Outfit: An old love & a touch of insanity

In an effort to not indulge any further in the end of season sales for the threat of having to endure bankruptcy (I called time out at least for now), I decided to do a little re-discovering in my own closet.   

These pants I consider an old(er) love item that I still remain in awe of, to the same extent as the day they arrived.  These are the Isabel Marant Soan leather biker pants which I actually stumbled upon on eBay some time back.   I considered parting with them not long ago when I did a clean out (I often re-sell items to finance new season purchases). It only took putting them on again to realize that I mustn't have been thinking logically (if at all) at the time. I don't think any new item would be worthy enough to sell these for especially since I'm a leather pant addict (but that's another story).  Promise me if I ever boarder on temporary insanity again and go to sell them (even if I just float the idea), you'll talk some sense into me.



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What I'm wearing:
Isabel Marant Soan leather biker pants
T by Alexander Wang muscle tee
Joseph wool classic coat
YSL Tribtoo black pumps


The weather has been crazy cold here recently.  I can't recall what sunlight actually looks like as it feels like its been absent for months now.  With all the rain, grey skies and winter chill it's pretty difficult to get decent outfit shots.  I haven't even felt like braving the cold for what I need to do, let alone anything else.  I normally end up feeling somewhat disheartened and unproductive in winter due to shivering and soley being pre-occupied with trying to hibernate as much as possible.  

So today, we made ourselves (loads of effort was involved I assure you) get out for just a bit and at the same time, we managed to get these photographs taken, but only just in the nick of time before the skies opened up and bucketed down (just another day in Melbourne).  Days like these are meant for staying in and doing movie marathons which is exactly what happened for the remainder of the weekend. 


43 comments:

  1. Love how stylish you can make an all-black outfit look! :)

    Your hair is lovely too - is it naturally curly? I'm so jealous!

    Really like those pants, you did the right thing keeping them :)

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    1. Your so sweet Mica! My hair is terrible. It is the kind that naturally just goes poof! It's the kind that doesn't really now how to hang so if I want it to look half way decent I have to either straighten it or in this post, I've done rough curls with the hair straightener and made them a bit messy. This is my go to hair styling of the moment as it's the easiest :) xx

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    2. It's a great way to style it, looks so good! I'm no good at hair straightener curls. My hair either does it's own thing or I straighten it and then it behaves a little before it rebels and does it's own thing. haha!

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  2. It's amazing how blogs could keep intouch people from opposite parts of the world..... Here it seems to be the hottest summer ever......but, dear, you look always cute!

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    1. It's strange isn't it to see you guys all sweltering and enjoying the sun and us shivering. Polar opposites.

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  3. Anonymous1.7.12

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ISABEL-MARANT-Amazing-HARD-TO-FIND-MADDOX-ERROL-roller-cropped-pants-/320935674577?pt=US_CSA_WC_Jeans&hash=item4ab941c2d1

    Not sure if these are yours, or they have stolen your pics but it looks like your pictures but not sure.

    Brooke

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    1. Hi Brooke, Thanks for the heads up. I've had a few emails about that listing and a previous listing for the Pieric jacket by the same seller. No that is not me. Generally I don't mind people using my blog photo's but they should be credited to avoid confusion.

      When I go to sell any of my IM and other goodies, I'll add a 'shop my wardrobe' section to the blog.

      Thanks again for letting me know about the listing. I really appreciate it.

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  4. Absolutely stunning! I am in love with your coat and leather pants! Do you have a better pic or link to the coat? Also, what size are you wearing for the Soans?

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    1. Hi Ai,

      This Joseph coat has been on the blog before and you can find some more pic's of it with the two links below. It's basically a really classic cut coat which I picked up last winter in Netaporter's end of season sale for from memory 60% off. Joseph do fantastic classic pieces which are amazing quality. Definitely worth watching out for.

      http://www.findmeamuse.com/2011/12/layer-upon-layer-upon-layer-objective.html

      http://www.findmeamuse.com/2011/12/my-winter-outerwear-essentials.html

      My Soans are a size 1. I hope that helps :) xx

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  5. Great pictures!! I love it!!

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  6. hello dear!!! i'm back and i know i have a lot of things to catch up...
    i just want to say hi and promise will be back to see your past posts :)
    take care!
    xoxo, Meg

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    1. Hey Meg, I hope you had a fantastic holiday. Glad to hear you've settled in back home xx

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  7. The pants are amazing! Yes, don't sell them..

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  8. You look amazing Mandi! I agree, don't ever sell those gorgeous leather pants! :) xx Kayin

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  9. Your Isabel Marant's leather pants are insane!!!!!!!! Love this look Mandi!!!!!!!!! So hot here in Rome, wish i can wear a coat too soon...xoxo

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  10. These are the PERFECT leather pants, never, ever sell them! Love them with the YSLs and the all-black outfit. Super chic. Nx

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    1. This outfite (except for the coat) was inspired by the super chic Victoria Beckham in hers. She rocked that look and I figured you can't go wrong with slick black. Hope you had a great weekend Natalie. I'm loving your rooftop! xx

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  11. I love that you rock the leather pants. You look fabulous!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  12. WOW is all I can say! You're rocking this look babe! What a perfect black-on-black ensemble. Stunning from head to toe and those leather pants are beyond hot! Love this outfit babe!

    xxTheresa

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  13. i love all black outfit!!
    the IM leather pants are HOT...glad you are keeping them...

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  14. Wow, love this look!! And the pants are just GREAT!!

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  15. That leather pants is gorgeous!

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  16. Your biker trousers are insane! Love all the details!

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  17. thanks for your lovely comment and for following, I'm following you back :)

    Great blog and love those YSL's :)


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  18. Ahhh! Gorgeous pants on a gorgeous girl. Promise to never sell them ever?!

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  19. Thud. Yeah, that's the sound of my jaw hitting the ground. Flawless outfit. That's what I call rocker luxe style.

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  20. I'm glad you didn't get rid of them, they so nice! You wear heels so well! I bought the Rios on sale last night and thought Mandi wears heels all the time, I can get used to wearing them, too!
    - Aliya :)

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  21. I am having some major cravings here seeing your trousers! and paired with your tribtoos, my-oh-my! xx

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  22. Ohh,so lovely and beautiful selection.The combination of pants and lovely shoes are so awesome and looking gorgeous.Love your effort for this nice selection.

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  23. Very chic look Followed you! :) Thanks for dropping by my blog!

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  24. Anonymous3.7.12

    I can't wait for your "shop" section of your blog. I will be a regular!

    Brooke x

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  25. I am now officially obsessed with your trousers! Loooove the whole outfit as well!

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  26. Anonymous4.7.12

    the pants are a miss for me. the pockets shouldn't be exposed through the pant like that. i would expect better at that price point.

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  27. I think that is a hot look! The pants and heels make you look so tall and slim

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  28. Amazing outfit! Love the leather pants and the platforms are fantastic! You are gorgeous!

    Kisses.

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  29. Great look! Loving your pants and pumps!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  30. Love the Tributes!

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  31. Mandi, I'm totally lovin this look! You can never go wrong with all black but the way you style it is just fab! You even made me missing fall for a moment ;)

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