Shirt Dress - Thakoon for Gap, Shoes - Melissa, Bag - Slow and Steady Wins The Race
I like wearing white. If I'm a piece of paper, I'd love to be covered in correction fluid.
When most people in shops go, "Does this come in black too?", I ask for white. And if I like the item a lot, I'll buy at least two, all in white.
Not because they are wardrobe staples (a cheeky grin and wink to Ms WendyB) but because I truly love wearing the non-colour colour. If I was one to subscribe to the whole wardrobe-staple nonsense like all fashion magazines say I should, my wardrobe would be stuffed full of boring black things. I don't own anything in that other non-colour colour.
If the whites are shirts or shirt-like things, I like them as crispy as possible. Near spray-on starch kind of crispy. (Another cheeky nod to Ms B.)
If they are t-shirts, poufy blouses and broderie anglaise-type dresses, they have to be soft. Yet crispy. Not to the touch but more a feeling. Like when they say "as crisp as the spring air"?
Blinded by all the stark white yet? Here's some colour and a little back-story...
I was going to a separate post to show off the little souvenirs that my dear pal/"personal shopper" in Singapore, Poochie, got me at her various stops on her recent backpacking holiday to Italy (delivered a few days ago by The Bella, our Superior Courier) - apron from Sicily (another one!), peppers and colourful beads from Naples and cute button-y thing from Pigneto, a suburb in Rome that I suggested she visit after I read this article and there, she found a shop stocking these accessories that reminded her of the necklaces I make and had to buy one for me!
But I'm plonking them here because I realised, as I was writing this post, that what I wore today were all from her as well!
The shoes are one of the many pairs of cheap Melissa's that she has "personal-shopped" for me. The bag too - I saw it on my last trip home but spent my money on other things and when the store had a sale, the efficient Poochie went and grabbed it for me. The dress was meant to be an errand as well - I asked if she could help me buy it at the Singapore Gap store when the collection was released in 2007 - but the naughty Poochie refused to accept my money and gave it to me as a birthday present that year. Every girl needs a Poochie and her sister, our Superior Courier, in their lives!