Saturday, December 27, 2014


After an unintentional break of one and a half weeks from blogging, I am ready to post again. That might not seem like a long time but it is for me; blogging is always the one aspect of my life I've kept up with regardless of all the other changes in the last few years. I have been feeling rather uninspired lately and I feel frustrated that I have such a terrible camera (am I the only blogger still using a very basic digital camera?) but don't have the money to buy a new one and probably won't for quite some time. I will have to do the best I can. This is an outfit I've been wearing frequently in recent times. Many people comment on the obvious festive nature of the look (I was even called a Christmas elf at work) but since I don't like Christmas that isn't why I'm wearing red and green. I just like these colours together and I love bold combinations (orange and purple is another good one).  This is a new top from Kitten D'Amour. I am absolutely in love with it. I also have it in black. It comes in red, blue, black and emerald. I would love to have all the colours but I thought purchasing more than two of the colours would be taking it too far. At $60, this is rather affordable compared to most pieces from Kitten D'Amour. It is also very suitable for everyday wear; in comparison most Kitten D'Amour clothes are more suited to formal/dressy occassions. This top is perfect and I love it so much. The lace and bows are adorable, and it is a flattering shape in a comfortable material. Best marks Kitten D'Amour for this top! 

The shoes were also a rather exciting find. There are a few pieces that I've noticed are common to own in the blogging world. I like that because, although we are spread out all over the world, owning some of these more common pieces makes me feel like I am part of the group. These include many of the Bernie Dexter dresses and the Jenny dresses from Pinup Girl Clothing. In that category I would also include B.A.I.T footwear. I have wanted to own a pair for a long time but was turned off by the high postage charges directly from the US. I tried and locate Australian stockists of B.A.I.T footwear and eventually came across Pretty Dress and bought the pink tbar Ione heels. I was so amazed that I also wanted to add the black version and the mustard yellow pair to my collection. However, that website has only a very limited selection of B.A.I.T footwear so the search continued. However, I became lucky when I found out that Kitten D'Amour now stocks B.A.I.T footwear. Again the selection is not extensive but they had the black Ione shoes that I had been searching for for quite some time. It's amazing to think that these international shoes I'd been trying to track down for so long turned up in a local store in Sydney. I knew they had to come home with me and I' very pleased to have found them. They go with everything and the vintage element is perfect. 

It's holidays and I've still got another 5 days off from work. I'm already feeling lonely and bored. I wish I had friends and I wish I could enjoy things that most people do. The lack of routine and the loneliness makes me slip back into feeling extra depressed, even if it is for only a week of holidays. At the same time I don't feel ready to face another demanding year of full time work either. But I do hope you all had a lovely break and I look forward to seeing what you received for Christmas!  I have a few exciting pieces to show you including my new laptop which I am posting from for the first time right now. 








Kitten D'Amour Girl Crazy Lace Jersey Top in Emerald
B.A.I.T Footwear Ione Heels in Black
Custom Made Red Velvet Skirt

Linking to: What I Wore Wednesday


Ivana Split said...

what a lovely combo...I love green and red together...perfect for this holiday season.

The shoes are adorable! great find!

I think we all wish we had a professional cam and photographer at our disposal but we just have to make do with what we have.

My holidays were awful this year, I can't wait for them to be over and I wish I could just sleep trought them.


Anonymous said...

So pretty! And what a great outfit.. That top is so cute! I love the red and green together <3

Beauty Follower said...

I like the colour combination, so Christmas-y!

Happy Holidays :)

Kezzie said...

I always think your camera looks good. I adore the top, so beautiful!! The shoes are great too, I love Bait too. I received a dress for Christmas I know you'll love but my husband bought a size too big. Sigh..

Shybiker said...

Hi Sweetie. I'm sorry you're sad. Holidays do that to many of us. What helps me is to find something joyful, no matter how small, and savor it. I hope you find your bliss. Your outfits and blog are wonderful.

Beauty Unearthly said...

Gorgeous !!! you look lovely babe :)

Debbie Stinedurf said...

That blouse is absolutely beautiful!

Amy Aed said...

Merry Christmas and a happy New year!


Unknown said...

Merry Christmas. Cute outfit.
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Unknown said...

Perfect, classic combination. Everything is spot on. I'm loving that lace top, especially! <3

Thanks for the visit, too! ^_^ I hope you had a nice XMAS!

- Anna


Jointy&Croissanty said...

Cute look and awesome skirt!

Adam said...

nice outfit

Oksana Zolotukhina said...

You look so beautiful, I like your outfit!


Corinne said...

Don't get down about your photos, they are fine, clear, in focus and good lighting!

I love the outfit and I hope 2015 brings you more inspiration!

Corinne x

PTYSIA said...

Amazing red dress!
Have a nice day!

Sherin said...

Such a pretty look. I love the red and green together.

Launna said...

Imogen... you look adorable as always.. I love how you dress with flair ♡

Imogen I understand the Christmas holidays not being great for everyone, I find it tough too. I hope you can find joy in it one day... I've felt it, so I know it exists... I hope you find happiness... I think we'd be good friends if we lived closer, you are such a sweetie ♡

The Fashion Stir Fry said...

