Seventy-third day of work selfie

It’s about time I wore my most colourful dress again.  I got it in the States at Ross Dress For Less.  I wore it with a more colourful sweater this time, the purple one that I got at Urban Behavior at Metrotown.  Apparently there was a stabbing at Metrotown last week, outside Build-A-Bear.  I’m glad I generally keep my distance from that mall.  It’s actually a terrifying place sometimes.  I bought this purple necklace at Car Free Day on Main Street a couple weeks ago.  I like how it matches the purple ring I got at Greek Day on Broadway two Sundays ago.  I also got my purple clothespin earrings at Greek Day.  I guess you could say I’m wearing them ironically, since I don’t actually use clothespins and I hate doing laundry.  Maybe they could serve as a reminder for me when I forget to do my laundry? 

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Fifty-seventh day of work selfie

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.

Fifty-second day of work selfie

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.

Forty-sixth day of work selfie

Why not wear pink stripes?  I think I got this sweater at one of those random stores at Lansdowne Centre years ago.  It used to have a belt, but as I’ve previously mentioned, I’ve somehow manage to lose literally all of my belts.  I got my black top at Ross Dress For Less in the States and my black pants at Marshalls.  I don’t know why I decided to wear all black on a warm day.  Throwback Thursday to when I worked at Jacob and was required to wear all black?  I didn’t really need a scarf because it was warm enough, but I thought I may as well wear one while I still could, and the metallic one just made the outfit a bit more exciting, along with my Payless heart necklace, Claire’s earrings, Dollarama bracelet, and UBC ring.

Forty-second day of work selfie

Yes, I own two of the same blazer in different colours.  After finding that green Vero Moda blazer at Winners, I discovered that The Bay had it in red.  Red is just so bold and bright and wanted to add more of it to my wardrobe.  But that mint green blazer was such a lovely colour too.  I debated briefly and then decided to purchase the red one as well.  One can never have too many Vero Moda blazers.  I just feel ready to take on the world when I wear it.  I got this black top from H&M.  I think it was at the one at West Edmonton Mall actually.  I’ve only been there once.  I was there for my brother’s and sister’s youth bowling tournament when they made it to the Nationals.  My dad was a coach and so they needed another adult to stay with them while he went to meetings.  So I got to spend 3 days standing in a bowling alley.  But on the first day, we had free time to briefly visit the mall.  I remember I almost bought this top in green, but I’m glad I decided on the black.  I remember there was no PST because it was Alberta so I was pleasantly surprised.  My video game heart necklace is from Fan Expo Expo Vancouver and my red earrings are from a kiosk at Lansdowne Centre.

Nineteenth day of work selfie

I met my friend for brunch at the Elbow Room a few weekends ago and had time to kill downtown after we parted ways.  Naturally, I decided to go shopping at Pacific Centre.  I realize that it’s not that much of a novelty shopping at H&M downtown anymore, since we now have our own location at Richmond Centre.  But the Richmond one doesn’t have two floors and three sets of fitting rooms.  And I’m just not completely used to it yet.  So I went and bought this dress at the H&M at Pacific Centre.  I ended up coincidentally wearing it on 4/20, realizing after the fact that some of the green leaves on it kind of resemble marijuana leaves.  I didn’t partake in 4/20, but this outfit may have ended up smelling like I did, since I happened to go out for dinner downtown that day.  This light green cardigan is one of my favourite non-bra items that I bought while working at Jacob Lingerie.  I love buying clothes at lingerie stores because they totally work for everyday wear and no one would know the difference.  I remember my manager asking me if I was sure I wanted it and I was.  I’m glad I did because it’s perfect for hot days when you just need something light.  Plus it has pockets!  I couldn’t find a green scarf that day, so I settled on this black Orb one instead.  Pretty much every time I wear green, I ended up including this leaf necklace in my outfit, because it’s fabulous.

Aren’t you just green with envy?

Eighteenth day of work selfie

This blue dress was the first thing I ever bought at Aritzia.  I never shop there, but I was at the mall several years ago with a couple of my friends who loved the store.  They both owned this style of dress in other colours.  I think a lot of people did at the time.  It was expensive for my price range, but this blue one happened to be on sale.  It was only like $10 off, but that was better than nothing.  I think it was $55 on sale for $45, or something like that.  I’m really glad I bought it because I’ve gotten so much use out of it over the years, and it’s my main go to casual dress when I have nothing to wear.  I got this purple sweater and the new H&M at Richmond Centre, when I decided to finally venture in there and actually try something on.  I remember trying to take a selfie in the fitting room, but I couldn’t because my phone was so full that there was no storage left even to take just one photo.  I really liked the colour, but I wasn’t a fan of the sleeves looking like they’re ripped at the cuffs.  Is that a new trend?  But I was willing to overlook it, because one can never have too many sweaters.  I got this scarf at one of the vendors in the UBC student union building a while ago.  I feel like I will never not buy scarves at UBC as long as I’m there.