Oh my God, the smoke! On the radio this morning, they were saying how it’ll be sunny today, but you won’t be able to see it through all the smoke. It’s kind of cool in my office building so I’m still wearing sweaters inside. I got this dress at Car Free Day on Denman a few weeks ago. I thought it was a nice colour and nice design. I got this sweater at Ross Dress For Less in the States a few years ago. It’s not as thick as some of my other sweaters, so I thought it would be good for today. My necklace is from UBC and my bracelet is from Dollarama. My earrings are new, I got them at Car Free Day on Main Street a few weeks ago. I got my ring is from Boca Raton Designs at Greek Day on Broadway a week ago. I think it’ll fit a lot better in the winter when my fingers don’t swell so much from the heat.
I got this dress at H&M at Richmond Centre last week. It’s the same style as the one I have with the green leaves on it. I normally don’t like to buy things that are so similar, but this one was on sale for only $7, so I figure I couldn’t go wrong. It’s one of those dresses where it’s not my favourite, but it’s still nice. At first I thought it had pinecones on it, but now I think they’re actually pineapples. I paired it with my green Ross cardigan.
My black necklace is new. I got it at Greek Day on Broadway on Sunday. It was from the same vendor that I bought my purple necklace from. I got my green earrings from another vendor, also at Greek Day. They are little clothespins. I thought that was unique. My bracelet is from Dollarama. This green ring is from Boca Raton Designs, also at Greek Day. I was only going to buy the purple one, but the guy told me he’d give them to me for a bit less if I bought two. Yes, it’s tight, but I figure I’ll just wear them while I can, until one day my fingers swell and I’ll no longer be able to. But for now, I’m loving the bling. I’m also wearing new shoes today, but you can’t see them in this photo.
Why yes, this is a new dress. Thanks for noticing. I managed to drag my ass out of the house yesterday to go to Italian Day on Commercial Drive with my friend. I’m not the hugest fan of street festivals, mainly because I hate crowds, but I like to attend them occasionally and it was fun. Hot and crowded, but fun. I shaved my legs really quickly in the morning before leaving the house, but my electric razor died before I was done. But I figured it was okay that I didn’t fully shave, since that could be my way of celebrating Italian Day. Since people in European countries aren’t as obsessed with shaving as we are in North America. There were lots of booths and vendors selling various goods and food. Of course I would stop to look at the ones with dresses. I can’t remember which store this one was from, but they had a booth set up and some of the racks had dresses priced at 2 for $30. So this is one of the 2 I decided on. I didn’t try them on, so I wasn’t sure if they would fit properly, but I decided to risk it. It’s a little loose, but otherwise fits well. Better too big than too small, because I’m not going to try squish into a dress that doesn’t fit. My only regret is that I didn’t buy a Janet Jackson shirt that they had in the same booth, especially since she’s touring this summer and I could’ve worn it to her concert. But maybe I can go back and still find at some point. I really like this dress because it’s so bright and colourful. And it just so happened that my green Ross cardigan would match exactly the colour of green in the dress. It’s like it was meant to be. I wore it with my green and gold jewellery, necklace and ring from UBC, earrings from a Lansdowne kiosk, and bracelet from Dollarama. Yay for adding more colourful dresses to my wardrobe!
Some days you just don’t feel like wearing bright colours, so I decided to wear this navy blue Ross dress. Since I lack the boobs to fill it out, I wore this black Walrmart tank top underneath it. In keeping with darker colours, I wore it with my brown and gold Aritzia sweater. Actually, now that I’m looking at it, I think the sweater might actually be black, but the gold sparkles cause it to look brown? I figure I should wear a few dark coloured outfits before it gets too unbearably hot and I won’t be able to. I decided to wear silver jewellery to add some shine to this outfit, with my Payless heart necklace and earrings. And then my Suzy Shier bracelet and my UBC ring.
