Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Life Lately 001

Hi everyone! Today I've put together a few things which have made me happy in the last week. It's very beneficial to take a moment to recognise  the little aspects of life. I also need to make sure that these are not always shopping/spending money related as it would be good to broaden the range of experiences which make me happy. I've included both. I'd like to do these posts from time to time. 

Favourite Outfit
As you can tell from my previous post, this is my current favourite outfit. I feel so much satisfaction from wearing one of my favourite pieces, regardless of whether or not it is new. It's great to get enjoyment from an existing item in the wardrobe rather than needing to go shopping for something new to feel the satisfaction. I love feeling good about myself from dressing up. 

Gold Dita Cardigan release
Today I pre-ordered the limited edition gold Dita Cardigan from Wheels and Dollbaby. Could I even begin to explain my love for the Dita Cardigan? You can see my previous posts on them here and here. A gold version is the absolutely best cardigan I could possibly imagine- it's something I could only dream of and never actually thought would be created. I never expected it to be released so quickly as I was expecting it for around Christmas. My bank account isn't too happy about it being released so close to the Rouge Noir version but my wardrobe is! I'm sure I'll be showing a lot of it on my blog in the future, I was also one of the first 50 to purchase the gold Dita Cardigan so I'll be receiving it in a signed box.  

Best time for 6km run
I'm so happy with this run but it was tough for me to finish at this pace. However, I love the feeling of achieving a personal best and pushing myself (have to be careful asthis sort of attitude leads to injury). Frequently, this feeling is actually better than the rush and satisfaction I get from shopping. I've really enjoyed getting back into running over the last four months and I'm happy with my progress. However, I've struggled a lot with injury so I still need to manage the situation. 

Juliette Princess Miracle
My little JP Miracle is the love of my life! She's so pretty, fluffy and beautiful. I adore being with her and looking at the extensive collection of photos I have of her. I always say there is nothing like a warm cat on a rainy day! As you can see below, these are my two gorgeous ragdolls together- they are the best of friends. 

Favourite TV Shows
There's nothing like catching up on favourite tv shows in bed at the end of a long day. One of the few shows I watch regularly is Eastenders- in fact I haven't missed an episode in 10 years. There are times when I hate the story lines but it's such a familiar show to me now that I can't imagine not watching it. As Lacey Turner is my favourite actress in Eastenders, I decided to watch Our Girl. I think her acting is brilliant. I loved the series, with the exception of the inappropriate love story towards the final few episodes. I mainly enjoyed watching it because I felt so proud of the self development and bravery displayed. I just wish Lacey Turner was returning for the second series. 

Bike Riding
As I mentioned here, we got bikes! Unfortunately I haven't had as much time to ride as I'd expected to but I think that will change soon. The bike rides I've been on have been very fun and enjoyable. It's especially a great activity to do on a sunny Saturday afternoon. 

Sunny Weather

The first weeks of spring/warm weather are always such a treat after being cold for the long winter. This picture speaks for itself. I love being able to walk down there at lunch time during spring and summer when I have the time. 

Florsheim Kilt Flats Arriving
I ordered the turquoise version of these gorgeous flats and they just arrived today. I'm going to show them more in my next post. I'll be wearing them for the first time tomorrow which I look forward to very much. They are absolutely adorable, the bow is super cute and the colour is so perfect in person. I wish I could have these in all thee colours. I am also impressed by the quality of Florsheim shoes and it's even better they were less than half price.   

What have you enjoyed this week?


Kezzie said...

Ooh, a gold cardigan sounds Preeeeetty!!! It is realky funny to hear you talking about Eastenders like that as I hadn't realised you get it in Aus! It's like us enthusing over Neighbours!!x

Kaasja said...

I love bike riding ! :) this red one is verry nice

the INSIDER by fashionlook4u.com said...

What a fantastic post, hun. I love it! Thank you for sharing and enjoy lots of hugs and purrs from your little kitty. XOXO Mimi


Pooja Mittal said...

so true , its the best to find outfit love from current closet
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Beauty Unearthly said...

Great post and amazing pictures :)...thx for sharing!

Adam said...

We are going into winter here in the USA. That's going to be...fun

Helen Fielding said...

Lovely post! It's great to remind yourself of the things that make you happy, even if it's only little.

Miche said...

Love that youre taking time to reflect on the good things -- I need to do that more.

Also, your cat is amazing!!

Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

Sarah Albertson said...

What a lovely post! It sounds like you are enjoying so many lovely things. The weather is just starting to turn cold here, so unfortunately I have not been riding my bike as much, I miss it!



Couture Carrie said...

Fun post!
I need a new bike...
And I love that cardigan!


Izzy said...

ooh congrats on the gold cardi! I can't wait to see you wear it. Well done on the run as well, it's great that the weather in Sydney has been perfect for it too! :)

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cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

Awww...JP Miracle is such a doll!


Style For Mankind said...

Really awesome photos. Great post!


Carly said...

Congratulations on your run time! It takes a lot of dedication and I'm not sure I could do it! I hope you don't injure yourself, please take care <3 xxx

Red Rose Alley said...

