Monday, June 9, 2014


Hi everyone! As you can see I ended up purchasing the shoes from the wishlist in my last post. I had my eye on them for so long and, given the amazing sale (& the fact that I already owned the matching handbag), I couldn't resist. I seriously have such a problem with spending money. I truly feel I'll never get anywhere in life because I cannot seem to get it under control. For now, I'll just enjoy the shoes. I've never had a matching shoes and handbag set so it's pretty exciting. They are both so dainty and adorable; most definitely my style. Ever since Alannah Hill released a number of duck egg blue pieces last winter, I've been obsessed with all shades of light and medium blue. The shoes and handbag are such a beautiful unique shade; I've never seen such items in this exact colour before. When deciding what to style them with, my Bernie Dexter dress jumped out at me. I love the way the blue accessories highlight the blue on the dress. I first posted this dress here when I attended the races last year. It has remained one of my favourites and most worn dresses. I love wearing it to work to brighten up the day. It's actually quite versatile given the numerous amount of cardigan combinations. Also, as I said at the time, I know many bloggers own this dress and that makes me feel part of the club. It's so nice to have such a beautiful dress which reminds me of my friends from around the world. I finally had the chance to use my panda umbrella for the first time last week. I'd never wanted it to rain so much; I'd been waiting so many weeks. There should be rain this week so I will have more opportunities to show off my exciting panda.

I'm returning to work tomorrow after an absence of ten days. I was at college last week so had to take the time off work. I've never had such a long break from work; it feels like I've missed so much. College was very difficult; it was even more challenging and out of my comfort zone than I expected. It was stressful and a lot of work. The week mainly compromised of oral style assessments such as client interviews, oral exams and mock court cases. As the most shy and insecure person ever I cannot even explain what it took for me to get through it. My anxiety was at maximum levels again.  I'm pleased with myself for getting this far and am so relieved it's over. However, I'm worried for the next on site week in a couple of months and cannot wait for the course to be over. I mainly just find it so demanding with a full time job; so frequently I'm scared I just won't be able to cope any more. Stay focused until 22 August, I just hope it's worth it.








Alannah Hill Hold Me Down Bag
Alannah Hill Today I'm Not Myself Flats
Alannah Hill My Great Mistake Cardigan
Modcloth Panda-monium Umbrella
Bernie Dexter via Modcloth Scene and Believed Dress

Linking to: Spring Must Haves, More Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express, Color Brigade, What I Wore Wednesday


Kizzy Von Doll said...

You look wonderful doll, I hope all goes well and the stress lifts a bit for you. Have a great week, love the umbrella xx

Estelle Watson said...

Cute, gorgeous and beautiful outfit, lady :)
This dress seems a museum picture!! And the panda umbrella is pure love. You look fantastic and wonderfull :3


Jackie Harrison said...

So beautiful and chic in the outfit.

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

Congrats because you could buy your shoes from your wish list! bag and shoes are really lovely. You look beautiful in your printed dress. Kisses, :)

AVY said...

So cute, love the colors and of course the umbrella.

/ Avy

Maddie said...

Omg, the umbrella is the cutest thing I have seen today! :)
I really like your outfit and the fresh colors you chose to wear! That dress is beyond beautiful! :)


Pooja Mittal said...

Shoes and bag definitely have unique shade. I always like to match my shoe and bag ,Cute umbrella. I hate oral test, hope you do well in college.
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Ivana Split said...

I hopeeverything goes well for you....fabulous outfit! This dress is a dream! and you're lovely as always:)


Alissa Gromova said...

Its an amazing look dear! Yhou are always so elegant and glamorous! Kisses


Lubka Christova said...

Very beautiful outfit! This picturesque dress is just so pretty, especially with the turquoise accessories. You look like coming from a fairy tale !
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Panty Buns said...

Your Bernie Dexter Scene and Believed Dress from Modcloth is GORGEOUS. It's a beautiful example of combined artwork and couture, having beautiful colour combinations, complementary contrasts and lovely styling. The way the landscape scenery works out with the flowers near the waist and hem and the green grass under pink blossoming trees and blue sky is fabulous. I love the shape of the dress, the collar and the bow at the waist as well. I'm not surprised they sold out of it - it would have been totally irresistible and in fact looks like it sold out.

Kudos for getting through the week's college classes assessing oral skills in taking depositions, questioning of witnesses, motions and oral arguments. I can see where it would be important for an attorney (solicitor) to have all-around skill for handling cases from start to finish, especially in a small firm or in private practice. I know that sometimes cases have their courtroom presentations done by different lawyers than the ones who prepare the memorandums at law (briefs), and that depending on where they practice and what they've studied they are sometimes specialised in their field of practice. It sounds like you're continuing a very good all-around legal education.

That panda umbrella is adorable. It's wonderful that it lifts your mood on rainy days

Your combination of excellent fashion taste and acquiring of legal skill reminds me of a movie I love titled "Legally Blonde" starring Reese Witherspoon.


Launna said...

You are so adorable Imogen... I love your cute little style.. and the umbrella is so sweet :)

You can make it through the next few months, I have faith in you. I know it is scary to go outside our comfort zone... I just do it and eventually it gets easier :)

Anett B said...

