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Sunday, January 26, 2014

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image(9)Navy blue is a colour I've come to love in recent times. I initially started to wear more navy blue when I started working full time because it was a fabulous substitute for black. As I've become very comfortable in my workplace environment my work outfits have become excessively colourful but my love for navy blue has remained. It's a very classy and sophisticated colour. I also adore the way it looks against brown hair. It's versatile and looks great combined with pretty much any colour. One of the aspects I love about this look is that it incorporates pattern mixing in a subtle way. This style of outfit paves the way to potentially bolder pattern mixing combinations in the future. Although abstract, the cardigan displays a floral pattern. By carrying on the navy blue theme through the outfit, a connection is established. The shoes are also floral (upon styling this outfit I realised that I should wear these flats much more often) so I like that the polka dots sit between two floral pieces. The colour mix coupled with the pearl buttons creates a lovely finish to the cardigan. It's great to wear this skirt for the first time. I've had it lying around the house for so many months now. It was missing a button and I finally got around to addressing this. I can't believe it took me so long to performe the extremely simple task of sewing a button on a skirt. I'm looking forward to creating many looks featuring this skirt which primarily feature red or pink.

It's been such a busy week! The good news is that I survived my on campus week at law college (the course now becomes online) and I've completed all the requirements for the first week. Small steps are the way to go. I'm much happier now it's over and I'm back at work. Thanks so much for all your support. 

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Alannah Hill Love on the Rocks Cardigan
Dangerfield Polka Dot Skirt
Wittner Lover Heels in Floral
Sportsgirl Quilted Bag
Kmart Hair Flower
Pearl Earrings c/o Romwomen

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126 comments:

Sam said...

This is prettiness personified, love the floral cardigan, looks charming! I need to add more navy to my wardrobe.

daisychain said...

I love navy blue! This is a beautiful outfit xo

Simoon M said...

My favorite color too! Love that cardi and good for you for making it through. Thanks for coming by, xo
Simona
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Johanna said...

I really love that cardigan. It's so unique!

Debbie Stinedurf said...

Love the cardigan...so pretty. And the mix of polka dots is perfect. I'm a big fan of navy blue too.
Debbie
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Stephanie G said...

Super cute outfit! love the color
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kileen valenzuela said...

gorgeous mix of florals and polka dots!

cute & little

Joanna Cięszczyk said...

Cute look ;)

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Elaine Jung said...

This is so adorable!

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Jamie Rose said...

This cardigan is so so cool! What a neat print. I love how that abstract floral print looks with the polka dots. Navy blue is one of my favorite colors. I love it because it's a neutral while still being a color - if that makes any sense. Plus I always feel like it looks good with my red hair!

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Nikki said...

Good pattern mixing Imogen! I love the outfit :-) Navy blye is my go-to color for work wear or college presentations too. It's more colorful than black and still subtle enough to look "official" haha :) xo

Launna said...

Imogen, you have such a cute style about you, unique... which I like.. you don't follow the leader, you are a leader... the blue looks great :)

Claire said...

I used to buy a lot of black, but now I do like Navy too. Polka dots are a fav!!

Caro * said...

Adorable style as always. Your skirt is very cute.
Have a lovely weekend beauty :)

Corinne said...

I love navy blue too. That polka dot skirt is ADORABLE!!!!

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Jacqueline Stewart said...

<3 loving the navy. and you mix patterns with spots flawlessly. :D

Jackie Harrison said...

You look very pretty in that outfit.
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Great!


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Simera H said...

I love this color and it looks amazing on you.
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Carly said...

Very adorable and cute! You can wear every colour! xxx

Brandi said...

The polka dots are so fun paired with the floral cardigan. I love your top bun too- so cute!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Imogen,
I haven't worn navy blue in a long time. I should put that color in my wardrobe again. I love the polka dot skirt, as I am a polka dot girl too. The pearl buttons on the cardigan are sweet.

It's time to get new spring clothes, and coming over here always inspires me.

Love,
~Sheri

Mica T said...

The florals and polka dots look great together! :) Love that skirt, it's adorable :)


Glad your first week at uni went well, hope you continue to enjoy the course now it's online :)


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Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

I adore you cardigan, it looks great with the skirt!

kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com said...

Polka dots just instantly add +10 cuteness level to any outfit! You look adorable :-)

Janet Taylor said...

Such a cute cardi!


Busola Coutts said...

Beautiful as always! Love the blue, the prints and the bag.

Congrats on your law school achievements. Good luck in everything!

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Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look, darling!
Love the mix of prints!

xoxox,
CC

Fanny Yuniar said...

So chic ;)
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Emmylou said...

Yay on surviving campus week:D And you should definitely wear this colour more often. Looks really good.

