September 20, 2011
As I promised that I would add to my list of Autumn styles, I thought I would share with you my favourite classic wardrobe essential for Autumn and Winter, the cashmere jumper. Whatever style of cashmere jumper you prefer to wear, it is a perfect wardrobe staple that will make any outfit look smart and elegant and it will keep you nice and toasty at the same time.
Personally I like simple v-neck cashmere jumpers with dark-wash straight jeans a good belt and some simple pearl jewellery. I have a wardrobe full of them in every colour.
Here are some of the best shops to find good cashmere jumpers this winter:
1. Cheaper option: Uniqlo and Zara do some lovely simple cashmere jumpers. They are not very expensive and I have some from Uniqlo that I have used constantly for the last four years. Both shops are well worth going into to stock up on a few colour options.
2. My favourite: Pringle of Scotland have beautiful cashmere jumpers they are my favourite they feel beautiful and I tend to have to treat myself to one each year.
3. Expensive option: If you want really fine cashmere with a bit of a edge to it and you don’t mind spending a fair amount Louis Vuitton and Fendi tend to have one or two beautiful cashmere pieces in their Autumn/Winter collections.
Whatever you do make sure your jumpers and hand washed. I have lost a few precious pieces because I left them in the laundry basket foolishly assuming everyone would know to hand wash them.
Posted: September 20, 2011 01:17 PM
September 16, 2011
Letters from Operation Blessing’s Chinese orphan care program
As you may already know, Mai Pearls gives 10% of its profits to Operation Blessing’s Chinese orphan care program.
We were recently blessed with some letters from the children this money helps. I thought I would share some excerpts of them with you.
Dear Uncles and Aunties:
"I really appreciate your kindly help to me. I am studying in Lizi Center Elementary School. My parents worked very hard to pay my tuition. Now their burden is lighter because of your help. I want to see you and say thank you in person."
"You have been helping me since grade 2. There was one time my parents do not have enough money and they decided to ask me stop studying. I was very sad. However now I can go to school every day happily. And my parents do not need to be so tired. Thank you. I will study hard and get a good degree."
"Since I cannot return your affection today with anything else except, I can only say thank you with all my mind and all my heart, and I want do some good things for others, just like you do for me. I want to show my appreciation again, thank you very much!"
"Thank you so much dear aunts and uncles. I won’t disappoint you. I will work hard and let the world be more beautiful in the future."
"Now I am in grade three, I got 90 points last semester and I am happy with that. Thank you so much for your help and love. I am 14 and going to be in grade 4. I will not fail you. I can feel your warm and love which give me strength to live. Happy everyday!"
Thank you all for your help in supporting these children.
Posted: September 16, 2011 04:26 PM