Monday, December 30, 2013


I've been rather excited about posting this outfit since it features so many of my favourite pieces at the moment; the first outfit post after Christmas and the Boxing Day sales is one which I always look forward to. I will start with the bag. I received the Retro Embroidered Pearl Diamoned Lattice like Bag courtesy of OASAP two days before Christmas; that made it extra special since it seemed like a holiday gift from OASAP. As soon as I saw it, I was incredibly amazed and impressed by the quality and beauty of this bag. I've been searching for the perfect red bag for one time (it was the one colour missing from my bag collection and made it quite difficult when wearing red outfits) and this is it. As much as I adore my Guess bags, this bag is right up there as one of my favourite ever bags. The more i've used this bag, the more I've come to realise just how closely it resembles the red Lady Dior Handbag. The shape, structure and pattern are so similar. I often feel frustrated by replicas of designer items for various reasons but I love this Dior inspired bag. It's perfect for me. I love the classy pattern and the beautiful pearls. I really want to get this bag in both black and in white now. I must say that I have always been impressed by the quality and design of my products from OASAP. My beautiful dresses and bags have been such a joy to receive. 

I felt very brave the other day when I ventured over to the Boxing Day sales (although they are somewhat hard to avoid since I live across the road from a shopping centre). I overall thought the sales were extremely overrated since there wasn't much difference from the pre Christmas prices and the crowds were simply unbearable. However, I did find one incredible gem and that was these red velvet jewelled heels from Florsheim. Red velvet is my dream shoe; it reminds me of a princess or a regal inspiration. My Alannah Hill skirt is a sneaky little Christmas gift which I bought for myself. (I'll change my over spending next year I promise!) I simply couldn't resist this treasure. It's so unique and special. The origami detailing at the top is a genius idea and the print is so adorable. I paired it with my ever so reliable bow top which I've had for a couple of years. 








Retro Embroidered Pearl Diamond Lattice like Handbag c/o OASAP
Alannah Hill Summer Sweethearts Skirt
Florsheim Peta Red Velvet Heels
Forever New Bow Top
Guess Divine Women's Watch

Linking to: Three-fer Thursday, Style Sessions, What I Wore Wednesday 


Unknown said...

OMG I'm in love with your outfit! Love the retro feel. Sooo pretty! The heels, the purse.. and amazing outfit!!! :)


Panty Buns said...

Your Forever New Bow Top was a lovely fashion choice for styling with your Alannah Hill Summer Sweethearts skirt.
Whilst you are thinking or changing your overspending for a resolution I am planning to make a New Year's resolution to review of some of the backlog of blouses and full briefs I've purchased with photos and videos on my blog http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/ and on my YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/misterpantybuns where I haven't uploaded a video since May.
Love your outfit!
Your weather there must be fabulous
I hope you have a wonderfully happy and successful New Year!

Evey said...

Oooohh this is such a lovely outfit on you! It has a retro vibe to it but looking really classy and stylish.

I love the shoes and skirt!


Jackie Harrison said...

Great look doll like the skirt.

Launna said...

The outfit is cute, reminds me a little of Dorothy from the Wizard Of Oz... your outfit is the cute grown up version :)

Happy New Year!!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a great bag!

Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans said...

That gingham skirt is absolutely adorable; but I'm especially loving that bag and those shoes - so fab!!


The Fashion Stir Fry said...

Oh my gosh, i love your outfit! You look really nice. The bag is so pretty and your shoes are gorgeous. What an adorable look and you look so pretty.

Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

This bag is so pretty :) Love the colour!

Rupsha said...

Love your outfit!
Love your hair bun and love the skirt.
You're looking really pretty!
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Ivana Split said...

What a gorgeous outfit! The skirt is indeed unique and that white bow top is so cute...a match made in heaven...and those red velvet heels are a dream! I also love red velvet shoes, there is something so luxurious about them.

Unknown said...

The look is fantastic as the red accessories!

Carylee said...

Oh yes, those shoes are gorgeous! Definitely could see why you'd be 'forced' to buy those ;) Your look is always so perfectly retro - can't wait to see what you have in store for 2014!

daisychain said...

those shoes are insanely beautiful! x

Kierra Makayla said...

This is way too adorable! I love it so much.

Pooja Mittal said...

The bag and shoes are fantastic .. I get really crusted with replicas of designer bags too but this one is too good.. :) and u got it on Christmas , how cool..
U look pretty as always doll... Your outfit is so beautiful
Happy weekend
Keep in touch,

Unknown said...

