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.
I got this red dress from Forever 21 at Metrotown a few years ago. I remember I was shopping with my friend at the time and when I asked what she thought of it, she said she didn’t like it. But I liked it, so I bought it anyway. I think I got the black sweater from Sirens, possibly when there was still a location at Richmond Centre. I remember getting crappy service there, but I liked the stuff they sold. The shiny red scarf is yet another from the kiosk at Metrotown. They had a deal where the more you buy, the more you save, so of course I bought more. I think the red earrings were from a kiosk in Lansdowne. I remember I bought a necklace to match, but one day I wore it and then when I got home, the pendant was gone and I was left with just the chain. So upsetting.
This dress is also colourful, but I subdued it with a black sweater. The dress is from one of my shopping excursions to the States when I made a stop at Ross Dress For Less. The black sweater is from Forever 21. I realize I’m no longer 21. Although some people still think I look young. The other day I was in my friend’s car and Taylor Swift’s song “22” was playing. I don’t actually like Taylor Swift, but as I sat there I thought, “Yeah, 22 was actually a pretty good year.” Or maybe it wasn’t and I just think it was. All the years are kind of blending together for me now, so I don’t even know anymore. The purple scarf is from Suzy Shier. I miss when we used to have one at Richmond Centre. Now I have to go all the way to Metrotown or Capilano Mall and that very rarely happens. Maybe I shouldn’t have subdued the dress with darker colours. Maybe next time I’ll pair it with something even brighter. Whatever keeps me looking young, I guess.
On my second day of work, I wore a new grey dress I bought at Old Navy with my super cash I had from all the money I spent there before Christmas. My metallic scarf is from a kiosk at Metrotown. My zippered black sweater is from Ross. I got the heart necklace at a Christmas Craft fair at Steveston Community Centre in Richmond. I bought a second ring from the vendor at the UBC student union building because one ring is never enough, despite what Lord of the Rings may have you believe.