Wear a dress!
I got this beauty at Dots (they sell off samples made by manufacturers, all kinds of name brands) - it's Mac & Jac and was $39.99. NOTE: I've heard there is a store named Dots in the US - it is not the same business as the ones in western Canada. US Dots (click here), Canada Dots (no link - it's a bare bones store, just racks and clothes, no displays, staff not there to help you!). I love the neckline, the little puff sleeves (also with nice trim), the awesome grey print with lemon and lime!, and the industrial zipper on the back.
Here's a couple of head shots for Nan in Minnesota, who wants to copy my haircut. It's trimmed up really short in the back (I'm 2 weeks away from my next time, I get it done every 6 weeks), then angled down in the front, with a hard bang/fringe. My hair has natural wave, so this would look a lot sleeker if I used a flat-iron, but I'm lazy that way.
This is the best shot of the colour of my dress - the green and yellow are almost neon, which doesn't photograph well:
The brooch and clip-on earrings are from my Grandma J - I've had them since I was about 17-18 years old, when I used to visit her on the way home from university. They aren't marked but they are super sparkly and very nice quality.
Dress (Mac & Jac), grey tights (forgot), shoes (Guess), jewelry (Grandma J, 50s vintage).