The masculine influence

This coat makes me feel like a little ray of sunshine in winter.  I'm an absolute sucker for mustard.  It's 'my' colour and yet I rarely find it.  The hue and the masculinity of this coat immediately drew my interest, resulting in the seemingly immediate slap down of my credit card and ushering to the sales assistant to wrap it up.  I'm sure I came across as a woman obsessed. In my defence this is my ultimate coat. It's classic and smart, yet relaxed and perfect over jeans with heals or boots, and equally works its magic when paired with a girlie dress and preppy heels.





I have a confession to make... I'm in a bit of a habit of 'borrowing' items from Tom.  Borrowing actually implies that they get returned so I admit I misuse this term.  Stolen or lifted (never to be seen again) just seems harsh to me.  So this scarf is 'borrowed'.  I've been on the hunt for a long or thick wool scarf but they seem to elude me. I'm not sure if they were made this season at least in a decent price range.  I draw the line at the $300 plus price ranges of the ones I've seen.  I really love how thick and chunky this scarf looks against the coat. It really compliments the masculine look which means that my 'borrowing' will continue for an indefinite period. Sorry Tom...  I'm kind of hoping to get brownie points for the public apology...





How much do these heels rock?!  Yes...  of course I'm biased... I own them.  But in all seriousness these heels caused me (and Marlene and her lovely daughter... thank you, thank you, thank you) to trek all over London to find my size.  You could say a little bit dedicated and crazy on my behalf, and super patient and understanding on theirs. 




Photographs by Tom 
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What I'm wearing:
Karen Walker Cocoon wool coat (available HERE)
Equipment Signature blouse (available HERE)
Gucci zebra print calf pumps (available HERE for USA shipping or HERE for the rest of world shipping)
Balmain ripped jeans (similar available HERE, HERE or HERE
Isabel Marant Meadow belt (similar available HERE, HERE, or HERE)
Scotch and Soda woolen scarf (eBay purchase)



I thought I would include the skipping girl (sign) in the post since she is just a couple of blocks from our home.  She is one of my favourite local icons and a snap shot of part of the area where I live.  Since I've included the construction signage plastered with her image, it seemed relevant. 

The skipping girl towers above the Richmond skyline. The iconic building is considered a design institution and an age old fixture.  Even with all of the development along the shores of the river, the skipping girl remains and is even being implemented into the new builds that surround the original.  She is rather a novel sign and instantly recognisable. Being a decent size (the sign is approximately four metres in height), you can see her from afar with the neon lights at night.  The sign is at its best after dusk when the three different strokes of the girl's rope alternate with light to create a skipping illusion. 


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22 comments:

  1. Oh wow Mandi, these photos are absolutely stunning! And I can see why you were head over heels for that jacket - it's beautiful. Love the color/shape, and it looks perfect with Tom's scarf. ;) Awesomely styled outfit babe...

    xxTheresa

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    1. Thanks gorgeous. You're always the sweetest! I'm head over heels for your No. 57 look. So hot! xx

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    2. So sweet! Thanks so much Mandi!! xoxo

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  2. love this pairing. i would never thought mustard + gray would go so well together...
    and mandi, you can wear heels...i think the highest i could do is 11cm...so i think i will wait for the gwen (lower heel).... i want to be able to walk around. and i recall some high heels that i couldn't even move my feet in them.

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  3. Karina29.5.12

    LOVE this outfit!

    I still haven't worn my Gucci Zebra pumps but you have inspired me to try them with cuffed jeans now :-)
    x

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  4. I love the way the fabric looks (and how it must feel!) Great pairing it with those pumps. Looks fantastic!

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  5. Deeply envious and loving the cut and colour of this coat and the fabric looks sumptuous. You have an enviable wardrobe indeed.

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  6. I love the mustard coat, it looks beautiful. Very practical purchase I think! I really like it with the grey scarf and the jeans :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  7. Love these pictures! Gorgeous coat and heels indeed! You have such a cool wardrobe. xx Kayin

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  8. That coat is really perfect, I don't wear too much mustard, but the few pieces I have I really end up loving the effect the color has on my mood. The heels look so good with it! Beautiful photos Mandi! - Aliya:)

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  9. Love!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  10. Oh, this is so good. Totally saved in my inspiration folder! Mustard with grey is the perfect combo and I loved how you've added a little boyish denim and those heels that are to die for. I might sound like I'm overreacting but this might actually be one of my fav outfits of yours. Orrrr that padded jacket you wore lately. Anyway, love your style babe. XO

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    1. Thanks so much for the feedback Lucy :) You really made my day. This is one of my favourites too. Nothing really compares to an outfit that functional, looks good and is comfortable. ha ha.. ah yes. The padded jacket. Also in that category. xx

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  11. LOL! Mandi, it certainly wasn't any hardship taking you to the Gucci stores to locate these heels! You made the right choice. These ones are fierce and go with just about everything. I'm still in awe that you managed to walk through the gravel in these heels! You know I'm a Karen Walker addict!

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    1. You're too kind and of course gracious little L as well. The heels are brilliant but I too them off to get to my little spot in the gravel for the photo's! I couldn't risk shredding the heels since gravel and heels are never a good combination. The Karen Walker coats this season are amazing! Did you get your dresses? xx

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  12. amazing outfit - love the layers and colors!


    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  13. the skipping girl is amazingly nice! she and your coat really fit together

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  14. How comes I missed this beautiful post?!? Well, looking amazing, love the backgrounf on these pics! :D And these sexy Gucci pumps are the first items I'm gonna look for when the sale hits the stores!

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  15. awww Mandi I just love this jacket!!! the camel look and of course the animalier touch is gorgeous :)

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  16. Perfect outfit, seriously. Mustard and blue denim work so well together.
    Thank you for stopping by too! Yep, Brisbane gal! I'm originally from Byron Bay in NSW but university called haha. Following your blog, it's really amazing. Keep up the great work :)

    L U A R

    xx

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    1. I bet Byron was tough to leave. It's gorgeous there. So relaxed. Thanks for the feedback and good luck with exams etc. At least you'll be on break soon :)

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