Friday, June 22, 2012


On Wednesday I finally had the chance to take some outfit pictures. It was perfect weather for photos. I decided to wear my Portmans dress that I posted here. I've worn this dress many times lately because I love it so much. I also noticed the other day that this dress comes in black. The red suits my style a little better but the black was very beautiful too; I wish I could have both!  Since it was cold (despite the pictures it is still the middle of winter) I paired the dress with my Alannah Hill cardigan. I've had this cardigan for awhile and it is one of the most versatile pieces ever. I also thought it would be a good opportunity to show you my fan clutch which I posted here. It's definitely my favourite bag at the moment. Since it has gold glitter I decided it would go well with the gold butterfly in my hair. My sister tells me the butterfly is ridiculous and she continually reminds me that I am 23 and not 5. But I like it and growing up is overrated anyway. Her comments make me laugh. I'm going to wear it next weekend when we go out for dinner just to annoy her. 

On Wednesday Rydog and I had our first day off together in a long time. Rydog has been extremely busy with work and I've had so many essays to write. Unfortunately our day didn't go quite as planned. We had to get the car serviced and that took 7 hours; we couldn't go anywhere until late afternoon. It was still fun; we managed to have a quick look around the shops and take these pictures. The price of the car service was astronomical; it has really set us back financially. This, coupled with other expenses have made me worried; we are moving out at the end of the year so saving is absolutely fundamental right now. So I have decided I will not be buying any more new clothes for a long time. I know I've said that before but this time I mean it because there is no choice anymore. Fortunately I have many clothes, some of which I have not yet worn so it shouldn't be too hard initially. But it will be hard in other ways; I'm so used to just buying clothes without really thinking about it. I am going to try and be more creative with my clothes and mix and match a lot more than I have in the past. 

It has been a good week technology wise. I have my computer back. It has been repaired and is working very well. I also found my camera which had been missing for months. The colours in my photos seem to be richer in comparison with phone photos.



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I'd always wanted to take blog pictures on a road; I was so excited that I finally had the opportunity to do that. I always admire photos that are taken on the road or on train tracks. One day I might build up the courage at enter the middle of the road.




Portmans Dress 
Lovisa Butterfly Hair Clip
Forever New Fan Clutch
Wittner Quebec Heels
Alannah Hill You Gossip Cardigan
Prouds Pearls


Janna said...

thanks for your lovely comment, it made me happy (:
I like your style, very spohisticated, yet cute.
Nice blog!

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

You look beautiful in this fabulous little dress. :)

Good luck with the no-shopping policy. I had to make that tough decision a few years ago. For me, it was better to just quit cold turkey, otherwise it was NEVER going to happen. I even had to give up fashion blogs for a while, to avoid temptation and heartache...sigh.

daisychain said...

I am always so jealous of how good you look in red x

Helen said...

Sorry to hear about how expensive the car service was- I hate car service day, I'm always convinced something will go wrong but I have been lucky the past couple of years.
The dress is lovely and you look extremely elegant

Panty Buns said...

The butterfly in your hair looks adorable. You look fabulous in your Portmans Dress and I love the look of the Forever New Fan Clutch. It must be hard negotiating uneven terrain in those Wittner Quebec Heels but you look like you're doing it effortlessly. Be careful if you try posing on train tracks. What season is it there? I'm glad you're having some nice weather. Summer just started here (U.S.).

Samantha said...

The Portsman dress is so pretty on you! And such a unique clutch - know why you love it!

xo, sam

**Style of Sam**

Ang Lam said...

I love your butterfly hair pin and the cute red outfit!!!


Joelyne TheSydneyGirl said...

This is my FAVOURITE outfit of you so far. The COLOUR is amazing, and the fit. It's sooooo nice. I think I need to go out and buy that portmans dress!!!!

Love the cardi you put with it also!



You bought well. Everything fits to perfection, and I could steal the clutch, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

janettaylor said...

What a chic dress! I love it a lot!

Happy Friday!

Couture Carrie said...

Beautiful look, darling!
Love that cardi!


Helmiina said...

What a lovely outfit! You look gorgeous<3 :) xx

Eeva said...

I'm still loving that clutch over everything else - it's so stunning! And you look beautiful, I think that haircut really suits your face :)

xoxo Eeva

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

You look lovely amidst the green backdrop....your outfit is terrific!


Mica said...

Beautiful dress :) I really like it with that cardi and the clutch is fantastic!

