I should be ashamed of the fact that I have this sweater (with different necklines, and colours) in multiplies. Around 35. When I was young, and had disposable income, I'd drag myself over to Field's and buy one out of each paycheck. Good double-ply cashmere is almost impossible to find for any money today, so when I look back at my extravagance I can at least say it was a good investment. Thirty years later, I'm still wearing them. If you're a young person reading this and thinking, "I should buy 35 cashmere sweaters" let me point out that it was quality cashmere, so don't do it unless you can get your hands on something you'll be able to hand down to your children-and for heaven's sake, pay cash for it. You won't enjoy them if you're still paying for them (with interest) years from now. Some people collect stamps, I collect cashmere.
And don't I look glamourous in my cashmere poloneck picking my nose? You know I do. Gawd, my allergies are going nuts. Seems like an obvious time to go shopping for perfume.
I stopped at a discount store on the odd chance they might have a bottle of some perfume I actually want. Turns out, they had several. I seem to be in a mood to revisit old fragrances that aren't necessarily sophisticated, but are interesting. I came home with White Shoulders, which I never really liked but it seems less absurdly sweet to my nose now, Tea Rose, which I'm still not sure I like but I don't hate, Classic Halston, which I will always love even if the bottle looks slightly obscene, and something else my brain is drawing a blank on at the moment. Anyway, I can't imagine wearing White Shoulders out of the house, but it would be lovely to scent my handkerchiefs with. You do scent your hankies, don't you? I wore Guet Apens today, which smelled really interesting after I opened the leaking bottle of White Shoulders. Honeysuckle, oak moss and violets. Strange, but...
1970's wool skirt-Goodwill
80's Marshall Field's Country Shop Cashmere Poloneck-bought it new, way back when.
1950's Niello earrings-thrifted
1960's Niello brooch-Thrifted
1950's Niello bracelet-Goodwill
1960's dual strand necklace-Hand-Me-Ups
Ruff Hewn clogs-Dillards a few years ago
1960's handbag-A thrift store in Western Mass, decades ago
1960's jacket-part of a suit, thrifted somewhere in Vermont ages ago
Fragrance- Guerlain Guet Apens
Uh oh, I must have a couple brains left after all...
Hope your Saturday is zombie (and chore) free.