Revisiting the rocker influence




Phew!  Do you believe it's the end of December all ready?  Such a busy month.  Suddenly twenty-four hours in the day just doesn't seem like quite enough.  This is an outfit from a few weeks back featuring some of my old trustees which are getting a lot of wear.  I know you've seen these jeans and jacket a lot, but the constant re-wear items are the best value for money pieces in my eyes and we all live in reality. New items all the time are impractical and wasteful.  

I've been sliding back into my black looks of late wearing loads of jeans, a killer set of heels or boots and just keeping the rest basic. A tee and jacket when the weather permits.  Anything that keeps dressing fuss to the bare minimum and works with my five to ten minute time constraints for morning dressing.  What can I say... I prefer to sleep in as late as I possibly can.  

I'm ecstatic that I am finally on holidays so it's time to relax and take some time to recuperate. Recharge and refresh for the year ahead.  I hope you all are getting some time out to do the same over the coming weeks.  A little gift to yourself that is absolutely priceless.





21 comments:

  1. Mandi: a look at my heart...something I can wear everyday yet my work does not really permit me wear rocker shirts too much (can you imagine patients sitting in front of you and you trying to rock a t-shirt from let's say Metallica ;)).

    You look stunning and love the pics.

    Yes I treated myself to a big cosy knit from an Oz brand (soon on the blog). You should check it out: I love Mr Mittens.

    Happy holidays sweetie,

    xDiah
    http://haveaswiminacalmsea.blogspot.nl

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    1. Ha ha... no I definitely don't see a Metallica tee with patients :) I can't wait to see your I love Mr Mittens. They have some gorgeous pieces. x

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  2. I love those shoes! Those cut outs look so nice!

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  3. those shoes are incredible! i think you have the best shoe collection mandi, seriously ;) hope you're having a good break and happy holidays xx

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. It's my New Year's resolution to cut down on them :) Happy holidays to you too Steph x

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  4. I can't believe you're making a resolution to buy less shoes.. no!! But, consequently, if you just so happen to be a size 40, well, I'd be more than interested in a few pairs...

    Anyway, loving the outfit - I think this is the type of look you do best, minimal, yet so pulled together. The killer jacket helps ;)

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    1. I know it kind of sounds crazy saying those words. At least I will do a one in one out basis next year. I'm a size US 6.5-7 sorry. You must be a fair bit taller than me as well.

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  5. Love the casual tee with the blazer :) Such a nice look.

    Hope you enjoy your holidays and have a very merry Christmas! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  6. These photos rock Mandi! Well done!
    <3
    t.

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  7. You gave the classic look a fresh and edgier spin to it, Mandi. I get bored with my plain tees because there's all I've got but I should really branch out and have varieties.

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  8. Love this all black look! You look beautiful and fierce at the same time! Enjoy your well-deserved holiday and have a Merry Christmas. Thank you for all your kind words on my blog Mandi! xx

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  9. Sending best Christmas wishes to you and your fantastic blog!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  10. Merry Christmas Mandi!!!!!!!!!!!!! All the best!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo

    www.rockandfrock.com

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  11. Those boots are absolutely amazing. I love the cut of them! So beautiful. I don't know where this year went. It was a really good one. Merry Christmas to you. Enjoy your holiday!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  12. You really do pull off the rocker chic look the best Mandi and your shoe collection is really amazing!!

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  13. Your look is amazing! Stylish, minimal and effortless. Love that you enjoy your clothes. That is the purpose of buying high quality designer items! I try to wear mine as many times as possible and I am always super happy when I realize I have something in my closet that can recreate a trendy style.
    I want to buy less shoes too ... oh that is hard!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!
    x
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com

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  14. love that top

    im just starting up mine please check it out.
    http://itsmysash.wordpress.com/

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  15. I absolutely love this... there is something incredibly sexy about a blazer, t-shirt and great heels! I hope you have a great time on your vacation. I just got back from mine and it's a great way to start 2014.

    Happy New Year! I am looking forward to reading your blog in the next year. It's one of my favorites..xoxo

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  16. Look at that blue sky! Love the tux jacket, great cut, very flattering.
    I wanted to wish you all the best in 2014, I have really enjoyed following your blog, your style is fantastic. Thank you for your support also, it means a lot to have a fellow blogger enjoying our efforts! Perhaps 2014 will bring a chance for us to meet!
    All the best,
    Vanessa xx
    www.twofortheshowblog.com

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  17. Killer Shoes!! Hot!!
    Xeni from www.stylelove.gr

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