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Monday, May 4, 2015

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I had the best weekend with my sister and I wish it could have lasted for more than two days. We had the most fun time shopping and bought so many little pieces between the two of us. We went to my local shopping centre but I enjoyed it much more than usual because my sister took me to many shops that I wouldn't normally visit. Also, when I go shopping by myself I tend to send all my money on one item as my taste has become increasingly expensive over the years. This means that solo shopping trips are over quickly and have become quite boring. However, yesterday we spent the whole afternoon at the shops and I purchased many inexpensive items. This gave me the satisfaction of coming away with many new bits and pieces which is of course more exciting than just one. I don't have many friends or opportunities like yesterday so it really was amazing. It took my mind off my husband and his family being away as I know I'll struggle with that when I'm less busy. On Saturday night, instead of going out and enjoying a few drinks as usual, we decided to stay in and dye our hair.

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 Forever New Single Breasted Coat
Dangerfield Skater Skirt
Guess Neoden in Floral
Modcloth Charter School Cardigan in Rainbow Stripes

My hair is no longer brown. I've dyed it red. I've wanted to dye my hair red from a few months now. I've fallen in love with the vibrant pink and purple hair colours that seem to be in style at the moment but don't want to get into bleaching my hair so red seemed like a good alternative option. The only thing holding me back for many months was the fact that I actually like my natural hair colour very much. I used to dye my hair black for many years when I was a teenager and I eventually decided I wanted my natural colour back. I then realised I liked it and haven't dyed my hair in seven years. In many ways I'm sad to see it go. However, hair is supposed to be fun and it's great that we can experiment without it being as permanent solution as it will grow back. It was time for a change and, since I'm not willing to change my hair style, it had to be a change in terms of my hair colour. I would have liked the red to have been even brighter. However, I know that is not realistic. My hair is natural dark and to get it as vibrant as I ideally desire, I would have had to bleach it which I don't want to get into. Given the circumstances, I'm surprise it didn't turn out less bright. Here is a previous, I know not everyone likes it...Kind of scary to turn up to work for the first time with this hair...

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More of this outfit later...

77 comments:

Kezzie said...

I LOVE your hair! Tis beautifully done. I always want red hair too! Wish my husband didn't dislike dyed hair otherwise I would. Also reallyliking the rainbow cardigan- HOW nice is it!??!! Glad you had fun with your sister. I met up with 2 bloggers on Saturday and we went shopping and all came back with hoards of stuff! xx

Tanya said...

That coat is so pretty. I love the shade of it!

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Natasha Hill said...

Oh I love your new hair Imogen, it looks beautiful and I love this outfit too, the colours look amazing on you. Lovely outfit post! - Tasha

Launna said...

Imogen, I like the red... I agree hairis about having fun.. I like to change the color up from time to time. I also love my natural hair color... I'm going to put a couple purple stands in mine at the end of the month.

I'm happy you had time with your sister... those are the best times. I think you and I would get along great. Have a great week xox ♡

Jamie Rose D. said...

I like the new red! You actually could lift your color a bit more if you use a dye with developer in it. You may not get Ariel red but you can definitely lighten to an extent without bleaching it out first! (Just some info if you decide to keep dying it.)

Also I'm in love with your rainbow cardigan here. It's so much fun! The shoes you're wearing with it are fantastic too.

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Lu Suito said...

looking good and nice outfit!

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Snoskred said...

That hair colour on you is stunningly gorgeous. :)

I must remember to take a photo next time I am at Aldi, because the model on their hair dye packets reminds me of you. Every time I see it, I think I should take a photo and put it on my blog for Imogen. :) But then I am distracted by something nearby - vitamins, cotton buds, beauty items, and I forget to take the photo.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Glad to hear you had such a lovely time with your sister and your new hair color looks fantastic! A little change is fun sometimes :)

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Nerline Germain said...

Awww! Now you are making me miss my sister! Staying in and dying hair is the coolest thing. You look so charming in that coat honey! I love it so much!

Rizuna Swon said...

A agree! sister is the best shopping partner ever! in my case, it's cousin because I don't have any sister :(
BTW, love your raonbow top on the first pic <3 so colorful!

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Estelle Watson said...

The red hair fits you so good... Nice election!
I love your rainbow jacket, but the baby blue coat is PRECIOUS.

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Jacqueline Stewart said...

ohhh, your hair looks lovely! I like those kinds of days where you shop at many different places. That's why I love op-shopping so much! Lots of cool finds with minimal spending!

Teresa Amaral said...

such a colourful look! I love it so much! :) <3

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Pooja Mittal said...

thats such a cue sweater,i like how you paired it
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Couture Carrie said...

Sounds like a fab weekend!
Love the coat!

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I love your hair

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Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

Amazing!! you look fantastic in this new colour of hair!! beautiful in red. I am glad to hear you had a good time with your sister last weekend. I loved your baby blue coat. Kisses and nice day to you:)

Paola Lauretano said...

I love your new hair and this coat is very pretty!!!
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Jackie Harrison said...

You look fabulous.

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Your new hair looks amazing, love the shade!! You look stunning doll :) xx

Marika Odoardi said...

great look dear and this hairstyle is perfect for you, really!!
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Anika H said...

Love all the colour! Perfect for spring!

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Beauty Unearthly said...

Love the collection of amazing looks! kisses

Rupa said...

I like the blouse. Lovely medley of colours.

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cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

I am in love with your coat - the color is just divine! Also pertinent: you look lovely with red hair!

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Maggie Dallospedale said...

