Fashion Friday: Blue Moon

I’m quite excited for this edition of Fashion Friday – wait, aren’t I like that all the time?! 😄 – because it was suggested by one of my loyal readers, Tara! I reached out in some of my older posts for readers to suggest a name for a FF post, and I would use that name as inspiration for an outfit.

Tara mentioned me as one of her favourite bloggers. She said that although she isn’t big on fashion, she loves my taste in clothes and accessories. I knew she would love to make a suggestion so she went for Blue Moon, based on the famous song.

One of those looking-over-the-shoulder shots
One of those looking-over-the-shoulder shots
The hair flip shot, perfected by Nick
The hair flip shot, perfected by Nick

I had one other idea in mind when it came to putting this outfit together, and that was my bright blue dress I wore to the Festival of Steam. It’s less fancy than the dress I chose here, but no matter how much I thought about the name “Blue Moon”, an image of this dress popped into my mind.

I suppose it is special to me because the first time I wore it out was when Nick and I shared our first kiss, and I wore it on our first fancy date. I’m pretty sure I wore it to another party after that (we were a tad overdressed, haha).

Standing in my blue dress by the lake
Standing in my blue dress by the lake
Medium shot of me sitting on a bench, looking away from the camera
Medium shot of me sitting on a bench, looking away from the camera

My mum bought me the dress a while back, and I was waiting for a perfect occasion to wear it. It’s quite formal and I don’t really attend parties or exquisite events. I would consider this a dress only for formal wear, but I love it so much that I would wear it more regularly if I had an excuse to. I like how the black print on the dark blue makes the print less subtle. If you look more closely you’ll see that the print is actually that of ancient buildings.

The dress zips up at the back. The dress isn’t actually a v-neck – it is actually a straight neck with a thin v-shape slit down the front. For the purpose of showing the necklace, I have folded the two panels underneath.

Shot of the dress from the back
Shot of the dress from the back
Full body shot standing on a wooden bridge
Full body shot standing on a wooden bridge
Close up of black platform shoes
Close up of black platform shoes

The black shoes give the dress a bold, slightly dressed-down look, even though they are very high, mid-platform peep-toes. I once wore the dress with silver heels adorned with acrylic stones, making it quite a fancy outfit. I think the black worked better for the name Blue Moon, because despite my dreams to maybe do a shoot at night, the afternoon was much better, and the black is a bit of an homage to the night.

The statement necklace and earrings were picked out by Nick. 🙂 I personally disliked statement necklaces from the beginning, because a lot of them look plastic, tacky, and “gumball machine quality” (something I picked up after reading reviews of online fashion jewellery stores), and were ridiculously overpriced for something that wasn’t precious metal. At the same time, some of them looked sparkly and good enough to eat. I thought I could give it a go. I knew chunky jewellery would look bad on me, but it was worth a shot.

Close medium shot showing my necklace
Close medium shot showing my necklace
Close up of statement necklace
Close up of statement necklace
Close up of statement earring
Close up of statement earring

Nick saw the necklace on the mini mannequin and he liked it. He has secretly good taste. I didn’t like the earrings so much but they came with the deal and were 30% off. They look a bit like question marks. Black was a good choice, because it’s quite versatile.

I painted my nails black because I couldn’t locate or remember the blue polish I had previously used that totally matched the colour of this dress. Black is still okay, though. I used a fast-drying polish and was happy with the result, because I have never painted my nails black when they are this long. All the black goes quite well with the dress because of the print!

I kept the jewellery very simple because of the statement necklace and earrings. I didn’t wear a watch, and just wore one bangle, on the same hand as the smaller ring, to balance it out.

Long black nails, bangle and rings
Long black nails, bangle and rings
Candid shot of me pulling my hair aside
Candid shot of me pulling my hair aside

Nick photographed this on a day when we were really lucky it didn’t rain. It’s actually quite cold weather, so finding a spot of sunshine during days of rain was good for us. We visited a large park that was a huge part of my childhood. I had some of my dance award ceremonies there, many friends’ parties, and I used to check out the birds and emus and other animals in the animal area. It was also the place I first fell off my bike. Mind you, I didn’t learn how to ride until I was fourteen.

