Tuesday, August 13, 2013


1092425_10151528570740950_1375559731_oThese two  stylish individuals, next to me, are wonderful! What great fun I have with my husband and sister.

On the weekend I traveled down to the Southern Highlands for my cousin's 21st birthday party (which was also the location of our wedding (see photos here and here). This is the outfit I wore on Saturday; I've been saving this dress for an event for quite sometime. In follow up to my post here about my love of heart print, I've been looking forward to showing you this dress. It's so difficult to find a dress with such a bold heart print; this was a bargain. New with tags, I purchased it on eBay for a fraction of the original price. It's actually a very versatile dress. I even wore it to work (obviously without the sequin cardigan). I like the colour of the cardigan with the dress and sequins are always a winner, right!? I've had this cardigan for years, I can't believe I've never posted it on my blog before. My shoes and coat are both new purchases. The sales have been so amazing lately; these shoes were only a third of the original retail price. I've never owned white heels before so it's exciting. I bought my coat from the Alannah Hill factory outlet. This is my main tip for acquiring Alannah Hill clothes at half price. Alannah Hill pieces are so timeless and classic that it doesn't matter if this coat, for example, is from last winter's collection. I adore this coat; the buttons and the detailing are so beautiful and girly; I've rarely seen anything so pretty! I've always been drawn to red coats too.

As I mentioned in my last post, blush is my new best friend. Why didn't I discover this before!? A few people have asked which one I'm using; it's physician's formula which you can find here. I chose this particular blush because the whole physicians formula range has the sweetest packaging. As it turns out, I couldn't be happier with my blush; just goes to show that decision making based entirely on pretty packaging can pay off.

I've decided to implement a budget in relation to my spending on clothes and shoes. I'll be starting this week. I'm so lucky with the opportunities I've been given in relation to work, I don't want to waste it on my clothing addiction. For the first time ever I want to be sensible about savings because I'm starting to see a future for myself, all because of work. When I do buy clothes, within budget, I'll probably feel less guilty about it, so it's all good! Full time work also, to an extent, distracts me from the constant desire to go shopping and to spend money.  

Have a wonderful week!










Alannah Hill 'I Cannot Love' Coat
Alannah Hill 'Secret Whispers' Dress
Alannah Hill 'I Told them Nothing' Cardigan 
Wittner 'Layne' Heels
Diva Earrings 
Equip Hair Clip 

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Tia said...

Another super pretty outfit! Gorgeous my dear xx


Anonymous said...

it's been a while since i commented! but this outfit is so so pretty, love the look on you :)

Ginger @ Chic by Night

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing look, darling!
Absolutely love that coat!


Unknown said...

You look adorable. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment of my blog


anoddgirl said...

really lovely outfit :)

Unknown said...

That coat looks fantastic on you!


Tanya said...

I really love your coat, so fancy and beautiful. you look lovely!


Unknown said...

Your dress is so beautiful and I adore the long coat over it! You look so nice in red! Have a good night and thanks for your sweet comment earlier! xx Pip
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Unknown said...

greaaaat coat! my friend has something similiar tailored a while ago: http://fashionpho.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/jacket-envy.html
but, that bright red color of yours makes it awesome! :)

Unknown said...

You look delicious in red!!! Love this outfit!!!
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Anonymous said...

Cute outfit! :)

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I am totally in love with that coat! How gorgeous is it???

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Carly said...

I love how cute your coat is and red is a lovely colour on you! xxx

Nikki | The Ginger Diaries said...

Love this perfect mix of red and pink ^^ And your peplum coat is so cute! x

Emmylou said...

What a lovely dress, Imogen:) And that Alannah Hill coat is a great find too. You have a great eye for these things.

Cafe Fashionista said...

You have such an adorbs family, Imogen! And that coat...swoon! I am positively in love with it!! :)

June said...

Cute pictures! Red riding hood :) I would love it if you came by to my blog www.JuneWantsItAll.com and we could follow each other if you like!

Anonymous said...

That coat is pretty! You always wear the most gorgeous coats :-)

www.janetteria.com said...

Such a lovey coat!

Josie said...

