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.
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.
So I finally shaved my legs. After, well, let’s just say a while. I went out for a friend’s birthday on Saturday and the weather was nice over the weekend, so I figured it was finally time. It’s always such an ordeal. I got this Remington electric razor from Walmart because I go through so many disposable ones and always manage to cut myself. Unfortunately it turned out not to be that great. I feel like maybe I should’ve gotten waxed instead because I waited so long but oh well. Throughout my teen years, I tried literally every hair removal product you can imagine, and it turns out I’m allergic to all of them. Nair, Neet, Veet, you name it. My skin has such a bad reaction that it ends up looking worse than if I’d just left the hair on it. I’ve considered laser hair removal, but it’s crazy expensive, and I’ve also been told that it can cause discolouration because my skin is darker. As for waxing, for the amount of wax that I would need for my legs, it’s just not cost effective. So yeah. Razors.
Of course, it turns out, now that my legs were finally hair-free (or somewhat, I missed a few spots, and it’s growing back already), the weather would be cold and rainy. But that won’t stop me from wearing dressing and exposing my legs because I can. When I went to work on Monday, my dad was like “Isn’t it too cold for your outfit?” but I didn’t care. I got this dress at Ross Dress for Less in the States and this red sweater from Sears at Richmond Centre before it closed down. My necklace and ring are from UBC, my earrings are from Claire’s, and my bracelet is from Dollarama. I also painted my nails (badly) on the weekend, but alas, they are already chipping. I also straightened my hair on the weekend for the first time in a while. I used that as my excuse for not going to yoga on Sunday, because I didn’t want to have to wash my hair after and ruin the straightness. Even though it’s no longer as straight now as it was on Saturday, it’s still better than the natural frizz that’s usually present.
I got this patterned top and this black sweater at Ross Dress For Less in the States. I remember there were other colours of the sweater that I contemplated before deciding on the black one. The white one was nice, but I knew I’d get it dirty. I already had other black sweaters, but this one was special because of the little diamonds along the zipper. I like how they match the ones on my necklace. I love adding a little bit of sparkle to a darker outfit. I think my hair may have still been wet in this picture. Who has time to dry their hair in the morning? I’d rather spend that time putting together an outfit.
This outfit is kind of dull, but not every day has to be super fancy. You may have also noticed my lack of makeup for several weeks. That’s a combination of lack of time and lack of caring and also the fact that I don’t really find it necessary everyday. Once in a while, I may feel like it, but the majority of the time I’m perfectly fine without it. The best thing about this is at the end of the day, not having to remove it. You wouldn’t believe how much relief it is to not have to spend time trying to properly remove your makeup before you go to bed.
This top is from an Orb warehouse sale. The random ruffles across it elevate it out of it’s otherwise plain status. The grey sweater is from Jacob. It originally came with a belt, but who knows what happened to that? I’ll probably keep wearing these black Marshalls pants until I shave my legs and go back to wearing dresses. But who knows when that will finally happen? Your guess is as good as mine. I will keep wearing my UBC Sub jewellery until it breaks.
Along with lack of makeup, you may have also noticed my lack of doing anything with my hair. What am I supposed to do with it? My hair just doesn’t naturally shape well and is always super frizzy. I usually don’t have time or just don’t remember to attempt to add product to smooth it out. My method of doing my hair involves tying it back in a messy ponytail and hoping for the best. Then later, removing the hair tie and seeing how it looks down. And if it’s not acceptable, putting it back in a ponytail. The frizziness of my hair seems to be immune to hair products. Oh well.