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Monday, January 13, 2014

Outfit

Back in 2009 when I first discovered both Modcloth and the concept of fashion blogging, I instantly fell in love with a Modcloth piece called the Keiko Lynn dress. I eventually purchased it in my first ever order from Modcloth and got an incredible amount of use from it. This was truly the best dress! I was so sad when, a couple of years later, the elasticated waist and sleeves became so loose that I couldn't wear it anymore. Last year I noticed The Blueberry Muffin dress on the Modcloth website and it was so very similar to the Keiko Lynn dress that I missed so dearly; the same lace detailing and trim, identical colour scheme, similar polka dot design and analogous shape. I knew I had to have it! I was very good and waited until the 50% off sale. When I finally received this dress it was amazing. It was everything I'd loved about the Keiko Lynn dress and better. The zip instead of elastic is much more practical and I like the material more than the silk. The polka dots are much bigger on this dress so it seems more like a white rather than navy blue piece which I don't mind. I'm so happy to have this dress and I expect to get just as much use from it as I did with the Keiko Lynn dress. My shoes are another item I'd had my eye on for ages. I've been obsessed with silver shoes for quite some time now but could never find the right pair. I loved this pair, the First Kiss Heels from Mimco but they were rather pricey. I considered buying them anyway but simply just couldn't justify it. So I waited and eventually they became mine for a wonderful 60% off. It's my first ever piece from Mimco, how exciting. It's so cool how the shoes are silver on the outside and gold on the inside. They are fantastic quality and I absolutely love wearing them.   I'm often surprised by how many comments, both in the blog and non blog world, I get about my hair and why I always have it in the same style. The photos from my last post with my hair down were quite awhile ago when my hair wasn't so thin and flat. I thought about cutting my hair back into that style but I realised it would just take too much time and stress me out each day. My hair is not naturally straight. I can only imagine how stressed I'd be at 6.30am rushing to straighten my hair. I love it how my current style takes less than 10 minutes and I don't have to fix it throughout the day.  I simply don't feel comfortable with my hair in any other way. I felt liberated when I discovered this hairstyle; no more stress! 

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133 comments:

Elsha said...

Love the dress! And how is your bun so perfect? It's extremely impressive :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a sweet dress!

Simera said...

Super chic dress.. I love your bun it's one of the best I have seen.
Beautetude

Debbie Stinedurf said...

The metallic pumps are killer...especially with such a sweet dress!
Debbie
www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

Launna said...

What a cute dress... and I absolutely love, love, love the gold pumps... they are gorgeous, they look great on you :)

anoddgirl said...

love your mod cloth dress
and obsessed with your mimco heels! i must visit a store now and see if they have my size
xx
http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

Emmylou said...

Love the hairstyle, Imogen. It really suits you, so keep wearing it:D And how cute is that dress! Sooooo you! Glad you were able to find a replacement for the original one.

Jamie Rose said...

This dress is so so gorgeous on you! It's such a perfect summer dress. I don't think you can ever have too many blue dresses either. I love how you complimented the blue with that red bag. Great silver heels too!

Kierra Makayla said...

You always have such cute dresses!
xoxo

Glam up your Lifestyle said...

What a great dress, and i´m in love with the silver heels

daisychain said...

Gorgeous dress, but it's those shoes I am besotted with! x

Alice in vintageland said...

This is one pretty outfit, I really like your dress, the shape is just right, also you look lovely!
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Kati said...

It really looks so pretty, and very easy to style! Also, I think your hair always looks so pretty!

-Kati

Rupa said...

Such a pretty dress!

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Fashion Sky Fall said...

so beautiful <3

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

I love that modcloth dress! You look stunning!

Patricia G. said...

Lovely dress, dear!
xoxo
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Antonella C'est moi said...

Love the dress!Kiss kiss

Alexandra Zakharova said...

Oh, that dress is so pretty, fits you perfectly well:) I must say I like those shinning shoes too, looks so lovely! I also want to say that I'm really suprised that u do this hair bun so fastly, if u give me even an hour I wouldn't be able to do a simillar one. If u feel comfortable this way, then it's really great. I have almost same problems with my hair, they are not only too thin but straight, that I can't even curl them. So I probably wear same hair do all the time too)

Lilli said...

Hi Imogen! What a cute dress, love it! Is very pretty and you look so lovely with it! Also love the heels, the high bun suits you! Kisses dear and happy Monday! xo

Closet Fashionista said...

