Tuesday, December 9, 2014


It's hard to believe I haven't posted this dress on my blog before; it's had many adventures with me and is certainly one of the best. Orange is a colour Ive come to love in recent times despite it being the one colour I'd never wear for years. I now have two orange dresses in my collection; the other one is the polka dot dress which I posted here. The white floral lace detailing was a good way to balance out the orange given that it was my first orange piece in many years. As you can see, my emerald glitter heels are making an appearance again; they are more versatile than one might initially think. I'm going to make them make with as many outfits as possible. The glitter sparkly hair bow was purchased from a little store near where I work. I go there so often that I'm on pretty familiar terms with the couple that work there. I have a bit of a love for Babushka Dolls and have gone back for four sets now. I always say it's lucky there aren't many good shops where I work or my spending could get me into a lot of trouble. The Forever New bag is a recent purchase from the sales. It's a truly amazing bag and even has leopard print lining. It's also really functional because the storage component at the front is also replicated at the back. It's also a very stylish and beautiful bag. 

I fear you're all going to hate me after this post but I truly dislike Christmas. For many years I haven't been a big fan and thought it was overrated. But these days I hate it even more because it reminds me of all the aspects of my life that I miss and that makes me sad. Like when I was a child when the family was much closer and before I knew what being depressed felt like. I miss the family that are no longer with us that used to make that time of year so special. I just miss feeling happy. On another note, this year I lost one of my greatest support networks in my life. I would say it's their fault, they would say it's mine but the details aren't relevant for now. It hurts to no longer have a relationship with what used to be such a huge part of my life. This has absolutely destroyed me and made me feel more worthless than ever before. There's a significant part of my heart which breaks every single day. I fear Christmas and the holidays will just be a painful reminder of that. This isn't to say I have no one in my life because that certainly isn't true. I'm sure there are people in much worse situations that make the best of it. But I am never able to as the feelings of negativity get me every single time. 








Mimco Red Carpet 101 Pumps in Peacock Green Glitter
Review Dress
Forever New Black and Gold Bag 
Glitter Hair Bow 

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Ali Hval said...

Tia! I love this outfit. The orange and the blue are so complementary to one another, so good job with that there. I agree that orange can be such a difficult color to not only find but wear. It's so much easier to pick a pretty pick, but I applaud you for pulling off this bright shade of orange so well! Have a fantastic week. :)

Outside The Waredrobe said...

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Kezzie said...

Don't you look pretty!!!
I love this outfit! You look super pretty in it. Orange IS a difficult colour (I recently wore an orange dress which I think you commented on) but it's very cheery. I am so sorry (for you) that you feel that way about Christmas- I truly love it and enjoy it so much- I wish there was a way I could help you to enjoy and love it more.


BlackBlush said...

Pretty skirt!


Ivana Split said...

You're not the only one that feels that way- even if it might feel so. Many people feel depressed and blue at this time of year ( many of them don't experience those feeling as a few who are really depressed but they still feel down). I can't say I hate Christmas, but since I don't celebrate it with my family (because I live some place else) it is not the same as it used to be...and maybe it is not the same as it was because I'm not a kid anymore.

Just don't feel bad about not liking Christmas, hate is as much as you like and just organize your time in some way you find fit...with people you love and not thinking as much about those you lost.

You do look fantastic...and it's a shame we didn't see this orange dress before...and at the same time maybe it is better because with those glittery heels that dress shines even brighter....



Pooja Mittal said...

you always have the most prettiest dresses
the shoes are fab

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Fabulous dress!!!!!

Emmylou said...

(((hugs))) Oh Imogen! You are certainly entitled to feel however you want to feel about Christmas and the holidays. I hope that things change soon that will help you change your mind.

PS You look lovely in orange:)

Alisa Gromova said...

Wow! You look so cute and pretty! Love the skirt


Launna said...

Imogen... first, you look beautiful, I love the orange on you...

and second most importantly, I truly know how you feel... this last year has been the most difficult year I have dealt with and honestly if it had not been for Valentina, I would not have celebrated Christmas either. Thankfully I have her so that I have to find a way to be cheerful for her... it's not easy.

