Sunday, September 15, 2013


On Saturday I attended the races at Rosehill Gardens with family (including my sisters in law from The Polished Edge!). I'd been looking forward to this event for many weeks; it is always one of the highlights of the year and I just love the opportunity to dress up in an outfit that I wouldn't normally have the chance to wear to many other events. (Oh and of course the free champagne wasn't too bad either)... The last time I attend was two years ago, I posted about it here and wore my vintage dress from the 1940s. This time I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to completely cover myself in as many flowers as possible! I've wanted to wear my first ever Bernie Dexter dress for quite sometime but I'd been saving it for this special occassion. 

I know there are many bloggers who own this dress, (just look in the modcloth style gallery) so I felt like I'd joined the club when it became mine too. I think it's lovely to have such a beautiful dress which reminds me of all my friends from around the world. I feel so warm and happy, like I'm part of a fabulous community, when I wear this dress. To be honest there are a few aspects of this dress I'd change if I could in terms of the design. I believe it runs large, especially at the top so if I'd had more time, patience or money I probably would have had it adjusted to make it as fitted as I usually my dresses. It was also longer than I usually wear my dresses (it sat just below my knee) so I decided to have it hemmed. Obviously I had to be careful when choosing a new length because I didn't want to detract from the lovely pattern. I made it a little shorter than originally desired so I could wear a skirt underneath to make it appear as though the dress has netting. From the moment I saw this dress I had the idea that I wanted to add netting (especially pink!). In the absence of a sewing machine, or much free time, I decided that the most simplistic method would be to wear a skirt underneath and have the dress hemmed just short enough for the skirt to peek out. I'm happy with the way it turned out. 

Isn't the peter pan collar on this dress just so adorable? My accessories just came together once I had the dress as the basis. These shoes, which complement my dress and also feature floral detailing were a must, and the pink belt seemed like an obvious choice. I also had the chance to try out a flower crown for the first time. As you probably know, I adore flower crowns; I've admire the flower crowns on so many blogs in recent times. Where I live flower crowns have just started to hit the shops, so they are now very easily accessible and I hope to add more to my collection. I wasn't sure exactly which styles of flower crowns would suit me the best (since I always tie up my hair) but I believe this one achieves a balance. I also felt quite revolutionary yesterday; I have a different hairstyle for once (notice the low bun instead of the high bun!?) I've totally always been one to embrace change!

I don't expect to find this week easy. It's my first week without full time work in a number of months and I already miss it so much. My workplace threw me a leaving party on Friday morning. I received a beautiful card, flowers and little cupcakes. So many people were sad to watch me leave and despite the irony of the situation, I actually felt very valued and supported. I wish there would have been another outcome to this situation. I miss it there so much and tomorrow morning is going to hurt. If I must see the positives, I have a job interview on Monday morning. Objectively it's so positive to have a potential opportunity so soon and also to be forced to get back out there instead of feeling sorry for myself. However, this whole situation hit me hard and I'm finding it almost impossible to move on. Right I'm not sure if there is any way to fill this void in my life. 

Thank you for your continued support. Wishing you a wonderful week.










'Scene and Believed Dress' by Bernie Dexter via Modcloth
Ruche 'Fascination Embellishment Heels'
Review Belt 
Modcloth 'Atmospheric Ambience Skirt' (worn underneath)
Lovisa Flower Crown
Diva Earrings 

Linking to: What I Wore Wednesday


Caramella said...

You look fantastic, what a pretty dress! I like the fascinator too!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

That dress is super gorgeous!!! I love it and you look fabulous!

Anonymous said...

very beautiful :)

Unknown said...

how beautiful, i've never seen this dress before, so i'll always think of you wearing it. your crown is adorable too :D

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look gorgeous, adore this dress, it's perfect!! Wonderful wonderful :)) Happy Sunday doll xx

Couture Carrie said...

This dress is perfection, darling!
So perfect for the setting, and you look gorgeous!


Shybiker said...

Beautiful dress. You look like you're inside a painting.

Unknown said...

fantastic look, kisses

Kati said...

