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Saturday, July 26, 2014

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Kitten D'Amour Hello Sailor Trench Coat 
A couple of weeks ago I made a trip to the Kitten D'Amour store in The Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. I was actually in search of the 'High Society Opera' dress which I've mention many times on my blog because it had sold out in my size online. I did in fact find that dress but I also instantly fell in love with this coat. When I saw it online previously, I liked it, but it certainly didn't stand out to me. The main negative, from the online photo, was the length; it's a shorter coat and slightly flared so the way the model wore it with a knee length pencil skirt made me unsure. I also thought that a coat so short would not be very versatile. However, I decided to try it on in the store because it was so beautiful in person and it became a different story. The model is obviously very tall because, while it's still one of my shorter coats, it's very workable with my wardrobe. I often find coats somewhat plain and it's rare to see a patterned rather than block colour coat. I like this piece for it's creative design and uniqueness. I have always loved nautical themed pieces and the detailing is very lovely. I didn't expect to buy this but I loved it so much that it just sort of happened...at least it was 50% off.
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Modcloth Bea & Dot Pretty as a Purr-trait Skirt
What is there not to love about a skirt that is completely covered by cats? As a kitty cat lover, I've had my eye on this piece for awhile and it was inevitable that it would find it's way to my wardrobe eventually. The frame details add a lot to an already completely adorable design. I love how the white cat reminds me of my pretty kitty Juliette Princess Miracle and I adore how the tabby cat reminds me of my gorgeous Puss who was my kitty for most of my life growing up. It's nice when clothes have such lovely memories attached. This is from Modcloth's own range, Bea & Dot. I have a few pieces from there including my cupcake dress. The prints are so fun and very unique; they are designs which it would be rare to find elsewhere. I love everything about this skirt except that it was slightly too long. However, this was fixable; as I mentioned with my last post, I believe above knee are the only style of skirt that suit me. I look forward to showing this in an outfit post soon.
catskirt

Kitten D'Amour High Society Dress
Finally I have tracked down this gorgeous dress and I am its proud owner. This is undoubtedly my favourite dress I have seen in an extremely long time. I admire the beautiful detailing such as the velvet ribbons and the lace, the classy and sophisticated colour scheme, the impressively structured 1950s silhouette, the excellent quality and the overall vintage element. I've mentioned this treasure on my blog many times before. I initially didn't purchase it because I couldn't justify spending the money since it started at $229 and Kitten D'Amour is an expensive store. It eventually came on sale but quickly sold out online in my size; at this point I thought I'd miss out forever. Fortunately I found one in the store and was able to secure this amazing dress. I can understand why it was selling so quickly; there is an adorable tag inside which states that this particular piece is number 84 of only 200 ever made in this design. I can't wait to wear it and will look out for any available opportunity. I have an important event in mind actually.
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Modcloth When the Planets A-Dine Plates
I've mentioned these planet themed plates a number of times so I'm very pleased they've now made their way into my apartment. Ive never seen anything like this before; they are such a fun and exciting idea. The colours are vibrant and the plates are durable (and even dishwasher safe!) My favourite designs are definitely the earth plate that the saturn plate. As it says on the packaging, "make every meal out of this world" and "put a new spin on dinner!" My husband loves these plates as much as I do so it's great this was a purchase we can both enjoy.
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Modcloth Bea & Dot High Socie-tea Dress in Macaron
I know a number of bloggers who own this dress and I just love it when I own the same dress as one of my online friends; it makes me love being a part of this community. A special shout out to Bristol of Colour Me Bristol who styled this dress here, and Ashley of Southern (California) Belle who styled the dress here.  I'd had my eye on this dress for an extremely long time but it was rather expensive and for months and months, I felt bad about spending so much on the dress. Eventually it came on sale and I didn't want it to sell out so I bought it. I'm so pleased that I did. The fit is perfect, the pattern and colours are even more beautiful in person, and it's excellent quality being fully lined. I can't wait to style it with my collection of colourful cardigans. The only issue I had with this dress was the length. It's the same as my sunflower skirt from my previous post. The dress is supposed to be more of a midi length. While that design looks fabulous on others, it swamps me and the extra material just doesn't suit me. It seems like I'm getting pretty much everything I buy online hemmed at the moment. 
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Those are my latest purchases and I look forward to styling them in future outfit posts. Let me know what you've purchased recently.

