Monday, March 30, 2015


Here it is- The Dolly Darling Collar Dress! This is my dream dress; out of all the many dresses I've ever owned this one is my absolute favourite. As I mentioned in my last post I've wanted this dress for so many months; Kitten D'Amour wasn't in Sydney when this dress was originally released so I didn't know about it until it had already sold out. I was so lucky to find someone, on the Kitten D'Amour Buy, Swap and Sell Facebook page, who was willing to sell it to me; I couldn't believe I was able to secure the dress given that everything sells so fast on the site. It's even more gorgeous in person and was everything I expected. It fits perfectly, is excellent quality and has layers of netting underneath to provide the 1950s silhouette. The print completely reflects my style; the combination of hot pink and polka dots is absolutely stunning. I definitely think pink is the best colour for the detailing; but it would also be amazing if this dress came in other bright colours such as yellow!

In a couple of days the much anticipated Yasmin collection from Kitten D'Amour will be arriving in stores and online. I've seen so many pictures of it from the previews and have never looked forward to the arrival of a collection as much as this before. I even put money aside for it when I knew I was going to be starting a spending ban soon. 

In other news, a few people have asked if I could provide an update on my work. Since it consumes most of my life, that seems fitting. Sometimes it is the best place in the world and at other times it is the worst. One week I'll have extreme motivation and want to work on the weekends but other times I can hardly bring myself to do anything. Those days of zero motivation are largely a result of my other issues such as being depressed, feeling anxiety on public transport and struggling to get a proper night's sleep. The routine can get very mundane of course, I often wish I was doing something more exciting than working five days of every week. But I quickly realise that I don't actually have anything better to do and I'd be much worse off without work anyway. Being unemployed, even for a short term, was incredibly depressing and I hated every second of being a university student. If you have to live in the real world then work is definitely the way to go. The work I do is not exactly hard and I like that. I've never been one who is particularly ambitious or out for a challenge so I like the familiarity and I feel proud that I've come to know a job so well. Even with it not being hard, I still never thought I'd be able to handle any form of full time job so the achievement I feel from that has been immense. I feel like I fit in there more than any of place over the course of my life. I don't have any friends outside of work and the lack of social life makes me lonely. My work has successfully filled part of that void for quite some time now. I've tried to involve myself in much more than I normally would have and it has paid off. As much as I dislike work sometimes, and the whole routine is a lot of effort, it is the best thing that's ever happened to me and I try to remind myself of that. That sums up my experience of the last year and a half; if there are any specific questions you'd like answered then please let me know.









Kitten D'Amour Dolly Darling Collar Dress
Wittner Queen Heels
Prouds Pearls 
Guess Delaney Classic Tote in Polka Dot

Linking to: What I Wore Wednesday,


Launna said...

Imogen... this dress really is you... I love the silhouette... It does have a very 50's vibe with an updated style xox

I know what you mean about work, when I suffered from some deep depressions, work was the one constant that I was able to continue with... it helped to ground me as I knew not working would make life even harder than it was... I am grateful for that... I am glad you can see some good things about it too xox

Kizzy Von Doll said...

What a stunning dress, you look marvellous :)) xx

Jackie Harrison said...

You look amazing doll great dress.

Cvetina Cekova said...

That dress is beyond beautiful and you styled it perfectly! Great job!

Moonstyle said...

lovely dress!
have a nice day

Nieco Starsza Dziewczyna said...

Beautiful dress 😃

Shybiker said...

What a gorgeous dress! It's exactly what I would wear in my dreams. Perfect choice. And you chose the right shoes for it.

I'm sorry you don't have more friends. Do you want some? There are things we can do to invite people into our lives.

Estelle Watson said...

It fits you like a glove, it's wonderfull!!


AVY said...

Really adorable, just enough swag.

/ Avy

Zarrah Jane said...

The dress is so lovely!
I love it
You look like a pin up model

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Kelsey & Kenecha said...

