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 wanted another fun outfit that day because I was going to a Neil Diamond concert after work. And yes, I’m pretty sure I was the youngest person there. I got this dress at H&M. I actually wore it to my interview for my current job but with a different sweater. So it has to be lucky or something, right? Or maybe I just feel really confident when I wear it? Is it weird that I love a dress with birds on it when in reality I actually hate birds and find them super annoying? I repeated my purple Jacob sweater and my grey Bryan’s leggings (pretty much the only leggings I own that currently fit). My aunt gave me these silver earrings as a birthday present one year and I think they might be my favourite pair. I love that they’re big enough to stand out, but not so big that they’re too heavy or obnoxious. I decided to wear two bracelets that day, because, yay, concert! One is from Claire’s and one might be from the dollar store. The necklace is also from Claire’s and the ring is from UBC.
Day 2 of wearing pants. Crazy. But black pants don’t have to be boring when paired with colourful tops. I got this one at Bootlegger at Lougheed Town Centre when I was shopping with my grandma one day. In fact, she may have bought it for me. I remember I wore it to an interview at Jacob and when I got hired I was informed of the all black dress code. Which would have been fine, if I hadn’t been informed about it by the male assistant manager who was wearing a pair of jeans and an orange sweater. Yes, I get that he couldn’t be expected to buy clothes from Jacob, but if we had to wear black, then why didn’t he? We weren’t even allowed to wear jeans if they were from Jacob. But I’m glad my current job allows me a lot more variety. This blue cardigan from Ross is a repeat. But the colour is so nice, I just had to wear it again. The weather’s getting warmer, so I didn’t feel the need for a scarf. Which is a shame, since I have so many. But I’ll always have room for jewellery, in this case, earrings and necklace from Claire’s, and a bracelet from Suzy Shier.
I remember buying this purple dress at Urban Behavior at Metrotown. There are so many different “Urban” stores that it’s easy to get them confused. I remember it had no price tag on it and it was the only one of its kind. I hate when that happens. It always happens with the one item I really want. And having worked in retail for nine years, I know what a pain in the ass it is for the employees to try and locate the sku. But they were eventually able to figure it out, and I purchased the dress for $15. The tank top with the flowers underneath the dress was from Old Navy. The purple sweater is one of the few I bought at Jacob while I worked there. Because their dress code was all black, unless you bought and wore their clothes. Which, even with a 50% discount, were still pricey. So consequently, I own a lot of black clothes. My siblings used to call me goth, not understanding that it wasn’t by choice. I look good in black though, so no complaints, except for the summer months where I was dying from the heat. I think the scarf might have been from Orb, since I buy a lot of scarves there but I’m not sure. The earrings and necklace are from Claire’s, because they have a good nickel free selection and ever since I worked there, I’ve bought countless amounts of their cheap jewellery items. I’m pretty sure I paid a dollar for those earrings. I love a good deal.
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?
On my third day of work, I dressed in mostly purple. I got the dress from Plenty (one of the first things I ever bought there I think) and the tank from Jacob (RIP Jacob, my last mall job. I remember at one point there were four different Jacob stores in Richmond Centre. Now there are none. I’m glad they waited years after I left before filing for bankruptcy). The sweater is one of the few items I own from Aritzia (I pretty much only enter that store when dragged in by a friend and then proceed to find the best possible sale item). I liked the sweater because of the glitter and the pockets. If I had my way, every sweater would have pockets. The scarf is from Avon (which I regrettably started selling last year if anyone’s interested) and the jewellery is from Claire’s (my first ever mall job).
So much shopping and work history in just one outfit.