Thursday, October 9, 2014


There are two very notable and exciting parts to my outfit today. The first is that, yes, I am holding a real CHANEL bag. Unfortunately I do not own it; my life long goal is that one day I may own my very own Chanel bag. It belongs to my mother in law and she's allowed me to borrow if for my admission as a lawyer tomorrow. She mentioned this near the beginning of the year and it's an aspect of admission I've looked forward to ever since. Because I am so in love with it and I don't know when the next time I hold a Chanel bag will be, I decided to take some pictures with it. Can you tell how much I love it from the pictures where I'm hugging this treasure? I am super in love with her (this bag needs a name); the perfect quilting, the beautifully crafted hardware, the perfectly structured logos and the classy deep red lining are all stand out features. It's so classy and the ultimate fashion piece. I also believe it would make a wonderful decoration for the house.

Next I have my new skirt by Pho Sizzle Threads. I've written a few times about this fun and creative emerging label. After owning my namesake skirt, 'The Imogen Skirt', I decided it was time to add the Berry Pencil Skirt to my wardrobe.  The print  is just the best. I adore the scalloped hem and the blue pocket/trim detailing. It's lovely quality; a structured design while maintaining flexibility. There sure is a lot going on in this outfit and I can't quite believe that of all the items in my wardrobe I chose to pair chevron with this skirt. But I love creating combinations which are unique. I wanted a thin top so it wouldn't look bulky under a pencil skirt and this chevron design just happens to be very slim lined. Chevron is a great print, I should really wear more of it.
As soon as I paired the two together I knew this would be the winning combination. 






Chanel Bag (Borrowed!)
Pho Sizzle Threads Berry Pencil Skirt
Kmart Chevron Top
Pin Up Couture Heels via Kitten D'Amour (The Countess Kitten Shoe)
Prouds Pearls  

Linking to: Watcha Wearing Wednesday, What I Wore Wednesday, More Pieces of Me, Fashion Item Friday, Throw Back Thursday,


Kezzie said...

Oooh, every single item here is just PREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTYYYYYY!!!!
I love chevrons, the skirt is beautiful and the shoes are really pretty (they remind me of men's spats for some reason!)
The handbag is also pretty! Wow, nice of her to lend it to yoU!x

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a fun mix of patterns! Winning combination indeed! You look so pretty and chic!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Unknown said...

Oh man these prints look so awesome together! I bet that chevron print shirt looks good with so many things. I'm loving the pretty colors in your skirt too. What a great classic bag you got to borrow too.

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Panty Buns said...

The print on your Pho Sizzle Threads Berry Pencil Skirt is very pretty, colourful, and eye-catching in combination with your chevron zig zag top. It's a lovely outfit. Congratulations in advance on your admission as a lawyer tomorrow!


thehonorableMissDecaf said...

firstly, congratulations on your admission! :D

Secondly, your pattern mixing is phenomenal and very brave. I love it!

Thirdly, I love how you're holding that bag for dear life. <3



That's Zoe said...

I looooove this hairstyle on you! You can totally pull it off. Love this!


Sybil said...

such a classy lady in this ensemble!!

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We Shop in Heels said...

Beautiful skirt and lovely mix of prints! You look fabulous!

Nymphashion said...

Love the bun, it's perfect on you!

Arianna, Nymphashion ♡

Adam said...

looks gorgeous

Bisma Rauf said...

Love your chevron top :)

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Unknown said...

Waw, each and every outfit of yours is amazing, but this is absolutely stunning, the combination of the top with the skirt is genius and so daring, the shoes are absolutely perfect, this outfit is amazing :)


Ann said...

yOUR CHEVRON top looks amazing.
Its sweet of your mother-in-law to lend her Chanel bag for your big day.


Alberto Hugo Rojas said...


Unknown said...

Well, gosh darn Imogen, that skirt was made for you! You look amazingggg! <3 Wow to the Chanel too !!

Unknown said...

Very original dear!! Love that mixing prints and your beautiful heels

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Unknown said...

Such a chic skirt, love the pattern !!


Launna said...

Imogen that is a beautiful statement skirt and of course the bag is lovely. I am happy for you that you will be able to carry this bag with you for your admissions.. <3

Congratulations on becoming a lawyer... also, you will own your own Chanel bag if you want :)

Miss Twiggy said...

where do I start?
Finally something sexy on you! I adore your cute style, but this is so refreshing! You look wonderful, have a great body, and taste in fashion! And heels... well, I wouldn't mind having those in my collection!

