on the couch sleeveless cotton top, Erin Wasson X RVCA corduroy shorts, Muji cardigan, Max&Co. satchel, DVF sandals

After last night's successful try at tying a turban, I felt a little inspired to do my version of modern desert-dweller, hence the goddess sandals, and the light cotton clothing today. I left one side of the remaining scarf down for an Arabic flair, and gathered plenty of stares on my way to meet a friend for lunch at Holland Village, and on the train to driving school. These supremely comfortable Erin Wasson X RVCA shorts came in last week from Shopbop.com, bought at an incredible 70% off. They're named the Tears and Souvenirs corduroy shorts, and came with a sweet note; I love little paper pieces like this.

Friends are flying off next week to their respective colleges in Canada, France, the US, and the UK - we're all torn between eager anticipation and lingering doubts. These few days are a flurry of good lunches and dinners, accompanied by bittersweet farewell embraces... Prep for college hasn't consisted of anything but IM-ing and hanging out with my new classmates, although our attempt to work our way a little through the preliminary reading list failed completely yesterday as we adjourned from the National Library to the nearest Ya Kun, a franchised and commercialized version of the typical Singaporean coffee shop, for kaya toast, tea and conversation. (Kaya is a sweet coconut egg jam that should be taken sparingly and only once in a very long while.) I'm thankful that my new classmates are (mostly) as eccentric as I am (hi guys!).

This entire weekend is to be occupied by a resort retreat (aka camp) organized by my college's Singapore Society. I should really get down to more packing for the new house, and serious college prep.

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  1. you look great!!!! the whole look is so effortlessly chic! :D

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  2. I like that top photo. And FOOD.