This is a beautiful pairing <3 I thought this was a dress at first! Fantastic skirt and I love the pops of red!

- Anna


Sam said...

Your beautiful ensemble brought a stylish smile to my day, you look so pretty! Hope you're having a wonderful festive season hun!

Red Rose Alley said...

I am in love with that red purse and those shoes! Red and Pearls - how pretty is that? And pearls are a favorite of mine. Thank you for commenting on your goals and plans for the new year. You have amazing talents, Imogen, and I know you will do well in life. Love is such an important thing, and YOU, MY FRIEND, are gifted with that.


Kezzie said...

You are Dorothy!!! That's what you were aiming for, right? You look amazing! X

Sonya Mann said...

you look so pretty! I agree with the person who said Dorothy--but like she's all grown up and going to a party :)

I think you ought to know, though, that OASAP is kind of evil. more info here: http://floralprintsandcommonsense.blogspot.com/2013/12/pink-hair-and-disrespect.html

mispapelicos said...

Always a true angel, my dear Imogen.
happy New Year and please, please never leave me

Shybiker said...

Simply gorgeous. I've never seen you wear anything I didn't like. I wish I could crawl into your brain somehow...

Anonymous said...

Really very nice bag and delicious skirt.
Best wishes for the new year!!!

Natalie said...

ooh I love that skirt! so vintage!


Keys of Anouk said...

What a beautiful look! I really love your skirt and bag :) xo

La x sacha said...

You have the cutest style looks ever!
So adorable.
Nice shoes!
I am following you now.Hope you could follow back.
Happy New Year.

Kileen said...

this red bag is perfect with this outfit and i absolutely love the bow top!

cute & little

Unknown said...

Lovely complements! The bag and shoes are really amazing :)
Kisses from Spain, Kela

Paola Lauretano said...

Amazing gift... I love your bag and your shoes too!!!!
Cool look, you are so classy Imogen!!!!

Unknown said...

Love your outfit :)

xx Jeeshan

Emmylou said...

I so agree with what you wrote about the Boxing Day sales being over-hyped. I've found better deals during other sales. I still go though just for the adventure of braving the rude crowd...heehee
Love those Florsheim shoes. I think that was worth the trip:D

Unknown said...

you're so pretty!!! kisses

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look super stunning doll!! I had a break for Christmas, but now I am back :))) I love the shoes and that skirt, it is perfect!! Am glad you got yourself some lovely things. I hope the new year is a wonderful one for you, filled with happiness, love and great adventure. Lots of love & hugs to you doll Xxx

Sandra Leiva said...

You look so pretty, dear <333



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Miss Twiggy said...

great shoes and bag!!! love it!!


Closet Fashionista said...

Those shoes are gorgeous! And you're channeling Dorothy a bit in this look :D

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous outfit hun. Very retro.

Silvia Negretti said...

Totally in love with your outfit, dear!!!
Love your skirt, shoes and bag!
You look super cute! :D
Happy New Year sweetie!

Style Sense Moments said...

Love that skirt that you bought for yourself! And the red pop is just awesome! XO
Happy holidays!


Sharon (Style-Chameleon) said...

Cute heels


The Style Maze said...

you look so gorgeous!!! I am in love with this outfit, it brings me back to retro ;) those heels are truly beautiful ;)

Happy New Year!



Margaret Dallospedale said...

Wuaooo you're so wonderful! I love your skirt.
Kisses and Happy new year 2014
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Unknown said...

Hi Imogen!

I never go Boxing day shopping,it's too crazy - They say around my parts that the electronic sales are worth it but i was never there to corroborate this info!

I love the bag, in the first pic i thought it was small but it the subsequent pics i realize it's fair size -

The shoes are truly amazing Imogen

Happy New Year


Carmen said...

Loving your bag, it´s so pretty!

Maddie said...

The bag definitely looks like it was made for you! It suits your style so well! I would really love to have a red bag like that myself (as I don't have that many red accessories in my wardrobe!)
Great outfit, I love how the bag mathes you shoes!


Heena Dhedhi said...

You look stunning and the styling is great.
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Glam up your Lifestyle said...

What a great retro-style. The red bag is amazing and the bag and shoes are made for you.
Wish you a good start into 2014

Patricia G. said...

This bag is so cute!! You are lovely!

Sherin said...

This outfit is incredible. I love the red accessories so much! Nice job getting those shoes in the sales. I ventured to the sales but they weren't that great.

Unknown said...

Beautiful outfit and I love the colors mixed. I wish you a very Happy New Year!


Unknown said...

Happy new year sweety!