Gorgeous dress! Love the purse x


Beauty Unearthly said...

Gorgeous !!! you look lovely babe :)

Denise Sabs said...

I love the dress so much, and the shoes, wow!!!! You know I love your style and I would totally wear this dress! I am so glad you found it, that someone sold it to you! You look so sweet and beautiful! I know what you mean by anxiety of public transport or the lack of friends outside... but look, I wish you have friends that are really up to your sweetness and mind, because sometimes people have friends who are simply called "friends" and no meaning at all, or badmouth us. Pretending to be your best friend. So better to be at home or work than to deal with mean characters - no joke. Nevertheless, I am sure you will find meaningful people around! And I am glad that your work fills a good part of your life - it's like you said, always good to have it!

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

It is lovely, I understand you when you say it is your dream dress. You are beautiful in it. Kisses:)

Nilu Yuleena Thapa said...

Impgen I adore your dress! You look absolutely stunning!
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Jessica said...

I LOVE that polka dot dress! Your hair also looks amazing!

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Kezzie said...

Oh now THAT is an amazing dress! You look darling in it- it is SUCH a nice shape. I can see why you feel so special in it! I am glad that you feel ok with work- yes, I understand about some good weeks and others not so. I feel that at times. By the way, you always make me smile - it is like visiting a beautiful fashion museum visiting your blog- everything immaculate and beautiful.xx

Hena Tayeb said...

very retro.. love it.

Nerline Germain said...

This is such a beautiful dress! I love the handbag and how you completed the look with the shoes.

meandmr.com said...

That dress looks fantastic on you!
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Elena Dal Maso said...

What a great dress, you look fab :)))
It has been perfectly paired with the shoes!


Adam said...

nice dress

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Your dress is so pretty! It reminds me of I Love Lucy :)

Sarah Albertson said...

That dress is absolutely perfect! How exciting you were able to get it. I am always going back and fourth about my feelings for my job too. Most days I want to quit and I have come pretty close many time, but I do enjoy having a paycheck so I stick around for that mostly, haha.

Wida Zee said...

dress and bag I love, and I wanted to have the same bag model like :D

Dressed2dNines Blog said...

You look amazing! Looks like we're both rocking polka dots today. I love the pop of pink in your dress!


libys11 said...

that dress was made for you!!! fantastic!! :D

Have a great week!
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Paola Lauretano said...

This dress is beyond beautiful, you look always so pretty!!!!
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The Style Rawr said...

You look so beautiful in this dress, I love the shape on you!

Do you ever make plans with your work friends, outside of work? Just to hang out socially? Some of my closest friends were originally just work friends. I hope you feel better soon, we've all been there!

Tara x

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing dress, darling!
You look so beautiful and happy!


Nilu Yuleena Thapa said...

Have a lovely day Imogen!
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Emmylou said...

You look so good in this, Imogen! And you should be very proud of yourself for what you've accomplished. We all go through periods of being unhappy mentally, and the fact that you go through with everything despite some emotional stuff is such a great thing.:)

Sara Gerard said...

You look amazing! This is a perfect dress for you, it captures your style completely, and I am so glad that you were able to secure this dress!

Sarah Louise Porter said...

This dress is so cute I love it! Xo

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Mica T said...

that is such a pretty dress on you, such a retro feel. I'm pleased you were able to track it down, so nice how it all worked out so well for you! :)

It's good that you are enjoying work too. I think we all have good weeks and bad weeks, but as you say we are lucky to have jobs and reasons to get out of the house and do something productive now and then! :)

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Alexandra Zakharova said...

And finally we can see this fancy, spruce dress on you:) It fits you like a glove! So pretty and feminine! Besides, those snapshots are so lovely!
Have a fabulous time!

Karolina Antosik said...

I love polka dots :-)

you look so pin up in this dress :-)

Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean said...

