A review of Fashion Friday in 2016
I forgot to close out the year of Fashion Friday posts so I thought I’d do a quick one here, since the last post was really the last outfit of the year.
I did 21 outfits this year, and one Q&A post.
There were many shoots outside of Sydney, including a Melbourne one at the beginning of the year with The Rainbow Connection (named by my friend Tara), and three shot by Nick on our Europe trip: Parisienne Walkways (also named by Tara) in Paris; Presso il lago in Lake Como, where Nick proposed to me; and Botanical in Singapore.
Away from the usual location in Sydney, we explored around the hospital area just a couple of weeks ago in Reverie, a new building further into the city with Silence is Golden, and an interesting walkway called The Goods Line in Aquamarine.
My favourite outfit
My favourite outfit was probably Winterlong, a beautiful winter outfit with bright blue jeans and a blue scarf, with tan shoes and a beanie to match. I wore a black coat, which I offset with a grey long-sleeved top. My hair was in waves. In hindsight, that’s a heck of a lot of colours, but I pulled it off really well. Sadly, the lovely shoes in this outfit got waterlogged and I ended up returning them, but not before I bought an amazing pair of brogues that made their way into Hibernal later on.
Do I still have all these clothes?
Last year, by the end of the year, it turns out I had gotten rid of a lot of the clothes I featured in my outfits because they became ill-fitting or I just got over them. That was a sure sign I was including them in Fashion Friday shoots just for the sake of doing so. Now, my blue Topshop jeans are a repeat offender, as I love them so much – and that’s a good thing! But I can safely say that only a few items in outfits this year have made it to the “shit list”:
- The black tiered skirt in A Whale of a Time. It was very casual and didn’t quite go very well with other clothes I had. It’s now left my wardrobe.
- The purple dress in Purple Block. I love it, but it doesn’t fit me well anymore as it’s too big. I am thinking of selling it.
- The grey skirt in Slate. It’s lovely, but it’s also too big for me now. I’m thinking of getting something similar to replace it, as I love the pockets.
- The blue jeans in Blue jean baby. I still find them hard to move in as the fabric doesn’t stretch much. I also don’t enjoy cuffing the hem. My blue Topshop jeans have definitely taken their place.
And that’s it! Everything else I own and love.
Fashion Friday in 2017?
Apart from the usual outfits, I don’t really have anything new planned. ☺️ I would love to explore new locations, but still working on my wardrobe and making every piece as versatile as possible. At some point I want to make it a little less about the outfit and perhaps more about expression and the way photographs are taken. I would love to encourage more discussion around fashion, though, for sure.
If anyone has any ideas or feedback, I would absolutely love to hear it. 💖