Today being slightly cooler (and on a side note, man has this been a delightfully warm spring...!) I am finally able to wear the scarf that Sam brought me as a gift from his trip to France. It is a soft-as-clouds woven chenille; ivory, or white, the colour he told me I wear the most and is convinced is my favourite colour. Hmmm, I'm always fascinated when people tell me what my favourite colour is, since I'm so unaware myself of what it is... he could well be right. Possibly my favourite colour changes a lot, even daily, depending on my mood. But there's no denying white and variations of are a recurring theme for me in my wardrobe... Even though my skirt is technically green and my top is technically blue, they are really both now just slightly off-white themselves. A few years of laundering and drying out in the sun has bleached them to a faded shade of nothingness to satisfy even the most die-hard lack-of-colour lover such as myself... And with a snowy ruffle of petticoat peeping out from my skirt, and pristine new bobby socks, well today I'm just a symphony of paleness, merely lacking a picnic and a hanging rock...
I have mentioned it before on this blog, my personal love for white shirts and how they are not just useful but beautiful. As if there is an international synchronicity of minds, Barbara has started a white shirt sew-along (button over there in the side-bar), and how could I not but join in? This is good. My obsession with white shirts has been legitimised and sanctioned with an official outlet. I don't have to invent a reason to make a white shirt. When debating whether yet another white shirt is actually a reasonable addition to the wardrobe, I can now easily self-justify, well, I'm committed to The White Shirt Project. Yes. End of story. Permission granted. Purchase of white, and even lacy, fabric may now proceed, guilt free.
And I can semi-cheat, hehe, having just completed two white shirts quite recently... specimens 1 and 2 below...
Top; Butterick 4985, blue self-embroidered cotton with lace details
Skirt; Vogue 7880 view B, sage green self-embroidered cotton
Socks; knitted by me, white cotton
Scarf; gift from my son, Paris
Boots; Francesco Morichetti, from Zomp shoes