Oh my, this dress is just incredible! The print is too pretty and I also love your flower crown!
Just stunning!

Have a great day,

P.S.: Thanks for your sweet comment on my last post!

Alexandra Marie said...

The moment I saw this dress I thought, Bernie Dexter! I love this dress on you- so cute! And the flower crown is the perfect touch! Alex


c said...

Amazing dress!


the chilicool said...

You look is fantastic! Great dress!
Video outfit YOUTUBE

Midwest Muse said...

This dress has the most stunning print of all time!

Adriana Alfaro said...

amazing look!
I loove the print!


Unknown said...

Aw I'm sorry about your job. Things will look up soon though. You'll have another opportunity, I'm sure!

As for this dress - you look gorgeous! I'd been admiring that dress on Modcloth. The print is just so pretty and I love the collar too. I think the floral crown you wore with it looks amazing!

Pooja Mittal said...

Hey doll, how are you, i missed two posts of yours.. U left your job!!!! Oh its so boring when u leav your full time job... I left after working for 2yrs and i felt so left out...
About the dress, it fab , loved its print and peter pan collor looks fab, u took right advantage of the event by wearing that beautiful headband...
Loved you as always..
Keep in touch,

Couturier Street said...

Very pretty dress! I love how you styled it with the floral crown!


Carmen said...

What a special dress and you combined it perfectly!

mispapelicos said...

I am sure no other blogger will look as beautiful and adorable as you do, dear Imogen.

Sherin said...

That dress is so incredible! I love the colours and the print so much.

Nonchalant Rebel said...

Lovely dress!

xx Mounia

Mikka said...

Absolutely beautiful dress, you look amazing, love your style :)


Monsterchen said...

wow that dress is a dream darling! what a beautiful print! you look gorgeous here!

Sewingadicta said...

You are fantastic! I saw this adorable dress many times but I am always surprised at how beautiful it is.
  It certainly is a shame that you and I live so far away ... I would be happy to adjust the dress for you, dear Lady. Sigh ... Kisses and good luck in your job interview.

Mindy Fan said...

wow this dress is so pretty!! I love the colors of it and it is so unique!!


Tanja S. said...

That dress is so unique, special and amazing! Love it, especially the way you paired it with the blue heels - adds an interesting touch :)

elpuntodelola said...

Precioso vestido, y las flores quedan muy bien. Besos

Sam said...

You look so beautiful in this stunning dress, the print is incredibly pretty, I actually hadn't seen it before. All the best for the interview. You will knock their socks off!

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

I think this is my absolute favorite dress that you have shown on your blog. It's so pretty and very you.

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

What an absolutely gorgeous dress! I am not surprised that so many bloggers own it - it's stunning! And I think you wore it for the perfect occasion!

thehonorableMissDecaf said...

OH my gosh, I love your dress! :D



Olivia said...

I love this dress! It's so pretty!:)
Hugs & Kisses,

Katie Aman said...

I'll be thinking of you for your job interview! I'm sure that you'll find something you love, even if it takes longer than you wish. Just know how beautiful and amazing you are, and take that confidence with you during your interview :). Ever since I saw this line of dresses I've been in love. What a work of art that you can wear on your body! You styled it so impeccably and have the best smile to pair with it :)

A Very Sweet Blog said...

The print of that dress is GORGEOUS!

The Fashion Stir Fry said...

This dress is amazing and yea, that explains why it is a timeless piece of beauty. You wear it well and i really do like how you styled it too. The hoes go so well with it.


The Dragonfruit said...

Oh my goodness, this print dress is incredible! So unique and bold :)

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Paola Lauretano said...

Gorgeous dress and lovely floral crowne!!!!
Have a great start of the week!

Katie said...

Oh wow, I love your dress and the heels and the flower crown! Perfect look, so glad I found your blog. Great photography as well! xx


omg wow that dress is stunning, love the print!


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Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Have a nice day!
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Bisma Rauf said...

Thanks..followed back on GFC and Bloglovin :)

Alexandra Zakharova said...

oh, how beautiful this dress is!!! Simply gorgeous) You look so pretty with this flower crown:) Those photographs are adorable!
Wish you a blessed day ahead!


