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Monday, September 9, 2013

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1289943_10151576598345950_1140290319_nOn the weekend I wanted to showcase some of my recently acquired accessories and I thought this dress would provide the perfect platform. I usually have a pretty strict criteria when it comes to black dresses; I prefer as much detailing as possible so it doesn't look too plain (since wearing black is a little different from my usual colourful and patterned outfits). Im very happy with the black dress collection I've acquired over the years. My favourites are here, here and here.. I love the black dress I'm wearing in this post because of the lace, the low back and the netting (nettting on dresses and skirts is actually one of my favourite elements of fashion, I just wish there was more of it around). I also have this dress in light blue because I love it so much which I'm sure I'll post eventually...1174272_10151576589955950_820886468_nNow onto the accessories. I received this stunning Colourful Diamante Embellished Peacock Tail Necklace courtesy of Chicnova. The moment I received my package of lovely unique treasures, I was instantly drawn to this particular piece. I don't have a great deal of statement necklaces so this is definitely a special addition too my jewellery collection. I definitely recommend you check out the Chicnova website. Another accessory I love is this daisy bun ring which I purchased from Gloss. It seems like such a logical hair accessory for the ballerina bun; I'm quiet surprised these haven't existed in the shops before now. An extremely inexpensive accessory, I believe it adds so much to an outfit. The daisy is also one of my favourite flowers (probably second only to the rose) and I adore the vibrant purple shade. In addition, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to match my purple glitter flats and incorporate my rainbow beaded clutch bag. Yay for accessories!

Thank you for your continue support my friends. It's officially my last week at work so I'm feeling a whole range of emotions right now. I'm trying to remain positive but to be honest every day is a struggle; the whole experience still impacts me to a great extent. I would have given the world to have been given a fair chance, in fact I basically did give up my whole life for it. That was my dream job so it's hard to let go. I have a few potential interviews lined up at other organisations but, as I know from this experience, nothing is ever certain until it actually happens. To think that this time next week I could be unemployed is rather frightening since it reminds me of such a dark time in my life. I do, however, have a lot more motivation for search for jobs and apply for graduate programs; the two contract jobs I performed this year also look good on my resume. The workforce has given me confidence. I can honestly say there isn't much in life these days that scares me these days. 

I've learned a lot over the last few months, both positive and negative. Unfortunately I've realised that workplace experience and postgraduate qualifications are paramount in order to get a professional job; having a law degree and a commerce degree just doesn't seem to be enough these days (as difficult as I still find that to believe). I used to think that the world would be mine once I had a law degree but that is simply not the case. As a result, I'm going to have a deep think about my long term plans and my career direction. I have no ideas right now, I just need to keep options open. As much as my recent experience has made me question whether or not hard work actually pays off, I do feel somewhat motivated to better myself and not entirely give up. My goals for life are widespread; I'd love to have qualifications in company secretarial and psychology and my ultimate goal remains making a meaningful impact in the fashion world.

I arrived home from work a few hours ago and I've been enjoying the spring weather while sitting on the balcony ever since. I just love it here, it's the place where I reflect on my life. I like to view the pretty pink cherry blossom trees, while typing on my pink laptop, while wearing a beautiful pink dress while enjoying delicious pink wine. It was a hard day for me. It's was my manager's last day (she is going overseas tomorrow) and when she returns in a month's time I will obviously no longer be working there. We were a wonderful team and I will miss spending every day with such a warm, friendly and positive woman. I truly believe I have made a friend for life and I hope we keep in touch as much as possible. I definitely see her as a role model and she's helped me a lot. I admit I did come home and shed  tear tonight. As devastated as I feel about this chapter of my life ending, I will never forget those few months of my life where I left truly happy and that one special person who helped me to start to believe in myself. It was incredible to find a wonderful friend who I was able to connect with. I just wish it didn't have to end so soon. 

Wow, my blog is turning into a diary. 

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Colourful Diamante Embellished Peacock Tail Necklace c/o Chicnova
Dotti Vintage High Tea Dress
Guess Flats
Forever New Clutch Bag
Gloss Bun Ring

Linking to: What I Wore Wednesday 

123 comments:

S said...

Don't worry for your work, i bet you'll be good in a very few time!
Anyway you look very cute with that dress, and that necklace is just perfect for it!
xxx
S

http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

Shybiker said...