Emmylou said...

That's nice of your MIL to lend you that bag. It's such a classic piece.
And love the skirt:)

Jackie Harrison said...

Great job in mixing the patterns looking fabulous on you.

Chrissie aus der edelfabrik said...

This is absolut stunning!

Greets from the EDELFABRIK

Maya Alexandra said...

You look gorgeous x

Shekinah said...

I love your outfit. I like how you mix and match the prints. It's very retro and stylish. :) I also wish to own a chanel bag (who doesn't haha).

Have a great day!

x, shekinahjoy.com

Lostvestige said...

Gorgeous bag and outfit! I hope it isn't too long before you can get a channel bag of your own :D

Estelle Swango said...

Such a pretty outfit, my dear!! Since the shoes until the bow in your hair :3 The pencil skirt is really cool, and the Chanel bag... oh my god, it's the bag every woman would like to have in her own closet hahaha.


Vita said...

Haha isn't your husband jealous of the bag? But it sure looks 300% better than the cheap knock offs I see all the time. I really like how you mixed the prints, it looks really cool!

gabrielle said...

this is some adorable pattern mixing! the chevron really works with your pencil skirt. congrats on your law admission. so nice of your mom-in-law to let you borrow her gorgeous chanel bag! :)


Kathryn said...

The prints you mixed here go so well together! And oh my, such a gorgeous bag.

Larissa said...

I love this mix of patterns!
I finally posted my first wedding post and would love to hear your opinion on it :)!

Gabrielle said...

You look so cheerful clasping on to this beautiful Chanel handbag .. your happiness is infectious, girl! :) Considering you're seeking a career in law, there's every chance that you'll soon find your paws on your very own Chanel piece.. or two, or three.. or even four if you decide to attain that many! ;) The classic flap Chanel bag is a total wishlist item of mine too .. ahh, a girl can dream!

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Sherin said...

That skirt is the prettiest. I love how bright it is.

Trendy Tips Trendy Girls said...

Ohhh I love this combination, perfect!!
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Glamour ZONE said...

You look stunning.love love that skirt

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous skirt! I love the colors and print of it, and it works so well with the b&w top :)


dressed2dnines said...

I love the two prints you have mixed here. The skirt is gorgeous!


Anett said...

I can totally understand you! That Chanel bag is gorgeous, I also hope to save up for one in the (near) future :)

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Unknown said...

Pink and black is such classic colors now! Those colors look so electrifying. You look absolutely stunning!

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Kati said...

This is so stunning - I love the mix of patterns a lot!

Have a wonderful weekend,

ania said...

adorable! xoxo anjage.blogspot.co.uk

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look amazing doll...love the bag, but to be honest, am more excited about the skirt, haha :)) It's perfect, so gorgeous. I love it. I do hope that one day very soon, you will have your very own Chanel bag...so sweet :))) Xxx

Unknown said...

I love mixing prints!♥ beautiful combination!:)


Moon said...

What a beautiful! I'm in love with your look <3

Christine said...

cute outfit!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I really love your pencil skirt and those sheos are lovely!

Alexandra Zakharova said...

Oh, you look absolutely chic and pretty:) I love the way that pencil skirt fits you, you look incredibly slim and beautiful:))) Besides, those snapshots are so lovely, well done!
Have a fabulous time!

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing look!
Love that skirt!


Kiss & Make-up said...

Oh you look beautiful in that skirt, it really shows off your figure so well.

Unknown said...

Hi Pretty! :) You look so beautiful! :) I'm impressed by your outfit and I whish you that someday you own your Chanel bag and be happy with that one :) Would you like to follow each other? If yes, let me know and I'll follow you too ;)

Kisses and hugs,
Marentora :)

Ivana Split said...

I love that you've picked such a colourful outfit to go with that classic piece which a Chanel bag always is! Nice of your mum in law to borrow it to you- and I hope you get your own soon<3

I do love the chevron print...and the way you mixed the print on the skirt and the top is just fabulous! very fashion forward and stylish you are!


Helen said...

It really is a classic bag! Love that skirt, it's so elegant. Hope you enjoyed your important day!

thriftylilpixie said...