Mr K. said...

Adorable look!

Nana Jover said...

OMG I totally love your dress dear. It's such a pretty print =)
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Carly said...

I love this ensemble - the dress is so unusual but very pretty and eye-catching! I love it <3 Oh Imogen, I know you will be able to move on and find something even better, just wait until you have a new job! xxx <3

MILLY said...

It's the first time I come into your blog, I like it very much!I follow you now on GFC, if you like my blog follow me back, it'd be a pleasure for me! xoxo

Joy Shana said...

I seriously need that dress in my life, love love it:) you look beautiful

Anonymous said...

Oh really, so many bloggers have this dress? This is the first time I've seen it. It looks rrreally nice, so unique!

Карина said...

Chic!! Love this photos! Dear, you're very beautiful!!!
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ALLIE NYC said...

Ah flowers in your hair this is a great look for you and a little different for you.

Ali of dressing Ken

two birds said...

best of luck at your interview today!!!

Unknown said...

This is by far one of the most beautiful and versatile dresses I have ever seen! I really want to have it. It looks so good on you with your lovely floral crown and a little peek of the skirt below. This whole outfit is absolute perfection. ahaha.

You'll be able to feel that void soon! Always stay positive and always remember that bigger, better things are coming your way!:D We'll alays be here to continually support you! Good Luck!:)

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Evi said...

Such a pretty dress! So in love with the floral print! Thank you for stopping by!

Come back soon to visit me on The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

Evi xoxo

Unknown said...

This dress is so beautiful on you, and I don't remember seeing this on anyone else anyways. You were meant for this dress! xx Pip

Unknown said...

You look adorable. The printed dress looks too cute. I love it.

xx Mira


Unknown said...

Amazing dress! Love your photos.
Would yoi like to follow each other? Let me know.


MILEX said...


Emmylou said...

Anything with free champagne is always good:D And I do love the peter pan collar on this dress. You look lovely in it, Imogen:)
Here's to a good week ahead for all of us:)

Boheme.Fille said...

I adore this dress! Such a beautiful look!

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate it! :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh Imogen you look like a princess! That dress is too adorable. And your shoes!!! :)

Unknown said...

Amazing look kisses

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh I love that dress! The print is so great, very Mary Katranzou :)
Good luck with your interview!!

Red Rose Alley said...

I love this dress!! And you look so pretty wearing it.

Thank you for following us at Red Rose Alley. It's nice to meet new friends.


Unknown said...

What a great dress and is sounds like a fab time.

Silvia Negretti said...

So cute!!!
You look really adorable!
Love your floral crown!


celyneglam said...

great blog

great photos

Doyou want follow each other?


ChatterBlossom said...

Oh goodness, what a darling you are! The dress is adorable, but it is you that shines. I love the shoes you paired it with and the floral adornment is just icing on an already beautiful look!

Unknown said...

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Follow me back if you find my blog interesting!

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Johanna said...

Love your shoes with that dress!

Rachel said...

Wow wow wow!!! That dress is gorgeous! It's just like a painting--a whole picture on a dress! You look lovely!

Sandra Leiva said...




get carried away said...

beautiful dress! love your flower crown!


All About Justin Bieber said...

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

So pretty! It's like you have a gorgeous garden on your dress and I love the floral crown as well!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Unknown said...

You are the perfect example of a modern flower child :)

Vita said...

The dress is gorgeous, I love how you personalized it a bit with the underskirt.

inspired said...

Love the print of your dress :)

Do you want to follow each other, let me know?!


ChocolateFashionCoffee said...

this is such an amazing dress, dear! just love the colors! thanks for the comment, wanna follow each other? :)

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Natasha Gregson said...

I always love to see what people wear to the races :) This dress is so pretty-especially the cut and the print!

Ella said...

Dear you have a feminine and unique style .I looked at some of your outfits, I've seen that you like skirts, and blazers,also dots..You dress is very nice and I love the shoes! I'll follow you from now on, if you want you can do the same ;))

Shayne ♥ said...

ou cute headband :)

Jessica said...

