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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Outfit

Today's outfit is also my entry into Bloggers Do It Better where Kristina has challenged us to wear red! I was very happy to find out that the latest Bloggers Do It Better features red because I have so many red clothes and it has always been one of my favourite colours to wear. I have a few red skirts such as this one and many red dresses including this one. Red clothes are one of my weaknesses that I cannot resist in the shops. However, despite my abundance of red clothes, I wish the current challenge was a couple of weeks ago because my red dress with the peter pan collar that I posted here would have been perfect. The dress I'm wearing in this post has been one of my favourite dresses over the last couple of weeks. I love the shape and fit of the dress and of course the best part of this dress is the big bow at the back. In my opinion, more clothes should have bows!

I was able to quickly fit in some outfit pictures today before a massive storm. It turns out that the overcast weather provided perfect lighting and the looming storm provided for some cool pictures.

Recently Rydog and I joined the gym, along with Rydog's family. When I was a child and a teenager, my whole life was sport. I trained and participated in competitive swimming, running, tennis and netball for many years. I loved sports and I achieved a great deal of success from them. But eventually it reached a point where I was over it and I decided to quit all sports and try something new in my life. I guess you could say it was around that time that I started to take an interest in fashion. I remember my past largely in stages, by my interest in sport and my interest in fashion. For the last few years I thought that there was no point exercising because I was happy with my body and I was thin without physical activity. So it is quite surprising and spontaneous that I decided to join the gym last week. I guess it is because I wanted to increase Rydog's motivation to go and everyone else in the family is going too. I've only been to the gym twice since I joined but so far I've found it fun. I think I still have a little bit of my interest in sports left in me. I felt a great deal of satisfaction from running on the treadmill again and realising that I haven't totally lost my abilities. I love the feeling afterwards knowing that I've achieved something. I'm wondering whether this is because I've only been a couple of times and going to the gym is a new novelty. I'm hoping my enthusiasm for it will last. So far it is positive.

Right now, more than anything, I am super obsessed with tenpin bowling. Rydog and I go bowling a couple of times a weeks (and I'd go more if it were less expensive). It is seriously the most fun activity in the whole world for me. Last night I scored 157, so close to my all time high score of 160. I totally wish I could become a professional tenpin bowler. But this is just one of the fantasies in my head along with my wild dreams of becoming a singer, a model, a professional tennis player and a fashion designer.

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Forever New Stripe Bow Dress
Wittner

66 comments:

Bonnie said...

I am adamant that overcast weather provides the best pictures. It makes the colors POP so beautifully, and the sun doesn't wash us out. So glad that you got the pictures in before the storm came!

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daisychain said...

You must wear that dress more, you look amazing x

girlwhosluvinlifex said...

this is so dainty on you :) must admit you pull red off :)

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My 2 Pesos said...

I like your outfit. :3

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Red is definantly your colour!!!

Sherin said...

I love wearing red! Love the red and white stripes: the dress looks amazing on you.

Lauren said...

You. Look. Fantastic! Gorgeous dress!

patty and lo said...

Great bow and stripe combo - sexy meets preppy!


xoDW

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Courtney said...

This dress looks lovely on you, its such a nice dress and fits you beautifully xx

francesca romana capizzi said...

Hope you are going to win this challenge! This striped dress suits you perfectly! redis definitely your color!

Annie said...

Love the stripes - and the bow on the back of that dress - so pretty :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing dress, darling!
You look gorgeous!

xoxox,
CC

Style4Curves said...

that dress is to die for!!
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Andrea Castells said...

Happy Valentines day pretty!!
Big kiss from Buenos Aires

April said...

I LOVE that dress! The stripes, the bow...it's so adorable!

sacramento said...

Cute, cute, cute.
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Marionberry Style said...

Oh wow - the back of this dress is amazing! So sweet with the bow...
And I love how you kept the styling simple and chic. Gorgeous!

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TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

Such a pretty dress! I love the bow! Looking great! :)

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Susann said...

That dress is lovely! The bow in the back is just so sweet!

Happy Valentine's Day :)

Rach said...

This dress is gorgeous on you! I love that it is fitted and fits you soo well!!

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Night at Vogue said...

Happy valentine's day! Nice post! Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Georgie said...

This is so pretty, love the detailing at the back! I wish I had a treadmill at home, it's always so satisfying seeing how many calories you've burnt! xx

Kelly said...

