Sunday, May 26, 2013


8515881614_667040035e_bIn recent times, this has been one of my go to outfits when I cannot decide what to wear; I'm surprised I haven't posted these pictures earlier. Soon it will be much too cold to go out in such a lightweight cardigan. I like this outfit because it coordinates well; probably since I've always been drawn to red and have accumulated a myriad of red items over the years which pair together rather nicely. This cardigan is one of my favourite ever items; so much so that I wrote a whole post on it a few months ago here.  I love flowers, beads, sequins and sparkle and this particular arrangement makes a unique collar.
I also like it how the entire cardigan is covered in a floral design; a change from most of my other AH cardigans which are a solid block colour. The buttons are special too; I believe this is an aspect capable of differentiating an item from a statement piece. Over the years, this red dress has been very reliable; it is even more valuable to me worn as a skirt rather than a dress. It makes up for the lack of a decent red skirt in my wardrobe. Is it just me or are plain coloured skater skirts of reasonable quality and length extremely hard to find? I am always searching for what should be wardrobe staples; this is probably why I treasure and wear both my black skirt and my green skirt so much. Also, this winter I am completely obsessed with gloves despite not paying much attention to them in the past. I can't believe how much warmer I feel just by wearing gloves and they are a relatively inexpensive accessory which are exciting to buy. I love the little pom poms on these gloves!









Recently I've been thinking a lot about blogging and how it has become such a significant part of my life;  from the day I started back in 2009, there's no way I could have imagined how much I'd love it and what it would mean to me. I'm sure it goes without saying that I blog because I love fashion; I enjoy sharing my looks, finding inspiration from others and having an extremely small section of the Internet dedicated to my personal style. But to me, it is also so much more than just a place to share fashion; it's a community, a place where I feel accepted like I fit in, which generates positivity, makes me feel connected; it's somewhere that I can always rely on for support and friendship despite what may be happening in my 'real life.' Not only do your comments make me feel better about myself, I truly value the friendships  I have made here and I appreciate the opportunity to speak to some of you via email about aspects of life other than fashion. There's often so much more to someone than what appears on the surface; I'm definitely a lot more complex than just some girl that over dresses all the time. Thanks to those who I've been able to trust over the years and who I've relied on when I otherwise felt alone. Feel free to email me any time about fashion, life or anything really. I always like to talk and make new friends. Is there anyone else out there who feels like fashion blogging is so much more than just fashion?

Princess Highway Dress
Alannah Hill 'Shower Me in Alannah' Cardigan
Wittner Kilton Flats
Thurley Bag
Prouds Pearls
Kmart Hair Flower
Forever New Gloves

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Harlow Darling said...

So gorgeous, you have such nice things in your wardrobe! I love all of the red and white together and all of your accessories - especially that bag :D

carrieanne drew said...

So pretty

Carrieanne x


rae said...

cute quirky and vintage inspired look.

xx rae

Shybiker said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. The colors, the feminine design, everything about this is wonderful.

And I whole-heartedly agree with you about the comraderie we get from blogging. I've made many terrific friends this way and cherish them. Blogging expands and brightens our lives.

Jacqueline said...

lovely gloves :)

Luxe Fashionista said...

Wow really nice!


Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look and pics, darling!
And I love what you say about blogging ~ so true ;)


allison d said...

So cute :) Caridigan will always be an all time classic and the comfiest thing for a lazy saturday

Jane said...

I love how you've coordinated your reds! It is hard to find nice plain basics in stores, which I find strange.

Sam said...

Hi dear, this is a beautiful rich colour and looks wonderfully pretty on you!

wardrobeexperience said...

this cardigan is so fabulous! love it!

janettaylor said...

What a lovely cardi!

Ali Hval said...

Oh I just adore this whole look! Your red and white outfit is too cute. I just adore those flats and that purse and I can see why you reach for that cardigan over and over.

Hehe, and I definitely do feel like I've been able to share more than just fashion over the internet. I've met so many kind people (such as your fine self!) <3

PS) your comment on my last post was so so sweet! You're so nice to say that about my writing. I'm sure you could definitely write something. Sometimes you've just gotta be in the right mood to write (and for me that's in the looming hours of the night or morning haha).

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

I love the collar of that top, so cute!