Thank you for your nice comment.
Your Outfits are so lovely and cute! I like them.

Best wishes
Fashion Rabbit of Snow

Always Maylee said...

What a pretty dress! Love the flower headband too.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Unknown said...

Wow, this dress is fantastic, you look like a doll <3
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Imke said...

Such a beautiful dress, it suits you really well!

XO Imke

Fernanda said...

Such a gorgeous and feminine dress, you look so beautiful! xx


Rebecca Ragionieri said...

molto belli i colori di questo abito (; Reb, xoxo.

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BEAUTYEDITER.COM – Beauty Blog said...

lovely post! You look really chic as always. The clothes suits you perfectly!

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Sharon (Style-Chameleon) said...

Such a cute dress!


Unknown said...

Wow wow wow this is one of the most beautiful dresses everrrr! <3

Samantha said...

That dress is absolutely precious! It's like a walking painting, I love it! Your floral headband is the perfect touch too!

Isabel said...

that dress is stunning!

Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

Cheyenne Ji said...

I love your beautiful dress and shoes!


Marlen said...

you are TOO stinkin cute- i cannot get over that dress! that print is so elaborate, and i love the colors. and what a fun event to attend! seriously, ill go anywhere as long as there's free champagne hahah!

xo marlen
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Unknown said...

i love the crown!
maybe we can follow each other?

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That dress is beautiful!

Francesca said...

Wow, I love this dress! What a beautiful shape and print! Absolutely gorgeous, I really love it! You look so pretty too!


Patricia G. said...

Dear, you are so cute with the floral crown! Love it!

Kendra Alexandra said...

This dress is AMAZING!
This is a really great post :)


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Ohhh by the way we have a great giveaway on at the moment!

Unknown said...

Beyond gorgeous dress...I'm such a fan of the fit and flare silhouette, and the print is beautiful! I love how you've distinguished yourself with the floral crown and the metallic heels!

Veloria in velvet

Share a Secret said...

Magical :)



Manav Singhi said...

Looking Beautiful, Lovely Outfit. Have a Nice Day. . . :)

Unknown said...

Followed you back dear <3

Lizzy said...

a flower queen! amazing!

Unknown said...

I'm in love with both dress and heels.They look amazing together!The dress is so unique :)


lalalaPatricia said...

This is just great! You look like a fairy dear! Keep in touch! x


Cassandra. L said...

The dress is so pretty and you look lovely! Thanks for your comment and following my blog. Follow you now too on GFC (Cassandra L.M.) and Bloglovin. Come check out my new post Cropped and Jeans and let me know what you think :)


Mica said...

That is such a beautiful dress, I really like the little hem poking out from underneath, and you accessorised it beautifully :)

Hope your job interview went well! :)

Away From The Blue

Unknown said...

Ahhh I love you!!! Welcome to the gorgeous Bernie Dexter dress club, haha! I TOTALLY agree with your review on the dress- I would have made those exact changes. I have thought of hemming it myself, but I wasn't sure how the pattern would look so I have left it alone for now, but I might attack it in the future. Also, the top is a bit big on me too- so I might have to alter that sometime too, but for now I just pull the waist tie in really tight. I LOVE the hair piece you put with this dress, it compliments it perfectly! You are such a beautiful girl, you really are. Have a wonderful day!

xo, Alyssa

Nikki | The Ginger Diaries said...

You look gorgeous in this dress Tia! I love how you decided to go with splashing blue heels instead of boring neutrals to give the dress even more attitude! It's a true gem :)

I wish you all the best for your job interview today. It sounds scary, but I know you'll do fine! Break a leg! xo

Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...

this dress is so adorable and i am in love with those shoes!! thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

OMG that dress is super awesome....& looks great with that flower crown. More power to your future endeavors my dear!!!


Adriana Alfaro said...

looove your floral dress!


Unknown said...

So cute, darling!!!


mochaccinoland said...

such a picturesque dress! pretty!!


Beatriz said...

I really love the photos sweet !
so beautiful


Tanya said...

