Monday, April 15, 2013


Finally I've had the chance to blog the outfit I wore for my birthday which was about a month ago now (although minus a couple of hours in the  afternoon when I played a game of tennis). This was originally my sister in law's dress and, knowing it was always my absolute favourite dress of hers, she allowed me to have it. I couldn't believe it, it made me so happy and it was so incredibly generous of her. I've worn it so many times since. It is my new favourite dress (I'm even more excited by the fact that it's Alannah Hill). I love the classy black and white and the pretty crochet detailing. This is the perfect dress in my opinion. There are so many shoes I can wear with it but I realised that my Queen shoes are probably the best match. Of course I had to factor in my new bag which I adore and goes with everything. Pearls also seemed to be rather fitting.

I've got my university graduation next week. I'm very excited because it will be nice to finally have something to show for all those years of study. Although it feels strange having a double degree from university and still being unemployed. I'm hoping that will change soon. I'm very thankful to have you all as my friends. I get very lonely while everyone else is at work; I spend the majority of that time on my blog. Also, fashion has really helped me too. These days dressing up is usually the only point to my day and the only thing I look forward to. I always used to think that endless free time would be incredibly fun. But since being unemployed I've realised that the opposite is the case; I no longer value what I have too much of, I question the point of my life every day and it's attacked my self worth like nothing else. I guess what I'm saying is I don't know what I'd do without fashion and blogging right now. Thank you for your part in that.





I love this furry plant every time we go to the park now. I only discovered it recently!





Alannah Hill Dress
Wittner Queen Shoes
Forever New 'From Paris With Love' Bag 
Equip Pearl Hair Bow
Prouds Pearls 


Aneta Kowalska said...

nice! I thank for the visit and I am inviting to the new fast

Miśka Grabowska said...

Lovely outfit. You look beautiful. really pretty^^
I like your hair. So cool^^
have a nice day, kisses ;*


Ivana Džidić said...

I know what you're going trough, I'm trying to find a job as well... and it is hard.

I love your outfit, very cute!

Sandra Vázquez said...

You look beautiful, love the bag! Great pics, lovely place :)
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Panty Buns said...

That black Alannah Hill dress is beautiful! That was very sweet of your sister in law to give it to you. I love the the delicate lace inset/crocheted detail of the lovely flutter sleeves and the neckline in the back and the white crocheted trim at the neckline and above the waist in the front. The dress also has a lovely shape. You wear it beautifully. I love the settings where your outfit photos are taken.

I do hope that the Australian economy improves and that the employment situation improves for the legal professions there. I know you will do brilliantly and that your legal work will be earn much more for whomever employs you than whatever the cost of your compensation will be.

In the mean time, thank you for sharing what you do of your life with us. I love reading what you write and seeing your photographs. I myself only do about one post a month (I just did a new one a day and a half ago) so I've been impressed with how many you have managed. All the best.


AVY said...

Adorable, very classy!

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Mrs. Glam said...

This look is SO beautiful! Very pretty and classic :)

Winnie said...

That dress is really pretty on you! I hope you find yourself that elusive job soon. I know how hard it is as I was unemployed for a little while before I found my current job!

HighlandFling said...

You look great, I love all the pearls with the black dress, modern day audrey!

E x

Sherin said...

I'm sure you'll get your dream job really soon.

This dress is perfect. I love the white detailing.

Carmen Avram said...

such a great outfit! really like your shoes!


Johanna Urban said...

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Alice in La La said...

gorgeous style, adoring your blog!
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Style, She Wrote said...

Congratulations on your graduation this week! You are every bit the sophisticated lady. Love that bag! :) xo style, she wrote.

Audrey Allure said...

Such a classy look! I love that dress.

Shes Dressing Up said...

I love your bag!!

Francesca said...

Gorgeous dress, that is such classy outfit! Also love the bag!

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Love the dress so much! Xx


Joyce said...

Your dress is so ladylike and pretty! LOVE your heels too:)

trishie said...

Beautiful dress! Congrats on your graduation.

Tesa Jurjaševič said...

I love your bag!


Hang in there dear, I've been there, I hope you find something soon. But, in the meantime, faith and hope that it will come, helps for a brighter day. You look gorgeous in this outfit! xx/Madison

Miss Betty Boop said...

cute :D


Heather said...

Love the ladylike and chic feel of this dress - so sophisticated!

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Camila Faria said...

You look very pretty, as always Imogen!!!

Megan said...

Classic look! Love your shoes :)

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

What a nice dress! And the location of your outfit is so lovely!

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bridechic said...

Such a lovely and original look! Love it . . .

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Really love the styling of this bday dress and totally want your bag.

Congrats on graduation. Hope you can find employment soon!

Oh to Be a Muse
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Rebecca said...

What a beautiful birthday look! The dress is so pretty and that bag is just something special! Congrats on your university graduation!


Laura said...

love the dress, so good of your sister-in-law to give it to you! :-) x

Charlotte Adele said...

I love those shoes with that dress, it's like they were made for each other!

Charlotte Adele

Sandra Martinez said...

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Anonymous said...

Finding a job is the worst. I started a new job in August, and now I'm looking for a new one because I hate it. It never ends! I wish you the best of luck in your job search!!! On the upside, you look gorgeous :)


Velvet Bloom said...

lindísima tu bolsa!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Such a pretty look for your birthday! It was so nice of your SIL to give you this dress. Hang in there and best of luck with the job search.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Anonymous said...