That dress is so cool!It really is like a blueberry muffin, hehe
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Lena vgolove said...

Great outfit! Beautiful dress!

Thank you! Following back in GFC and Bloglovin!

Best wishes!
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Christina Lau said...

What a lovely dress! The pop of red is perfect with this look. I love rocking nautical themes in the summer!

Best,
Christina

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Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look!
Love those heels!

xoxox,
CC

Vanessa P said...

Cute dress and really amazing high heels! Love them!

Vanessa
www.pureFASHION.tv

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look amazing doll, I love this dress :) It's perfect. I hope you have a super week xx

Gail J said...

Those heels <3

Jackie Harrison said...

Nice outfit.
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Margaret Dallospedale said...

Adorable babe!!!! I love this dress and your bag.
Kisses
The Indian Savage Diary

Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans said...

I LOVE the lacey/crocheted detailing on this dress - so lovely and ladylike!

xx

Paola Lauretano said...

Such a lovely dress and your metallic pumps are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy monday!!
Baciiiii
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Lizzy said...

as always a fantastic dress!

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

I don´t know how was your Keiko Lynn dress but this one is really lovely. so chic and you look great with your hair style, Imogen. Kisses:)

Fabulous Petite said...

you are too adorable. I really think that Modcloth would be a great store for your style. Happy Monday.

xo
Sam
http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

S said...

You look like a pretty doll, sweetie!
Super adorable!
That dress is really for you! :D
xxx
S
http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

Janet Taylor said...

Gorgeous metallic heels!

Marija Marovic said...

I'm glad you found the dress that you missed so much!
And that hairstyle suits you perfectly! XOXO

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Plami said...

I can see why you loved you Keiko Lynn dress so much and ordered a similar one, right when you saw it. It is very beautiful and makes you look like a doll (in a good way) :) The shoes are absolutely fabulous as well, just like the purse :) Oh, and your hair looks great this way! I love wearing a bun for the exact same reasons :)))

XoXo
Plami

Diana Ashuayem said...

Beautiful dress! Thanks for the follow. Following back!
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Maddie said...

The dress is adorable! i think I love everything that has polka dots on! :) And how fortunate that you managed to find a really similar dress to your loved one! :) The shoes are very nice too, I would love to find a silver pair of heels for myself!
And don't worry, wear your hair just they way you want them to be, because it is important you feel comfortable! :)

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Marisa Noelle said...

I have forever loved that blueberry muffin dress! It reminds me of knitted dove one I have with the lace collar. Funny, I think it was seeing Keiko Lynn that got me started with Modcloth too as well as blogging :-)

Anita said...

gorgeous dress <3

Sandra Kozłowska said...

wow you look amazing! love this look;-)
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Sara Gerard said...

You look beautiful! I love the detailing on that dress, it looks perfect on you! One of my friends recently told me to never put anything with elastic in it in the dryer, to let it air-dry instead. It helps keep the elastic longer. So I have started doing that, maybe try that if you have anything else with elastic in it?

Ella said...

Lovely dress and the shoes match perfectly!! I love how the dress look on you. ;)

Manhattan Image and Style said...

You look so beautiful! I love that dress and the red as a pop of color! <3

Diana
www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com
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Melissa said...

Gorgeous dress! You look so beautiful in it! I love the details of the dress as well :)

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Sandra Leiva said...

Great shoes!!

xx

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Sherin said...

Those heels are seriously stunning. I love the dress too. The blue and white checks are a great look.

Ina R. said...

Cute cute cute! Love the mix of 50s and country vibes in the dress! It#s so pretty that it doesn't need any further accessories, so the combo with the chic shoes is perfect! :)

Nikki said...

This dress is very lovely Imogen, and you look so sweet in it :) I'm also loving your shiny heels, so very fancy! xo

Sierra Calah said...

No wonder why you're obsessed with these shoes, they're adorable! <3
xoxo
Sierra Calah ♡ Berry Stylish  

Mila said...

Pretty! I wonder when I'll have so long hair that I could put it up in a bun!

Mattania said...

Amazing shoes!

AVY said...

You should really value that hair, it's so pretty, as are you.

/Avy

http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

Marisa Silva said...

Lovely dress :)

Marisa Silva
http://stylingdreams.blogspot.pt

Jess said...

Cute outfit!! =)

http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

xoxo,
Jess

Johanna said...

