Saturday, November 21, 2009

Day 66: Read Instructions Before Washing

I've been an extra good girl, taking good care of my Wardrobe by Sam clothes: washing them on delicate, often with special detergent, ironing them, keeping them hung in a neat row in my closet. I've always been a stickler for following label instructions.

When I was laying out my clothes before going to bed, I noticed that the outer left pocket of one of my favorite hoodies was looking a tad gubby. Bleh. My first thought was to toss it in the washer on hand wash. But the label said "Dry Clean Only." Seems the outer cabled shell is polyester/acrylic/3% wool and the rest "other." Have no idea what "other" might mean.

But being occasionally distrustful of the need to dryclean certain things, I decided to wash it on "handwash" in the machine.

Here's the hoodie beneath the jacket:

I was disappointed at how badly it washed. I know. The label did say to dryclean it. But the surface did pill inordinately and the hoodie now looks kind of icky and cheap.  ($24 at Sam's Club) I'll probably listen and dry clean the orange one that's constructed just like it.

Thursday's ensemble:

Ralph Lauren sweater: $24 (Sam's); Jones NY Gray stretchy pants: $17: Scarf: $5: Earth Spirit Shoes: $30; Earrings: $7   Total: $83

Hope you have an amazing weekend!


  1. Okay, maybe I was a little grumpy about the way the sweater washed. It looks better now than it did when it was wet. Now that I've washed it, I probably won't dry clean it.

  2. Is that a big bag for Bloody Gorgeous Books I see on the chair? :-)

    Laura, I have to say, I'm finding this project mighty depressing -- whatever you wear and however much you dislike it, you always look a million times better than I do in anything :-S

  3. Hey, Jen!!! Yes, that is a big bag for Bloody Gorgeous Books, indeed! A few months ago it held new plants--now it has actual books in it.

    I hate the thought of depressing you, my dear. You are adorable in every photo of you I've seen. I hope I give you a giggle once in a while--SO glad you're here! xo