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Sunday, November 16, 2014

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Alice in Wonderland Inspired
My ace of hearts bag which I received courtesy of OASAP is currently my favorite bag. I've read on a number of blogs recently, to the frustration of many, about the tendency of bloggers to positively review items which they received for free often to the point where reviews can no longer be relied upon. However, I can assure you this is not the situation here. Even though I did receive this clutch bag from OASAP, it's so amazing that I'd definitely recommend purchasing it and I even want to get it in black. I don't know if you can tell from the pictures but it's slightly larger than most; when I opened the package I immediately commented on the more practical size. While all clutch bags are still relatively small, this one can at least fit my makeup, money and phone. It's very refreshing since there are way too many clutch bags around that can't even fit a phone. Also, how adorable is the design? It's so sweet and beautiful. 
It feels like I'm just carrying around one big playing card all day. 


Is it just me or is this outfit a little Alice in Wonderland inspired? Both the ace of hearts bag and the Picnic in Paris dress remind me Alice. This dress is the newest addition to my collection and is from Kitten D'Amour. As I mentioned in my post here I just love the silhouette of the Kitten D'Amour dresses; the full skirt and fully lined netted underlay is difficult to replicate elsewhere. But Kitten D'Amour dresses are so expensive and I can't afford more of them so I really want to think of alternatives. I wish I'd known about this design when I had the opportunity for clothes to be custom made in Hong Kong. Then I could have sent this dress over and had it replicated. I also love the combination of patterns in this dress; the touch of polka dots is perfect against the dominant cherry/daisy print. Also if you look carefully, the blue section in the bodice is a small check print. The one issue I worry about with Kitten D'Amour is seeing someone else in the same dress. It hasn't happened yet but a few people have recognised where it's from. Although each piece is made in limited quantity at Kitten D'Amour, the fact that it's an Australian brand with a very specific style, makes it an obvious choice if one is in the market for the particular dresses it offers. What is your favourite outfit to wear at the moment?

The most frequent question I get asked on my blog (and the question often arises outside the blogging world too) is about my hair. I feel like I'm always needing to justify the fact that I have it in the same style every single day. The reason is because my hair is extremely thin and I don't have a lot of it. It's also the most awful texture; not straight and not curly, it's so random it just does it's own thing. My current hairstyle makes it look like I have much more hair than I actually do and makes me feel much better about myself. Before I discovered my current hairstyle I always felt my hair was letting down the rest of my appearance. The previous style in had (you may remember I had my hair cut into a bob in the earlier days of my blog) required too much maintenance since I had to straighten it every single day. In the end my hair couldn't take it and became so destroyed from the heat. It also took too long- there is no way I have time to straighten my hair every morning before work as I am always in such a rush. The stress of wearing my hair down isn't worth it and it makes me feel really self conscious. On average I'd probably wear my hair down once or twice a year (this is often for Melbourne Cup or if I go to the races and I'm wearing a flower crown and feel like there's already too much sticking off the top of my head to also justify a high bun). But no you probably will never see me with my hair down. To be honest I can't understand the judgement I get around my hair. If having the same hairstyle each day makes me feel better about myself then I believe it's worth it. For all of you who want to know how to do this style, I will hopefully write a post about it soon. I hope that answers your questions

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Kitten D'Amour Picnic in Paris Dress
Poker Heart Clutch Bag c/o OASAP
Wittner Layne Heels

Linking to: What I Wore Wednesday, Confident Twosdays

99 comments:

Yasmine M said...

Such a lovely outfit!<3 I really love your dress! xox

IN & OUT said...

so sweet!!
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Estelle Watson said...

OH-MY-GOD.
This is the most beautiful outfit ever!! You look so wonderful and pretty *O*
I love the bag!!

.Estelle.

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Very pretty and feminine dress Imogen! It's a bit like the Cambie dress I sewed in September.

Your hair always looks lovely, and actually looks like it takes a lot of time to do. I say keep doing what you love!!!

Kezzie said...

I wish I could do such a neat style with my hair. I'm just terrible at doing it so I just wear it down or in a pony and dint have time to do it .

Your kitten d'more dresses are just delightful! X

Jo said...

Hello Imogen. Yes the dress does look like ALice in Wonderland. Unfortunately, I'm unable to load all your photos. I refreshed a few times to no avail. I understand how frustrating it is about not being able to trust reviews anymore due to the positive reviews from sponsored products. Actually I find that bloggers in my country tend to do that and I find US bloggers more open and honest and that's what I appreciate. About your hair. I get how sometimes it could be frustrating to keep answering the same questions on simple things like your personal choice in wearing your hair the way you want. Sometimes people just don't understand coz they are not in the same situation. I like how you managed to find the solution to your thin hair. Looking great as always!

Jo
Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

Beauty Unearthly said...

