Imagining Spring




As it turns out, wishful weather thinking just isn't enough.  I'm desperately trying to get into Spring mode and figure that if the weather can't comply and warm up, I might as well try wearing florals. 

This Ellery skirt has been on my wish list ever since I first spotted it in the wake of fashion week many months ago.  Don't you think the cute overlap exposed pocket, ladylike length, a-line cut and of course that front slit which is just the right height to maintain ones modesty are just perfect?  I don't wear skirts that much so it had to be something uber special to get my little white pins out.  I know a tan wouldn't hurt since my legs literally glow because they haven't seen sun for about 10 months!  Anyway, back to more important things.  

I've been engrossed in Australian fashion equally as much as international recently.  This Ellery skirt, Dylan Kain bag (which is my latest love for so many obvious reasons), and this gorgeous little white laser cut top by Dion Lee which was a must with its distinguishing back detail. I also love the way the front section looks cropped but it actually has a silk layer (that is normal length) that gets tucked in like a normal shirt thereby hiding my unexercised, visually absent abs.  Exercising is on my 'must do' list.  I've had some serious envy from all the cropped tops being flaunted by all the young, taunt ladies but I haven't wanted to expose my own bod quite that much. Let's leave that for the younger ones.




23 comments:

  1. Such a lovely printed skirt!

    I really like the detail on the back of the top too, it's beautiful! :)


    Away From The Blue

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  2. Love it, you look so chic. Your aquazzura heels are really perfect! x

    http://www.wnyfashion.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh my! The print on that skirt is just gorgeous!!!

    xx

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  4. The skrt looks absolutely gorgeous on you! The outfit is very well put together. Loving the photography too! <3

    Halima

    Fashionicide | Manchester Fashion & Beauty Blog

    xo

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    1. Thanks Halima. Fortunately I get to work with my partner who is my photographer! Very fortunate :)

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  5. Awesome outfit, delightful blog, and stunning style!
    FF

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    1. Thanks so much Nicolene for your kind feedback. It's really appreciated.

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  6. Love your shoes!

    xx Mounia
    www.nonchalantrebel.blogspot.com

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  7. I have to say, you look pretty cool!! That skirt is amazing!! Makes me want it to be spring again

    Teffy { Teffys Perks Blog } X

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    1. We are just starting to get a little bit of warmth here in Melbourne so I can't wait to get some decent wear out of the skirt. At least with your winter approaching, you will have the opportunity to dress up. I'm a huge coat addict so don't mind winter at all.

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  8. What a lovely outfit Mandi! That ellery skirt is divine on you!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  9. Gorgeous styling. I want that skirt!

    Cheers!
    www.champagnesundayliving.com

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  10. I see why you have lusted so much that skirt. Gosh, it's so gorgeous. on you it looks so amazing that just internet photo of it. You know what I mean. I'm pretty bad when it comes to internet shopping. I find it hard.I'm more old school buyer. I like to try on things and feel them, but where I live we don't have such an amazing shops. So I try to train myself find something in internet shops but so far no luck

    xoxo Ra

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  11. wow love all these pieces.. especially I am a blazer girl and am always interested with differently cut blazers - what a great uptake on a classic blazer... love it.. and of course one can't go wrong with pair of Aquazzura shoes..

    Thank you for your comment.. Talking about BV jewelry; i just went to check out their store and it was the first time I saw their watches on display. You should have a look at the black one. It's simply amazing in my book.. but the price-tag is super steep :(

    www.azrakunworld.com

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    1. Blazers are definitely a must have item in any wardrobe. The BV watches are amazing! There was a black special edition one that was produced a few years ago that I was in love with but didn't buy. I've regretted it ever since. I'll go check out the black one now :) Luckily I know I can practice some restraint since I have an Omega which somehow cuves my desire to buy a super steep watch. xx

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  12. Mandi this is such a beautiful mix. That skirt is such a lovely piece and the styling of it is just perfect. Feminine but sexy rolled into one. You look gorgeous!

    xTheresa

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  13. Cute photos! Love your style!

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  14. Love this outfit, the skirt and lace up heels are perfect!

    Love,

    TFD | The Fashion district
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  15. This is one of my favourite outfits of yours Mandi! The skirt is stunning, love the dark floral print. Ellery is brilliant!
    Vanessa
    www.twofortheshowblog.com

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    1. Thanks so much Vanessa. I knew you would be an Ellery fan since we seem to have such similar tastes.

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  16. I love this outfit, Mandi. You're like a chic chameleon whose style is ever so different and inspiring.

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    1. Thanks Marlene you are always so supportive! Definitely a chameleon. I never seem to stick to one style. I often look back and think how varied my taste is.

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  17. Wow I love this outfit! www.stylelovechild.com

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