Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tourists in our own city

Jess Loves Fred Jessica Tran

My friend Linda and I decided to take a break from the hustle and bustle of university, interning and casual jobs for a day out and about being tourists in our own city. In hindsight we probably did look like tourists, considering I am an Asian with a huge camera. We were going to hit up all the scenic views but ended up spending the majority of our day in Rushcutter's Bay and The Gap in Watsons Bay. Just being there at the top, you would never be able to guess that it's sort of notorious for being a suicide hotspot - it is such a beautiful place, with the most intense sweeping views of the CBD and the sea. Being the geniuses/fashion victims we are, we tackled this cliff face in heels, and came out on the other end with plenty of gratitious photos and blisters to prove it.

Jess Loves Fred Jessica Tran

Jess Loves Fred Jessica Tran

Sheer chiffon shrug: Supre
White bustier: Thrifted
Skirt: Robot Ninjas
Heels: Zara court shoes
Necklace: Thrifted
Trench coat: Gift

While we were sitting off a wharf/pier at Rushcutter's Bay, a man and his dog approached us. And then his dog proceeded to maul me and completely cover me in dog spit. At one point Digga actually just pushed me over and used my chest as a seat. He had fallen in love with me and couldn't get enough. Now if only I could charm a good looking guy with stubble and convince him into covering me in his spit and sitting on my chest and gnawing at my ears. Phil (owner) was actually the sweetest guy - we spoke to him about everything from eBay to London congestion tax to the types of girls you find at airports.

Jess Loves Fred Jessica Tran

Jess Loves Fred Jessica Tran

If only everyone was as lovely as Phil. I meet heaps of interesting people at work, though - half of them being tourists. Instead of selling clothes, I actually spend half my time at work giving suggestions to tourists on where to go and what to eat. Does anyone want to hire me as as tour guide? I am enthusiastic and can probably do a little rap and a dance for you on the side just to sweeten the deal.

Jess Loves Fred Jessica Tran

Jess Loves Fred Jessica Tran

And you know, if you aren't already sick enough of me being all over your proverbial internet grill, check out my interview with The Daily Grind Online, DDG Daily and Alphabet Bag's Twitter (2, 3). And just for the sake of link spam and self-promotion - make sure you follow me on Twitter to get all sorts of real-time updates on my latest bowel movements and minute details of my life that nobody needs to know. I also write twice a week for Door 121, a media platform. Do check them out and follow their blog! Last thing - I have a few ace interviews and giveaways coming up so keep a keen eye on the internet horizon.

Jess Loves Fred Jessica Tran

Linda just started a fashion blog of her own so if you want to see more of her personal style make sure you check it out and follow, you won't be disappointed! It's called Just One More.


The Fancy Teacup said...

You girls are so brave to climb the cliffs in those fabulous heels! And it's always so neat to have reminiscing conversations with strangers. The bustier with the asymmetrical skirt is such a darling look.

♥, Jamie

j. said...

i. need. your. skirt. so. badly! gah!
lovely as always :)
cant wait to check out your friend's blog - her shoes are to die for !

jessie x

the weekend project.

Linda Tran said...
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Linda Tran said...

Had an awesome day with you darling!
Thank you so much for everything ♥

Finally got my blog up and running so feel free to check it out :)


Anja said...

Haha, I love that you managed to make it up there with your heels!

Annika said...

the skirt <3


Flora said...

Fabulous looks! Love your friend's shoes!!!

janet said...

you look so elegant and chic! love your skirt and bracelets!

Michelleesque said...

I know that feeling of wearing heels and going uphill. It's an awful feeling, but at least I know I broke into my shoes and I lost a few calories doing it, haha! I love your outfit. It is absolutely PERFECT. Definitely checking out your friend's blog! :)

Theresa said...

That outfit is gorgeous! (: Looks like you guys had fun!

callmeeros said...

I love your style and how you write <3

Rocket Fashionista said...

It looks like you had so much fun, I think I'm in love with your heels! They're just gorgeous! I'm pretty sure people noticed you two fashionistas weren't tourists, what kind of tourists walk around in heels!?


Cheryl Julia said...

You look seriously amazing. Love the entire outfit!

Anonymous said...

Your shoes! kim kardashian also has them!!

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

SO beautiful. x hivenn

B said...

you look lovely with the flowing pink pastel skirt <3

nicole said...

Firstly, I want your shoes.

Secondly, you're almost too good looking.


Wrinkle In Time Vintage said...

That skirt is so prrrreettyyyy

-Laura x

Leah said...

I commend you and your feet. You've proven that while stilettos may not be the most practical trekking shoe, it can be done. Lovely as always. Your feet are commendable. (And I mean that in the least kinky of ways)

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Clara said...

Lovely blog!

Anonymous said...

hey jess i saw you while walking to class at uni you stand out alot! hahaha i felt too normal in my jeans compared to you.. anyway love your blog! xx

Twee said...

you're looking gorgeous in this outfit <3

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devin olivia said...

sucha beautiful skirt
love the look

liana said...

you're just a tad cute now aren't you?
i just found your blog, it's lovely!
i love to find decent sydney blogs!!
keep it up girrrl.

Kel said...

This is a very beautifully put together outfit! Everything about it just works.

Lots of Sydney love

x Kel

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MellJBrown said...

I really like this outfit! But you're silly for climbing in heels!

Love the bustier especially. It works well with the skirt- I actually thought it was a dress!

-m xx

conie said...

love your zara heels!

Marilena said...

Are these your heels?
If the are, thank you for helping me find the perfect cheap pointy toe :)

UglyDuckling said...

Love the outfit. And especially the pic with the dog!

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