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.
In keeping with the colourful dress theme, I decided to wear one of the dresses I bought at Italian Day on Commercial Drive a few weeks ago. I paired it with my blue cardigan from Ross Dress For Less in the States. My blue flower necklace is from UBC and my blue flip flop earrings are from Claire’s. I got my blue bracelet at Suzy Shier and I got my green ring at Greek Day on Broadway a couple weeks ago. I figured I would wear my short dresses while it’s still hot, since we’re expecting rain this weekend. Finally. But I’ll probably just continue to wear my short dresses even when it rains and the temperatures drop. Because I can.
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.
So you can’t really tell from the photo, but this dress is long and almost goes down to my ankles. Well not quite, but it would if I were shorter. I don’t tend to wear a lot of long dresses, because I always find they look weird for some reason, but maybe that’s just because I’m not used to wearing them. I got this one from Ross Dress For Less in the States and this is my first time wearing it. I’ve decided I like long dresses now. I heard it was going to be cold and rainy today. It wasn’t this morning, but it is now. I didn’t want to wear pants, and I didn’t want to re-shave my legs, so this dress worked out well. You might not be able to see in the picture, but the dress has black and grey stripes across it. I wore grey in honour of the new Fifty Shades of Grey book that was released today. No, I’m kidding, I totally didn’t, it was just a coincidence. Why would I want to celebrate such a gross insult to literature? I heard that this new version is even worse than the original and I have no idea how that’s even possible. I tried to read the first book and couldn’t because I was just so shocked and disgusted by the horrible grammar and writing style. Anyway, since I knew it would get cooler today, I paired this dress with my purple jacket that I got at the Plenty warehouse sale and the Vancouver Convention Centre during Easter weekend this year. I love it for its unique zippers and pockets. My necklace is from Her Story Lockets and I got it when they had a booth at the PNE Marketplace last summer, and my lock earrings are from another booth that was also at the PNE during that time. And my ring, of course, is from UBC.
I wish the lighting was better so you could actually see the dress properly. And I wish I had a full length mirror. Oh well.
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.
I feel like I should have worn pants and a jacket today. Despite the sunshine, it was so damn windy this morning. And of course it’s always on the excessively windy or rainy or cold days that the buses decide to show up late. The wind messed up my already messy hair even more. But I’m going to go ahead and let my outfit embody spring even if the weather doesn’t. I got this dress at a random tourist shop in Las Vegas and this sweater at a random store that used to be in Richmond. My necklace and ring are from a random UBC vendor and my earrings are from a random mall kiosk. The weather is actually a lot nicer in the afternoon and evening. Perhaps I should wear a different outfit in the morning and then change later on? But then would I have to take two work selfies if I did that? Seems a bit excessive. You know, even more so than the idea of taking daily selfies in the first place.