Colour palette : neon green + grey.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011
(Images: Columbine Smille, Elora)

There was a period in my life when I would have been stalwartly opposed to wearing green, let alone neon green, but these beautiful girls carry the look with such aplomb that I bought my own version at Sportsgirl the other week. Matched with a grey marle tee or slouchy knit, it is perfect for adding an effervescent pop to any outfit! 

Love, Mandy. xx

Lusting : ear confectionary.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

1. Elena Gloria 'Art no. 101' 
2. Samantha Wills 'French Lace earrings'

As the sunlight stretches the days a little longer, party invitations are sent (and delightfully received) and the stilettos emerge along with svelte, tanned summer bodies in swathes of gorgeous cocktail dresses. 

... And with such beautiful imagery, wouldn't these delectable ear candies increase the glamour factor exponentially?

Love, Mandy. xx

Ruffles and scalloped hems.

Friday, 25 November 2011

(Scalloped hem shorts - Finders Keepers, ruffle top - ASOS, shoes - Bamboo, bracelet - eBay, rose gold watch - Michael Kors)

The weather is quickly becoming too balmy for material beyond the shoulders so I'm lamenting the fact that I can't wear this beautiful ruffle placket blouse more frequently. It's such a versatile piece that is so lovely paired with loose nude shorts with scalloped hems or structured pencil skirts for the weekdays.

Love, Mandy. xx

Holiday staples.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011
(Sunglasses - Sabre, shoes - Stella Jewel,  faux fur coat - Romwe)

The holiday trilogy that will last me through the season : feline sunglasses that make any outfit chic, the obligatory black stiletto with intricate details, and a pink faux fur coat to appease my yeti proclivities for my impending vacation to Hong Kong. 

Happy holidays, everyone!

Love, Mandy. xx


Monday, 21 November 2011

(Top - Witchery, shorts - Rachel Rachel, necklace - Alannah Hill, wedge sandals - Elizabeth & James, purse - Guess)

Exams are over (and I seem to have emerged unscathed!) and finally, I am able to capitalise on the beautiful sunny days that were teasing me a week ago when I was still oppressed by the rigmarole of study. 

Thank you to everyone who helped me survive the longest year of med school - you are all so incredibly precious to me. 

Oh, and this is an outfit I wore to lunch with my family (after three long weeks of withdrawals)! I love the ease that neutral combinations impart - such a perfect canvas upon which to layer copious amounts of accessories. 

Lots of love, Mandy. xx


Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Tom Binns 'Antoinette Crystal Collar' necklace via GILT

One of those moments when something you adore is on sale and you still can't afford it. 

Can't wait to rectify this situation one day! 

Love, Mandy. xx

Nerd mode.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011
(Dress - Joveeba)
Photo taken with Instagram. Follow me (frocks_frivolities)!  

The only way to approach study week is with a grin of denial, an academic facade, and copious amounts of glucose by your side. 
Sending love and positivity to everyone whose brains are working far beyond their intended capacity! 

Love, Mandy. xx