Southern (California) Belle

Minnie said...

this look is so amazing! I think you look great. I love the skirt and the blouse so much. really reminds me of the 50s. love it!
have a nice day ♥

Ira Kharchenko said...

Nice pics! Have a wonderful weekend:)


Halie said...

Gorgeous details on the top.

Wendy said...

Great look! <3


Camelia said...

Such a fun retro feel! I love that sweater, so fun! :)


Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

always love your girly style!
Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Cake Couture said...

Love your flats and red lipstick!


Kim Alston said...

VERY cute top and skirt! I love your shoes!

Panty Buns said...

The up-close detail of your "Shower Me in Alannah" cardigan from Alannah Hill is beautiful in addition to its lovely appearance in your well coordinated outfit.

It's sweet of you to share your feelings and aspects of your life with us. Thank you also for following me on my blog. I know there are a number of fashionista bloggers who have been kind enough to comment on one or more of my blog post who have themselves shared quite a bit about their lives in addition to the fashion aspects - I think it's quite courageous and I admire them and you and feel as you do about blogging - though I'm not as brave as I would like to be. Thanks again for sharing.

Paola Lauretano said...

You are so pretty!!!!
Have a nice week darling!!!

Joyce said...

I love all the red, this is so pretty!

Michaela said...

Loving the skirt's red shade!

Shop Style Conquer said...

cute outfit! loving all the red!

-Tara x


aeilacrux said...

You look so incredibly gorgeous! Such a classy and elegant look, love this outfit!


I just adore those red gloves. The cardigan is so pretty, I'd wear that so often, you look gorgeous dear. Hope you enjoy your week! xx/Madison

Linda Greaves said...

I love the matching red outfit! Such a great polka dot top :)

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Miss Twiggy said...

sweetie :D I adore your little bomb clutch :D
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stylentonic Constantinos said...

Love your retro chic sense of style! The bag is really amazing! xxx


Sherin said...

Really love the cardigan. It looks so great on, especially paired with the red skirt.

Larissa said...

this red in red outfit is so wonderful! I love it!


Laura said...

you look amazing, red is my fav color!




The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look so precious doll, a beauty xx

kissandmakeupsbeautyblog said...

I bet this is getting old, but again, you look lovely! :-)

Mica said...

Such a lovely red outfit, and those gloves are adorable! :)

Agree that blogs are about so much more than fashion - it's great to get advice and make friendships too! :)

Away From Blue

Ginny said...

Yay for blogging :) I love it everyday too. Such a fun vintage look today, you look great in red :)

CoutureTrend Jessica said...

gorgeous look

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Closet Fashionista said...

That cardigan is so cute! I love it! :D
and yea, I never thought blogging would be such a big part of my life, but I love it so much :)

Katie Frank said...

you look so amazing! i don't know why but you remind me of snow white ;) so beautiful !


Inês de Castro said...

I love it, do you want to follow each other?

Nice blog between, i really like it :)

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Carly said...

I love the little collar detail - so pretty and intricate! xxx

Yania - Mi vida en sueños said...

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Emmy said...

I completely agree about fashion blogging being more than fashion:) It feels great to be a part of community where people seems to be more accepting of one's tastes and style. Admittedly, in real life, not everyone understands one's fashion choice:(
Anyhoo, love the cardigan. I love how your outfits always have such a vintage-y feel to them!


Beautiful outfit!
I love the vest.

XO The Daily Fashion Drug

Hanna & Christel said...

super cute!


Kati said...

So pretty, that cardigan is so cute and I love the gloves with it!

Have a great day,

Kamilla K said...

I agree--I love fashion blogging because I can meet people who are really similar. None of my friends here are into the same kind of style, and it's great to be able to interact and get inspired by others online instead. Plus, I hope that someday I'll be able to meet my faorite bloggers in real life!

Loving your outfit here-red looks good on everyone, and I love the pairing of that cute skirt with that top!

Would you like to follow each other?

Sophisticated Lace

Emmett Katherine said...

This outfit is really cute! I like the print on your sweater :)

Ali of Dressing Ken said...

That cardigan is just too cute, it really is.

Ali of

Dressing Ken

Satu said...

Really lovely outfit! :) Nice flower on your hair, too. I've been using them a lot at work lately, they're really lovely finish to the whole look!

