Forty-third day of work selfie

I am just so in love with this colour.  This bright royal blue is my absolute favourite.  I bought this blazer when I was shopping with my friend at Forever 21 downtown on Robson street on St. Patrick’s Day.  Yeah, while everyone else was out drinking in bars, we were out shopping for clothes.  Because that’s what we do.  It was the day before my last day of work at my previous job and I thought I ought to buy some more professional looking clothing for my new job.  This blazer didn’t have a price tag on it, but it turned out to be a decent price for a blazer.   I remember while we were there, my friend found a shirt that said “Leave me alone” and suggested I should wear it as a joke on my last day of work.  Unfortunately, they didn’t have it in my size.

I got the black top at Sears at Richmond Centre before they closed down.  I think my dad actually bought it for me because he had a Sears card so he could get a discount.  My navy blue floral scarf is probably the best thing I ordered from Avon.

I got this necklace from Her Story Lockets when they had a booth set up at the PNE Marketplace last year.  You get to choose which charms you want to put inside the locket to create your own unique, personalized look.  I bought some for friends and family as well, because I think it’s really neat idea and makes a cool gift for someone when you can use charms that reflect who they are.  Mine include shoes, shopping bags, a big sister heart, a camera, and my birthstone. I wish I could find more items in this kind of blue.

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Twenty-fifth day of work selfie

Okay, so this isn’t my favourite outfit and the colours are all kind of dark.  But not everyday can be expected to be bright and colourful.  I got this plaid, button down dress from an Orb warehouse sale at Delta Town and Country Inn a few years ago.  I’m generally not a fan of plaid at all and this is one of the few plaid items I actually own.  It was in a box of stuff that was marked 2 for $10, so how could I not buy it?  The brown sweater is from Bryan’s at Lansdowne Centre.  This olive green scarf is from a three pack I ordered from Avon.  The key and flower necklace is from Claire’s.  Sadly, the chain actually broke at the back, so now instead of fastening it with the clasp, I had to actually tie a knot in the chain to keep it together.  But you can’t tell so it’s fine.  I don’t know if you can tell from the picture, but the green earrings I’m wearing, also from Claire’s, are tiny zippers.  I always get comments on them when I wear them since it’s something different.  I have a love/hate relationship with zippers, and these earrings are symbolic of that. I think my hatred of plaid stems from my having to wear a plaid kilt for five years in high school.

Twenty-fourth day of work selfie

Like so many other dresses I own, I purchased this navy one at Ross Dress For Less in the States.  It’s kind of low cut and would be better suited to someone with bigger boobs to fill it out, so I wore an Old Navy tank top underneath.  I got this green sweater from some random store in Richmond that I don’t think exists anymore.  The scarf with the flowers is from Avon and my necklace and ring are from a UBC student union building vendor.  The earrings are possibly from Payless.  And I have no idea where the bracelet is from.  Possibly Suzy Shier, but I’m probably wrong.  But you know what’s not wrong?  The fact that I pulled off this outfit. 

Thirteenth day of work selfie 

I got this purple sweater dress from Bryan’s.  I remember one time I wore it with a belt, and then I took the bus, and then when I got off the bus, I realized I was no longer wearing the belt.  Sadly, the clasp had come undone, unbeknownst to me.  And I couldn’t find a replacement belt the day I wore it here, so I used safety pins to secure the front.  Because I’m resourceful like that.  Like MacGyver. I don’t know where I got the navy cardigan from.  Possible also from Bryan’s.  I used to buy a lot of stuff there, at the Lansdowne Centre location.  I remember my friend saying she wonders how they’re still in business.  Probably because of people like me.  This navy blue scarf with the flowers came in a three pack from Avon.  Which I’m still selling, if anyone cares.  I’m assuming no one does.  I don’t even care.  There’s only so much makeup and random stuff you can order for yourself before you realize you’re not really benefiting from this.  My silver heart necklace is from Payless.  Yes, I buy jewellery at a shoe store.  Because they have a decent selection of nickel free jewellery.  And it was shiny.  I bought this pair of wing earrings from a booth at Fan Expo Vancouver this year.  It was listed under Supernatural jewellery.  Because they’re supposed to represent Castiel.  I also bought a matching necklace, which I’ll be sure to wear another time.  Of all the fandoms, Supernatural is my favourite.  They have their own convention in August, which I kind of want to go to, although I heard from a friend that the people there tend to be crazier than the ones at Fan Expo.  And it’s kind of pricey.  So we shall see.

I’m glad it’s spring and it’s sunny and the weather’s nice, but a small part of me wishes I could go back to the cooler months and wear more of my sweater dresses.

Twelfth day of work selfie

On the twelfth day of work selfies… I must confess I actually don’t know where I bought this outfit from.  I mean I remember buying these things but I don’t know from which store.  Just that this scarf is from Avon, the belt is from Dynamite, the necklace is from UBC, and the earrings are from a kiosk in Lansdowne Centre.   You don’t always need to know where something came from in order to appreciate it.