In this one, clothes and smooth skin.
When I was packing for our recent winter holiday, I noticed something
They are almost all grey. 5 years ago they would have all been black. Now grey dominates. How many grey cardigans and scarves can one person reasonably have?
In my case quite a few. Here is just a small cross section of what I have been wearing during this cold and exceptionally rainy winter:
So, along with my Year of No Rubbish Purchases comes a supplementary resolution - no more grey clothes.
In case you still want some grey in your life, these are the places in Melbourne for grey cashmere and merino wool knitted things:
8 Inkerman (cashmere and cashmere on sale now)
Sambag (ballet shoes, bags and knits)
Skin and Threads (fantastic basics in plain colours, great quality)
Pink Zebra (US brands like Joie and J Brand and lots of cashmere)
If you are like me, you have skin which, alien like, peels off in sheets the minute the cold weather starts. I have tried various lip balms over the last 20 years, and I can honestly say that this is the very very best.
My other great discovery this winter is this facial oil. My mother gave it to me for my birthday in March. It sure beats the pink vinyl handbags she otherwise tends to give me. (Sorry mum). This stuff is amazing. I don't know what blue orchids are, but they have stopped my alien skin peel in its tracks.
I am now addicted to all things oily. Any other face oil suggestions? Let me have them.
This is my last Winter Series post because the daffodils are out, and spring is in the air. In spite of the drizzly endless rain.