Wow, what a great statement necklace.

I believe blogs were originally intended as online diaries, so there's nothing wrong with you telling us about your life and recording it for future retrospection.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look marvellous doll :)) Love the necklace too. Don't worry on sharing, we're all here to listen and give you our opinions and thoughts too. I think even when someone tells us what we don't want to hear, we learn and we look at it differently and that helps us through it. All will be just grand for you, just keep smiling!! Have a gorgeous week Xxx

Lisette Pool - 24/7 STYLISH said...

such a pretty dress!

Ali Hval said...

I'm glad that you're able to express what you've learned about work and degrees and such with us on your blog. Jobs are definitely a learning experience, which I guess means that even after school we're still learning every day. I think you're making great progress--keep it up and I hope your week is great! <3

So that necklace must have been a wonderful surprise, am I right? I love all the colors on it... it makes it so very you! Fit for a princess indeed. :D

Effie. said...

That necklace perfectly matches your eyes and lips :) Stunning!

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Miss Twiggy said...

I absolutely adore your dress...
xx
http://littlemisstwiggy.blogspot.com/2013/09/leather-skirt-for-my-b-day.html

Panty Buns said...

Your black dress and your necklace are both gorgeous! The Colourful Diamante Embellished Peacock Tail Necklace is aptly named. I love the variety of colours of the stone. The delicate feminine yoke, shoulders and trim on the sleeves and hemline of your Dotti Vintage High Tea Dress are wonderful.

Congratulations on putting all the effort into your work and achieving the high level of lawyerly and professional skill and competence I know you have.

The combination of the pink cherry blossoms, pink laptop, pink dress is nice. I love pink myself.

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Alicia Mackin said...

Oh go ahead and share away, I am so tired of this idea of not sharing and only talking about the good stuff. We don't we tell people who's lives are hunky dorey and everything falls in to place for them with minimal effort to be quite about about their successes. Hmm. I know losing a job ANY job let alone a dream job is tough and yes it seems the economy and what is expected of you i.e.: doing the job of three people is new forum these days. Keep your chin up. It will get better.


Ali of Dressing Ken

ChatterBlossom said...

What a fantastically fun necklace to go with your darling little black dress!!
-Jamie
ChatterBlossom

daisychain said...

That necklace is utterly incredible! x

Jessica said...

You look so pretty in your pictures. I absolutely love that necklace and those purple shoes.

Tracy @ www.sunnydaystarrynight.com

Jocelyn Leow said...

WOAH! awesome necklace!!! I usually find your accessories so fascinating! The black dress has a nice back! nice!

Admirably Pretty said...

You look amazing! I love your purse!

XO Imke

AVY said...

It's an interesting diary, you're a good person.

/Avy

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Tere Ávila said...

your bag is amazing, great look honey!

xx

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

That necklace is stunning and really unique. Keep sharing hon it's better to get all of those emotions and thought out sometimes.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Beautiful dress and necklace!

Couture Carrie said...

Hi gorgeous.
What an amazing necklace!

xoxox,
CC

Elaine Jung said...

You are absolutely stunning! :) I'm a new follower to your blog, I'd appreciate it if you'd follow back? xx

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Tanya W. said...

The necklace very pretty but I love your look of make up the most, beautiful. of course you've always look amazing, love the cute clutch and the dress also.

Hope things gets better, sorry if already is, I wasn't blog for a week but I am back today!

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lesley kim said...

OMG that is a beautiful necklace!! LOVE it

Lesley-Kim
www.lesley-kim.

Claire said...

what a gorgeous necklace! definitely makes a statement.

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Janet Taylor said...

Such a beautiful necklace!


Fashion Sky Fall said...

so beautiful <3 love the dress and the necklace

Antonella C'est moi said...

Beautiful look kisses

allison d said...

Absolutely love the dress! The necklace is grogeous too and it looks so nice on the blue dress!
xx
alice-in-fashionheaven.blogspot.com

Sasha said...

that necklace and ourse are amazing! Also loving the dress, very chic!
I wish our end of winter looked like this! ;)

Jade Wright said...

Loving your necklace, your makeup and your smile!!! :) xxxxxxxx

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Roxii said...

Wow that dress is gorgeous, so pretty!