Melissa said...

It's a good thing you survived campus week:D By the way, the color looks beautiful on you. I love your outfit! :)

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Alicia Mackin said...

Ah blue polka dots are so on trend. Had a shot this weekend with a shirt that would totally match this dress.

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Speaking Prada said...

Awwww your skirt is so cute! :)

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I so loved your comment ~ thank you! Navy rocks - it is a fun primary color that is more like a neutral because it coordinates so well with with corals, pinks and greens. I heart navy and your outfit is so cute!

Ina R. said...

Aaaw I'm in love with your cardigan, such beautiful florals! Looks great with the skirt!

Lucy Mason said...

Really lovely outfit! cute cardigan xx

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RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

Incredible mix of prints & patterns & a pretty smile too!!!

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Keys of Anouk said...

You are looking beautiful as always Imogen! I love the combination of prints :) xo

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

I love navy blue too, it is a very elegant colour. Your look is really lovely with the combination of different prints.So inspiring! Kisses, Imogen:)

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Michelle LL said...

Excellent outfit, I'm loving the navy blue colour on you, it really suits you. Have a great start of the week doll :)

Sherin said...

I do love wearing navy. It's such a pretty colour. And I really love the way you added in, and mixed, prints together.

LoveT. said...

Beautiful Outfit! Love the cute Skirt!

kisses :)

Dressed with soul said...

I love it also to wear navy and as you I like it especially to wear this colour in my job. Your outfit is so wonderful again, such a good idea to wear the cute dotted skirt with this wonderful jacket!

Wish you a wonderful and happy start in the new week <3

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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Rebecca said...

I agree navy blue is a beautiful alternative to black! This cardigan is gorgeous and I love the print on it! The skirt is awesome and I happy that you had the button replaced so you can finally wear it!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

libys11 said...

love the print on print action going on. :) so chic!

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angelaremondi said...

You look so adorable!! Absolutely love the polka dot skirt :)

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Carylee said...

This is so fun and makes me so excited for spring!
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Karina Dinda R. said...

Great outfit dear! Love it :)

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Mrs C said...

You are always so sweet and this kind of look suits you the best!

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Alexandra Zakharova said...

what a pretty sweater you wear, looks so feminine as always) Those photographs are adorable, you have a charming smile) Good luck with your college stuff)
Wish you a great day ahead!

Mira said...

You look marvelous. Love your beautiful polka dot skirt.

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Lana Ivanovic said...

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Antonella C'est moi said...

very nice!!1 kiss kiss

Maria João Silva said...

Beautiful look, you look amazing! :)

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Glam up your Lifestyle said...

Great outfit, blue is your color.

Rachel said...

That cardigan and skirt are just adorable together! I love your bold pattern mixing!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look wonderful doll!! Love this outfit. I hope you have a spectacular new week :) xxx

Patti said...

So, so pretty! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

Miss Twiggy said...

I love polka dots!!
xx
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Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
Sma here! I didn't really like navy blue for a long time but now I'm always looking for pieces! Love this cardigan!

Have the best week ever,
-Kati

Debbie said...

you always look perfectly beautifully!!

i adore those shoes!!

Paola Lauretano said...

Lovely color, lovely cardi, lovely polka dots.... Lovely you!!!!!!!
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Marisa Silva said...

Lovely outfit :)

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Fabulous pattern mixing and that shade of blue is gorgeous on you Imogen!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Christina Lau said...

This outfit is absolutely lovely! I adore the polka dots, and cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors for winter. You look so classy!

Best,
Christina

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Lorena said...

I have my eye on your skirt . What a great garment.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Blue is such a great color on you!

Sam said...

Thanks for taking the time to stop by hun!

Darcy said...

Navy is one of my favorite colors to wear, too!! I love all of your patterns, here. :)
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Emilie said...

You look so pretty in navy! And you are really the best in combining patterns and colours, I really can't think of anyone who masters this better :) Funny that you say you feel navy blue looks good on you because you're a brunette, because I'm a blonde and I think exactly the same haha. But I guess it looks great on everybody! xx

Manhattan Image and Style said...

Navy blue looks amazing on you! :)

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Elizabeth Jack said...

Just love this entire outfit! Especially the skirt and cardigan. Glad you posted it, so cute! : )

Cassandra Dotzel said...

You look so pretty in your chic skirt and this color blue looks beautiful on you! Best, CD. ican'taffordmylifestyle

Melina said...

I too tend to gravitate toward navy when I want to look professional, but am not yet comfortable wearing bright colors. I just think it's a little softer and more accessible than black sometimes. :)

xx
Melina | Pale Shadow

Skye Russell said...

