Sunday, September 1, 2013


Thank you so much for your beautiful, supportive and encouraging comments on my last post. The blogging community is incredible, I'm so lucky to have such wonderful friends and it means the world when you can relate to how I feel. You've made such a difference to my life. The whole situation regarding work still hurts me a lot but I'm starting to feel a little better. I take comfort in the fact that the situation was beyond my contrtol; it certainly wasn't a reflection of my performance and I wasn't in the wrong. The whole experience boosted my confidence and the workforce no longer scares me; I believe I'm capable of performing in any role I undertake in the future. Also, it's opened my eyes to the true nature of the competitive business environment and taught me to watch out for myself. Never again will I be a workaholic or give so much of myself to a company; I'm going to achieve a much healthier work life balance and focus on what's important to me such as family, friends and fashion. Eventually the negativity of my experience will be a distant memory but for now I'll still shed a tear.  

Now onto the outfit. This is what I wore today for father's day; I hope my dad realised the intentional nature of the heart print. My cardigan is from the new season collection from Alannah Hill; I was fortunate enough to purchase it online for a very discounted price. I was super excited when I first saw this cardigan. For years I've pictured a cardigan just like this one in my mind, telling myself that if I was a fashion designer I'd create it immediately. I was so surprised when I actually saw it in Alannah Hill. I love the rainbow hearts. There are endless possibilities in terms of styling this cardigan; I've already thought of so many fun and colourful looks I can create. When I feel sad, like this weekend, I like to wear my heart print cardigan. 

In accordance with the heart theme, I thought it would be a good opportunity to show you my new lip shape bag which I received courtesy of OASAP. I'm absolutely in love with the realm of lip shaped clutches that have entered the fashion world in recent times. When OASAP contacted me in relation to blog cooperation I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to acquire one of the sweet and fun clutch bags. I couldn't decide which colour to choose; there are some lovely shades of pink lip clutches, but I thought red would be most fitting since I have red lips myself most days. I'm so happy with this bag; the functionality, quality and design are all wonderful. Thank you OASAP for this opportunity. The lip clutch can be found here.







Lip Shape Shoulder Bag c/o OASAP
Alannah Hill Queen of Hearts Cardigan
Dangerfield Skirt
Kenji Heels

Linking to: What I Wore Wednesday


Lisa said...

Looking so cute! And glad to hear you're feeling better about work :)

Lavies Circus Style said...

And You couldnt look better!! ;)

Carly said...

I'm glad to hear that you're feeling a little better now! I agree with everything you've said, it was just a job and there are a million others out there which will be beyond perfect for you! Just look out for yourself and don't let anyone mess you around! <3 xxx

Ivana Split said...

this sweater of yours is so cute, heart heart!

and...I love bags in funny shapes , I think they're just adorable:) such a lovely combo!

mispapelicos said...

Glorious cardigan and cutest bag.
You always look soooooooooooo lovely.

Unknown said...

Oh my God this outfit is SO adorable! Looove the cardigan and clutch! <3

Pooja Mittal said...

Glad u feeling better sweets... Work culture is so weirs, you must be very cautious all the time .. Its so unpredictiable..
About the outfit, its pretty as always..love those cute little hearts and your bag..
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AVY said...

You can't trust anyone, unfortunately, you just have to do what's best for you and nobody else. Take care sweetie.

/ Avy

Melanié said...

Follow you back now :)

Alexandra Marie said...

This outfit is adorable! And those shoes? So cute! Alex


Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Darling outfit! I love this sweater, and the flirty skirt. The shoes and bag complement the look perfectly.

Happy to hear that you are feeling a little brighter today!!!

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

I love how colorful and fun your outfit is! I just read your last post and I hope you're feeling better. It's amazing how the blogging community can come together and make you feel a bit better :)



Southern (California) Belle

Couture Carrie said...

Lovely look, as always, darling!
So glad you found some support among your bloggy friends :)


www.janetteria.com said...

Cute clutch, darling!

Miss Twiggy said...

I adore your shoes...

Różowa Szminka said...

sweet cardigan

Mindy Fan said...

you look super cute!I love those shoes and I am glad to hear that work is going better!!


thehonorableMissDecaf said...

Oh my gosh, you look so cute! I love the heart sweater -- so sweet and sassy. Also, you look great in red. :D



Sam said...

Hi sweety, hope that you are feeling better, you are such a positive person! Love the pretty heart printed look, the cute blue shoes just amped this look up for me, terrific! Happy September Doll!!

Emmylou said...

Too much adorableness in this outfit! Love the cardigan and the bag, Imogen:) And glad to hear you're feeling a wee bit better. XOXO

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Keep wearing your beautiful bright colored clothes and hopefully they can brighten your day, like they brighten ours.

Alexa said...

that cardigan is absolutely adorable babe!

Alexa <3

Unknown said...

Hi sweetie! I am sorry about the job. I had no idea what happened... but on the brighter side, you look amazing in this outfit and I love the purse! Hope all works out and it will. Enjoy your friends and family for a bit and things will be alright. :) xx Pip
Easy Outfits by Pip

Unknown said...

