|I GIVE UP|
My thinking has always been that they will last longer with home care rather than the dry cleaner's heavy machines and use of chemicals. But guess what: those shirts fall prey to ink marks before they ever reach old age, and those heavy machines do a much better pressing job than I can ever manage.
Still, it did feel like a bit of a defeat.
I've been churning out the vegetable soup.
|My winter closet.|
I keep the all-important jumpers in a big drawer.
|Champagne bottle of steel.|
Do you get embarrassed when you do stupid, daft things like tripping in front of a crowd of people and having your champagne bottle fly through the air? That would have left me mortified when I was younger but it doesn't bother me these days.
Do you remember that I found that perfect black wool dress from Boden, real cheapie on the sales?
|Black wool Boden dress with silk charmeuse sash.|
As is this dress:
|My best silk dress from Brora.|
I was planning to buy a dark navy LV handbag for summer but then I realized that every single time I went out in the evening I was in a bit of a pinch: the lack-of-a-black-handbag-for-evening-pinch. That meant sticking my lipstick in my pocket or MrBP's, stashing my phone in my coat, having no place for my wallet or cardigan sweater or any of the other things I like to bring with me when we go out.
So I turned to our friend GetFresh of course, who really knows a thing or 8,000 about handbags, we pro-ed and con-ed over various bags and came up, in the end, with this:
|Smythson Antonia Small Top Handle Bag in Black.|
I like the shagreen clasp and the bits of blue stitching, it's structured frame style and roomy compartments. It is incredibly well-made.
their site here.
Thanks GetFresh for helping me find a classic black bag! I've used it for several evenings out already and it is perfect. It was a sensible investment and as far as that navy LV handbag, well maybe next year.
I hope your week is off to a pleasant beginning.
Leave a comment if you please, I love to read them. We will be losing our electricity this morning for several hours due to some kind of maintenance but I'll be back later this afternoon for a chat.