This dress isn’t new, I just haven’t worn it in a while. I got it at Suzy Shier a few years ago. Pink and orange have never really been colours I wear a lot of, although I have been wearing more pink this summer. I don’t own very many orange clothes. But I like this dress. My navy blue cardigan is from La Vie En Rose. I don’t have any orange sweaters, and I felt if I wore my pink one it would just be too bright of an outfit. My pink flip flop necklace is from UBC and my pink flip flop earrings are from Claire’s. I really like these pieces of jewellery because they showcase my love for shoes without me having to actually buy a new pair of shoes. My pink bracelet is from a Christmas craft fair at Steveston Community centre in Richmond last year and my orange ring is from the Greek Day street festival on West Broadway in June.
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.
Why yes, this is a new dress. Thanks for noticing. I managed to drag my ass out of the house yesterday to go to Italian Day on Commercial Drive with my friend. I’m not the hugest fan of street festivals, mainly because I hate crowds, but I like to attend them occasionally and it was fun. Hot and crowded, but fun. I shaved my legs really quickly in the morning before leaving the house, but my electric razor died before I was done. But I figured it was okay that I didn’t fully shave, since that could be my way of celebrating Italian Day. Since people in European countries aren’t as obsessed with shaving as we are in North America. There were lots of booths and vendors selling various goods and food. Of course I would stop to look at the ones with dresses. I can’t remember which store this one was from, but they had a booth set up and some of the racks had dresses priced at 2 for $30. So this is one of the 2 I decided on. I didn’t try them on, so I wasn’t sure if they would fit properly, but I decided to risk it. It’s a little loose, but otherwise fits well. Better too big than too small, because I’m not going to try squish into a dress that doesn’t fit. My only regret is that I didn’t buy a Janet Jackson shirt that they had in the same booth, especially since she’s touring this summer and I could’ve worn it to her concert. But maybe I can go back and still find at some point. I really like this dress because it’s so bright and colourful. And it just so happened that my green Ross cardigan would match exactly the colour of green in the dress. It’s like it was meant to be. I wore it with my green and gold jewellery, necklace and ring from UBC, earrings from a Lansdowne kiosk, and bracelet from Dollarama. Yay for adding more colourful dresses to my wardrobe!
This wasn’t what I was originally going to wear today, but I had some unforeseen issues with my initial outfit and this was the next best option. I think I got this dress at Winners. I hate birds, but I love the bright colours on this dress. I got the black sweater at Sears. I have a lot of black sweaters but this is the only one I could find this morning. My pink flip-flop necklace is from a jewellery vendor at the UBC student union building. It was this necklace that initially drew my attention to that tables, where I then ended up buying three other necklaces and two rings, including the black one I’m wearing here. I don’t know if you can tell, but my little green earrings from Claire’s are also in the shape of flip-flops. I got my pink bracelet from a Christmas craft fair at Steveston Community Centre in Richmond. They threw in the bracelet for free because I’d purchased a few of their necklaces, so this was a nice added bonus.
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.
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.