What I want to be wearing

I've been in la la land today doing some outfit planning of outfits that I don't yet own.  Sounds certifiably crazy right?!  I actually find this rather therapeutic and logical as it gets me thinking past the instantaneous desire to own something when I see it online, to what will actually work in my wardrobe, what goes with what and after I settle down, it clarifies what I truly like and want after my moment of mass hysteria has passed.  Somehow this has regulated my consumption and all for the better.  I buy less, am happier with my purchases and sell less of them on.

So these six items are all on my wish list at the moment or in some cases, already owned.  Maybe this post would be more suitably labelled 'what I WILL be wearing'.  Watch this space as I guarantee these will start trickling in to my wardrobe over the coming weeks/months.  I'm aiming high, that is for a minimum of four of these items... bare bare minimum!





The Equipment 'Signature' shirt (I own this already in white) feels devine. Washed silk tends to have that smoothness and the perfect fall.  I know I'll wear this shirt to death. It's a classic that will undoubtedly be worn for the entire year and believe me, these shirts wear well. How many items in your closet can you say tick those two boxes?

The Isabel Marant 'Wesley' skirt I've waited and waited and waited for.  This is my perfect cutie skirt that has the ability to also look elegant or even sexy.  It's so easy to transform dependant on the shoes and top it's combined with but a sure winner from day to night, from beach to bar/dinner. 

The Valentino 'Rock Stud' pumps. Well... what more can I say than these beauties are pure sex appeal with the class a lady should strive for. The perfect balance and just too darn foxy to ignore.

This Chloe 'Lucy' leather bag I've pictured in my wardrobe from the moment I first laid eyes on it. So ladylike, understated, timeless and the perfect neutral hue that would have it matching just about any outfit.  At its current price it's too excessive for me to buy but I figured it deserves a place on the wish list in hope that it will hit sale at some unreasonable price that I just can't ignore.  Highly improbable but I remain hopeful!

Gucci has a reputation for putting out some serious scents that aren't for the faint hearted. This one I own already. It's been a long standing perfume of choice.  It's very sensual and has some serious lasting power.

And lastly, this little piece of arm candy by Chan Luu I find really workable.  I struggle integrating bracelets and bangles. Maybe it's just a phase but this is an easy solution to my problems.


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  1. I´d love to buy an equipment shirt but the dry-clean only factor puts me off a bit!!

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    1. Yeah that is the only down fall with silk. I've read on a heap of forums that a lot of ladies hand wash theirs although I'm not game to try it

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  2. Love the studded shoes so much, I hope you end up getting them too ;)

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    1. Me too :) Big time! I'm sure I'll find a way to slip them in to my wardrobe :) xx

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  3. Would love to wear all of this too! BTW, been using the same perfume for years, it is the perfect fall scent!

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    1. The perfume is such a winner isn't it. It's so sexy :)

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  4. Those valentino pumps are so great!:) Love them!!

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    1. Those are at the top of my wish list :)

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  5. I understand your strategy! For me, blogging helps to think twice about the things I crave. The IM skirt is my favorite item, it's very sweet and stylish!

    XxX A.

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    1. It's funny, originally blogging 'made me' buy more but now I've settled down again and with this strategy I'm far better with thinking further than the original crave :) It's too easy to get overly excited and just spend. xx

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  6. Those heels are to die for!

    XOXOJOANNIE
    ANURBAN-EXPLORER.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  7. obsessed with the valentinos.... sigh! xO!
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    1. Now I can definitely see you in those bad boys! xx

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  8. I've got my eye on the Valentino RockStud heels. So in love with them. I wouldn't mind getting a black Equipment silk shirt. I can see how versatile it is. I'm deathly scared of white shirts but I just know I'm going to spill something on it within a nanosecond.

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    1. Ha ha.. you are your aversion to white. I absolutely understand it though

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  9. i'm also coveting those super sexy heels, but in the flat version! i really like statement shoes that i can just wear with a white tank/jeans and still look like i made an effort, haha. i really like the bags too, from the same range. i'll definitely give you a buzz if i'm in melbourne! x

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. The flats are brilliant and there is nothing like being able to throw on jeans and tee and look fabulous. I look forward to meeting you when you're next around :)

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  10. Oh great picks, my favorite is the IM skirt! xx Kayin

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  11. I want that bag like whoaaaaaa. Those shoes are pretty hot, too! Count me in.

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    1. Ha ha... That's the reaction I had to :)

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  12. haha i do that all the time too- just it makes me feel kinda crazy because i won't rest until i get my items! i really like that black shirt you put up-- it looks so roomy and cozy

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    1. Ha ha.. you made me feel better knowing that others do this too. I was thinking when I wrote this post, maybe I will come off as being totally insane! :)

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  13. I love the Valentino pumps. My mom has them and I have 'stolen' them a couple of times (thank goodness for same shoe size!)

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    1. I wish so much that my Mum dressed in designer threads and shoes so I can 'borrow' her items. You are one lucky gal and so sweet to be able to share

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  14. Oh yes I love my boots! I can finally breathe now!! Now this selection is gorge! Especially the Wesley skirt by Marant I agree and the Equipment blouse I have been meaning to get one of those for centuries...! I love my rockstud pumps and I def want another pair, maybe those new black on black ones!xxx
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    1. I look at your rockstud's on instagram which makes me want them so much more. I can't wait to get a pair. I'll keep an eye out for your second pair :) The equipment shirts are great. My white one has been worn to death and still looks brand new. xx

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  15. I would definitely like to be wearing those shoes and carrying that bag! The bag is such a sweet color!

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    1. I know they are truly gorgeous. I've just got to manage to save and wait (cross fingers) for the sale ha ha..

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  16. I really like your blog dear!
    Keep up with the good work! :)

    XO

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    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment. I've just checked your blog. Great looks and OMG you look absolutely stunning! xx

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  17. Love the Valentinos! I can never say no to a gorgeous pair of shoes.

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  18. Hi Mandi, I love your selection, I would gladly add any of these items in my wardrobe. The closest are probably the Equipment shirt and the Chan Luu bracelet. I have two Equipment shirts, one off white and one red, the black is definitely missing in my wardrobe, it's good tht you reminded me :))) xx

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