In keeping with the colourful dress theme, I decided to wear one of the dresses I bought at Italian Day on Commercial Drive a few weeks ago. I paired it with my blue cardigan from Ross Dress For Less in the States. My blue flower necklace is from UBC and my blue flip flop earrings are from Claire’s. I got my blue bracelet at Suzy Shier and I got my green ring at Greek Day on Broadway a couple weeks ago. I figured I would wear my short dresses while it’s still hot, since we’re expecting rain this weekend. Finally. But I’ll probably just continue to wear my short dresses even when it rains and the temperatures drop. Because I can.
It was kind of chilly this morning, so I kind of wished I’d worn a blazer instead of just grabbing a random sweater. But the weather is actually really nice right now so I have no regrets about my decision. I decided to repeat another black dress with flowers on it, this time from Suzy Shier. You can never have too many black dresses with flowers on them. I paired it with my purple H&M sweater, which I’ve been making good use of since purchasing it a couple months ago. I like that it’s the same type of purple as the purple flowers on my dress. Next time I wear this dress, I will pick a different flower colour and choose a sweater accordingly. My beaded necklace, zipper earrings, and flower bracelet are all from Claire’s and my ring is from The UBC student union building. I wonder if there are any jewellery vendors in the new student building right now. I’ve yet to enter the new building, partly because I don’t feel like walking over there, and partly because I’m annoyed that it’s so nice and spacious and I totally could have used a building like that when I was a student, but have no need for it anymore. I already work in a nice building, so I don’t really need to go all the way over there just to be in another nice building. I think I’ll wait until I hear about any jewellery vendors being in there, and then I’ll maybe drop in and have a look.
I decided to wear this wonderfully colourful dress to work for the second time. I think it’s probably the best thing I’ve ever purchased at Reitmans. Although I did but a pair of tall person pants several years ago that lasted me quite a while. But this dress is definitely the most fashionable item I’ve found there. This time I paired it with another colourful sweater, a purchase from Sears before they closed. While a vibrant, royal blue is my favourite type of blue, I still like this aqua type of blue a whole lot. I also like the fact that I have the jewellery to match it, with my blue flower necklace and my ring, both from UBC, and my blue bracelet from Suzy Shier. My blue flip flop earrings are from Claire’s. I got them a while ago, but decided that I wouldn’t wear flip flop jewellery until the weather was nice enough to wear actual flip flops as well. It just wouldn’t feel right wearing flip flop jewellery during the winter. I am wearing a bit of makeup for a change, because I have a hot date tonight. And by hot date, I mean I’m going out for dinner with my friend so she can redeem one of her free birthday meal coupons. And if that’s not cause for celebration, then I don’t know what is.
I decided to wear another dress on Friday, despite the fact that my leg hair was growing back. It’s a slightly longer dress, and I figure most people aren’t looking closely at the bottom half of my legs, so it’s fine. I got this dress at Suzy Shier at Capilano Mall a couple years ago. Normally, pleated skirts make me think of old lady outfits or my kilt from my high school uniform, but I like it on this dress. Floral patterns on black dresses are my favourite. I got this green cardigan at Ross Dress For Less in the States. I pretty much like to wear my blue flower necklace from UBC whenever I have similar flowers in my outfit. This ring is also from UBC, and has unfortunately lost a stone. But you can’t tell unless you look at it really closely. I guess that’s what happens when you buy a cheap $15 ring in a student union building. But as long as the main stone in the middle stays intact, I will continue to wear it and get my money’s worth. My earrings are either from a mall kiosk or a hair product store, and my bracelet is from Dollarama. Can chipped nail polish please become a new trend? Because I would love that so much. I had gone seven days at this point without washing my hair. I know that may seem unacceptable to some of you, but look how good it looks. I mean, it’s not stunning, but it’s so neat and smooth. I knew I would be sad upon washing it again and succumbing to the inevitable frizz.
I bought this dress during one of my Vegas trips at a random store on the Vegas strip. It was one of those shops where they sell souvenir Vegas t-shirts and stuff like that. I like dresses and tops in this style because they’re so stretchy and flowy and comfortable (WordPress is indicating to me that “flowy” is not a word, and tried to autocorrect it to “flawy” instead. What the hell is flawy? And yes, flowy is a word. This dress is not flawy, if anything, it’s flawless. It’s like there’s a whole damn garden on the bottom of my dress.). I was going to pair it with my orange scarf to match the flowers and butterflies, but I couldn’t find it so I settled for this green one that I got from an Orb Warehouse sale. I got this denim jacket from GUESS at Richmond Centre. I don’t wear jeans anymore, but I still like to rock the jean jackets every now and then. I never really shopped at GUESS until I won a gift card at a shopping event at Pacific Centre a few years ago and spent most of it at that store. Ever since, it’s been one of my favourites, but I try to only buy stuff there when it’s on sale. Since the dress looks kind of fancy, I thought maybe the denim would tone it down a bit for more of casual look. Since there’s already so much colour going on in the outfit, I thought mostly silver jewellery would be best, with my Payless heart necklace and my Supernatural Fan Expo angel wing earrings. Because butterfly wings don’t have to be the only type of wings in an outfit.
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.
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.
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?
I must confess that I am not 100% sure of where I bought this dress, but I think it was from Ross. I have a lot of dresses with floral patterns, which I have a love/hate relationship with. Why? Because flowers attract bees and other insects. And regardless of what I’m wearing, I tend to attract them myself, so I definitely don’t need the added attraction that the flowers tend to bring. But they’re pretty, so I wear them anyway. I got the blue cardigan from the Plenty Warehouse Sale at the Vancouver Convention Centre a few weeks ago. It was on Easter weekend, the same weekend as Fan Expo Vancouver. So I was able to be nerdy, religious, and a shopaholic all at the same time. Best thing about this cardigan? The pockets. I got my blue earrings from Claire’s. I used to love wearing huge earrings, but lately I’ve settled for tiny ones, so as not to hurt or stretch my ear lobes. I repeated my scarf, necklace, and ring in this outfit, because they match, and because I can.
I had like 50 shades of grey in my outfit that day. I got this dress at Urban Planet a while ago but this was my first time wearing it. You may not be able to see it, but there are sparkles on it along with the black flowers, so I decided to pair it with my sparkly metallic scarf from the Metrotown kiosk. I wish I could remember the name of the kiosk. There are two of them in that mall. Going with my grey theme, I decided to wear the sweater I bought at Jacob while I worked there, and while the store was still in business. I got the earrings, necklace, and bracelet from Claire’s. I know it’s like a little girl’s store, but it’s one of the few places where I can get nickel free jewellery. And I think I still feel somewhat connected to it since it was my first permanent job, even if it wasn’t the greatest. And the ring is from the vendor in the UBC sub. I think the only rings I own are the two that I bought at UBC because I’ve never really been much of a ring person. Who says grey has to be boring?