Why yes, this is a new dress. Thanks for noticing. I managed to drag my ass out of the house yesterday to go to Italian Day on Commercial Drive with my friend. I’m not the hugest fan of street festivals, mainly because I hate crowds, but I like to attend them occasionally and it was fun. Hot and crowded, but fun. I shaved my legs really quickly in the morning before leaving the house, but my electric razor died before I was done. But I figured it was okay that I didn’t fully shave, since that could be my way of celebrating Italian Day. Since people in European countries aren’t as obsessed with shaving as we are in North America. There were lots of booths and vendors selling various goods and food. Of course I would stop to look at the ones with dresses. I can’t remember which store this one was from, but they had a booth set up and some of the racks had dresses priced at 2 for $30. So this is one of the 2 I decided on. I didn’t try them on, so I wasn’t sure if they would fit properly, but I decided to risk it. It’s a little loose, but otherwise fits well. Better too big than too small, because I’m not going to try squish into a dress that doesn’t fit. My only regret is that I didn’t buy a Janet Jackson shirt that they had in the same booth, especially since she’s touring this summer and I could’ve worn it to her concert. But maybe I can go back and still find at some point. I really like this dress because it’s so bright and colourful. And it just so happened that my green Ross cardigan would match exactly the colour of green in the dress. It’s like it was meant to be. I wore it with my green and gold jewellery, necklace and ring from UBC, earrings from a Lansdowne kiosk, and bracelet from Dollarama. Yay for adding more colourful dresses to my wardrobe!
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.
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.
Since Wednesday was supposed to be another cold and possibly rainy day, I reluctantly decided to wear pants, despite the fact that I had shaved my legs just a few days earlier. These black pants are from Target and are a bit lighter than my Marshalls ones. I got this top at Sears at Richmond Centre not too long before they closed. My dad put it on his Sears card so it would be cheaper. Thanks Dad! Since the weather was cooler, I decided on my red Vero Moda blazer from The Bay. This worked well, since these pants lack pockets, but this blazer has quite spacious ones. My black scarf is from an Orb warehouse sale, my red video game heart necklace is from Fan Expo Vancouver, my red earrings are from a kiosk at Lansdowne Centre, my ring is from UBC, and my bracelet is from Dollarama. It had also been five days since I’d washed my hair, and I didn’t plan on doing so anytime soon. Whenever I happen to take the time to straighten my hair, I like to wait as long as I possibly can in order to prolong the effects.
When I came home from work that day, my sister asked me if I’ve been wearing more suits lately. I told her I don’t wear suits. I guess she meant blazers. Which I guess I have been wearing more often. Apparently she’s noticed. I’ve had this black blazer from Bryan’s for a while now but had yet to wear it. It’s kind of looser fitting than my other blazers, but I like it. I like being able to look professional without looking super feminine sometimes. I got this red shirt at Dynamite a while ago and this was my first time wearing it as well. It was a little wrinkled, but you can’t tell because I covered it up. My red scarf is from a kiosk in Metrotown, and my red heart necklace, which is unfortunately blocked by my scarf, is from Carleton Cards and has my birthstone. I like buying jewellery from places you wouldn’t expect.
Yes, I finally wore an outfit that matched my Winners cell phone case! I love leopard print. Some people find it weird that I have so many articles of clothing in leopard print but I don’t care. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it and I think it looks good. I got this sweater from H&M. They had it in a bunch of solid colours as well, but obviously this one was the best. The matching scarf is from that Metrotown scarf kiosk. Yes, they had other options besides sparkly. And the necklace is from Payless. Because every shoe store should have a good selection of nickel free jewellery. I wore this blue Dynamite dress during my first week of work, but it’s one of my favourites, so why not wear it again? I think blue pairs nicely with leopard print. These earrings are from Claire’s. I hadn’t worn them in a while but they seemed to go with this outfit. Leopard print forever!
This white top is so old that I bought it at Mariposa. Does that store even exist anymore? That used to be one of my go to stores when I was a lot younger because it was cheap. Like, my dress for my graduation from elementary school was purchased from there. And then I continued shopping there in high school. I’m just surprised this top is still white after all these years. I repeated this blue Sears sweater because I only have so many sweaters. I think this scarf was from another Orb warehouse sale. Speaking of which, there was one this weekend in Delta. But no, I didn’t go. I own too much from there already. Marshalls pants because they’re the only ones that really fit. Blue sparkly jewellery just goes best with this sweater. Necklace and ring from UBC, earrings probably from a kiosk, bracelet from the dollar store.
I got this floral pattered dress from Costa Blanca, when we still had one at Richmond Centre. I used to only wear it for special occasions, like Easter Mass, or my brother’s high school graduation, but it’s casual enough for everyday wear. It’s one of those dresses where it’s like slightly too short to wear without leggings. I had become so used to wearing darker colours in previous jobs and I like being able to wear something colourful. I got this purple sweater from Urban Behavior at Metrotown. I like how my blue flower necklace kind of blends into a lot of my outfits. The purple scarf is from Suzy Shier. I’m not sure where exactly I got the earrings from. But I like them and I tend to wear a lot of small, light, dangly earrings. I think they were either from this random place in the States that sells hair products, or from a kiosk at Lansdowne. Or from somewhere else entirely. All that matters is they look good and complement many of my outfits.
I got this red dress from Forever 21 at Metrotown a few years ago. I remember I was shopping with my friend at the time and when I asked what she thought of it, she said she didn’t like it. But I liked it, so I bought it anyway. I think I got the black sweater from Sirens, possibly when there was still a location at Richmond Centre. I remember getting crappy service there, but I liked the stuff they sold. The shiny red scarf is yet another from the kiosk at Metrotown. They had a deal where the more you buy, the more you save, so of course I bought more. I think the red earrings were from a kiosk in Lansdowne. I remember I bought a necklace to match, but one day I wore it and then when I got home, the pendant was gone and I was left with just the chain. So upsetting.
On the twelfth day of work selfies… I must confess I actually don’t know where I bought this outfit from. I mean I remember buying these things but I don’t know from which store. Just that this scarf is from Avon, the belt is from Dynamite, the necklace is from UBC, and the earrings are from a kiosk in Lansdowne Centre. You don’t always need to know where something came from in order to appreciate it.