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Life of Colleen: Random wardrobe meanderings part 4

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Random wardrobe meanderings part 4
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 8:06 PM (Pacific)

Culled from craigslist:

I wash wool and cashmere clothes all the time < cool-water-NO-agitation > 05/24 19:57:27

Heat and agitation are what cause wool to shrink and "felt". If you don't agitate the wool and use cool water, there is no problem at all. I wash all my wool and cashmere this way; I let them soak in the washer and then go through the rinse and spin cycles as usual. I use Woolite. I do put them in lingerie bags to keep them from pilling and picking up fibers from the other wool and cashmere items. They actually come out much more soft this way than taking them to the cleaners. The cleaners use chemicals that seem to make the cashmere feel less soft.

I re-shape and then hang dry on huggable hangers. Works great for sweaters, skirts and pants. I live in a dry climate so they dry overnight in the laundry room. Also works fine for scarves, mittens, and blankets. Does NOT work for coats or jackets because the shoulders and/or lapels can get out of shape, so I leave those to the dry cleaners.

My wardrobe wish-list has been steadily dwindling, to the point it's next to depleted. Still, a girl needs to be surrounded by beautiful and useful objects...sighs...I'm still pining for micronet stockings:

micronet stockings

These are the Falke version, and I'm not willing to pay Falke prices; my point is the subtlety of the pattern. If only it were easier to find stuff like that here, or find it anywhere in a range of colors. What's wrong with a simple nude micronet?

jcrew button down shirt

Something like this is always handy. The J.Crew "solid stretch shirt" caught my eye because it's made exactly the same as a man's shirt, rather than the usual tepid imitation. Only the dainty sizing gives it away.

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