Outfit: Red Stripes

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On Wednesday I finally had the chance to take some outfit pictures. It was perfect weather for photos. I decided to wear my Portmans dress that I posted here. I’ve worn this dress many times lately because I love it so much. I also noticed the other day that this dress comes in black. The red suits my style a little better but the black was very beautiful too; I wish I could have both!Β  Since it was cold (despite the pictures it is still the middle of winter) I paired the dress with my Alannah Hill cardigan. I’ve had this cardigan for awhile and it is one of the most versatile pieces ever. I also thought it would be a good opportunity to show you my fan clutch which I posted here. It’s definitely my favourite bag at the moment. Since it has gold glitter I decided it would go well with the gold butterfly in my hair. My sister tells me the butterfly is ridiculous and she continually reminds me that I am 23 and not 5. But I like it and growing up is overrated anyway. Her comments make me laugh. I’m going to wear it next weekend when we go out for dinner just to annoy her.Β 

On Wednesday Rydog and I had our first day off together in a long time. Rydog has been extremely busy with work and I’ve had so many essays to write. Unfortunately our day didn’t go quite as planned. We had to get the car serviced and that took 7 hours; we couldn’t go anywhere until late afternoon. It was still fun; we managed to have a quick look around the shops and take these pictures. The price of the car service was astronomical; it has really set us back financially. This, coupled with other expenses have made me worried; we are moving out at the end of the year so saving is absolutely fundamental right now. So I have decided I will not be buying any more new clothes for a long time. I know I’ve said that before but this time I mean it because there is no choice anymore. Fortunately I have many clothes, some of which I have not yet worn so it shouldn’t be too hard initially. But it will be hard in other ways; I’m so used to just buying clothes without really thinking about it. I am going to try and be more creative with my clothes and mix and match a lot more than I have in the past.

It has been a good week technology wise. I have my computer back. It has been repaired and is working very well. I also found my camera which had been missing for months. The colours in my photos seem to be richer in comparison with phone photos.

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I’d always wanted to take blog pictures on a road; I was so excited that I finally had the opportunity to do that. I always admire photos that are taken on the road or on train tracks. One day I might build up the courage at enter the middle of the road.

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Portmans DressΒ 
Lovisa Butterfly Hair Clip
Forever New Fan Clutch
Wittner Quebec Heels
Alannah Hill You Gossip Cardigan
Prouds Pearls

51 thoughts on “Outfit: Red Stripes

  1. You look beautiful in this fabulous little dress. πŸ™‚

    Good luck with the no-shopping policy. I had to make that tough decision a few years ago. For me, it was better to just quit cold turkey, otherwise it was NEVER going to happen. I even had to give up fashion blogs for a while, to avoid temptation and heartache…sigh.

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  2. Sorry to hear about how expensive the car service was- I hate car service day, I'm always convinced something will go wrong but I have been lucky the past couple of years.
    The dress is lovely and you look extremely elegant

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  3. The butterfly in your hair looks adorable. You look fabulous in your Portmans Dress and I love the look of the Forever New Fan Clutch. It must be hard negotiating uneven terrain in those Wittner Quebec Heels but you look like you're doing it effortlessly. Be careful if you try posing on train tracks. What season is it there? I'm glad you're having some nice weather. Summer just started here (U.S.).

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  4. Beautiful dress πŸ™‚ I really like it with that cardi and the clutch is fantastic!

    I think the butterfly in your hair is really pretty πŸ™‚

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  5. Wow, this looks GORGEOUS on you. The style and the colors look beautiful. And I like the butterfly. (But then you know how I feel about having to be too grown up with fashion!). And anyways, 23 is still young! You can totally get away with cute stuff like that.

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  6. You look so beautiful in these pictures! I love the dress paired with the cardigan and white heels. Your fan purse and butterfly clip just make the look that much more special.

    I'm trying to buy less, and use more of what I have too! Let the mixing and matching begin!

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  7. You look absolutely stunning! Like a gorgeous lady from the 1940's. The butterfly pin (definitely not for 5 year olds) is super cute and I'm loving the clutch styled. Sorry about your car repairs. We just had some of that ourselves, and it's never fun. But glad you found your camera and your computer is fixed! Hope you have a great weekend girl! <3

    toni

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  8. Glad you had a great day despite the car problems. I love that dress on you! The red looks amazing.

    Yes, all you need to be is more creative with your outfits. I haven't been shopping in a while, and I'm doing great!

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  9. Very lovely dress, you look great in red! Thanks for you sweet comments, hit the gym again today so not feeling so bad about my eating habist yesterday hehe xx

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  10. Hi Imogen!! I'm so glad you were able to get your hands on the FN clutch. isn't it such a beauty? πŸ˜€ it goes so well with your elegant and lady-like outfit. I love the matching red cardigan and the beautiful string of pearls around your neck!

    haha I recently did a photoshoot on a road as well. when it's a pretty quiet time of day in a quiet area, it's totally fine. sometimes you see a car approaching the distance and you just step off haha! πŸ™‚

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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