The USA site of Orla Kiely is having a 50% off sale on Pre-Spring. Her clothing has such a retro appeal love the dresses. Stay tuned to see what I splurged on! I'm just waiting for those latest knit wear SS13 ensembles to go on sale, love the Flower Spot Half Milano Dress but I'm sure either Kate or Pippa will wear it and forget finding it on sale lol.
Friday, April 12, 2013
In The Family
I thought I'd share with you today a lovely blazer that my aunt knitted for herself at least 35 years ago. She made this blazer based upon a pattern from the 40's. You can tell that this yarn would have been difficult to work with and require a lot of skill to knit with. I love the stories behind clothing and my aunt told me that the cashmere blend came from the Yorkshire Dales and the buttons and gold mesh are from France. She told me of the times she missed her "pub" outings to finish making this blazer and she had it lined so that it would wear more easily. It really is a lovely blazer and I'm happy she decided that I should have this. The beaded blouse is also vintage but I'm not quite sure if I like them together or not.