Twentieth day of work selfie

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.

The shapes and patterns in this dress kind of make me think of modern art.

Nineteenth day of work selfie

I met my friend for brunch at the Elbow Room a few weekends ago and had time to kill downtown after we parted ways.  Naturally, I decided to go shopping at Pacific Centre.  I realize that it’s not that much of a novelty shopping at H&M downtown anymore, since we now have our own location at Richmond Centre.  But the Richmond one doesn’t have two floors and three sets of fitting rooms.  And I’m just not completely used to it yet.  So I went and bought this dress at the H&M at Pacific Centre.  I ended up coincidentally wearing it on 4/20, realizing after the fact that some of the green leaves on it kind of resemble marijuana leaves.  I didn’t partake in 4/20, but this outfit may have ended up smelling like I did, since I happened to go out for dinner downtown that day.  This light green cardigan is one of my favourite non-bra items that I bought while working at Jacob Lingerie.  I love buying clothes at lingerie stores because they totally work for everyday wear and no one would know the difference.  I remember my manager asking me if I was sure I wanted it and I was.  I’m glad I did because it’s perfect for hot days when you just need something light.  Plus it has pockets!  I couldn’t find a green scarf that day, so I settled on this black Orb one instead.  Pretty much every time I wear green, I ended up including this leaf necklace in my outfit, because it’s fabulous.

Aren’t you just green with envy?

Fourteenth day of work selfie

Again, I am not a hundred percent sure of where I got this dress.  But from what I think I may remember, it was from Urban Planet.  I never wore a lot of green when I was growing up, but lately I’ve been adding a lot of it to my wardrobe and I like it.  This sweater was from Ross.  I think.  Probably.  And the scarf was from an Orb warehouse sale.  I used to go to those a lot.  I feel like there should be another one coming up soon.  And I repeated the jewellery because why not? 

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.

Eleventh day of work selfie

As you can see, I’m all about the blue.  I got this dress from the Ross Dress for Less store on the Vegas strip a couple years ago.  I can’t quite remember where I got the black sweater, but I’m going to say Sears.  And the blue scarf was from that kiosk in Metrotown.  I tried looking up the name of it but to no avail.  It may have had the word fashion in it?  Or beauty?  Or boutique?  Or maybe none of those words.  Who knows?  I just know that it’s the same type of blue as this dress which is why I wore it that day.Do I really need to explain my fashion choices to you?

Tenth day of work selfie

I must confess that I am not 100% sure of where I bought this dress, but I think it was from Ross.  I have a lot of dresses with floral patterns, which I have a love/hate relationship with.  Why?  Because flowers attract bees and other insects.  And regardless of what I’m wearing, I tend to attract them myself, so I definitely don’t need the added attraction that the flowers tend to bring.  But they’re pretty, so I wear them anyway.  I got the blue cardigan from the Plenty Warehouse Sale at the Vancouver Convention Centre a few weeks ago.  It was on Easter weekend, the same weekend as Fan Expo Vancouver.  So I was able to be nerdy, religious, and a shopaholic all at the same time.  Best thing about this cardigan? The pockets.  I got my blue earrings from Claire’s.  I used to love wearing huge earrings, but lately I’ve settled for tiny ones, so as not to hurt or stretch my ear lobes.  I repeated my scarf, necklace, and ring in this outfit, because they match, and because I can.

I really wish there was a way I could wear outfits with flowers without attracting insects.  That’s the dream.

Ninth day of work selfie

I had like 50 shades of grey in my outfit that day. I got this dress at Urban Planet a while ago but this was my first time wearing it. You may not be able to see it, but there are sparkles on it along with the black flowers, so I decided to pair it with my sparkly metallic scarf from the Metrotown kiosk. I wish I could remember the name of the kiosk. There are two of them in that mall. Going with my grey theme, I decided to wear the sweater I bought at Jacob while I worked there, and while the store was still in business. I got the earrings, necklace, and bracelet from Claire’s. I know it’s like a little girl’s store, but it’s one of the few places where I can get nickel free jewellery. And I think I still feel somewhat connected to it since it was my first permanent job, even if it wasn’t the greatest. And the ring is from the vendor in the UBC sub. I think the only rings I own are the two that I bought at UBC because I’ve never really been much of a ring person. Who says grey has to be boring?