Saturday, April 20, 2013


This is one of my go to outfits at the moment when I can't decide what to wear. The skirt is very versatile and I have so many cardigans I can wear it with; including my Alannah Hill duck egg blue cardigan which I got at my birthday. This skirt is one of the best bargains I've bought; it was only $15 and it's great quality and fulled lined; details like that really make a difference to me and create a more complete outfit. I also have the black version of this pink cardigan which I posted here. I liked it because it is cropped so I can wear it with all my high waisted skirts and fit-and-flare dresses (which is basically my entire wardrobe). I finally had the chance to style these shoes which I posted last week here. I've been wearing them all week; I can't get enough of these pretty shoes right now. It's getting a lot colder here recently; I can definitely tell that winter is on it's way. I hate the cold weather and I find dressing for summer much simpler but the other day I was thinking. I have like a million cardigans, most of which I've actually bought since last winter so I should like dressing for winter a lot more than I do. Being a lot more open minded about my wardrobe, I actually liked having a few cooler days this week so I could wear my cardigans. 

I've had a much better week than usual; I had many more social events and a lot less time was spent by myself. My friend was here from Hong Kong so it was wonderful to catch up again. I'm going to miss her. I've also been reading the Confessions of a Shopaholic series to pass time (it's probably about the 5th time I've read the series). Unlike the other times I read the books, which was awhile ago now, I can relate to Becky Bloomwood because over the years my spending has become even more out of control. I've used shopping to deal with my feelings, get through difficult times, justified frivolous purchases as investments and I've used her excuse that I need shoes because one day all my other shoes will wear out so I'm just stocking up for the future. I can understand her shock when 'buying clothes and makeup was not deemed a suitable purpose for a substantial unsecured loan and I love it how she states that foreign money doesn't count so you can spend as much as you like. My favourite quote from the book is this one...

"for years now I've kind of operated under an informal shopping cycle. 
A bit like a farmer's crop rotation system .Except instead of wheat-maize-barley-fallow, mine pretty much goes clothes-makeup-shoes-clothes.(I don't usually bother with fallow). Shopping is actually very similar to farming. You can't keep buying the same thing- you have to have a bit of variety. Otherwise you get bored and stop enjoying yourself." 

The more I think about it, the more I agree; it's very insightful. It makes sense. I guess I operate on an informal shopping cycle too. I'd say my usual shopping cycle is dresses, cardigans, shoes, dresses, cardigans, shoes, accessories, dresses, cardigans, shoes, other clothes...and then back to the start.










Alannah Hill I'm a Little Fusspot Cardigan
Dangerfield Skirt
Alannah Hill Handbag 
Alannah Hill Walk Me Home Flats 
Kmart Hair Flower   


Ivana Džidić said...

You look lovely:) girly, fresh, romantic outfit! I really like it.

Miss Twiggy said...

adorable :D


Miśka Grabowska said...

Perfect photos and outfit, my dear^^
I just love hair 'donut'
Soo cool^^
Have a nice day, kisses ;*


Sam said...

Lurv the prettiness of this outfit, its girly and ultra feminine, you look lovely hun!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Very gorgeous doll, I hope you have a great weekend xx

xStroutx said...

This is a lovely outfit! I'm glad to hear you've had a good week :) I'm a bit of a shopaholic too, so I can definitely relate to that quote!

Panty Buns said...

