I got this dress at Car Free Day on Commercial Drive a couple weeks ago. It’s a bit longer than my other dresses and stops right at my knees. Which is kind of weird, because it feels like it should be right above or right below. Like either cover my knees or don’t. It’s probably meant to be a full length dress on a short girl. I tried it on over my own dress at at Car Free Day. There was a mirror, but it was kind of low down, so I crouched down on the street to see how it looked. I paired it with my favourite blue sweater from Forever 21. My necklace is from Payless and my earrings are from a vendor at Greek Day. I wish they’d had the earrings in the same blue as my necklace. They are a bit heavy, but I don’t care because I love them. They were similar enough to my necklace that I thought they would go together. I’m constantly wearing mismatched sets, and pairing gold jewellery with silver jewellery. But I like it that way. My blue bracelet is from Sears and my green ring is from Boca Raton Designs at Greek Day. I wanted a blue one, but the blue ring they had was even smaller than this and wouldn’t have even fit on my finger, let alone been too tight. The little bit of what’s left of my chipped nail polish matches my outfit. I’m wearing another pair of new shoes today as well, but again, you can’t see them.
I got this dress at H&M at Richmond Centre last week. It’s the same style as the one I have with the green leaves on it. I normally don’t like to buy things that are so similar, but this one was on sale for only $7, so I figure I couldn’t go wrong. It’s one of those dresses where it’s not my favourite, but it’s still nice. At first I thought it had pinecones on it, but now I think they’re actually pineapples. I paired it with my green Ross cardigan.
My black necklace is new. I got it at Greek Day on Broadway on Sunday. It was from the same vendor that I bought my purple necklace from. I got my green earrings from another vendor, also at Greek Day. They are little clothespins. I thought that was unique. My bracelet is from Dollarama. This green ring is from Boca Raton Designs, also at Greek Day. I was only going to buy the purple one, but the guy told me he’d give them to me for a bit less if I bought two. Yes, it’s tight, but I figure I’ll just wear them while I can, until one day my fingers swell and I’ll no longer be able to. But for now, I’m loving the bling. I’m also wearing new shoes today, but you can’t see them in this photo.
I know it’s hot as hell today, but I didn’t feel like shaving so I’m wearing pants. Besides, I said I didn’t want to let the weather dictate my choice of clothing. If I’d read the news before I left the house this morning, I probably would’ve worn something rainbow coloured to celebrate marriage equality in the States. I got this top at a department store called Red Apple in Revelstoke. I went there with my family a couple years ago because my dad had a reunion with some of his high school buddies. I don’t think I could ever live in a small town. Shopping wise, I was like “This is it?”. Red Apple is kind of like a Winners or a Walmart, but smaller with not as much stuff. But I managed to pick up few nice things there, this top included. My mint green cardigan is from Jacob and my black pants are from Winners. My Swarovski necklace was a Christmas gift from my cousins. My bracelet is from Sears and my ring is from UBC. These earrings are new. I got them at Payless, along with some other BOGO jewellery over the weekend. I guess maybe I’ll shave tomorrow and start wearing dresses again. Maybe.
No, your eyes do not deceive you, I am indeed wearing pants. I heard it would be cloudy and overcast today so I thought I would take a bit of a break from the dresses. As much as I would love to live the rest of my life without having to wear pants, it’s just not that feasible. At least I got the opportunity to wear this shiny leopard print top from Ross Dress For Less. Yay, my outfit matches my Winners iPhone case. I should probably switch up my phone case at some point, I’ve had this one on there for a while now. But it’s just so sturdy and well fitted, not like other cases that can be flimsy and nondurable. I love my phone, and when you love something, you want to protect it. Since my top is shiny, I paired it with my shiny Aritzia sweater. I just got these pants from Winners. They’re not full length pants, because I refuse to wear full length pants in the summer. Apparently I’m a size large when it comes to pants at Winners. My leopard print heart necklace is from Payless, my earrings are from Claire’s, and my ring is from UBC. I got my shiny bracelet at Car Free Day on Main Street on Sunday. Shiny outfits don’t just have to be for special occasions. Sometimes you just want to add a little sparkle on a typical Wednesday work day.
