I got this patterned top and this black sweater at Ross Dress For Less in the States. I remember there were other colours of the sweater that I contemplated before deciding on the black one. The white one was nice, but I knew I’d get it dirty. I already had other black sweaters, but this one was special because of the little diamonds along the zipper. I like how they match the ones on my necklace. I love adding a little bit of sparkle to a darker outfit. I think my hair may have still been wet in this picture. Who has time to dry their hair in the morning? I’d rather spend that time putting together an outfit.
This outfit is kind of dull, but not every day has to be super fancy. You may have also noticed my lack of makeup for several weeks. That’s a combination of lack of time and lack of caring and also the fact that I don’t really find it necessary everyday. Once in a while, I may feel like it, but the majority of the time I’m perfectly fine without it. The best thing about this is at the end of the day, not having to remove it. You wouldn’t believe how much relief it is to not have to spend time trying to properly remove your makeup before you go to bed.
This top is from an Orb warehouse sale. The random ruffles across it elevate it out of it’s otherwise plain status. The grey sweater is from Jacob. It originally came with a belt, but who knows what happened to that? I’ll probably keep wearing these black Marshalls pants until I shave my legs and go back to wearing dresses. But who knows when that will finally happen? Your guess is as good as mine. I will keep wearing my UBC Sub jewellery until it breaks.
Along with lack of makeup, you may have also noticed my lack of doing anything with my hair. What am I supposed to do with it? My hair just doesn’t naturally shape well and is always super frizzy. I usually don’t have time or just don’t remember to attempt to add product to smooth it out. My method of doing my hair involves tying it back in a messy ponytail and hoping for the best. Then later, removing the hair tie and seeing how it looks down. And if it’s not acceptable, putting it back in a ponytail. The frizziness of my hair seems to be immune to hair products. Oh well.
While I love colourful things, sometimes simple, classic black and white is just perfect for the day. I think I got this top with the black and white stripes from Suzy Shier. I love that it’s more than just basic stripes, and how they go every which way. I have dress with a similar pattern to this one. I think the zipper is a nice added touch, even though it serves no purpose other than to just be there. My black Bryan’s cardigan is my go to piece when I’m not sure what else might match a shirt or dress. I think my fancy necklace from the Steveston Community Centre Christmas craft fair compliments this outfit nicely. My small, circular earring studs have the letter D on them. I got these initial earrings at Icing. Maybe I felt like wearing black and white that day because I’d just watched a Michael Jackson documentary that weekend?
I got this floral jacket from Suzy Shier at Capilano Mall. It kind of made me think of like an older lady jacket at the time for some reason but I still liked it. They also had this style in leopard print, but since I already own so much leopard print, I opted for this colourful one instead. I think this was my first time wearing it. I used to not like pairing green and purple together because it made me think of Barney. But who’s to say Barney’s colour scheme wasn’t fabulous? Also, is that show even still around? Do kids today even know about Barney? Anyway, I love the purples in this garden looking floral jacket. I got this green top from Jacob at Richmond Centre while I worked there. I remember one time I wore it and my manager thought I wasn’t following the dress code because she didn’t realize that it was a top that we currently sold. It’s simple, but I love this shade of green. I got the matching scarf from one of the scarf vendors in the UBC Sub. The ends are kind of unravelling a bit at this point and it doesn’t provide that much warmth, but it can still make a fashion statement. And of course I’m wearing all my favourite green and gold jewellery.
Yes, I finally wore an outfit that matched my Winners cell phone case! I love leopard print. Some people find it weird that I have so many articles of clothing in leopard print but I don’t care. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it and I think it looks good. I got this sweater from H&M. They had it in a bunch of solid colours as well, but obviously this one was the best. The matching scarf is from that Metrotown scarf kiosk. Yes, they had other options besides sparkly. And the necklace is from Payless. Because every shoe store should have a good selection of nickel free jewellery. I wore this blue Dynamite dress during my first week of work, but it’s one of my favourites, so why not wear it again? I think blue pairs nicely with leopard print. These earrings are from Claire’s. I hadn’t worn them in a while but they seemed to go with this outfit. Leopard print forever!
Okay, so this is definitely my new favourite blazer! I noticed it when I was at London Drugs a few times, and eventually decided to try it on. Then I didn’t buy it right away, but went back a couple days later and made it mine. I’ve never bought clothes at London Drugs before. Usually it’s my main stop for food and health and beauty essentials. Who knew it was also a great place for professional clothing? They sell Vero Moda stuff there now for decent prices so this may not be the end of my buying clothing there, since I love Vero Moda and Vero Moda blazers. Grey may be considered kind of plain, but I just love the shape and the fit of this blazer so much. I paired it with the blue dress that I had worn on my first day of work with a different Vero Moda blazer. This dress just seems to go well with blazers. I got this Swarovski necklace as a Christmas present a few years ago from my cousins. It’s my favourite shorter necklace and I’ll be wearing it more now that it’s warmer and I don’t need to cover up with scarves. I got my music note earrings at a jewellery vendor at the PNE last summer, along with a few other random silver earrings in the shapes of various objects.London Drugs might just be my new favourite clothing store.
Black Marshalls pants forever. I got this purple top at Ross Dress For Less in the States. I remember trying to decide and someone tried to persuade me no to get it because I already had enough purple tops. But you can never have too many purple tops, especially when they’re all different styles. I like this particular style with the circular embellishment on the side. The sweater was also from Ross. I’m not actually sure what my earrings are supposed to be. I originally thought they were mini cash registers, but someone told me they look like mini polaroid cameras, so who even knows? I got them for a dollar at Claire’s so does it even matter? I got the black beaded necklace at Claire’s as well, and I love it because I can pretty much wear it with any outfit. I’m glad I bought the ring, I initially wasn’t going to, but that vendor at the UBC sub convinced me I needed it. And another dollar store bracelet, because, why not? Oh, and my leopard print cell phone case is from Winners, if anyone cares.