I got this long dress at Ross Dress For Less in the States a few years ago but I never really wore it. I’m just not used to long dresses, but I’m beginning to like them more now. My black cardigan is from Sirens. My pink flip flop necklace is from UBC and my pink flip flop earrings are from Claire’s. My bracelet is from a Christmas craft fair at Steveston Community Centre in Richmond and my ring is from the Greek Day street festival on West Broadway. My nails still match this outfit because there is a little bit of blue in my dress.
I got this dress at H&M. I may or may not have bought it specifically for Canada Day because it’s red and white. I wore it on the first day of the month, so why not wear it again on the last day of the month? I got my black sweater from Suzy Shier. My necklace is from Fan Expo and my earrings are from Claire’s. My bracelet is from Sears and my ring is from UBC. I tried touching up my nails with glitter polish but they’re still pretty chipped. I restraightened my hair again, but it keeps unintentionally flipping out at the bottom.
I’m wearing makeup today because it’s my birthday. Or at least I was. Let me tell you how I failed today. I bought this new fiber lash mascara on Car Free Day and decided to try it out this morning. But I screwed that up and ended up having a huge amount of fibers just getting in my eyes. All morning it was irritating me and then I looked in the mirror and noticed my eye was red. It was early afternoon and I had no makeup remover with me, so I had to attempt to remove all my eye makeup with a paper towel and water. And of course I was wearing a lot of it. I’m pretty sure there are still some fibers stuck in my eyes and now there are darker circles under my eyes and it probably looks like I’ve been crying. So my review of fiber lash mascara, is don’t do it, especially if you’re prone to screwing things up. At least with my eye being red, it matches my dress?
I had some wardrobe malfunctions this morning right before I left the house. It’s a good thing it didn’t happen after I’d already left. But I didn’t have time to change my outfit. Nor did I want to. I got this dress from a vendor at the Caribbean Days Festival at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver on the weekend. The guy actually had a small fitting room, so I didn’t have to try on dresses over my clothes like I normally do at street festivals. This was one of the three dresses I bought, and I think the nicest of them. I really like the blues and the greens and the different lengths at the bottom of the dress.
But this morning, the left strap broke completely off. I have no idea how it tore in two places, but somehow it did. All I had at my disposal was a large safety pin and a small bobby pin. I somehow managed to reattach the strap and secure it in place with these two items. I’m resourceful, like Macgyver. I obviously did a bad job of it, because you can still see the bobby pin and the safety pin. But I mean it’s just for now, so that I could wear the dress today. Eventually I will have to attempt to sew the strap back on. Or get someone else with better sewing skills to do it for me.
For now, you can’t tell anything is wrong because I’ve covered it with my green Jacob cardigan. I got one of my bracelets at Sears and the other one at Suzy Shier. My green ring is from Greek Day on Broadway and my blue ring is from the Blim Market Festival on Granville. My necklace is from Payless and my earrings are from Greek Day. My hair is definitely becoming less and less straight, but I’d like to think it still looks good. I tried to touch up my nails again so that they can look good while matching my outfit. I’m wearing makeup because it’s my birthday week and I can.
My pineapple dress is from H&M and my grey sweater is from Jacob. My necklace is from UBC and my bracelet is from Dollarama. My ring is from Boca Raton Designs at Greek Day and my #SELFIE iPhone case is from Aldo. I got these earrings at Claire’s. They have cats on them. Because why not? I’m not a cat lady. I’ve never even owned a pet. But if I were to ever own one in the future, it would most likely be a cat. I haven’t washed my hair since I got it cut on Saturday. And I don’t plan on doing so anytime soon. I’m still trying to figure out the longest amount of time I can possibly go without washing it. I also painted my nails. Badly. They’ll most likely be chipped by tomorrow. But my hair looks good, so nothing else matters, right?
I’m not dressed very summery today. But screw the weather, I’ll wear what I want. Besides, temperatures are supposed to soar this weekend, so I’ll save the summery dresses for that. I got this top at an Orb warehouse sale. The red sweater is from Sears and the pants are from Winners. My Nintendo heart necklace is from Fan Expo Vancouver, my bracelet is from Dollarama, and my ring is from UBC. My earrings are new, I got them from a vendor at Car Free Day on Main Street on Sunday. The same vendor I got the blue earrings from, who called me back to his booth to offer me a free third pair of earrings if I bought the first two. I touched up my nail polish with a clear coat of polish. Do they look shinier now? I realized I should have painted them red since Canada Day is coming up next week. I don’t want to remove the polish and repaint them since they actually look decent. But it’s okay, I have plenty of red jewellery and clothing to make up for it.
Another blue dress from a street festival. I got this one at Italian Day on Commercial Drive a couple weekends ago, along with the green dress that I wore last week. The styles are similar, but different enough that I was fine with getting both. I really like this colour blue and the designs that are on this dress. It would’ve matched really well with the sweater I wore yesterday, but I didn’t want to wear the same sweater two days in a row if I could help it. Instead, I paired it with this brown cardigan that I got from Bryan’s at Lansdowne Centre, since there is also brown in the dress. My necklace is from Her Story Lockets and I got it at the PNE last year. I actually ran into the girl who runs that business during Car Free Day on Denman Street and she remembered me because I was such a loyal customer. My earrings are new, I got them at Car Free Day on Main Street on Sunday. My ring is from UBC and my bracelet is from Sears. And my nails are still looking good because I touched the up a little bit. I may end up wearing even more blue outfits this week, because it’s my favourite colour, but also because I want my clothes to match my nails. I guess purple would work too because they’re kind of purplish. Or you know, I’ll just wear a different colour entirely. Because really, who cares?
So I wore a dress with no leggings on Tuesday, not realizing how cold it actually was. What a fail. If there was ever a day when I should have worn pants, that was probably it. But my leg hair was growing back fast, and I wanted to go bare legged while I still could without having to shave again. I’m stubborn that way. I don’t dress based on the weather. I dress based on whether or not I’ve shaved, and based on what clean clothes I can find that sort of match. I knew it might be cold and rainy that day, but I didn’t care.
This dress is slightly longer than my other dresses, so somehow I thought that would make it more weather appropriate. I got it at an Orb warehouse sale at the River Rock Casino. I feel like I should be wearing a cowboy hat or something, just because I’m wearing denim. When I was in high school, at an all girls school, they had an idea one year that they would make Valentine’s Day fun by making it a “couples day”, where you could find a partner and dress as some sort of famous couple. My friend and I did Brokeback Mountain. I was Heath Ledger. And I was amazing. But we unfortunately didn’t win a prize for our awesome efforts. Probably because it was also a Catholic school and they weren’t ready to accept our same sex love story.
Anyway, I love jean jackets. I got this one at Old Navy on Robson Street downtown when I had leftover super cash to spend. I didn’t want to wear an actual rain jacket or anything even though it was cold, because it’s June and I’ve set aside the boots and the jackets. But this jean jacket seemed acceptable. It looks as though I haven’t quite set aside the scarves just as yet. At least not for cold days. I got this one from a vendor at the UBC Sub. I got the red necklace as a Christmas gift from my grandma. The Supernatural wing earrings are from Fan Expo Vancouver, my ring is from UBC, and my bracelet is from Suzy Shier. I thought about touching up my nails, but I think they’re too far gone now so I’ll just let them keep chipping away until there’s nothing left to see.