So this post is mostly going to be about a simple red jumper. I bought this in the Age UK shop in Orpington for £4.99. It was a little worn, but crucially, it’s 50% cashmere, 50% silk, so it feels lovely. I thought it would be a great addition to my red, white and blue holiday wardrobe for my trip.
All I did with this was to gently remove some bobbles and it was good to go.
You already saw it in my pictures from my tour of Yale (along with my rather mad blazer which you can read more about here).
In these pictures I also wore it with a men’s dress shirt that I love, even though it doesn’t fit very well.
I also wore it on the day we visited Hopkins Vineyard in New Preston, CT for some sneaky wine tasting. The vineyard overlooks Lake Waramaug, it’s a beautiful setting.
I also wore it with a white polo when touring The Breakers, the finest of the Newport, RI mansions. This place was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt II at the end of the 19th century with his family’s railway fortune. It’s a stunning place, with more than 70 rooms of opulence (more about it here).
Funny how some of these charity shop pieces end up being so well used. I have worn this several times since getting home, and I think it’s going to be a firm favourite over Christmas too.