Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Hi everyone, it's time for a very colourful outfit. I've mentioned many times before that I find it interesting to see the way in which outfits come together; I often end up pairing pieces together which I acquired around the same time but may not necessarily have put together otherwise. This is definitely the case with this outfit. The dress is one of the pieces which my friend had made for me in Hong Kong and the cardigan is a recent DIY/customisation project. I have very rarely, if ever, seen anyone wear this colour combination; it makes me feel like I could be a presenter on the children's television show.  I absolutely love this dress and, being a completely different material, I hope it's different enough to the green velvet version which I posted here. Orange has been such an underrated colour for me up until recently. I used to hate orange and, as a result there is very little orange in my wardrobe. This is my second orange dress and I have an orange bag but a pair of orange shoes would be pretty cool. I love that orange is bold and makes a statement. It's great that it's such a happy and positive shade. It's like my relationship with yellow. I hated yellow until last year and now it's one of my favourites colours; it's becoming like that with orange too. The other reason why I chose orange polka dots  is because I almost bought a dress of that description not long before I had this one made.. It was really exciting to receive a piece which I so desperately wanted. 

I've been interested in sewing lately; not making clothes because that would involve too much effort and skills which I don't have. However, I love adding beads, buttons, sequins and trim to cardigan. This has been a hobby of mine for many years but on a very off and on basis. I posted a couple of the my earlier customised cardigans here and here. This is my favourite one I've ever designed, assisted substantially by the existence of these beautiful fun beads in Lincraft. It was great fun and I was even a little sad once I finished it but that is ok because I have a number of other designs in the making. To add even more brightness to an already colourful outfit, I decided to show you my new bag which I received courtesy of Tidebuy. The colour is very beautiful, as is the diamond design. The large practical size means it will probably come to work with me a number of times. 

In other news, I recently came across a site called Cuponation which offers fashion discounts as well as beauty coupons and deals. I love discovering new sites; it's one of my favourite parts of having a blog and spending so much time on the Internet. I've always liked the idea of these coupon codes but have never known where to find these deals. I even noticed a few of my favourite stores on there like clutch bags for $7 at Colette, 50% off the clearance section at Florsheim and 70% off wallets at Strandbags. I look forward to making use of these codes and doing some shopping soon. I like to share these discoveries with you.







Custom Made Orange Polka Dot Dress
Customised Cardigan from Review
Wittner Queen Heels
Colour Square Block Satchel c/o Tidebuy 

Linking to: What I Wore Wednesday, More Pieces of Me, On The Daily Express, Simple Sequins, Whatcha Wearing Wednesday, Confident Twosdays


Estelle Swango said...

This outfit is so funny!! These colours fit you very nice :) I don't like very much orange, but in polka dots print is soooo pretty...
I love your shoes (L)


AVY said...

Orange is good for you.



Adam said...

awesome orange dress

The Fashion Stir Fry said...

Look at you miss gorgeous. You are the queen of dresses. This polka dot cutie is a beautiful purchase and you look so dreamy!


Colur Me Bristol said...

I have wanted an orange polka dot dress forever! This one is amazing!! It looks so cute on you :)

Ivana Split said...

I love how you have decorated that cardi! so adorable- and very much your style...I love DIY projects so I've tried similar things- adding sequins to clothes...etc

You look so prety and girly<3


Nicole said...

I adore all of the color! I absolutely love your hair too!


Carolyna's world said...

I like the orange polka dot dress

Carolyna's world said...

I like the orange polka dot dress

Kezzie said...

You've made such a beautiful cardigan with the additionof the rainbow flowers- I absolutely love it! SUCH a good job Imogen! I really like the dress too! You always look the perfect lady but a fun lady I might add!x

Helen said...

Such a beautiful dress. Great shoes too.

Unknown said...

You are so talented for making that cardi come to life with those beads! It looks amazing! I love the dress too. xx

Nieszka said...

super cute!! love it with the blue sweater!

Gigi.T said...

Lovely postg! :)

xoxo ♥

Lostvestige said...

So cute! That dress reminds me of the 50s

Launna said...

Imogen... I adore this dress on you, very cute... orange is one of my favorite colors... I had an orange purse and Orange Nikes... I is such a great color :)

Sybil said...

we just had our first snowfall and everything is cold and gloomy out. this colourful ensemble totally change my mood for the night! yay!

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Rupa said...

Love this print.

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Unknown said...

This is so adorable! I definitely get the kids' TV host vibe because of the cute DIY cardigan. I love the mix of color in this outfit too. You look wonderful!

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Bisma Rauf said...

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Couture Carrie said...

Amazing look!
Love the polka dots!


Jackie Harrison said...

Looking lovely in that stunning dress.

Pooja Mittal said...

the little detailes added to the cardi by u took it on another level
loved the ppolka dot dress
u always dress so cutely
Keep in touch

Natalya Amour said...

Great post totally reminds me of the 60's

Please let me know if you would be interested in following eachother on GFC.Would love to stay in contact.

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Suvarna Gold said...

thanks :) I followed :) please follow back


IN & OUT said...

love this look!

A Possible Fantasy said...

such a cute dress! love the retro vibe!

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Pilar Domínguez said...