You look gorgeous, Love the colors, accessories, hair.. everything about this look! xx

Bisma Rauf said...

You look adorable!

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AVY said...

It should have been the queen of hearts though.

/ Avy
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Jacqueline Stewart said...

my goodness, you look so so so cute here imogen! i LOVE this dress and your clutch is pretty sweet too :D

Adam said...

gorgeous outfit

Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean said...

Such a cute dress, you look stunning in it. *__*
Lovely greets Nessa

Shybiker said...

Sweetie, people don't have the right to judge you or anyone else. Wear your hair any way you want. Don't feel any need to justify or explain your decisions. It's YOUR hair.

The outfit is very cute.

Kathleen Harper said...

Cute! Love this purse. I love the Wonderland vibe :)
<3
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Manuela Muratore said...

love your dress and also your clutch
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Rachella - flourishingfit.com said...

Really cute outfit! You look like you just walk out from a fairytale book! :)

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francesca romana capizzi said...

What a pretty dress! I really love i!

Karen Liesens said...

What a lovely outfit! I adore the bag!

x Karen
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katherine lou said...

I totally agree! Your outfit is very Alice in Wonderland inspired! Such a pretty dress!

Paola Lauretano said...

Your dress and your clutch.... OMG, amzing!!!!!
Happy sunday!
Kisses, love Paola.

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Lilli said...

Hi Imogen! You look so cute as a modern Alice, the dress is very lovely. Im in love with the clutch and u know,I get what you said about ur hair as mine is the same. Urs looks great in that way.xo

Snoskred said...

Well, I have three things I want to say about your hair.

1. judgey people can go and jump in a lake.

2. I love your hairstyle BUT and it isn't a bad but, BUT #3

3. I cannot figure out for the life of me how you manage to get it so perfect each and every time.

I know, because I am female, though my hairstyle would often pretend differently! there is probably something under that bun to hold it in place and make it so awesome.

I have looked at those things and every single time thought WTF, how would I even use this. I don't get it.

Please, for the less talented among us, please give us a hair tutorial, because just once I would love to have a bun like that. ;)

I love you, I love your blog, and if and when we ever do meet, please excuse my staring at your hair because it is fascinating to me. :)

Rhea said...

My hair is so thin that it's impossible to do anything with it except let it down or tie it in a loose pony. Your hair looks perfect this way <3

And your outfit is beautiful, love that cute dress!

Crisis Beauty said...

Followed back dear! Love your outfit, keep in touch!!

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charmeuse said...

great :)
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Anouk said...

Such an original handbag! Goes perfectly well with your dress.

cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

I think it took a lot of courage to discuss your hair insecurities; and while I love that you did, you most certainly should not have to feel as if you must justify your reasons for a hairstyle. You look beautiful plain and simple. :)

xx

Simera H said...

Such an adorable outfit hun.
Beautetude

the chilicool said...

Lovely outfit, this look is soo cool!
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Leah and Rachel Collins said...

I love how vintage you dress! It looks so beautiful! x

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monika berdnik said...

Love this post, so creative,
and that dress, so soo stunning,
well the whole look is amazing :)

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Mira Devils said...

Omg you look marvelous. I'm so in love with the dress and the cute bag!

xx

LOLA FINN said...

Suuuuuper super cute :)))))
I love this awesome style!! Great Bag and shoes <3
xxoxo from Munich

Shireen L. Platt said...

You look gorgeous, the whole outfit is so retro chic and the bag is really unique and lovely! Love it! And yes, I 100% agree with you on the 'positive and glowing reviews'. I think there are some bloggers who are ass kissing and we just have to be extra careful about trusting reviews.

Reflection of Sanity

Launna said...

The dress seems inspired from Alice and Wonderland, it looks great on you Imogen xox

By the way, wear your hair the way you want to, I love my hair long and out but it is a lot of work and I only do that for special occasions... most time it is in some sort of pony or a messy bun :)

Dania said...

Fantastic look snd make up!
Kisses

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Camilla said...

This is so cute! I love it, I want your clutch!! :)

xxx
Camilla
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Nerline Germain said...

This is such a beautiful dress.

Red Rose Alley said...

You look simply delightful in this dress, Imogen. AND I WANT THAT CLUTCH, it's sooooo cute! Alice In Wonderland is one of Jess' favorites, so I'm sure she would love this outfit as well.

Happy Sunday, my sweet friend.

~Sheri

Sera Brand said...

So pretty! I love the alice in wonderland theme <3

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Eva Bergamo said...

You're wonderful!!! Love your dress!

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Jointy&Croissanty said...

Cute look!

Lenya said...

You look adorable honey. Don't pay any attention to thse people honey. It's your hair, it's your life, no one has the right to judge your hair or anything else. Just smile to yourself and ignore them. You are such a beautiful girl, please stay the way you are.
hugs
Lenya
FashionDreams&Lifestyle

Alexandra B. said...

