Cold and rainy weather doesn’t have to mean pants. For me, it just mean a slightly longer dress. I got this dress at the Caribbean Days festival at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver a few weeks ago. I love blue and I love leopard print. They also had green, pink, and purple versions of this dress, but blue was the best. My denim jacket is from Old Navy. My bracelet is from Suzy Shier and my ring is from the Blim Market festival downtown. My necklace is from Payless and my earrings are from Claire’s. Maybe I will just continue to wear blue until my nail polish comes off.
I got this colourful dress at the Fiji Day festival at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby a few weeks ago. I wore it to the Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday because it’s so bright and colourful. My matching blue cardigan is from Ross Dress For Less in the States. My necklace is from UBC and my earrings are from Claire’s. My bracelet is from Sears and my ring is from the Blim Market festival downtown. I finally washed my hair this weekend and then straightened it myself. I will never be able to get it back to salon quality, but at least it still looks decent. I got a shellac manicure and pedicure at Beauty Lounge in Richmond yesterday with a Groupon I bought. This bright royal blue is my favourite colour. Hopefully it will last for a while.
I had some wardrobe malfunctions this morning right before I left the house. It’s a good thing it didn’t happen after I’d already left. But I didn’t have time to change my outfit. Nor did I want to. I got this dress from a vendor at the Caribbean Days Festival at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver on the weekend. The guy actually had a small fitting room, so I didn’t have to try on dresses over my clothes like I normally do at street festivals. This was one of the three dresses I bought, and I think the nicest of them. I really like the blues and the greens and the different lengths at the bottom of the dress.
But this morning, the left strap broke completely off. I have no idea how it tore in two places, but somehow it did. All I had at my disposal was a large safety pin and a small bobby pin. I somehow managed to reattach the strap and secure it in place with these two items. I’m resourceful, like Macgyver. I obviously did a bad job of it, because you can still see the bobby pin and the safety pin. But I mean it’s just for now, so that I could wear the dress today. Eventually I will have to attempt to sew the strap back on. Or get someone else with better sewing skills to do it for me.
For now, you can’t tell anything is wrong because I’ve covered it with my green Jacob cardigan. I got one of my bracelets at Sears and the other one at Suzy Shier. My green ring is from Greek Day on Broadway and my blue ring is from the Blim Market Festival on Granville. My necklace is from Payless and my earrings are from Greek Day. My hair is definitely becoming less and less straight, but I’d like to think it still looks good. I tried to touch up my nails again so that they can look good while matching my outfit. I’m wearing makeup because it’s my birthday week and I can.
I got a haircut a couple days ago at Salon Prive on Arbutus. I had a Groupon for a haircut and highlights. So you no longer have to see my long, messy, frizzy hair. Apparently that trend didn’t catch on for some reason. I bought this dress from my favourite vendor at the Khatsahlano Street Festival a few weeks ago. My black sweater is from Sirens. I got my necklace at the Blim Market Festival downtown a couple weeks ago and my bracelet from Sears. My earrings and my ring are from Greek Day on Broadway a few weeks ago.
Now I’m going to see how many days I can possibly go without washing my hair in order to maintain this current look.
It was cold this morning so I wore darker colours. The black dress is from Stitches, the purple tank top is from Smart Set, and the purple jacket is from a Plenty warehouse sale. My purple necklace is new, I got it from the Blim Market festival downtown on Sunday. My purple earrings are also new, I got them from Claire’s on Sunday. My black bracelet is also from Claire’s. I still need to find a purple one. My purple ring is from Greek Day on Broadway. And my #SELFIE iPhone case is from Aldo.
I decided to wear this blue dress again since blue is my favourite colour. I got it at Italian Day on Commercial Drive last month. The matching blue sweater is from Forever 21 on Robson. I got my blue necklace from Payless at Lansdowne Centre and my blue earrings from Claire’s on Granville. I got my blue and gold bracelet is from the Khatsahlano Street Festival on West 4th a couple weekends ago. I finally got myself a blue ring on Sunday at the Blim Market Festival downtown on Granville. I like buying jewellery from local vendors that’s crafty and unique. And my #SELFIE iPhone case is from the Aldo outlet store on Granville.
And we’re back to dresses. I got this dress at a vendor at Fiji Day at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby on Saturday. My sister was working at the event at the face painting booth, and my dad was like “Are you going? Don’t you go to all the festivals?” so I decided to check it out. I’m annoyed, because I have two other dresses in this style, that I got from the vendor I usually buy from at street festivals. Why am I annoyed? Because the vendor I bought this new dress from on Saturday sells the same style of dresses for less than half the price that I’ve been paying at the other place. They didn’t have as many different kinds though. I have the same dress in red, but slightly shorter, which I was actually wearing when I bought this one. There was a black and grey one as well, but my friend bought it, so I went with the brown one. I like that they’re easy to just try on over what you’re already wearing, and that they’re stretchy and one size fits all. My blue cardigan is from Forever 21. I got my necklace from Payless and my earrings from a vendor at Car Free Day on Main Street. My bracelet is from a vendor at Carnaval del Sol a couple weekends ago, and my ring is from a vendor at the Blim Market Festival on Granville Street that I went to yesterday. I also go a new iPhone case at Aldo yesterday. My hand is covering it, but it says #SELFIE on it. I felt like that was appropriate for me.