Well I do have Dickens on my mind, what with my Dickens dinner only 10 sleeps away.
Who can forget the happy Scrooge, the poignant Scrooge, who looks upon his past wistfully, so close to what he cannot touch, for in truth, it is gone forever?
the memory of what is past half makes me hope you will—have pain in this. A very, very brief time, and you will dismiss the recollection of it, gladly, as an unprofitable dream, from which it happened well that you awoke. May you be happy in the life you have chosen!” She left him, and they parted. “Spirit!” said Scrooge, “show me no more! Conduct me home. Why do you delight to torture me?”
Oh this could be Dickens writing about Wendy and Mickey, not Scrooge and his lost love. For if truth be told, there was a year, a distant year, in which all was happy and lovely in the Wendy/JCrew World. I clasped Mickey to my bosom in great delight. Then all grew dark and shoddy.
But unlike Scrooge and Belle, old Wendy can go back in time, thanks to Ebay.
It is Christmas 2007. I weigh less than I weigh now. Worry not - we can get there again...
It is the perfect collection for one with a certain colouring...
So I decided recently to begin to troll the second hand world for the items I love. First stop: the Cheshire jacket above, in tomato and on me below.
100% thick wool lined in silk. Sigh.. It is divine and I have worn it twice in one week.
And the silk purse below from the same holiday rollout. I think it was called the Juliet purse? Simply lovely and fun to carry about.
The quality of both of these items is shockingly dissimilar to the items I have purchased in the last year or two; there is a real craftsmanship and quality here that seems to (perhaps) be relegated to the most expensive of their items.
I now have a list of things I am trolling for and I hope to add to my collection over time, while continuing to reduce my other items.
How about you - are you trolling the net for old favourites these days? Do tell!
Have a great Wednesday and stay safe out there!