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Death To The Moths

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I have just tried on my three winter coats. The size 16 one, 25 years old, I'm hoping to be able to wear in spring. I can now put it on but I can't do it up. Still, it's progress.

The knee-length black one, the best that Marks and Sparks (no relation) could sell, fits beatifully, better than when I bought it because I am a tad smaller than when I bought it. It needs a thorough brushing, having been popular with one or both cats at some point that I didn't notice.

The lime green one. Also from Markses.

Ah, my lime green coat. I love it with a passion. It was an extravagance. A frivolity. I saw it and was in love. They didn't have my size. I hunted through five branches, no joy (this will be familiar to the many of us who take large sizes). No joy. I lurked for weeks. Still no joy. Then long after I had given up, I walked past a rail in M&S by chance, and there it was. Limegreencoatmysizegrabitnowbe
inkaboutthecostgotit. Relax.

One of THOSE moments. I wear it with my favourite scarf. Designer scarf. Fragonard. Look, we can't get into designer clothes, we have to get our girlish egoboosts somewhere, yes?

I tried it on. It fits perfectly, better than it ever has. It is a size smaller than the black one, and I can now wear it with a jumper under it if I want to.

On the lapel, a ladybird brooch. Also on the lapel, a dusty little bald patch.

Argh. Moth! I knew there was an issue, I've had antimoth sticky cards up for months. But OF COURSE they have to choose the most visible part of my favourite coat.

What do you mean, it's still wearable? And in six months' time I'll be too thin for it? Beside the point.

I'm off into town to buy Things To Kill Clothes Moths With.

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    Love your blog. Hate moths. They are every fashionista's arch nemesis.
    1964 days ago
  • L1ZB3TH354
    Love the blog. Death to all moths! LOL! Love the ladybug brooch. emoticon
    1979 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    I've never had moths in my closets. I know your not supposed to have moth balls with cats around. My cat used to eat moths, well, only certain types.

    Sorry about your coat! It's so hard to find the right coat. In fact, I'm finding it difficult to find clothes I like at all! I wonder if I'll need a coat this winter. Last year I didn't, but the year before it was really cold.
    1979 days ago
    Love the scarf and coat, and well done you for the better fit!! I tried on a pair of jeans that had been getting too cosy for comfort prior to my recent efforts - they fit now without the muffin top effect. Looking forward to needing a belt with them and wearing some smaller ones too!
    1979 days ago
  • EABL81
    Beautiful coat and scarf, and you can't even see the bald patch in the picture. Is it somewhere where the ladybug can be made to sit?

    Isn't it fun to rediscover things that fit again? I had a similar experience with a pair of old, comfy, broken in jeans a few weeks ago.
    1979 days ago
    It is great motivation to have an item of clothing up that you want to fit into in plain sight! Keep up the great work!
    1979 days ago
    emoticon it fits again :D you make me lol :D
    1979 days ago
    This made me LOL, seriously!

    Love your blogs, and love that your coats are fitting again!
    1979 days ago
  • DJSHIP46
    Might be worth the investment to find a reweaver to repair you beloved coat emoticon I was so sad for you as I read what the moths had done... makes you feel grateful for the cat hair! Good luck with the pest patrol emoticon
    1979 days ago
    Those moths have another thing coming! They should be quaking in fear and terror and planning on taking up residence somewhere far, far away from you!! I've always used cedar and lavendar in my clsets to deter them, and it seems to work and smells so much nicer than camphor.
    I just combed my cat this morning and ended up with a "ball of hair". I thought the same thing about knitting it but that was quickly replaced by "eeuuw". lol
    1979 days ago
  • KIPPER15
    Don't you just love the cat hair. If I could blend it into yarn I could make an interesting set of clothes. LOL. Good luck getting rid of the Moths! emoticon
    1979 days ago
  • COUPONS0216
    Beautiful coat, I love the color! The scarf is very lovely and pairs well with the coat. You are quite the fashion plate, I'm jealous! emoticon
    Silly moths, of course they must die, just make sure your sweet cats can't get into the moth killing product.
    1979 days ago
    You are so funny!! Good job turning a VERY aggravating circumstance into something so much fun to read! You have a GIFT, girl!!

    I celebrate with you that the fit is so great with both coats this year ~ and love your scarf!!

    I will chant with you Death to the Moths Death to the Moths Death to the Moths Death to the Moths Death to the Moths ~ now we've got stereo Death!! ~ Who knew??!!

    Joy and Spark! to your day, my friend!!
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    AND, AND,'s a magic wand for anything you need fabulous help with today!!

    1979 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/22/2012 8:16:20 AM
  • DNRAE1
    Ah, my favorite color! Lime green speaks to me! You can find a way to hide the bald patch in a creative way. I have confidence in you! emoticon

    Congratulations on fitting into the smaller sizes! Yea, to you!
    1979 days ago
    Well, as you mentioned you are able to still wear it and probably wont be able to next year.

    And you will have the moth problem under control once you buy you moth killing stuff.

    1979 days ago
    I can relate sort of to the cat hair, but I get copious amounts of slobber too;) Don't you just love one upmanship! bear with me I am hungryyyyyyyy! emoticon
    1979 days ago
    Wear the coat, and just cover the moth spot. You will be beautiful and noone will notice.
    1979 days ago
    Death To The Moths. Death To The Moths. Death To The Moths. Death To The Moths.
    They did that to one of my favorite suit coats. A lapel pin took care of that issue, and no one the wiser.
    1979 days ago
    Beautiful coat Anne, shame it's damaged emoticon
    1979 days ago
    beautiful coat. I did something similar with a cozzie many years ago. It lurked in the drawer when I couldn't get into it. It had a brief outing for my aquafit class but now it has gone to the charity shop because (to quote Goldilocks) it was tooooo big.
    There will be another lovely coat, have you seen the collection in Asda? I rather like the mulberry coloured one with silver fact I might just go shopping later!!
    1980 days ago
    Very frustrating. I'd wear the coat regardless - can the brooch be moved to cover it or your scarf draped more loosely to make the patch invisible?
    1980 days ago
    You need to have a word with those cats, failure to nom all flying and buzzy creatures is a serious dereliction of duty.
    1980 days ago
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