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Rosy said...

Dear Imogen, I love that your blog is becoming a diary, so emotional! It is beautiful to read a blog which shows fashion and beautiful dresses, but this is as cold and distant, you have managed to balance the beautiful dresses with feelings, that's warm and you've got a blog full of a girl living fashion and also shares feelings, dear child ... you have "humanized" your blog, I love that!

rae said...

really loving the back of that black dress!!

rae @ lovefromberlin.net

kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com said...

Fantastic! That dress is so cute! And I like how you brightened it up with that colorful statement necklace.

Mrs. Glam said...

Let me just say quickly- I love the dress and the necklace. Gorg!

I'm sorry that your boss is leaving for a time and that your time at that job will end. There are few things more discouraging than finding a great work environment, only to lose that environment/situation later on. You'll be fine- AND, since you and your boss got along well, maybe she could write a letter of reference for you, that may help you get another position. I know that references aren't used a lot anymore, but it may be helpful to keep, even if you just read it when you need to remind yourself of what an awesome employee you are :)

Cassandra Liu said...

The dress is so pretty and the necklace is gorgeous! I would love to invite you to check my blog and maybe we can follow each other if you like?

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Lizzy said...

lovely dress!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

You look very pretty and both the dress and necklace are beautiful. As far as the job thing goes... Give yourself a little time to recover, it's totally normal to experience all kinds of feelings right now (and cry a lot, too). It'll pass, trust me.
x

The Fashion Panda said...

Waaw I love your necklace :)

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Cafe Fashionista said...

That necklace is so beautiful on you, Imogen! I love how well it pairs with your bag!! :)

Sam said...

Hi sweety, you look so elegant, love this beautiful dress. The clutch is so pretty. Wishing you all the best with everything hun

Fernanda said...

You look so pretty! Lovely pictures! xx

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Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

super cute dress! love all the details :)


XO Meghan
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Alexandra Zakharova said...

What a wonderful, delicate dress, looks fantastic on you! And I wonder, have you ever done any other hair style? I have never seen you with any other hairdo, though I guess you should try) May I also give you an advice, pink letters of your post are so bright so it's really hard to read it, it would be great if you would change this part.
Work means a lot to me and I quite understand what do you feel now, though it's gonna be allright! Troubles are not last forever! Stay strong)
Wish you a blessed day ahead!

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Tanja S. said...

oh my gosh, I love this statement necklace! The dress looks great with it :) lace dresses rule!

Laura said...

So in love with your blog, really! I've just discovered it and I've been kept by your unusual and amazing style, you got one more daily reader honey, I think your style fit perfectly with mine and I find you so inspiring, if you want you can have a look to my blog too, and maybe if you like it we can also follow each other, just let me know and congrats again, you're having such a great job;)

http://gowestyoungcowgirl.blogspot.com

mochaccinoland said...

awesome necklace & beautiful LBD!

xoxo
mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

Diana S.T. said...

you're right, this dress is the perfect platform for all this is beautiful accesories...
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Sara Gerard said...

I hope now that you have experience, that you can get a job that you like as much as this one! I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

I love the black dress! You look great! That necklace is really cool!

Lilli said...

Hi Imogen! I can get how you must feel, so sorry, my best wishes for everything you decide to do now. Sometimes what now looks like a loss, could be the best that happens to us to start a new life:) Looking pretty, love the necklace! Kisses! xo

Michaela said...

I like the necklace and figured I should start wearing eyeliner too!

Natasha said...

Ooh I love that necklace and the dress is so pretty too! Thank you for the kind comment on my blog Imogen :) You and I seem to be going through similar things! I'm sorry to hear that the work team is splitting up and that the job front is still uncertain, I know that feeling myself! Hopefully we will both get some good news soon and you can settle down a bit more and relax :) Have a lovely week and no problem about the letter; I'm sorry it took so long to send! - Tasha xxx

Ina R. said...

Wow this necklace is amazing, such an eyecatcher!! Love how all the colourful accessories pp against the chic black dress!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love the dress, and your necklace is gorgeous!

Maddie said...

That is a very beautiful necklace! It would go so good with many different outfits, because it has so many colors!
And you styled it perfectly in your outfit! :) That dress is amazing!

