Monday, 28 February 2011

Cashmere

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One of my favourite fabrics to be clothed in has to be cashmere. There is something so comforting about it's softness that gives instant cosiness. I have bought expensive cashmere before but find that the Autograph cashmere range in M&S is equally as good. I already have two cardigans, the pink is my favourite - I love the cool pink hue, it was bought for me as a gift so has sentimental value (previously worn here). I was overjoyed to find this peach sweater when browsing Oxfam the other day, a bargain for £3.99 instead of the usual £100.

My only issue with cashmere is that it can grow holes very quickly. It is an absolute draw for pesky little creatures who love to nibble away at the cashmere fibres - I am baffled as to how they find their way in! So, I try to remain vigiliant on a regular basis and make sure there is a lot of lavender floating around the wardrobes (as they hate it) - a much more pleasant aroma than mothballs. So far, this ploy seems to have worked!

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30 comments:

  1. I love the peach jumper, such a good bargain too. I like to buy cashmere in the sales, I've got a nice cream jumper from Gap which I think was reduced from about £100 to £25.

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  2. i love these photos! beautiful <3
    the softness of the pictures reflects the softness of the cashmere. i've never tried wearing it (how have i missed it?) so i'm going to have to do so now! i hope you've had a good day love.
    oh and finding bargains in charity shops...i absolutely love it!
    beth xo

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  3. The peach jumper/cardigan is so pretty and feminine. I adore cashmere too. So soft and luxurious.xoxo

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  4. Gorgeous cardigans, the colours are beautiful! Shame about the moths though. I love lavender so this bug repellent would make a lovely perfume for me too. Don't think I actually own any cashmere but a good jumper is something I've always wanted


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  5. If you put the cashemire jumpers or cardigans or whatever item, well wrapped up in a platic bag and into the freezer for a few days, it will kill not only the moth, but also the worms. Try it and tell me if it works.
    I have a coat in the freezer at the moment hehehehe.
    Living in a warm country you have to be really careful with any type of wool and delicate things.
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  6. hannah - me too, i love lavender anyway

    sacramento - i think i may have heard this before...you have reminded me...thank you!

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  7. I love Cashmere, but I'll only buy it from charity shops as it's so expensive. Brilliant idea about the lavender, moth balls do smell awful! x

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  8. I love cashmere - pity the moths do too!

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  9. ive never really been able to afford cashmere and buying it cheaply from tescos or primark would take all the special-ness out of buying such a lovely material
    margief
    x

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  10. i go for the lambswool jumpers in m&s, really good for warmth and only £30. m&s really is underrated for stuff like that

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  11. Thanks for the tip about using lavender - I've got a jumper from Autograph and I do love it - I practically live in it in the winter! x

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  12. I love cashmere as well - and wow, what a great find!

    I love the little lavender heart thing, I may just have to try that! I keep finding holes in my cashmere & modal clothes.

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  13. There's nothing as comforting as cashmere - maybe with some silk underneath ;-) I also love lavender and a bit of a moth problem in our last house resulted in me making lots of lavender sachets... Lovely pictures, I hope you're well, Love from London xo

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  14. They're so comfortable, and such soft photos. :) I never knew about the scent of Lavender in being able to replace mothballs. Definitely a better option!

    p/s: I've linked you on my blog! x

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  15. I agree on all counts. Cashmere: sumptuous, m&s: hugely under-rated, lavender: sweet and beautifully relaxing
    *as wearing 70% cashmere scarf, snuggly*

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  16. Cashmere is great. So cozy!

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  17. I adore the colors, they're like candy:)

    xx

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  18. Gorgeous Paula.. are those your cashmere jumpers? So beautiful and soft! :)
    Oh oh, we're having a giveaway, if you wanted to join :)

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  19. I love the colours of your cashmere! I am always really warm so I never need anything as cosy as cashmere but my mum has cashmere and it's so soft! :)

    Maria xxx

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  20. I would live in cashmere all fall/winter long if I could afford it.

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  21. Last winter Whistles did some beautiful cashmere tops, I was able to get one or two when the sale came round and theyre still amongst my favourite comforting things to wear. Both soft and warm- a long short sleeve cardi and a little cap sleeve jumper in a peachy pink.
    The colours you have are lovely P,
    Kat xx

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  22. lovely photos.xx

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  23. Ooooh these look lovely, I want one. x

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  24. I luv ur hair style/cut! lovely blog u have here btw thant 4 ur visit & comment on my blog! I'm adding u 2 my blogroll ;-)

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  25. I love cashmere too. Massimo Dutti does lovely ones and often you can get them really cheap on their sales. Last year I got a beautiful cashemere jumper for £11.
    Beautiful collection.

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  26. can't agree more. cashmere is so yummy - the colors are always softer yet richer - not to mention how it feels when it slides through the body!!!

    xx

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  27. I love cashmere and the lavander, really nice..

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