Whenever I shop for clothes for the Etsy shop I tend to sell whatever I find that's in season and squirrel away whatever I find that's not. I didn't realize just how much squirreling I'd been doing until I cleaned out my closets this past week. I found not one, not two but five(!) big garbage bags packed full of fall and winter clothes that I'd collected over the summer. Since I was accumulating things one or two at a time I had no idea I'd amassed such a pile!
I pulled out a couple of things for myself and then put everything else away for the shop. I think I have one more week's worth of lightweight dresses and tops then I'll start listing the fall/winter collection. I better start getting everything organized! And ladies down under, not to fret, I'll still be listing a few lighter weight pieces throughout the year so there's a little something for everyone.
Here are a few of the pieces I kept for myself:
- A 60s era 100% cashmere sweater. My, oh, my... I'm such a sucker for cashmere. This sweater is actually a bit big for me I just can't imagine parting with it just yet. I'm going to try to make it work but if not, I'm sure it will end up in one of your closets instead.
- A 30s linen jumper. I guess this piece could work for several different seasons but I'm picturing it as the perfect fall jumper. I love the faded olive color. It's one of those things I fell in love with despite its many flaws. It's pretty stained in places (especially on the seat of the dress) and I've already soaked it in Oxyclean to no avail. Perhaps a Rit bath is in order?
- More berets to add to my ever growing collection. I can't wait to start wearing these everyday.
- I seem to be drawn towards skirts right now and I pulled several out to put in my keep pile. This might be my favorite though. Doesn't it remind you of a crisp autumn day - all blue skies and changing leaves?