Saturday, October 19, 2013


For the last few years this has been one of my go to outfits when I don't know what to wear. It features a few of my most reliable and favourite pieces. This dress truly represents my style: I adore polka dots, they are the absolute best ever. The dress is from Bardot, which used to be one of my favourite stores. Now I never shop there because the style has changed so much. It used to be far more girly and classic. It's still a good shop; I know so many people that love Bardot but it's just not me anymore. I treasure all my older clothes from Bardot. I love to pair this dress with a myriad of different coloured shoes and accessories; it is very versatile. One day when I'm feeling brave I think I'll try some pattern mixing; my dress would provide an excellent basis for that. For me, red is the most obvious choice to pair with this dress. I wear this cardigan with anything and everything (see my remix post here). I thought it would be fun to style the look with double polka dots. As soon as I purchased these amazing shoes from Florsheim (featured here), I thought it would be cool to style them with this particular dress and my almost matching polka dot hair bow. I believe little ideas and detailing such as this can add so much to an outfit to take it to the next level. Now the warmer weather is arriving, I can resume wearing my vintage style cat eye sunglasses I love them so much. As I was thinking about the individual pieces to this outfit, I realised that my mother in law bought me so many of them- the dress, hair bow and amazing unique sunglasses. How lovely! My lip bag which I received courtesy of OASAP is making yet another appearance; I'm getting so much use out of it. It's so wonderful to receive a products which genuinely reflects my style. I haven't hadd the chance to take outfit pictures for a little while so these pictures are from a couple of weeks ago. Next outfit post will be with my new Marc Jacobs mouse flats which I featured here

I'm so relieved it is the weekend. I've never needed a weekend more in my entire working life (although my full time working life has only been four months). Although my new job is going well and is relatively easy and stress free in comparison to my previous position, the hours are killing me. This week has been particularly bad; no matte how much sleep I've had I can't get used to leaving the house at 7am. I'm exhausted for the entire day. Ive felt extremely unwell too; I don't know ehat' wrong with me. There are random pains everywhere and I feel so weak. It has been a struggle to be at work spend so much time travelling on buses feeling like way. I wished I could have had some days offbut I currently have a contract role, I get paid by the hour, so I did my very best to put on a brave face and stick it out. I'm pleased with  myself for getting through the week. I hope it makes me stronger. I think I just need a good rest. That's enough of my complaining. Here's to a relaxing and restful weekend. 

At first I thought I wouldn't have much to write about this outfit but it's turned out to be one of my longer posts. My phone cover is almost identical in pattern to my shoes; I always forgot to include it as an accessory in my posts!



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Alannah Hill You Gossip Cardigan
Florsheim Rhoda Kitten Heels
Bardot Polka Dot Dress
Alannah Hill Hair Bow
Vintage Style Sunglasses
Lip Shape Bag c/o OASAP

Linking to: What I Wore Wednesday


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

It's a lovely combination! Very easy to see why this is a go-to outfit for you. Happy weekend Imogen!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Moonstyle said...

just Amazing!have great weekend

Mónica Villar said...

Lovely look
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Unknown said...

Great outfit
Have a nice weekend


Ali Hval said...

Whaaat? Boy pains? Oh goodness, are you eating enough/well? I really don't like to hear that! I hope you're not working yourself too hard and getting adequate nutrition--definitely not a happy thing to hear! I hope that things will look up for you soon <3

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Such a gorgeous outfit, I love the colours on you :)) I do hope you will get to feeling better, I know it can take a bit to adjust. Maybe eating differently or something. Maybe if it gets too bad, see a doctor to recommend something for you. But, do try and get as much rest as you can!! Big hugs to you xxx

AVY said...

I prefer getting home at 7am. You're doing well, you should be proud even though it hurts. Take care sweetie.



Miss Twiggy said...

I love your clutch!!! I have a similar one...
super sweet and elegant as aleays...

Unknown said...

That lips bag is awesome. Seems like it just goes with you style :)


Cee said...

Sorry to hear you've been feeling under the weather, Imogen, but I must say you are looking as lovely as ever. This red and blue combination suits you just perfectly!

Alexa said...

i love the blue and white polka dot combo! so freaking cute <3 and with the red it looks awesome! very fun and chic babe! have a lovely weekend

Alexa <3

Kezzie said...

You are by far, the most consistently lady-like blogger I read. I adore your style- it's so dainty and pretty!
Does that dress have sleeves? One of my favourite bloggers paired a black with white polka dots dress with a long-sleeved top underneath that was white with black dots and the effect was awesome!!!