Love your outfit. So adorable. Not for myself, but you look so cute :)

I actually eyed that bag as well!

As far as reviews and trust go... I think it depends on the number of reviews you do and whether they are all always positive ;-)


And lastly, as far as your hair go. Ehr? My hairstyle is more or less the same every day, every outfit. Which by the way counts for a lot of other bloggers I know. So don't worry?

Alex - Funky Jungle

Michelle LL said...

amazing vintage style love the dress! <3

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I love the Alice in Wonderland vibe! The dress is adorable, and the clutch is the perfect accessory. Also, I think your hair looks cute, and I think having a go-to hairstyle is a great idea. Negative people are not worth the effort to please.

Daphnee StVal said...

What a fun bag! I can see why you like it so much. With your dress and the backdrop, you look like a fair maiden story book character. Very lovely!

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Christina Lau said...

I can definitely see the Alice in Wonderland inspiration!! You look so lovely in this dress :) Love the colors!

Best,
Christina

Looks by Lau

borka gamero said...

Lovely dress and bag<3
wish you a great week ahead…
Borka
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Jamie Rose D. said...

People really give you crap about your hair? I can't believe that! It's not like it's out of style. I'm sure when you feel like changing it up, you will. As for now it's cute! It compliments your girly and adorable style and it makes you feel good about your hair. The end.

Also this dress is so incredibly cute. I love the neckline on it. The detailing on it is wonderful!

Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

FASHION TALES said...

What a lovely dress, and your hair is cute, do whatever works for you and your style. I think it's adorable. xx/M
The Darkest Days

Reichel said...

Definitely I need that bag! :D

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marina rauso said...

that bag is so dreamy. You really look like Alice in Wonderland
xxx
mari
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Maddie said...

You definitely look like Alice from Wonderland in this outfit- it is such a cute reference! :)
I know what you mean about the fact that sometimes people feel obligated to write a good review of a product they receive for free ( for a blog post). But I believe that a writer always needs to be 100% honest with it's readers, otherwise it might backfire!
Anyways, the clutch you received definitely seems amazing and is a great statement piece to any outfit!

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Kizzy Von Doll said...

You look amazing doll, love this dress and bag too..perfection :))) xx

Laura said...

ahh, it's been so long since i last visited your blog! you look so lovely, and very alice in wonderland-y:-) that bag is adorable! and you shouldn't have to justify the way you wear your hair at all. it looks lovely on you, so why change it! and i don't think it always even looks the same with all your different pretty bows and what not! :-) xx

Rita Aflyatunova said...

Beautiful outfit!
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saralookbook · Theprettythings said...

SUPER :D

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Kreyola said...

I never really paid much attention to the fact that your hair was the same all the time. I mean, your outfit stand out the most to me, but hey..that what I'm looking at lol.

You look lovely, and the dress does seem Alice and Wonderlandish (not a word lol). Plus the additon of the purse nail it. As always...cute dress :)

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Style-Delights said...

Such a cute bag! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style Delights Blog

annick tamoto said...

pretty!

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F-lover Fashion Blog said...

I love your look, soo vintage!
kisses Gi.

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Carli Ferretti said...

Cute look! Lovely outfit!

xo, carli
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Maggie Dallospedale said...

OMG
So adorable
I really love it
Kisses
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Eda G said...

I absolutely love everything, your dress, your hair, your bag; Alice in Wonderland is great, but this is beyond! :)

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la joie de vivre! said...

lovely! you are really stylish :) xoxo

A Possible Fantasy said...

such a cute dress!


a possible fantasy

June said...

Adorable outfit Imogen!
xx
June Wants It All

Ivana Split said...

I love Alice! such a great character and novel! The Disney cartoon version is a classic....and you do remind me of Alice in this dress!

Woderful dress dear...I always love to see your vintage inspired looks<3

So girly and perfect<3


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crafty-zone said...

You look so pretty here! I love your dress, it's so cute and unique!

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Karolina Antosik said...

so cute vintage outfit dear

Jasmine Rabuñal Barrientos said...

Hi, I'm not able to see your photos, only the first image. I usually rely on bloggers reviews, for beauty products too.

Jasmine x
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dahi. said...

one can really see the alice in wonderland theme. very flirty and romantic - love the look!
i would like to stay in touch - do you want to follow each other via GFC, bloglovin, FB and instagram?
it would be so great!

x
dahi

MIDORI LINE said...

this dress is amazing, and that bag!!! xoxo

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jess said...

That bag is delightful. I feel more inclined to trust reviews of free things when the item seems like it is in the bloggers personal style, just like your bag is. I can totally see you getting this on your own.

Classy Licious said...

I follow you :)

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Rebecca said...

