Daily outfit

This was my ambitious start to the week when we went in to the city for the daily fashion shows. There were huge plans (and tickets) for attending the Designer Runway Series but a little bout of the flu restricted that unfortunately.  So here are a few photographs of what I was wearing for one of the day shows.  Just relaxed comfort really which was decided on since we had a packed agenda for the day.  

Breaking in the Balenciaga Resort sandals (2011) which were new for me (old stock from Yoox) was a little more challenging than expected and compromised the intended comfort dressing factor. The fabric is rather course and a little width stretching, so I've just found out, is required (these run really narrow).  My oldest best friend used to tell me 'pain is beauty'. This line was delivered always with a smirk mainly because he is male and was referring to females fashion.  Although I'm not sold on his slogan, these Balenciaga's do fit with it.  I'm willing to endure a little bit of pain for these until they give because for me they really are that beautiful.  Fortunately I had some stashed Repetto flats in my bag. Literally saved the end of day and my feet!

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What I'm wearing:
Mulberry Nightshade Hair Calf Travel Bag (HERE or HERE)
Balmain Distressed jeans (from a selection HERE)
T by Alexander Wang muscle tee (HERE or HERE)   
Isabel Marant Yankee belt (old)
Balenciaga Resort 2011 sandals (from a selection HERE)
Carven cut-away blazer (HERE)

This last photograph was just a bit of fun.  The shoes and bag were such a hit they got photographed quite a bit on the street.  I rather like the idea of a photograph being taken of another photographer working their magic, caught in the moment they capture their image.  The real life aspect just adds another dimension to a photograph.


  1. Ooh! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Love the shoes, love the jeans, love that blazer in particular! Can't believe I missed it during the Ssense sales! Hope you're fully recovered from the flu, my family & I recently had it, and it was nightmarish! Have a fab weekend!

  2. whoahhh. love the shoes!!! hope you have a great weekend, happy fri!


  3. Totally agree with you Mandi, love pictures taken when you're least aware of it, they're so fresh, natural... You look lovely btw! Oh and do the shows in Melbourne run in parallel to the NYFW???

  4. Well, I can see why you were getting tons of attention! Love the shoes/bag and how they complement this chic look! Looking lovely babe!


  5. Killing it as usual Mandi. Those shoes are certainly worth their 15 minutes of fame. Xx


  6. Your shoes are amazing, I hope they will stretch soon! Also love your beautiful bag! xx Kayin

  7. Love your outfit, and congrats on being snapped by a street style photographer too! Hope your flu went away quickly!

  8. Don't forget to show us the photo from the streetstyle photographer. You look fantastic! You've just given me an idea what to wear for an event this week.

  9. Love this outfit. It would be one of my go to outfits for sure. The last picture is so neat.

    Kayleigh http://thewayiwanderlust.blogspot.com.au/