Love the metallic heels. You're a modern day Dorothy!

Daily Express said...

Thanks so much for sharing your link with Manic Monday! What a cute look and your metallic heels are beyond fabulous!
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Shea Coleman said...

I love everything about this outfit! I am so happy that you found another dress that you love and the zipper instead of the elastic is more practical I agree.


You look great doll!!

Melina said...

That's the perfect replacement for your much-loved first dress! And I'm completely in love with those heels!

xx
Melina | Pale Shadow

Carylee said...

Perfectly feminine and adorable as always! And this was the first week of the linkup, so you didn't miss anything! Thanks for sharing this with manic monday!!
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Laura B said...

I love wearing buns, especially in the summer. My hair is very wavy and it gets too frizzy in the summer if I try to wear it down. Buns are so fuss-free. Yours looks fantastic! I love your dress, too! It fits you so well!

Cee said...

What a sweet and feminine dress! It's no wonder you loved the similar one so much that you wore it out, and how wonderful that you were able to find a similar replacement - I wish that could happen for us all more often!
xox,
Cee

littlemissandrea said...

Love the pumps, girlie!

Red Rose Alley said...

Imogen,
This is such a pretty dress - so feminine and lovely. I love the red purse, and those shoes are dazzling! I think the thing that caught my eye the most was the lace collar, how sweet. You are really stylin' in this one, Imogen.

Love,
~Sheri

Lady Lilith said...

Nice dress. You look really goo and the color just adds a touch of delicacy.

kileen valenzuela said...

i love Modcloth's selection of vintage dresses and they suit your style perfectly! love the red bag addition.

cute & little

Samantha Mariko said...

You are so cute! Thanks for visiting my blog :)
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Jacqueline Stewart said...

Ohhhh! ! so so pretty imogen. I love this dress, and I have never really thought about your sock bun before, I think I just think of it as part of you! lol. anyway, this dress is pure perfection! xox

naomihtris said...

amazing look <3

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Madame Poupée said...

lovely look!

Mica T said...

That is a beautiful dress, and great with the silver heels. Both fantastic bargains! :)


Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)

Away From Blue

effiesdress said...

Cute as always! The red bag is a perfect touch <3

Lana Ivanovic said...

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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

You look very pretty. I love the shoes! x

Dhruvi said...

What an adorable look! Love it!!

Dhruvi
Stilettos & Sequins

Debbie said...

the shoes are so pretty, i would get a nose bleed if i wore those.

i am a flats/flip-flop girl!!

Etiene Eugene said...

Such a cute dress! And with the red combination it all looks very lovely indeed. x
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kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com said...

Aw, that lace details on the collar really makes this dress super cute! You look adorable as always.

Sam said...

This beautiful dress is such a delight, you look so pretty hun!It was great hearing your thoughts on my Golden Globes post.

Sadie said...

This dress is gorgeous! I love the lace detailing on it :) xx

Shannon Rice said...

SO pretty and ladylike! Gorgeous!

Shannon
Clothes & Quotes

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

What a sweet little dress! I love how you paired it with metallic pumps!

Katherine Unique said...

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I can see that you love what you are doing!
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This dress is perfectly charming and the metallic shoes are gorgeous as well. Very pretty look!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Rosy said...

It's beautiful! I understand why you're in love with that dress, absolutely wonderful!

Ashley Taylor said...

You look like a little doll in these!

xo Ashley
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Miriam Stella said...

this dress is so lovely!!! you are so romantic :D fashion blog miriam stella


Michelle Verpuggi said...

the perfect bebe!<3
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Dressed with soul said...

This dress looks so cute and wonderful on you and I love it so much how you paired it with the red bag and the metallic shoes <3

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

Caro * said...

Your dress is so pretty. Adorable style sweetie :)

Kezzie said...

I follow a blog by a girl called Keiko Lynn. I wonder if it was named after her? Tis possible as she's a huge blogger!! Anyway, Blueberrymuffin is such a pretty dress and suits your delicate and lady-like style!x

Arien Ruiz said...

Hi dear!
YOu look amazing, so girly!
Love the heels
xoxo

Vita said...

This outfit is so adorable yet not overdone - I love the dress (it is flawless, and on sale - perfection), the handbag and the shoes are amazing, even though the color is not the same, somehow they make me think of Wizard of Oz :)

jennie said...

