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Monday, March 10, 2014

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Hi all! Since it is now autumn and the warmer weather will soon be drawing to a close I'm trying to make the most out of my summer dresses and minimise the wearing of cardigans and jackets to the greatest extent possible. This year it feels like I didn't have much of a summer because I worked the whole time in an office with excessively cold air conditioning. It was quite a change from other years in many ways since it was my first summer of having a full time job. While I definitely preferred to be at work, my summer dresses haven't had as much exposure as in previous years and it was a very strange concept wearing coats in the middle of summer in Australia while inside the cold air conditioning. Consequently, yesterday seemed like the perfect opportunity to bring out this dress. I love it because it is velvet which is undoubtedly my all time favourite material.  I always wish there was more velvet around. It's very frustrating how velvet only ever seems to come in such a restricted range of colours. As much as I love my burgundy and navy velvet, I long to see the full spectrum of colours showcased in velvet. If I was a fashion designers this would surely happen. I found his little dress in Dotti last year. I wanted to wait until it came on sale and I almost missed out on it. I remember travelling to about four different Dotti store locations to finally locate this dress in my size for a bargain $20.   I was so happy when I found it. I adore the unique shade of pink. The main feature is the lace collar and detailing. Lace collars are my favourite. I also picked up the apple shaped clutch bag from Forever New which I posted in my wishlist here. Unfortunately it doesn't photograph very well; it's an extremely sparkly bag and that doesn't show up at all. Oh well, trust me, it is a rather exciting bag.

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Dotti Lace Velvet Dress
Forever New Sparkly Apple Shaped Clutch 
Wittner Queen Heels

Linking to: What I Wore Wednesday, More Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express

66 comments:

Mica T said...

Such a cute little dress! The velvet texture looks lovely, and I like the lace detailing on it :)


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Jackie Harrison said...

Beautiful you look.
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look so lovely doll, gorgeous dress, love the colour and design...wonderful. I hope you have a great week ahead xx

Jess said...

Beautiful look! =)

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xoxo,
Jess

Christina Lau said...

This dress is so lovely!! I especially love the collar detail. So perfect for spring! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog as well :)

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Christina

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Sharon (Style-Chameleon) said...

The colour looks great on you!



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Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

I loved the pictures, Imogen. You are amazing in this lace and velvet dress. The shoes are lovely too. Kisses:)

AVY said...

It is a cute pink, you look adorable as ever.

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Ghada Fadia said...

I love this material especially with tinge lace, great choice
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Sara Gerard said...

I feel you on the working in the cold AC all summer, that happens to me too! I think this dress is just lovely, and suits you to a T.

Johanna said...

Pretty color and that dress looks awesome with spectator pumps.

S said...

That dress is very pretty, and velvet gives to it a special elegance!
Love your shoes as well! :D
xxx
S
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Sandra Leiva said...

Lovely dress!!

xx

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a sweet dress! The lace collar is such a pretty detail!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Sherin said...

We've just had the first signs of summer. I feel like we're stealing it from you haha.
I love that dress - it is so pretty. And your bag is so lovely too.

Launna said...

Oooo Imogen, this dress looks so amazing on you, I am in love with the color and material, very nice :)

Helder Pereira Coelho said...

Gorgeous dress

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Pooja Mittal said...

This us my fav outfit of yours , totally love your dress..
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Kezzie said...

Do you know, I picked up the most darling claret velvet dress with lace collar in a charity shop. It was a child's dress and I kept hoping I could cut it into an adult dress, sadly too small! Your dress reminds me of it. Very similar! Looks v pretty on you.
How's the course going, a bit further on? x

Lady parisienne said...

A very pretty dress!
You look perfect!

Keys of Anouk said...

Wow, what a beautiful dress! It suits you perfectly :) xo

Darcy said...

You hair looks pefect in these pictures!! Great outfit, too!
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Merrie K. said...

Wow...your smile in the 4th pic from the top looks like a million dollars! What a pretty shade of lipstick and I love the dress. I also give you much props for the suit in the previous post...it's so cute and vintagey..I'll have to go see where you bought it. :)

Carylee said...

I would love to see your dress collection in person! It's an amazing collection, seeing it from the photos!
And that lace collar just makes the dress! Thank you for all your support with manic monday!
Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

Daily Express said...

Ah, those shoes are SO cute! You always have really cool backgrounds for your photos, too. Thanks for linking up again today- we're always glad to have you! - Gina
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Jessica Mattioli said...

You look lovely!!

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Jade Wright said...

