Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Races

On Saturday I was invited to a work function at Rosehill Racecourse. I'd been looking forward to this event for many months because I absolutely love the races and I long for any opportunity to wear one of my formal dress from my large collection. This time I wore my original vintage dress from the 1940s for the first time. I received if for my birthday from my mother in law and I love it so much. It was purchased on ebay and shipped all the way here from the US. I'd been saving it for the perfect opportunity since I received in last March. I like the idea of having a dress that is actually from the 1940s. It makes me wonder who must have had this dress before me and what their life must have been like. It also made me feel very glamorous wearing such a gown because I've never had a dress like this before and it is very elaborate with all the layers and different materials. I've said it many times before but I desperately wish we could all dress in this way everyday. It was difficult to take pictures because of the wind so many of them are inside shots.













1940s Vintage Dress
Wittner Quebec Heels
Pandora Bracelet
Equip Hair Flower


Jennifer Fabulous said...

OMG it's the dress from your profile picture!!!! I absolutely ADORE this outfit. Words cannot describe how much I love it. That dress is perfection. How cool that it is actually from the 1940s! You seriously have the coolest mother-in-law (to be)! You look beautiful, like a movie star straight out of a 1940s Vogue or something!

And your Ryan looks so happy in these photos! Hehe. ;) He reminds me of another Rian I know...lol.

I hope you're having a fantastic weekend. xoxo

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Your dress and whole look is stunning you look beautiful.

Sherin said...

You look so pretty and that dress is gorgeous! It looks so perfect for a day at the races.

Baśka said...

this look is stunning and your smile makes it even more beautiful :)

Michelle's Style File said...

Stunning dress on you! Perfect for the races : )


xStroutx said...

You look SO pretty! That dress is just beautiful

Lauren said...

That dress is absolutely stunning. SO beautiful! You're right; if only we could all dress like this every day!

Couture Carrie said...

What an amazing vintage dress!
You look lovely, darling!


Natasha said...

Wow, Imogen you look gorgeous! The dress is a beautiful design and you look very pretty in it too. I love the colour and the accessories you've put with it too. Hope you've been having a good time since I last spoke to you! xxx

Michelle said...

love the fountain picture. you look perfect in the dress! i love the history vintage pieces seem to have. gorgeous!!!

daisychain said...

Wow, the dress you wore is stunning x

janettaylor said...

Such a cute dress!

Nnenna said...

Wow, you look really stunning in this dress and the races seem like the perfect occasion to wear it! What a special gift :)

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Kavery said...

Oh wow you look like a princess. Perfect and poised too.

Bad Joan said...

What a perfect outfit for the races! You look gorgeous!


then she'll carelessly cut you said...

You look amazing, Imogen! That dress is incredibly sweet,

Rosie x

Francesca R said...

That dress is amazing! A real unique vintage piece! You look fabulous imogen!

She is Sara said...

I love the dress! It is perfect for you!! You guys look so sweet :) I am glad that you had fun, you look beautiful.

Bonnie said...

This dress is actually from the 1940s??? That's amazing! It's so pretty. It must be so cool to own something so vintage. :) It looks awesome on you!

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Anna Katrina said...

you look adorable!

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Vale ♥ said...

You look so pretty, love your vintage style ! I'd love to have you among my followers, if you want we could follow each other :) Kisses from Italy

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Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, what a gorgeous dress, Imogen! This is truly the perfect ensemble for a day at the races! :)

Winnie said...

Oh what a stunning dress! You look fabulous in it Imogen, I love how happy you look in it.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I am in LOVE with your dress!

Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

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Belle Armed said...

you look like a doll, so beautiful!

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

A proper 1940's dress! You look so pretty in it, love the touch of the flower in your hair too :) xx

Natassja said...

LOVE the vintage look of this dress! So perfect for the horse races :)

jos xx said...

wow you're so cute, that dress is absolutely amazing!!! is your hair naturally straight? i love it!

jos xx

The Headless Mannequin said...

That dress is stunning...you look like Cinderella on her way to the ball :) I love going to the races just for the dressing up part (I'm sure that's the main motive for most girls at the races!!).

Chrisy said...

Wow you look absolutely gorgeous! Bet you were the best dressed girl there...and how clever of your mother in law to choose such a fabulous dress!

Josie said...

You look SO cute! That dress suits you perfectly.
xo Josie

Natalie Leung said...

i really love this dress, I found you on chictopia as well :) now following!


Miksu said...

You look adorable! :)


Caroline Ergy Erg said...

That dress is super lovely :) i love vintage too!

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yiqin; said...

so pretty :)

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Sian said...

Oh my goodness, that dress is just so beautiful!! And you look absolutely stunning in it, it's so perfect on you =) Especially with those shoes and the flower in your hair!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Oh, Imogen! Your dress is stunning! You look fabulous in it. ♥