Oompa Loompa orange

Here's some snaps from a few weekends ago. Feeling very Oompa Loompa like with the orange knit but after too many consecutive days of grey skies, an injection of some outrageous colour felt necessary.


Some days I wish I could wear these Balmain leather pants to run errands in, they are just that fabulous.  A fantasy of all things unrealistic but it's nice when you can enjoy wearing beautiful things.  We seem to tuck our favourite and best items away for 'special' moments, which never seem to present themselves often enough.  Life is too short right?  Maybe errands isn't suitable and pushing boundaries too far, but this year I've decided to make a concerted effort to actively wear more of my favourite items and do far less appreciating my wardrobe by viewing only.  Waste not want not.  Let's see how this works out.

Does anyone else suffer from appreciating within the confines of the wardrobe and being overly conservative with determining when you should wear special items?

©  Find Me A Muse

What I'm wearing:
Balmain shinny leather pants (purchased for 80% off from HERE)
Christian Louboutin Pigalle heels (HERE)
Men's Diesel light-weight knit (boyfriend's)
Givenchy leather laser cut bracelet


  1. Love your bracelet so much! :D

    I really like those pants too, hope you do get the chance to wear them more often :)

  2. I'm really feeling orange now as well. Love the different textures - fuzzy with leather. I did this the other day but with a white shirt too!

    Natalie x

  3. So in love with all the pieces in your wardrobe, those Balmain pants are amazing! I love that you're in Melbourne.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

  4. So refreshing to see a pop of colour, and in such a great combo at that! I can never bring myself to wear neon/bright colours so I could stare at this outfit for hours! ;) I think I'm oppossed to you when it comes to my favourite pieces- if I really like something, I could wear it everyday! Seriously, everyday! ;) Unless it is unaprropriate or I don't feel comfortable in it but then again I always try to avoid such purchases :) You should definitely wear these Balmain pants more often- they're not obusive (like some leather pants are) and combined with some plain tee or knit they're very wearable!

  5. You are so funny & super cute... The pants and heels are just simply to die for...


  6. I love the colour of the jumper!


    Will you please vote for me in the Esprit Style Battle!

  7. I absolutely adore that bracelet! Love!

    I like Oompa loompa orange - it's a very good description. And yes, I am guilty of buying and stashing away for the right occasion. Don't know what I'm waiting for really.

  8. Guilty of doing the same thing! I carefully keep my most treasured items safely stored in my closet, while I should be enjoying them! Too little time, too expensive not to use them! :) xx Kayin

  9. I don't believe in saving my clothes for a special occasion. If I love it, I wear it right away! For me, fashion is about daily life, not about 'red carpet' events.

    XxX A.

  10. wow so much drama in this outfit= I LOVE. you look amazing. xO!

  11. mmm those pants are divine! i'd be wearing them 4 days a week at least :) the bracelet is pretty rad too. i used to be a lot more careful with wearing 'special' items but these days i don't bother saving them for occasions.. life is short!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

  12. Orange looks GREAT on you!
    Amazing pants and bracelet as well, love it! Looks so simple, but when you look closer..

  13. Looking good babe!

  14. Love this top and your hair looks gorgeous xx

  15. I love how you wear Tom's knits! :) I can't wait to meet him! xoxox

  16. I totally agree, Mandi, we live just once and I want to wear and enjoy every single item I've craving for and it's finally mine...xoxo


  17. Totally rocking that outfit, Mandi. I've made a decision to wear whatever that strikes my fancy whether it's designer piece or not.