Would you just look at that cuff??? It's filthy!! And I swear, I haven't had this shirt for very long. It's not like I'm digging for coal while I'm wearing my white shirts -- I'm just undertaking normal, everyday activities like writing a blog and shopping and... well, mostly shopping, but you know what I mean! I'm not exactly a stevedore -- I don't understand what it is that I'm doing to make my shirts so dirty.
This picture makes it look better than it is, actually -- it's truly filthy, there's no way I can wear this shirt like this in public. I can just roll up the sleeves, I guess, but the point of a shirt with French cuffs is the, ya know, cuffs, and I have all these faboo cufflinks I want to wear & show off. It's really disheartening.
I guess I'm going to have to have my white shirts professionally laundered if I want to wear them more than twice. This really grates my cheese -- I should be able to wash my own cotton shirts, for Miuccia's sake (I'm trying to swear less and am casting about for substitute strong language -- it kinda flows, non?).
Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on this topic? Will professional cleaning extend the life of my white blouses? Or are there other tricks I should try? I'm really at the end of my tether about this. There are a couple of really gorgeous white blouses in my closet that I'm not wearing because I'm so petrified of ruining them. And that's no way for a fashionista to live, dangit!
Photo: Style Spy
Sunday, April 26, 2009