Another blue dress from a street festival. I got this one at Italian Day on Commercial Drive a couple weekends ago, along with the green dress that I wore last week. The styles are similar, but different enough that I was fine with getting both. I really like this colour blue and the designs that are on this dress. It would’ve matched really well with the sweater I wore yesterday, but I didn’t want to wear the same sweater two days in a row if I could help it. Instead, I paired it with this brown cardigan that I got from Bryan’s at Lansdowne Centre, since there is also brown in the dress. My necklace is from Her Story Lockets and I got it at the PNE last year. I actually ran into the girl who runs that business during Car Free Day on Denman Street and she remembered me because I was such a loyal customer. My earrings are new, I got them at Car Free Day on Main Street on Sunday. My ring is from UBC and my bracelet is from Sears. And my nails are still looking good because I touched the up a little bit. I may end up wearing even more blue outfits this week, because it’s my favourite colour, but also because I want my clothes to match my nails. I guess purple would work too because they’re kind of purplish. Or you know, I’ll just wear a different colour entirely. Because really, who cares?
I got this beautiful blue dress at Car Free Day on Denman Street on Saturday. I bought three dresses from this one booth. Unlike at Italian Day, where I just guessed about the fit, I totally tried these dresses on first, right there on the street, over my clothes, and had my friend there to help me decide if they looked okay. And they did. They had this dress in other colours too, but of course I had to get it in my favourite blue. I love the design in the middle too. And it matches perfectly with my blue Forever 21 sweater.
And I just happened to buy some new blue jewellery over the weekend as well. I got this necklace at Payless in Lansdowne Centre after leaving Car Free Day on Denman on Saturday. They have a BOGO sale on right now, so I got some other jewellery as well. My shoe obsession is a thing of the past, or at least on hold for the moment, but has now been replaced in full force with a dress and jewellery obsession instead. But I like that I can count on Payless for both my shoe needs and my jewellery needs as well. I got these earrings at Car Free Day on Main Street Yesterday. Yes, there were actually two days of Car Free Days this weekend. I almost walked away from the booth, because I had already bought a lot of jewellery and these earrings were more than I wanted to pay. But the man at the booth stopped me and said he would throw in a third pair of earrings for free if I bought the two pairs that I was considering. So I was like yeah, okay. And I’m glad I did, because they match really well.
Also, check out my nails. Not only do they match my outfit, but they’re actually decently painted. I’m totally improving my skills. I decided to wear some of my old jewellery as well, with my Suzy Shier bracelet and my UBC ring. I think the old Indian man who sold me the earrings is actually the same one who sold me the ring at UBC. And the woman I bought the dress from was selling scarves at UBC in the past as well, and I totally bought a lot of stuff from her then too. I guess avoiding the new student union building is doing absolutely nothing to help curb my spending. It’s like wherever I go, these people will find me. Or rather, I will find them. But at least I know they’ll always be around to satisfy my fashion needs.
