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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Outfit

This is the outfit I wore to work today, it is probably one of my favourite all time looks because it features some of my most loved pieces from over the years. I love the memories that are attached to clothes; the skirt and jacket remind me of a happy time in my life. My mother in law bought me the jacket when we were on holidays a number of years ago in Queensland. I loved discovering the little boutique Kitten D'Amour with so many girly treasures featuring bows, pearls and polka dots. I heard there's a store opening in Sydney soon which would be amazing. The skirt here seems to be a perfect match. When I say it is self made, my mum helped me and probably did majority of the work. I definitely wish I was better at sewing. Just need to find the time. I love this little bag I bought around this time last year. Tweed is one of my favourites too and I often wish there was more of it around. It's like a sweet little parisien suit case especially since it's called the 'From Paris with Love Bag.' That reminds me. I've been really interested in looking up various locations in other countries on google maps at the moment. I've never left Australia so I like to see the rest of the world from my computer. It's a very interesting use of time. Other cities look so different from Australia; they seem to have so much character. Very beautiful. My friend from work says that so many of the European cities would provide would provide the perfect backdrop for outfits. One day...if I can get past my fear of planes that dream can happen.

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Kitten D'Amour Lace Bow Jacket
Self Made Skirt
Sportsgirl Heels
Forever New 'From Paris With Love' Bag
Isa Design Earrings 

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85 comments:

Ghada Fadia said...

Very nice outfit, live your jacket!!
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Jackie Harrison said...

Lovely outfit you look pretty.
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look marvellous doll. Love the look. You should definitely leave Australia and see some of the world...it's wonderful. xx

LoveT. said...

Beautiful ,classy Outfit! You look gorgeous :)

Have a great day ,kisses

Pooja Mittal said...

It's always so good to wear clothes with some emotions attached..
Just love your skirt
And u did a really nice job with it
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Janet Taylor said...

Totally lovely!

Helder Pereira Coelho said...

So cute! Love this outfit!

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Larissa said...

This black and polkadots outfit is really pretty! I am not used to see you in black outfits since you usually wear a lot fo colors, but it also suits you very well!
xx

Sam said...

Wonderfully chic jacket and a fantastic way to wear black and white.

daisychain said...

This really is a lovely outfit xx

Panty Buns said...

Your skirt and jacket are indeed a perfect match. If I hadn't read otherwise I would have thought they came as a set. You and your mom are very talented seamstresses and dress designers. Your outfit looks simultaneously pretty, girly and very professional. I think your friend from work is right that many of the European cities would provide a perfect backdrop for outfits, but I think your outfits would look lovely almost anywhere in the world. They look lovely where you take your outfit photos now. Who knows, maybe when you're a world renowned lawyer you may find yourself in Brussels or another lovely city on business. I like the collar of your Kitten D'Amore Lace Bow Jacket and the polka dotted skirt and jacket combination.

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Selina Kyle said...

I am in love with that jacket. It's so me!
And that skirt is a show stopper!
Love the outfit!

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Manhattan Image and Style said...

Gorgeous! <3

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Ivana Split said...

such a wonderful outfit!

Launna said...

Imogen... this is a lovely outfit on you... I really like the print... you pick the sweetest items :)

You will get past your fear and travel... I used to be afraid of flying but now I would get on a plane anytime... I was forced to fly a lot back in 2008 and finally conquered my fear... :)

Jacqueline Stewart said...

fear of planes = valium, lots of it. ;) I love this skirt, it's gorgeous and I am sure when you have more time you can learn to sew better. :) Your friend is right about europe providing perfect backdrops for your outfits, but, you could also hustle up some cobblestones in sydney no? Anyway, I like the park you use as backdrop, it is always so nice and green. x

Debbie Stinedurf said...

So pretty...wearing things with meaning make the outfit so much more special.
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Diana Ashuayem said...

Amazing look!
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Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Adorable. I love dots! That was very sweet of your MIL to get you the jacket.

