Fashion Friday: Cityscapes

There’s a bit of a casual feel to today’s outfit. I remember writing a while ago that it was rare for anyone to see me in jeans because I preferred dresses and skirts. But I’ve warmed up to jeans a little and wear them occasionally. I like to wear them on weekends too!

Sitting by a water fountain
Sitting by a water fountain

Since I am growing out my hair, I find that pinning it back or wearing it in a pony is the best way to deal with the mid-length fringe (or bangs, as you people in the US call it!). I used to think it was quite painstaking to have a longer fringe but now I’m determined to let it grow out to the point where it isn’t ‘short’, so I have to put up with it.

In this outfit I am wearing the same top I wore in Lapis Lazuli. It went nicely with that skirt and jacket I wore, but I didn’t notice how bright it was! So I decided to wear plain black for my jeans and shoes.

I’m at a payphooone trying to call home... no, just using the payphone as a prop. Not advertising Telstra, really.
I’m at a payphooone trying to call home… no, just using the payphone as a prop. Not advertising Telstra, really.

To complement that bright colour though, I put a bit of teal in my accessories. The necklace is one that I spotted on sale, and it is of rather cheap quality, but you get what you pay for. I just loved the long style – I’m a fan of long necklaces – and the simple circle with the light turquoise/teal stone. It’s not a real stone by any means, it’s just plastic. But it’s a translucent kind of plastic that ups the quality of a piece of costume jewellery compared to one that has a completely opaque plastic stone.

A close-up of the necklace
A close-up of the necklace
Walking down a few steps
Walking down a few steps

I have had the earrings for a while but didn’t wear them much. My mum bought them for me as a birthday gift a couple of years ago. I like the simple style. The only thing that is a bit annoying is that the drop of the earring is not attached to the sleeper that goes through your ear, so if it does come loose, you could potentially lose the drop and just have a boring sleeper… though one might argue that it’s just as bad as losing the whole earring.

Earring close-up
Earring close-up
Imagine my excitement when I saw the word ‘TEA’ in uppercase.
Imagine my excitement when I saw the word ‘TEA’ in uppercase.

My infamous heeled boots have made it again. I think that very soon, it will be time to get rid of them. The heels have worn down so much that the nails inside have been exposed, and now make a clicking noise when I walk.

Looking at some Singapore orchids
Looking at some Singapore orchids

My nails look pink but they are a pale sort of lavender. I like the minor highlights in this outfit, of course, without those pieces the outfit would probably look quite plain. One might argue that there are too many colours going on, but what do you think?

A shot of my painted nails with my phone
A shot of my painted nails with my phone

We wandered around Martin Place a little bit, which is a rather people-busy part of the city. It actually started drizzling a bit and wasn’t a super fine day, but I’m glad we managed. We also went briefly to Angel Place, which has a famous array of birdcages hanging at a great height, but it didn’t make for the best photo. Or at least, the best photo with a person in it.

Gazing up at the birdcages hanging in Angel Place
Gazing up at the birdcages hanging in Angel Place

Outfit details

Photography by Nick. ❤️

View from behind
View from behind

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I really love that the photography for these posts is getting ‘artistic’ in so many ways as well, it makes viewing the fashion that much more interesting. 😄

The birdcages would be cool to see!

You have a point, the photos are indeed getting more artistic and not really all about the outfit. I think that just came about naturally. 😄

Love the colour of the top, that’s a very nice blue! I really enjoy your fashion posts, you always put together such stylish outfits 🙂

I love long necklaces too, but find them difficult to wear since I’m rather, eh, well-endowed in the chest region. Long necklaces just end up hanging off my bustline, swinging in the air, or they fall awkwardly to the sides. Too bad as I really like the look on others.

Thanks Karin! 🙂

That’s a shame. 😞 I hate when necklaces swing around too. I try not to wear ones that are super long, they always have a tendency to get caught on things.

Love the colour scheme you have here! Blue + turquoise + black = awesomeness. That shirt is indeed bright, but by pairing it up black, it actually makes a great statement shirt!

I really like the earrings you’re wearing :3 It has a classy look to it. Your necklace, too, even though it’s cheap, looks great with the outfit. Its long length really works well with your outfit!

Are you trying to grow your fringe out so you no longer have it? I tried that in the past, but I like my fringe too much to part with it 😆

Thank you Tara! I was a little worried I had too much colour going on, but it’s all subtle I guess.

Yes I am trying to grow my fringe out like that. I used to get so angry at my fringe when it was ‘in the interim’ – at the stage it was too long to really be a fringe, but awkwardly too short to tuck or pin away. I am determined to stick with it though, so we’ll see. I have to admit that I like the look of the fringe on me but I can’t seem to get a hairdresser to cut it in the perfect way I want. So I am going to see how I go getting rid of mine. 😆

I love the top and how you put everything together. You look so pretty in your outfits and I always look forward to seeing more of your fashion posts.

I think the color scheme goes away as the blue pops but never overwhelms everything and those nails! Woot! Pretty in detail. I think these picture are becoming more and more artistic as you’re giving it movement to them, and using your outfits in a way that portrays that movement.

Thank you Michelle! Kya also pointed out that the photos are getting more artistic – I think Seb actually focuses on being artistic whereas I give Nick suggestions more of the time. I think it helps to visit different places so the photos end up being a bit more different.

I really like your top, and the simple look of this outfit! Blue and black look so good together. I also really like the design of necklace. From the photo, the stone doesn’t actually look like plastic, so that’s nice 🙂 The earring is beautiful too.

I think that’s so cool that there’s a place with different bird cages hanging around. I don’t know what it is about decorative bird cages, but I always like the way they look. I love the photo of you looking up at them!