wardrobe inspiration : european summer, part 1.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

                                  Top : Lola from Pret a beaute // shorts : Lover // sandals : Topshop

...Always wake up counting my blessings as every day is a living dream, but on rainy days like today there is room in the mind for wandering to sundrenched European sojourns in the cleanest shades of white and bursts of tangerine lace...

Much love, Mandy. xx

{P.S. Don't forget to follow us on bloglovin' if you were previously on Google Friend Connect <3 }


Friday, 28 June 2013

And so often we are resistant to change, nestled in our little world of familiarity and lulled into the comfort of the predictable. 

But sometimes it is only in retrospect do we realise how lovely change can be - a fresh perspective, a clean slate, an opportunity to instil progress...

So with this maxim, I am going to embrace, rather than lament, the end of an era that was Google Friend Connect (ending July 1, as I'm certain most of you are aware) and instead, I invite you to keep updated with all things frocks and other frivolities via bloglovin

Sending love and wishing you all the most resplendent weekend! 

Much love, Mandy. xx

Photos by the wonderful Love Yaz, who is currently overseas exploring the world! Hoping your travels are safe, beautiful lady. <3 

{dreamy designers} : zimmermann resort 2014.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

{Images via Vogue Australia}

...Have always been an ardent aficionado of this Australian label, but it was all too much for my fluttering little heart when I stumbled upon this collection with its abundance of gilded treasures and ruffled sartorial confections. While I do love the chiller winter nights of endless woollen blankets and cups of tea, this Zimmermann collection has me suddenly erring on the side of the sun...

Much love, Mandy. xx


Sunday, 9 June 2013

{Dress - c/o Hush Market; coat - Carla Zampatti; heels - YSL}

Photos taken by my beautiful friend, Boonya of the arty wardrobe. <3

Goodness me, an eternity has inadvertently elapsed since my last post with my time spent so assiduously on work, combined with limited internet access in the rural town hospital that I'm currently residing in. I do apologise to my beautiful, patient readers but as always, art is always better created from love rather than obligation. :)

This dress was so kindly given to me by the lovely ladies from Hush Market; a wonderful online purveyor of beautiful clothes that won't inflict a fortune. I adore the feathered trims of the dress and the layered aesthetic when worn with a lacy slip and a matching coat - no lovelier means of feeling like the sartorial equivalent of a Chantilly cream in the dreamy town of Nottingham.

And on an even lovelier note - Hush Market is offering my first 100 readers a 10% discount off their purchase with the code "MANDY10" upon checkout; go and treat yourself now!  

Much love, Mandy. xx