Wednesday, April 29, 2015


P1170190 Hi everyone. As you can see I could not resist purchasing the beautiful mulberry coloured coat from my last post. I love this beautiful shade so much and I've never had anything quite like it before. It's a little darker than my usual shade but I'm really enjoying pretty jewel tones at the moment. It's the same coat I have in pale blue which I received for my birthday so now I have the same coat in more than one colour; that's testament to how much I adore my birthday gift. I also like the design with the shorter length and bold buttons. I know I'll be getting so much use from these coats, I certainly have already. The flower hair clip is my favourite hair piece at the moment. I love the design and it's also easy to use since the flowers are attached to a hair comb. I'm think of attaching many of my existing hair flowers to hair combs or making my own because it is much more convenient than the clips usually sold in the shops. I thought the golden flats would add a touch of colour and sparkle to the outfit. These are one of a few pairs of Marc by Marc Jacobs flats which I own. They are the most comfortable shoes ever and I love how brightness of the gold. I also like having a pair of the logo flats in addition to the mouse flats.

Tomorrow my husband will be leaving for a two and a half week family trip overseas. The main reason I'm not coming is because, in addition to it being difficult to get the time off work, I cannot get on a plane. I struggle with a lot of forms of transport including planes, buses on motor ways and express trains. There is just no way I could spend multiple hours on a plane. I haven't been on a plane for five years and even then I have only traveled on 1.5 hour flights but these days I wouldn't even do that. I feel sad that I'm missing out on yet another experience that the family will have together. My whole life I've felt different to others and have missed out on so many opportunities because of various anxieties. It makes me feel terrible about myself. While they are away my day to day life probably won't be that different because I spend most of my time at work anyway. The last time my husband went away a number of years ago I completely fell apart but this time I'll have a lot less free time to think about the situation. The key is to keep busy; I will probably spend lots of time on my blog so I don't get lonely. Also, my photographer will be away so that will make outfit posts less frequent. But hopefully I can convince my sister to take a set of pictures for me this weekend. My sister is coming to stay on the weekend and I really appreciate the company and something to look forward to at a time where I would otherwise feel sad. 








Forever New Single Breasted Coat in Mulberry
Guess  Delaney Tote Bag in Polka Dot
Marc by Marc Jacobs Golden Logo Flats
Lovisa Flower Hair Clip
Dotti Tiffany Lace Tea Dress


Launna said...

Imogen, this coat really is pretty on you ♡

I too had anxieties with flying... then when I got my current job I had to fly back and forth each week for 6 weeks to another province. I don't love flying but I can do it now. I also had a debilitating fear of heights, I faced those fears by walking over the bridge here a few times. Was it easy Imogen? No... it wasn't but I faced the fear when I never thought I could... I know that one day you can get there too. I so wish I lived near you... I'd come by to help and encourage you to face some of those fears. I have faith in you xox ♡

Ina R. said...

Cute as a button! I love the deep red coat combined with the black and white dress! Such a classy combo! And you're right, the golden flats add a dash of glamour, just as the flowers in your hair do too! Love this whole outfit on you! :)

laura said...

That is the loveliest coloured coat!

Kati said...

So good you bought the coat - it is sooo stunning! The colour is just perfect, really, and so is the cut. The golden flats are a great combo!


Flora Fascinata said...

Darling, you do what you do. You have achieved so much over the last few years. Keep really focused at work, doing a great job. Who knows, one day you might feel ready. Stay nice and centred and enjoy the time with your sister. Xxx
Gorgeous little floral clip!!

AVY said...

The coat is really cute, and I hope you'll get over that fear of flying.

/ Avy

Pooja Mittal said...

loved the red coat over black white dress
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Zarrah Jane said...

You look so classy in this look.
The coat looks nice too

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Alice said...

the coat looks amazing and i like the floral headband :)

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Miss Twiggy said...

Super cute bun, and hair accessories...

Kizzy Von Doll said...

You look adorable, love the coat :) I try and read a book or listen to music to distract me when I fly, sleeping is always impossible for me, so those are a great help :) xx

Danielle said...

you look beautiful! love the hair and the outfit (:

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Jackie Harrison said...

I travel for business a lot when I started I was always nervous now is a piece of cake. You look stunning doll.

Beauty Unearthly said...

You look so classy. Love the coat and bag! Have a great day!

Denise Sabs said...

I loved your coat, the color of the year :) I liked the polka dot bag very much too, and the flowers in your hair! Well, all so gorgeous, like you! Count on your readers for feeling cared, so write as many posts as you want, it does help! Good that your sister is going to spend time with you! And your husband will be with his family, so he will be fine. I tell you something... I don't like planes either, so don't feel that terrible about yourself, many people are this way... but you are right, places you may want to know, the fastest way is flying, unfortunately (I wanted teletransport, I tell you!) I am now in South America studying for some months, and the flight from the UK takes 12 hours. It's horrific, I hate it, but... it's for me what's more important - knowing places or my plane fear. Don't take me wrong, please - by no means I am saying something bad about your anxiety. I totally respect it. I have many other fears as well, and one of them is even worse than the plane one :) I hope you have a nice time during these weeks, even without your husband - you can have a spa day for you, it's good!

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

It is really lovely. I liked very much when you showed us in the previous post and I can see it fits you perfectly well. Kisses:)

Beauty Editer said...

