Day 20 (2/3's of the way there!!)

Yay! I've made it to day 20! My excitement doesn't come from the success of mixing and matching only 30 items for these 30 days however, it comes from the fact that I haven't shopped at all.

Not even secret shopping that I would deny doing and then pretend I bought the item after the 30 days! Not even the normally $250 jeans that I saw on sale for $100 today! (that one hurt).

I'll talk more about my admitted shopping problem when I post todays outfit.. right now we are talking about day 20 (Saturday... aka yesterday)
Saturday night consisted of dinner at Ebisu and then the fireworks.
My earrings were a gift from Alicia. I do believe they are from Plum but it's been a few years since I received them so my old lady memory could be incorrect.

My only other accessory was sun glare... Stupid camera ;)
.I have to admit that any outfit involving my Zara high waisted shorts will immediately fall into my 'favourites' category. I never understood what love was until I found these shorts.

After dinner I switched into my flat sandals so we could walk down to the fireworks. It wasn't a very far walk but after a pitcher of sangria I decided to make the mature decision to not drink and walk in heels.
Anyone who knows me is now thinking "But Melissa, you don't like fireworks. Or crowds of annoying people. Did you get frustrated and kill anyone?"
Actually no! And you'll be surprised to hear that the fireworks were MY idea! I tend to think that if you've seen one fireworks show you've seen them all but it's more just the atmosphere of the night that I enjoyed.
I knew that it would be crazy busy so I braced myself for frustrating people. My only complaints are people who find it necessary to swear really loudly while walking through crowds -- we get it, you know bad words. You don't need to prove to everyone you are a bad ass by using all of these bad words in one really loud sentence.
I also really dislike when people smoke when they are in crowds. You made the decision to smoke, I didn't and I have asthma. STOP IT. Oh, and when people litter. Didn't we cover how to use garbage cans in kindergarten? Should we take a refresher course in high school?
It was a really gorgeous night overall.
Sushi, sangria, fireworks and amazing weather. Oh Vancouver, you really know the way into a girl's heart.

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  1. I love this outfit! Those shorts are adorable! You've named two of my biggest pet peeves - people who swear loudly in public & inconsiderate smokers!! Can't stand it! Congrats on being 2/3 of the way done!!

  2. Love the fireworks worthy outfit! I totally agree about the abnoxious people that curse! One of my biggest pet peeves is when people curse around young kids and seniors! And I hate the smell of smoke :(

    I was at the fireworks also! I actually didnt watch it from crowdy english bay.. but from the seawall along 2nd beach..

    you can view my day 17 outfit and fireworks photos here www.charlesandstephanie.blogspot.com

  3. Oh my gosh...I feel like you and I could be twins. That don't look anything alike.

    First of all, love the outfit. Perfect for a summer night out! I have to go find some high-waisted black shorts as gorgeous as yours! The sandals are awesome too.

    Secondly, I also hate big crowds and I'm not a huge fan of fireworks. I love all of your comments to the annoying people, because I would steaming, thinking all of those same things to myself.

  4. Congratulations on being almost done! Ahh, such a good feeling, isn't it?

  5. Kate: Thanks! I'm so excited to be near the end :) And yeah, those are three of my biggest pet peeves.

    Steph: Sounds like you guys chose a better spot then us. We just wanted to quickly stop by and watch and we were on a busy street!
    I stopped by and saw your pics, they are lovely! I'll be commenting soon :)

    Melissa: Twins with the same name who look nothing alike! Perfect!

    CS- Thanks!

    Ashley- I've enjoyed the challenge but taking pics every day is draining!!


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