It is adorable. You always look so cute in everything you wear. It is okay to take a break sometimes and who knows, maybe someone somewhere reading your post may send you a nice camera. Just saying.


Laviña Jampit said...

advance Happy New Year dear :)


Couture Carrie said...

Perfect Christmas look!


Bisma Rauf said...

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Lostvestige said...

I've always liked the way red and green look together as well! I think your photos look really good, I would have never guessed you were using just a basic digital camera.

Jackie Harrison said...

Stunning outfit.

thehonorableMissDecaf said...

I can tell you a secret about having a bad camera -- which I have as well -- all you need is a good editing program to fake your way through it until you can afford a new one! I'm in a financial pinch most of the time, so instead of dropping hundreds of dollars on a good camera, I just use a photo editing program to tweak colors and use the blur tool effectively. So far it's been really useful! :D

Your outfit i cute, and while I'm sorry you don't really like Christmas, you can see why people called you a cute little elf. ;)



My Own Fairytale said...

Such a cute outfit.


Bellezzefelici said...

You look so amazing :)))


Coco said...

Imogen you look adorably festive! I'm currently taking a blogging break and it feels so weird. On the other hand, I can catch up on my favourite blogs!
Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

My name is Peggy Sue said...

Dear i lo ve the green and red color together ! You are beautiful! Merry Christmas !!!!

Kathleen Harper said...

Such a fun Christmas outfit!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Beautiful skirt imogen, I also love that top!

Kati said...

Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
This combination is so cool, I love the colours so much! Really like how you’ve put your whole outfit together!

Have a great week,

Emmylou said...

(((hugs)))), Imogen. As one commenter said, the holidays do bring some sort of sadness to it, and I can't blame you for feeling the way you do. I do hope the funk passes soon.
On a lighter note, you look great as usual, and those BAIT shoes are rad:)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

A break is sometimes needed doll, I took one and I feel loads better!! You look wonderful, love these colours together, so beautiful always!! I hope your Christmas was wonderful and your New Year will be bliss too :) Xxx

Mica said...

I think you have great photos! :) Don't be so hard on yourself :)

Fantastic that you could find the shoes you were looking for locally! It's always nice when we get something we've been wanting for a while.

Hope you have a great start to 2015 Imogen, and find a way to make the holidays fun :)

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June said...

So cute and christmassy

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Shopaholic said...

och, perfect outfit <3

Tram D. said...

Cute outfit :)
Happy holidays ^^


Jeanne said...

I love bold colour combos too! Very nice lace top Imogen! ;)
I wish you happy holidays!

Sydney's Fashion Diary said...

Cute Christmas outfit. I hope you had a great one =)

Shopping Lady said...

Lovely outfit, you look amazing!

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cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

I am so in love with that dress, Imogen - it is utterly divine for the holidays!


Shannon Jenkins said...

Gorgeous! I love that skirt!

<3 Shannon
Upbeat Soles

Straight A Style said...

Such a fun holiday outfit! I am loving those shoes!!

Amy Ann
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Unknown said...

Great holiday look! I especially love the shoes!


Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

So beautiful! Hope you had a great time xx

Kelsey&Kenecha said...

This look is just lovely! Red and green during Christmas looks amazing. That skirt is so cute, I would twirl around in it all day hahah :P


Shireen L. Platt said...

You look really good and I can see why you love this outfit, it's just a brilliant combination! I hope you'll feel better about the holidays soon, I do understand the loneliness. I have yet to make any friends after migrating here and there are moments that I miss having a friend to hang out with. xx

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Paola Lauretano said...

Green & red is a lovely combo and your skirt is very elegant!!!!
Happy Holidays!
Kisses, Paola.


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Unknown said...

Such a pretty outfit! I love the shoes!! I'm following your beautiful blog! x

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nerline said...

Watching a good movie always helps when I feel depressed. Or reading a good book. You look lovely, doll. Keep smiling!

Trendy Tips Trendy Girls said...

It's a lovely outfit!!!! Skirt, shirt, shoes, hair... everything!
Kiss kiss and Happy New Year!!!! ♥
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Silvia Negretti said...

You look adorable, hun! And I'm sorry you feel sad during these holidays, but hope you can finf somethig good in them as well!
You know, even if you have a good camera, if you don't have a good photograph it's useless: I have a refelx and all, but my mom take the photos and she's totally denied for it, so I'm at the same point of you! ^^

Lux G. said...

So Christmassy :)
Lovely, dear.

Lenya said...

So pretty. Perfect for Christmas
Happy holidays

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The skirt and top are darling!

Bijou-Heart said...

Nice outfit!

Jessie @ bijou-heart ♥

A Very Sweet Blog said...

your pictures are always so beautiful! you'll get another camera soon. save what you can and it will add up. a new laptop is definitely more important. i'm just like you: professional, single etc. The holidays can get you down. Have you thought about taking up some hobbies or even starting a blogging group in your area? You guys could meet up once a month and do some things. Do you know Mica from Away From Blue blog? She's a fashion blogger and VERY KIND. Maybe connect with her. I hope you guys live in the same part of Australia. If not, at least it's the same area. One small step leads to other bigger steps. Don't be afraid to branch out.