Hang in yhere girl! You look beautiful!!

Shybiker said...

Very cute. A heart motif is always attractive.

sonia // daring coco said...

That bag is very cute on you. Love your attitude over your situation, though I'm sure it wasn't easy to push through but you did! Lesson learned and now onto bigger and better things which I am sure lay ahead for you darling!


Anonymous said...

Cute heart cardigan! Glad to hear you are feeling better. :D Cheers to family, friends, and fashion!

Delia. said...

lovely bag <3 you are so cute like always

Lilli said...

Glad you are feeling better, you look very adorable, I'm in love with the bag and the cardi, too cute!:) Good luck with the job and be strong!:) xo

Lioness said...

Your outfit is so nice! It reminds me of something Zooey Deschanel would wear. Very cute !

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Am glad you are feeling better doll :) You look fantastic...I do love hearts on things. It's funny you have a heart cardigan and lip bag as I was just looking at these kinds of things over the weekend, haha :)) So marvellous. Have a beautiful week doll xx

Joy Shana said...

You look beautiful glad your doing ok now:) the cardigan is just too cute.


Anonymous said...

I am glad you are feeling a little better now. I bet it takes a while to deal with that first shock reaction. Just keep your head held high and try to stay positive! On to bigger and better things! :-) Oh and what a lovely outfit, so cute :-)

Juliet Polilova said...

love the color combination! sweater and shoes are perfect match!
very nice blog by the way :)

kisses from Russia,

Mica said...

Such a cute cardi! I like it with the bright red clutch and blue heels :)

Glad writing that post and reading the responses was helpful to you, and that you are feeling a little better about the work situation :)

Away From The Blue

Unknown said...

Girl, just be strong. I have been there and i know exactly how it feels. Concentrate on the things that makes you happy and give them more importance. Remember, Be Positive Be Optimistic.

Your cardigan is wicked as always and the bad does look cool

Sending you loads of love and hugs

Naaj xx

Anonymous said...

Such a cute cardigan :)

nikkistyle™ said...

Your outfit is so happy, I love it :)

Unknown said...

Such a sweet outfit :) I'm so sorry to hear you had a situation at work but am glad to hear things are ok now.

Sam said...

Thanks for your kind visit!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Everything about this outfit is so adorable, Imogen! I LOVE those shoes, and that clutch! :)

Y además sombreros said...

Que guapa, esa chaqueta es una monada.
Un besazo

Carmen said...

What a cute cardigan and also great bag ;)

ALLIE NYC said...

I love that bag with the heart sweater it doesn't get any cuter

Ali of Dressing Ken

Francesca said...

I love that outfit, what a cute cardigan! Also love your heels!


get carried away said...

so cute!!!
you look great!


Lovely Sara said...

Wow, I just discovered you and I am in love!!!!!!!!!!! This cardigan, this bag and you are so very cute. Lots of love from your newest follower, xxx

samecookiesdifferent said...

love your bag!


Lisa said...

aww I am glad to hear you are feeling better about things. This outfit is super cute I love it x

Arien said...

Hi dear
That cardigan is lovely, nice hearts

Sandra Leiva said...

Lovely bag, love it!!



Anonymous said...

You look so cute! I especially love the picture of you holding the lips bag up to your face lol. That bag is so cool!

You've turned my on to Alannah Hill, everything is soooo pretty! I cannot afford any of it, unfortunately. I've also been really into Wheels and Dollbaby lately (which I also cannot afford). Do you have any Wheels and Dollbaby stuff?? You guys have really got the best fashion is Australia!

I'm so relieved to hear that your feeling a bit better. You have just the right attitude and I wish you the best of luck in your new job search :)

Life of Mabel

Unknown said...

I'm glad you vovió to smile, dear friend! That bright idea to wear a cardigan so beautiful to offer all the love Father's Day. The bag is a dream! I'll check the store now ...

elpuntodelola said...

Un look muy divertido, el cardigan es precioso. Besos

LyddieGal said...

what a fun, quirky bag! Love those blue pumps too!
Chic on the Cheap

Kati said...

Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
Good to hear that you feel better now, and by the way: you look adorable, too!
(hope that helped as well)

Have a great week,

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I am glad to hear that you feel better now! Such a cute cardigan!!
Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger

Keys of Anouk said...

Glad to hear that you're feeling a bit better! :) You are looking beautiful as always. I love your cute bag xo

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Olivia said...

Beautiful outfit! And I'm sorry to hear about your job but things always look up, don't worry:)
Hugs & Ksises,

Nicole said...

What a cute outfit! So girly and chic! I LOVE that lips bag.. so fun and cute!

Unknown said...

Hi Imogen,
I've just been playing catch up on blogs since leaving shanghai and coming back to hanoi. I'm sorry about your work, but, I am sure things will (and seem like they already are) brighten up soon.
your cardigan is pretty.

Viola said...

So cute look!!! I love your shoes!


Unknown said...

So cute and lovely!!


Unknown said...