It is so sad to lose someone that is such a huge part of your life, for me it was so sudden with no real explanation, I do understand, completely... please do not ever hesitate to message me if you need to talk. My email is tweety_pie_36@hotmail.com

I have missed you, I am so glad to be back blogging and I am so thrilled my exam is over and done with.. no more school for me for a few months, I need a little break..

Take care of yourself, I have been thinking of you xox

Kathleen Harper said...

Loving these sparkles! You look fierce.

Adam said...

lovely outfit

Elizabeth Lee said...

so pretty! i LOVE the shoes - so sweet and glam! :D
love, liz

kileen valenzuela said...

this look is absolutely beautiful! i love the orange skirt on you!

cute & little

Courtney Erin said...

That dress is sooo pretty - and I love the shoes you paired with it!

Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

Kim Alston said...

This can be a depressing time for many people. You're not alone. I've gone through that feeling myself in the past. It's not a good feeling. You may not understand it now, but one day God is going to show you why you were not suppose to be connected to that person. Often we think we should, but he can see further. Have trust and faith that this is the way it should be. Have HOPE that your situation will change. Enjoy each day and the blessings you do have. It will be ok :)Don't despair.

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Twin ladybug said...

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Sheila said...

Very pretty dress - I like the white lace over the top part. The shoes are fabulous - I remember when I could wear heels that high!

I dislike the obligations that Christmas creates; I'm not close with my family, I prefer to be with my husband and cat - I'm just not into the whole rah rah seasonal thing. You aren't alone in that, at least.

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Beauty Unearthly said...

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

Monica M. said...

Wow love this outfit ! <3
This color is so beautiful!



Couture Carrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous dress!
Love the layered effect.


Nicole Stars said...

Wow dear, so great! The orange and the blue fits perfectly together!! I love how you combined it!!!
Such a great sense of style!!

xoxo Colli // my blog - tobeyoutiful

Mica T said...

Oh I hope you manage to have a lovely christmas this year Imogen!

You can strike out on your own! While you do have the happy memories of the past Christmasses, you can make your own memories and your own traditions! You can feel close to those you miss by doing things with them in mind, or forget about the hurt by doing something completely new! I do hope you have a lovely Christmas - you definitely have the kind of wardrobe that would make dressing up for Christmas a lot of fun, so I hope you enjoy doing that :)

Away From The Blue

Be Blondie said...

Nice outfit, you look so pretty!


Anonymous said...

You look lovely and that outfit feets so good on you. Love that little bag too.

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Vita said...

The dress is so gorgeous! I love how the shoes dont match it at all, but work with the outfit really well nevertheless.

I'm sorry ot hear that Christmas is not a happy time for you anymore, but I think you can do something about it! I know hat you mean about people drifting apart - my Christmas has also changed because of peopel moving away and th elderly in my family departing forever, but at the same time there are also new people coming in your life who make the time special in another way. Of course I don't know about your situation, but there must be something you can do. If you really need a big change not to be reminded of the past, you can always travel to a country that doesn't celebrate Christmas, or spend the time volunteering in an animal shelter or elderly nursing home, or participate in a secret Santa and make new friends or do whatever you want to do!

cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

Those shoes are such a fun touch - I am positively obsessed with them!


monika berdnik said...

I must say, I too am not such a fan of Christmas, I just like the sales ;)
I loooove your outfit and I`m in love with your shoes, you look so pretty :)


The Real Arnolds said...

Love the lace peek through top! I never would have thought to pair the turquoise shoes with the orange, but I love it!

Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

tr3ndygirl by Pamela Soluri said...

so stunning look, amazing dress
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Midwest Muse said...

This outfit is beautiful.

Kizzy Von Doll said...

You look wonderful and I love your shoes...glitter :))) I don't like Christmas in regards to the commercialism of it, it's ruined, people are mean and everything is expensive. People become even more greedy. I just prefer to celebrate the good things about it, I stay away from stores and shop online, so I don't get brought down by all of that craziness. I really love those shoes :)))) xx

Sonia Verardo said...

