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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Outfit

The Scarlet Lace Peekaboo Dress from Kitten D'Amour is definitely my favourite dress at the moment. You may recall that I posted it on my wishlist a few weeks ago here but I never expected to end up owning it.  It retailed at $329 and, although completely stunning and excellent quality, I certainly cannot justify spending that amount on a single piece. However, the dress finally came on sale (which was surprising because such a small number of the Kitten D'Amour collection ever comes on sale). At 40% off, and being my dream dress, I simply couldn't resist adding it to my collection. I know I'll wear it many times in the future including to a wedding in January and also on Christmas day. The dress itself is so beautiful and delicate. I adore the tie bow and the lace overlay. I love it more than words can explain. My experience with the delivery of the dress was very disappointing, however. I had intended to wear it to an event last Friday. I ordered the dress from the Kitten D'Amour website and inquired as to whether it would arrive in time. I was assured it would and placed the order on Tuesday of last week. I paid for express post just to be sure. However, it didn't arrive in time and I was very upset I couldn't wear this dress to the event. The dress was apparently posted on the Wednesday and didn't arrive until the following Monday. As a regular customer of Kitten D'Amour and, having paid express and inquiring beforehand, I just expected more. Kitten D'Amour are all sweet and over the top with the customer service when everything is going well, but when it comes to admitting their share of responsibility, they are not quite so friendly. My email expressing my disappointment has been completely ignored at this stage. I understand it may not be the biggest deal in the world but when they hold themselves out to be helpful and also since they charge so much for their clothes, I do expect better. I love the pairing of red and green for any time of the year so my emerald glitter pumps were the perfect choice for the dress. I've worn them for my last three outfit posts so you can tell how much I adore them. 

In much more important news, the Sydney siege absolutely broke my heart. I cried so much and it's all I can think about. Of course it's devastating anywhere around the world but when it's so close to home and when you can recognise the locations on the television, it makes it even more impacting. It hurt just that little bit more to find out that one of the victims was a sucessful barrister. That's not to say it wouldn't have been tragic in any profession, of course it would, but the connections I have to the legal profession caused me to shed that extra tear. To think one of the victims worked right near the law courts where I myself got admitted as a lawyer just two months ago is chilling. I was in a meeting on Monday morning when I first heard about the siege. Even though I don't work in the CBD, it was scary to think of what events were unfolding just across the Harbour Bridge. I rarely go the the CBD but I was there on Saturday morning because I wanted to visit Tiffany & Co and I walked straight past the cafe. So many people do every day and that's what makes it so tragic; an event like this unfolds just by the simple act of going to get coffee on a Monday morning during work; it's unspeakable. The legal profession is now denied a genius but more importantly three young children have to grow up without their mother. Not to ignore the other victims too; what an incredible man who died a hero, loved and respected by all. As for those who escaped, how does one begin to carry on with their life after such torture. Why do the most innocent of people have to pay for the problems of the world. 

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Scarlet Lace Peekaboo Dress
Mimco Red Carpet 100 Pump in Emerald Green

Linking to: What I Wore Wednesday, Eccentric Glamour

65 comments:

BlackBlush said...

Pretty dress!
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Valentina Batrac said...

Great outfit,lovely dress :)

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Nerline Germain said...

Beautiful!

Bisma Rauf said...

Pretty dress!

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Nicole Stars said...

You look like a princess honey! Realy stunning!!

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Be Blondie said...

Nice dress dear!
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Larissa said...

You look so adorable!
xx

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I can see why this dress is a favorite! It looks so pretty on you! Yes what happened in Sydney was heartbreaking indeed :(

Jackie Harrison said...

Lovely outfit and I agree about Sydney news very devastating when someone take and innocent life away no matter who in race and what they do for living.

Ina R. said...

Wow you always find the most gorgeous girly dresses! I adore the red lace here! The neckline is such an eyecatcher! Great combo with the sparkling shoes too! Perfectly chic as usual :)

Beauty Unearthly said...

Very chic, the dress is so cute. You look fab. :)

Pooja Mittal said...

thats the prettiest lace dress ever , so pretty
it fits you like its made for you , sper gorgeous
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Susann said...

Such a beautiful dress, it looks amazing on you! :)

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laura said...

I'm delighted you finally got your hands on that dress, it looks so perfect on you x

Kezzie said...

Result! So glad you got the dress you wanted! Worth the wait eh?
I couldn't believe the news- it's just terrible isn't it!x

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Kitten D'amour sales are unheard of, so good on you for getting this perfect dress. Have you received the watch yet? as I did send it last week and im a little concerned with it being Christmas and all.

Vita said...

The dress is lovely and at 40% off, getting it was really a hood choice! I'm sure you'll wear it often and it really suits you.

Since we don't have TV, I found out about the attack in Sydney really late, it was so shocking. It has been a very long time since this kind of thing happened outside of the destabilized muslim countries, and I would have never thought it could happen in Australia. It's horrible, I was hoping all hostages would be released or able to escape, it is so sad innocent and good people had to die.

Lostvestige said...

What happened in Sydney is just terrible! :(

The dress is beautiful though, it looks fantastic paired with those shoes!

