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 colourful dress at the Fiji Day festival at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby a few weeks ago. I wore it to the Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday because it’s so bright and colourful. My matching blue cardigan is from Ross Dress For Less in the States. My necklace is from UBC and my earrings are from Claire’s. My bracelet is from Sears and my ring is from the Blim Market festival downtown. I finally washed my hair this weekend and then straightened it myself. I will never be able to get it back to salon quality, but at least it still looks decent. I got a shellac manicure and pedicure at Beauty Lounge in Richmond yesterday with a Groupon I bought. This bright royal blue is my favourite colour. Hopefully it will last for a while.
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.
In keeping with the colourful dress theme, I decided to wear one of the dresses I bought at Italian Day on Commercial Drive a few weeks ago. I paired it with my blue cardigan from Ross Dress For Less in the States. My blue flower necklace is from UBC and my blue flip flop earrings are from Claire’s. I got my blue bracelet at Suzy Shier and I got my green ring at Greek Day on Broadway a couple weeks ago. I figured I would wear my short dresses while it’s still hot, since we’re expecting rain this weekend. Finally. But I’ll probably just continue to wear my short dresses even when it rains and the temperatures drop. Because I can.
It’s about time I wore my most colourful dress again. I got it in the States at Ross Dress For Less. I wore it with a more colourful sweater this time, the purple one that I got at Urban Behavior at Metrotown. Apparently there was a stabbing at Metrotown last week, outside Build-A-Bear. I’m glad I generally keep my distance from that mall. It’s actually a terrifying place sometimes. I bought this purple necklace at Car Free Day on Main Street a couple weeks ago. I like how it matches the purple ring I got at Greek Day on Broadway two Sundays ago. I also got my purple clothespin earrings at Greek Day. I guess you could say I’m wearing them ironically, since I don’t actually use clothespins and I hate doing laundry. Maybe they could serve as a reminder for me when I forget to do my laundry?
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.
So you can’t really tell from the photo, but this dress is long and almost goes down to my ankles. Well not quite, but it would if I were shorter. I don’t tend to wear a lot of long dresses, because I always find they look weird for some reason, but maybe that’s just because I’m not used to wearing them. I got this one from Ross Dress For Less in the States and this is my first time wearing it. I’ve decided I like long dresses now. I heard it was going to be cold and rainy today. It wasn’t this morning, but it is now. I didn’t want to wear pants, and I didn’t want to re-shave my legs, so this dress worked out well. You might not be able to see in the picture, but the dress has black and grey stripes across it. I wore grey in honour of the new Fifty Shades of Grey book that was released today. No, I’m kidding, I totally didn’t, it was just a coincidence. Why would I want to celebrate such a gross insult to literature? I heard that this new version is even worse than the original and I have no idea how that’s even possible. I tried to read the first book and couldn’t because I was just so shocked and disgusted by the horrible grammar and writing style. Anyway, since I knew it would get cooler today, I paired this dress with my purple jacket that I got at the Plenty warehouse sale and the Vancouver Convention Centre during Easter weekend this year. I love it for its unique zippers and pockets. My necklace is from Her Story Lockets and I got it when they had a booth at the PNE Marketplace last summer, and my lock earrings are from another booth that was also at the PNE during that time. And my ring, of course, is from UBC.
I wish the lighting was better so you could actually see the dress properly. And I wish I had a full length mirror. Oh well.
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.
Why not wear pink stripes? I think I got this sweater at one of those random stores at Lansdowne Centre years ago. It used to have a belt, but as I’ve previously mentioned, I’ve somehow manage to lose literally all of my belts. I got my black top at Ross Dress For Less in the States and my black pants at Marshalls. I don’t know why I decided to wear all black on a warm day. Throwback Thursday to when I worked at Jacob and was required to wear all black? I didn’t really need a scarf because it was warm enough, but I thought I may as well wear one while I still could, and the metallic one just made the outfit a bit more exciting, along with my Payless heart necklace, Claire’s earrings, Dollarama bracelet, and UBC ring.