This dress isn’t new, I just haven’t worn it in a while. I got it at Suzy Shier a few years ago. Pink and orange have never really been colours I wear a lot of, although I have been wearing more pink this summer. I don’t own very many orange clothes. But I like this dress. My navy blue cardigan is from La Vie En Rose. I don’t have any orange sweaters, and I felt if I wore my pink one it would just be too bright of an outfit. My pink flip flop necklace is from UBC and my pink flip flop earrings are from Claire’s. I really like these pieces of jewellery because they showcase my love for shoes without me having to actually buy a new pair of shoes. My pink bracelet is from a Christmas craft fair at Steveston Community centre in Richmond last year and my orange ring is from the Greek Day street festival on West Broadway in June.
Cold and rainy weather doesn’t have to mean pants. For me, it just mean a slightly longer dress. I got this dress at the Caribbean Days festival at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver a few weeks ago. I love blue and I love leopard print. They also had green, pink, and purple versions of this dress, but blue was the best. My denim jacket is from Old Navy. My bracelet is from Suzy Shier and my ring is from the Blim Market festival downtown. My necklace is from Payless and my earrings are from Claire’s. Maybe I will just continue to wear blue until my nail polish comes off.
I got this dress at H&M. I may or may not have bought it specifically for Canada Day because it’s red and white. I wore it on the first day of the month, so why not wear it again on the last day of the month? I got my black sweater from Suzy Shier. My necklace is from Fan Expo and my earrings are from Claire’s. My bracelet is from Sears and my ring is from UBC. I tried touching up my nails with glitter polish but they’re still pretty chipped. I restraightened my hair again, but it keeps unintentionally flipping out at the bottom.
I’m wearing makeup today because it’s my birthday. Or at least I was. Let me tell you how I failed today. I bought this new fiber lash mascara on Car Free Day and decided to try it out this morning. But I screwed that up and ended up having a huge amount of fibers just getting in my eyes. All morning it was irritating me and then I looked in the mirror and noticed my eye was red. It was early afternoon and I had no makeup remover with me, so I had to attempt to remove all my eye makeup with a paper towel and water. And of course I was wearing a lot of it. I’m pretty sure there are still some fibers stuck in my eyes and now there are darker circles under my eyes and it probably looks like I’ve been crying. So my review of fiber lash mascara, is don’t do it, especially if you’re prone to screwing things up. At least with my eye being red, it matches my dress?
I had some wardrobe malfunctions this morning right before I left the house. It’s a good thing it didn’t happen after I’d already left. But I didn’t have time to change my outfit. Nor did I want to. I got this dress from a vendor at the Caribbean Days Festival at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver on the weekend. The guy actually had a small fitting room, so I didn’t have to try on dresses over my clothes like I normally do at street festivals. This was one of the three dresses I bought, and I think the nicest of them. I really like the blues and the greens and the different lengths at the bottom of the dress.
But this morning, the left strap broke completely off. I have no idea how it tore in two places, but somehow it did. All I had at my disposal was a large safety pin and a small bobby pin. I somehow managed to reattach the strap and secure it in place with these two items. I’m resourceful, like Macgyver. I obviously did a bad job of it, because you can still see the bobby pin and the safety pin. But I mean it’s just for now, so that I could wear the dress today. Eventually I will have to attempt to sew the strap back on. Or get someone else with better sewing skills to do it for me.
For now, you can’t tell anything is wrong because I’ve covered it with my green Jacob cardigan. I got one of my bracelets at Sears and the other one at Suzy Shier. My green ring is from Greek Day on Broadway and my blue ring is from the Blim Market Festival on Granville. My necklace is from Payless and my earrings are from Greek Day. My hair is definitely becoming less and less straight, but I’d like to think it still looks good. I tried to touch up my nails again so that they can look good while matching my outfit. I’m wearing makeup because it’s my birthday week and I can.
I don’t know where I got this light pink top from. I’m going to take a guess and say Urban Planet? The navy blue cardigan is from Bryan’s and the black pants are from Old Navy. I got my necklace from my favourite street vendor at Greek Day on Broadway and I got my earrings from another vendor at Car Free Day on Main Street. My bracelet is from Suzy Shier. My black ring is from my favourite street vendor who was also at Carnaval Del Sol. I thought I would give my ring finger a rest and accessorize my middle finger instead.