Your Alannah Hill "I'm a Little Fusspot" Cardigan is my favourite shade of pink, and the contrasting blue in the print of your Dangerfield Skirt complements the lovely pink colour of your cardigan beautifully. I love the look of your Alannah Hill cardigans - the lovely ornamentation around the collar, the pretty buttons, the beautifully tailoring and that it hits just over the waist of the fabulous skirts you wear. Your Dangerfield skirt looks swingy and light despite it's being fully lined. Your pretty Kmart Hair-Flower adds to the already wonderfully feminine look of your outfit. When you mentioned how winter is on its way there It drives home the fact that we live on the opposite side of the earth from each other. Spring has just begun here. I guess when our winter approaches your Spring will be starting. It make me wonder whether I should try to find a way to migrate so I could enjoy more than one Spring. Is there any way to enjoy Spring four times a year?
The shopping urge can be hard to overcome. I've let myself go overboard on things as mundane as office supplies, so I can see how the cycle of rotating outfit piece shopping would be hard to refrain from. I found myself looking at the thumbnails of all my last video outfit posts, wondering what colours I should wear next that would complement them in the grid, and thinking about shopping for them.
You look fabulous photographed walking up that slight hill on the expansive lawn. Is that a park, golf course or estate? It makes a lovely setting for your outfit posts.
In addition to looking pretty I think you could wear that outfit almost anywhere. I hope your legal knowledge, expertise and degree get taken advantage of by a firm with good pay and atmosphere in the near future.
In the meantime, thanks for sharing your blog and outfit posts with us. I love the combination of that gorgeous pink Alannah Hill cardigan with the pretty print swingy Dangerfield skirt - and thank you for your sweet comment on my last blog post :)


selinalie said...

very beautiful and cute look :) maybe you can visit my blog and follow me :)

Anonymous said...

My shopping goes in phases of being out of control to nonexistant. I'm going to be out of a job in August and I'm not having any luck finding a new one, so I haven't bought anything for a long time :(

I don't think I use shopping as a way out for something. I've put on about 18 pounds over the past 5 years and I keep having to buy bigger clothes! Not fun!

I LOVE that cardigan. You always have the cutest outfits and you have such good taste! I think you look like the actress Anna Kendrick.

Enjoy your reading for the 5th time :)

Mabel Cooks

kaila mo said...

i want that purse it's so cute!!!!! and i love your skirt!

fhenny said...

you look so pretty
love the skirt
style frontier

janettaylor said...

Pretty shoes!

Sherin said...

That skirt is the sweetest thing ever. Love it so much.

Mica said...

That cardi and skirt go together beautifully!

I know what you mean about shipping too - I used to go shopping and buy things every week, sometimes twice a week! I really like that shopaholic series :)

Away From the Blue

Midwest Muse said...

This cardigan is perfect and this entire look is incredibly classic and chic. I love ever tiny detail. I would 100% wear this outfit. Swoonin'.

Kezzie said...

Hey!! I love the Shopaholic series too and sometime I see things I do in Becky, though I do want to shake her sometimes!!!x

Halie said...

Too cute, love the bag.

Signe Savant said...

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Joyce said...

I love the bit of pink in your flats and the skirt is sooo pretty! I love your outfits, they are always so gorgeous.

Rebecca said...

I just love your skirt! I can see why you love it so much and you got it at such a great deal! I too love the shopaholic books! They are pretty much my life! Shopping is my weakness:)


Katie Aman said...

This ensemble is remarkably beautiful. I love the detail on the cardigan. Your skirt is so lovely! I love to find pieces that are lined also-they are such better quality! That flower adorning your bun is so very cute. I love everything about this! :D

Kimberly Luu said...

Cute skirt!

XoXo, Kimberly


Lorena said...

Very cute Imogen - wow you have one amazing big bun ! It looks so neat - I can never get it right.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

What a nice area for photos. Love your skirt and your flats.

I have a shopping cycle too. I think it's tops, dresses, shoes, other, tops, dresses, shoes, other.

Oh to Be a Muse
Shop Layered Muse

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

You look adorable as usual!! I love the bright colors and the cute details like the buttons and the flower in your hair. Glad to hear you are having a better week too!


Harriet said...

That skirt is so pretty! I love the pattern.

Style, She Wrote said...

Very lovely lady-like outfit. Love the label name, too -- "I'm a little fusspot". Very clever. xo style, she wrote.


I just adore this look dear, the colour and overall look is darling. It's a great combination and such a beautiful outfit! xx/Madison

Francesca said...