Indie by heart

Denisa said...

Oo, I really like that outfit. Have a nice day.


Anita K said...

Pretty :) cute top !

AVY said...

Super cute, love the way you wear colors.



Kezzie said...

Very pretty!!!!x

Lovely Cherry Cheeks said...

Your bag is so cute!!! Love it!!!

Bernadeth G. said...

great post! :)

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Diana S.T. said...

I love your sweater, and that flower in your hair is very original, love it!

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

You look great! I love the shoes. I agree that fashion blogging is so much more than just fashion.


Anngelik Martinez said...

Lovely outfit! I am loving the shades of red, super cute!


Josie said...

Those are the reasons I love blogging too! You look lovely, red really suits you! xxx

Laura said...

oooo! That red skirt is just so dreamy and perfect!


Gina Fadia said...

Great blog sweetie and the scenery is so nice!
Maybe we can follow each other, let me know
a beautiful maison

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Cute outfit, and that bag is just delightful! The blogging community is definitely great to be a part of. :)

oomph. said...

pretty sweater and a cute bag!!

blogging is definitely more that posting outfits. i have made some genuine friendships here...some which have become real life friends.


Patricia G. said...

Pretty!!! Love the cardigan!

Inês Brito said...

Your pics are always so beautiful! ♡

ann wood said...

Loving this red! Really lovely bag and exciting photos!

blue hue wonderland

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, the collar of your cardi is just beautiful - loving the sparkly embellishments. And how fab are those red gloves?! You look fantastic, Imogen! :)

Fashion Factive said...

Following you with GFC .Ooooo u hv posted another cute outfit.

ELISA said...

You are always so chic!

The Garage Starlets said...

Beautiful! Great top!


S said...

You look pretty as ever!
Love your top!

pauli maldonado said...

red look great on you! cute photos!!

Marta Purriños Hernández said...

Super sweet, love this color!


Laura said...

that is such a pretty cardi! x

Samantha Nie said...

So cute! I love your outfit, but definitely would never be able to pull it off like you do! Love!


Sara Gerard said...

You always look so polished and sweet! I love the red, and the gloves are the perfect touch to this ensemble!

Camila Faria said...

You look amazing in red!

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

OMG Imogen!!! You look fab in red and that cardigan is so adorable!!!
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eQ said...

Love the red lipstick, looks great :)


Pooja Mittal said...

and thanks for following , just followed you back..

Iván said...

Lovely outfit ! so pretty !



Midwest Muse said...

This top is so sweet and cute.

Paige said...

Awh gorgeous photographs! Thank you for my comments! x


Michelle Verpuggi said...

Great babe !
Check my blog tomorrow for a great giveaway!


You have an arsenal of such beautiful cardigans! I can't believe this is your go to outfit when you can't decide what to wear.. mine usually consists of jeans, this is so glamarous and beautiful! I love the picture with the birds, haha, love the effects! Gorgeous lady!


Claire Tyler said...

thank you for the comment you left on my blog <3
so much lovely red! you look simply gorgeous <3 its always nice to have a go to outfit! x


Ramona said...

Red is such a strong color, but you have styled your look so grily romantic and soft. You look pretty!

xoxo Ra


Kimberly Luu said...


XoXo, Kimberly

Jackie said...

Wow, this is such a lovely post (and outfit)! I hope that blogging can have such a great impact on my life too.

Thank you for checking out my young blog.

xoxo Jackie

Katie said...

those shoes are so cute!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous!! This is one of my favorite looks from you. I love the pattern of that cardigan and that skirt looks amazing on you.

S A R A H. said...

cute outfit.


Tea&Sequins said...

Love the red on red! It looks great!

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Julia Ellis said...

Love your blog and this outfit! Just came across it today. :)


Jessi said...

I love this cardigan! You look so perfectly sweet and feminine. I love those gloves!

trishie said...

So beautiful! I can see why it's your go to outfit.

Putri Valentina said...

Your falt shoes, the bag and the gloves is very cute! adorable


Bhushavali N said...

Love the cherry red combo! So pretty! Esp. love your clutch and sparkly neck details!! :)
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Alicia Hadjialexandrou said...

Love red and white together and you are pulling it off perfectly! xxx


Eva Silviana said...