This post is absolutely stunning!


Kezzie said...

Oh lovely, I hope you don't get too lonely! We will come and say hi!!!
Your coat is really nice and yes, it is nice to have a different shade to add to your outfit palette! I struggle with combs- they never stay in my hair. xx

Sherin said...

Lovely coat. The colour is so pretty.

Laura said...

the coat is gorgeous which clearly justifies buying it! and your dress is so pretty as well! xx

Adam said...

looks wonderful

GlamourZONE said...

that jacket is so beautiful
great pairing,love how everything is well put together

Miriam Pérez said...

cute look!!!


Angela Donava said...

Great romantic outfit!
Have a nice day!
Angela Donava

Natallia Jolliet said...

Awesome look, dear!
Have a nice day!
Natallia Jolliet

Anita Anota said...

I think the star in this look is the coat, just lovely!! And you are beautiful... I really love your style!
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Mira Devils said...

You look marvelous! I love your coat and the cute bag!


meandmr.com said...

I love your hair :)
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Kelsey & Kenecha said...

Pretty doll! Loving your hair and coat x


Couture Carrie said...

Amazing look!
Love the coat!


Jackie Lee said...

what a lovely coat! love this outfit <3

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Emmylou said...

Imogen, you should never feel sorry for your anxieties. My eldest son "suffers" from them as well, but it's a part of who he is and why we love him:)

PS Love love love this coat on you:)

Elle said...

Love the cut and color of this bold coat! Looks so great on you. I also love the hair piece, flowers for spring!!
Love the dotted bag, too!
xx, Elle

Elizabeth Lee said...

this is such a fun, ladylike look! your hair looks so fabulous <3
love, liz

Dressed2dNines Blog said...

Love the fitted waist of the coat. It really suits you and your hair is so cute!


Marika Odoardi said...

I'm in love with these flats!

Mica T said...

Oh I'm glad you got that coat - that colour is lovely on you and the deeper jewel tone is great for winter weather! :)

Plus your dress - my sister has the same one! It's so beautiful! She got hers from Dotti to wear to a work dinner earlier in the year - hers was the mint shade, but she considered the black one for a while! :)

Hopefully you don't miss your hubby too much while he is away = it's great you have your sister for company! I don't like flying either, but I am lucky that I can still do it when I have to and it's not a fear or anxiety, it's just that I don't like it! A colleague at work gets really nervous when he flies - and so he takes some of his wife's medication to help him, haha! It works for him though. If you really did want to try a flight one day, your doctor might be able to help :)

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love that beautiful coat and the flowers in your hair! Hope your husband has a nice trip and that you have a great weekend with your sister!

Adela Acanski said...

Nice look :)


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that is such a lovely bag u are carrying. Love the color of ur coat.
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The spiral D said...

Such an amazing look! I love your coat :)
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Paola Lauretano said...

Great job, Imogen.... this coat is amazing!!!!!
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cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

Your flying anxieties are completely understandable, Imogen. I hope that you will be able to overcome it in the future. Until then, enjoy the time you have by yourself and with your sister!


Jointy&Croissanty said...

Gorgeous coat!


Shireen L. Platt said...

That coat is a brilliant purchase and it looks really good on you! Love the colour too, it's a refreshing break away from the usual white, black, camel shades.

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Arien Ruiz said...

Hi sweetie
Great outfit, so sweet
Love the head accessories


I think when you find a style that you absolutely love, then why not buy it in a different colour? I know that I've done that several times. Your coat is gorgeous on you. Thanks very much for your lovely comment this week. I hope that your concern with flying gets better soon. ((hugs)) <3
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Connie Bea said...

I am loving the color of this coat. Also, I wish my hair would cooperate as well as yours. Any time I try to do a sock bun, my hair always falls out of the bun before I even get a chance to pin it in place.

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Maggie Dallospedale said...

Hi sweetie
you look awesome
I love this dress
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Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean said...

Wow, such a chic look, love your coat. *__* Have a nice weekend...

Celia Meylán said...

In love with your perfect bun!

Claire said...

That coat is amazing! Love the color!

God bless,
XO, Claire

Laura Mitbrodt said...

you look so cute, I love your coat

Kiss & Make-up said...

Cute coat, I love that style! And I envy your bun-making skills, haha.

Anonymous said...

That coat is even more beautiful in this color and so is that hair accessory! I hate it when my man is away, but you're right, the best thing to do is keep busy! Hope these weeks will pass fast for you!


blogoratti said...

Gorgeous look really!

jeanne christine said...

Such a pretty coat! Love the flowers in your hair too.


Alexandra Zakharova said...

It's really sad to hear that you can't join your family in this trip, sometimes life gives us lemons indeed. Hopefully, you will spend your time sensibly too.
Regarding your outfit I must say that you look pretty and feminine as always. Your hairdo, lovely hair bun decorated with flowers just wins a special praise!
Take care!

Nevena Krstic said...

Your coat is such a lovely colour and those flowers in your hair are so cute! :) xx

Kasia DirtyFashion said...

Love your coat! Looking great ;)


Miss LovelyAttitude said...

love the coat :) really looks so cool *_*

Vita said...

The coat is beautiful and suits you very well!

I hope you will be fine while your husband is away! You shouldn't be too hard on yourself, it's understandable that things like flying can make people anxious!