Your coat is so pretty! xxx

Pooja Mittal said...

Happy belated b'day to your sister .. All three of you look very nice.. Lived your sister's necklace..,
U got such good deals in sale, loved your cardign the most..
Keep in touch,

Paola Lauretano said...

Hi Imogen!
Another wonderful look!!!!
Great color and combo!!!

Katie Frank said...

you look super lovely <3 i'm totally in love with that coat <3 !!


Lilli said...

Your coat is so great, just love it! And you look very stylish with it!:) Kisses! xo

Urszula Makowska said...

So pretty! You look great :) Your outfit is 100% you!


Unknown said...

That coat is so awesome.


selinalie said...

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Laura said...

Your coat is so pretty, i love it. :)
And your dress is so lovely as well. ;)


Carmen said...

Really cute skirt!

Johanna said...

Your red coat is adorable!!

Sam said...

Hi dear, you are utter class and gracefulness, love the pretty red skirt, its such a striking piece and the cardi is fabulous! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your fashion opinions with me.

Kati said...

Thanks for your lovely words on my last post!
I love how daring you were with the red and pink and it looks amazing!

Have a great day,

ALLIE NYC said...

What not hot pink sequined cardigans to work? Reallly? Hee hee. I still have to show your blog to my friend Danna she would love your look.

Ali of

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Gaby de Modacapital said...

Such a great outfit!!! Love it! :)
I´ll be waiting on my blog!

Viola said...

So cute look!! Love it!


Ali Hval said...

That jacket really is timeless! I think that no matter what, you'll be able to wear it for years on end. I bought a coat last winter that is timeless as well, though a bit on the expensive side, so yay for us! You always manage to find the cutest coats and jackets, though, and accessories in general. I adore the puffy sleeves and white buttons on this one! The lace is a nice touch, too. :)

Have a lovely week yourself!

A Very Sweet Blog said...

Love the sparkle of that cardigan! Pretty print underneath. You have the best coats. Love them!

Alexa said...

love this <3 such a cute skirt!

Alexa <3

Unknown said...

It's hard to resist such great sales when they come along. I understand! You got so many adorable things though! I adore the bold heart print on your dress. Your cardigan is super cool too. I think my favorite is your awesome coat though! All the detailing on it is wonderful. What a great piece!

Manav Singhi said...

Wow you are looking Lovely, I like the Outfit, Have a Nice Day. . . :)

Unknown said...

Lovely dress


the|avantguardian said...

Love the bold outfits!

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

One of the prettiest outfits you've ever worn. So lovely! x

Arien said...

Hi dear!
Nice outfit, full of colors :)
Love the skirt

Unknown said...

Love that sweater! You look a little Anna Kendrick-like. Gorgeous!

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Laura Jones said...

i love this outfit, very pretty! x

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look amazing doll, love the whole outfit!! Beautiful photos xx

noone said...

cute outfit and so cool you got it on a bargin! def eye catching!

exality said...

so sweet!! maybe we can follow each other? let me know! <3 http://exality.blogspot.com/

get carried away said...

thank you! beautiful look!
i'm your new follower :)

Unknown said...

Cute print on the skirt! You look great :)

Unknown said...

The waiting to wear that dress was worth it. Lovely

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Halie said...

Love the detailing on the jacket.

María said...

creo que ya te lo he dicho en mas de una ocasion ...pero me transportas a otras epocas con esta maravilla de outfits... siempre impecable!!
de 10 !
mil gracias por tu comentario !:D

Silvia Negretti said...

Happy (belated) birthday to you cousin!
You look pretty as usual, and these colors are just perfect for a birthday party!
Love your coat!


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as always, every single piece is very chic! I love the total outfit. Great post!

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Sandra Leiva said...




Telma said...

Nice :)


Anna and Klaudia said...

you look adorable :)


Larissa said...

Aw, this is like a Valentine's day outfit :) sooooo cute!


Unknown said...

Your clothes collection is just amazing, the coat and the lining of that coat is so pretty and the dress is just gorgeous.

Naaj xx

Unknown said...

You look like your sister and I love that red jacket! I've been obsessing over red lately.