81 comments:

Busola Coutts said...

It is hard to deny yourself a very lovely piece especially if it is 50% off. The coat is certainly gorgeous. Nice pieces you have there. Great choices. Enjoy your weekend.

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Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Great picks honey!! Love the polka dots trench coat!!!

Have a lovely weekend!

Bisma Rauf said...

Nice picks

francesca romana capizzi said...

Great buys, I love thst skirt!

Moonstyle said...

love the coat and the dresses!
have a nice weekend

Style and Paper said...

Beautiful picks!! That coat is so cute!!

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Snoskred said...

Those plates are so awesome, my other half would love those! :)

Cannot wait to see that dress on you, it is gorgeous.

Carly said...

The coat is very 'you' indeed! What a great find. xxx

Jacqueline Stewart said...

ohh, i love that last dress! Very interested to see what you do with it :D

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous pieces!
Love the last dress!

xoxox,
CC

Janet Taylor said...

Oh that skirt!

subham rai said...

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Jackie Harrison said...

The dress is stunning.
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Estelle Watson said...

Such a pretty sailor coat *O* You've got so good taste... The kitty skirt is very very cute and the high school society dres... IS PURE LOVE. I'm fallin' in love with your closet haha.

.Estelle.

Emmylou said...

Yay for your beautiful purchases. You go the the High Society dress....woot:)

Paola Lauretano said...

Great buys!!! I love the skirt with cats!!!!

Ciao bellissima!!!
Kisses
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Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

I wish so much that I had your wardrobe and your dinner plates xxx

Angel Pinkoolaid said...

wow such pretty clothes :)

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minnja said...

wow, beautiful picks <3

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Keys of Anouk said...

What a beautiful coat! xo

Launna said...

The coat is adorable Imogen ♡ ... I really like the dark colored dress ... it such a lovely deep color♡

Doused In Pink said...

Gorgeous picks! Love the polka dot trench coat and the tea dress! Those plates are pretty amazing too!

Jill
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Bristol Petty said...

Aww thank you for mentioning me! You're so sweet :) That dress is one of my personal favs!
And I love the cat skirt you got! So adorable! Can't wait to see you style it :)

Olivia said...

Wow! You got quite the haul, ma'am. I am always so jealous of your style because it is just so retro and cute:) I can't wait to see you style them on here!
xo Olivia

Mary Tur said...

Nice dresses)

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Tanya said...

These prints are crazy amazing, I love all the prints as well, even more lovely you've got the 50% off.

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Kim Alston said...

Your clothes always put a smile on my face. So uplifting and adorable. You got some great items and at excellent prices! Enjoy Tia! :D

Kezzie said...

So glad you got the High Society dress which is totally you!!! Love all your purchases and I'd gladly wear all of them. X

June said...

Cute purchases sweetie! I'm dying to shop myself!!
xx
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Red Rose Alley said...

Imogen,
I really like that high-society dress, it's so pretty and feminine too. And those planet themed plates are cool. Astronomy always interested me when I was in school. You found some great items here.

Have a fun weekend, dear.

love,
~Sheri

Jamie Rose D. said...

I understand hemming a lot of things. I'm short and sometimes too much fabric is overwhelming on me. I think that dress will look super cute hemmed. I also love that jacket you picked up. So cute!

Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

mademoisellemode said...

The first dress is really cool ^^

Kisses
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cassie cadiz said...

Very nice dress choices! love all of it! <3

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Lostvestige said...

I love them all! But if I had to pick a favorite it would definitely be the cat portrait skirt, too cool!

Debbie Stinedurf said...

The High Society dress was made for you! And the coat is to die for! Those plates are fabulous too...I have an obsession with anything universe/galaxy related.
Debbie
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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

I am in love with the last dress - the colours are so gorgeous and I adore the shape very much. x

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What Kenny Hearts said...

they all look so chic! Happy Monday from the Philippines! :D



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Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

Thanks for the shoutout, lovely! I think you got some wonderful things! The macaron dress is definitely a longer length, but it was okay for me because I'm kinda tall. I can't wait to see it on you! I also love that cat skirt. I'm anxiously awaiting your new outfit posts :)

Layla Sprinkles said...