I feel for you for the work situation. I really struggle to get up for work and now I live an hour's journey from school- two trains and 20 min walk at one end and 10min walk at the other end (instead of my old 17min walk)and I am just permanently exhausted but at least I am in the same job, so I don't have the having to prove myself like you have to! Hang in there- you'll (and I hope I speak for both of us here!) get used to it!x

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Audrey Allure said...

That lip shape bag is adorable!

Unknown said...

Words cannot explain my excitement when I saw a new outfit post from you. I love everything about this look. I want everything from the lip-shaped bag to the dress to the cat eyeshades. You look just stunning:)

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The Fashion Stir Fry said...

You always look nice and you have an eye for beautiful pieces. The red is so Fall and very rich. You look radiant.

Hope you catch up on your sleep and stay strong :)


Mica said...

Lovely outfit, I like the red and navy together!

Hope you manage to have a really restful weekend and feel better soon! :)

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Larissa said...

I love white polka dots on dark blue grond :) Wonderful outfit!


Manav Singhi said...

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

Sofies closet said...

Super cute outfit :D

Sam said...

Hi Imogen, the job sounds exhausting, at my last position, I had to travel 40km to get there each morning and left at 6:30am, it was insanely tiring. I like the nautical colours in your pretty outfit. Hope you're having a lovely weekend darling!

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

I think this is the perfect go-to outfit. I love red and blue together!



Southern (California) Belle

Corinne said...

I love this outfit, I love polka dots too! It's horrible when shops change style, or even shut down - there was this shop in my city that sold the cutest dresses and that closed down. I was very sad, haha.

Corinne x

Shybiker said...

I am drawn to your outfits like metal to a magnet. Your style is soooo much like what I want to have. I study your choices carefully and hope someday I'll be half the woman you are.

Sherin said...

This is such a perfect go-to outfit. I really love the polka dots on the dress.

Vita said...

I love the polka dot combo and the colors (so French, BTW!)! The bag is awesome too.
Make sure you get enough rest, drink water and green tea and eat enough fruits and veggies, I hope you'll feel better soon and you'll be able to get used to the routine.

Some Korean Website Highjacker said...

how sweet is this outfit?! gosh how i adore dots and you've got it covered with both your super swell dress + those fantastic pumps! no wonder it's your go-to look, i love it too.

glad to hear your job is going well and that you can wind down this weekend. seems like you've got a lot of commuting to do and i sure hope you feel better going into next week Imogen! ♥

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Sweet outfit! Hope you have a great weekend!

Diana S.T. said...

you always so stylish and vintage at the same time... =)

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

I know what you mean about Bardot I never shop their anymore either. I'm loving the polka dots.

Couture Carrie said...

Beautiful look, darling!
Love that bag!


Katie Frank said...

you look amazing (:
it kinda reminds me of snow white :)

Maddie said...

I know what you mean about store changing their styles, I have had a lot of times like that, when I really used to lov the shop, but their style dimension went the whole opposite way!
And I agree that dress is the cutest! I adore polka dots and you look very lovely! :)

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Imke said...

This is such a perfect look my dear! Love it so much. Dark blue and bright red are great together and I really like your bun!

XO Imke

LoveT. said...

Beautiful Outfit ,love the Pictures! You look gorgeous :)

Caro * said...

Just perfect ! I love this vintage style ! Your skirt is beautiful and I love your shoes.
Very pretty sweetie :)

Chrisy said...

Can see why it's your 'go to' outfit...stylish yet comfortable...oh and have just spied those mouse flats...you lucky duckie!

Mouna said...

such a cute polkadot skirt! :)

Unknown said...

Love this girly outfit!! And seriously...those are the most adorable heels!

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Lisa - respect the shoes said...

This outfit pairing is so fun - and I love those shoes!

My Modern Vintage said...

this outfit is adorable nothing better than navy polka dots and red. hope you're well dear
xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Such a pretty outfit! Love those shoes! x

mispapelicos said...

Sooooooooooooo fabulous, and that clutch is magic, dear Imogen.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the dress and the bag! and the shoes are cute too

Unknown said...

I love the skirt and sweater combo- nice and colorful yet very apropos for autumn!


ALLIE NYC said...

That is an adorable dress. I love the bow/ruffle? in the back very cute.

