Fashion Friday: Aquamarine
It’s been three weeks since my last Fashion Friday post. I still enjoy doing them but I have been thinking of changing it up a bit. Sometimes every two weeks seems like a lot of work, so I am thinking of changing to every three weeks, but we’ll see.
We did this shoot at a nice walking area, called The Goods Line, behind the university I used to attend. It was Nick’s idea, since he had been meaning to check out the area. We had lunch nearby and then explored the walk. It had a few nice chairs to sit in the sun, a bit of grass to lie or sit down on, and even a bit of a sandpit with some water feature which looked suitable for children.
I didn’t include my coat in this shoot as it was a pretty warm day and the coat was really just an addition. Something to keep me warm throughout the day. 😉
The Goods Line is near a building that I had never actually really seen in person. It’s a building that looks like a squashed brown paper bag, named the Dr Chau Chai Wing Building. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the design was inspired by renaissance artists and architects.
Nick made a joke that the following shot (where you can see a little bit of the curves of the building) looks like a “university brochure shot”, which is hilariously true. A lot of the photographs of people that appear on university promotional material look a bit like this – very happy people, university building in the background with a nice blurred effect, and slightly low shot to make the person seem empowering.
I totally feel empowered. 😆
I parted my hair more towards the middle of my head. I usually part it on my left side, but it makes my hair look really flat sometimes, even if I bring heat to it with a blowdryer. I am not particularly fond of using a blowdryer but sometimes I need to dry my hair quickly, or give it some volume.
When parting my hair towards the middle, I always do it right after I have washed my hair, as it won’t really stay in place if my hair is dry.
So the title of the post/outfit comes from the colour of the giant necklace I am wearing, which I bought from By Invite Only. As you probably know, I love natural rocks and crystals, and I love the colours aqua and teal, sometimes a bit of a mix of both. You can probably tell from the colour of my blog, too. 😉
When I bought the necklace I actually didn’t give much thought to its size. I was so engrossed and amazed by its colour. I did not know that it would be so big, even though the name of the necklace had the word ‘giant’ in it. When I looked at the photos, I didn’t think they would be so big. It’s true that some variations were larger than others but I chose the one that caught my eye the most. I liked its diamond shape and proportions more than the others on the website that were like hanging icicles.
When the necklace arrived I was shocked by its size. It was a lot bigger than I expected and when I checked the measurements, it was between 3 to 5 centimetres per side. That’s true!
I wondered how I would wear it but I tried it on, and it went nicely with the black top I was wearing. I have since made the decision to wear it only as a statement piece, for it will only work well with simple clothing since it stands out a lot. It has some weight to it, but not so much that it becomes uncomfortable to wear.
My nails are yet another set from Scratch, called Popsicle Puddle. I love their wraps but recently I have found them a little more challenging to apply, mostly because they tear easily. It is a great thing that they are thin but it’s like they are almost too thin that they split easily. Or it might just be the sad case that my nail beds are more curved than flat, making the wrap curve so much that it splits. I have had many compliments on my nails when I wear nail wraps though, and I enjoy having funky patterns on my nails. Some days I prefer actual nail polish but other days I really want some funky design.
I got my white top in Lucca, when we went to Italy. I bought it along with a black top in the same style. I wanted some super simple, solid coloured and loose-fitting tops and these ones were perfect.
The blue jeans are no surprise as well, as you have probably seen them a couple of times in recent Fashion Friday posts. I really love these jeans and you can probably see that my whole wardrobe is sort of coming together as I am culling everything. I have less clothes and wear them more often and I feel less and less like I have “too many clothes”. I always feel like I am wearing my favourites.
Photography by Nick. ❤️
- Top: purchased in Italy
- Jeans: Topshop (Petite Moto Ripped Jamie jean)
- Shoes: Shoes: Wayne Cooper ‘Khloe’ boot
- Coat: Basque
- Necklace: By Invite Only
What do you think of the giant necklace?