Adam said...

looks very pretty

Janet Taylor said...

Lovely shoes!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That dress is gorgeous! The Sydney siege is a terrible tragedy, and it must be even more heartbreaking since it happened in a place you know.

Estelle Watson said...

This is the most beautiful dress I've seen you ever *O* without words...

.Estelle.

FASHION TALES said...

This dress is gorgeous, definitely one of your best outfits! I love it! :) Happy Holidays. xx

Rhea said...

I always love the dresses you choose. Everything about this dress is stunning, from the colour to the design to the person who's wearing it :)

FASHIONAVENTURA said...

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Lady parisienne said...

I love your dress thisred suit you so well!! and perfect with the green heels

Daphnee StVal said...

You have found so many great ways to rock those heels! Love it!

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Kathleen Harper said...

Pretty!
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Anett B said...

That dress is stunning, love the red lace! Have a great weekend!

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katherine lou said...

I love this dress so much! You look so pretty!

Rakel said...

so lovely!

Emmylou said...

My heart goes out to Australians, esp after the seige, and now the stabbing of the 7 children:( Thoughts and prayers to everyone affected.

On a lighter note, that dress is lovely and sooooo you:) SOrry to hear about the shipping thing, but the dress does look great.

Couture Carrie said...

Incredible dress, darling!
It looks amazing on you!

xoxox,
CC

Wynne Prasetyo said...

you look stunning in that red dress!

i am sorry about the Sydney siege. my baby brother is actually in Sydney for college, but when this happened he did not happen to be anywhere near the CBD.. I obviously don't get impacted by it as personally as you do, but I definitely know the feeling of learning about a certain incident happening so close to you. be strong, lady :) i believe good things will come out of it and even the things that now seem bad will eventually be figured out and regarded as blessings.

Shybiker said...

What a wonderful dress (and matching lippy). You're right -- it is festive. Happy Holidays!

Kim Alston said...

what a fabulous deal you got on the dress Tia. looks amazing on you. so pretty. i was saddened to hear about those events. it was tragic. things are now happening worldwide. it's sad.
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Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

wow...cute blog :)

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Your dress is stunning, love that on you a lot ;))) Perfect doll...I hope you have a gorgeous Christmas week :) xx

cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

What a gorgeous dress, Imogen - so perfect for the holidays!

xx

Ivana Split said...

I also feel very sad for what happened in Sydney...so many tragic and horrible things happen everyday and sometimes it is all so overwhelming....and makes me feel so powerless.

You look so pretty in that red lace dress...I especially love the heart shaped cuts in the front.

Those emerald pumps I really adore....they're perfect for any outfit.

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Glamour ZONE said...

so sad to read about sdynedy,
the dresslooks stunning on you sobeautiful

francesca romana capizzi said...

Nice outfit, this dress looks great on you!

SuperLux said...

Lovely red dress! This is THE Christmas dress. :D

The Real Arnolds said...

Glad you were able to add it to your collection! It really is a beautiful dress. I love the shoes you paired it with. Great color combo.

Amy Ann
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Mica T said...

That is such a pretty dress - red and gold together is a great combination. So sad that it didn't arrive in time, even after you checking it would! I guess everything runs a little slower in the run up to Christmas.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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Angela Donava said...

So beautiful!
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Shireen L. Platt said...

The Sydney siege affected us all around the world. It's horrible and I wish people can just stop being mean to each other.
You look really lovely in the dress, it suits you really well. xx

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Elizabeth Lee said...

such a beautiful, intricate dress balanced by those glittery rockstar heels - LOVE this look!
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libys11 said...

omg!!! this dress is LOVE!!!! my favourite look from you!!! :D

and i was sad to hear, watch and read about what happened there. :( it's unfortunate that innocent people are affected by this tragedy.


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Elisa Zanetti said...

the perfect xmas dress!
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Danielle said...

gorgeous dress!

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A Possible Fantasy said...

looking lovely in red lace!

happy holidays! ♥
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Caro * said...

Marvelous dress.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas :)

meandmr.com said...

I love your outfit! That dress is really cute!
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Mira Devils said...

You look marvelous. Love the beautiful dress and the heels. It's so sad that the innocent always have to suffer. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families.

xx

Red Rose Alley said...

Imogen,
I didn't see this red lace dress, and it looks so elegant on you.

I think it's normal to feel a bit sad that the holiday is over because it's such a special time of year, but we have to remind ourselves how many blessings we have already. Thank you for your friendship this year and all of your delightful comments. I wish you peace and lots of love in the new year.

~Sheri

Kreyola said...

All your dresses are truly lovely. It is tough when you are on vacation and or break, and can't really post outfit pictures. Enjoy your break, next year is around the corner!

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Mi Estilo Básico said...

Nice dresses! kisses!

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katherine lou said...

This dress is absolutely stunning! I'm in love with the lace and the color!

Abby said...

Oh wow, that dress is perfection! Love the color and fabric - so feminine and glam!

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Imogen, your dress is scandalously brilliant! Thanks for joining my linkup! I hope to see you back next month!