Fashion Friday: Tangerine

Orange is a funny colour. I don’t have many clothes or accessories in that colour, and sometimes “orange” is given a more interesting name like “pumpkin”, “tomato”, “persimmon”, or, in this case, I opted for “tangerine” (why are they named after fruits or vegetables?). I feel like I need to get creative with the names I’ve come up with for various Fashion Fridays – I have a lot of one-worded ones like Amethyst, Limeade, and Chevrons, and ones like Trash and Treasure, Black & Mixed Metals, Peach & Pearl.

Medium shot
Medium shot
Giant Red Chair
Giant Red Chair

Anyway, there wasn’t a particular reason I chose Tangerine here, other than for the orange coloured top. It’s a top that was handed down by my mum, which I think was a fairly affordable, light top that she bought overseas, since it doesn’t seem to be branded. The collar is a shredded array of thin pieces of material bunched together, each piece cut with a circle on the end. The entire collar looks resembles flowers or interesting leaves.

Orange top without cardigan
Orange top without cardigan

I am not usually one for high-waisted jeans. I hated them when I was younger and I very much preferred to have my jeans sitting on my hips. I’m a bit indifferent now, though this cheap pair of jeans sits quite high on the waist. I bought them for $20 or $30 from Jay Jays. Needless to say, while I did buy a pair of jeans from there before, this pair was of a less impressive quality and felt uncomfortable to wear after a few washes. They do the job, though, and will suffice until I find another pair of black skinnies.

Head shot
Head shot

My heeled boots make an appearance yet again, and I’m sure it will take me forever and a day to find a similar pair to replace them. Until then, I hope they don’t break or tear, because they have gone through quite a lot without being too destroyed. The paint on the heels are scraping off, and the bottoms are wearing away again, but this means I can wear them in the rain and to concerts without having to worry about wrecking a brand new pair of shoes. That’s the thing about shoes – once they are practically destroyed, you pretty much don’t mind destroying them more.

Asian inspired garden arch
Asian inspired garden arch

It was a particularly cold day when we did this shoot, which was actually the same day as Nick’s Fashion Quarterly (which I hope you all liked, by the way!). I do have better cardigans than this black one, but this one was the one I decided to take. It has a bit of a turtleneck and has a double zip, though I don’t wear it with the zipper done up.

On a balcony with a garden in the background
On a balcony with a garden in the background
Walking through the Hunter Valley Gardens
Walking through the Hunter Valley Gardens
Mid-dance
Mid-dance

The beanie was another thing that I decided to just wear with the outfit, so this outfit wasn’t completely planned. I didn’t have any clothes in a similar colour to the beanie, but I thought it went alright with the orange. I don’t usually wear hats but this beanie is really cute, so obviously I couldn’t resist.

Sitting in the gazebo
Sitting in the gazebo
Pearl earrings
Pearl earrings

I bought the earrings from a store called So Good Jewelry. They were having a sale and these sterling silver earrings were on sale for $12.99 with 30% off. I can’t do maths but a calculator tells me that I paid $9.09 for them. Since I have been obsessed with pearls lately, these earrings fit the bill. I think they are lovely!

I brought the umbrella with us because it had rained that weekend. Lucky for us, the rain didn’t hit the day we took these photos, but it did later in the evening.

On stairs with umbrella
On stairs with umbrella
Walking down the stairs
Walking down the stairs

I should also add that this umbrella was destroyed in the recent Sydney torrential rain.

Umbrella ninja
Umbrella ninja

Outfit details

  • Top: Purchased overseas
  • Jeans: Jay Jays
  • Shoes: Jane Debster (‘Egypt’ boot) (purchased from Myer)
  • Beanie: Design Studio (purchased from Myer)
  • Earrings: So Good Jewelry
  • Wristwear: The Peach Box (Floating Crystal Bangle in Gold)
  • Rings: Lovisa (Celtic style ring)

Photography by Nick.

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I really love your Fashion Friday’s and of course, Nick’s now as well. I really love this outfit, and of course, the jewelry. I’m a sucker for jewelry. Although, I can’t seem to find good earrings anymore, unless I get them from Amazon.com and that’s a highly expensive place for earrings, even though I have been eying at least one pair of earrings that are shaped like a key lock. I have a few pairs of studs that I can’t get rid of (one pair belonged to a bracelet and necklace set that my grandmother bought me long ago, however, I have no idea where that necklace and bracelet went too). I’m glad that I was able to help you decide on whether or not to do your FF. You’re getting better at them every Friday 🙂.

Thanks Jamie! I am a real sucker for jewellery too. It can be hard to find cheap affordable jewellery, which is why I opt for shopping online. Don’t forget I sent you some rings that one time, so if you’re after any jewellery, let me know, set me a budget, I can buy some for you and send them to you. Necklaces, earrings, whatever that may be. 🙂

Hey G, yeah sometimes shopping online is the way to do it. OH wow! That’s very nice of you. Let me think on this a bit. K? I’ll see what I can do for you in return. 🙂.

I really love this. The photo of you in the giant chair is so perfect! ♥️

I really love pearls as well. They are so classic and beautiful. ♥️

I love the photo of you standing on the balcony overlooking the garden. That’s an amazing shot! Your outfit and accessories are cute as always. I have to also say that you rock in orange. Orange is my least favourite colour, so I avoid that shade 😆;

Orange is really unusual. I own only one tops with that color. It’s an orange Abercrombie shirt. I haven’t used it yet. I think it looks too loud. I look forward wearing it though.

By the way, I noticed your mole on your left cheek. I actually have a mole on the same place. 🙂