Gosh it has been SO long since I have been onto your blog - I am sorry for that! I hate losing touch with the blogs that I truly enjoy. Missed seeing your quirky fashion outfits - this one is such a nice one to come back to! Amazing and unique as always. The pink is lovely and although I'm not usually a fan of velvet this looks gorgeous on you x

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Jacqueline Stewart said...

my goodness that dress is just adorable :) I have a big suprise for you... MWAHAHA! Um, I'll email tomorrow I think..you velvet goddess! :) xox

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

What a sweet dress! I am just in love with the collar!

Sam said...

Loving the beautiful and very unique colour of this dress, so pretty! It was great hearing your opinion on my last post.

Sacramento Amate said...

Wonderful dress, the fabric, the shape and the lace collar, ahhhhhhhhh
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Panty Buns said...

I too adore velvet and would love to see a wider range of available colours and fashions using this fabric. Velvet feels wonderful and looks pretty too. I love the different looks the material has depending on how the light strikes it. Your Dotti Lace Velvet Dress fits you beautifully and I love the lace collar.

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Melissa said...

I'm loving your dress! It look so lovely on you :) I really like the color of it as well

Kati said...

The cut is perfect for you and the material is so pretty!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Launna said...

Imogen, I wanted to thank you for your very sweet comment... I think you should just write from the heart.. that is all I do. If I wrote all of what I was feeling, nobody would be able to handle it... but it helps to write a little bit of it at a time...

I hope you have a great rest of the week :)

Natasha Hill said...

Looking as lovely as ever Imogen! Love the velvet look on the dress. Hope you are well my dear :)

Boheme.Fille said...

I love your velvet dress! It has such a perfect color!

libys11 said...

that dress fits you perfectly!!! :D so beautiful!

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Indy said...

Velvet anything is just so amazing! You look wonderful!

Kiwi Fashion Blog said...

As your summer starting to winding down our spring is blossoming! Love this cute dress! The collars are adorable :)

effiesdress said...

I love your clutch! Cute look <3

t said...

Nice dress!

Marcelline Fashion Diary said...

Look perfect, adorable. The dress is divine.

Larissa said...

Definetly one of my favorite outfits!!! This dress is SOOO cute! Just pefect!
I am hosting a giveaway on my blog, for the really first time. Have a look at it if you like :)
Lots of love!

Naaj Rona said...

Make the most of the sun. It's always cold here even when it is supposed to be summer so we are always in layers.

Today the sun is out in full swing though, hope he stays :D

Red Rose Alley said...

Imogen,
Your velvet dress is absolutely charming. I love velvet too, but don't see it that much any more, especially during spring and summer. Your clutch is darling too. You look so pretty in this outfit.

It's funny when you said that Autumn is coming soon because here, spring is on its way.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Imogen. Have a fun day wearing your green!

love,
~Sheri

Mouna said...

i really like how you've accessorized that dress! Great little purse and shoes :)

Katie Aman said...

I love velvet as well! It's just one of those pretty fabrics that looks good any way you style it. I never thought about the fact that it only comes in a couple of colors normally..you should start designing velvet dresses in rainbow colors! How fun would that be?! This dusty pink color is so ladylike and pretty and the collar couldn't be more perfect. You look just lovely as always! :)

2minutos said...

Lovely dress, dear!
xx

monique said...

Lovely outfit. You look amazing and I love the dress.

Caro * said...

Perfect dress beauty !
You are so sweet :)

Jennifer Colgrove said...

How cute are you in this dress!! Love the neutral with the detailed collar!

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Alexandra Zakharova said...

oh, what a pretty, girly dress and the sparkling tiny bag is super cute:) I love the way you've styled this outfit! I see you glowing, seriously) This is how the right dress can make a girl being happy:))))

Lady parisienne said...

once again so pretty and girly, all I love :)

thebeautifulessence said...

Amazing dress, I'm in love with it!
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B said...

Lovely! The velvet texture and lace details make it look so vintage. Love it!

Kisses,
B
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Manhattan Image and Style said...

What an inspiring look! I love this post!

Thank you for your kind words on my blog love!

Diana
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Vita said...

The dress has a gorgeous colour and I love the lacey collar! You look great in it, too! <3

London Loafers said...

Beautiful dress, you look absolutely amazing :)

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Michelle Verpuggi said...

How cutie!
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Rachel said...

You don't see too many velvet dresses, these days, and I feel like that makes your dress stand out all the more! Lovely!

Corinne said...

This dress is lovely! I hope you manage to find velvet in many other colours. Keep tweeting companies and maybe they'll make one ;)

Corinne x
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Marion la râleuse said...

This dress is so beautiful !! I love your shoes too!
Xoxo from France !
Marion

Sadie said...

Lovely dress! I love the pretty collar detail and that bag is so cute :) xx

Anna Martin said...

You look fantastic in that dress <3 I love the shimmery fabric and the delicate collar! So beautiful!

- Anna

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Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

You have great taste. You look so pretty.