Saturday, August 30, 2014


Hi everyone. Isn't it interesting where life takes us sometimes. Thanks to the support and kindness of family, I find myself on a weekend away in the city. This is very different from my usual Saturdays which are very boring, I generally stay in bed all day resting from the week at work. Today we went for a walk around Darling Harbour, went to lunch and visited the markets. At the markets I bought this amazing 'Frozen' umbrella. Surprisingly I like Frozen, especially Princess Elsa because she is very pretty and I can relate to her a lot. Frozen merchandise is just about everywhere at the moment and I've wanted something for ages. What better than an umbrella, I cant wait to take it to work. The weather isn't great at the moment as it's rained for most of this month but with my panda umbrella and now my Frozen umbrella I don't actually mind. Darling Harbour is an excellent location for photos but the rain has made it very difficult. We walked around for ages just to get these few but any chance I have to do something different is great. In terms of my outfit this is a new dress I bought from Review. I more than ever need to cut back my spending but I'm using the end of college as an excuse to buy it at the moment. My new found love for yellow, combined with my long term love for polka dots makes this dress perfect. I also like how it's a darker shade of yellow; I've liked mustard yellow for awhile now having seen in on so many blogs but don't like it too dark so this is the ideal colour. I thought of my friend Mary from work when I bought this dress; it turns out she was the first to compliment my outfit when I wore it to work on Friday. I hope she buys the same dress and we can be matching! 

This week I've been feeling much more positive about life. It all started when I returned to work on Tuesday having been away at college for the week. The time away made me realise just how much I love the place I work, how grateful I am for the opportunity given the competitive job market for university graduates, and how I surprise myself each day with my capabilities. My job certainly isn't hard but I've had such low self confidence for my whole life that I still never expected I could do anything like this. It makes me very emotional sometimes when I think about how much I've exceeded any expectation I ever had for myself. After almost a year at my current job, going to work each day is still having this impact on me. I know it won't feel so positive forever, it comes and goes, but I'll try to enjoy it while I can. Also, the reality is starting to set in that I've actually finished college of law and its only the release of results and an admission ceremony needed for me to officially be a lawyer. I've basically done it. There is no better feeling in the whole world than achieving something beyond all your expectations.







Review Shayla Dress
Florsheim Heels
Alannah Hill 'The Kinky Cat' Cardigan 
Frozen Umbrella! 
Collette Clutch Bag 

Linking to: Fashion Item Friday, What I Wore WednesdayMore Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express 


monika berdnik said...

Very well written, great for you :)
I love this dress, so fun and cute,
the whole look is wonderful :)


Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

I love Diney´s films and I saw Frozen last year. It was very nice and I loved the song. Your look ( and umbrella) are lovely. I am glad to hear you spent a lovely day out with the family and I hope you enjoy this weekend too, Kisses:)

Shybiker said...

What a lovely outfit. And I saw "Frozen" so of course I like your umbrella.

Jackie Harrison said...

Real cute outfit.

Ivana Split said...

you look spectacular! fabulous yellow dress! and I'm so happy to hear that things are going well for you...congrats again on becoming a lawyer!

Estelle Watson said...

Ooooh this outfit is so delicate... The clutch is really cute, and the yellow polka dots dress... PURE LOVE. You look beautiful dear :)


Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a cute umbrella! Frozen is such a sweet movie :)

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Hi sweetie
You look awesome
So adorabile outfit
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Ali Hval said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats! I'm so excited that you've been doing well lately. You really do deserve it with all your hard work. Keep up the positive attitude. :)

Rose said...

I love this blog!
I follow you...
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Sonya Thaniya said...

cuteee dress ^^


Adam said...

looks wonderful

the chilicool said...

Lovely your dress, It's so cool!

Beauty said...

Cute outfit Imogen; I love those yellow heels..

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Amy Liddell said...

You look so gorgeous, you really suit the yellow colour!

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Panty Buns said...

