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.
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.
It was kind of cold this morning so I actually wore pants. I got them from La Vie En Rose Aqua at Richmond Centre. My purple top is from the Plenty warehouse sale that took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre during Easter long weekend. My black sweater is from the Sears that used to be at Richmond Centre. I got my necklace from a vendor at Greek Day on Broadway a few weeks ago. That same vendor is at literally every street festival I go to. And I always end up buying stuff from there. I got this new black ring from them yesterday at Carnaval del Sol at Concord Pacific Place. I got my dangly purple earrings from a vendor at Car Free Day on Main Street last month. My black bracelet is from Claire’s at Richmond Centre and my purple ring is from Boca Raton Designs at Greek Day. I feel like maybe a should keep a thicker sweater in my office because it’s colder inside than it is outside. Or maybe a blanket?
I probably should have worn pants since it was actually kind of cold this morning but oh well. Like I said, I’m just going to continue wearing dresses because I can. Unless someone can direct me to a store where I can buy a pair of pants that are comfortable and look good and fit well. As far as I’m aware, none exist. I got this dress at Suzy Shier. It’s not new, I just haven’t worn it to work before. It came with a belt, but I don’t know what the hell happened to that belt. One of the belt loops on the side of the dress is broken. I think it may have been torn when I bought it, so I got like 10% off or something. I figured it would tear eventually and I’m not a belt person anyway. This navy blue cardigan is new, I got it at La Vie En Rose. So maybe it’s technically lounge wear, but can you even tell? My green leaf necklace is from UBC, my green zipper earrings are from Claire’s, and my green ring is from Greek Day.
It’s usually cold in the morning, but I thought it would get too hot later in the day for a jean jacket. But then I decided that I didn’t care because I really wanted to wear it. I love my denim jackets. I got this one from Old Navy. I usually like my denim in the darkest wash possible, but I like this one too. I shaved my legs a bit better this morning so I could wear a shorter dress. I made the mistake of shaving my underarms and then putting on deodorant. It burned. I won’t be making that mistake again. Except that I most likely, probably, definitely will. This black dress is from Stitches. I used to wear it a lot when I worked at Jacob Lingerie, because of our all black dress code. I had to wear a tank top under it today since I don’t quite fill it out enough. I think I made it work without one at Jacob Lingerie, since I invested in a lot of good pushup bras during my time there. And when you work at a lingerie store, plunging necklines aren’t a problem. This red necklace was a gift from my grandma. My bracelet is from Suzy Shier and my ring is from UBC. I don’t know if you can see my metal earrings, but one is the shape of a toothbrush, and the other is the shape of a tube of toothpaste. Because why not? I bought them at a Christmas craft fair at South Arm Community Centre last year. I wore them to my last dentist appointment because I could. That was a horrible appointment though, because I had to get a wisdom tooth removed, and I was awake, T3s don’t work for me so I had no painkillers, they had to cut away a lot of gums, and it was painful. I hate dentists. So I don’t know why I’d want a reminder of them in the form of jewellery. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
So you can’t really tell from the photo, but this dress is long and almost goes down to my ankles. Well not quite, but it would if I were shorter. I don’t tend to wear a lot of long dresses, because I always find they look weird for some reason, but maybe that’s just because I’m not used to wearing them. I got this one from Ross Dress For Less in the States and this is my first time wearing it. I’ve decided I like long dresses now. I heard it was going to be cold and rainy today. It wasn’t this morning, but it is now. I didn’t want to wear pants, and I didn’t want to re-shave my legs, so this dress worked out well. You might not be able to see in the picture, but the dress has black and grey stripes across it. I wore grey in honour of the new Fifty Shades of Grey book that was released today. No, I’m kidding, I totally didn’t, it was just a coincidence. Why would I want to celebrate such a gross insult to literature? I heard that this new version is even worse than the original and I have no idea how that’s even possible. I tried to read the first book and couldn’t because I was just so shocked and disgusted by the horrible grammar and writing style. Anyway, since I knew it would get cooler today, I paired this dress with my purple jacket that I got at the Plenty warehouse sale and the Vancouver Convention Centre during Easter weekend this year. I love it for its unique zippers and pockets. My necklace is from Her Story Lockets and I got it when they had a booth at the PNE Marketplace last summer, and my lock earrings are from another booth that was also at the PNE during that time. And my ring, of course, is from UBC.
I wish the lighting was better so you could actually see the dress properly. And I wish I had a full length mirror. Oh well.
Since Wednesday was supposed to be another cold and possibly rainy day, I reluctantly decided to wear pants, despite the fact that I had shaved my legs just a few days earlier. These black pants are from Target and are a bit lighter than my Marshalls ones. I got this top at Sears at Richmond Centre not too long before they closed. My dad put it on his Sears card so it would be cheaper. Thanks Dad! Since the weather was cooler, I decided on my red Vero Moda blazer from The Bay. This worked well, since these pants lack pockets, but this blazer has quite spacious ones. My black scarf is from an Orb warehouse sale, my red video game heart necklace is from Fan Expo Vancouver, my red earrings are from a kiosk at Lansdowne Centre, my ring is from UBC, and my bracelet is from Dollarama. It had also been five days since I’d washed my hair, and I didn’t plan on doing so anytime soon. Whenever I happen to take the time to straighten my hair, I like to wait as long as I possibly can in order to prolong the effects.