I probably should have worn pants since it was actually kind of cold this morning but oh well. Like I said, I’m just going to continue wearing dresses because I can. Unless someone can direct me to a store where I can buy a pair of pants that are comfortable and look good and fit well. As far as I’m aware, none exist. I got this dress at Suzy Shier. It’s not new, I just haven’t worn it to work before. It came with a belt, but I don’t know what the hell happened to that belt. One of the belt loops on the side of the dress is broken. I think it may have been torn when I bought it, so I got like 10% off or something. I figured it would tear eventually and I’m not a belt person anyway. This navy blue cardigan is new, I got it at La Vie En Rose. So maybe it’s technically lounge wear, but can you even tell? My green leaf necklace is from UBC, my green zipper earrings are from Claire’s, and my green ring is from Greek Day.
I thought I would wear something red in my outfit today since tomorrow is Canada Day. I don’t know if you can tell but if you look closely you can see that my earrings are little Canada flags. I found them at Claire’s and thought they were cute. My red top is from Suzy Shier from several years ago. I just bought this skirt at Old Navy over the weekend. I think it may actually be the only skirt I have that fits me right now. Wearing dresses is so much easier. Less pieces of clothing to put together. My outfit doesn’t even really match right now but oh well. I was trying to find a sweater this morning and my mom looked outside and was like “Does it look like you need a sweater?”. But I explained that I like to wear one in the office because the temperature is good inside the building. I just grabbed this black Bryan’s cardigan before I left the house.
I unfortunately did not get a matching Canada flag necklace to go with my earrings, so I wore this key and rose Claire’s necklace instead. My bracelet is from Dollarama and my purple ring is from Boca Raton Designs at Greek Day. Yes, I’m still wearing it even though it’s too tight. I tried contacting the vendor, because I have his business card but I haven’t received a response. I don’t expect him to take it back, but it would be nice if he could let me exchange the second ring I bought, which seems to be even tighter than this one. Also I got my eyebrows done last week if anyone cares. Can you even tell or should I not have bothered?
I got this beautiful blue dress at Car Free Day on Denman Street on Saturday. I bought three dresses from this one booth. Unlike at Italian Day, where I just guessed about the fit, I totally tried these dresses on first, right there on the street, over my clothes, and had my friend there to help me decide if they looked okay. And they did. They had this dress in other colours too, but of course I had to get it in my favourite blue. I love the design in the middle too. And it matches perfectly with my blue Forever 21 sweater.
And I just happened to buy some new blue jewellery over the weekend as well. I got this necklace at Payless in Lansdowne Centre after leaving Car Free Day on Denman on Saturday. They have a BOGO sale on right now, so I got some other jewellery as well. My shoe obsession is a thing of the past, or at least on hold for the moment, but has now been replaced in full force with a dress and jewellery obsession instead. But I like that I can count on Payless for both my shoe needs and my jewellery needs as well. I got these earrings at Car Free Day on Main Street Yesterday. Yes, there were actually two days of Car Free Days this weekend. I almost walked away from the booth, because I had already bought a lot of jewellery and these earrings were more than I wanted to pay. But the man at the booth stopped me and said he would throw in a third pair of earrings for free if I bought the two pairs that I was considering. So I was like yeah, okay. And I’m glad I did, because they match really well.
Also, check out my nails. Not only do they match my outfit, but they’re actually decently painted. I’m totally improving my skills. I decided to wear some of my old jewellery as well, with my Suzy Shier bracelet and my UBC ring. I think the old Indian man who sold me the earrings is actually the same one who sold me the ring at UBC. And the woman I bought the dress from was selling scarves at UBC in the past as well, and I totally bought a lot of stuff from her then too. I guess avoiding the new student union building is doing absolutely nothing to help curb my spending. It’s like wherever I go, these people will find me. Or rather, I will find them. But at least I know they’ll always be around to satisfy my fashion needs.
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.
I decided to wear this wonderfully colourful dress to work for the second time. I think it’s probably the best thing I’ve ever purchased at Reitmans. Although I did but a pair of tall person pants several years ago that lasted me quite a while. But this dress is definitely the most fashionable item I’ve found there. This time I paired it with another colourful sweater, a purchase from Sears before they closed. While a vibrant, royal blue is my favourite type of blue, I still like this aqua type of blue a whole lot. I also like the fact that I have the jewellery to match it, with my blue flower necklace and my ring, both from UBC, and my blue bracelet from Suzy Shier. My blue flip flop earrings are from Claire’s. I got them a while ago, but decided that I wouldn’t wear flip flop jewellery until the weather was nice enough to wear actual flip flops as well. It just wouldn’t feel right wearing flip flop jewellery during the winter. I am wearing a bit of makeup for a change, because I have a hot date tonight. And by hot date, I mean I’m going out for dinner with my friend so she can redeem one of her free birthday meal coupons. And if that’s not cause for celebration, then I don’t know what is.