Cold and rainy weather doesn’t have to mean pants. For me, it just mean a slightly longer dress. I got this dress at the Caribbean Days festival at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver a few weeks ago. I love blue and I love leopard print. They also had green, pink, and purple versions of this dress, but blue was the best. My denim jacket is from Old Navy. My bracelet is from Suzy Shier and my ring is from the Blim Market festival downtown. My necklace is from Payless and my earrings are from Claire’s. Maybe I will just continue to wear blue until my nail polish comes off.
I’m happy to report that there have been no wardrobe malfunctions today. Yet. Perhaps I can make it through the whole day without incident. I got this purple dress at the Fiji Day festival at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby a few weeks ago. It was at this point that my friend yelled at me for buying too many dresses. She later apologized and said she only yelled because she was hungry. But she’s right, I do have a lot of summer dresses now. But that’s pretty much all I wear right now. Most people have several pairs of jeans and several pairs of shorts. I don’t. I have my dresses.
I got this white sweater at Old Navy at Richmond Centre. I don’t wear white that often. I never really thought it looked that good on me, and it also tends to get dirty rather quickly. I got my necklace at the Blim Market festival downtown a few weeks ago. Wait, I lied when I said there had been no malfunctions today. As I was walking down the hall earlier, I kicked something on the floor. It was the pendant of my necklace that had somehow fallen off. Luckily, I was able to put it back on the chain. I may need to get some pliers to secure it and ensure it doesn’t fall off again.
I got my earrings at Claire’s and my iPhone case at Aldo, both downtown. I got my bracelet at Carnaval del Sol at Pacific Concord Place a few weeks ago. I don’t have any purple bracelets so I decided to go with white. My ring is from Boca Raton Designs at Greek Day. My nail polish is chipping at an alarming rate. I should’ve put on a top coat sooner. Does my hair look dirty to you? That’s because it is. And I like it that way.
This has been a week of pants. Because why not? I got this top from an Orb warehouse sale a few years ago. My green cardigan is from Ross Dress For Less and my black pants are from Old Navy. My green leaf necklace is from UBC and my green earrings are from Car Free Day on Main Street. My matching bracelet is from Dollarama and my green ring is from Greek Day on Broadway. And I totally left my ring in my office and forgot about it. I didn’t realize it until I was already at the bus stop, suddenly aware of my naked finger. That ring is my blingiest one, so now my weekend will be filled with less bling than it otherwise could have. I’ll have to make up for it in some other way.
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 don’t know where I got this light pink top from. I’m going to take a guess and say Urban Planet? The navy blue cardigan is from Bryan’s and the black pants are from Old Navy. I got my necklace from my favourite street vendor at Greek Day on Broadway and I got my earrings from another vendor at Car Free Day on Main Street. My bracelet is from Suzy Shier. My black ring is from my favourite street vendor who was also at Carnaval Del Sol. I thought I would give my ring finger a rest and accessorize my middle finger instead.
I got this light blue and orange floral top at Bryan’s at Lansdowne Centre. I haven’t shopped there in a while, but I used to buy stuff there all the time. My black pants are from Old Navy at Richmond Centre. My blue sweater and my blue bracelet are from the Sears that used to be at Richmond Centre. My blue flower necklace is from UBC and my green ring is from Greek Day. I’m still in search of a blue one.
I thought I would wear something red in my outfit today since tomorrow is Canada Day. I don’t know if you can tell but if you look closely you can see that my earrings are little Canada flags. I found them at Claire’s and thought they were cute. My red top is from Suzy Shier from several years ago. I just bought this skirt at Old Navy over the weekend. I think it may actually be the only skirt I have that fits me right now. Wearing dresses is so much easier. Less pieces of clothing to put together. My outfit doesn’t even really match right now but oh well. I was trying to find a sweater this morning and my mom looked outside and was like “Does it look like you need a sweater?”. But I explained that I like to wear one in the office because the temperature is good inside the building. I just grabbed this black Bryan’s cardigan before I left the house.
