We were on our merry way to Esplanade when we passed by the push carts in a mall that were selling all sort of random stuff like phone cases and clothes. The girlfriend stopped at one to browse, and picked out two dresses that she wanted to buy. She had to, since she had no more clothes in her empty suitcase. Hahahaha. She came with just 2 sets of clothes and some toiletries, for a 7-day stay.
Then she turned to me. I was just standing in an innocuous corner randomly staring at passers-by. To my horror, she thrust a red leaf-stripe-ish dress into my hands. "Enough, you wear too much black," the girlfriend said. "Hurry up and get this so that we can all get a discount." I looked at her intended buys and the red dress, and grimaced. They looked WEIRD. Like things that I don't usually wear. I shrugged. I don't need clothes. Did the girlfriend listen? Of course not. She bought it for me anyway. I think many girlfriends own a version of this dress too, in different color combinations.
What do I do? Wear it the very next day lor. What do I know? Save for the cheap elastic band, the polyester-whatever thingy (can't even call it fabric) fell fine around the calves. What a surprise. Don't really care that it's dowdy, unflattering and pile on the pounds to the frame. I'm comfortable. Thin, the S$20-dress is great for hot weather and traipsing around. The only sort of shoes I'd match this with, is a pair of flip flops. Nothing else. Except I can't get used to the look, which is really hmmm...bright.