This dress is somehow linked to good memories, and I think it always will be. 🙂

Slightly posing shot
Slightly posing shot

Outfit details

  • Dress: Cue (purchased from Myer)
  • Shoes: Wayne by Wayne Cooper (purchased from Myer)
  • Necklace and earrings: So Good Jewelry (purchased as a set)
  • Wristwear: The Peach Box (Floating Crystal Bangle in Silver)
  • Rings: Bevilles (pave crystal ring – gifted); So Good Jewelry (clear teardrop ring)
  • Nails: Revlon Top Speed in 880 Black Star

Photography by Nick.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS POST! 😄

Love the dress and how it has some great memories attached to it. It’s great when you can make positive connections with your clothes. 😄

I also think the necklaces and the earrings are pretty and a good match. In fact, the earrings remind of an incomplete treble/G-clef symbol, which coincidentally goes with the music theme name here!

The black nails and the black shoes do remind of night, so I think it’s a good homage to the song as well. I also like how you kept your arm/hand accessories simple since you’re necklace is already a statement piece!

Great combination, Georgie! I’m honoured you took my suggestion and did it great justice! 😊

I’m glad you love it this much, Tara! I didn’t think of the shape of the earrings at all, now I see it was quite a nice touch. 😄 If you ever have another suggestion please feel free to let me know, I really enjoyed doing this and of course am so happy you love it! 🙂

SHOES! I am obsessed with shoes and I love those shoes! I also really like that ring you have on the larger one. I also really want nails like yours, I bite mine and need to get rid of the habit. I feel bad that it kind of makes my promise ring look out of place. It is cute though how Tara suggested it. 🙂

I have to say I am not very shoe-obsessed. It’s always hard for me to find shoes that fit my tiny feet. You always seem to like the shoes I have in my posts, I wish I could send you a pair!

I used to bite my nails, I painted them so they always looked nice when I looked at them, and it helped me stop. If you keep biting them, they obviously won’t get very long, but I personally found that letting mine grow longer eventually kicked the habit. 🙂

GAAAH I love these photos, that dress is BEAUTIFUL. Cueee… they really do have some nice clothes. Most of them too expensive for me lol… I’m just a bit stingy, though 😛 hehe.

I love your hair, too. All the different colours in it. ♥️

I know what you mean about 'statement jewellery'. I think these, however, look great with your outfit, not outlandish at all. They complete the look.

My mum helps me get clothes from Cue on sale at Myer. I pretty much buy everything on sale, Cue is definitely pricey so I never buy their items full price!

Aw, thanks Jess! It’s actually a shade of red but probably has a bit of purple that I missed colouring over (it is so hard to colour long hair), and bits that have faded. I guess it’s kinda cool. 😛

I love the dress and the photo’s. These pictures are probably my favorite, especially the one perfected by Nick aka the hair flip one. I swear in some of these pictures, you kind of look like my best friend Margaret who happens to be Chinese 😛. I think it’s only when you do the side look you look like her. But as they say, everyone has a twin. I really love this dress on you.

Thanks Jamie! I think this is my favourite Fashion Friday so far, too. We had to practice the hair flip a few times, with me turning my head quickly towards the camera over and over again, but I’m glad we got the perfect shot! Nick is pretty proud of it too.

Love the hair swish shot! It could totally be used for a shampoo advert. 😛

The dress is beautiful. And it’s so nice that it has special memories associated with it. 🙂

Thanks Holly! I now know what photo to submit next time there’s a call-out for shampoo advert models! 😛

Have I mentioned before how amazing your hair looks? because I LOVE it. It is so cute – the cut and the color. And the shot with the hair flip… perfect! Like Holly said, you could totally be in a commercial! 😉

Very pretty outfit. The dress is very cute!

Aw thank you Becca! The colour, I have never quite noticed until now how multicoloured it is. For the past year I have been colouring it the same red, though for a while before that, I had been doing red-purple and a more browny shade of red. I always ask for the same hair style when I get it cut – a lot of layers and “more volume”. “More volume” and “a bit choppy” are usually my key words. 😉

I love how straight and layered your hair is!!! Your dress looks great on you as well~ I like how it’s tucked on the waist and flares a bit on the bottom. Your heels look awesome too. I’ve been trying to look for heels for a while but haven’t found any that I like yet *__*. Nick is such a great photographer!

Thank you Nancy! I have to admit that those are my favourite kind of dress too, because they are quite a flattering shape. I hope you find some heels you like, soon! I have a bit of trouble finding them myself, and feel lucky when I do. 😆

Love love the dress. Upon further inspection, the dress is gorgeously detailed! 😊 and the accessories you wear are always so fashionable and seem to match and always give the outfits a lighter feeling instead of weighing down on the outfit. Nick is a great photographer, too!