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A Bittersweet Tuesday

Seriously, who does not enjoy receiving mail? Even if it’s my credit card statements, I still love getting mail! This morning, I was greeted by three packages from my latest eBay purchases! I’m actually surprised how all three (different sellers) arrived at the same day – eBay shipments (from China) never happens like that!

 

Remember the blue shirt that I thought I’d loooove?! Well… let’s downgrade that ‘love’ to ‘like’. First initial thought was – I don’t remember this being a long sleeved shirt. I was pretty upset so I sent a message the eBay seller and asked for a refund because the shirt didn’t match the description. She apologized and gave me a refund. On top of the shirt not matching the description, the embellishments were a bit loose and there were loose threads hanging everywhere. 

However, when I threw it into the laundry basket to have it washed, I reexamined the shirt again and found out that there’s a little fabric that hooks onto the beads on around the elbow – just like the photos in the description! I thought… holy crap, I’m stupid. I pretty much complained about a top that was NEVER wrong to begin with!  Sooo… essentially, I got this top for free!

 

 

Yesssssssssssss, my infamous kitty bag finally came in! It’s exactly what the description said, and the quality (the one thing that I worried about) is AMAZING! I’m happy about the size, the quality, and the detailing! I honestly can’t wait to start using this for school!

Finally, I got myself a metal tongue bar. The ball didn’t screw on properly so I eventually asked for a refund. I think I’m just going to buy another one from a jewelry store in the mall.

And, finally, to end Tuesday, I actually ended up dropping off everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) that The Boy ever given me. All the gifts, movie stubs, everything.

So, it was a bittersweet Tuesday; I got my new items and I ended up giving up and getting rid of everything from The Boy.

Closet Cleanout for Spring Cleaning!

It’s well past the start of Spring, but I finally got around to cleaning out my closet. I would like to say I don’t have much of an attachment to clothes, but I found myself giving items “another chance”. Eventually, I nailed it down and gotten rid of things I don’t even know why I even have or purchased.

The horrors of my closet:

Donation Pile

I got this top from a thrift store for about $7. The first thought I had was… wow, great clubbing top! But man, those embellishments are annoying as hell! They’re uncomfortable when my arms are touching the top, they’re uncomfortable when they accidentally tug on a thread, etc. etc. I guess I was picturing a ’70s clubbing vibe when I purchased this shirt. Didn’t even worn it out to any parties because it was just so annoying. I mean, I think I look good in it but it’s just too annoying for me to wear out for several hours.

Keeping It Pile

This floral button up shirt is from H&M, and my aunt got it for me back in China and sent it over. I think I’ve worn it just once but when I tried it on again, I sort of liked it… I don’t know why I decided to keep it since I’ve only worn it once, but I think it’s probably due to the colours and the fact that I lack conservative clothes for professional events/workplaces.

Keeping It Pile

My initial thoughts were to donate this item. I’ve had it for a while, perhaps since 9th or 10th grade? I haven’t worn it since high school. Back then, I’ll wear it with a grey tank top underneath but since I decided to try it with nothing underneath and just buttoned it up, I thought this could work out.

Donation Pile

If you remember this gem, you’re golden! I can’t believe I still have this in my closet. I remember seeing this top in a thrift store and thought “Holy crap, this top is old…” but yet, I still have one in my closet. I knew instantly to donate it. It fits wonder, slightly tighter than before, but the thought of wearing it made me feel extremely old and cheap.

Donation Pile

I got this top from ESPIRT in China. I was indifferent about it, but the store mannequin paired the blazer with this top which is why I ended up buying this top… does anyone else do that? Buy one piece but then see a mannequin pairing your loved item with another one and it looks so good you buy the paired item too? Anyways, I’ve worn it a few times overseas but since coming back to Canada with it, it hasn’t left my closet. Whenever I wear it, I also look and feel pregnant.

Keeping It Pile

I have only worn this once or twice since purchasing it back in 2011…! I love Hello Kitty and the only reason why I picked this HK top was to match the $60 min. for free shipping from F21. I decided to keep it because I love HK but also because I just don’t know how to feel about this top yet. It’s baggy, slightly comfy, and yeah, I don’t know what else to say about it. I thought it could be a “fashion” top, but it turns out to just be a very lightweight pullover sweater. I can myself just throwing this on top of a tank top or bikini top when the sun goes down in the summer.

Donation Pile

Thank God that I did not purchase this top. Have you seen this top before? This is the type of fashionable top that is fashionable in… China (and nowhere else, people)! My aunt (like always) bought this top in both black (pictured above) and purple. They claimed it’s from an actual Chanel top but… let’s be real. I donated the purple one years ago and decided to give the black one a second try, but I just never wore it out. I’d feel embarrassed wearing a top like this out knowing it’s fake and really flashy.

Donation Pile

I remember thrifting this too for about $5. I purchased it because I needed more sweaters and while I do love the fit and there’s nothing wrong with it, I just fell out of love with this top. I’ve only worn it once since purchasing it back in 2013.

Keeping it Pile

I have only worn this once since 2011 and the one time I wore it, I felt like a boy. Like the HK top, I remember grabbing this because I needed at least $60 for free shipping. I wanted to throw it away because of that sole feeling of it making me feel like a boy. But when I tried it on again… I sort of liked it. It comes with a lightweight hood which I’m not a fan of but overall, I like the top. I’ll give it a second go.