OMG you look divine.
Beautiful blouse
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Kelsey & Kenecha said...

Loving that multi-color sweater, beautiful skirt as always x

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Tijana J. Dominguez said...

Love how you mixed all the colors! Very nice! ;)

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Diana Horsfall said...

I love your pumps!

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Sandra Leiva said...

Nice coat! Love it <3

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meandmr.com said...

Really cute outfits!
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Denise Sabs said...

I liked your hair in both versions! I think the new one now i gorgeous and it may take some time for you to get used to, but I think for a change it's nice! Nice that you and your sister had so much fun, I hope you see her again soon! And shopping with her must be repeated! I loved your coat and underneath the nice striped cardi, green skirt and the amazing shoes!!! These shoes are really precious, lovely! As usual, you look very beautiful and I am eager to see a new outfit post with the new hair (the last photo was just a sample!)
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Natallia Jolliet said...

Amazing outfit! Lovely post:)
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Sarah Albertson said...

That hair color looks so great on you!! I love it. When I dyed my hair last, everybody had something to say about it, and some things weren't very nice! If somebody is rude about it to try not to let it bother you, some people don't know how to keep things to themselves. My other favorite thing is that rainbow cardigan, so cute!

Shireen L. Platt said...

I love the new hair colour, it's lovely updated change but not too bold that it's scary. And gosh, how lovely is that baby blue coat, you look so pretty in it.

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Red Rose Alley said...

Imogen,
I love your red hair! You know, many years ago, I dyed my hair this same color and really liked it. I'm a natural brunette, like you, but every now and then, I want to be different and dye my hair red.

Here's to being different and one of a kind, Imogen. I love those shoes! And I'm happy that you had a fun time with your sister shopping. I went shopping with Jess this weekend too. :~)

love, ~Sheri

Claire said...

Such fun bright colors!

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Connie Bea said...

That coat is perfection! The color, length and style are everything I look for in a coat.

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Sherin said...

I love that first look. The coloured cardigan is gorgeous.

Sakuranko said...

Oh very cute outfit
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Miss LovelyAttitude said...

I just love this look!


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Bristol Petty said...

Love your outfit!! I've been wanting that rainbow striped cardigan forever- I'm sad that I missed out on it on Modcloth.

Kreyola said...

Love the colors here. The dress is lovely.

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Melanie C. said...

Cute stripe dress!

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Sybil said...

yay for rainbow stripes!!! :D

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Laura Mitbrodt said...

I love your rainbow sweater
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Sonya Thaniya said...

love the rainbow color :)

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Kiss & Make-up said...

You wear color so well! I really like that striped cardigan on you.

Karolina Antosik said...

stunning pictures, i like so much the blue coatt and black and white blouse :-)

Georgie ジョージ said...

The rainbow cardi is so cute! And love your new hair colour, after I graduate I'm going to go back to my natural colour as bleaching your hair to go purple etc really takes its toll after a while! xx

Hena Tayeb said...

love it. love all the colors!

Amber Shannon said...

Cute pumps! Such lovely colors!


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Elena Dal Maso said...

What a great weekend with your sister :)))
You look really super, I love your dress and pumps too!

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jess said...

The rainbow sweater is really fun. The redhair looks good on you. I've been thinking about going purple once my bangs grow out.

Camila Faria said...

Love the new hair, very pretty. Can't wait to see more. :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Sounds like a lovely time shopping with your sister, and your red hair is so pretty!

Kat said...

such a lovely look! your jacket is such a beautiful color :D


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Lux G. said...

Nice color! Suits you well. Gorgeous as always dear. :)

Patricia said...

A fun outfit for a fun weekend! I just love the change of look, red looks wonderful on you!


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Ania Zarzycka said...

you look adorable! great coat :)

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Alice said...

very colorful, i love it!

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Sara Gerard said...

Sounds like a great shopping trip with your sister! I love the outfit, it is so right and fun!

Maddie said...

Yaiy for taking the plunge and coloring your hair in such a bold and vibrant color! U think that it looks very good on you & I cannot wait to see more pictures! :)
And speaking of your outfit, I really love the colors you used, green is my all time favorite color! You rocked the cardigan together with that skirt! :)
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Eden Mint said...

Beautiful coat and heels, great look!

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FASHION TALES said...

Very pretty hair on you, and I love the green skater skirt as well. Lovely outfit. x/Madison
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lovely hairdo, n that pretty skirt looks great.
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Aurélie - lovelifelovefashion said...

Love your coat and skirt!!

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Mica T said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful and fun time with your sister! Shopping is always more fun when you're shopping with someone else I find, more opinions and like you said you might visit stores you wouldn't normally.

Your red hair looks awesome, how cool that you decided to just go for it and change it up a little! Like you said, it isn't permanent so it's good to have some fun now and then.

I bet everyone at work loves your new hair colour too! :)

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Emmylou said...

Glad to read you had a great time with your sis:) And love the hair!

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This is so beautiful dear!

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Laura said...

that cardi and the skirt look lovely together, and i just adore that coat, it is so beautiful! also, your hair looks lovely, too:-) xx

Shaira Manalo said...

You always look like a doll in every outfit you wear. Pretty! <3

Have a great day!

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Adela Acanski said...

Great look!

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Naomi Vangestel said...

Your hair is SO cute!

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Colleen said...

Love all the rainbow! Your new red hair looks great on you! I dye my hair red too :)

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Ivana Split said...

you look fantastic with red hair...and I like both outfits....

I'm happy to hear you enjoyed time with your sister!

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