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Friday, February 26, 2016

Outfit

I've been wearing so many pastel shades lately so today's outfit provides a little variety. The leopard print cardigan is the newest addition to my wardrobe and has quickly become one of my favourite pieces. It's from Wheels and Dollbaby and I have been very impressed with all the five cardigans I have from that store. I'd wanted this cardigan for ages but wasn't sure if it would be as good quality as my other W&D cardigans given that it cost substantially less. I'm so pleased I have it now because the quality is excellent, the velvet buttons are beautiul and the print is totally amazing in person. I've wanted a leopard print cardigan for years but couldn't find the right one until this pretty came along. Wheels and Dollbaby is an interesting brand for me. I love the cardigans, and of course the Dita Cardigans are amazing, but the rest of their pieces are not really my style. The non sale prices can be excessive I believe. In this outfit, I'm also wearing a skirt and top from the Kitten D'Amour's range of basics. Some of these are usually too basic and plain for me, but the two here are very much my style. The top comes in five different colours so it was hard to narrow it down as I liked them all. I'm very pleased with the skirt as it can be extremely difficult to find a decent black skirt. I've literally been looking for years for a version which is good quality, fined and a full skirt silhouette. I had to make it substantially shorter as is often the case- Kitten D'Amour need to make their dresses and skirts less long! 

In other news, on Tuesday, I completed my first run in 10 weeks. After having so much time off for injury (including two other periods last year in addition to the 10 weeks) it meant so much to me. I am not completely back to normal yet and I'm still doing physio and a lot of ankle exercises. I have a slow plan for coming back- only 1-2 runs per week and no more than 3km. I wish I was back to full form but overall I am extremely thankful to be able to run at all. Other than that, swimming is taking up pretty much my whole life and I wouldn't have it any other way. The motivation and positivity I get from improvement and best times is beyond words! I wish I could quit work and alternate between swimming, running and sleeping all day. 

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Wheels and Dollbaby Leopard Cardigan
Kitten D'Amour Full Skirt
Kitten D'Amour Stripe Lace Top in Red
Kitten D'Amour Lou Lou Handbag in Red
B.A.I.T Footwear Everline Flats in Red
Bow Belt (eBay)

34 comments:

Estelle Watson said...

The dress is simply perfect. Pure love!

.Estelle.

Straight A Style said...

I always think leopard and red is such a fun combo. Great outfit!

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Sarah Albertson said...

This dress is so cute! I love the color combo, and the lace at the top. That's great to hear you're getting back to running, that must be a wonderful feeling! :)

Launna said...

Imogen, your outfit is cute... I like the shirt, it is unique xox

I am pleased to hear you are back to running... I have been walking a lot and loving it... hopefully by the late spring I will be able to be back to jogging a little... I don't like jogging with a coat on... lol

I wish I could swim somewhere too... I don't swim fast but I love it xox

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I love the combination of stripes and leopard print and that bow is the perfect finishing detail!

Silver Cat Tea Party said...

Love this outfit and love the leopard cardigan paired with it. It all looks so great together! Congrats on getting back on with running and on continuing to improve on your swimming times! Sounds like you are doing great!

Lourdes Suito said...

lovely outfit!

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Ania Zarzycka said...

So pretty my dear <33
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Nataliya O said...

So happy to hear you completed your run! I just started running again, and I often have knee pain, so I can totally appreciate how wonderful it must feel to get better.
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Kezzie said...

Although the cardigan is not in my style, I adore the rest of the nautical looking outfit. Glad you are back to running again. My sister has an awful running injury at the moment too!x

Laura Mitbrodt said...

love your leopard cardigan
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Denise Sabbeannt said...

Hi, dear Imogen, you look wonderful with your new cardigan! I do believe that in person the print is amazing, because through the blog I can see it is! The top is also sooo sweet! I hope that you are OK, and the plan to do 1 - 2 runs of 3 km a week seems fine, if you feel OK. And swimming will help too, I guess, that's what people always say, that swimming helps as much as physiotherapy, or even, is used as a means of physio. Hope you have a very nice weekend!
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Arien Ruiz said...

Hi dear
You look lovely, nice and elegant
Love the necklace
xoxo

Style For Mankind said...

This is such a stunning post! Have a great Monday!!!

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Kathleen Harper said...

Loving the leopard and pops of red! Such a glam look.
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Miss Twiggy said...

leopard is my fav pattern <3
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Kati said...

That dress simply fits perfectly! You look wonderful in all colours and patters, my dear!

-Kati

Claudia Caulfield said...

the bow is so cute ♥


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Beauty Editer said...

Beautiful post dear! I like this a lot.


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enrica sciarretta said...

nice look!

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Sophie Sierra said...

Looking so gorgeous as always Imogen! I'm so in love with your pretty lace top, the red vibes are beautiful on you <3

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Couture Carrie said...

Amazing look, darling!
Love the leopard!

xoxox,
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Emmylou MW said...

I love how that cardigan goes with the whole outfit, Imogen:) And yay for your first run! That's super amazing:)

Natasha Hill said...

Lovely outfit Imogen, the bow detailing on the waist is really sweet. It goes really well with the leopard print on the cardigan too. Well done on completing your races as well, inspiring to hear! I need to be more active. - Tasha

Adela Acanski said...

Stunning!

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crafty-zone said...

I really like your sweater!

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Eniwhere Fashion said...

You are really good to mix various prints!!! Animalier and stripes is a very good mix my dear! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
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Paola Lauretano said...

Great mix and much girl!!!!!
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Red Rose Alley said...

Ooooo, that red bow is so sweet, Imogen. The red shoes and red purse are pretty too. And I've always loved tiger prints grrrrr. You look sensational.

Hey, you never got back to me on how you get your pictures so BIG. I use the largest setting, which is extra large, but your pics seem much wider.

Happy March, Imogen!

love, ~Sheri

Kelsey & Kenecha said...

Really love the outfit!! :)

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love the striped top with the bow belt! Good luck running again!

Beauty Follower said...

Lovely top.. wonderful red bow!

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Melissa said...

Lovely as always!

Caro * said...

Very cute outfit :)