Outfit: Red Florals

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In recent times, this has been one of my go to outfits when I cannot decide what to wear; I’m surprised I haven’t posted these pictures earlier. Soon it will be much too cold to go out in such a lightweight cardigan. I like this outfit because it coordinates well; probably since I’ve always been drawn to red and have accumulated a myriad of red items over the years which pair together rather nicely. This cardigan is one of my favourite ever items; so much so that I wrote a whole post on it a few months ago here.  I love flowers, beads, sequins and sparkle and this particular arrangement makes a unique collar.

I also like it how the entire cardigan is covered in a floral design; a change from most of my other AH cardigans which are a solid block colour. The buttons are special too; I believe this is an aspect capable of differentiating an item from a statement piece. Over the years, this red dress has been very reliable; it is even more valuable to me worn as a skirt rather than a dress. It makes up for the lack of a decent red skirt in my wardrobe. Is it just me or are plain coloured skater skirts of reasonable quality and length extremely hard to find? I am always searching for what should be wardrobe staples; this is probably why I treasure and wear both my black skirt and my green skirt so much. Also, this winter I am completely obsessed with gloves despite not paying much attention to them in the past. I can’t believe how much warmer I feel just by wearing gloves and they are a relatively inexpensive accessory which are exciting to buy. I love the little pom poms on these gloves!

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Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging and how it has become such a significant part of my life;  from the day I started back in 2009, there’s no way I could have imagined how much I’d love it and what it would mean to me. I’m sure it goes without saying that I blog because I love fashion; I enjoy sharing my looks, finding inspiration from others and having an extremely small section of the Internet dedicated to my personal style. But to me, it is also so much more than just a place to share fashion; it’s a community, a place where I feel accepted like I fit in, which generates positivity, makes me feel connected; it’s somewhere that I can always rely on for support and friendship despite what may be happening in my ‘real life.’ Not only do your comments make me feel better about myself, I truly value the friendships  I have made here and I appreciate the opportunity to speak to some of you via email about aspects of life other than fashion. There’s often so much more to someone than what appears on the surface; I’m definitely a lot more complex than just some girl that over dresses all the time. Thanks to those who I’ve been able to trust over the years and who I’ve relied on when I otherwise felt alone. Feel free to email me any time about fashion, life or anything really. I always like to talk and make new friends. Is there anyone else out there who feels like fashion blogging is so much more than just fashion?

Princess Highway Dress
Alannah Hill ‘Shower Me in Alannah’ Cardigan
Wittner Kilton Flats
Thurley Bag
Prouds Pearls
Kmart Hair Flower
Forever New Gloves

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139 thoughts on “Outfit: Red Florals

  1. Such a gorgeous outfit and I really love what you said about how fashion blogging is more about just sharing outfits but about generating positivity with a fun and accepting community of people 🙂 I couldn't have said it better myself, I absolutely love blogging my outfits- not just for the outfits but mostly for the lovely people I get to meet and their kind, warm, and thoughtful insights. For example, you! What a lovely blogger you are and I am so glad that we have found eachother's little corners of the world 🙂 Have a great day!

    ~Alyssa
    http://www.butterfliesonmars.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh, you look lovely! I love the cardi, the skirt – I love the color! – and the shoes! They are amazing, I really love the two tones! Yes, I agree with you, blogging leads to a community, and it's so nice! Well done! Sorry for not coming here before, I was sleeping due to my jet lag last week!

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  3. What a lovely post! Blogging is addictive and I didn't realize I enjoyed it so much till recently. I do feel like blogging allows you fit in to a community even if it is online. It's quite comforting :] That cardigan is just stunning- had to go read your other post about it! I love lace and bead work – it's so feminine! I wish red looked better on me but it looks stunning on you! Hope your having a lovely week :] looking forward to your next post! 😀

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  4. Everything about this look is so special! The cardi itself is so gorgeous with that fun print-and then you have stellar accessories as well! I really love that darling bag-it is such a different shape and adds a fun element to the outfit. Your shoes and darling gloves just pull it all together-I love it!

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  5. Imogen, You write from the heart, and I really appreciate that about you and your blog. Yes, your outfits are pretty, but it's really so much more than that.

    Your outfit today is a little bit vintage feeling, but modern still. I love how you've done that. And lovely photos as always.

    Sue xo

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  6. Skater skirts like that are definitely hard to find, but they're so wonderful! I saw a lot more at a recent trip to the mall though, so maybe they'll be making their way to the stores by you sometime soon. I really love your red dress here and how you've worn it as a skirt. That cardigan is adorable with it.

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