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 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 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.
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 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?
No, your eyes do not deceive you, I am indeed wearing pants. I heard it would be cloudy and overcast today so I thought I would take a bit of a break from the dresses. As much as I would love to live the rest of my life without having to wear pants, it’s just not that feasible. At least I got the opportunity to wear this shiny leopard print top from Ross Dress For Less. Yay, my outfit matches my Winners iPhone case. I should probably switch up my phone case at some point, I’ve had this one on there for a while now. But it’s just so sturdy and well fitted, not like other cases that can be flimsy and nondurable. I love my phone, and when you love something, you want to protect it. Since my top is shiny, I paired it with my shiny Aritzia sweater. I just got these pants from Winners. They’re not full length pants, because I refuse to wear full length pants in the summer. Apparently I’m a size large when it comes to pants at Winners. My leopard print heart necklace is from Payless, my earrings are from Claire’s, and my ring is from UBC. I got my shiny bracelet at Car Free Day on Main Street on Sunday. Shiny outfits don’t just have to be for special occasions. Sometimes you just want to add a little sparkle on a typical Wednesday work day.
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.
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.