Wardrobe inspiration : summer essentials.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

1. Bikini - Zimmermann : I tend to gravitate to more demure, effeminate bikini styles that can transition into the evening when worn with a billowing maxi skirt or Palazzo pants. 
2. Tan & silver sandals - Pour La Victoire : my fundamental shoe maxim when on vacation is versatility and I don't think these will be incongruous to any outfit I own.
3. Powder puff volumising powder - Kevin Murphy : I'm not very fastidious with my hair (I don't even possess a hair brush haha) but I do keep this volumising powder in my beauty arsenal for that summer nonchalance. 
4. Soho wide leg pants - Rachel Rachel : these pants are so beautifully constructed with their flowy contour and high split. Perfect for throwing over a maillot for a seamless segue into cocktail hour. 
5. Number One sunglasses - Karen Walker : the feline/wayfarer hybrid is such a flattering contour, this is the sunglasses equivalent of The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
6. Classic tank - Kain : how delectable is this shade of nude/stone? I would wear these on the plane and, well, everywhere else really. 
7. Tinted daywear - Invisible Zinc : living in Australia, my skin is incessantly assaulted by UV rays and I literally don't leave the house without a liberal slathering of Invisible Zinc. 

To celebrate the end of my med school days, I have an incipient sojourn to Thailand where I'm hoping to indulge in beachside massages, lychee daiquiris, and general indolence. These are the summer fundamentals that I intend to bring along with me! 

Are any of you going on a summer vacation? I would love to know what your obligatory beach items are! 

Love, Mandy. xx


  1. I wish we were going into summer, rather than winter!

    Sita xx

  2. Love those sandals. I just got a similar pair from Tony Bianco.

    Sarah x

  3. Love the tan and silver sandals - would be my go to beach item if I had them! I say a sunhat and lots of sunscreen!

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  4. It's starting to get really chilly here, but my favorite season has got to be spring/summer. Getting excited for next year already just by viewing this awesome collage, to be honest! :)


  5. My number one has to be a fake spray tan! My ghostly white skin don't bring no boys to the yard LOL! But seriously that's my number one thing since I also find it protects my skin from burning too for those times when I stupidly forget to put sun block on!


  6. Beautiful choices. I've got similar bikini set in mint shade, love it! Although I have to wait a few more months to be able to wear it again.

    Have a relaxing weekend, love!

    Indie by heart

  7. very cute- love those shades! Its so funny reading this while gearing up for winter here in the northern hem. but i love what you chose! Makes me wish summer were here again:)


  8. I was in Australia in July and absolutely loved it. However, by the end of the month, I was oh so cold. I'll have to get back when it's actually summer! Your photos are making me long for shorts and sunshine, when I've just started winter here!


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