Dress, bag and watch: Modcloth
Jacket: Urban Planet
Scarf: Forever 21
Bah! I'm totally in love with this bag. It's the perfect colour and now that I've had it for a few weeks it's starting to get all buttery and soft and...mmm. It's almost like I'm talking about mashed potatoes or something, except not, because it's leather, and ew, who eats leather? (PS. Sorry for anyone who is offended by real leather - personally I am not, but I respect your choices and I hope you don't hate me!) I also added the watch for a rustic feel and a cozy muted scarf and jacket to tone down the crazy red dress. It used to look like red roses but as I've worn it more and more, it's gradually disintegrated into a shaggy, almost animal pelt-like material that kind of freaks me out but is kind of awesome at the same time.
Ho-hum. I had my first shift at Starbucks today which involved a lot of coffee tasting, and also a lot of instructional videos with cheesy music. Everyone there is super nice though, and I'm looking forward to working there and getting to know everyone. :)
For the last two weekends I have had the opportunity to go into downtown Vancouver which has been wonderful because it's so gorgeous down there. My heart is really being captured by the beauty of the city - the fun mix of old buildings and modern skyscrapers, the blue and white mountains rising up around the city, the fresh ocean breeze and the lush parks and trees on every street - it really is a great city, and I'm thinking I might want to move there after graduation.
On Friday, I also had the opportunity to do Streetlight for the first time since last semester, which was really great. For new people to my blog, Streetlight is our group from Trinity who go to the downtown Eastside every Friday and hand out hot chocolate (sometimes food too, if any has been donated that week) and talk to people on the streets - some homeless, some addicted to drugs etc. and it's just a really great opportunity to get to know a lot of interesting characters and to help warm up some people on a cold night, even if only briefly. One man who has been sticking in my head since last Friday was from India who was telling us a lot about history and how he'd also studied for a Master's degree in business, and yet there he was, barefooted on the stoop of a rundown building in a seedy part of the city. It just makes me wonder what kind of choices one must make to end up living in such a desolate place even when one is so intelligent and clearly has a ton of potential. He carried so much bitterness inside of him, which was evident just from talking to him for maybe 20 minutes and...I don't know. As someone who values education very highly, it just amazes me how someone with a Master's degree and a full life ahead of them can end up in a place like that.
Anyways, that's enough rambling for me. I've got to get some homework done and then head to the gym!