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    Getting into texture play

    My beloved plaid-esque pants make their third appearance! They’re not the thickest pair of pants around so I reserve them for sunnier days. Then again, if people can survive here in tights, I think I should be fine with thin-material slacks.

    The temperature finally hit two digits yesterday (yay!) and if not for the crazy strong wind, the weather would have been purr-fect. I think it’s time to introduce more printed pants into my wardrobe – I was at the Blaak market yesterday and saw a girl wearing the prettiest green tartan slacks. I would have gone up to ask her about them if I wasn’t so captivated by her bright purple furry sweater.

    This time ’round, I paired these pants with a tweed blazer from Tommy Hilfiger that I got when I was in the U.S. a couple of years back. It has a lovely texture and fared pretty well against the strong wind. I’ve only ever worn it out once back home and I was indoors all that time. I’m pretty glad that this was made for cold weather, but that means I don’t get to wear it out much back in Singapore… oh well.

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    Layering up

    “Winter is just going to get worse.”

    I’ve probably had about ten different people telling me the same thing since I landed in the Netherlands two weeks ago. Granted, I’ve had bad days (and even worse nights) when I start to yearn for a little Singapore sunshine but we haven’t seen any snow yet, so it’s all good… for now.

    The past few days were sunny and beautiful. A sweater was still essential, but I didn’t have to lug my heavy coat around like I would have done on a regular, gloomy day. I snagged this light trench coat from a flea market in Singapore, as I did with these blue high-waisted corduroys.

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    As promised, here are my new boots! (Pardon the mud.) Aren’t they precious?

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    In Transition

    Greetings from the land of windmills and stroopwafels! To those who have been asking about my well-being – thank you for your kind words and concern. Holland is beautiful (rainy, but beautiful) and the people here are probably the nicest I’ve ever come across in my whole 20+ years of existence. I have welcomed the art of layering with open arms but I am still living out of my suitcase for now, so do bear with me.

    Since I haven’t quite settled down yet, I’ve been throwing on the same few items whenever I head out (don’t judge). Think comfy, 7-year-old jeans and a sweater that’s actually made for cold weather. I recently welcomed a pair of lovely new leather boots into my not-so-impressive shoe collection. I walked away from them once after trying them on at a store, but came back for them after a few days when I realized that I couldn’t stop thinking about them. (Is this love?) Be prepared to see them in every post – I am ready to wear them to death. I promise that I’ll be less selfish next time and share more close-up shots of them with you.

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    I have been wearing this colour on my lips everyday since I arrived in Europe (Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush – if you’re wondering). I am so glad that I can finally type this out without feeling like a complete wannabe – it’s the perfect shade for winter!