In Sydney, the weather hit a record temperature of 45.7°C, which is 114.3°F. It’s pretty unbelievable. This morning I woke up knowing it would be in the high 30s, so I knew it was hands-down not a jeans day. I was running late for work already so I just threw on a skirt and a top, and walked out the door in not-sneakers. I didn’t care what shoes I was wearing, as long as it was not-sneakers.
I missed the bus, and I was far too impatient and already running late, so I walked all the way to the other bus stop, where, luckily, a bus came by soon after I arrived at the stop. I’m pretty thankful that buses are air conditioned. I was suffering on the train though, it was getting rather hot and I was by a window where the sun was pouring through, even though the air conditioning was on.
I hadn’t eaten breakfast, and I was wondering what to eat because of my really weak and sensitive stomach and health issues. I usually eat cereal, but unfortunately that’s not something I can take on-the-go when I’m in a rush. We ran out of bread, and usually my stomach hates bread in the morning. When I walked to work I figured I’d buy yoghurt from the new yoghurt place down the road from my office, but it was still closed when I got there. It was 10:00am and a lot of other beverage places were closed, which makes me think they open a little later on Fridays. I’m not sure. Either way, I was a little bummed, but I didn’t know what my slightly hungry stomach wanted, and I didn’t really feel like eating, so I forgot about it.
I got a little hungrier later on but I just ate my lunch for “breakfast”. I read a person’s submission in the commuter newspaper the other day ranting that it’s impossible to skip breakfast, because breakfast is “breaking the fast”, and if you “skip” breakfast and eat lunch, then lunch is your breakfast. I have to agree with that person. Meals shouldn’t be corresponded to times anymore, especially not for nocturnal people or people like my dad whose cycles are reversed since he works night shift.
The weather cooled down in the evening, not before it started raining madly and after refilling my bottle so many times.
Today I want to start a new section called Fashion Friday. Lately I’ve been posting my daily outfits as collages on Instagram and found that I like fashion more than I realised. I’ve always been a heavy accessoriser, but in the past few years I’ve definitely worn the same skirt and band shirts or geek shirts all day, every day, whenever I went to classes. Since starting work and tossing that up with class, I’ve found that I enjoy “dressing up” more, and put a little more effort into my clothes. In my Fashion Friday posts, which I hope to keep up every week or every fortnight, I want to share what outfits I’ve posted on Instagram through the week and write a little bit about them. I am sure I’m reaching out to a greater community here.
I’ll admit I always liked showing photos of my new clothes or clothes in general, but only recently have I been trying to show full outfits, and I’ve been doing that on Instagram a lot. Here’s what I wore today.
Top: I got this top/shirt from Jay Jays. It was only $5 on their sale table last winter. It doesn’t really have sleeves; or the sleeves are a little baggy, so you could call this a sleeveless shirt. It’s super cute and it has a squirrel print. The shirt isn’t cropped but it’s pretty short, and I kind of like that. It’s a little loose overall, even though it’s a small size, so I guess it’s designed to be a loose fit.
Skirt: I bought this Playboy skirt online from eBay. It’s the same one I wore to the Homebake festival, except then, I wore shorts under it because it is the shortest skirt I own. At Homebake I was expecting to be walking around a lot of people sitting and maybe get pushed around and the last thing I wanted wash to flash anyone my underwear. I have to admit the skirt is a little big for me. I got Lilian to try it on and it fit her but she wasn’t comfortable with the length. I’m okay with wearing it and I love short skirts but with this one I have to wear a belt.
Belt: Fashion-wise, brown is one of my least favourite colours. However, I found it a bit more suitable for this outfit and I did wear this belt to Homebake as well. My mum bought it for me a while ago and I rarely wear it because I generally hate belts, but I don’t want this skirt going all over the place, so…
Shoes: These flats are the brand Therapy. I bought them at a sale where I bought a whole bunch of shoes for $5 to $10. I really hate shoe shopping, and because my feet are very small (size 5.5 Aus, which I think is 7 in US and ~37 in European), I always have trouble finding any kind of shoe that fits me. Well, I’m okay with buying flip flops (but I hate flip flops) and sneakers but flats and heels are an absolute pain to look for. These sparkly brown flats are one of my favourite. They’re comfy, even though they’re cheap and thin. They might not last long but they don’t hurt my feet, and best of all, they fit. I’m glad I found them.
Necklace: It’s barely visible but it is the necklace I wear every day. It’s a purple guitar pick and it has a fishbone charm; I wear it all the time, even in the shower.
Rings: I can’t remember where I got the smaller one. I know it’s on my marriage finger but I’m not married… or engaged. It can only fit on that finger comfortably. My other ring is from a boutique jewellery store called So Good in the city. They were having a sale a couple of weeks ago and the silver rings they had looked like they were good quality – definitely not real diamonds or anything, though. They seem to do well even when wet. I know some fashion jewellery is so cheaply made that it just discolours with your sweat from daily wear or if you accidentally wash your hands with them on.
Nails: I painted my nails blue yesterday. I had to – because I’m seeing Weezer tomorrow night and they’re going to play their first album (known as the Blue Album) from start to finish… so I had to celebrate somehow, and paint my nails the Weezer blue. I actually did it by mixing various blue nail polishes. I used a dull blue, for a few coats, then painted over in a lighter blue to make it shiny and just give it a better look. It’s the closest I could get to the colour on their album cover:
Hope you liked my first Fashion Friday. Feedback much appreciated.