The daylight hours are stretching out longer as February inches closer to March. I get excited whenever I see traces of Spring coming, though this means I have to stop looking at oversized coats whenever I head out and remind myself that I won’t get to wear them anymore when Winter leaves us.
I have been waiting to wear this one for quite a while now – a military jacket that I snagged from a store along the streets of Venice when I was there last Summer. (Wow, the Singaporean girl is talking seasons!) I hesitated for a bit before I chose to wear a warm shade of purple together with a cooler toned one. I might be finding excuses in case I committed a fashion faux pas, but I suppose it could stand for the transition between different seasons that we are experiencing now. (ha ha ha, I just cringed at myself typing that sentence)
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.
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.
As promised, here are my new boots! (Pardon the mud.) Aren’t they precious?