Everything looks so pretty!!! Love the colours!! :)

Layla xx

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Anne ks said...

Very nice picks, I love the trench coat!

Thank you for the visit :).

Anne
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Arien Ruiz said...

Hi dear
Great new stuff, I wanna see how to wear it :)
Love the cat' skirt
xoxo

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The Kitten D'Amour High Society Dress is beautiful! I really like the lace and ribbon details :)

Amelie said...

You got some lovely things!

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VioletDaffodils said...

These are such cute pieces! :D

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xx

Shereeeen ♥ said...

Love all of your picks. They compliment your style perfectly :D X
thefashion-junkie

Milu Sosa said...

WOW I love all the pieces you purchased! your style is so unique and cute :) The polka dotted coat is a cutie and I can't wait to see how you style it! The red dress is amazing too!
XOXO

Milu
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Magda Carvalho said...

Loving the dress :)

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Sonia De Macedo said...

What an impressive haul! I'm actually a fan of shorter coats than longer duster kinds. Even though I am utterly fascinated with the length I get them caught on everything lol! That ModCloth kitty skirt is the BOMB! Love, love, love that print so much and can't wait to see you style it. Also those planet dinner plates are pretty rad too!

SDMxx
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Hunni said...

Cute pictures! :) Glad I came across your site.

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Christine Uy said...

Gorgeous polka dot coat, I adore it so much! Love the dresses you got too, very exquisite! :)

Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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Christina Lau said...

That coat is amazing!! You rock the boldest prints, love it!

Best,
Christina

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Darcy said...

You got some great pieces! Love the fun coat!
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Simera H said...

Oh wow these are great pieces you picked up.
Beautetude

Jump Into Puddles said...

such good finds!

JessicA
Jump Into Puddles

Vita said...

I must have been studying food for too long, since my favorite find are the planet plates! I would totally love to buy these as well! Right behind them would be both dresses, I understand why you are so in love with the limited edition one, the bustier decoration is gorgeous and it looks very well made.

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Liebe Ladies said...

Lovely haul, especially like the polka dot trench!

Steph,
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Michelle LL said...

Amazing clothes, love them all you got a great taste in fashion always stylish and unique. xo

Elle Sees said...

love seeing your purchases! gorgeous pieces

Danielle Styles said...

Love your purchases, they look great!

Hope you have a great Monday!

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Anett B said...

Beautiful purchases! I really like the cat skirt and those plates are awesome!

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Sandra Leiva said...

Nice pieces, dear!!

xx

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Kizzy Von Doll said...

These are gorgeous pieces doll, love them :))) I hope you have a great week xx

Yaudy Cristina said...

Nice picks!
xo,
Yaudy
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Marija M. said...

Adorable skirt with kittens, I love it it's my fave! xo
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Francesca Giagnorio said...

The skirt is absolutely perfect *_*
kisses

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Lyndsay said...

That coat is amazing! And I'm happy you were finally able to find the dress, it's so pretty!

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Tania Franco said...

I love the last dress so much, the light colors and fabric look perfect for hot summer whether. My most recent purchase has been stylish white romper, with a vintage nautical feel. :))

xx,
Tania
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Bárbara Marques said...

That trench has so much personality :)

Sara Gerard said...

Oh I cannot wait to see how you style everything up! If I had the room for plates like that, I would be all over them!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

wonderful new items. I love the last photo of the dress! so fun!
xo,
nancy

Stefani said...

That coat is gorgeous,love it! :)
xx

Jessica said...

Aw lovely picks! I really like that dress on the last picture! =)

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xoxo,
Jess

Corinne said...

So so so jealous of the skirt and coat. Can't wait to see how you style them!

Corinne x
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Johanna said...

These just scream your name...especially the first jacket! Cute!

jess said...

That rainbow dress is so pretty. Can't wait to see how you wear it.

Amber said...

You are a lady after my heart! Your picks are so so adorable. I especially love the space plates. So awesome!

monika berdnik said...

Each item is stunning :)

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Speaking Prada said...

These items are "your face" :) and the skirt with the cats is so funny, I can't wait to see how you style these items x

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