Thirty-fifth day of work selfie

Black Marshalls pants forever.  I got this purple top at Ross Dress For Less in the States.  I remember trying to decide and someone tried to persuade me no to get it because I already had enough purple tops.  But you can never have too many purple tops, especially when they’re all different styles.  I like this particular style with the circular embellishment on the side.  The sweater was also from Ross.  I’m not actually sure what my earrings are supposed to be.  I originally thought they were mini cash registers, but someone told me they look like mini polaroid cameras, so who even knows?  I got them for a dollar at Claire’s so does it even matter?  I got the black beaded necklace at Claire’s as well, and I love it because I can pretty much wear it with any outfit.  I’m glad I bought the ring, I initially wasn’t going to, but that vendor at the UBC sub convinced me I needed it.  And another dollar store bracelet, because, why not?  Oh, and my leopard print cell phone case is from Winners, if anyone cares.  

Thirty-fourth day of work selfie

This white top is so old that I bought it at Mariposa.  Does that store even exist anymore?  That used to be one of my go to stores when I was a lot younger because it was cheap.  Like, my dress for my graduation from elementary school was purchased from there.  And then I continued shopping there in high school.  I’m just surprised this top is still white after all these years.  I repeated this blue Sears sweater because I only have so many sweaters.  I think this scarf was from another Orb warehouse sale.  Speaking of which, there was one this weekend in Delta.  But no, I didn’t go.  I own too much from there already.  Marshalls pants because they’re the only ones that really fit.  Blue sparkly jewellery just goes best with this sweater.  Necklace and ring from UBC, earrings probably from a kiosk, bracelet from the dollar store.

What’s worse, dollar store jewellery, or a top that’s over ten years old?

Thirty-second day of work selfie

I wanted another fun outfit that day because I was going to a Neil Diamond concert after work.  And yes, I’m pretty sure I was the youngest person there.  I got this dress at H&M.  I actually wore it to my interview for my current job but with a different sweater.  So it has to be lucky or something, right?  Or maybe I just feel really confident when I wear it?  Is it weird that I love a dress with birds on it when in reality I actually hate birds and find them super annoying?  I repeated my purple Jacob sweater and my grey Bryan’s leggings (pretty much the only leggings I own that currently fit).  My aunt gave me these silver earrings as a birthday present one year and I think they might be my favourite pair.  I love that they’re big enough to stand out, but not so big that they’re too heavy or obnoxious.  I decided to wear two bracelets that day, because, yay, concert!  One is from Claire’s and one might be from the dollar store.  The necklace is also from Claire’s and the ring is from UBC.

Looking at the photo, it almost looks like some of the birds on the dress are dying, rather than flying.  Or maybe I’m just seeing it that way because I hate birds?

Thirtieth day of work selfie

I literally bought this dress at Winners the day before I wore it.  I had tried it on over the weekend and regrettably not bought it, so when I went back to look for it and it was still there, I knew that it was meant to be.  I just fell in love with the shape and the pattern and everything about it.  I paired it with my pink cardigan from the Plenty Warehouse sale, because I felt like it matched well, and I had vowed to wear the hell out of it.  I was going to the New Kids On the Block concert right after work that day, so I wanted an outfit that was fun.  My shiny metallic scarf is pretty much my concert scarf because I like that it stands out.  I got my heart necklace from a vendor at Fan Expo Vancouver this year, which was the same weekend as the Plenty sale.  I like the style because it’s supposed to be like those life hearts in video games.  My earrings are from Claire’s, my ring is from UBC, and I do believe that is another dollar store bracelet.  Still not ashamed.

I’m so glad that I was able to cure my non-buyer’s remorse by going back for this dress.

Twenty-eighth day of work selfie

Oh my God, I’m actually wearing pants!  I may or may not have run out of dresses at this point.  Or the weather was getting better and I didn’t want to wear boots but I couldn’t find flats or other appropriate shoes to go with my dresses.  My toenails are not currently ready for the public.  Do you ever get annoyed and clip them, but then you keep going and clip them too close to the skin, and not even evenly?  Or is that just something weird that I do?  The point is, they’re too short right now, and my pinky toes barely even have a nail.  I’ll have to wait until they grow to a decent length and then get myself a pedicure before I bust out the sandals.  Also, I haven’t shaved my legs and the one pair of leggings I have are kind of thick, so yeah.  Pants!  I got these black pants the one time my friend took me to Marshalls after Pirate Pak Day at Whitespot.  The purple top is from Ross Dress for Less in the States and the black cardigan is from Bryan’s at Lansdowne Centre.  The scarf is from an Orb Warehouse sale.  I guess I used to always buy scarves when I went to those.  The necklace is from a Christmas craft fair I went to at Steveston Community Centre with my parents last year.  I like that it’s adjustable so you can wear it at various lengths, long or short.  Plus, it’s got just the right amount of bling.  You can’t really tell from the picture, but my Claire’s earrings are in the shape of little black safety pins.  And for added bling, my UBC SUB ring and my dollar store bracelet.  Because that’s how classy I am.

I hate pants because it’s so damn hard to find a pair that actually fit.  So you’ll likely be seeing a lot of these ones until I miraculously find a new pair.

Twenty-sixth day of work selfie

Another dress with flowers on it.  Also from the Orb warehouse sale I went to at the Delta Town and Country Inn.  Dresses were 3 for $50, and this was one of them.  It originally had a belt, or more like a thin rope that tied around the middle.  But I’ve somehow pretty much lost all the belts I own.  Maybe they’ll turn up someday.  Or maybe they won’t.  But I don’t need them anyhow.  The blue dress is from Forever 21 at Metrotown and the matching blue scarf is from Suzy Shier.  And I’m repeating my blue and teal jewellery because these items just happen to match the majority of my outfits.  Full disclosure, I got this bracelet from the dollar store at Lansdowne Centre and I’m not ashamed.  Why should I pay a lot of money for a nice bracelet when I can get one at Dollarama for $2.50? Sometimes the dollar store has nickel free jewellery too.  Dollar stores have come a long way, especially since most items there are no longer just a dollar.  There are still items there that I refuse to buy, like underwear or off brand food.  But there’s no shame in buying something you think is nice just because it’s being sold at a cheap place.