Congratulations on having successfully graduated from your college of law. You worked hard at it. I'm sure having the admission ceremony will feel wonderful.
Darling Harbour looks like a fabulous place to visit. It's too bad there was so much rain but your photos came out looking pretty anyway. Your Review Shayla Dress looks cheery and pretty. I like the dress's colour. Your Frozen Umbrella is pretty too and the print on it is adorable.


Bisma Rauf said...

Love ur mustard dress :)

francesca romana capizzi said...

Your dress is so nice, I like it a lot!
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Alexandra Zakharova said...

I'm absolutely in love with this outfit you represent today. It's super feminine as many other of your looks, besides, it's neat and tasteful. I like the pair of shoes which you've chosen and that little bag seems to be very cute;) Plus to that, the location is so beautiful, thank you for sharing:)
Have a fabulous time!

Zoe Cayetano said...

Looooove your whole outfit! I love that you paired your bright dress with a black cardigan.


Couture Carrie said...

Sounds like an exciting time in your life, darling! You look gorgeous :)


Abdelkhalek Benrahho said...

You look adorable, love all the pictures <333


Pooja Mittal said...

So happy to know that you are feeling positive about life and had a great weekend on town
U look great and pics came out so nice even with the bad weather
Such a classy outfit, loved your dress
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Kezzie said...

So glad you feel positive!!! You look so pretty!!! I love your yellow and black combination! The umbrella is a great find!!! X

Kezzie said...

I forgot to say, I wore an outfit to a wedding last week, posted last Mon which totally made me think if you x

Mimi said...

This is such a happy bright look, Gorgeous! Love this look. Very chic:)
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Renae of Simple Sequins said...

I liked how you styled this one too.

Cool setting at the pier!

Launna said...

You look lovely Imogen... this is a great color for you♡

I'm so happy for you that you have achieved so much that is wonderful. You deserve to feel good ... enjoy it ♡

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Imogen,
I'm so glad you're feeling more positive about things. I was just talking to Jess about the same thing. She just got a new job teaching, but it's in a new and different area and the cost of living will be much higher. But I told her, "you got a job - that's the most important thing." Sometimes situations can get overwhelming, but we have to be focused and realize how very blessed we are. You and Jess are both grateful people, and that is very special.

This dress looks lovely on you.


Vita said...

I love the yellow and black combination, especially since it doesn't look wasp-y. :)
I'm really happy to hear you spent a nice weekend with your family and that your mood has been better, I hope your job will help you to stay motivated! Congratulations for accomplishing more than you imagined, you deserve to feel special. <3

Style and Paper said...

Cute outfit!!! Love the umbrella as well!!

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Claire said...

love your dress. am I the only one in the world that hasn't seen Frozen!?

Elsie Bee said...

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Janet Taylor said...

What an umbrella!

caffinatedlove said...

I'm SO glad to hear you are feeling better about yourself. Chin up! And keep doing it. :D

yellow and polka dots are pretty rad together, I must say. I love them. And you look adorable in them, so there's that. :)



Debbie Stinedurf said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment! I absolutely love this dress. It's beautiful on you. :)

Ania Zarzycka said...

Wow!! you look gorgeous <333


TIFFANY C said...

You're so cute!! <3


Melissa said...

What a lovely look! The dress looks amazing on you :)


Kim Alston said...

Hey Tia! It's good to go somewhere different and see new things. It opens you up to more and see new things. I love your dress and new umbrella. It's a blessing to have a job now. You're blessed with a great degree and job. Congratulations! :D

Sherin said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I really love the yellow dress. It's so pretty.

Lostvestige said...

That is such a cute yellow dress!

Janelle said...

i looooove your dress! im so in love with your vintage look.

xx Janelle
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Mira Devils said...

You look marvelous. That dress is to die for. Love it <3


Adeline Longer said...

So gorgeous girl :)
Love the pin-up style!

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Kizzy Von Doll said...

You look gorgeous doll, love this dress :)) I hope you have a great week ahead xx

Jessica said...

Aww so lovely! Amazing yellow polka dots dress! =)

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These are such lovely photos. I love your yellow polka dot dress.

Anett B said...

What a pretty look, love it head to toe!


Miss Hot Couture said...

Those shoes are amazing! I love them and how it matches your dress!