Katie Aman said...

I'm sure I've said it before, but I'll say it again-you have impeccable style! Everything you wear is incredibly classy and beautiful. That skirt is too good to pass up, and I think your bow top is just the cutest! Not to mention your red accessories. How fun. :)

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

Loving this outfit girl. Plus, I'm a huge fan of OASAP :-)

Unknown said...

I love your new bag and especially love the entire outfit! Thanks for stopping by dear. I have been so busy, sick and trying to catch up that I have no time for blogging. Hope to catch up soon! Have a Great New Year if I don't visit back before then!
xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

Arien said...

Hi dear!
NIce outfit, really girly
Love the bag

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

I absolutely adore this look. Those shoes and that bag are so cute and I agree they're very regal looking. Okay, now I'm off to find a red velvet pair of heels haha.


makeupmirrornme said...

Oh i loved you outfit... perfectly teamed with red.
Happy new year

Vita said...

Your dress is really lovely and the shoes were such a great find! Coincidentally, my only find during the sales in Prague was a pair of red velvet ankle boots. :)

The Dragonfruit said...

Love those adorable pops of red in the bag and matching heels!

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Unknown said...

Nice look! Happy new year!

The Fashion Heels

Anonymous said...

No one does retro like you, Imogen, you look adorable again :-) Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

you look amazing!!! love it!!

xoxo :D

Unknown said...

Gorgeous outfit - you look like a modern day Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz!

Unknown said...

This is absolutely gorgeous the red heels and bag are fabulous! You are so right about them, they really complete your whole outfit! You look fab!
Ms Dee Kay

Sharon said...

Aah I want that top so badly! It would look adorable with my red skater skirt :)

Sara said...

This is such a pretty outfit! You look like Dorothy, only more mod! lol, such a beautiful look!

ALLIE NYC said...

That is quite the stand out skirt nothing sneaky about it, is is super cute and looks great on you. Have a great new year!!

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Dressed With Soul said...

Hi dear Imogen, I´m so in love with your outfit as it is unbelievable cute! My daughter just left our house for a NYE-Party and as the theme was classy wear in the 60s she wore a similar - but not as nice - outfit than you, of this cause your post makes me really smile.

I wish you only the best for the New Year, for sure not with such bad experiences which you had in this year. You deserve only the best!

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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Sewingadicta said...

Happy New Year dear friend! I hope the next year brings you much happiness! Your look is awesome, I love those red shoes and skirt as fun plaids. You are great, dear Imogen.

Anonymous said...

Your retro inspired outfits are so always so fun to see! Cute heels... I keep telling myself that I should try out a pair of colored heels but haven't yet. Hope you have a happy new year!

dunia kecil indi said...

Very cute! I love your skirt so much. Happy new year! :)

jennie said...

Ohh so beautiful! I love your bag <3 <3

Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

Sophie Sierra said...

Amazing; those shoes are too cute for words!

You have fabulous style Imogen, you really do <3

Wishing you a very happy NY & 2014, thank you for the thoughtful comments on my blog, I hope the fresh year brings you the changes you want xox

Sophie |soinspo

Kati said...

Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
What an adorable outfit, I love the dress on you and the bag is also very pretty!

Have a great new year,

Caro * said...

Fabulous style sweetie, you are very pretty and so elegant.
Happy New Year darling :)

Dressing Up For Me said...

Happy New Year! This is such a pretty outfit, what a cute bag. :)

bridechic said...

You've created a gorgeous look! Wishing you happiness in 2014!

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Chelsey Patti said...

Ah, how are you always so adorable!!! Love it! Hope you had a lovely New Years Eve!


Sam said...

Wishing you a Fabulous 2014! May it inspire greatness and bring you heaps of success and love, topped with happiness, peace and prosperity.

sonia // daring coco said...

Happy New Year! I can't believe you ventured in the craziness of Boxing Day lol! I didn't bother, I was originally going to spend it up online but I didn't find anything appealing :o( and I didn't think there was BIG savings to be had neither


Unknown said...

This is such a perfect summery outfit. You look so pretty in this gingham skirt! I love that red purse too. I definitely get a Dorothy vibe from this outfit. So cute. Happy new year!

Kierra said...

I love your purse and shoe, super cute!


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Speaking Prada said...

This outfit has such a 50s/60s vibe that I freaking love it!! The pattern of the skirt, the lovely red shade of your bag and shoes and the white blouse with the bow. So classy and pretty!!

Agnes W said...

Such a pretty outfit! Love your gingham skirt, the waistline is adorable!

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