Sunday, February 3, 2008

The story of the cashmere pencil skirt.

Remember the black cashmere pencil skirt from a few posts ago? I got it at a clothes swap. It is beautiful. Unfortunately, when i got it, it smelled a bit like moth balls. The smell was not very bad, but I knew that I couldn't wear it until I got the smell out. The problem with cashmere is, you cant wash it with your other clothes in a washing machine; it has to be either hand washed or sent to the dry cleaner. I sent it to the dry cleaner, hoping that it would get the smell out. I got it back yesterday and it reeked even more than before!

So I tried to hand-wash it, and the smell kept getting stronger. In fact, it smelled up the whole 2nd floor of my house. From one skirt. I had to DRENCH everything in my room with air-freshener to get rid of it. And the skirt STILL smelled! After it dried, the smell was subtle again, but I still don't think that I can wear it =[.

Who the hell thought of moth balls? They should die. Right now. The smell is horrifying. I'd rather have moths eat my clothes than walk around smelling horrible.

Does anyone have any tips at getting rid of the smell of moth balls completely? Remember, its cashmere so whatever I do I have to be very very delicate.

This is what I wore on Saturday:

Shirt: Lola, $8
Jeans: Delias, $20
Flats: Marshalls, $20

This is what I wore today:

Shirt: Gap, $5
Sweater: Vintage thrifted, $5
Jeans: Delias, $20
Scarf: gift
Shoes: Converse, $30
Peacoat: Delias, $25
Bag: Vintage via clothes swap


crossxmyxhooks said...

Hey I pretty much dig your blog, found through wardrobe remix on flickr (fellow memeber!). And I really like your outfits and love to read other people daily fashion blogs.

Your outfits are really inspiring and very creative!!

The Clothes Horse said...

Nice outfits. That is terrible about your skirt. Baking soda really erases odors. Try sprinkling some on your skirt (I've also heard of people making a paste to work into the fabric and then washing it clean)...that might work.

Wendy said...

Cute outfits! That striped scarf from the second ensemble is the perfect touch!

Shanmin said...

I really like that top with the circles.

verina oei said...

is this ur style very awesome or u r just simply gorgeous ! omg i adore both !