I went with classic black and white today. This top is from Costa Blanca. My friend gave it to me for my birthday a few years ago. My black sweater is from Forever 21 and my black pants are from Old Navy. I think black pants and a black sweater are two essential components of any wardrobe. But I’m glad I don’t have a dress code that requires me to wear them on a daily basis like I did at Jacob. My long necklace is from Payless. I remember when I was walking down Main Street on Car Free Day, looking at the jewellery in one of the booths, the woman there said she liked my necklace and asked where I got it. When I told her Payless, she was like “What? Payless? Really?” in a confused and judgemental tone. I thought “Really, you’re judging me for where I bought my jewellery even though you yourself said it was nice?”. I didn’t buy anything from her. I did buy these white earrings from another vendor at Car Free Day though. I got my bracelet at Carnaval del Sol on Sunday and my ring at UBC a while ago.
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.
It was kind of cold this morning so I actually wore pants. I got them from La Vie En Rose Aqua at Richmond Centre. My purple top is from the Plenty warehouse sale that took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre during Easter long weekend. My black sweater is from the Sears that used to be at Richmond Centre. I got my necklace from a vendor at Greek Day on Broadway a few weeks ago. That same vendor is at literally every street festival I go to. And I always end up buying stuff from there. I got this new black ring from them yesterday at Carnaval del Sol at Concord Pacific Place. I got my dangly purple earrings from a vendor at Car Free Day on Main Street last month. My black bracelet is from Claire’s at Richmond Centre and my purple ring is from Boca Raton Designs at Greek Day. I feel like maybe a should keep a thicker sweater in my office because it’s colder inside than it is outside. Or maybe a blanket?
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 know it’s hot as hell today, but I didn’t feel like shaving so I’m wearing pants. Besides, I said I didn’t want to let the weather dictate my choice of clothing. If I’d read the news before I left the house this morning, I probably would’ve worn something rainbow coloured to celebrate marriage equality in the States. I got this top at a department store called Red Apple in Revelstoke. I went there with my family a couple years ago because my dad had a reunion with some of his high school buddies. I don’t think I could ever live in a small town. Shopping wise, I was like “This is it?”. Red Apple is kind of like a Winners or a Walmart, but smaller with not as much stuff. But I managed to pick up few nice things there, this top included. My mint green cardigan is from Jacob and my black pants are from Winners. My Swarovski necklace was a Christmas gift from my cousins. My bracelet is from Sears and my ring is from UBC. These earrings are new. I got them at Payless, along with some other BOGO jewellery over the weekend. I guess maybe I’ll shave tomorrow and start wearing dresses again. Maybe.
I’m not dressed very summery today. But screw the weather, I’ll wear what I want. Besides, temperatures are supposed to soar this weekend, so I’ll save the summery dresses for that. I got this top at an Orb warehouse sale. The red sweater is from Sears and the pants are from Winners. My Nintendo heart necklace is from Fan Expo Vancouver, my bracelet is from Dollarama, and my ring is from UBC. My earrings are new, I got them from a vendor at Car Free Day on Main Street on Sunday. The same vendor I got the blue earrings from, who called me back to his booth to offer me a free third pair of earrings if I bought the first two. I touched up my nail polish with a clear coat of polish. Do they look shinier now? I realized I should have painted them red since Canada Day is coming up next week. I don’t want to remove the polish and repaint them since they actually look decent. But it’s okay, I have plenty of red jewellery and clothing to make up for it.
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.
I got this blue top from Suzy Shier. I also have it in black, but they were like $5 each, so why would I not buy more than one? I think it was at Richmond Centre before they closed so maybe that’s why it was so cheap. My purple sweater is from Urban Behavior in Metrotown. Blue and purple are two of my favourite colours and I love pairing them together. My jewellery includes my Swarovski necklace, Claire’s earrings, UBC ring, and Dollarama bracelet. It’s getting warmer so I may not be wearing these Marshalls pants for much longer.
I got this patterned top and this black sweater at Ross Dress For Less in the States. I remember there were other colours of the sweater that I contemplated before deciding on the black one. The white one was nice, but I knew I’d get it dirty. I already had other black sweaters, but this one was special because of the little diamonds along the zipper. I like how they match the ones on my necklace. I love adding a little bit of sparkle to a darker outfit. I think my hair may have still been wet in this picture. Who has time to dry their hair in the morning? I’d rather spend that time putting together an outfit.
While I love colourful things, sometimes simple, classic black and white is just perfect for the day. I think I got this top with the black and white stripes from Suzy Shier. I love that it’s more than just basic stripes, and how they go every which way. I have dress with a similar pattern to this one. I think the zipper is a nice added touch, even though it serves no purpose other than to just be there. My black Bryan’s cardigan is my go to piece when I’m not sure what else might match a shirt or dress. I think my fancy necklace from the Steveston Community Centre Christmas craft fair compliments this outfit nicely. My small, circular earring studs have the letter D on them. I got these initial earrings at Icing. Maybe I felt like wearing black and white that day because I’d just watched a Michael Jackson documentary that weekend?