I love that bag! It is so cute and fantastic! It looks like it would fit in so perfectly with the new Kate Spade Las Vegas line! You dress is so fabulous with the bag too! I think you hair style suits you perfectly! The bun is so cute. I too have quite thin hair and it is hard to find a style that works.

Rebecca
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Sonia De Macedo said...

I have to admit I always wonder about reviews, especially the fashion kind. They always rave about the product don't they. Then again I may be guilty of this myself (hence why I've withdrawn from those kind of posts lately) since I feel like you have to be positive about a freebie or try to find the good in something. Which is terrible isn't it. Anyhoo that clutch is really cute. I just spotted a Kate Spade yesterday like this and was kinda swooning. Though completely impractical for me to use, still I want it. And I'd never connect the Alice in Wonderland theme to it (stupid, I know) I immediately think of Vegas and flashy neons when I see the playing card design!

BTW wear your hair however you want. I think it looks lovely in a bun on you and I hate that you feel the need to justify this to anyone. We all have our signature do's and most fashuuuun bloggers style it down anyway. How is that any different to yours?
Sxx
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Busola Coutts said...

You need to start a dress line soon because darling, you rock dresses like no other. You look amazing!

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Ina R. said...

Aaaw cute as a button as usual! I can see why this ckutch is your new favourite! It would easily be my favourite too as I'm a sucker for anything Alice in Wonderland themed! <3 The dress is so pretty too!

Anett B said...

I can definitely see the Alice in Wonderland inspiration here! :) Your hair looks great by the way, I've always admired your pulled together hairdo!

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dahi. said...

hi my dear! thanks for your lovely comment and following me.
i'm following you via gfc, insta and bloglovin. let's stay in touch!

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dahi

Mica T said...

That is a very cute clutch! And I like that dress on you too! even if you do see someone else wearing the same dress, they might style it a different way from you? You;ll still look great in the dress no matter how many other people you'll see in it! :)

Very cute clutch as well, it does pair nicely with the dress.

And your hair is beautiful - you wear it however you like! :) Don't let other comments get you down - no matter who they come from. The important thing is what makes you happy, and if wearing your hair like that makes you happy, keep doing it! It really suits you too IMHO, you picked a great style! :)

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Shirley Tay said...

Lovely collection for the season. Great picks, sweetie! xoxo
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Ania Zarzycka said...

Wow! you look so pretty <33

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Sophie Sierra said...

Beautiful bag Imogen, I'm definitely a little bit (a lot) in love with it! Most definitely, I can feel the Alice In Wonderland vibes going on and they are gorgeous <3

I'm so sorry you've had such ridiculous remarks from people regarding your hair, why the hell does it even concern them? I wonder what's wrong with people sometimes! Don't ever feel you need to justify yourself to anyone, you do whatever you want, they have no right to question or make tactless comments or remarks. They don't even deserve a moment of your time! Personally I think your hair always looks beautiful, it's such a unique, pretty style that is so "you", you wouldn't be Imogen without it! I'm the same with my hair, only the other way round to you, I don't feel comfortable wearing it up so very, very rarely do.

Stay strong, stay you!

Sophie | soinspo xo

Natasha Hill said...

This whole outfit is just gorgeous, Imogen, and it suits you down to the ground! I love your hairstyle - it's cute and chic and I often wear my hair in a similar style each day too because of the same reasons as you mentioned in your post! Once you find something you love, who cares if you don't change it, it's your style :) - Tasha xxx

ELISA said...

your outfits are always so magical!
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devorelebeaumonstre. said...

so cute!

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Dainté said...

oh you look absolutly stunning ! I think you are the only one who can actually pull this kind of dress :D I am absolutly obsessed with this :) great style darling !

Laviña Jampit said...

oh my! your outfit is just too cute dear! from the dress to the bag :)

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Vita said...

I love the Alice in Wonderland feel of the outfit and the bag is truly gorgeous, I really want to get a clutch bag in a funky design that makes the bag look like something else too...

Haha, I pretty much thought that was the reason for your hairstyle, because it's exactly the same for me! Especially when using the extremely user-friendly wire/sponge bun-making tools from China, my hair looks much thicker than if I tie it up just as it is. Sometimes I also roll almost dry hair on sponge curlers and sleep with them, then I get a lot of volume a even curls the next day. :)
I also think the bun goes really well with your general style, you shouldn't feel pressured to change it, it looks neat and matches you, i's not like you need to have 365 hairstyles a year...

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FASHIONAVENTURA said...

Cute outfit and lovely bag :) M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr

Leah and Rachel Collins said...

Those green shoes are the cutest things! I love them - perfect for Christmas. x

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Virgínia Ferreira said...

Loved the look is beautiful.
Kiss
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rae t said...

this outfit is so stunning - and that blouse is to die for!

rae of love from berlin

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