Jacqueline Stewart said...

wooop woooop! Loving the mustard dress and that cardigan is gorgeous and classic too :)

Tania Franco said...

So wonderful! Congratulations on your graduations from Law school. You are truly an inspiration. I love your fun and chic sense of style. Will be following you from now on through G+!

Hugs from Los Angeles,

Michelle Pan said...

Love that yellow polka-dotted dress! So cute!

-- Michelle | MXP STYLE

RaeAbigael said...

you look adorable! :) gorgeous dress too :)

xoxo, rae

Sadie said...

This is such a nice outfit, you look lovely as always. So glad to hear you're feeling more positive, you should be so proud of yourself and everything you have achieved :) xx

Catherine said...

Soo lovely, I love your dress and the cute umbrella ♥♥

tr3ndygirl by Pamela Soluri said...

very bon ton look,amazing dress
thanks for your comment darling
have a nice day

Kathleen Harper said...

Beautiful job! I just love this dress and you styled it perfectly with your heels. Such a flattering look on you!

Always Maylee said...

You look so cute in this dress!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

jess said...

I love your sweater. Frozen was an adorable movie.

Doused In Pink said...

Cute umbrella! Frozen is such a great movie! Your dress is adorable and the black cardigan is perfect with it! Gorgeous photos!


Angel Pinkoolaid said...

you look amazing :)


Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

You look adorable! This ensemble totally reminds me of a modern day Audrey! Chic!
Thank you for taking the time to swing by hun, hope to see you back soon!

Peace. Love. LOL!

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EffiesDress said...

Your dress is super cute! Love it! <3


Anne ks said...

I just love how you style your dresses, you get it right every single time! No one can ever tell that you have had an issue with self confidence, because you dress very boldly a sure sign of confidence. It is good to be grateful always.


Georgie ジョージ said...

Such a cute outfit, I love the yellows! I'm really glad you're feeling more positive ^^ xx

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Alexandra Stella said...

I love all the neat little details of this outfit. Like the cat on the cardigan, the simple but yellow clutch, the frozen umbrella ;-)

Alex - Funky Jungle

Sam Cole said...

Great post and such a lovely outfit to go with. Very nice colors and it looks great on you. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


Elena Dal Maso said...

Oh, dear, you look so amazing :)))
Love your outfit, it's perfect and your Frozen-umbrella!!!


Tanja S. said...

Love this yellow polka dot dress - looks amazing on you!

En4tainment said...

Love the outfit x

Ina R. said...

You always look so flawless and perfectly chic! Love this outfit from head to toe! The yellow heels are really cute paired with the dress!
Haha yes Frozen is everywhere here in Germany too, on backpacks, shoes etc. The other day my co-worker listened to the soundtrack while preparing the food for the café - and she's my age. Everyone is crazy about this movie ;) I haven't seen it, I'm such an outsider.

There's a giveaway at my blog at the moment.
Come and join if you like headbands! :)


Cece said...

Congrats on being so close to accomplishing such a HUGE goal!! Love, love the polka dots!!

Ollyvia Laura Arnold said...

cool outfit

anyway, would you like to follow each other on gfc/bloglovin and instagram?


Indy said...

Love the second photo! What a great place for photos!

The color of that dress is just lovely! :)

Jeeda said...

That dress is just so lovely. Nothing quite like yellow to cheer up your day


Petite Yeoja said...

Wow, congratulation for your graduation! You did very well!
And the dress is truly lovely! <3


LyS Hdez said...

You look amazing, love the outfit


Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

That dress is gorgeous, it is the perfect length - I need some longer, but still cute, dresses since it is starting to get colder more often.
I'm so pleased you are feeling more positive, you should definitely not question it and just enjoy it!

Gems x
Fashion, Well Done

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh Imogene Thanks for linking this fun ensemble to Fashion item Friday! ♥, Renae

Patrícia M. said...

What a perfect vintage vibe this outfit have!


Tamara said...

This is such a cute dress! I love yellow too, it's such a happy color :).


Shereeeen ♥ said...

I'm always excited to see your outfits as you have such a great look. Another lovely outfit :) X

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