I always thought I was allergic to wool. Much like I never felt the need to verify an allergy that time that lipstick gave me hives, or the time that medicine made me ill, I thought it was a safe assumption that I was allergic to wool since it always made my skin turn a bright, deep red. Yeah, it’s uncomfortable, I don’t really need to look into it more. Who need allergy tests?
And then I tried cashmere. Turns out, I was just wearing shitty wool.
I was recently invited to visit the new Kit and Ace store in the Central West End to try on items and give style and fit feedback. This Canadian brand has “Technical Cashmere,” which is — wait for it… — machine-washable cashmere. In case you can’t guess, most of my feedback was simply, “This is so soft. This is SO soft. Your store is beautiful. How is this so soft?”
After contemplating moving into the wood-and-rose gold dressing room and sleeping in a pile of cashmere, I decided to go home before I was escorted out. However, I couldn’t leave without the Claremont tank and the coziest thing I’ve tried on in months, the Hollis top.
Currently wearing… Hollis top, c/o Kit and Ace [HERE] | Jeans, AEO [HERE] | Boots, Naturalizer [HERE on sale!] | Handbag, Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot To Handle Tote [SEEN HERE] | Watch, c/o JORD [HERE]
So. Now you know what I’ll be wearing all month.
P.S. Anyone else hear this and only this when they think about cashmere? Classy points lost.