Purple and orage combine so well together. I loved your cardigan with all those colours on the neck. Kisses:)

Michelle Cheung said...

Nice outfit! ^^

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Beauty Unearthly said...

U look just fabulous, the entire outfit is so fun and full of colors.kisses

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This combination is so feminine and fun! Love the buttons on your cardi!

Unknown said...

Thank you for following me..i have also followed you:)

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Vanessa said...

This dress is so cute, you look stunning. *__*
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June said...

Cute dress Imogen! I love this color combo too
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Unknown said...

Orange polka dots is so pretty. Look lovely on you!


Unknown said...

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Sherin said...

Love polka dots. They look amazing. This dress is the prettiest.

Unknown said...

pretty look! I love it!

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Natasha said...

I think the colours look brilliant together and they're so bright and uplifting, it's lovely to see! I really like the decoration you sewed onto the cardigan too, Imogen, very pretty. Honister is lovely, if you ever find yourself in the UK, make a visit! - Tasha xxx

thehonorableMissDecaf said...

Adorable! And you did a great job on that sweater -- loving the colors. :D



Unknown said...

You look beautiful , love the DIY!


Bee said...

I love your vintage style. Your necklaces and dresses are so beautiful. Thanks for the style inspiration ;)

I used to hate orange too (and red!) but I'm warming to them now:)


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Shybiker said...

Love this dress. Can I borrow it? You're a size-16, right? :-)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That is a cute, happy dress :)

Unknown said...

Very fun look. I love the vibrant colors! The polka dot dress looks so good on you.


Beauty said...

I love the dress with the blue cardigan; nice combination.

Happiness at Mid Life said...

Gorgeous dress and it looks like this cardigan was made for this dress.


P.S. Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

Tamara said...

Great blog dear, love your dress!
I follow you with GFC and Instagram, you can follow me too if you want <3


Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

I am always so envious of your beautiful wardrobe.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful dress and just adore the cardigan, so utterly sweet. :) x

Thriftanista in the City said...

Love it. I'm a big fan of orange. It doesn't great things to my skin tone.

That's a very pretty dress and you look beautiful!

Theano L. said...

so beautiful outfit sweetie!! love all these colors! amamzing!


Keys of Anouk said...

What a beautiful dress! It looks amazing with the cardigan :) xo

Caro * said...

Your dress is beautiful and I love your adorable cardigan :)

J said...

OMG! You are adorable! I love that dress, it looks PERFECT on you :)


Linda said...

How lovely! I really like the polka dot dress!

A Very Sweet Blog said...

Your dress is so pretty Tia! I love orange and I love polka dots. The trim on your cardi reminds me of candy.

losaway said...

Love your dress!


The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Nice outfit :)


The Dainty Dolls House said...

This is cute doll, love polka dots :)) And the cardigan is perfect with this. I hope you have a marvellous weekend xx

Kriszti said...

Very pretty look, I like your dress!! :)

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, I already follow you, now it's your turn ;)
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Nymphashion said...

I absolutely adore this 50s inspired dress, you look like a pinup! I want one for myself :D

Arianna, Nymphashion ♡

Kathleen Harper said...

Lovely post, this orange dress is great! Have a happy Halloween!

Anett said...

Beautiful dress! I love the colors of this outfit, so pretty.

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The Elle Diaries said...

I LOVE this! The orange polka dots are so fabulous with your embellished sweater! Great DIY! I love the bag and shoes, too, totally chic and unique!
XX, Elle

ThefashionFlite said...

its such a pretty print, and lovely combo. Infact am wearing the same combo in my new post. Hope you drop in soon <3

Saritschka said...

Such a lovely dress and hairstyle! :)

I really like your blog a lot! Would you like to follow each other? :)
That would be great!

XX, Sara.


Antee Gurung said...

nice outfit look for you
Have a nice week ahead
stay in touch


Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
Love how you customized that cardigan!

Have a great day,

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

This dress is lovely!! It has a fun and vintage vibe! Orange is a great color on you!
Sincerely, Sara

Unknown said...

I love bright, so I can't complain. Great look on you.

Thrifting Diva

Glamour ZONE said...

You look stunning.That dress looks great on you

AJ said...

Cute pics :)

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Nerea Alhajas said...

Super nice style! :)
NL. <3

Mica said...

That orange dress is so pretty on you! :) I don't have many orange pieces in my wardrobe either, but it is a very fun colour to wear. It's fantastic paired with navy too.

I like the cute buttons you added to your cardigan - what a lovely touch! :)

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M said...

great polka dot dress! fun!!!!
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Vita said...

The dress is so pretty! And the colour and design are perfect for autumn. :) The customized cardigan is really cute, can't wait to see some of the projects you're currently working on!

Unknown said...

Your look amazing ;)
Kisses from Russia :)
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Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my gosh, I love this polka dot dress! Orange does it for me every time. You look wonderful, Imogen.

I wanted to tell you that you always look polished and so stylish. And you have a smile to light up a room. :~)


angieporelmundo said...

Hello lady, these beautiful, I really like your style today. kisses


Kreyola said...

What a cute dress!! Love the polka dot and the vintage cut as well. Very pretty :)

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