Sixty-third day of work selfie

I got this beautiful blue dress at Car Free Day on Denman Street on Saturday.  I bought three dresses from this one booth.  Unlike at Italian Day, where I just guessed about the fit, I totally tried these dresses on first, right there on the street, over my clothes, and had my friend there to help me decide if they looked okay.   And they did.  They had this dress in other colours too, but of course I had to get it in my favourite blue.  I love the design in the middle too.  And it matches perfectly with my blue Forever 21 sweater.  

And I just happened to buy some new blue jewellery over the weekend as well.  I got this necklace at Payless in Lansdowne Centre after leaving Car Free Day on Denman on Saturday.  They have a BOGO sale on right now, so I got some other jewellery as well.  My shoe obsession is a thing of the past, or at least on hold for the moment, but has now been replaced in full force with a dress and jewellery obsession instead.  But I like that I can count on Payless for both my shoe needs and my jewellery needs as well.  I got these earrings at Car Free Day on Main Street Yesterday.  Yes, there were actually two days of Car Free Days this weekend.  I almost walked away from the booth, because I had already bought a lot of jewellery and these earrings were more than I wanted to pay.  But the man at the booth stopped me and said he would throw in a third pair of earrings for free if I bought the two pairs that I was considering.  So I was like yeah, okay.  And I’m glad I did, because they match really well.  

Also, check out my nails.  Not only do they match my outfit, but they’re actually decently painted.  I’m totally improving my skills.  I decided to wear some of my old jewellery as well, with my Suzy Shier bracelet and my UBC ring.  I think the old Indian man who sold me the earrings is actually the same one who sold me the ring at UBC.  And the woman I bought the dress from was selling scarves at UBC in the past as well, and I totally bought a lot of stuff from her then too.  I guess avoiding the new student union building is doing absolutely nothing to help curb my spending.  It’s like wherever I go, these people will find me.  Or rather, I will find them.  But at least I know they’ll always be around to satisfy my fashion needs.

Twenty-fourth day of work selfie

Like so many other dresses I own, I purchased this navy one at Ross Dress For Less in the States.  It’s kind of low cut and would be better suited to someone with bigger boobs to fill it out, so I wore an Old Navy tank top underneath.  I got this green sweater from some random store in Richmond that I don’t think exists anymore.  The scarf with the flowers is from Avon and my necklace and ring are from a UBC student union building vendor.  The earrings are possibly from Payless.  And I have no idea where the bracelet is from.  Possibly Suzy Shier, but I’m probably wrong.  But you know what’s not wrong?  The fact that I pulled off this outfit. 

Twenty-third day of work selfie

I got this bright pink dress from La Vie En Rose Aqua at Richmond Centre.  Because I love buying dresses from lingerie & swim stores.  This was my first time wearing it.  The purple jacket is from the Plenty warehouse sale I went to at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Easter long weekend.  I like that it has a side diagonal zipper as opposed to one straight down the front.  The colourful scarf is from one of the scarf vendors at the UBC student union building and my earrings are from Claire’s.  There’s a possibility that I was beginning to run out of new matching outfits by this point, because these aren’t normally colours that I would pair together.  But I’d like to think that I made it work. 

Twenty-first day of work selfie

I really like blue when it comes to clothing.  I got this dress at an Orb Warehouse sale and I think I got the cardigan from Ross.  The scarf is actually my mom’s.  My sister gave it to her for Christmas.  She gave me one too, but it was red and black and didn’t match this particular outfit.  I think she go it from Ardene, which has some fairly decent stuff if you look for it.  I’m still not okay with buying actual clothes from there though.  Except I have bought yoga stuff there before which wasn’t bad. I only have one long blue necklace but it’s not the right shade of blue for this outfit, so I opted for my silver, nickel free Payless heart.

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.

Sixteenth day of work selfie

I love this dress.  I got it on sale at Reitmans.  The first time I ever wore it was to an Elton John concert last year and then I’m not sure if I’ve worn it again since then.  I got the pink cardigan from The Plenty warehouse sale at the Vancouver Convention Centre during Easter weekend.  After taking this selfie, I noticed, to my horror, that there was a small hole  on the back of the sweater that I hadn’t noticed earlier.  This was my first time wearing it too.  Just my luck that something I bought from a warehouse sale would have a defect and be non-refundable.  But despite the hole, I plan to wear the hell out it anyway.  Because I can.  In keeping with my flower theme, I wore this red rose ring that I bought at the Make It Vancouver Christmas craft fair a couple years ago.  And in keeping with the bright colours of this outfit, I wore my sparkly blue scarf and flower necklace.  My sister asked me if this was the most colourful outfit I’ve ever worn to work.  I think it is.  So far, anyway.  Who knows what the future will hold? 

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?