I was a wee bit sluggish on Saturday morning, thanks to some late night dance-party shenanigans (I do love me some "Hips Don't Lie"), but I'd hidden some leftover blueberry pancakes in the freezer and they pretty much did the trick. Any remaining slogginess was lifted by the chance to wear my new Mexican-style embroidered tunic top, which I paired with long denim shorts and my bird-link belt from Bangkok brand Senada Theory (the shirt actually has some nice volume without the belt, but I'm still feeling a little sensitive about my last foray into oversized tops and so a-belted I went).
In a surprise move, here I am with a head, taken in the traffic mirrors at my apartment building. I actually kind of prefer this picture to my normal headless patio shots, and would probably do it more often if a) I didn't have to stand right in front of the guards at the gate to the complex, who didn't say anything but who probably now think I'm a crazy narcissist; or b) it didn't require that my hair look somewhat presentable, which it often does not.
I was on my way to meet Mike for his suggested field trip of the day to the Singapore Library book sale, which is held in an enormous expo hall out near the airport. In other words, quite a long haul. I was all excited at the prospect of scoring some old Vogues and maybe a few coffee table books, but when we got there the place was a madhouse. People were literally shoving each other out of the way to grab four-year-old issues of Women's Weekly. I found a few Vogues from 2003 (which does me no good since I already own every issue since late 2002) and then I begged Mike to take me somewhere more sane.
So off we went, back into the city to check out the new store Pluck on Haji Lane (full report below!). And we went to the always fantastic Muji and Topshop (still no shoes in my size, boo!) and ate Indian food and just happened by the Carrefour in Plaza Singapura, which is an enormous store like Wal-Mart and which was having a fantastic book sale. I got these amazing design books (below), for US$3 each. So my book dreams were realized after all.
And then I came home and crawled into bed with my new September Lucky, which had about a million things I'd like to own. And wasn't their spread on "The New Volume" so fun? There are some fall trends I cannot get behind (for example, leopard – something you will probably never see me wearing, ever), but the oversized shapes that are the focus of this season's fashion get me all excited every time I open a magazine.