Lovely outfit! I am in love with your handbag!


Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

What a beautful dress! I love that bag too!

Closet Fashionista said...

I love your bag! And that dress is so pretty too! :D
Definitely a great birthday outfit
Congratulations on your graduation coming, so exciting! :D

Carly said...

I really like the details of your dress - really pretty. xxx

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

That dress is super adorable and I really love your hair like that!
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Kim said...

Cute outfit, and such a great shooting location!


Emmy said...

Aaaaw...you look great in this dress. That was nice of your sis-in-law:)

judith said...

Precioso vestido!!

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love the hair Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com


so chic <3
Thanks for your kind comment!!
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Jessica Neumann said...

very chic


Natasha said...

This is such a gorgeous dress and the bag goes so well with it. I love that furry plant too, it's so fluffy! I know the feeling about having too much time on your hands, it can get you as down as not having enough time for yourself. I hope you start to feel happier soon and I will send another letter out as I fear my last one has gotten lost in the post again...sorry Imogen! - Tasha x

Ylenia Cuéllar said...

You look so pretty and classic!!
I love your bag :)


Wow, I love this ensemble! It's so vintage and charming, I lvoe your shoes especially and gorgeous photos! thanks for commenting on my blog, would you like to follow each other?


Ali Hval said...

Oh wow, how lovely that your sister in law let you have that dress! And appropriately so, because it looks simply stunning on you. I love the little white lace details, and the sleeves are a nice touch, too. Dressing it up with pearls was an excellent way to go! :)

Sonia De Macedo said...

You look gorgeous, very Coco Chanel!


Rebekah Bradford said...

Super pretty photos!


Tanya W. said...

I love your dress, shoes, bag, you look beautiful. kisses!



Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Such a stunning outfit :) Love the dress so much! xx


Barbara de Robles said...

Cute pictures darling!

Thanks for commenting!


Cafe Fashionista said...

EVERYTHING about this look is pure perfection - especially those shoes! You look so beautiful, Imogen! :)

Sam said...

Hi doll, you look so elegant, this is a beautiful dress. Congrats on your upcoming graduation, thats wonderful news!

Larissa said...

Hey there!
Thanks for your comment on my blog! Yours is so cute! I love those pictures in the nature! My newest post is all about nature ;) Would you like to follow each other?


Rosita Bizerman said...

Amazing look! You and the landscape totally merge and completes each other!!!

The dress and the total look is so beautiful..


mochaccinoland said...

lovely dress!


Fash Era said...

su h a pretty look u look very sweet

Tanya Dempsey said...

Happy belated. What a perfect birthday dress.

T xx

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The Garage Starlets said...

So elegant!


Amandine said...

You're so chic!
This place is beautiful!

sergio castaño peña said...

really like how chic and smart you are! beautiful!!
such an amazing style!!

Sergio xx

Corinne said...

That dress is so cute!

Hurrah for graduation! I remember my graduation - it was amazing. Kind of felt like some induction into hogwarts or something with everyone in the cap and gowns!

Corinne x

Diana S.T. said...

I love your dress.. your sock bun is always so perfect =)

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

Congrats on graduating! I wish you nothing but the best :). You look so pretty here!



Southern (California) Belle

Anita said...

gorgeous outfit :)

Ask Erena said...

Hello dear! What a cute outfit! Love that adorable dress! And shoes, of course:-) Welcome to my blog. Hope we can follow each other.

Midwest Muse said...

You look great!

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Mandy said...

You look absolutely splendid! You dress is so chic; it oozes class and elegance.

Thank you for your sweet comment! I adore your blog and am following you now! <3

Hope you will come and pop by soon!

<3 Mandy xx

Linda Greaves said...

Such a cute dress, I love the touch of your bow in your bun!

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Becky said...

Such a cute dress and bag :)


Alexandra Zakharova said...

Lovely!!! Great pictures as well!
Have a fabulous time!

Best wishes, Alexandra

curly purplepig said...

love your dress! such a pretty look!

Josie said...

That was nice of your sister in law! The dress is super pretty xxx

Mica said...

Such a beautiful dress! So nice of your sister and law to give it too you knowing how much you liked it :)

Hope you have fun at your graduation, and that it's not long before you get a job :)

Away From Blue

Cee said...

What a pretty outfit - I especially love your tweed handbag! Happen belated birthday :)

The Braided Bandit said...

Such a great birthday outfit, I especially love the cute shoes!
Have a great day!
xo Hannah


nancy @ adore to adorn said...

what a beautiful look. so feminine and lady like!
Happy belated birthday!

Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

You're so cute! I love your purse! ^^

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Nnenna said...

That's so exciting that your graduation is coming up soon- congratulations!

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Aga Guerrero Olesinska said...

Pretty look. Love the bag. Thank you for your commment. I follow you at GFC and I would be happy if you decide to follow me back:-)

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Katrina said...

Wow! I am obsessed with that bag! Cannot believe its Forever New! So pretty!

Jamie Rose said...

Such a perfect birthday outfit! I just love this dress so much! The pearls and two-toned shoes are fantastic accessories too.
And hooray for graduating! It definitely feels good to get that degree after all the hard work.

Shybiker said...

It's very hard to be unemployed. You feel like the world is passing you by. But then you'll get a job and miss the free time. So try to enjoy what you have available to you now before it ends. I envy your ability to blog so much. My job interferes with that.