It was kind of chilly this morning, so I kind of wished I’d worn a blazer instead of just grabbing a random sweater. But the weather is actually really nice right now so I have no regrets about my decision. I decided to repeat another black dress with flowers on it, this time from Suzy Shier. You can never have too many black dresses with flowers on them. I paired it with my purple H&M sweater, which I’ve been making good use of since purchasing it a couple months ago. I like that it’s the same type of purple as the purple flowers on my dress. Next time I wear this dress, I will pick a different flower colour and choose a sweater accordingly. My beaded necklace, zipper earrings, and flower bracelet are all from Claire’s and my ring is from The UBC student union building. I wonder if there are any jewellery vendors in the new student building right now. I’ve yet to enter the new building, partly because I don’t feel like walking over there, and partly because I’m annoyed that it’s so nice and spacious and I totally could have used a building like that when I was a student, but have no need for it anymore. I already work in a nice building, so I don’t really need to go all the way over there just to be in another nice building. I think I’ll wait until I hear about any jewellery vendors being in there, and then I’ll maybe drop in and have a look.
Its annoying how almost all of my dresses are too short to wear without leggings. This one is just long enough. You know how some places make pants in a long or tall size? Can they make dresses like that as well? I remember one time in high school, my friend let me borrow her short skirt, but on me it was more like a mini skirt. I remember saying that a long skirt for her would be a short skirt for me, a short skirt for her would be a mini skirt for me, and a mini skirt for her would basically be a belt for me.
I asked my mom if this dress was too short when I was leaving the house and she was like “Just be careful when you’re sitting down, especially on the bus.” I told her I probably wouldn’t get a seat anyway, so it would be fine. The worst thing about wearing a short dress is having your legs directly against the gross bus seats when you sit down. My friend told me to do the finger length test and put my arms by my side, and if the dress was past my fingers, then it was fine. Is that an actual thing that people do? Apparently they used to make employees do that when I worked at Jacob. I don’t remember though, I guess I mostly wore pants there.
I got this purple dress from Urban Behavior at Metrotown (It always bothers me to write “Behavior” without a “u” in it). I got the tank top underneath it from Jacob, when I worked at the Richmond Centre location before they went out of business. The dress is really thin and would possibly be a bit see-through without it. In which case, the length would no longer matter. I got the floral jacket from Suzy Shier at Capilano mall. My mom asked me if it was new. It’s not, but this is only the second time I’ve worn it. The necklace and bracelet are both from Claires, the ring is from UBC, and the music note earrings are from a booth outside the PNE Marketplace. My continually chipping nail polish matches my outfit again. I really like that colour. But apparently not enough to maintain a proper manicure.
I got this blue top from Suzy Shier. I also have it in black, but they were like $5 each, so why would I not buy more than one? I think it was at Richmond Centre before they closed so maybe that’s why it was so cheap. My purple sweater is from Urban Behavior in Metrotown. Blue and purple are two of my favourite colours and I love pairing them together. My jewellery includes my Swarovski necklace, Claire’s earrings, UBC ring, and Dollarama bracelet. It’s getting warmer so I may not be wearing these Marshalls pants for much longer.
I got this floral jacket from Suzy Shier at Capilano Mall. It kind of made me think of like an older lady jacket at the time for some reason but I still liked it. They also had this style in leopard print, but since I already own so much leopard print, I opted for this colourful one instead. I think this was my first time wearing it. I used to not like pairing green and purple together because it made me think of Barney. But who’s to say Barney’s colour scheme wasn’t fabulous? Also, is that show even still around? Do kids today even know about Barney? Anyway, I love the purples in this garden looking floral jacket. I got this green top from Jacob at Richmond Centre while I worked there. I remember one time I wore it and my manager thought I wasn’t following the dress code because she didn’t realize that it was a top that we currently sold. It’s simple, but I love this shade of green. I got the matching scarf from one of the scarf vendors in the UBC Sub. The ends are kind of unravelling a bit at this point and it doesn’t provide that much warmth, but it can still make a fashion statement. And of course I’m wearing all my favourite green and gold jewellery.
On my third day of work, I dressed in mostly purple. I got the dress from Plenty (one of the first things I ever bought there I think) and the tank from Jacob (RIP Jacob, my last mall job. I remember at one point there were four different Jacob stores in Richmond Centre. Now there are none. I’m glad they waited years after I left before filing for bankruptcy). The sweater is one of the few items I own from Aritzia (I pretty much only enter that store when dragged in by a friend and then proceed to find the best possible sale item). I liked the sweater because of the glitter and the pockets. If I had my way, every sweater would have pockets. The scarf is from Avon (which I regrettably started selling last year if anyone’s interested) and the jewellery is from Claire’s (my first ever mall job).
So much shopping and work history in just one outfit.
It’s my mom’s birthday today. So I thought I should acknowledge that in a blog post. I know she won’t read it since she hardly ever uses the computer, but that doesn’t matter. It’ll be like acknowledging her birthday in secret. Except not because a bunch of other people will read it. But whatever. I’ve started the post already so it’s going to exist.
I would like to say that my mom is my role model. But I don’t want five kids. Yeah, she had five. I’m the oldest. And that’s pretty much what put me off of having any. I remember her saying she had me first so I could be a built in babysitter. How nice of her.
So the desire to have many children is not something that I share with my mother. But we do share other things. I think I got my love for writing from her. I don’t think I’m as good a writer as she is. But I’m obnoxious enough to write publicly as opposed to privately. She’s written several things that she hasn’t done anything with. She told me that in her will she would leave me all her writings for me to do something with. What the hell she expects me to do with them, I have no idea. But maybe I could always start a new blog called “Stuff my mom wrote”. It would probably be a whole lot more interesting than this one.
Happy birthday mom! Thanks for all your love and support and words of wisdom!