it's that heat
Finally, we are well into April, and I am happy to have left the horror that was March behind – cleared a major project, my schedule is somewhat back to normal, and I finally got to tackle some tasks left on the backlog.
The craziness of the first three months of the year may be why I’ve managed to stay clear of serious shopping. I’ve bought three things this year so far – a pair of brick red cotton jeans, a pair of leather lace-ups and glasses. One trendy buy, one classic buy/sort-of necessity, and one necessity. Even on all counts.
I have a “nice to have” list in my head, but haven’t quite felt like making a move on any of them. At the moment, not adding to my possession count feels nice and light, and I’m enjoying mining my wardrobe anyway, which is always deeper than I expect. I often fish out things I’ve left alone for months, even years, and find them quite relevant again, and new ways to wear old things make themselves apparent over time.
It's been very hot here in Singapore, so one way of adapting my uniform of shirts and trousers is to wear them open over a vest. When it's this hot, every bit of ventilation is precious. And any look that can be classified as "comfortably rumpled" is fine with me.