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caffinatedlove said...

oh man, your necklace is divine! :D

love,
a

www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

Kim Alston said...

i love the colors in your necklace and what a beautiful dress.
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London Loafers said...

Gorgeous necklace and I love the little purple crown around your bow, it's such a cute little detail! :)

Hayfa
http://londonloafers.blogspot.co.uk

Milex said...

This time you nailed it.

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

such a lovely outfit! I love the accessories. =)
xo,
nancy

Charmaine Gapasin said...

Your positivity about leaving the work and looking up to your manager instead of being negative about it is very inspiring!:) This just means there are bigger, better things lined up for you!:) You look absolutely gorgeous again! I want all of your clothes!Your outfits are always so perfect and I want them all!


x Charms│My ∞ Fashion Confession

Lisa said...

Such a beautiful dress!

Kati said...

Thanks for your lovely words on my last post!
Your new necklace is so stunning! Love the different colours! Also adore your dress today.

Have a great day,
-Kati

elpuntodelola said...

Precioso vestido y el collar divino. Besos

monicaharmony said...

Great pictures! Absolutely stunning!

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Gina said...

elegancko :) na randke taki outfit w sam raz :)

FASHION TALES said...

Firstly, I love the statement necklace and your pretty lace dress is stunning on you. I understand hoe you feel and do hope that things get better for you soon. Wishing you a joyous week. xx/Madison

Marta Purriños Hernández said...

Beautiful Necklace!

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Putri Valentina said...

wow amazing necklace dear :D

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Closet Fashionista said...

That necklace is so much fun! :D Love it. And that dress is so pretty, I love all the tiny details
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Monnie said...

I love your dress, so pretty :)

Adriana Carmen said...

nice outfit! the necklace is gorgeous!
xoxo
http://dailyfashiondream.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Your blue shoes are adorable!! And so is that new dress!

Larissa said...

You look so pretty in that black dress! And I love both of the necklaces you are showing in this post! Somehow I never wear necklaces even though I love them so much!

I would love to have a balcony! I can imagine that its the perfect place to reflect over life!

Lots of love!

Adriana Bernabé said...

I know exactly how you feel, I had the same feeling once I did my degree, and although it´s not the best job in the world I´m working in another thing completely different of what I studied but I really like it. Life will lead your way dont worry.
Nice post and outfit.
Kisses

Fashion Avenue by Adriana
http://fashionavenueabc.blogspot.com.es/

euphorias room said...

Love the first necklace!

Mona said...

thank you so much dear!
If you want to follow each other, just let me know :-*

Mica T said...

Beautiful bright statement necklace! You should wear it to work to help cheer you up on your last week.
I hope it isn't too sad for you :(

It's good you can use this time and experience to get something similar or even better in future! :)


Away From The Blue

TheTinyHeart said...

What a gorgeous LBD!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Polly said...

Love the necklace!
x
www.polway.eu

Blond Yasmin said...

Don't worry. It will be only better soon :)
You look amazing Dear :)

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Kisses From Poland :) :*

Shannon Rice said...

Very pretty. I'm loving the pop of purple with the simple LBD.

Shannon
clothesandquotes.blogspot.com

getcarriedaway said...

you look wunderful!

<3
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Michelle LL said...

Amazing style, stunning dress and you look beautiful :)

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Adriana Alfaro said...

amazing look!
I loove the necklace!
xoxo!

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Tia said...

When one door closes another one opens :) Good luck hun.

Ps. Love your necklace xx

http://www.bellezzababe.blogspot.co.uk

Jessica Hart said...

I love that necklace! Just remember... Positive thoughts will equal positive outcomes. Everything will out :)

Jessica
www.thewaytomyhart.com

Into The Blush said...

lovely post! and as always, everything is just so chic. Can't wait for the next post.


xoxo;
Into The Blush, a Beauty Blog by Kenny.

Carmen said...

Great necklace and also quite an interesting outfit :)
xx

Marika Odoardi said...

great look dear, you're so bon ton and elegant!!
xx

Patricia G. said...

Love the black dress!
xoxo
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Lauren said...

Ok, that necklace is absolutely fabulous! Love the colors and statement-ness of it. Also LOVE that dress - the back is so pretty! xo

Mindy Fan said...

that necklace is beautiful and I love the back of your dress.
It sucks to hear about your job. I know things will work out for the best for you =)

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Linda B said...