Imogen, it was fun to see your favorites this week. Your cat is so fluffy and pretty. I noticed the doll on your bed and smiled also because I love dolls, especially cloth dolls. Nel still has her raggedy ann doll from her childhood days. Your red bike makes me smile too. Keep riding, Imogen. It's so much fun.

Enjoy the rest of the October days.

love, ~Sheri

Panty Buns said...

I can see why your favourite outfit is your favourite. The prints and colours are beautiful!
Kudos on being in great shape and running that 6 Kilometer race - but please do take care.
I'm slightly jealous of you having Spring there in Australia. I love Spring but it's Autumn here and cold weather is ahead.
I'm trying to enjoy blog commenting again - my old computer crashed out. I got a new one but it has annoying features.
Have a happy Halloween!


Carmen Varner said...

That is such a great time for a 6 km run. I'm just starting to get into running & my time is absolutely horrendous compared to yours. :]

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Kati said...

Thanks for giving us some insight into the other aspects of your life! Your cat looks absolutely adorable, and congrats on finishing the 6km!


Jackie Harrison said...

Loving all your images especially the kitty.

Kiss & Make-up said...

Awww, your cat looks very fluffy and cuddly indeed! Food choice on the turquoise flats.

Sarah-M. said...


Kathrine Eldridge said...

Thanks for sharing all your faves. I love this flats!


Lubka Henry said...

Lovely post! Enjoy the little things in life, dear xx

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Straight A Style said...

Cute outfit! i am so impressed with your run time.

Amy Ann
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Christina Lau said...

This is such a cute post idea! Glad you're having nice weather over there. :) New York is getting colder by the minute!


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Alyssa Monique Bustillo said...

It is so fun reading things about you.
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Deborah D said...

beautiful pictures!


Nequéren Reis said...

Lindas imagens amei o seu blog sucesso seguindo, bom final de semana.
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Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love your cardigan, and those shoes at the bottom are adorable. It looks like beautiful weather. xoxo Su

Nataliya O said...

Such a cute post! Your cat is absolutely adorable. :)
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Laura Mitbrodt said...

Your cat is so cute and I am obsessed with your bike

GlamourZONE said...

ama catlover too and yours is so adorable
great post dear

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh that Gold Dita cardigan looks cool and your kitty is so cute!


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Jessica Cangiano said...

Your cat is beyond gorgeous! What an elegant, stunning feline!

Big hugs & tons of happy Halloween weekend wishes!
♥ Jessica

Corinne said...

Your bike is adorable! I want it. And that's such a good time for a 6k. Well done :)

Corinne x

Kelsey & Kenecha said...

Lovely photos :)


Danielle said...

I love spring! The flats you got are very pretty! I'm looking forward to your photos wearing the cardigan. Have a nice weekend!


Diana Ashuayem said...

Its always good to appreciate the little things in life! love your floral top!

Elle said...

I just adore that cardigan sweater on you. I'm so glad you had a great week and am so proud of you for running. That is awesome. I'm glad you're having some great weather. Love those shoes !!
All is well here, I was busy switching to square space! It was warm here too and I walked a lot !
Xx, Elle

Nerline Germain said...

These are all wonderful things. I love those flats!!

Natasha Hill said...

Awww, Juliette is just the most adorable cat <3 I love posts like these as it's always important to remember happy things, love the outfit as well! - Tasha

Gabrielle said...

I love round-up posts like this! Your cardigan is very pretty and I adore your furry cat - too cute!

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Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Happy Halloween!!!!
I can't believe it's November 1st in a matter of hours!!!!
Great post!!!! I just put up a new post and there's a photo of my dog sleeping in my bed- similar to the one you posted of your cute cat!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Mica T said...

What a lovely wrap up of things to be thankful for! :)

I agree that the things that make us happy aren't always material things - can be as simple as a walk in the lovely sunshine, like you shared here! :) I find the little things to be the things that make me happiest. I do like shopping, but I love just relaxing with my boys at home too!

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The Bandwagon Chic said...

Great recap dear
I love that outfit too and your cat is so cute

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sonia de macedo said...

OMG your little kitty is just precious. I have a canine fur baby and you're right, there is nothing quite like their company on rainy days. Their cuddles also rock too.


Ivana Split said...

congrats on reaching your running goals....way to go!
your kitty is precious!!!!


Vita said...

Your cat is so so so cute! She makes me miss my own cats. You are totally right that they are amazing creatures to brighten up rainy days. I applaud you for getting the bike and jogging, those are two activities I really hate and cannot bring myself to do more often than I have to.
Oh and I can't wait to see the new cardigan. :)

Be Blondie said...

Nice post! :)


Caro * said...

Lovely recap. This cat is very cute ;)

Silver Cat Tea Party said...

I love this post! It's so important to keep in the forefront of your mind things that make you happy! And it's so important especially in this day and age to remember it's more than just shopping and acquiring new things that bring happiness into our lives! So glad to see this post! <3 Also, your 6 km run time is super impressive!!!! That's an excellent awesome time!!!!