I got this light blue and orange floral top at Bryan’s at Lansdowne Centre. I haven’t shopped there in a while, but I used to buy stuff there all the time. My black pants are from Old Navy at Richmond Centre. My blue sweater and my blue bracelet are from the Sears that used to be at Richmond Centre. My blue flower necklace is from UBC and my green ring is from Greek Day. I’m still in search of a blue one.
Its annoying how almost all of my dresses are too short to wear without leggings. This one is just long enough. You know how some places make pants in a long or tall size? Can they make dresses like that as well? I remember one time in high school, my friend let me borrow her short skirt, but on me it was more like a mini skirt. I remember saying that a long skirt for her would be a short skirt for me, a short skirt for her would be a mini skirt for me, and a mini skirt for her would basically be a belt for me.
I asked my mom if this dress was too short when I was leaving the house and she was like “Just be careful when you’re sitting down, especially on the bus.” I told her I probably wouldn’t get a seat anyway, so it would be fine. The worst thing about wearing a short dress is having your legs directly against the gross bus seats when you sit down. My friend told me to do the finger length test and put my arms by my side, and if the dress was past my fingers, then it was fine. Is that an actual thing that people do? Apparently they used to make employees do that when I worked at Jacob. I don’t remember though, I guess I mostly wore pants there.
I got this purple dress from Urban Behavior at Metrotown (It always bothers me to write “Behavior” without a “u” in it). I got the tank top underneath it from Jacob, when I worked at the Richmond Centre location before they went out of business. The dress is really thin and would possibly be a bit see-through without it. In which case, the length would no longer matter. I got the floral jacket from Suzy Shier at Capilano mall. My mom asked me if it was new. It’s not, but this is only the second time I’ve worn it. The necklace and bracelet are both from Claires, the ring is from UBC, and the music note earrings are from a booth outside the PNE Marketplace. My continually chipping nail polish matches my outfit again. I really like that colour. But apparently not enough to maintain a proper manicure.
I got this floral jacket from Suzy Shier at Capilano Mall. It kind of made me think of like an older lady jacket at the time for some reason but I still liked it. They also had this style in leopard print, but since I already own so much leopard print, I opted for this colourful one instead. I think this was my first time wearing it. I used to not like pairing green and purple together because it made me think of Barney. But who’s to say Barney’s colour scheme wasn’t fabulous? Also, is that show even still around? Do kids today even know about Barney? Anyway, I love the purples in this garden looking floral jacket. I got this green top from Jacob at Richmond Centre while I worked there. I remember one time I wore it and my manager thought I wasn’t following the dress code because she didn’t realize that it was a top that we currently sold. It’s simple, but I love this shade of green. I got the matching scarf from one of the scarf vendors in the UBC Sub. The ends are kind of unravelling a bit at this point and it doesn’t provide that much warmth, but it can still make a fashion statement. And of course I’m wearing all my favourite green and gold jewellery.
I got this floral pattered dress from Costa Blanca, when we still had one at Richmond Centre. I used to only wear it for special occasions, like Easter Mass, or my brother’s high school graduation, but it’s casual enough for everyday wear. It’s one of those dresses where it’s like slightly too short to wear without leggings. I had become so used to wearing darker colours in previous jobs and I like being able to wear something colourful. I got this purple sweater from Urban Behavior at Metrotown. I like how my blue flower necklace kind of blends into a lot of my outfits. The purple scarf is from Suzy Shier. I’m not sure where exactly I got the earrings from. But I like them and I tend to wear a lot of small, light, dangly earrings. I think they were either from this random place in the States that sells hair products, or from a kiosk at Lansdowne. Or from somewhere else entirely. All that matters is they look good and complement many of my outfits.