As anyone who knows me at all well will tell you, I don't do cold weather particularly well. Honestly, I’m not sure I do hot weather particularly well either, and the main thing that works for me personally about Singapore is that temperature can generally be relied upon to hover somewhere between 28 and 32 degrees Celsius more or less every single day.
The downside to living in a country in which the most exciting weather events we ever experience are the occasional, blink-and-you’ll-miss-them flash floods (as a result of torrential rain, which isn’t exciting in or of itself because torrential rain is something else that can be relied upon to happen more or less every single day, at least somewhere on the island) is that your body kind of forgets how to adjust to different temperatures throughout the course of the day. Also, over time, any clothes people in other countries might refer to as ‘outer wear’ start to look first a little bit and gradually a whole lot dated, and still you don’t get around to replacing them because… well… what’s the point of owning even one truly beautiful jacket if you aren’t ever going to get to wear it?
The truth then is that I no-longer own any outer wear that’s even half as gorgeous as the Stella McCartney jacket shown in the Polyvore set shown below. However, I do own a jacket that’s actually a very similar shape and colour that I bought out of Zara, probably some seven or eight years ago now, and it's probably one of the best investments I've ever made.
Prior to our visit to Paris, I've invested in a pair of the fitted black pants shown above and, as it happens, I bought a pair of these shoes when Gorgeous Husband and I were in Melbourne towards the end of last year. What works in Singapore won't necessarilly work in Paris, however. Even though we won't be travelling until June, experience suggests that unless the French are all complaining about a heatwave, I'm unlikely to be warm enough in just a pair of sandals. If only it were easier to find size 41 shoes here in Singapore, I'd be looking for something more suitable.