Beautiful outfit, you look fab!
xo from Italy,
Sonia Verardo

Shireen L. Platt said...

Oh Imogen, I am so sorry that you're feeling down. I know it is very hard to look at the positive side of things when you're sad but I hope you try. Concentrate on everything that makes you smile regardless how small and unimportant it is, be it a flower or a smell, just try to focus on the good. Hopefully you'll feel better soon. Hugs! xx

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Lovely look!


Laviña Jampit said...

nice dress dear :)


Sherin said...

This dress is the prettiest. I really like the colour.

Elizabeth Victoria Clark said...

So sorry to hear that you are feeling down and that the holidays aren't a time of happiness for you - I can completely understand where you are coming from though! Hope you will find a way to stay positive despite it all, though I know how hard it can be. :)
Love love love the dress - the colour is just darling and it suits your figure so well! xE

Elizabeth Victoria Clark

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a cute dress! While I always look forward to Christmas, it's not the happy, joyful day it was for me when I was a child. There's something about growing up that can ruin even holidays...

Kiki Simone Williamson said...

Beautiful! love the colors and the sheer lace overlay

Kiki Simone

libys11 said...

aren't you a darling?! your colourful outfits always put a smile on my face!

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Descude said...

Thank you for the loveling comment on my blog, dear!
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June said...

Such a cute top! I love how you've worn it over a dress to make it more casual looking. And I can see those gorgeous sparkly heels you posted about a few weeks ago :) xx
June Wants It All

Evil_princeS said...

Oh, your post is so sad... I wish you find people who will make your holidays happy! You'll wait for Christmas to share fairy feelings with them.

You look gorgeous!)))
Best wishes =)

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Alexandra Tsirimokou said...

Lovely outfit, great post :) thank you for visiting my blog! I am now following you, hope you'll come back and do the same x


Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

So bright and fun and I love your glitter shoes with it.

esmeralda evangelista said...

I love your shoes!

jess said...

Orange is so hard to wear, you pull it off. I like the overlay on the dress.

angelaah91 said...

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In Kinsey's Closet said...

I'm sorry to hear you're dreading this time of year! I went through a really bad breakup a few years ago, and blogging was the thing that got me out of the bed in the morning. It was the only reason I showered or wore nice clothes. Keep blogging, because you have an awesome network of people here!

Suraiya Haque said...

Thank you very much for your lovely comment at my blog. I’m already following u at GFC and Bloglovin; hope you can do the same so we can kip in touch. Have a great day. xoxo.


Izzy said...

aww Imogen I don't know what happened, but I hope next year will be better for you and keep the good relationships you have now and building more in the future. Don't worry I 'm not really a big fan of Christmas either but kind of in a different way- Christmas never had happy memories for me so I don't really have any reason to enjoy it. Hope you have a wonderful holiday anyway and enjoy the break. This dress is really beautiful on you- I love the lace overlay on the top part of the dress. hope you're having a great week so far! :)

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francesca romana capizzi said...

This dress is so gorgeous, i really love it!
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Nerline Germain said...

I see you are wearing the shoes. I love the dress.

sepatuholig-Grace Njio said...

such a lovely look on you...

Daphnee StVal said...

Love the colors! Your blue heels look perfect with the orange skirt!


Paola Lauretano said...

Amazing dress, so so cute and perfect combo with your sparkling shoes!!!!
Love, Paola.
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Megalolz!!!! said...

Your dress is gorgeous!! x

Kiss & Make-up said...

Your wardrobe is a GOLDMINE ;-) You always wear the cutest outfits.

JerseyGirl1216 said...

Pretty outfit, the color combo is perfect. I love your blog! I just followed:)


Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Wonderful outfit! Love the way the shoes look - such a beautiful shape! x

Isa Machado said...

You look stunning dear! :)

Isa M., Tic Tac Living

Jasmine Hwang said...

What a sweet dress for this time of year! Love the lace detailing!

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SHE Jenmarie said...

I'm honestly not a big fan of orange but I think this dress is so pretty! I hope that you can find some way to enjoy the holiday and make new traditions that you'll enjoy :)

Miharu Julie said...

