Trust me I do need a legitimate reason.
I have been avoiding the shops because we are knee deep in renovations and are having an identical newly crafted front door made to replace our 100 year old door which is delaminating.
First off I've been down with a cold and my head has been stuffed up and fuzzy.
I managed to stay in bed for two days and then got up and about thinking I was cured....
until I went to do a load of laundry ~ black clothes.
My mind was obviously still foggy as later I discovered that I forgot to check the pockets.
When I went to hang them up to dry I was shocked at what I saw...everything was covered in small white bits of Kleenex, yes people I had left all my spare tissues in every pocket of every garment and I think there must have been a total of say 10 tissues which simply was a snowy disaster. As it turns out I was able to rewash the load several times and spin in just the air cycle the garments before attempting to de-lint and hand pick off the bits which were resistant after 3 washings. Not all garments survived...one dress and one top were down.
The second reason that I needed to go shopping is that we do not have doors on our bedroom closet and Chester attacked and shredded my basic black tunic top the very one that I wear several times a week to school.
It's rather disconcerting staring at a knit jersey top that has holes and runs in the fabric trying to figure out if it can be repaired and salvaged.
Which takes me back about 20 years when I came home from work to find our adorable kittens Stickley and Teco had had a shredding party of their own and were swinging in large holes that they had made in our imported Scottish lace curtains that hung in the living room windows...these were so pricey that I did spend many evenings attempting to stitch them back together...but they were never the same and as soon as the cats matured and I could afford to, I replaced them!
My new purchases are hung up on a higher rod and I've left only sturdy denims on the low rod for the time being.
think of this plain tunic as a layering piece
a backdrop for want of a better term
I'll show you what I will be pairing this simple top with...
all with medium weight leggings in black
This one replaces the lint top that ended up in the rag bag.
Both pieces are made of sustainable Bamboo by the Vancouver Company Gilmore.
I'll be showing you the new door soon
it has been installed but still needs to be stained.
Percy, is the talented artisan who crafted the door
he salvaged the original bevelled glass and the end result is brilliant!
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