New beginnings {& a giveaway!}.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

{Top - Wilde Willow; shorts - Bec & Bridge (old season); clutch - The Luxe Project; shoes - Jeffrey Campbell}

Images by my favourite Love Yaz. <3 

Am not even going to begin to deny that the space between now and the last post has been one occupied by a rather hectic agenda - certainly the most glamorous side of being a doctor...

But finally, finally, have summoned some time in between the long arduous hours in the hospital to spend in the golden Australian sunshine with family, friends, and even watch my beautiful cousin marry her love {oh Mei-Yan, what a joyous day!} - such a luxury that I habitually took for granted in the formative years...

...And to apologise profusely for the terribly rude absence, I have collaborated with the incredible team at The Luxe Project and am hosting a giveaway for the absolutely lovely clutch featured in this post. 

This is a collaboration I am particularly fond of as I find myself drawn to ethical and sustainable fashion choices that don't compromise on style - and The Luxe Project are impossibly perfect purveyors of gorgeous accessories that add charm and vivacity to any outfit. Their one-of-a-kind accessories are absolutely obligatory for tropical summer holidays and languid beach trips but the ultimate clincher is their holistic, sustainable ethos that is becoming an increasingly important consideration in my recent purchases.

To enter, simply:
(1) Like The Luxe Project on Facebook or follow them on Instagram {@theluxeproject}
(2) Like this blog on Facebook or follow on Instagram {@frocks_frivolities}
(3) Comment on this post, Facebook, or Instagram so I know you've entered!

The competition will close on February 3 :) 

Sending love, as always, and wishing you all a splendid week!
Mandy xxx


  1. Really lovely dress and that clutch is so eye catching.

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  2. great ;-))

    new post

  3. Nice bag !!...P.s. I feel envy about your weather :S haha

    New post on my blog --->

  4. Good to see you back posting! I have certainly miss seeing your beautiful smile. I am looking forward to see more of your collaboration!

  5. You look so so pretty here! The white does wonder to your tan complexion and the turquoise earrings give a great contrast to the white.. stunning!

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)

  6. great post and photos<3 you're so gorgeous hehe! thanks for dropping by my blog too :D
    anyway i'm not sure if i've asked you yet, but would you be interested to follow each other?? do let me know! [:


  7. That is a beautiful clutch! Love it against the white :) Great giveaway too!

    Took the chance to follow you and luxe collective on instagram, can't believe I wasn't following you before! :)

    Away From Blue

  8. In love with this outfit. The top is so beautiful with the lace details and I love your stunning clutch.
    Wish you a great and fabulous day. Hope everything is fine by you.
    xo, Petra

  9. I feel like Australia has the best bloggers! :D
    I love your outfit, your clutch and your blog.
    Love the giveaway.
    Glitter And Blush

  10. Lovely top and shorts combo - they compliment eachother so well I assumed it was a romper! The crochet detailing along the sleeves is pretty sweet and goes great with the off the shoulder style. And you are so pretty!!

  11. It is so good to have you back I have been missing your posts! I have just been looking around your Instagram and your photos are so cute! These bags are awesome also!

    I am following both on Instagram (@rachelsfashionpatch)

    Looking forward to more of your posts!

  12. Oh dear so adorable outfit
    Loving your shoes
    You look amazing

    Kiss kiss.*Jo

  13. Adorable look dear! Love your platforms and clutch! x

  14. You are always so lovely hun!

    xo Jennifer

  15. this whole ensemble is so divine and darling!!! the shoulder details on that top is sooooo beautiful, dear!!!

  16. I love the lace detail on your top. It's so delicate looking!

  17. You're looking so beautiful in that outfit ... your skin seriously glows in these shots! Will you be coming to MBFWA?

  18. I love your blog

  19. Definitely loving your shoes!!! I'm dreaming of being over there, enjoying the sun and lovely company with you haha! <3

    Boonya -

  20. Oooh where are your earrings from Mandy? I am looking for something similar for my wedding to add some colour.

  21. I'm in love with that top .. Looks perfect on you, master of all white looks ♥ Such a pretty clutch too, so of course I'm entering your giveaway! Already following you on Instagram, and just followed @theluxeproject (my profile @indiebyheart_satu)

    x Thank you so much for all the lovely words on my post. You manage to lighten up my day from thousands of kilometers away! I had to look up the word "resplendent", since (as seen during all this time exchanging comments) my vocabulary isn't as wide as yours. :) But I'm constantly learning new things and improving myself with writing in English, thanks to the linguistic talents as you.

    On my side of the World winter has finally arrived with it's full force and after -23 or so I'm glad this week was as "warm" as -10. We must be crazy, us Finns! But summertime is just the best here, so I think we'll manage over cold season with keeping the approaching heat in mind. ;) I hope your January has been lovely and February even better. Warm hug and greetings from up here!

    Indie by heart

  22. i have followed both yours, and the luxe projects instagrams.
    I can't believe I haven't followed your instagram earlier!

    you are sporting that clutch so incredibly well x


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