I have a new penchant for something I really wish I didn’t have. No it’s not foundations, a new hair va-va-voomer or a trashy TV programme (though Catfish is bringing it at the moment) – it’s cashmere. Something I wish I had never discovered (I say as I chow down on a bare naked piece of toast, a repercussion of my latest purchase). I spoke about my first encounter with the stuff in my ‘Autumn Style Staples’ video. I had no idea why an H&M scarf was pricey at the grand ol’ age of 17, but it was just so darn soft leading me to traipse up to the till handing my Saturday job earned pennies over. My love for the stuff has stayed dormant until a recent Zara purchase and then this Whistles bad boy came along…
Now I should point out that the act of buying this was egged on by a 25% off code in Grazia but I still weep a little when I spot the receipt. The cashmere in question is the Mia Boxy Jumper. It’s comfy, cosy and keeps you so toasty I’ve experienced the sweaty tube journey to prove it. The cut drapes smoothly off the shoulders and the lines of piping give it a little somethin’ somethin’. I’ve been incorporating it into my all-black uniform of my Topshop Leigh Jeans, Whistles Canter Boots and a good chunky watch.
But the purpose of this post is not to show and tell but to pick your brains for cashmere caring tips. Because at the moment I’m rationing their wear as I’m too terrified to wash them (see above notes on the tube journey to understand why this is a priority). So please feel free to share below.
And you know what? Plain toast ain’t that bad.