I love this dress and you styled it perfectly!


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

You should enjoy the shoes! they are so cute and look versatile too! Good on you for getting through a tough week at college and good luck with getting back to work.

Rowena @ rolala loves

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Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

That dress is amazing and your bag and shoes are perfect!!!

caffinatedlove said...

It will be worth it, and your gorgeous dress certainly helps. :D



Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous, as always, darling!
Such a cute umbrella :)


Emmylou said...

Those shoes you got are awesome, Imogen:) And you know, I totally understand how you feel. I'm the most awkward person in any setting where I have to deal with people, so it's a trial somedays. Just hang in there. They always say do something that scares you, right? That's what I just keep in mind. ((((hugs))))

Lady parisienne said...

this dress is so charming!

jess said...

I love the print on that dress. Its so pretty.

Lorna Sharp said...

Haha I exactly know What you mean ! But you'll see, once you spend it on not funny items you ll have the lightening strike and Will be like "Okay so I just CANT afford it" but i know its hard !

This dress is Amazing I was gal cinq at it some days ... ;)

Love from Paris,

makeupmirrornme said...

Great styling. You look pretty in this outfit.

Larissa said...

Such a cute dress! I love it!
Have a great day dear!

Indy said...

What a gorgeous color to those pretty shoes! Love that they match the handbag!

Kezzie said...

You just have the cutest outfits dear Imogen and the turquoise is my favourite colour!
You can do it with the studying- you've done well so far- keep going. x

Ina R. said...

Aaaaw the dress and shoes and umbrella, everything is SO adorable! Superpretty outfit from head to toes! <3

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I love these shoes and purse. What a sweet color this is, duck egg blue. I have seen this color a lot lately, even in the home.

I wish you all the strength you will need to tackle school and work. That must be so hard for you, and as a mother of two girls who went to college and beyond (Jess gets her masters soon, and Nel her Ph.D.) I understand what you're going through. Hang in there, Imogen. You are such a wonderful person.


Megan Ann said...

Loving your shoes! It's always nice checking something off the wish list!

xo, Megan Ann

Anonymous said...

Lovely outfit and umbrella <3

Rhea Katyal said...

I love the shoes and the bag. Such a lovely colour <3


That is such a fantastic brolly. Love the printed dress as well. You look adorable. I hope you don't stress too much, no worries, just breathe. You can do it! xx
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Michelle said...

I love the panda umbrella. So cute!

Diana Cloudlet said...

Dear, your blog is amazing! i’m impressed by your design & photos!
everything is magnificent!

will be happy to see you in my blog)


Sam said...

Your dress is so beautifully printed, love the colours. Thanks for your opinion on my last post...hope your week is going well.

Samantha Knuckles said...

What a fabulous dress!! LOVE. Your accessories are perfect with it, too.

Dario Venuti said...

beautiful outfit


Amber Callender said...

such a lovely outfit!


Amelie said...

Amazing outfit. Love the vibrant blue shade!


Jess said...

Aw such a cute outfit! Loving the print on the dress and the cute umbrella too! =D



Olivia said...

Wow what a beautiful dress-that print is spectacular:) Wish the best of luck to you in your work.
xo Olivia

Alexa said...

love the blue shoes and bag! so cute

Alexa <3

Tanya said...

You looks darling in blue, I love your bag.


Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Those are the cutest shoes and bag, plus I love TEAL. =))) And I love that dress. The print of it is so pretty, lika a beautiful garden. My floral print skirt from yesterday's post reminds me of you because it sort of looks a little retro plus it is very very girly. =))

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RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

This is one matchy-matchy look that is sooooooo adorable .... love the interesting color of the shoes & bag! More power to all your endeavors pretty one!!!


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Sonya Thaniya said...

omg!!! you're so pretty i loveee your hair so much ^^
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Melissa said...

You look so adorable in this look! It really suits you ;) Love the cute umbrella too!


Audrey Allure said...

Adorable umbrella & love your dress!


Anna Martin said...

The details on the dress are amazing! Love the print! Super cute umbrella, too! <3

- Anna


Corinne said...

Only a couple months left! I'm sure you'll be fine!

I'm bad a spending money too! Going to put myself on a spending ban, I think!

Corinne x

Winnie said...

You look so cute in the matching shoes! The dress is the prettiest print too. Hang in there with college, it will all be worth it despite how tough it can be sometimes!

Lally said...

I adore your dress, that print is just amazing! Love you hair too, it looks fabulous. Lally X


Alexandra Zakharova said...

Don't be scared, I believe if you really want it you will manage to cope with all of those tasks! By the way I love the way you look as well, this outfit reminds me of a dark blue autumn skies, which is very romantic and artistic to my mind. That little bag is so lovely, great find, dear:)

Isa Machado said...

Perfect dress dear! ;)

Isa M., Tic Tac Living

June said...

I can totally see why you love the dress so much. Its really cute and looks great on you! Love the cardi and bag and shoes with it!
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The Real Arnolds said...

Okay this dress is amazing and I love all the blue accents! Love it all. Thanks so much for linking up!

xo, Amy Ann
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