Keeping It Pile

 I got this back in China and it was one of the rare shirts that had correct English (praise the designer that went to school!). I wore it constantly back in China but since bringing it back to Canada, I haven’t worn it since. I like it, it’s lightweight, cute and really spring/summer like. I decided to keep it for a second chance and if I don’t wear it this year, I’ll be sure to get rid of it come next spring.

Keeping It Pile

Another case of picking it solely for the purpose of free shipping. When I first saw this on the website, I instantly pictured myself throwing this on top of my bikini on the beach. I wore this out once (not as a bikini cover up) and felt okay about it. It’s like a poncho, pretty much, so if I keep my arms down, it’ll look alright but once I raise my arm up… gahhhh, it looks horrible. I decided to keep it because I didn’t give it any chance when I bought it.

And so, I managed to get rid of 10 items (some not pictured) in this year’s closet cleanout. My dad just got back from vacation and he purchased a shit ton of new clothes for me so hopefully they match my taste!

I ended up keeping 6 of the original items I was considering donating. Not bad, considering I’ve only got 6 items to “try to love again”. Looking back at some of the stuff I’m donating makes me feel like I wasted money or clothes I’ve pictured myself in, but never wore it. That should be a new shopping wake up call!

#2014BloggerChallenge – A few #OOTDs

This year in Vancouver, we’re lucky. This Spring has been much much much warmer than usual and not that many rainfalls. For once, I can wear my leather jacket without a hoodie and still keep warm (did I mention not even zipped up?!). Today, I decided to just wear a light spring floral scarf and by the end of the day, I was sweating.

I’m loving the warmer weather, especially after freezing my butt off for the past few months!

In no particular order, here’s what I wore for the past couple of days:
*Excuse the dirty mirror – I swear I’ll get around to cleaning it this weekend!

This cute kitty cat shirt is actually part of The Weeknd‘s Kissland Tour (2013) merchandise. I was lucky enough to grab the last Small in this… and let me tell you something about artist merchandises – their sizes are HUGE. I guess it’s because they print them on male shirts but nonetheless, small is still rather big for me so I prefer to pair it with leggings.

Okay, so… I forgot to take a picture of the actual outfit. But, from the little bits in the corner, I was wearing a pink hoodie on top of my Canucks shirt. I paired it up with leggings and flats… does anyone else wear flats with flats socks?! I think it’s disgusting to not wear socks with flats… I mean, you swear socks with boots/runners/etc so why not with flats?

I had my first “professional” job fair – you know, for an actual career rather than just a regular part time job. I had to look professional so I opted for business casual – blazer, dress top, and skinny pants. Yes, you will never catch me with flare pants or whatever. Just no. Skinny or it ain’t happening.
(Which reminds me, I really need to update my closet to have more business (casual) attire).

This is my most recent one. I don’t have much to say about this look aside from I think it looks a bit preppy. Did I mention I got those jeans for $10 and the top for $5-7? It’s a bargain outfit!

Since the warmer weather is here, I’ve been wearing a lot of leggings/stockings and no more layering with hoodies.

What’s your spring style this year?

Why is it that when I have a job, I tend to blow money too quickly?

So, I finally secured a job over at Staples as a Copy Center Associate… yay… ??? It’s only a temporary job (about 9-10 months) until my co-op from school kicks in (co-op is when the school finds a company related to your studies and gets you a paid position with the company for a few months. Think of it as getting experience before graduation).

I love it to far – extremely slack environment and management and great hours to fit my schedule. Since I know nothing about papers and related goods and those big office printers, I had a lot to learn during my first week at Staples. I picked it up fairly quickly and I feel somewhat confident. This coming Saturday will be my first shift without a senior partner… super nervous!

Last week, and today, hasn’t been the greatest. For personal reasons, the past week I’ve barely eaten anything or slept (which makes thing even crappier because my shifts starts at 7:30am/8am) and been crying nearly everyday. I felt like giving up on Friday but fought through this weekend and held onto hope. All I know is that I’m an emotional wreck right now and I really hope that this hope I’m holding onto and the pain I’ve been through will be worth it in the end. I wouldn’t know what to do if things didn’t turn out great, to be honest. 

Since my mental state was haywire, I literally went on a shopping spree almost everyday the past week. The amount of times I’ve been to Starbucks and reloading my card is ridiculous. I’ve been spending far more than I usually would when I go out to eat – whenever I do feel like eating, it’s always sushi and I overspent on my sushi meals.

I also ended up shopping for clothes and make-up… which I felt like I really shouldn’t have done.

A cut out dress from H&M. I ended up getting the purple one because I felt it looked better and I have waaaay too many black dresses.
I got a new eyeshadow palette too… look at all those neutral colours! I love the glitter in it and best part is, it isn’t too much when I apply it!


I guess… I can get back on my savings path once everything is fixed and better… :/

Hopefully.

What I Wore: 20th Birthday Dinner

This dress was literally $10 from Urban Planet! I love body con dresses and lace. The white and pink colour schemes made it so flirty and cute… I can definitely see this on Valentine’s Day too. Shoes were just a pair of black wedges.
 
I straightened my hair. My make-up was light and you can’t see much of it due to the lighting and my bangs. But my lips were pink, eyeshadow was pink and blended with black on the outer crease. I used a little bit of blush and only wore light powder foundation all over my face.
I’m not a make-up person but that night I really loved how my make up turned out and that made me want to play around with make up more.