I unfortunately did not get a matching Canada flag necklace to go with my earrings, so I wore this key and rose Claire’s necklace instead. My bracelet is from Dollarama and my purple ring is from Boca Raton Designs at Greek Day. Yes, I’m still wearing it even though it’s too tight. I tried contacting the vendor, because I have his business card but I haven’t received a response. I don’t expect him to take it back, but it would be nice if he could let me exchange the second ring I bought, which seems to be even tighter than this one. Also I got my eyebrows done last week if anyone cares. Can you even tell or should I not have bothered?
It’s usually cold in the morning, but I thought it would get too hot later in the day for a jean jacket. But then I decided that I didn’t care because I really wanted to wear it. I love my denim jackets. I got this one from Old Navy. I usually like my denim in the darkest wash possible, but I like this one too. I shaved my legs a bit better this morning so I could wear a shorter dress. I made the mistake of shaving my underarms and then putting on deodorant. It burned. I won’t be making that mistake again. Except that I most likely, probably, definitely will. This black dress is from Stitches. I used to wear it a lot when I worked at Jacob Lingerie, because of our all black dress code. I had to wear a tank top under it today since I don’t quite fill it out enough. I think I made it work without one at Jacob Lingerie, since I invested in a lot of good pushup bras during my time there. And when you work at a lingerie store, plunging necklines aren’t a problem. This red necklace was a gift from my grandma. My bracelet is from Suzy Shier and my ring is from UBC. I don’t know if you can see my metal earrings, but one is the shape of a toothbrush, and the other is the shape of a tube of toothpaste. Because why not? I bought them at a Christmas craft fair at South Arm Community Centre last year. I wore them to my last dentist appointment because I could. That was a horrible appointment though, because I had to get a wisdom tooth removed, and I was awake, T3s don’t work for me so I had no painkillers, they had to cut away a lot of gums, and it was painful. I hate dentists. So I don’t know why I’d want a reminder of them in the form of jewellery. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
So for some reason I thought this dress was longer than it actually is. Since it is in fact, above the knee, I had to quickly (badly) shave my legs a bit this morning in order to make wearing a dress acceptable. I long for the day when hairy legs on women are no longer an issue. Will that day ever come? Or am I doomed to shave everyday for the rest of my life? On Friday, I had thought about wearing this dress, but decided on a different one. And it was a good decision too, since I found myself sitting beside a girl who was wearing this very dress on the way to work. I’m glad we managed to avoid a “who wore it better?” competition on the bus. I figured if that girl were on the bus again this morning, she wouldn’t be wearing the same outfit again so soon. And I hoped that no one else would either. I got the dress at H&M at Pacific Centre a couple months ago. The matching green sweater is from Old Navy at Richmond Centre. My necklace and ring are from UBC, my earrings are from a kiosk at Lansdowne Centre, and my bracelet is from Dollarama at Landosowne Centre. After seven days, I finally washed my hair on Saturday. As you can see, it is no longer straight. I’m fine with my natural waves, I just wish there wasn’t so much frizz.
Maybe the reason why I thought this dress was longer is because it was longer on that other woman who wore it. I should know by now that any dress is a short dress when I wear it.
Since Thursday was supposed to be warmer than Wednesday, I thought I would wear a dress again. This Old Navy dress is a little thicker than my other dresses so I thought I should wear it while the weather wasn’t too hot. This sweater is from H&M. It actually matches my nail polish. Or what’s left of my nail polish, anyway. My scarf is from an Orb warehouse sale, and my ring is from UBC. My necklace, bracelet, and earrings are from Claire’s. And I still hadn’t washed my hair yet because I wanted to keep it straight, or straight-ish for a little while longer. I ended up wearing sandals with this outfit, because my sister needed the one pair of flats I could find for her college graduation ceremony that day. It was also her birthday, so I let her have them. I have so many pairs of flats by I can’t seem to find any of them. My toes were kind of cold in sandals and my toenails were badly painted but oh well.