Great outfit

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Teresa Amaral said...

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Stanislava E. said...

I know many people that don't feel comfortable around Christmas so I can understand you and I don't hate you! Beautiful dress! You should wear it more often!


Sibylla said...

Nice post!!
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Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

I love the dress, it is such a pretty colour and it clashes beautifully with the sparkly green shoes.
I really think you need to try some counselling, mainly Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. It helps to change the way you think, so you dont get into a cycle of neativity.

Gems x
Fashion, Well Done

Annie L said...

Love the orange skirt! New follower :)
xo Annie
New England Romance

Маргарита Рафинад said...

Amazing blog! Totally love it!
May be you'd like to follow each other? Let me know C:

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LoveT. said...

You look wonderful! Love the Dress and the gorgeous Shoes :)

want to Hug you ,lovely Greets ,kisses <3

Valentina Batrac said...

Lovely dress,you look beautiful.Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog,I followed you on GFC can you please follow back? ♥


Carolin Se said...

Love the outfit!
The dress looks amazing on you :)

Caro x


Anett B said...

This dress is so very pretty, I love white and orange together!

Bella Pummarola

Tanja S. said...

Oh my god, the bag is way too great! Lovely outfit, you look amazing.

Denise Kokinis said...

Such an adorable dress! I am loving the colors in this. I also love your shoes that you paired with it! And your hair pulls the whole look together so well :)


Snoskred said...

I'm feeling similarly re Christmas but for a different reason.

I do not have a single person around me who likes Christmas. I want to love it and enjoy it, but these people depress me about it so much, the last 3 Christmasses I have worked 8 hour days on Christmas Day so my workmates who do have people who love Christmas could enjoy it without having to work.

Plus, it was over $50 an hour public holiday pay so that was an awesome side benefit.

I would just once like to have a Christmas where people enjoy themselves instead of treat it like a chore.

We were at the shops today and I have officially decided that The Other Half cannot go shopping with me again until Christmas is over, otherwise there is every chance I will pick up a nearby, beautifully decorated Christmas tree, and whack him with it until he agrees to put a smile back on his face, or alternatively I might wrap him in Christmas lights while screaming Cheer the ffffff up!

So, the sooner it is over, the less chance of me deading people with Christmas items. :)

Danielle said...

gorgeous dress!

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Sakuranko said...

Oh very cute skirt


Reneta Kanevska said...

Beautiful blog! :)

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Do it and let me know! xx

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Edyta said...

A spectacular orange skirt!


The orange and teal is a marvellous colour combo that I love. You look gorgeous, the shoes are perfect. xx/Madison
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Olivia Monopoli said...

Oh I love the crochet over the dress! It adds a pretty dimension to it :) Anyway, I am sorry that you do not like Christmas and I hope that you will eventually find happy memories to associate the holiday with!
Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

Lizzy said...

great! so pretty!

Angela Donava said...

Cute outfit!
Have a nice day!
Angela Donava

Jamie Rose D. said...

You look so pretty! I'm in love with your green glitter heels and I absolutely love how you paired them with this orange dress. Such a fun color combination.

Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

Denise Sabs said...

Hello again, here I am again back to the blogosphere, just don't know for how long :) I always say it's for good, and then I travel again for months, which makes blogging and commenting difficult! But let me say you look lovely as usual and I am glad to see you again! Orange is not a color that I can say I have many pieces, but on you it looks great! And the shoes, wow! I feel the same as you about Christmas... and I am sorry someone left your life... it happens, unfortunately... yes, I used to be happy, but my parents passed away within a couple of months a few years ago - so we just came from one horrendous moment and in a few weeks had another again. Then Christmas ended for me :( I hope you are fine and that you think of 2015 - it will soon came and we wll have many months before the next Christmas! Denisesplanet.com

Mariamma Iris said...

I love the lace detailing on your dress and your hair is darling <3


Néa Ventura said...

So gorgeous! Nice outfit!
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Caro * said...

Adorable top and your heels are perfect :)

Diana Mieczan said...

That dress looks so cute on you:) Have a lovely day.

Jaclyn Kent said...

Adorable dress and it fits you so well!