five will make you feel alright*
Instead of meandering on about my quest for the perfect wardrobe, I thought I'd take a break and do fun things, like this tag from Miss Sophie of Les Anti-Modernes, which asked me to list my five essential accessories.
1) Glasses + cleaning cloth
I don't do so well with contacts, plus I like the way I look with glasses - all smart and serious. These are my favourite pair of all the ones I've ever had - handmade in Japan, nice and weighty but really comfortable, and I love the wood-like finish on the sides. The cleaning cloth is a souvenir from the Prado in Spain - it's a detail of a painting by Mariano Fortuny called "The Painter's Children, Maria Luisa and Mariano in the Japanese Room". I love museum gift shops.
2) Watch from Skagen
This is a gift from my friends for my birthday last year after my last watch stopped. Just like that. Six months after it was serviced. I was grateful for my friends' good timing (pun!), but I was a little "hmm" by the metal strap since I prefer leather. Now I fully appreciate how nicely the mesh bracelet sits on my wrist without moving and the way it looks like a nice cuff - the only jewellery I wear. Feeling a bit like I'm betraying it for wanting to buy a watch!
3) Woven leather belt from Muji
It's nearly always the right thing for every occasion. I haven't seriously considered a new belt much since I got this one - I don't even remember when I bought it.
4) Paul Frank earphones from Skullcandy
Sound-wise, they're not as good as the ones I got for my birthday a few years ago (which I ruined), but they're MUCH better than the ones that came with my iPod. They're also 100% cute.
5) Jersey scarf from Zara
This is a real wardrobe hero - ridiculously warm for something so light, and very soft and smooth even after two years of solid wear and machine-washing. Perfect for tucking into the bag to fend off the enthusiastic Singapore AC when I don't want to bring a jacket or cardigan.
So that's my five. What's yours? Share!
*if you get this, I know you listened to the same so-bad-it's-good pop music as I did in my 'teens.