It’s usually cold in the morning, but I thought it would get too hot later in the day for a jean jacket. But then I decided that I didn’t care because I really wanted to wear it. I love my denim jackets. I got this one from Old Navy. I usually like my denim in the darkest wash possible, but I like this one too. I shaved my legs a bit better this morning so I could wear a shorter dress. I made the mistake of shaving my underarms and then putting on deodorant. It burned. I won’t be making that mistake again. Except that I most likely, probably, definitely will. This black dress is from Stitches. I used to wear it a lot when I worked at Jacob Lingerie, because of our all black dress code. I had to wear a tank top under it today since I don’t quite fill it out enough. I think I made it work without one at Jacob Lingerie, since I invested in a lot of good pushup bras during my time there. And when you work at a lingerie store, plunging necklines aren’t a problem. This red necklace was a gift from my grandma. My bracelet is from Suzy Shier and my ring is from UBC. I don’t know if you can see my metal earrings, but one is the shape of a toothbrush, and the other is the shape of a tube of toothpaste. Because why not? I bought them at a Christmas craft fair at South Arm Community Centre last year. I wore them to my last dentist appointment because I could. That was a horrible appointment though, because I had to get a wisdom tooth removed, and I was awake, T3s don’t work for me so I had no painkillers, they had to cut away a lot of gums, and it was painful. I hate dentists. So I don’t know why I’d want a reminder of them in the form of jewellery. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
So you can’t really tell from the photo, but this dress is long and almost goes down to my ankles. Well not quite, but it would if I were shorter. I don’t tend to wear a lot of long dresses, because I always find they look weird for some reason, but maybe that’s just because I’m not used to wearing them. I got this one from Ross Dress For Less in the States and this is my first time wearing it. I’ve decided I like long dresses now. I heard it was going to be cold and rainy today. It wasn’t this morning, but it is now. I didn’t want to wear pants, and I didn’t want to re-shave my legs, so this dress worked out well. You might not be able to see in the picture, but the dress has black and grey stripes across it. I wore grey in honour of the new Fifty Shades of Grey book that was released today. No, I’m kidding, I totally didn’t, it was just a coincidence. Why would I want to celebrate such a gross insult to literature? I heard that this new version is even worse than the original and I have no idea how that’s even possible. I tried to read the first book and couldn’t because I was just so shocked and disgusted by the horrible grammar and writing style. Anyway, since I knew it would get cooler today, I paired this dress with my purple jacket that I got at the Plenty warehouse sale and the Vancouver Convention Centre during Easter weekend this year. I love it for its unique zippers and pockets. My necklace is from Her Story Lockets and I got it when they had a booth at the PNE Marketplace last summer, and my lock earrings are from another booth that was also at the PNE during that time. And my ring, of course, is from UBC.
I wish the lighting was better so you could actually see the dress properly. And I wish I had a full length mirror. Oh well.
It was kind of chilly this morning, so I kind of wished I’d worn a blazer instead of just grabbing a random sweater. But the weather is actually really nice right now so I have no regrets about my decision. I decided to repeat another black dress with flowers on it, this time from Suzy Shier. You can never have too many black dresses with flowers on them. I paired it with my purple H&M sweater, which I’ve been making good use of since purchasing it a couple months ago. I like that it’s the same type of purple as the purple flowers on my dress. Next time I wear this dress, I will pick a different flower colour and choose a sweater accordingly. My beaded necklace, zipper earrings, and flower bracelet are all from Claire’s and my ring is from The UBC student union building. I wonder if there are any jewellery vendors in the new student building right now. I’ve yet to enter the new building, partly because I don’t feel like walking over there, and partly because I’m annoyed that it’s so nice and spacious and I totally could have used a building like that when I was a student, but have no need for it anymore. I already work in a nice building, so I don’t really need to go all the way over there just to be in another nice building. I think I’ll wait until I hear about any jewellery vendors being in there, and then I’ll maybe drop in and have a look.
I decided to wear this wonderfully colourful dress to work for the second time. I think it’s probably the best thing I’ve ever purchased at Reitmans. Although I did but a pair of tall person pants several years ago that lasted me quite a while. But this dress is definitely the most fashionable item I’ve found there. This time I paired it with another colourful sweater, a purchase from Sears before they closed. While a vibrant, royal blue is my favourite type of blue, I still like this aqua type of blue a whole lot. I also like the fact that I have the jewellery to match it, with my blue flower necklace and my ring, both from UBC, and my blue bracelet from Suzy Shier. My blue flip flop earrings are from Claire’s. I got them a while ago, but decided that I wouldn’t wear flip flop jewellery until the weather was nice enough to wear actual flip flops as well. It just wouldn’t feel right wearing flip flop jewellery during the winter. I am wearing a bit of makeup for a change, because I have a hot date tonight. And by hot date, I mean I’m going out for dinner with my friend so she can redeem one of her free birthday meal coupons. And if that’s not cause for celebration, then I don’t know what is.