Lovely bag ! You are really cute in this outfit !
Rose Bonbon

The Fashion Panda said...

Love your cute look! :) Love the bag and your sweater !



looking cute :)

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

You look so pretty in this outfit! As for the job (I just read your previous post)... I can understand how it can hurt, but what you need to remind yourself is, despite everything, it is just a JOB, not your life and if it's gone it's likely because there's a better place for you. Why get so upset about leaving a company that treat its employees that way???!!! It's good that it happened sooner rather than later. So... It's just another learning curve that gave you confidence and plenty of experience. I know looking for something new and getting used to a new place will be challenging, but if you want things to happen, they will happen. And I sincerely wish you good luck!


Aimeecakes said...

I'm glad to hear you're starting to feel better about work. These things knock us arund for sure but you'll come out of it stronger and having learnt from the experience. You look lovely as always, Alannah Hill never fails to make adorable knitwear!

Unknown said...

Sei stupenda, adoro la maglia con cuore!


Unknown said...

What a lovely outfit, you look adorable!!


Sam said...

Hi sweety, thanks for sharing your fashion verdict with me on my last post :)

Habitat Parisien said...

Hi there! I didn't know about your blog and I really really like it! Would you like to follow eachother? I'm following you now :)


Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I am gald that you feel bette now!!! You look so adorable with that cardigan!

Rebecca said...

I am glad to hear you are making the most of a bad situation! Focusing on what's important such as family and friends will make everything better!
I just love your outfit! The printed cardigan is totally sweet and of course I love the lips clutch as I own a few myself! It looks perfect with your outfit!


mochaccinoland said...

this gotta be the cutest cardigan!

i'm sorry about your work situation, but there are things just beyond our control. glad that u are feeling better now. take care :)


The Braided Bandit said...

The lips bag is so fun and I adore the red heart sweater on you!!
Hope you're having a wonderful day!
xo Hannah


the chilicool said...

So glad you're starting to feel a litle better! This pull is really pretty! beautiful as always!

Video outfit YOUTUBE

Maddie said...

I am so happy to hear that you feel better, even for a eeny tiny bit! :)
I agree, even though, negative experiences sometimes can hurt like hell, they are still experiences, from which we can learn and grow stronger! :)
Speaking of the outfit, I like it a lot! Such a sweet and flirty outfit, the lip shape bag is very cool!


Rebecca Ragionieri said...

bella gonna (; Reb, xoxo.

PS: Sul mio blog c'è un nuovo post, fammi sapere cosa ne pensi:

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a cute look!

Isabel said...

that sweater is adorable! RE: your last post, everything happens for a reason and im sure a new and exciting adventure is just around the corner!
Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

Jessica said...

You look amazing. I love your sweater.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Debbie Poh said...

I'm so sorry to hear about what happened with your job, it's so hard to keep a healthy balance between work and the rest of your life. I'm glad that you're getting back on track with keeping work in its place (and not taking over your life) though!
I love that hearts cardigan, I have something very similar but I haven't gotten the chance to wear it for so long since it has been summer over here for the last few months. I also adore that skirt and those bright blue shoes!
Thanks for visiting my blog earlier, would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin' and GFC? Let me know on my blog :)

xx Debbie


The Dragonfruit said...

Aw, what a cute heart print cardi!

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Sara said...

You look so cute in these pictures, I love your outfit, adorable and that bag is amazing, I so want one!

Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

Patricia G. said...

Love the bag, dear!

TaraMixandMatch said...

that cardigan is the cutest, love the hearts!

María said...

pero que guapa!
me encanta la chaqueta y los colores que tiene!
y que decir del bolso !
es maravilloso!

un besote y mil gracias por tu comentario

Sasha said...

OMG! It's such a cute outfit with those hearts and lips purse! :)

Unknown said...

Cute look kisses

Unknown said...

I just read your post! I'm terrified of that happening to me! It sounds great to hear that you are feeling much better! I've just seen your blog and I love your style, so vintage and colorful which is what I love! Totally followed you the second I came on your blog and browsed through your outfits!:D

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

girl i LOVE that sweater and the lip bag! too cute!

XO Meghan

Halie said...

Super cute styling, and keep your head up. Good things will come your way.

Unknown said...

love that you decided to wear cobalt blue shoes... brings everything together!

Lady à la Mode

Natasha said...

I've just read your previous post and I am so sorry for what happened to you - the working world can be so cruel and cut-throat sometimes. I'm glad to know that you're feeling a little better now and hopefully a much better opportunity will come along and make you feel even better :) I'm so glad my letter reached you as well! I'm sorry it took so long to send. I love the heart-print cardigan and the blue shoes are gorgeous - you look lovely. - Tasha xxx

Unknown said...

That cardigan is great, so cute!


MrJeffery said...

such a cute cardigan!

Red Rose Alley said...

This heart sweater is sweet. I LOVE HEARTS!!

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

overthinker said...

I love this look :)

Kara said...

You own the cutest clothes! I really like your lips purse :)

Speaking Prada said...

Aw, you look so adorable!! :) And I'm happy you're feeling better about your work thing! <3