assessments and I am now on holidays for the next seven and a half weeks. I was supposed to finish on Friday but I completed my last assessment a couple of days early. This is the earliest I have ever finished exams and the first time in my entire life as a student that I won't have any work to do over this coming long weekend. I feel very lucky about this given that many other university students such as my fiance and my sister still have another two weeks until holidays. I have many tasks I would like to complete during the break which are mainly centred around fashion, my blog and DIY projects.

This has been one of my most worn outfits over the past few weeks and I finally had a chance to take pictures today. It is inspired by my recent love of the colour blocking trend and my desire to move away from the traditional blacks and greys this winter. I know a lot of my outfits involve my self made blue skirt at the moment. It is my favourite skirt and is very versatile. This will certainly be the last of it for awhile as I probably need more variety in my outfits. All credit to one of my sisters for the bag since I am borrowing it from her. I didn't get the best set of pictures today. It was so windy and cold, my legs were especially cold. I really need a hair cut now I have the time.







I received the Versatile Blogger award from Strout at Midnight Pie. Thank you. The recipient must list ten facts about themselves and then pass the award on.

1. I never know what to write about with these tags. It takes me ages to think of ten facts.
2. I wish society would dress up more. An ideal situation for me would be where it was seen as normal to wear formal makeup, pretty dresses and high heels every day.
3. I am getting married in December 2012 and I recently booked a venue and chose my dress (it is everything I wanted, so perfect).
4. I have completed three and a half years of my five year law degree. I never thought I would get this far so I feel a huge sense of achievement. I have exceeded any expectations I ever had for myself.
5. I hate travelling on planes and the longest plane trip I have ever undertaken is one hour and a half. I really need to work on this so it doesn't prevent me from travelling for my whole life.
6. I love making and customising my own clothes. It is a new interest that I have only started to enjoy this year.
7. I have always wanted to have three children someday. I desperately want them all to be girls called Chelsea, Claudia and Charlotte.
8. If I could be anyone in the world I would choose Taylor Swift.
9. My signature look for winter has become red lips, a self made skirt and a coloured trench coat.
10. I am practically nocturnal- staying up in the middle of the night and sleeping until the afternoon.

I am passing this award on to all my followers


Lauren said...

I love your colour blocking! And your sister's bag is gorgeous too! My brother is also nocturnal!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Congrats on finishing exams early! :)

This outfit is so elegant and lovely. I wish more girls dressed like you. I totally agree about wanting society to be a little more classier and dress up more. I feel like the world has become TOO casual.

StarletStarlet said...

Hey Imogen, welcome back and congrats on completing the finals!

I love your color choices and that scarf adds that hint of sophistication without being too serious!

You're getting married...yaaaay! Congratulations! More posts on wedding dress and wedding prep are coming I suppose? :)

Krystal said...

i want to see a photo of your wedding dress!!! that is so exciting!! and welcome to vacay!

Anonymous said...

congratulations on the wedding!

Jo said...

Your outfit looks so wonderful! <3 I love the pop of bright lipstick! It is the perfect finishing touch!


Francesca R said...

I like this outfit and the kathy Van zeeland bag!!
Congrats on the award!

then she'll carelessly cut you said...

I'd wear the skirt loads too - you should be proud of it :)
Enjoy your weeks off,

Rosie x

Sherin said...

Yay on finishing all your assignments. Enjoy the freedom!!
You look lovely here. I really love the coat. And the bag is so pretty.

Couture Carrie said...

Lovely look, darling!
And congrats on your award!


Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I love the bright colors, so pretty!

Natasha said...

I'm glad I'm not the only night owl! I'm always up late either watching films, reading books, on the internet or chatting with my Mum and laughing. Then I never get up the next day until 1 o'clock! Shocking really. I love your purple coat by the way, it really suits you and congratulations on the award, you definitely deserve it! xxx

Alexandra said...

I love your colourful outfits, they're bright and fun!
Congrats on the award. I agree about society not dressing up enough, I love it when I see outfits with effort.

Lucie - A Taste Of Vogue said...

loving the colour of your coat!


Leia said...

You always look so pretty in pinks and purples!


Bonnie said...

You should wear this outfit all the damn time because it is absolutely perfect for you.
Congrats on the award! It's nice to learn some more about you. :)

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Michelle said...

i love your creativity. i think i'll be using some of these color blocking techniques this winter in college. im so happy to hear you've picked out your wedding dress. i cant wait to see it (i hope we will?) enjoy your vacation!!

Mimi said...

aww, yay for finishing your exams! i hope you have a good break! :D and congrats on the upcoming nuptials, so exciting! :)

<3, Mimi



You look gorgeous, as always! Love your coat and your hair is fantastic! The hair a want for me in a short future :)))



She is Sara said...

Oh I love how classic and cute you look!

Alina F. said...

Great color combo, honey!Love this look!xoxo

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

You do the colourblocking beautifully, and that's a pretty put together outfit considering how busy you must have been. I usually live in the same thing everyday too at stressful times, but far less chic!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Wow, Imogen, I love your coat! It's such a beautiful color.

Missy Daisy said...

Love your outfit!