I really like blue when it comes to clothing. I got this dress at an Orb Warehouse sale and I think I got the cardigan from Ross. The scarf is actually my mom’s. My sister gave it to her for Christmas. She gave me one too, but it was red and black and didn’t match this particular outfit. I think she go it from Ardene, which has some fairly decent stuff if you look for it. I’m still not okay with buying actual clothes from there though. Except I have bought yoga stuff there before which wasn’t bad. I only have one long blue necklace but it’s not the right shade of blue for this outfit, so I opted for my silver, nickel free Payless heart.
Again, I am not a hundred percent sure of where I got this dress. But from what I think I may remember, it was from Urban Planet. I never wore a lot of green when I was growing up, but lately I’ve been adding a lot of it to my wardrobe and I like it. This sweater was from Ross. I think. Probably. And the scarf was from an Orb warehouse sale. I used to go to those a lot. I feel like there should be another one coming up soon. And I repeated the jewellery because why not?
As you can see, I’m all about the blue. I got this dress from the Ross Dress for Less store on the Vegas strip a couple years ago. I can’t quite remember where I got the black sweater, but I’m going to say Sears. And the blue scarf was from that kiosk in Metrotown. I tried looking up the name of it but to no avail. It may have had the word fashion in it? Or beauty? Or boutique? Or maybe none of those words. Who knows? I just know that it’s the same type of blue as this dress which is why I wore it that day.Do I really need to explain my fashion choices to you?
I must confess that I am not 100% sure of where I bought this dress, but I think it was from Ross. I have a lot of dresses with floral patterns, which I have a love/hate relationship with. Why? Because flowers attract bees and other insects. And regardless of what I’m wearing, I tend to attract them myself, so I definitely don’t need the added attraction that the flowers tend to bring. But they’re pretty, so I wear them anyway. I got the blue cardigan from the Plenty Warehouse Sale at the Vancouver Convention Centre a few weeks ago. It was on Easter weekend, the same weekend as Fan Expo Vancouver. So I was able to be nerdy, religious, and a shopaholic all at the same time. Best thing about this cardigan? The pockets. I got my blue earrings from Claire’s. I used to love wearing huge earrings, but lately I’ve settled for tiny ones, so as not to hurt or stretch my ear lobes. I repeated my scarf, necklace, and ring in this outfit, because they match, and because I can.
I decided to continue with some blue in my outfit on my fifth day of work. I don’t know if Casual Fridays are a thing, but I like to keep it classy. After trying on this sweater in like ten different colours at Sears, I decided to get the blue one since it was the brightest of the options (RIP Sears, why are all these stores closing on me?). Not to be outshined by the sweater, the blue sparkly scarf is one of a few sparkly scarves that I purchased at a kiosk in Metrotown (I was Christmas shopping at the time and not supposed to be buying stuff for myself, but who could resist a bright and shiny new scarf?). One of my former coworkers told me that I should get some fish earrings to wear with the scarf since it reminds her of the ocean. The blue belt actually came with the dress from Dynamite that I wore the day before, but since I neglected to wear the belt that day, I decided to give it a chance with this outfit instead. The blue flower necklace which so nicely matches the sweater and the scarf was one of the necklaces I bought at the UBC student union building from one of the vendors. I pretty much bought the most blinged out stuff he had as my reward to myself for getting a new job. Last but not least, I got this little black dress from Ross during one of my trips to the States (I feel like I’m due for another one soon…Road trip anyone?). Now I wish I’d bought the sweater in more colours like I did with the scarf. So I could repeat this outfit with all the colours of the rainbow.
On my second day of work, I wore a new grey dress I bought at Old Navy with my super cash I had from all the money I spent there before Christmas. My metallic scarf is from a kiosk at Metrotown. My zippered black sweater is from Ross. I got the heart necklace at a Christmas Craft fair at Steveston Community Centre in Richmond. I bought a second ring from the vendor at the UBC student union building because one ring is never enough, despite what Lord of the Rings may have you believe.