Tuesday, November 8, 2011

12 in 11: October. I'm late, I'm late...

A belated summary of my October clothing and accessories purchases: one item. This brings me to 12 in 11 - my goal for the year. I think it's fairly obvious that I'll exceed the year's ideal total, but I'll try to bring the same rigour to buying as I have so far this year and see where it leads me.

So what did I buy?

Marimekko

A very loose Marimekko t-shirt in a dramatic camel and navy pattern. As the weather warms up for summer, it's already become one of my favourite pieces of clothing. I just love Marimekko. In the late 1960s I bought a length of fabric in their Poppies design that became the first of the Marimekko fabric cushions I've had across my life. I seem to remember my children having library bags for school that I made out of scraps of Marimekko fabric. I've had t-shirts and socks and, my favourite of all, a yellow and white striped ankle length t-shirt that in the early 1970s, when I was much slimmer, I wore both as a nightshirt and a party dress. Could anything be more versatile?

Ah, Marimekko. A most satisfying purchase.

6 comments:

missfee said...

love that top - it is just gorgeous

Brendaknits said...

Those are gorgeous pieces. No such thing here in Canada. Enjoy your 'coming into summer' as we enter winter.

Rose Red said...

I meant to tell you on Saturday how great that top is!

Sel and Poivre said...

Either your taste is impeccable or I just think so because it seems so similar to mine...I just love things you feature here! what a lovely purchase!

drkknits said...

i love this top on you, its just perfect. i think you will get lots of wear out of it.

Cecilia said...

Beautiful! I can so easily see you looking stylish (as always!) in it.