When getting dressed, we have to only consider not just our personal style, but also our activities for the day, as well as the weather.
Today, I had to wear something for my appointment in a casual place, and it had to feel cool for me to survive the humid weather, but it also had to be ready for a rainy afternoon, as most afternoons have been recently. Sounds easy enough, except it also had to be appropriate for the meeting I suddenly had with my former office, which had a corporate dress code. Oh, and it had to survive a 1.5-hour commute without getting wrinkled. Continue reading →
One of the frustrating things about shopping is not finding what you need. I’d been dreaming of owning riding boots for years, except the boots I saw were suede, or had heels, or were too flashy, or didn’t have my size. I didn’t need another pair of suede boots–my shin-high ones were a lucky score in a thrift shop–because suede doesn’t agree with Manila weather very much, so owning two didn’t make sense. And I didn’t want to buy tall boots with heels because, at 5’6″, I didn’t need the extra height. As for boots that had too many embellishments, they just didn’t suit my style and the rest of my wardrobe. Continue reading →