I told you I’ve been wearing more pink this summer. My sister gave me this dress for my birthday last year. She has good taste. I mean, of course she has good taste, she borrows my clothes sometimes. She got it at Bryan’s. I think she actually bought it for herself and then didn’t like the way it looked on her and then decided to gift it to me. But whatever. She’s really into rainbow designs. I wore this dress to the Vancouver Pride Parade last year because it’s so rainbow like.
My pink cardigan is from the Plenty warehouse sale at the Vancouver Convention Centre during Easter long weekend. My necklace and earrings are both from Payless. My bracelet is from Sears and my ring is from the Blim Market street festival downtown last month. I’m kind of liking my hair being dirty and messy. It kind of works. Or maybe it doesn’t. But whatever.
I love long dresses because you don’t have to shave and no one will know. Unless you decide to blog about how you haven’t shaved. I got this long dress at the Khatsahlano Street Festival on West 4th last month. I’m used to buying a lot of shorter dresses, so this one was kind of different and I loved the colour scheme. When I left the house this morning, my dad asked “New dress?” and I said “What do you mean by new?” and he said “You haven’t worn it to work yet?” and I said “Yeah.” How much time has to pass before an item is no longer considered new?
I got this purple sweater at H&M at Richmond Centre. My black necklace is from Claire’s and my black bracelet is from a Christmas craft fair at Stevetson Community Centre in Richmond last year. My purple clothespin earrings and my purple ring are both from Greek Day on Broadway. Sadly, my hair is no longer straight. Because I washed it again and it takes a long ass time just to dry, so forget straightening. But I think it’s still slightly less messy than it was when it was longer.
I got this colourful dress at the Fiji Day festival at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby a few weeks ago. I wore it to the Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday because it’s so bright and colourful. My matching blue cardigan is from Ross Dress For Less in the States. My necklace is from UBC and my earrings are from Claire’s. My bracelet is from Sears and my ring is from the Blim Market festival downtown. I finally washed my hair this weekend and then straightened it myself. I will never be able to get it back to salon quality, but at least it still looks decent. I got a shellac manicure and pedicure at Beauty Lounge in Richmond yesterday with a Groupon I bought. This bright royal blue is my favourite colour. Hopefully it will last for a while.
I got this dress at H&M. I may or may not have bought it specifically for Canada Day because it’s red and white. I wore it on the first day of the month, so why not wear it again on the last day of the month? I got my black sweater from Suzy Shier. My necklace is from Fan Expo and my earrings are from Claire’s. My bracelet is from Sears and my ring is from UBC. I tried touching up my nails with glitter polish but they’re still pretty chipped. I restraightened my hair again, but it keeps unintentionally flipping out at the bottom.
I’m wearing makeup today because it’s my birthday. Or at least I was. Let me tell you how I failed today. I bought this new fiber lash mascara on Car Free Day and decided to try it out this morning. But I screwed that up and ended up having a huge amount of fibers just getting in my eyes. All morning it was irritating me and then I looked in the mirror and noticed my eye was red. It was early afternoon and I had no makeup remover with me, so I had to attempt to remove all my eye makeup with a paper towel and water. And of course I was wearing a lot of it. I’m pretty sure there are still some fibers stuck in my eyes and now there are darker circles under my eyes and it probably looks like I’ve been crying. So my review of fiber lash mascara, is don’t do it, especially if you’re prone to screwing things up. At least with my eye being red, it matches my dress?
I’m happy to report that there have been no wardrobe malfunctions today. Yet. Perhaps I can make it through the whole day without incident. I got this purple dress at the Fiji Day festival at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby a few weeks ago. It was at this point that my friend yelled at me for buying too many dresses. She later apologized and said she only yelled because she was hungry. But she’s right, I do have a lot of summer dresses now. But that’s pretty much all I wear right now. Most people have several pairs of jeans and several pairs of shorts. I don’t. I have my dresses.
I got this white sweater at Old Navy at Richmond Centre. I don’t wear white that often. I never really thought it looked that good on me, and it also tends to get dirty rather quickly. I got my necklace at the Blim Market festival downtown a few weeks ago. Wait, I lied when I said there had been no malfunctions today. As I was walking down the hall earlier, I kicked something on the floor. It was the pendant of my necklace that had somehow fallen off. Luckily, I was able to put it back on the chain. I may need to get some pliers to secure it and ensure it doesn’t fall off again.
I got my earrings at Claire’s and my iPhone case at Aldo, both downtown. I got my bracelet at Carnaval del Sol at Pacific Concord Place a few weeks ago. I don’t have any purple bracelets so I decided to go with white. My ring is from Boca Raton Designs at Greek Day. My nail polish is chipping at an alarming rate. I should’ve put on a top coat sooner. Does my hair look dirty to you? That’s because it is. And I like it that way.