You look sooo pretty on that outfit! Love it <3

Paulina said...

wow you look amazing ! beautiful <3

would you like to follow each other?

Sandra Leiva said...

Red looks great on you!!



Megan said...

Very cute! You look great in red :)

Blueyes said...

wow, lovely blazer! :)

Charlotte said...

You are so sweet! Lovely blog, would you like to follow each other? <3


Lady parisienne said...

this outfit is so great you look so classy in it

Maddie said...

I really like this red outfit! You look very lovely! :)


Alyssa Molin-Graves said...

Such a gorgeous outfit and I really love what you said about how fashion blogging is more about just sharing outfits but about generating positivity with a fun and accepting community of people :) I couldn't have said it better myself, I absolutely love blogging my outfits- not just for the outfits but mostly for the lovely people I get to meet and their kind, warm, and thoughtful insights. For example, you! What a lovely blogger you are and I am so glad that we have found eachother's little corners of the world :) Have a great day!


petra lorietta said...

oh this outfit is so retro! :) love it!


Rebecca said...

This look really is such a beautiful mix of reds! The cardigan is just darling and sweet!
Blogging does become such a big part of life and I am glad that I get to be a part of yours and your blog!


Denise said...

Oh, you look lovely! I love the cardi, the skirt - I love the color! - and the shoes! They are amazing, I really love the two tones! Yes, I agree with you, blogging leads to a community, and it's so nice! Well done! Sorry for not coming here before, I was sleeping due to my jet lag last week!

Keys of Anouk said...

Wow, beautiful outfit! I really love the dress :-)

xo Keys of Anouk

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Great versatility by wearing this red dress as a skirt. Love it so much. And yes, blogging is so much more than just fashion. And you have a great blog!

Oh to Be a Muse
Shop Layered Muse

Dressed with soul said...

Wonderful outfit again! I would like to wear this, too, if I don´t know, what to wear <3

xx from Bavaria, Rena


Isa Machado said...

You look so lovely! ;)

Kat said...

such a beautiful and lovely look :D so pretty!!! :)


Mindy Fan said...

that red skirt looks beautiful on you!!


Genevive said...

so pretty! it looks perfect on you Imogen ...

KatieLouise said...

What a lovely post! Blogging is addictive and I didn't realize I enjoyed it so much till recently. I do feel like blogging allows you fit in to a community even if it is online. It's quite comforting :] That cardigan is just stunning- had to go read your other post about it! I love lace and bead work - it's so feminine! I wish red looked better on me but it looks stunning on you! Hope your having a lovely week :] looking forward to your next post! :D

Francesca said...

Gorgeous sweater, so pretty!

littlemissandrea said...

Agreed! I find it hard to find the perfect skater dress too!

Caitie Schlisserman said...

what a darling little retro outfit!

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Laura said...

You look sooo pretty,
I love that skirt, red is my
favourite colour and your bag is so
cute. ;)


blackberryfashion said...

lovely outfit :)


Katie Aman said...

Everything about this look is so special! The cardi itself is so gorgeous with that fun print-and then you have stellar accessories as well! I really love that darling bag-it is such a different shape and adds a fun element to the outfit. Your shoes and darling gloves just pull it all together-I love it!

Sharde said...

this skirt is super cute! im love :)

glad i found your blog today, now following!

sharde @ the style projects

Designer Leather Jackets said...

Wow What a cute look i love it

Beauty Follower said...

Lovely look dear!


Amelia Madelaine said...

Absolutely gorgeous outfit!!! I love your style. That bag is super super cute too :)

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Imogen, You write from the heart, and I really appreciate that about you and your blog. Yes, your outfits are pretty, but it's really so much more than that.

Your outfit today is a little bit vintage feeling, but modern still. I love how you've done that. And lovely photos as always.

Sue xo

Cassandra Dotzel said...

You are so vintage, darling!
Love it.


Jamie Rose said...

Skater skirts like that are definitely hard to find, but they're so wonderful! I saw a lot more at a recent trip to the mall though, so maybe they'll be making their way to the stores by you sometime soon. I really love your red dress here and how you've worn it as a skirt. That cardigan is adorable with it.

Alexandra Marie said...

Just found your blog- love your style! Following <3 Alex


MrJeffery said...

loving the red & the print on the cardigan!