Ahh that is SUCH a cute dress! Love it!!!

Sara said...

What a beautiful dress and the shoes are perfect! I love that you joined a gym, I need to go more often!

Alex Elizabeth said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! This dress is so cute. Jealous of your warm weather, too. And I love Alannah Hill- was introduced to her by another Aussie blogger!

Tiffany Elam said...

Hi! I found your blog by participating in the recent BDIB challenge Love how you styled your red. Cute blog!! Please visit mine if you get a chance. Have a wonderful day!!

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Natasha said...

You look so lovely Imogen! I love the red and white stripes, very nautical. Bath is lovely, if you ever come to England you should go round the Baths. xxx

HeyDahye said...

The bow on the back is darling! Love it.

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Cara said...

Oh goodness, this dress is so cute! I love the back bow, its both whimsical and sexy. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

Joelyne TheSydneyGirl said...

this dress looks amazing on you - what a great figure you have :) love the stripes!


Joelyne
the sydney girl
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One Womans Style Evolution said...

I'm seriously jealous of all of the bloggers that look like they live in warmer climates. I love this dress, it reminds me of a doll dress. How about that, a doll dress for a real life doll.

XoXo, Natasha
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Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Love that pretty dress! =)

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Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

such an adorable dress. Love the back bow detail.
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Josie said...

CUTE! Love the bow in the back.
xo Josie
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NaNa said...

the cut at the back IS SO sweet, i hope you had a fun valentines ^^ xoxo

Katie said...

What a beautiful dress! I love love love the bow on the back...such a fun detail!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

That dress is SO cute!

KelleyJohnson07 said...

Oh my goodness, that dress has such great details! Love it!

Jill said...

You look gorgeous in that dress and I love that you paired it with those vintage-y looking heels and red bag. FAB!

~Lara~ said...

What a cute dress!!!! I LOVE the bow on the back!!!!! And I like how your shoes have bows to match as well! :)

Sophie - Country girl said...

such an unusual dress, I love it! My favourite look of yours so far x

Laura K said...

Cute dress! Love the bow!

Sara said...

Your red stripes are a nice departure from the navy ones everyone seems to be wearing right now. I love the back of this dress, it's so feminine and sweet.

Jody said...

what a great outfit! LOVE the bow detail :)

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Becky said...

The little bow at the back of your dress is SO CUTE! Love the outfit!

BlondeMuse said...

aww that top is so cute! xo

just tututiny said...

Gorgeous dress, I love the red and white stripes and the bow in the back!

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tiff said...

That bow was an unexpected little surprise. :)

Don't Think Twice said...

really lovely!!!!! love red and white stripes!! Exactly today I have worn a jumper with those color stripes!

and the red lips...perfect! ;)

xoxoxo

Becky Tjandera said...

Lovely dress! :)

Alina said...

Nice look,hon!Such a cute dress!

Tanvi said...

That's the cutest dress ever! Love the bow!

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She's Dressing Up said...

Lovely dress!

Joey said...

Oh that is such a pretty dress! The bow at the back is a nice touch of cute. I love your contribution to BDIB.

Audrey Allure said...

Beautiful dress- love the back of it! So cute.

Samantha said...

What a gorgeous dress!! And those heels are spectacular!

xo,sam

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MissRockwell said...

I want your WHOLE outfit. You look darling. I'm not sure which piece I love more-the dress or the shoes!

Britt+Whit said...

love the red! we did the blogger challenge too! so fun! you look so chic!

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Winnie said...

That bow on your dress is super cute! You look so glam! I have never been a sporty or a particularly active person but I do think I should join the gym at some point!

The Lorida Brand said...

I like the style in your issue of marine

Ashley Isaacs said...

what an adorable dress, the outfit is soooo cute.........xx


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Jamie Rose said...

You look so adorable! That dress looks fantastic on you. I just love the low back and the cute bow detail on it.

Cassidy said...

I will forever love stripes, the color red, and bows. This dress has all of those and I simply adore it.

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Très Chic by paulina said...

amazing dress, I'm in love!!!
kisses
Pau

Katherine McAdoo said...

i love that dress - the back is just stunning - and your heels go perfectly.

red is a great color on you.

Cathy said...

Love that dress. The back ribbon is so chic and fab, eh. Love it!

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