Unknown said...

I love your style, and this look is the proof!

Keys of Anouk said...

You are looking lovely as always :) And I love your coat! xo

Mindy Fan said...

Your outfit is so cute!I love the red jacket and you look so happy in your photos! =)


Closet Fashionista said...

You always look so adorable! I love that sequined sweater :D

Anonymous said...

That heart print is so sweet! There are so many shopping temptations right now with summer sales and new fall items arriving. Have a wonderful day!

Chezka Cenon Li said...

Love this little miss outfit so much! The red coat is so cute =)

- Che


Lisa said...

That coat is just the cutest!

jess said...

The print on the dress is so nice.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love your coat!

Anonymous said...

Adorable coat! You are darling!

Patricia G. said...

this a beatiful dress!

Unknown said...

You look adorable and I love the look with the red. I know what you mean about blush too, once I discovered it I have to wear it every day. You look great and the pic with your husband and sister is so sweet


Monnie said...

Tia I truly adore your style. You always remind me of Audrey Hepburn x

Mica said...

That is such an adorable dress! I like the pinks and reds together in this look :)

Hope your cousin had a very happy birthday! :)

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TheTinyHeart said...

The print on the skirt is so pretty!

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Chronically Vintage said...

My goodness, that red coat is so strikingly, sweetly gorgeous! I love how you styled this whole charming outfit, gorgeous gal.

♥ Jessica

Anonymous said...

I love this outfit!!!! I'm dying over that coat, I want it so much!!!! lol

I have that same blush and I love it. They also make a similar kind of blush, but it has hearts in it and I bought it because of the hearts!


Also, I looked at your wedding photos and you looked sooo beautiful! I loved everything about your wedding look, dress, hair, makeup. Everyone looked so nice! I hope I have a wedding one day! lol

Life of Mabel

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

YOu are looking way too FAB as always....super adorbs!


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Effie. said...

The skirt is uber adorable :)


RetroStreetStation said...

You look so wonderful <3

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Paige Rhianne said...

Such sweet lovely photos as always! Love your shoes! x


Beatriz said...

aww thank u so much sweet !
I really love the look :))


Panty Buns said...

I'm always amazed at how perfectly your hair is done. I love the white on hot pink/red heart print Alannah Hill 'Secret Whispers' Dress, the lacy trim on your Alannah Hill 'I Cannot Love' Coat, and your Alannah Hill 'I Told them Nothing' Cardigan. They combine to make a gorgeous outfit. You, your husband and sister all look like you're having a wonderful time. I like the smiles.

Katie Aman said...

Wow, I am absolutely smitten with your coat! You always put together the most lovely, fun ensembles. The dress is darling and I love that you can wear it to work as well. Glad you had fun with your husband and sis!

My Modern Vintage said...

adorable love everything pink so pretty!!
xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

Rebecca said...

That dress is truly amazing! A really great ebay find and getting it at such a deal makes it better! Love the print! The sequin cardigan is the perfect touch! Loved to see a picture of you and your family!


Tanya said...

Have a lovely Friday Imogen. thanks for stopping by!


The Equinox Fashion by Paweerata said...

so pretty!!!

Share a Secret said...

As cool as always!!



Unknown said...

looking great in red!! such a lovely skirt :)


Unknown said...

You look adorable!!!!

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You look dashing in red, and I just love that coat. Such happy photos as well. :)x/Madison

Unknown said...

Ahh I just love your colour coordinations so much :) love this little cardi - so so cute!! xx


Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love the lady like details Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Adriana Alfaro said...

amazing outfit!
I loove the print!

Allison said...

You are so beautiful and have such a fantastic sense of style! I never would have thought to put these gorgeous pieces together, but you do it effortlessly!
I hope things are looking up for you, darling. Enjoy the weekend!

Dressing Up For Me said...

I love your dress! :)

Lauren @ Style of Ones Own said...

Red is SO your color! I am with you on needing to budget more.

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Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

Can I please shop in your coat/cardigan closet? I seriously want EVERYTHING! You look wonderful :)



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Unknown said...

Great outfit ideas ! You look very pretty
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