Fifty-fourth day of work selfie

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.

Twenty-eighth day of work selfie

Oh my God, I’m actually wearing pants!  I may or may not have run out of dresses at this point.  Or the weather was getting better and I didn’t want to wear boots but I couldn’t find flats or other appropriate shoes to go with my dresses.  My toenails are not currently ready for the public.  Do you ever get annoyed and clip them, but then you keep going and clip them too close to the skin, and not even evenly?  Or is that just something weird that I do?  The point is, they’re too short right now, and my pinky toes barely even have a nail.  I’ll have to wait until they grow to a decent length and then get myself a pedicure before I bust out the sandals.  Also, I haven’t shaved my legs and the one pair of leggings I have are kind of thick, so yeah.  Pants!  I got these black pants the one time my friend took me to Marshalls after Pirate Pak Day at Whitespot.  The purple top is from Ross Dress for Less in the States and the black cardigan is from Bryan’s at Lansdowne Centre.  The scarf is from an Orb Warehouse sale.  I guess I used to always buy scarves when I went to those.  The necklace is from a Christmas craft fair I went to at Steveston Community Centre with my parents last year.  I like that it’s adjustable so you can wear it at various lengths, long or short.  Plus, it’s got just the right amount of bling.  You can’t really tell from the picture, but my Claire’s earrings are in the shape of little black safety pins.  And for added bling, my UBC SUB ring and my dollar store bracelet.  Because that’s how classy I am.

I hate pants because it’s so damn hard to find a pair that actually fit.  So you’ll likely be seeing a lot of these ones until I miraculously find a new pair.

Twenty-second day of work selfie

I got this floral pattered dress from Costa Blanca, when we still had one at Richmond Centre.  I used to only wear it for special occasions, like Easter Mass, or my brother’s high school graduation, but it’s casual enough for everyday wear.  It’s one of those dresses where it’s like slightly too short to wear without leggings.  I had become so used to wearing darker colours in previous jobs and I like being able to wear something colourful.  I got this purple sweater from Urban Behavior at Metrotown.  I like how my blue flower necklace kind of blends into a lot of my outfits.  The purple scarf is from Suzy Shier.  I’m not sure where exactly I got the earrings from.  But I like them and I tend to wear a lot of small, light, dangly earrings.  I think they were either from this random place in the States that sells hair products, or from a kiosk at Lansdowne.  Or from somewhere else entirely.  All that matters is they look good and complement many of my outfits.