Beautiful photos, you look gorgeous! I love your skirt!

The Hearabouts said...

I love every single detail of this outfit.. especially the bag and the cardi. Very vute!

S., The Hearabouts

Annie said...

Such a pretty skirt! Love the pink with it :)


Hey, it's never bad to have too many options right? I have a printed skirt too and I'm facing problems as to how to style it because the possibilities are endless. But I think you did a great job, that's a beautiful cardigan and I love the ornament flower!

Btw, would you like to follow each other?


HighlandFling said...

Love your hair like this! And I am enjoying your cardi, all the detailing is so pretty!

E x

AVY said...

Now following you <3



Carmen Avram said...

lovely skirt! great color and patterns :) how cute are your flats, with the bow and pink! love it


Alyssa Molin-Graves said...

You are just too adorable! What a lovely outfit and those colors just look amazing together and even lovelier on you! Great skirt pattern, just loving this whole outfit! :)


Johanna Urban said...

Sweet :)
the skirt is lovely!

Johanna, Sweden

Winnie said...

That skirt is so perfect! I love the colours in this outfit. I love the Shopaholic books too - they make me laugh because Becky is an extreme version of me in some ways too - I suppose all of us can relate to her in some way.

Natalia said...

Love your blog, and that outfit is lovely :) x

Anonymous said...

I am loving the floral skirt and also your shoes!


Megan said...

I love your skirt! What a cute print :)

Emmy said...

You look so adorable in this cardi and skirt:) And I loved the Confessions series too, and like you, can totally relate with Becky esp. during my younger days:)

judith said...

Que bonita la chaqueta!!

Aga Guerrero Olesinska said...

So cute and pretty

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Jessica Neumann said...

Love this place


Daphne Pérez said...

Hi I visit your blog and it's great, i like it, i love your style, this skirt it's beautiful :)
visit my blog and What about following each other through GFC? Just let me know!


Closet Fashionista said...

Such a cute look! I love the details on the sweater! :)

Laura said...

the skirt looks lovely with that cardi:-) x

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

I keep saying that I love your hair like that and the skir is so adorable!
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Sam said...

I appreciate your visit hun, hope your week is going well.

Carly said...

Another cutely coordinated outfit! xxx

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Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

I think this sweater is so very cute. I love the pink!



Southern (California) Belle

Amandine said...

Nice colourful outfit!

Alexandra Zakharova said...

So pretty! Love this pink tint!!!! Great pictures as well!
Have a fabulous time!

Best wishes, Alexandra

curly purplepig said...

such a pretty outfit! you look great!

Mery said...

Beautiful pictures...

sergio castaño peña said...

amazed by those colors mix, it super suits you cutie!!
i stay here, feel free to follow back <3


Katie Frank said...

what a cute look! i love all those colours, especially pink one :)


Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

I adore your sweater -it is adorable on you!


lovely <3

Cafe Fashionista said...

I really love your skirt - the print is so beautiful for spring! :)

Milex said...

you're phenomenal

Larissa said...

Following your beautiful blog back now :)
SO in love with this out :)


Josie said...

The colours in this outfit are so pretty! I haven't read the books but I liked the film xxx

Bex Doctor said...

I am loving the hint of pink. So girly and romantic. Looks like you're lost in your own paradise there. Such a peaceful place.


Jamie Rose said...

Such a perfect girly outfit! I just love this mix of blue and pink. Great shoes too!

Shopaholic lama said...

Would you like to follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin?

Shybiker said...

What a gorgeous outfit. The colors are beautiful.

Janna said...

Thanks! What a gorgeous bun. Your hair looks so shiny :) By the way, sure you can follow, by gfc or bloglovin' :D

Alice Barton said...

this is such a cool outfit, that skirt is such a great piece, so versatile! love it!
Happy to be your newest follower!! xx
Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

Tiff Ima said...

Love this look!

Tiff Ima
Style Honestly