Lucidity {& don't forget to enter the giveaway!}.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

(Knit jumper - French Connection; white ruched skirt - HELLO PARRYneon necklace - Pree Bruleesunglasses - Sarroff Designs; Karissa heels - Tony bianco) 


Photos by the lovely (and talented!) Karen Li.

Even though these images were taken only last week, it feels like absolutely aeons ago. Since then, the sky has become an ominous canvas of mottled grey and my brain has been confined in a nebulous haze of serial journal articles on depression screening for my incipient assignment deadline. The good news is that it will be my final med school assignment (ever ... hopefully!); the bad news is that I will probably score quite highly on the depression screening tool by the end of this assignment haha. 

That's the wonderful thing about blogging - it can provide a window of escapism, even if only for a fleeting moment, to a world that is wholly different to your own. Even just looking at these lovely images (it was Karen's first time with an SLR by the way - didn't she do a sublime job?), my sanity is slowly being restored and the light flooding them somehow seem an adequate substitute for the current void of sunshine outside. I imagine that a few of you might be going through exams at the moment so I hope this post can serve as a small reminder to stop for a moment, take a break, and you may be surprised at the clarity it will impart afterwards. 

Speaking of reminders ... don't forget that HELLO PARRY is giving one of my lovely readers the white ruched skirt featured in this post - the competition closes on June 6 so scurry along and enter here

Much love, Mandy. xx

P.S. This knit jumper usually has a far more flattering contour but being the goofball that I am, it was tucked awkwardly into my skirt throughout the entire duration of the shoot hehe, so typical. 


38 comments:

  1. haha, I did in fact stop studying for a brief moment to read this :)
    wonderful post and your friend is awesome using the slr compared to my bf hahah! good luck with your exams, i'm sure you'll ace them!!

    x tamara

    http://tamarassupernova.blogspot.com.au/

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  2. Beautiful photos, good luck with your assignment! Such a fresh and feminine ensemble, the ruched skirt is gorgeous :)

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  3. I know how those weeks go by. This look stunning! If it were me I would like the skirt a bit longer. the all white is so cute on youwiththe necklace too!

    I just put up a new post- let me know what you think! have a great rest of your weekend!

    God bless
    christine
    www.beyoutifulhope.blogspot.com

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  4. Beautiful post! I love the white on white look - the skirt is so lovely!

    Good luck with your assignment!

    x
    Teresa
    Fashion Readings
    http://fashionreadings.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. I know. Time flies fast. Last week always seems so long ago. You look beautiful in white.
    Seattle Beauty Fashion Blog

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  6. omg wow i love this outfit! the white with the neon necklace and then giant white sunglasses look so cool and chic!


    x

    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

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  7. oh I love that neon yellow pop of colour surrounded by all the snow white pieces. such an amazing contrast! I love the skirt, the cool shape of it, and I also love your rather masculine watch.
    good luck with your studies! stay strong! ;)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  8. Love the neon necklace with the all white outfit :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  9. Great pop from that neon necklace!!
    xo,
    www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

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  10. wow you look stunning in white! love the sunnies!

    xo kerker
    The Ugly Moments

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  11. you look stunning!so like your combination of clothes! ..
    good Sunday!xx

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  12. you look so beautiful! great shoes

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  13. Lovely outfit and super cute sunglasses! Good luck with your exams! xoxo

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  14. You look so adorable in that outfit....keep it up!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  15. Mandy, I had thoughts about the jumper, but I thought it was deliberately cute like that so I didn't say anything :P. But you are stunning, sure makes it easy to learn to take photos with a good teacher.

    Karen.
    kikoprincess.blogspot.com

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  16. lovely look(: i love the combination of the skirt and jumper, both in a white colour, it makes it so elegant(:

    http://ourclosetforyou.blogspot.com.es/

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  17. chic ; DD

    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

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  18. crazy lady, the jumper is still flattering as heck!
    and how phenomenal do you pull off white on white!
    LOVE THIS GIRL!
    and congrats, you is almost done! depressed maybe, but still done!
    join the club hun!!
    thanks for the freaking super sweet comment, made my day love
    also i swear to hell i clicked to follow. consider it done love!
    xxxx

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  19. Good luck with the assignment, can't be easy being in med, many friends have lots their sanity throughout the years :P Love that necklace miss! Looking good as always!

    Nora
    Nora Finds

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  20. It's almost over, just hang in a little more! That neon necklace is fabulous and I love everything about this! White is such an opulent colour on you and those sunnies are way cute too! You're certainly werking it here doll

    Hope you're weekend was as fabulous as you are, and hopefully you'll give yourself a little break from all those dejected textbooks!
    SDMxx
    http://daringcoco.blogspot.com.au/

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  21. Love the necklace! Great outfit (:

    http://www.menacherieblog.com/

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  22. Love how the neon breaks the all-white look! Great outfit! :-)

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  23. Amazing knit jumper!

    http://sundaesbest.blogspot.com/

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  24. Love that you've paired a knit with this pretty, more dressy skirt...I love doing unexpected pairing like that! This skirt looks gorgeous on you in every post :)
    I know all about the studying thing...I only have 1 year left though, thank goodness! Blogging is the perfect escape though, as is fashion.

    ~Jacy

    http://laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  25. I love the all white outfit and how you added color with the neon necklace. The ruched skirt looks great on you! :)

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  26. ooo i love this outfit! the all white and the heels! loveee

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  27. Gorgeous!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  28. You're very poetic. I love reading your posts because I can tell that you're a deep and profound thinker :) I hope your assignment goes well!

    161cm.com

    joanne♥choi

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  29. Hi Mandy, love the ruched skirt on you. The last photo is gorgeous!

    xo Jo

    http://whiterosesandcoffee.blogspot.ca/

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  30. Adorable all-white look. :) That neon yellow necklace gives it a cute sparkly addition, love it. Resembles the H&M one that everyone is after (even you if I recall correctly) .. Lovely post! + The knit seems fine to me hehe ;)

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  31. yes we are experiencing the ominous weather too :( i love the all white with the pop of neon though!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  32. Nice look. Love the white with neon.

    Catherine (your newest follower)
    FEST (food, style & travel)

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  33. oh I didn't realize I wasn't following you yet-
    I am now your newest follower GFC hope you can follow back :)

    God bless
    christine
    www.beyoutifulhope.blogspot.com

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  34. What a stunning all-white look! I love that knit, you look lovely! xxx

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

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  35. Lovely style! You might like to check out my blog I'm holding a GIVEAWAY!! xoxo
    http://gorgeoushearts.blogspot.com/

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  36. Love the outfit as always!
    :)
    xoxo

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  37. Too bad i missed the giveaway
    By the way you are absolutely stunning as usual !

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