Your dress is so pretty, you look beautiful.


Unknown said...

Such an amazing dress! ♥ It's definitely a statement piece. You look lovely. :)


Sydney's Fashion Diary said...

What a unique dress! The print is absolutely stunning. I don't think I can pull it off but you did great =)

Anna and Klaudia said...

love the dress :)


AVY said...

I'm glad you felt that way, you're going to be fine.



Anonymous said...

Great pictures, absolutely stunning and stylish!

Monica Harmony's Blog

London Loafers said...

Gorgeous outfit and the flower crown is beautiful :)


Unknown said...

I've always been a fan of all of the colors you pair together. That dress is beautiful.


Anonymous said...

How cute are you with that floral crown! And I love those shoes!

Now following back!
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cecylia said...

that gorgeous frock would have been perfect for the races! Love the headpiece too- so elegant for spring! xx

Unknown said...

wowo wowowowowowo



Josie said...

Stunning dress! Hope the interview went well xxx

Nery Hdez said...

Nice blog!

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Unknown said...

Pretty dress!!

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Lisa said...

That dress is adorable - nothing more perfect for a day at the races!

ChocolateFashionCoffee said...

following you now! :) keep in touch, xoxo

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Becky Fearn said...

Love your blue shoes!!!


B xx

Bekka said...

The dress is lovely, and everyone loves free champagne!

Lindy Rose said...

Wow really pretty! And I loooove the flower crown. :)

Aino said...

Thanks for the comment! :)

I love your dress! It's so colorful!
Beautiful post!

Cee said...

What a lovely dress! The print and cut are so wonderfully feminine, and your floral crown is the perfect finishing touch!

Katherine Unique said...

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Anonymous said...

The dress is so beautiful!

Andyandra said...

such an amazing outfit! I love your dress! :) would you like to follow each other?



Unknown said...

What a lovely dress!!


Unknown said...

Your dress is so very beautiful!
I love your whole outfit.
Couldn't be better :)


Maddie said...

That is one really, really sweet dress! It's amazingly beautiful & your flower crown looks so, so sweet! :)
Very beautiful, Imogen!


RJ said...

that's a lovely floral band you have got! nice!

Nessuuuhhhh said...

I love this whole look, you look gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Many may own this dress, but few can jazz it up the way you do and make it fantastically adorable! I love it!

Understated Classics

Keys of Anouk said...

Wow, you're looking beautiful and classy as always! I really love your dress :-) xo

Ane Johannessen said...

This dress is SO DAMN COOL. xx AtYourHeels

Unknown said...

I love your amazing dress and the flower crown!!
Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog!

would you like to follow each other on gfc?



Kim Nguyen said...

Florals galore! Your style is so cute!

I am following you back, Dear :)




Unknown said...

Hello :)
I just found out your blog, first time I visit it but probably not the last one because your blog is very nice i like it :)
it's great to see all your pictures and you look so nice and cute !i can't wait for your new post !

keep in touch :) and have a great day !


Coline ♡

SM said...

Woow this dress screams spring =))

Stevia said...

oh that is one exceptionally exquisite dress!
i love how colorful that dress is and you paired it with the most perfect blue heels :)

good luck on your interviews :)

The Sweetest Escape 

Anonymous said...

Hello dear,
would you like to follow each other's blogs on facebook and bloglovin? Btw, love your blog's design, so chic!

Best wishes,

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Such a pretty pretty pretty dress!!! x

My Modern Vintage said...

totally need a Bernie Dexter in my wardrobe you look great!
xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

Mattania said...

omg you look amazing!!! Love the dress

Kara said...

What a beautiful lady in a beautiful dress!


Emily said...

You are so pretty, and your dress is wonderful too! Kisses from France :)

Bex Doctor said...

You're wearing a piece of art! I love how bold your dress was. lovely head piece too!

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Unknown said...

lovely dress :)


That Girl; Saadiya said...

This dress looks stunning on you!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Saadiya x


Speaking Prada said...

wow, the pattern of your dress is so gorgeous! can't even put into words how much I love it! so unique and different! <3