So, as I told you in my last post, I went on a lovely shopping day with my sister earlier in the week. And I bought some socks, and a pair of tights.
But. I almost bought… in fact I came very close to buying… a sweater that I loved, but did not in any way need.
A beautiful, feather-weight, soft green, cashmere cardigan from Vince. A sweater which I had been eyeing for a while online. After looking at similar cardigans by other brands. And all this after seeing comparable styles of cardigans on countless vloggers and Instagrammers. The same type of cardigan, worn in a myriad of ways by Influencers. Ha. Who says that influencers don’t influence us? Not me, my friends.
Anyway. I didn’t but it.
Instead, inspired by this close call, and by the book Loved Clothes Last by Orsola de Castro, I decided to come home and dig out a couple of old cardigans I’ve had for years to see if I can satiate my apparent “need” for a cardigan with something I already own.
This is the topic for my October vlog. Chatting about Orsola de Castro’s book and trying to do something with my two old sweaters. Neither of which I’ve worn in years. So instead of writing what I am actually going to be saying in the vlog, let’s just get on with the video. Okay?
Hope you enjoyed the October vlog, my friends. I’m happy I found at least one way to wear that old Max Mara sweater. I just knew I was doing the right thing by hanging onto that. Like Orsola de Castro, I am a clothes keeper. And I always have been.
But I need to focus on being a better fashion revolutionary in other ways. Not just resting on my laurels, doing what comes easy to me.
Thanks to grade eight Home Economics, I do know the basics of sewing. I hate sewing, but I can manage simple seams. I can hem pants and sew on a button. But the “visible mending” thing is new to me. My friend Frances over at Materfamilas Writes has done this with really great results. I just need something to mend.
Maybe something of Hubby’s to practice on? He’ll never notice.