This dress isn’t new, I just haven’t worn it in a while. I got it at Suzy Shier a few years ago. Pink and orange have never really been colours I wear a lot of, although I have been wearing more pink this summer. I don’t own very many orange clothes. But I like this dress. My navy blue cardigan is from La Vie En Rose. I don’t have any orange sweaters, and I felt if I wore my pink one it would just be too bright of an outfit. My pink flip flop necklace is from UBC and my pink flip flop earrings are from Claire’s. I really like these pieces of jewellery because they showcase my love for shoes without me having to actually buy a new pair of shoes. My pink bracelet is from a Christmas craft fair at Steveston Community centre in Richmond last year and my orange ring is from the Greek Day street festival on West Broadway in June.
I decided to wear this blue dress again since blue is my favourite colour. I got it at Italian Day on Commercial Drive last month. The matching blue sweater is from Forever 21 on Robson. I got my blue necklace from Payless at Lansdowne Centre and my blue earrings from Claire’s on Granville. I got my blue and gold bracelet is from the Khatsahlano Street Festival on West 4th a couple weekends ago. I finally got myself a blue ring on Sunday at the Blim Market Festival downtown on Granville. I like buying jewellery from local vendors that’s crafty and unique. And my #SELFIE iPhone case is from the Aldo outlet store on Granville.
I went with classic black and white today. This top is from Costa Blanca. My friend gave it to me for my birthday a few years ago. My black sweater is from Forever 21 and my black pants are from Old Navy. I think black pants and a black sweater are two essential components of any wardrobe. But I’m glad I don’t have a dress code that requires me to wear them on a daily basis like I did at Jacob. My long necklace is from Payless. I remember when I was walking down Main Street on Car Free Day, looking at the jewellery in one of the booths, the woman there said she liked my necklace and asked where I got it. When I told her Payless, she was like “What? Payless? Really?” in a confused and judgemental tone. I thought “Really, you’re judging me for where I bought my jewellery even though you yourself said it was nice?”. I didn’t buy anything from her. I did buy these white earrings from another vendor at Car Free Day though. I got my bracelet at Carnaval del Sol on Sunday and my ring at UBC a while ago.
I got this dress at Car Free Day on Commercial Drive a couple weeks ago. It’s a bit longer than my other dresses and stops right at my knees. Which is kind of weird, because it feels like it should be right above or right below. Like either cover my knees or don’t. It’s probably meant to be a full length dress on a short girl. I tried it on over my own dress at at Car Free Day. There was a mirror, but it was kind of low down, so I crouched down on the street to see how it looked. I paired it with my favourite blue sweater from Forever 21. My necklace is from Payless and my earrings are from a vendor at Greek Day. I wish they’d had the earrings in the same blue as my necklace. They are a bit heavy, but I don’t care because I love them. They were similar enough to my necklace that I thought they would go together. I’m constantly wearing mismatched sets, and pairing gold jewellery with silver jewellery. But I like it that way. My blue bracelet is from Sears and my green ring is from Boca Raton Designs at Greek Day. I wanted a blue one, but the blue ring they had was even smaller than this and wouldn’t have even fit on my finger, let alone been too tight. The little bit of what’s left of my chipped nail polish matches my outfit. I’m wearing another pair of new shoes today as well, but again, you can’t see them.
I’m all pretty in pink today. Is it too much? Well if it is, I don’t care. I got this dress at Car Free Day on Denman Street a couple weekends ago. They had it in other colours, but the pink one was the most vibrant and just felt right for summer. The purple tank top I’m wearing under it is from Smart Set. My pink sweater is from the Plenty warehouse sale at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Easter weekend. I know it’s hot, but when I’m in the office, the temperature is more regulated so I don’t really notice the heat or humidity until I go outside. Maybe I should just leave a sweater in my office, since I don’t really need one when I’m outside before or after work.
I’ve been buying a lot of fancy jewellery lately. I got this necklace at Greek Day on Broadway yesterday. I have a similar one in blue that I got from Payless and I got complimented on it, so I thought I’d buy another necklace in that style. I bought a pair of matching earrings as well, but they are kind of heavy so I didn’t wear them. I knew they were heavy when I bought them, but I really wanted a matching set. Maybe next time, I will just wear them briefly for photos and then take them off. Instead, I decided to wear my pink flip flop earrings which are more lightweight. I got my shiny bracelet from Car Free Day on Main Street a couple weekends ago. I somehow didn’t have a pink or purple bracelet to pair with this outfit. We’ll have to change that soon.
I love this purple ring that I got at Greek Day yesterday. But it’s kind of tight. I didn’t realize until afterwards how tight it is. And I got a second ring in this size too. The guy selling them told me it would be okay because my fingers would be less swelled up in the morning when I put on the ring. But contrary to that, I felt like my fingers were actually more swelled up this morning and the ring felt even tighter. I tried on the ring on my left hand just to see the difference, and my ring finger on that hand is somehow fatter. I couldn’t even get the ring off, so I concluded that I must be married to myself now. I managed to remove it using some lotion. Is it possible to lose weight in your finger? Is that a thing? Maybe tight rings are like a corset for your finger? I don’t want to hurt myself though. But I feel like my finger fluctuates in terms of swelling throughout the day, because sometimes I feel like the ring maybe fits and other times I’m like nope, this is definitely way too tight. I wonder if the guy will let me exchange them. Except he doesn’t have a physical store and I don’t know what event he’ll be at next. What a fail. Maybe I’ll have to find someone who has a more slender finger than I do and bestow a lovely gift upon them. Or sell it because I paid good money for it. And also find someone who likes heavy earrings. Or just keep everything and suffer through the discomfort because beauty is pain.
I know it’s hot as hell today, but I didn’t feel like shaving so I’m wearing pants. Besides, I said I didn’t want to let the weather dictate my choice of clothing. If I’d read the news before I left the house this morning, I probably would’ve worn something rainbow coloured to celebrate marriage equality in the States. I got this top at a department store called Red Apple in Revelstoke. I went there with my family a couple years ago because my dad had a reunion with some of his high school buddies. I don’t think I could ever live in a small town. Shopping wise, I was like “This is it?”. Red Apple is kind of like a Winners or a Walmart, but smaller with not as much stuff. But I managed to pick up few nice things there, this top included. My mint green cardigan is from Jacob and my black pants are from Winners. My Swarovski necklace was a Christmas gift from my cousins. My bracelet is from Sears and my ring is from UBC. These earrings are new. I got them at Payless, along with some other BOGO jewellery over the weekend. I guess maybe I’ll shave tomorrow and start wearing dresses again. Maybe.