gilded.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

(Top - Viktoria & Woods; shorts - c/o She Inside; cardigan - vintage from American Rag; bag - Mimco; sandals - Tony Bianco)
On my last sojourn to Melbourne, I was traipsing by the Yarra River en route to the perfect ice cream purveyor on one of those exquisitely gorgeous afternoons - I had just finished my conference and the river was scintillating with the warm afternoon sun. I don't usually have an affinity for vintage stores (fossicking for sartorial gems amid derelict interiors have little appeal for my time-impoverished self) but there was something about American Rag with its quintessentially American charm that had me drawn to its glorious array of meticulously hand-sewn sequined cardigans and utterly beguiling dresses from bygone eras. I was instantly enamoured by this gilded confection and was so delighted with my new purchase that I completely bypassed the ice cream store...

Photos by my favourite Tanya Constantino. <3

Much love, Mandy. xx 


55 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful cardi, great purchase! And thanks for the store recommendation too - I'm going down to Melb next month I'll be sure to check it out :)

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  2. Love the bold color of your shorts! They definitely make the outfit pop!

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  3. Wooow, your coat looks amzing. So nice style and that gold details are great. Have a nice day.

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  4. nice!! ; **


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  5. Seriously that jacket looks amaze on you x

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  6. thanks ... I'm your follower now! See u soon!

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  7. Great look, I really love it !
    Wanna follow each other?

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  8. Love your jacket.

    Valeria
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  9. Beautiful pictures my dear! your blog is so lovely!:)
    we can follow each other if you want :)
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    xoxo Gloria

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  10. your jumper is really cute!

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  11. Wooow amazing outfit! <3
    You look so adorable!
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  12. so pretty, love it :)
    have a great day ❤

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  13. Tu chaqueta es realmente preciosa, con esos toques en dorado!
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  14. You're pretty! i love your style. Your jacket is fab!!!

    xoxo

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  15. I just love this outfit,you look amazing!

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  16. I'm jealous of the warm weather it looks like you're having!

    xo Jennifer

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  17. Your blog it`s amazing!!I follow you now!! Kisses

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  18. Beautiful cardigan! Love this!
    Do you want to follow each other? Let me know ;)

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  19. I love it ! :D
    I really like your coat .

    xo ,
    Ana Catalarrana
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  20. Thanks for sharing...You're always so Elegant, Chic, Unique and creative in Your Outfits...Chapeau!
    Best
    <3

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  21. Love your cardigan sooo soo much <3

    Lots of kisses :D
    The Spotted Cherry Pie

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  22. Such a pretty vintage cardi! ^^ And great look completely.

    Happy Valentine's, gorgeous!

    Satu
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  23. Mandy that cardigan was made for you! It's so chic and gorgeous, love, love, love the gold detailing.

    SDMxx
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  24. Oh you're a doctor? Wow! i admired doctor maybe because i'm a nurse. tehe
    Your such a gorgeous doctor!
    Looking forward to practice my profession in your city:-)
    ♡,
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    Riza

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  25. You look amazing! Love the jacket!I am following you on GFC, would be very happy if you did the same! Maybe you also wanna follow on facebook and bloglovin? Let me know!I am also hosting a giveaway. Kisses <3<3

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  26. Hello! love the shorts! Super cute look!
    By the way if u would you like to follow each other, let me know! I hope to hear from you soon and be friends with u!
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    Anna

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  27. that jacket has such an exquisite detail design!!! LOVE it! :D

    happy vday!

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous post and blog! I'm so delighted to have stopped stumbled upon you blog. I'm now following on GFC and Bloglovin :)

    x Mariana | www.goingteen.blogspot.com

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  29. AH! This outfit is perfection. Not only that, your bod looks ah-may-zing.

    Love your blog<3

    And looking through all these pics of you in shorts, skirts and sandals makes me want to live out of my life long dream and move to freakin Australia.

    XOXO
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  30. Love this look and those shoes!

    Anne xox

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  31. Love that cardigan, lady! This outfit is adorable.
    xo
    ashley
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  32. The cardigan is amazing! Love your outfit:)

    Btw would you like to follow each other on GFC, Bloglovin and other social platforms?
    Just let me know :)


    xx
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  33. ooohhhh I'm so jealous of you wearing those shorts. God I miss warm weather so much!
    xoxo
    K.

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  34. I love the bag and the heels here... awesome...
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  35. I absolutely love the pop of colour that you've worn for shorts Mandy! What eyecandy! And the detailing on the cardigan is absolutely divine, the intricate patterns really compliment the minimalist contours of your Biancos, love it. Your writing has such charm, I feel like I'm really there vintage shopping with you by the Yarra. Although I've only been the to Yarra when its bleak and murky, you make it sound like postcard perfect. Take care Mandy, and keep gorgeous :-)

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  36. love this! would you like to follow each other? let me know!

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  37. Great outfit!
    I didn't know your blog and I love it!
    Would you like to follow each other?

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  38. Woooww!! Great outfit!!! İ follow you ! Pls you to follow me:)

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  39. super love your style

    anyway, join my first giveaway here if you like :)
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  40. Would you like to follow each other's blogs? Let me know!
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  41. Great style, I love your outfit! :) <3

    Kisses from Filand. :)
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  42. very nice. would you like to follow each other?let me know.
    xo

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  43. Hello dear,
    You look beautiful!
    Would you like to follow each others blogs with blogger, facebook and bloglovin?
    Have a nice day!
    gV

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  44. wow really cool look, love the color of your shorts! great outfit, love it:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  45. You look lovely!!
    Adore these sandals
    xo

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  46. The coat is gorgeous! I love the embroidery!

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  47. You have gorgeous style! I love the detail on your jacket, stunning x

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  48. i LOVE your outfit - especially the sweater and those bright shorts :) i really enjoy your blog! if you like mine too, do you want to follow each other? xo jess
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  49. the cardigan is super lovely and I just adore the embellishments on it too! with the way you've worn it draped on your shoulders you look like an angel (your lovely face helps of course!) the simple, thin strappy heels are a wonderful contrast to the heavy embellishments and material of the cardi as well. thanks for your lovely new year wishes, I hope this one is amazing for you too! :D <3

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  50. Embellishment on the cardigan is incredible- so beautiful.

    Ruth x


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