I had some wardrobe malfunctions this morning right before I left the house. It’s a good thing it didn’t happen after I’d already left. But I didn’t have time to change my outfit. Nor did I want to. I got this dress from a vendor at the Caribbean Days Festival at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver on the weekend. The guy actually had a small fitting room, so I didn’t have to try on dresses over my clothes like I normally do at street festivals. This was one of the three dresses I bought, and I think the nicest of them. I really like the blues and the greens and the different lengths at the bottom of the dress.
But this morning, the left strap broke completely off. I have no idea how it tore in two places, but somehow it did. All I had at my disposal was a large safety pin and a small bobby pin. I somehow managed to reattach the strap and secure it in place with these two items. I’m resourceful, like Macgyver. I obviously did a bad job of it, because you can still see the bobby pin and the safety pin. But I mean it’s just for now, so that I could wear the dress today. Eventually I will have to attempt to sew the strap back on. Or get someone else with better sewing skills to do it for me.
For now, you can’t tell anything is wrong because I’ve covered it with my green Jacob cardigan. I got one of my bracelets at Sears and the other one at Suzy Shier. My green ring is from Greek Day on Broadway and my blue ring is from the Blim Market Festival on Granville. My necklace is from Payless and my earrings are from Greek Day. My hair is definitely becoming less and less straight, but I’d like to think it still looks good. I tried to touch up my nails again so that they can look good while matching my outfit. I’m wearing makeup because it’s my birthday week and I can.
My pineapple dress is from H&M and my grey sweater is from Jacob. My necklace is from UBC and my bracelet is from Dollarama. My ring is from Boca Raton Designs at Greek Day and my #SELFIE iPhone case is from Aldo. I got these earrings at Claire’s. They have cats on them. Because why not? I’m not a cat lady. I’ve never even owned a pet. But if I were to ever own one in the future, it would most likely be a cat. I haven’t washed my hair since I got it cut on Saturday. And I don’t plan on doing so anytime soon. I’m still trying to figure out the longest amount of time I can possibly go without washing it. I also painted my nails. Badly. They’ll most likely be chipped by tomorrow. But my hair looks good, so nothing else matters, right?
I got a haircut a couple days ago at Salon Prive on Arbutus. I had a Groupon for a haircut and highlights. So you no longer have to see my long, messy, frizzy hair. Apparently that trend didn’t catch on for some reason. I bought this dress from my favourite vendor at the Khatsahlano Street Festival a few weeks ago. My black sweater is from Sirens. I got my necklace at the Blim Market Festival downtown a couple weeks ago and my bracelet from Sears. My earrings and my ring are from Greek Day on Broadway a few weeks ago.
Now I’m going to see how many days I can possibly go without washing my hair in order to maintain this current look.
I feel like I should have worn pants and a jacket today. Despite the sunshine, it was so damn windy this morning. And of course it’s always on the excessively windy or rainy or cold days that the buses decide to show up late. The wind messed up my already messy hair even more. But I’m going to go ahead and let my outfit embody spring even if the weather doesn’t. I got this dress at a random tourist shop in Las Vegas and this sweater at a random store that used to be in Richmond. My necklace and ring are from a random UBC vendor and my earrings are from a random mall kiosk. The weather is actually a lot nicer in the afternoon and evening. Perhaps I should wear a different outfit in the morning and then change later on? But then would I have to take two work selfies if I did that? Seems a bit excessive. You know, even more so than the idea of taking daily selfies in the first place.
So for some reason I thought this dress was longer than it actually is. Since it is in fact, above the knee, I had to quickly (badly) shave my legs a bit this morning in order to make wearing a dress acceptable. I long for the day when hairy legs on women are no longer an issue. Will that day ever come? Or am I doomed to shave everyday for the rest of my life? On Friday, I had thought about wearing this dress, but decided on a different one. And it was a good decision too, since I found myself sitting beside a girl who was wearing this very dress on the way to work. I’m glad we managed to avoid a “who wore it better?” competition on the bus. I figured if that girl were on the bus again this morning, she wouldn’t be wearing the same outfit again so soon. And I hoped that no one else would either. I got the dress at H&M at Pacific Centre a couple months ago. The matching green sweater is from Old Navy at Richmond Centre. My necklace and ring are from UBC, my earrings are from a kiosk at Lansdowne Centre, and my bracelet is from Dollarama at Landosowne Centre. After seven days, I finally washed my hair on Saturday. As you can see, it is no longer straight. I’m fine with my natural waves, I just wish there wasn’t so much frizz.
Maybe the reason why I thought this dress was longer is because it was longer on that other woman who wore it. I should know by now that any dress is a short dress when I wear it.