Ali of Dressing Ken

Lizzy said...

love red&blue outfit!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I adore that polka dot dress!! And it looks great with the red cardigan!!
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RaeAbigael said...

love the polka dots :)


Emmylou said...

This Bardot dress is so you, Imogen:) And I do love how you paired it with those great shoes.
Love the bag btw:)

K.I.S.S. said...

hey sweety,
lovely outfit and bag.
would u like to follow each other?

Paola Lauretano said...

Hi Imogen!!! You are super stylish, I love your polka dots mix!!!!!!
Kisses darling!

Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans said...

I love this color scheme on you, Imogen - it is so charming and playful. And the polka dots...obsessed! I want that clutch!!


Unknown said...

This is a gorgeous look on you and I love that lip bag!

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Lilli said...

Hi Imogen, hope you managed to get some rest in the weekend. The combo is very adorable, love the lips clutch so much and also the bow!:) Kisses! xo

Unknown said...

I have go to outfits like this too. You look great, I can see why you like it :)

Samantha said...

Yay, I love you in red! And blue and red are so lovely together. Your polka dot skirt is great too! And thank you hon for all your comments, I enjoy reading them :)

Rachel said...

I think that dress is stunning on you! And I like your little red bow!!

Unknown said...

Red and blue are such a classic and winning combination- and you really wear them well! you look absolutely fabulous! These are great staples that you can wear again and again and always look fabulous :)

Have a great day!

xo, Alyssa

Mónica Villar said...



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Red Rose Alley said...

I love the red lips purse, it' so cute! I've always like RED in fashion, especially in the winter months. Your sweater is lovely. You are all decked out and ready to go.

I hope you are enjoying this wonderful season as much as I am, my friend.


Carly said...

Yes, remember to take some time to relax! It's such a shame that there is so much travelling time and I know I'd find that a little frustrating too. Take it easy lovely! <3 xxx

Marlena said...

what a wonderful post!
would you like to follow each other?
just let me know
kisses :*

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Gorgeous! Love your red, white and blue with polka dots.

the chilicool said...

nice post!

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ylenia said...

The clutch is so funny, love it!
Visit my blog if you have time, I've just posted a new outfit and I'll be happy to read your opinion about it =)

Ella said...

Dots, dots dots...my favorite!!! Your purse is really cute. I love the skirt.

London Loafers said...

Absolutely adorable, LOVE this look! :)


Unknown said...

You look amazing, dear Imogen. Love polka dots too, they are absolute love for me .... It's so beautiful that your mother do all these gifts to you, it shows that she appreciates you, so pretty. Happy week, darling

Mikka said...

Great polka dots dress, another fabulous combination. Loving your effortless style, keep it up girl xx :)

The Equinox Fashion by Paweerata said...

very beautiful!

www.janetteria.com said...

I want that bag!

Kileen said...

you look beautiful in red!

cute & little

Sybil said...

love the vintage pin up vibe to this look!! so darling!! so adorable!

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KatieLouise said...

Your outfit is stunning! You always look so put together and classy :] I love it! Ohhh and I love cat eye sunglasses too! I hope you can catch up on sleep! 7am is so early and I know how you feel... I'm definitely not a morning person! I have a hard to getting to work by 9 am. Hopefully your body starts adjusting to your new schedule!


Such a charming outfit my dear and I do love those shoes! I'm wishing you a restful time of rejuvenation. x/Madison

Anonymous said...

I love the dress! The cardigan goes so well with it. Hope you've had time to feel more relaxed.

bridechic said...

Love the mix of prints--just stunning!

Am2Pm Chic said...

Lovely combination, and you look pretty.


Urszula Makowska said...

You look gorgeous doll <3 Love it :)

lonelyblogs.com said...

Really nice outfit :)


Unknown said...

What a lovely outfit dear friend! Love everything!


Midwest Muse said...

Love the surprise bow and the mix of colors!

Debbie Stinedurf said...

Love the mix of dots...it really works together beautifully.

Teeny said...

oh my this is such a perfect vintage outfit! it gives quirkiness <3

Speaking Prada said...

Well, I'm super fan of polka dots, therefore I'm completely into what you said about "I adore polka dots, they are the absolute best ever". Couldn't agree more :) and polka dot + red are always a classic combo. Oh and I hope you are feeling better by now. I'm aware how boring it is to wake up that early, but you'll see that once you take a little break from everything and you rest a little, you'll feel better, stronger and healthier :)

Francesca said...

I love this what a beautiful dress! That's a cute hair bow too!