When you find Royal’s style alluring.
I have loved Princess Diana since the Royal Wedding in July 1981. I woke up at the crack of dawn to watch the wedding live, with my Nana. That is a memory I will never forget. Since that time, I have been watching the Royals and their clothing. Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, had lust-worthy costumes on Suits.
I was looking through old pictures of Diana Spencer and found the “black sheep” sweater. Quickly googled the image and WOW, what a price variant. The purpose of this thrifting post is kinda interesting and serendipitous.
I went to Goodwill to drop off some items and went in to look for items for my Halloween costume (which is also 100% thrifted). I am going to go as Lucy Wilde from Despicable Me 2. I digress.
I was looking for red and for the life of me, I can’t remember why. Anyway, I spotted this red sweater and I remembered the Diana black sheep sweater. It’s not black sheep but it’s close.
The point here is that you can take the idea and put a spin on it that suits you! This sweater was tagless, so I didn’t know where it came from. I always check the material composition and it was cotton and acrylic. Acrylic clothes are so much famous for reasons like they’re durable, easy to take care of, the best option for cold-weather wearing, and so on.
Let’s address the elephant in the room: Is Acrylic Toxic? Yes, acrylonitrile in acrylic fiber is a carcinogen and a mutagen. These substances can cause dangerous health issues, anything from nausea, headache, and dizziness, limb weakness, difficulty breathing, and so on. Cotton 85%, acrylic 10% other fiber 5% is what it’s made up of.
So, knowing this, I still purchased it. Why? Well, I really try not to be a fashion slave, but sometimes my desire gets the best of me. Thankfully the acrylic was not a high percentage. I also won’t wear it very often, only in December 😉
My Women’s Scotty Dog Fair Isle Red Sweater was 50% off at Goodwill and cost $3.
What do you think?
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