Every warm season I vow to start wearing dresses. Then the season comes and I don't. I really wish I can pull off this look. You are giving me inspiration. Have a lovely evening!

Jodi H said...

Love the sweater and skirt paired together.

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Tanya said...

Love this color and does look perfect on you!

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Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Lucky for you that we live on opposite shores of the Pacific ocean. I'd be raiding your closet all the time if we were neighbours. Such a cute look today Imogen!

Gail J said...

I really love the polka dots skirt, it suits your look very well <3

Andrea jueong said...

Very sweet outfit, remains me Katy Perry! Love the skirt!
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Kat Frazier said...

What a darling dress!!!! And I agree, Navy blue is a good substitute for black! I realized this when I worked for Hollister!
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Rusin D said...

You look amazing!!! Love polka dots and great combination with the floral sweater :)

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Cissy Zhang said...

Cute look! I love your perfect hair! Gorgeous outfit!!

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SebneModa said...

İ like your shirt. lovely look <3

Maddie said...

I think I have said it countless times, but you truly look so cute in polka dots! :)
Really lovely outfit and I agree with you, navy blue is a great replacement for black!

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Marisa Noelle said...

Oh my goodness...that cardi and skirt are both perfection to the umpteenth power!!! This is so charming and altogether pretty Imogen. And your hair is gorgeous! I wish mine could go in a perfect bun like that :-)

Daily Express said...

What beautiful colors, especially in your top! I also love the scenery you chose for your photo shoot!
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Sarah-M. said...

Love it!
xx
Sarah

Anna Martin said...

This is a super cute mix in colors and prints! I love the bright hues and that cardigan is wonderful!

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Larissa said...

This cardigan is so super cute! i love it!
Actually, I would love to know what you think about my latest post, since I am wearing a dress made out of balloons and its somehow crazy ;)

Lots of love!

Denise Sabs said...

I don't know how you do this bun, I just know it's amazing! You look really sweet and beautiful, very polished up! I like navy blue, I just don't have many pieces in the color. I loved your top, I think it would go well with pink, like you said. Congrats for having finished the camp, and I hope you can relax a bit this week/weekend! denisesplanet com

Miche said...

Love this look and your perfect sock bun!
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Coco said...

Wow darling! You created a lovely creative outfit!
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Elsha said...

I love everything about this! The dots, the colors and texture! Perfect combination

misskitin said...

Very nice skirt and blouse ! Beautiful look !
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Sonia De Macedo said...

Oooh I love navy. One of my favorite colours to wear, next to black or white hehehe! Especially love it in polka dot pieces like that fabulous skirt you've got on!

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Merrie K. said...

I have to have that cardi! And how cute is that skirt? You know, I've started feeling bad leaving you comments...you've got 100 of them and I hate to add to it!! How much time do you spend answering them?

Lala H said...

Navy blue suits you too! love the polka dot skirt! very cute on you

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Love the cardigan on you! xx

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Carolyne O' said...

You are so lovely, the polka dot skirt is amazing!
Xxx

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Rachel Kaylynn said...

Navy looks good on you. Love the mix of patterns, polka dots and florals is currently one of my favorites.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Adorable! Love the floral with the polka dot and the pink shoes that pick up the pink in the blouse!

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Laura B said...

You are completely right that navy blue is such a great color! I love how well it goes with everything! Loving this outfit. Great skirt and cardigan!

Eline said...

Totally in love with your bag!

Anouka said...

I love the colour! And the handbag is so cute.

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Beauty said...

I love navy blue too. You look lovely; Nice styling.

gabrielle said...

i agree -- navy blue is a great color, especially for a business environment. wearing black all of the time can get boring. really love your polka dot skirt! i always have clothes laying around forever that i need to fix.

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Sophie Sierra said...

Very pretty as always <3

Love how you style your hair so perfectly xo


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June said...

You look so graceful! cute outfit
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librarianforlifestyle said...

Cute, colorful pattern-mixing! :)

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Lisa - respect the shoes said...

The cardigan is awesome - you look great with it on!

Charnele Michel said...

cute look!

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trishie said...

Love the pairing of polka dots with floral print!

Laura said...

You look so beaufitul
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The Kyliebabii said...

Love this outfit, especially your polka dot skirt! Very fun and flirty <3

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Laurina Wong said...

you look absolutely gorgeous!!

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dunia kecil indi said...

i love your hair, and nice outfit. you look gorgeous :)

Sapir @ The Sapphire Queen said...

This outfit is so whimsical! And I definitely agree with you about the navy! It always seemed to be the perfect boundary color between corporate life and regular life.
Also, your bun looks perfect!

Vita said...

I love the bold colors on the cardigan and shoes and how they're "muted" by the navy background! Happy for you that the return to school went well!