Anett said...

You look so sweet and this outfit is very pretty! I wish you a wonderful 2015! :)

Bella Pummarola

meandmr.com said...

You look so cute! I love that skirt!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

styleyourselfinstyle said...

Love colores, and love your red/green/white outfit, it looks so fresh!!

Wish you a happy and successful 2015!!


P.S. Following you on bloglovin and Google friend connect :)

Unknown said...

You DO look a little like a Christmas elf in this outfit, dear Imogen...but the chicest, prettiest elf EVER!! I can see why you are so excited about this retro-inspired top; it's totally adorable!! And your black and white, t-strap shoes were definitely worth the wait!!


jeanne christine said...

Always love how you do your hair bun Imogen! And you're not alone! I've only been using a digital camera and phone as well. :)


MilanoTime said...

Really amazing babe <3
Wish you a nice day!
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Mandy said...

super cute!


Sonia Verardo said...

Lovely outfit!
I had to do with a basic camera for almost 5 years of blogging! Finally this Christmas I gave myself a present and upgraded the quality of my photos by buying a professional camera!
But don't worry, when you have the passion and great outfits, you'll have a great blog, do your best with what you have!
xo from Italy and happy holidays!
Sonia Verardo

Lady parisienne said...

you look so lovely, What a pretty Christmas look!!

Elle Sees said...

gorgeous! i didn't take off from blogging and i wish i would have, so good for you!

Ashley said...

This outfit is so ADORABLE! And I just love how well that neckline frames your face!

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Oh...cool :)
Happy new year :)

tr3ndygirl influencer e fashion blogger said...

hi darling, very beautiful look
I wish you a happy New Year

katie // a touch of teal said...

Beautiful look!

xo katie // a touch of teal

Unknown said...

Such a cute outfit, I love the lace detailing on your shirt!! :) xo~ Lena

UpGrade said...

Lovely look :)

U look so happy.


F-lover Fashion Blog said...

you are beautiful dear!
kisses Gi.

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Window On My Wardrobe said...

Cute outfit!

X Sara

Carmen Varner said...

Your whole look is stupendous! You look like a pretty fairy. How is your hair so perfect?! There's not one hair out of place. Wishing you a happy rest of 2014! :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

Unknown said...

such a fun christmas outfit and that bun is PERFECT! Love!
love, liz

Sybil said...

what a lovely holiday outfit! so perfect and cute!
glad to see you in my feed again!! :D

happy new year!
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Wynne Prasetyo said...

this outfit is the cutest! <3 <3 <3

The Perks Of Meg said...

Lovely outfit! x


TBN Blog said...

You look gorgeous as always! Happy New Year x

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jess said...

I love that skirt. I still use a basic digital camera your photos look good.

365HANGERS said...

Loving this look. So festive and fun!!

xx 365hangers

Unknown said...

great look for Christmas time! I followed your social media!


Zauni said...

This is great! You have such a unique sense of style, I really love it :) The shirt is amazing & I never would have thought of pairing those shoes with the outfit, but it really works! :)


Sonya Thaniya said...

loveee your skirt :) and happy new year :)


Larissa said...

This green and red combination is so cute! Im sorry to read that you feel lonely and bored! I hope the new year will bring you friends and happiness!

Jointy&Croissanty said...

Happy New Year!:)

Unknown said...

Lovely :)
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Vanessa said...

Wish you a Happy New Year 2015!!!

Sara said...

You look really sweet! A lovely Christmasy outfit!

Georgie said...

This outfit is so cute and christmassy! happy new year! xx

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Chrisy said...

Darling you look more beautiful than ever. I'm surprised you don't like Christmas; I imagined that you would. I hope it went well though. Re the camera, your photos look good to me. If you wanted to improve them you could use a site like picmonkey...it's free for basic effects and you can improve most pics on there. Love to you for a wonderful year.

Paola Lauretano said...

Lovely recap, you a re always so stulish!!!!!
Happy weekend doll!
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sweethaute said...

Hiiiiii! Cute style and love the colors, of course:) Hey also I wanted to invite you to a 'new' link up for friday Fashion Caché Friday, hope to see you there each week! http://sweethaute.blogspot.com/2015/01/fashion-cache-friday-1.html

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Tops Jeans said...

This awesome blog is nice! To be in line with nowadays trends, enjoy yourself in cute clothes for juniors! Will shape you like a charm or a diet.

Vita said...

This is such a cute combination! The top is truly gorgeous, no wonder it's your favorite brand. :) And the shoes are a great find, I love pumps with T-straps.
Don't worry about the camera, I'd been using a very old digital one for ages, except for when my boyfriend took the pics with his DSLR. Now I'm able to borrow my parents' nice camera for some time, and it does have disadvantages too - heavy, difficult to handle, can be stolen etc. Your photos are nice anyways!

Caro * said...

Wonderful combo. Your top is so adorable <3

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