You know when someone asks you…”if you were on a deserted island, what would you bring?” Yeah, I dislike that question, immensely. However, I do know the One Fashion item I cannot live without. It’s my cashmere and wool, black shawl. I wear it from September – May. I use it as a shawl, blanket (on an airplane or sitting on the couch), and let’s face it…it’s so soft and comforting, it’s almost like a Security Blanket! Almost.
I can wear it with any dress I own, jeans and a turtle-neck, over a suit, with dress pants and a blouse, to give it an extra little snap, or on top of a jean jacket. I can use it as a “shawl”, or a scarf with my winter coat. It goes with me to business meetings, my son’s baseball games , Bears games, to visit Meredith and watch an IU football game, or to wrap myself in it while watching TV…No need for a snuggie for me (oh, yeah, that’s gonna be a future blog). Mine is black, because it goes with everything I wear, and apparently I wear a lot of black…but if you are looking for this Fabulous Fashion Accessory, you can get it in Cream (though it will get dirty quickly, especially on a plane), Grey, Red, Pink…or any color that works within your wardrobe. I’d have to say, aside from Skirts with Boots, it’s a Total Fashion Terry Do!
It’s September and the temperatures here in Chicago, have already plunged! Good news for me is I break out the shawl, and keep it with me till May. A few years back I was wearing it in June (and in my defense it was a chilly June), and my husband , Kevin, asked, “When does that go back in the closet”? I think to spite him I never put it back in the closet that year! Here’s a lovely family photo of Me, Kevin, Patrick and Meredith in July 2008!