I think the butterfly in your hair is really pretty :)

xStroutx said...

Wow, this looks GORGEOUS on you. The style and the colors look beautiful. And I like the butterfly. (But then you know how I feel about having to be too grown up with fashion!). And anyways, 23 is still young! You can totally get away with cute stuff like that.

Fashion Lookbook said...

Love your red cardigan.

Cara said...

You look so beautiful in these pictures! I love the dress paired with the cardigan and white heels. Your fan purse and butterfly clip just make the look that much more special.

I'm trying to buy less, and use more of what I have too! Let the mixing and matching begin!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Glad you were able to take the day off. Super cute Portmans red dress and chic clutch.

Sonali Khosla said...

You look beautiful in that outfit!! Really love the dress!


Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

That dress is fabulous!! ANd red looks great on you!!

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blackberryfashion said...

Your bag is fabulous :) You look beautiful in red, great outfit :)


Anonymous said...

You look absolutely stunning! Like a gorgeous lady from the 1940's. The butterfly pin (definitely not for 5 year olds) is super cute and I'm loving the clutch styled. Sorry about your car repairs. We just had some of that ourselves, and it's never fun. But glad you found your camera and your computer is fixed! Hope you have a great weekend girl! <3


Sherin said...

Glad you had a great day despite the car problems. I love that dress on you! The red looks amazing.

Yes, all you need to be is more creative with your outfits. I haven't been shopping in a while, and I'm doing great!

Well... said...

That fan clutch is so adorable! :)
I love your cute dress as well.
And sweet pictures, haha, I love taking pictures in the road

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kira said...

Great post, I love it all! Especially the clutch

love from Canada


Sarah said...

Very lovely dress, you look great in red! Thanks for you sweet comments, hit the gym again today so not feeling so bad about my eating habist yesterday hehe xx

Elizabeth Victoria Clark said...

I absolutely love your gorgeous red dress. It suits you so well. x E

Josie said...

Your dress is lovely! Aw how annoying, I hate when unexpected expenses come up xxx

TheMadTwins said...

That is a wonderful dress but that clutch Ö I want one like that as well Ö

Cafe Fashionista said...

What a beautiful look on you. I am especially loving that Fan Clutch - the aesthetic is so unique and lovely! :)

Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

I am loving that fan clutch of yours - you look so beautiful in red!

Gems x

Fashion, Well Done

Natasha said...

You look so sweet Imogen and that fan clutch is lovely. It always looks so nice wherever you take your photos. xxx

yiqin; said...

youi always look good in red <3

The Fashion Scan said...

Lovely outfit and great blog dear!!! I love it!!! If you want take a look at my blog! Follow each other?? Let me know!!! See u soon, I hope! kiss :D


Kelinha said...

Such a nice blog. Maybe we could follow each other? Please, let me know*

Audrey Allure said...

You look so lovely -- beautiful dress!

cathy said...

the bag is so cute <3

followed you :D
mind following back my blog? it'd mean so much.

Always Maylee said...

Love the all red on you, and what a fun clutch!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

You look so great in red!

lizchewy said...

Lovely outfit. You look amazing in red!!


Clara Turbay said...

it´s great to be creative as you are!

Francesca said...

love this outfit and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

Izzy said...

Hi Imogen!! I'm so glad you were able to get your hands on the FN clutch. isn't it such a beauty? :D it goes so well with your elegant and lady-like outfit. I love the matching red cardigan and the beautiful string of pearls around your neck!

haha I recently did a photoshoot on a road as well. when it's a pretty quiet time of day in a quiet area, it's totally fine. sometimes you see a car approaching the distance and you just step off haha! :)


Nikki said...

I love this red ensemble on you! and gosh, I hope everything works out! What an unsuspected "suprise'" can't do... x

Shes Dressing Up said...

Gorgeous outfit. Good luck with saving up money for moving in with your bf :)

Danie said...

I love your outfit! Your dress is really cute and I love your bag! You have a great blog! I'm following you!


Anonymous said...

really love red on you! good luck with saving for your move!


Joyce said...

Your red cardi and red dress is so pretty, I love this outfit! And the background of these photos :)

Jamie Rose said...

Aw that dress is so cute on you! I love the color and the pocket details at the waist. That little bag is absolutely fantastic too!

Anonymous said...

i'm so in love with those cute butterfly on your heads dear...
lovely and sweet <3<3