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.
Okay, so this isn’t my favourite outfit and the colours are all kind of dark. But not everyday can be expected to be bright and colourful. I got this plaid, button down dress from an Orb warehouse sale at Delta Town and Country Inn a few years ago. I’m generally not a fan of plaid at all and this is one of the few plaid items I actually own. It was in a box of stuff that was marked 2 for $10, so how could I not buy it? The brown sweater is from Bryan’s at Lansdowne Centre. This olive green scarf is from a three pack I ordered from Avon. The key and flower necklace is from Claire’s. Sadly, the chain actually broke at the back, so now instead of fastening it with the clasp, I had to actually tie a knot in the chain to keep it together. But you can’t tell so it’s fine. I don’t know if you can tell from the picture, but the green earrings I’m wearing, also from Claire’s, are tiny zippers. I always get comments on them when I wear them since it’s something different. I have a love/hate relationship with zippers, and these earrings are symbolic of that. I think my hatred of plaid stems from my having to wear a plaid kilt for five years in high school.
I decided to continue with some blue in my outfit on my fifth day of work. I don’t know if Casual Fridays are a thing, but I like to keep it classy. After trying on this sweater in like ten different colours at Sears, I decided to get the blue one since it was the brightest of the options (RIP Sears, why are all these stores closing on me?). Not to be outshined by the sweater, the blue sparkly scarf is one of a few sparkly scarves that I purchased at a kiosk in Metrotown (I was Christmas shopping at the time and not supposed to be buying stuff for myself, but who could resist a bright and shiny new scarf?). One of my former coworkers told me that I should get some fish earrings to wear with the scarf since it reminds her of the ocean. The blue belt actually came with the dress from Dynamite that I wore the day before, but since I neglected to wear the belt that day, I decided to give it a chance with this outfit instead. The blue flower necklace which so nicely matches the sweater and the scarf was one of the necklaces I bought at the UBC student union building from one of the vendors. I pretty much bought the most blinged out stuff he had as my reward to myself for getting a new job. Last but not least, I got this little black dress from Ross during one of my trips to the States (I feel like I’m due for another one soon…Road trip anyone?). Now I wish I’d bought the sweater in more colours like I did with the scarf. So I could repeat this outfit with all the colours of the rainbow.