Wow, this dress is so pretty. ^^
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Ale said...

what a stunning dress - love the hairdo too!! :)


Well, even though it takes much effort sometimes, I think work sounds like it's good for you. Your dress is so lovely. <3
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Anonymous said...

Love your style!
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Leah and Rachel Collins said...

Hey, I really love your style and this outfit is so cute and just your style :) You have a lovely smile x x x

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Alice said...

such an amazing dress!

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Antonella said...

Great post my dear:))
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xoxo Antonella

Laura said...

the dress is a dream, and you look wonderful! good that you're mostly enjoying your work, and i hope you'll continue to make the most of it as well as of life in general, hen! xx

Caro * said...

Gorgeous dress and your bag is very cute :)

Natasha Hill said...

Awww, it looks gorgeous on you Imogen! The print is very you and the bag goes perfectly with it. I hope that you#re job is still enjoyable, I know the anxiety that comes with each day, I've been having a blip with it recently and am having to removes stresses from my life, so I hope it doesn't take over too much, it's a horrible feeling. Lovely post! - Tasha

Kat said...

you look so stunning in that dress! wow so chic and classy :D


Georgie ジョージ said...

Gorgeous dress! I love the vintage vibes xx

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Lux G. said...

Love, love, love this lovely dress.

Camila Faria said...

You look adorable, as always. What a pretty dress!

Ana Pejkanovic said...

Such a romantic and beautiful dress. You look lovely by dear.

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Kreyola said...

Love the color and polka dot pattern of that dress. Just lovely!!

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Miharu Julie said...

Love the color

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ThefashionFlite said...

love the fit, n the vintage print on u.
great one..
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Closet Fashionista said...

That dress is too cute!!!!
And that's good that work is going well, even if sometimes you'd rather not be there. I actually have an interview for a job at an office today and I'm panicking a bit. I've gotten used to freelancing at home and not having to be face to face with the people I work with....so not sure how it is going to go :/

jess said...

That dress is so you. I love all the dots in your outfit.

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Connie Bea said...

That dress is gorgeous, unique and absolutely stunning on you!

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Dolce Vita said...

I'm in love with this dress! It has such a fun retro vibe and you pull it off perfectly :) Thanks for sharing!

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Sonia Verardo said...

What a beautiful outfit! Lovely!
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Corinne said...

This is one of those perfect dresses for sure. I love it!

Corinne x

The Real Arnolds said...

Love the collar detail on this dress!

Amy Ann
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Midwest Muse said...

What a beautiful dress!

Isa Machado said...

Beautiful outfit dear! Lovely dress! ♥

Isa M., Tic Tac Living

Anna Martin said...

You are the Queen of Adorable Dresses. Omg. <3 The colors and print of the dress are perfect. Beautiful neckline. Love that bag!

- Anna


Susan Dollparts said...

what a pretty dress :) I love all things vintage :) xx

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blogoratti said...

Looking pretty in that dress!

Nevena Krstic said...

Cute outfit! I really like your shoes! :) xx

Carly said...

I love the little collar area of the dress - so cute! xx

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Carina G. said...

You look just like a doll !
Love it !


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Adorable on you, and so vintage looking!

Hi Tea Style said...

Such a pretty dress! Love it and love your bag too!

Vita said...

The dress fits you sooo well! I can't wait to see you in the new collection. :)

I'm really happy for you, it sounds like your job is really well suited for you. I think even without anxiety and depression, there are times when work gets annoying and demotivating, and it's great that despite these periods, you still keep a positive outlook on things!

akiko hiramatsu said...

Lovely dress!
Your outfit is cute, retro and elegant!
I love dot pattern.

I followed you now.


Adela Acanski said...

Nice look!


Natassia said...

Gorgeous dress! :)

I'm always a fan of the 50's chic dresses! :)

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Sapir Goldman said...

Inspiring post dear!!
you are so pretty!
love your blog so much♥