Your outfit is amazing and I want that bag so much, so nice of her to let you borrow it!


Unknown said...

As always I love it all!
Laura. xx

RetroStreetStation said...

wonderful look and your hairstyle is amazing!!

x Maria / Retro Street Station

the chilicool said...

Your skirt is soo cool!

Unknown said...

Cute bag and I adore your skirt:). Beautiful !


fabulouspetite said...

Imogen, this is a very pretty outfit on you. The print combo is awesome.


Boheme.Fille said...

You look great! I love that mix of prints!

Unknown said...

You really like that Channel bag! I am sure one day you will own your own better bag!

Style Sense Moments said...

Love the print mix especially that top!!! xo

The Elle Diaries said...

Love the pencil skirt in that print!!! Gorgeous, Of course the bag, is wonderful,too, and I am sure one is on the horizon for you! Congrats on your degrees!
XX, Elle

The Equinox Fashion by Paweerata said...

That skirt is so pretty!

A Very Sweet Blog said...

Tia, you look so beautiful! I love your outfit. Gorgeous top and skirt. The prints look fabulous together. So nice of your mom! I want a Chanel bag too :D

Unknown said...

You look just beautiful! Love your heels!

Unknown said...

Eeeek that is HOT! Girl, that print mixing is fantastic and the skirt is beautiful.

Thrifting Diva

jeanne christine said...

Cute ribbon in your hair! And beautiful bag, of course. ;)


Paola Buonacara said...

You look amazing!!
Kisses Paola


Beauty Unearthly said...

You look so pretty and adorable in your outfit!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous outfit!!! The color and print combo are genius! :)
Diana@ http://diasway.blogspot.co.uk

xoxo Kellz* said...

oh myyyy I love this so gorge!!


Unknown said...

Such a lovely outfit, honey!
Have an amazing day!

Unknown said...

Amazing outfit!! :)

Morning Dreams

Melissa said...

Love your shirt and your shoes!
Yes, we can follow each other. I'm already following you, don't forget to follow back!

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Unknown said...

Hi Pretty! Thanks for the follow and I'm following you back now ;)

Kisses and hugs,
Marentora :)

Anonymous said...

The bag looks fabulous indeed! Wish I had one like that.

Selly said...

Lovely outfit. ♥
Love it. :)

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Doused In Pink said...

I love this pattern mix and those shoes! Such a chic and classic look! That bag is fabulous!


Juliet Polilova said...

wow! very nice pics!)

very nice blog by the way :)

kisses from Russia,

Miss Lilli said...

very nice!

have a nice day ^-^

Unknown said...

You look amazing, love this combo of prints. Great shoes and bag. Hopefully one day you will buy real Chanel for yourself. :)
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BEAUTYEDITER.COM – Beauty Blog said...

Very lovely! Have a fun and productive brand new week.


Lenya said...

This is perfection. I love the mixed patterns. Simply perfect!

Corinne said...

Wow, you look stunning! This isn't your usual style but you rock it. You have a stunning figure.

Corinne x

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Beautiful bag! How nice of your mother-in-law to let you borrow it :)

M said...

great blog!
so honored you came to mine!!!


Merrie K. said...

Your skirt is awesome! You are rocking some serious vintage style! :)

Happiness at Mid Life said...

I have been wanting to own a Chanel purse too but I've come to realize that it's not something I need.

I love your skirt!

Thank you for joining TBT fashion link up and hope to see you next week.


Diva In Me said...

That is a nice pair of shoes. You did mixed prints really well =)

Unknown said...

perfect mix fo textures girl


Unknown said...

amazing outfit...xoxo ilaria

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katherine lou said...

Lovely outfit!! The Chanel bag is gorgeous!

Stanislava E. said...

Beautiful and stylish outfit! Wish you one day to make a post with your own Chanel bag!


Unknown said...

This outfit is very nice! Love this skirt, the print is so fashionable!


Unknown said...

Wonderful outfit, look so classy and chic! Great combo! That skirt is such a treasure!

Silver Cat Tea Party said...

Love the bow at the back of your bun! I never would have thought to do that but it's super cute!!!! <3

Thriftanista in the City said...

Adorable. The Chanel bag looks great with your look. Enjoy and Congratulations!

Unknown said...

What great pattern mixing! Love the outfit! From the linkup.

peach said...

I adore your blog so much x keep up! :)