This wasn’t what I was originally going to wear today, but I had some unforeseen issues with my initial outfit and this was the next best option. I think I got this dress at Winners. I hate birds, but I love the bright colours on this dress. I got the black sweater at Sears. I have a lot of black sweaters but this is the only one I could find this morning. My pink flip-flop necklace is from a jewellery vendor at the UBC student union building. It was this necklace that initially drew my attention to that tables, where I then ended up buying three other necklaces and two rings, including the black one I’m wearing here. I don’t know if you can tell, but my little green earrings from Claire’s are also in the shape of flip-flops. I got my pink bracelet from a Christmas craft fair at Steveston Community Centre in Richmond. They threw in the bracelet for free because I’d purchased a few of their necklaces, so this was a nice added bonus.
So I wore a dress with no leggings on Tuesday, not realizing how cold it actually was. What a fail. If there was ever a day when I should have worn pants, that was probably it. But my leg hair was growing back fast, and I wanted to go bare legged while I still could without having to shave again. I’m stubborn that way. I don’t dress based on the weather. I dress based on whether or not I’ve shaved, and based on what clean clothes I can find that sort of match. I knew it might be cold and rainy that day, but I didn’t care.
This dress is slightly longer than my other dresses, so somehow I thought that would make it more weather appropriate. I got it at an Orb warehouse sale at the River Rock Casino. I feel like I should be wearing a cowboy hat or something, just because I’m wearing denim. When I was in high school, at an all girls school, they had an idea one year that they would make Valentine’s Day fun by making it a “couples day”, where you could find a partner and dress as some sort of famous couple. My friend and I did Brokeback Mountain. I was Heath Ledger. And I was amazing. But we unfortunately didn’t win a prize for our awesome efforts. Probably because it was also a Catholic school and they weren’t ready to accept our same sex love story.
Anyway, I love jean jackets. I got this one at Old Navy on Robson Street downtown when I had leftover super cash to spend. I didn’t want to wear an actual rain jacket or anything even though it was cold, because it’s June and I’ve set aside the boots and the jackets. But this jean jacket seemed acceptable. It looks as though I haven’t quite set aside the scarves just as yet. At least not for cold days. I got this one from a vendor at the UBC Sub. I got the red necklace as a Christmas gift from my grandma. The Supernatural wing earrings are from Fan Expo Vancouver, my ring is from UBC, and my bracelet is from Suzy Shier. I thought about touching up my nails, but I think they’re too far gone now so I’ll just let them keep chipping away until there’s nothing left to see.
Of course I had to wear my grey Vero Moda blazer from London Drugs again. The only thing I don’t like about this blazer is that the pockets are fake. I love pockets because I always have random stuff with me and they always come in handy, so fake pockets are kind of like a slap in the face. But it’s okay. They are forgiven, because this blazer is otherwise just so fabulous. I feel like this grey goes well with navy, so I paired it with this navy top that I got at La Vie En Rose. I suppose it’s technically meant as a pajama top or loungewear or whatever, but I felt like it was too nice to have its use be limited to just in the house. I wanted a really light scarf for that day so I chose my rainbow looking one from the UBC Sub. And I decided to wear my Swarovski necklace again with my Payless earrings, UBC Sub ring, and Suzy Shier bracelet. And Marshalls pants.I’m going to miss wearing blazers when the weather gets too hot.
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.
I got this colourful dress at Winners a couple years ago. I bought it in the summer specifically to wear at the Vancouver Pride Parade because of all the colours. The navy blue sweater I’m wearing with it was purchased at Old Navy, solely because I had super cash left that I needed to spend. They always get me with the super cash. I got the blue scarf from Suzy Shier as a gift for my mom a few years ago, but we end up sharing things like scarves and shoes because we can. My blue flower necklace was from the UBC sub and it kind of blends in with the colous of my dress.