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

So pretty! I love all of the polka dots so much!

Miss Twiggy said...

pretty little woman...
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Akshara Vivekananthan said...

I can't believe your skirt is handmade! All the pieces of your outfit were meant to be together, love the style. Polka dots are always a win for me!

Sherin said...

I love clothes that have certain memories attached to them.
The jacket is so pretty! I love it so much.

Marie said...

such a pretty skirt! envious of your talent!
marie
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libys11 said...

so cute in polka dots!! :D

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Busola Coutts said...

You are a doll!! Oh wow, very nice matching prints. Love it and great job with styling it to perfection :).

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Abby said...

What a pretty outfit! I love it :)

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Bisma Rauf said...

Such a lovely outfit :)

London Loafers said...

What a gorgeous dress, I absolutely love the little pink accents! Really makes the outfit pop!

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Red Rose Alley said...

What a nice jacket your mother-in-law bought for you, Imogen. I love the polka dots and it's a fresh, clean, classy outfit. You must have wowed them at work yesterday! Speaking of plane flights - I used to be ok flying, but as I've gotten older, it freaks me out a bit. I guess I should stop watching airplane movies haha. They say it's safer than driving, but who knows?

Love your outfit today. You look positively lovely.

~Sheri

Vita said...

I love the jacket, it is amazing and looks very unique! And the way it matches the skirt you made is perfect. You must have turned even more heads than usual!

Emmylou said...

Such a lovely outfit, Imogen...even more so because the pieces hold such memories for you. i'm the same with some of my clothes. Sentimental value is irreplaceable.

Caro * said...

Just perfect ! This outfit is very pretty ;)

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

I love the polka dotted retro suit. THe pink bows are adorable.
Daphne.

Anita said...

Elegant and pretty :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

This outfit is darling!

Fashion Sky Fall said...

Very beautiful <3

Alexandra Zakharova said...

You look so feminine and elegant and this outfit, so classy:) You keep surprising me with your charm and prettiness!
Wish you a great day ahead)

Ilana Morgan said...

sorry for not keeping in touch I hope you are well. this outfit is stunning I love the touch of pink so cute!
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Sam said...

It was great hearing from you...Happy Friday Dear!

esosandraUTD said...

You look perfectly elegant.

FASHION TALES said...

I too, hope that you can explore the rest of the world. That's one of the best things that my parents gave me, travelling so much, I just didn't' appreciate it until I got older. It cultivates you greatly. This is a marvellous outfit on you! take care,
xx /Madison

Laura said...

oh, i love clothes that bring back memories:-) and i love the skirt, and how sweet that you made it with your mum! x

Mica T said...

Such a cute outfit! :)


The blazer pairs so well with the skirt, like they were made for each other!

It is so nice to wear things that have fond memories attached! Clothes often do :)

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Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

you look so elegant!! I really love that blazer!!!!!

Lilli said...

I hope you overcome your fear and start to take the plane, you see you will love it then :) Looking pretty Imogen, you and your mom did a great job with the skirt, too lovely! Happy weekend dear, kisses! xo

Naaj Rona said...

Your outfits are just gorgeous. Where do you find all these beautiful pieces and what are the things you keep in mind when buying clothes or shoes or accessories. I would live to go on a shopping trip with you. Just love the whole look and you look beautiful.

It's nice to have sentimental pieces but they are hard to get rid of as well. I have been fine with the planes until recently. My last trip was quite scary and I thought I was going to die. There was so much of turbulence and was losing altitude. I'm going away next month, a bit scad.

Hope you are able to get rid of the fear and fly soon xx

Antonella C'est moi said...

cute look, kiss

Paola Lauretano said...

You are so classy!!!!!
Beautiful look, I love polka dots!!!!!
Have a lovely weekend!!!

Mira said...

I'm in love with this look. That diy skirt is marvelous and I love that cute jacket too. I hope that my fear and yours of planes will disappear one day. I'm sure you'd love Europe!