Love this pretty LBD!

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Anngelik Martinez said...

What a beautiful dress! I love the statement necklace.

-Vogue&Heels

www.vogueandheels.com

Alyssa Maddox said...

I lovee that first statement necklace! The colors are so beautiful and look amazing! Let me just say I read back a few posts and my heart goes out to you during this hard time. I love how honest you are though. Most people wouldn't admit to the feelings you're having right now. Know that one day you will look back and realize what a blessing this was, because there are far better things ahead for you girl! Keep your head up :)

xoxo,

Alyssa

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Pretty necklace! Your pink evening sounds wonderful. :) Best of luck to you as you transition and find a new pathway to pursue!

The Fashann Monster said...

The bag is so pretty! I like how it's rainbow but not too rainbow. If that makes sense.

The Fashann Monster

C.C. Lemon said...

That is such a cute dress dear. I love those flats. Great pairing.

-C.C.

http://rosecolored-telescope-eyes.blogspot.com

Khaleelah Jones said...

As long as you don't mind people reading your diary, use it as one- talk about a great way to look back on your life with everyone's comments pitching in! x

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Jessica Mattioli said...

Loooove your dress!!!!!!

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Emmylou said...

(((hugs))))I know you've probably heard this a million a times, but everything happens for a reason, and a better job is on the way for you.
On a lighter note, I do love this dress. It's a great backdrop to that awesome necklace:)

Pop Champagne said...

that necklace looks great!! so unique and such a statement piece!

Amanda Inácio said...

Lovely outfit!!
xx

Am
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Kyra said...

Lovely lovely you! This Outfit looks great! ♡Kyra
Check out my newest stylish Outfit post!!!

Katie Aman said...

What an absolutely stunning necklace on a stunning girl! I love the uniqueness of it and how you could pair it with any color, or black as you showcased here!
You're a beautiful person, inside and out :)

Samantha said...

Wow, beautiful look hon! I love your dress and that statement necklace is just perfect! (It reminds me of little spoons) Thank you for your kind comment, I really appreciate it!

Caitie Schlisserman said...

cutie patootie!

xxx
Lady à la Mode

Caitie Schlisserman said...

cutie patootie!

xxx
Lady à la Mode

Julie said...

Hey girl! Cheer up! You're such a lovely girl and I'm sorry you're feeling blue about having to let this job go! But you're brave (obviously, since you're a blogger and therefore open yourself up to critique every post!) and you sound incredibly passionate about what you do. Keep those traits in your back pocket and make them regret not scooping you up when they had the chance!

xx, julie
//obsessed//

Chioma said...

i loved reading your post and that dress is amazing on you! :)

~Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Sandra Leiva said...

Cute necklace!!


xx


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Carmen Avram said...

hang in there! better days will come! you look gorgeous in this dress :)


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Maddie Magpie said...

Hello Imogen, just catching up with your blog....stunning styling as usual, but I'm so saddened to hear about the devastating disappointment you have suffered at work. I'm so sure that you can overcome this set-back though, and continue to move forward with your career. Stay strong AND stylish! http://modemadeleine.blogspot.co.uk/

littlemissandrea said...

I LOVE the necklace!

Marlen said...

you always have THE most fun accessories! i love the fun purse and shoes (and necklace!!) that made this dress a bit more casual for everyday wear. gorgeous!

xo marlen
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Brittney @ True Vintage Love said...

I love this dress and your bun is like SUPER perfect!!!

♥ Brittney @ True Vintage Love
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lalalaPatricia said...

I really love the necklace sweetie! It's rare to see you in flats! Keep in touch! x

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Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, that necklace is dazzling. It looks so pretty on you.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Red Rose Alley said...

I was just wondering what 'Tia Cherie' meant, as my name is Sheri too?

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Monnie said...

Truly loving your dress! The necklace is also really beautiful :)

Isti Sugiharti said...

Love the dress sooooooo much!!!

Marii-Anela said...

thank you so much for your comment, i love your outfit *-*
you are so beautiful :*

would you like to follow each other?
let me know and i follow back

Speaking Prada said...

Loveeeeeee your dress so much!! It looks lovely on you :) And that necklace is drop dead gorgeous!