Cold and rainy weather doesn’t have to mean pants. For me, it just mean a slightly longer dress. I got this dress at the Caribbean Days festival at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver a few weeks ago. I love blue and I love leopard print. They also had green, pink, and purple versions of this dress, but blue was the best. My denim jacket is from Old Navy. My bracelet is from Suzy Shier and my ring is from the Blim Market festival downtown. My necklace is from Payless and my earrings are from Claire’s. Maybe I will just continue to wear blue until my nail polish comes off.
It was cold this morning so I wore darker colours. The black dress is from Stitches, the purple tank top is from Smart Set, and the purple jacket is from a Plenty warehouse sale. My purple necklace is new, I got it from the Blim Market festival downtown on Sunday. My purple earrings are also new, I got them from Claire’s on Sunday. My black bracelet is also from Claire’s. I still need to find a purple one. My purple ring is from Greek Day on Broadway. And my #SELFIE iPhone case is from Aldo.
So you can’t really tell from the photo, but this dress is long and almost goes down to my ankles. Well not quite, but it would if I were shorter. I don’t tend to wear a lot of long dresses, because I always find they look weird for some reason, but maybe that’s just because I’m not used to wearing them. I got this one from Ross Dress For Less in the States and this is my first time wearing it. I’ve decided I like long dresses now. I heard it was going to be cold and rainy today. It wasn’t this morning, but it is now. I didn’t want to wear pants, and I didn’t want to re-shave my legs, so this dress worked out well. You might not be able to see in the picture, but the dress has black and grey stripes across it. I wore grey in honour of the new Fifty Shades of Grey book that was released today. No, I’m kidding, I totally didn’t, it was just a coincidence. Why would I want to celebrate such a gross insult to literature? I heard that this new version is even worse than the original and I have no idea how that’s even possible. I tried to read the first book and couldn’t because I was just so shocked and disgusted by the horrible grammar and writing style. Anyway, since I knew it would get cooler today, I paired this dress with my purple jacket that I got at the Plenty warehouse sale and the Vancouver Convention Centre during Easter weekend this year. I love it for its unique zippers and pockets. My necklace is from Her Story Lockets and I got it when they had a booth at the PNE Marketplace last summer, and my lock earrings are from another booth that was also at the PNE during that time. And my ring, of course, is from UBC.
I wish the lighting was better so you could actually see the dress properly. And I wish I had a full length mirror. Oh well.
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.
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.