I really like blue when it comes to clothing. I got this dress at an Orb Warehouse sale and I think I got the cardigan from Ross. The scarf is actually my mom’s. My sister gave it to her for Christmas. She gave me one too, but it was red and black and didn’t match this particular outfit. I think she go it from Ardene, which has some fairly decent stuff if you look for it. I’m still not okay with buying actual clothes from there though. Except I have bought yoga stuff there before which wasn’t bad. I only have one long blue necklace but it’s not the right shade of blue for this outfit, so I opted for my silver, nickel free Payless heart.
This blue dress was the first thing I ever bought at Aritzia. I never shop there, but I was at the mall several years ago with a couple of my friends who loved the store. They both owned this style of dress in other colours. I think a lot of people did at the time. It was expensive for my price range, but this blue one happened to be on sale. It was only like $10 off, but that was better than nothing. I think it was $55 on sale for $45, or something like that. I’m really glad I bought it because I’ve gotten so much use out of it over the years, and it’s my main go to casual dress when I have nothing to wear. I got this purple sweater and the new H&M at Richmond Centre, when I decided to finally venture in there and actually try something on. I remember trying to take a selfie in the fitting room, but I couldn’t because my phone was so full that there was no storage left even to take just one photo. I really liked the colour, but I wasn’t a fan of the sleeves looking like they’re ripped at the cuffs. Is that a new trend? But I was willing to overlook it, because one can never have too many sweaters. I got this scarf at one of the vendors in the UBC student union building a while ago. I feel like I will never not buy scarves at UBC as long as I’m there.
This dress is also colourful, but I subdued it with a black sweater. The dress is from one of my shopping excursions to the States when I made a stop at Ross Dress For Less. The black sweater is from Forever 21. I realize I’m no longer 21. Although some people still think I look young. The other day I was in my friend’s car and Taylor Swift’s song “22” was playing. I don’t actually like Taylor Swift, but as I sat there I thought, “Yeah, 22 was actually a pretty good year.” Or maybe it wasn’t and I just think it was. All the years are kind of blending together for me now, so I don’t even know anymore. The purple scarf is from Suzy Shier. I miss when we used to have one at Richmond Centre. Now I have to go all the way to Metrotown or Capilano Mall and that very rarely happens. Maybe I shouldn’t have subdued the dress with darker colours. Maybe next time I’ll pair it with something even brighter. Whatever keeps me looking young, I guess.
I love this dress. I got it on sale at Reitmans. The first time I ever wore it was to an Elton John concert last year and then I’m not sure if I’ve worn it again since then. I got the pink cardigan from The Plenty warehouse sale at the Vancouver Convention Centre during Easter weekend. After taking this selfie, I noticed, to my horror, that there was a small hole on the back of the sweater that I hadn’t noticed earlier. This was my first time wearing it too. Just my luck that something I bought from a warehouse sale would have a defect and be non-refundable. But despite the hole, I plan to wear the hell out it anyway. Because I can. In keeping with my flower theme, I wore this red rose ring that I bought at the Make It Vancouver Christmas craft fair a couple years ago. And in keeping with the bright colours of this outfit, I wore my sparkly blue scarf and flower necklace. My sister asked me if this was the most colourful outfit I’ve ever worn to work. I think it is. So far, anyway. Who knows what the future will hold?
I remember buying this purple dress at Urban Behavior at Metrotown. There are so many different “Urban” stores that it’s easy to get them confused. I remember it had no price tag on it and it was the only one of its kind. I hate when that happens. It always happens with the one item I really want. And having worked in retail for nine years, I know what a pain in the ass it is for the employees to try and locate the sku. But they were eventually able to figure it out, and I purchased the dress for $15. The tank top with the flowers underneath the dress was from Old Navy. The purple sweater is one of the few I bought at Jacob while I worked there. Because their dress code was all black, unless you bought and wore their clothes. Which, even with a 50% discount, were still pricey. So consequently, I own a lot of black clothes. My siblings used to call me goth, not understanding that it wasn’t by choice. I look good in black though, so no complaints, except for the summer months where I was dying from the heat. I think the scarf might have been from Orb, since I buy a lot of scarves there but I’m not sure. The earrings and necklace are from Claire’s, because they have a good nickel free selection and ever since I worked there, I’ve bought countless amounts of their cheap jewellery items. I’m pretty sure I paid a dollar for those earrings. I love a good deal.
Again, I am not a hundred percent sure of where I got this dress. But from what I think I may remember, it was from Urban Planet. I never wore a lot of green when I was growing up, but lately I’ve been adding a lot of it to my wardrobe and I like it. This sweater was from Ross. I think. Probably. And the scarf was from an Orb warehouse sale. I used to go to those a lot. I feel like there should be another one coming up soon. And I repeated the jewellery because why not?
On the twelfth day of work selfies… I must confess I actually don’t know where I bought this outfit from. I mean I remember buying these things but I don’t know from which store. Just that this scarf is from Avon, the belt is from Dynamite, the necklace is from UBC, and the earrings are from a kiosk in Lansdowne Centre. You don’t always need to know where something came from in order to appreciate it.