Aww I love your hair so much <3

Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

Jessi said...

It is super similar to the Kieko Lynn dress (love her!) In fact it may even be better! I LOVE the crocheted shoulders!! Super pretty!

Jessi
http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Keys of Anouk said...

You are looking beautiful as always! The heels are amazing :) xo

Sonia De Macedo said...

I discovered ModCloth in 2009 too! I'm pretty sure I found them during my daily visit to Perez Hilton at work. I used to scroll through their site, admiring all those pretty vintage inspired pieces but never purchased anything. Think I need to revisit the site again!

SDMxx
www.daringcoco.com

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

That dress is so cute and the shoes and bag compliment it so well. I adore your necklace, by the way.

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Linda B said...

Those heels are spectacular!

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FASHION TALES said...

The dress is a flattering silhouette and looks great on you. Yes, I can see what you mean it's very similar to the original, I love it though, especially with the metallic heels. :)

Laura said...

Wow! I love your outfit, especially the beautiful red bag!

hugs,

Laura

Kat Frazier said...

Gorgeous!!! You look like a doll! And I love love love those metallic pumps!Kat | www.poshbykat.com

Jessica Mattioli said...

adorable <3

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Adriana Carmen said...

such a beautiful dress!
xoxo
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Joy Shana said...

Beautiful dress, i want your bag:)
Shana-Style

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

That dress is so stunning! xx

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Imogen - you are positively elegant and gorgeous in the dress! i hadn't seen this dress and it is so feminine and fun!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Becky Taylor said...

Lovely outfit! We have a great selection of vintage dresses I think you would love :) http://www.bragvintage.co.uk

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

You are looking so adorable.....you pick out dresses like this that enhance your figure!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

LoveT. said...

Love the beautiful Dress :) ,you look amazing!

kisses

Larissa said...

Wow, this dress is just amazing! So absolutely cute! Also love the combination with the silver shoes and the bag! One of my favorite outfits of you :)

xx

Sofie Hn said...

Great dress <3
Check out my latest outfit post?

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xx Sofie

Denise Sabs said...

Oh, can you believe, I just wrote a comment and lost everything! I said that you look beautiful, your dress is beautiful, so is your bag! I have the same feeling, when I really really love something, I try to find it again and again for years! I do read posts, some people don't - and I noticed that you said that many people commented about the hair! Well, I liked it the previous way too, but this is your trademark now, the bun, and I like it very much! By the way, I also like the shoes silver outside and golden inside! Everything gorgeous! denisesplanet com

shoesbagsslips said...


The dress is lovely, but I love those shoes!

libys11 said...

you never fail to impress with those adorable dresses!!! :D

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Sarah-M. said...

Amazing shoes, Dear!
xx
Sarah

Always Maylee said...

Love those silver shoes on you, so pretty!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

NewlyLoved said...

those buns are the greatest!! you look stunning!
xo Jessica
www.NewlyLoved.com

Laura said...

Oooh what a a lovely dress. You look amazing.
I also really, really like your bag, it has the perfect colour. :)

dearmisscoco.blogspot.de

Eline said...

Your heels are sosososo pretty! Perfect eye-catchers!

Lorena said...

Oh i totally remember that Keiko Lynn dress on the Modcloth site... it seems to be yesterday, yet it was years ago!
I like your look today.

moniqueestyle said...

Amazing photos <3
Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know in my blog ;*

Shes Dressing Up said...

Such a pretty outfit!

London Loafers said...

You look absolutely fantastic and I simply adore the bright pops of red! :D

Hayfa
www.londonloafers.com

Diana Garcia said...

Loved the outfit!
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Kathryn said...

Such a fun dress! I'm loving the lace detailing.

Mrs. D said...

ModCloth has such beautiful dresses, too bad they're not too cheap and the postage to Europe is a bit dear too... Looks lovely on you, especially with that fab red bag :)

Anna Martin said...

You look absolutely stunning! <3 The details on the dress are gorgeous! Love this!

- Anna

www.melodicthriftychic.com

Lorna Sharp said...

You are splendid and I love your dress. I found you thanks to The Dainty Dolls !! And love your dress by the way.. God bless Modcloth ;)

Http://lornasharp.blogspot.com
Xoxo,
Lorna

Speaking Prada said...

Those lace details on the collar are just perfect! I think that dress looks so unique because of those!

Jennifer Piri said...

The skirt is really nice :)
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