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Carly said...

I'm sure you'd love Europe! I think you would fit right in here <3 xxx

Marija M. said...

Such a fun adorable look, I love polka dots! And I also get attached to my clothes ;) xo

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Maria João Silva said...

Such a pretty look! :)

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Daniella said...

You look just gorgeous! Straight from the fifties.

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Flora Fascinata said...

Tia-Cherie, I love Kitten D'Amour!! I was amazed to read on the label of a top I bought from them that it was a limited run of 80, and the piece only cost $59! I bought something from them years ago when they were a market stall. Now, about flying, I think you and hubs or BFF must travel. I have been here there and everywhere without anything ever going on. Best airline for me is Cathay Pacific. You probably know, but QANTAS do a little course to help the many lovelies like you who are worried about flying. Paris and you are made for each other!!! You should fly to London, stay for four days and then do 10 days in Paris, travelling via the Eurostar train!!! Go for it!! Be sure to rent a little one bedroom apartment, somewhere in the Marais is good, if you like a bit of brassiere and night bar outings. Plus you can walk to Printemps and Galeries...great shops...and rue Cambon is a healthy walk too! Am I tempting you???

Ivana Split said...

Wonderful outfit as usual! perfect shoes and bag! I love how everything matches (and I do adore polka dots)!

I have no fear of flying (I used to be a flight attendant) but I understand you because I hate driving and I have a fear of driving (and other drivers). We're all afraid of something...I do hope you overcome that fear because travelling is so much fun. When my financial situation improves, I plan to travel all the time!

Alicia Mackin said...

This is so cute, I love the details I can't believe you guys made this. I am soooo bad at sewing...just not my cup of tea.

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Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans said...

This outfit is perfection on you, Imogen - so professional yet fun. I LOVE the polka dots!!

xx

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Linda B said...

What an adorable matching outfit! Love the polka dots :)

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Harija said...

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Tanya said...

Thanks for dropping by:). You are the queen of well dresses and classic woman.

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jennie said...

your jacket is so so lovely! <3

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Monic dzej said...

Great outfit, love the attention to every detail, you look so chic!

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Debbie said...

A beautiful outfit on such a pretty girl!!

Laura B said...

I never would have known that jacket and skirt were not a matching set! They look lovely together! Your mother is so talented! I wish I could sew better, too!

ann wood said...

This is a beautiful outfit that looks so lovely on you! It has an enchanting quality that reminds me of past days and I mean this in the best way. Very innocent and sweet. Love your shoes and the pink accents.

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Sabrina said...

Your outfit is so adorable! I really love the retro-style polka dots on you.

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Diana Ashuayem said...

Amazing look! so cute.
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Gail J said...

you look very lovely!

Francesca said...

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Lucy Mason said...

Really cute outfit! xx

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Kiss & Make-up said...

You always look great in polka dots! :-)

RetroStreetStation said...

wonderful look, so cute :)

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Sarah-M. said...

Great look!
xx
Sarah

Sophie Sierra said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always, what a stand out look, I really love it xo

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Larissa said...

Thanks for your last comment! They always make me really happy :)
I didnt know that you never left Australia. Do you have any concrete plans to travel to some places in the future?
Lots of love!

Maddie said...

I didn't know you had fear of planes! That is definitely a really big pity, because there are so many places in the world you should definitely visit, Europe included!
I cannot imagine my life without traveling, I have been in many European countries and it is definitely an experience of a lifetime! :)
Anyways, this is such a sweet outfit and as I have said it many times (and I believe I'll say it many more) polka dots suit you so well! :)

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Keys of Anouk said...

Wow, you're looking beautiful as always Imogen! I really love your lace bow jacket :) xo

Kierra Makayla said...

You always look so cute, Imogen! I love your dress and your bag is super cute.

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Michèle Kruesi said...

totally love the vintage vibe of this look my dear

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Speaking Prada said...

Aw, this has to be one of my fav looks from you! :)