Update 04/05/18: Liberty sale purchase #02

Yesterday, I showed you the gorgeous Ianthe pendant that I purchased from the Liberty of London sale. Months ago, I also spotted a certain item that I thought I would never be able to afford and simply couldn’t justify. When I found out that it was also in the sale, with a massive discount, I was thrilled, so here is the reveal… (the starting point is the same as yesterday’s)…

Opening the parcel… love that Liberty purple!

Tissue paper and label underneath…

Two gorgeous purple and gold boxes… (after removing the bubble wrap packaging)…

The larger box is ready to open…

The tissue paper and label…

The fabulous cashmere and silk Hera shawl!

Unfolding the shawl… oh, the colours 😍😍😍😍😍…

Close-ups so you can see its absolute gorgeousness…

Wearing it with my Lands’ End aqua jumper… (I just grabbed this jumper; the shawl would look better with blue)…

Here it is: a 70:30 cashmere/silk 140cm shawl in the famous Hera design. The colours are shades of blue, turquoise, purple, lilac, mauve and beige with a fabulous fringed hem in cobalt. The shawl feels very large and cosy, but also light, and drapes beautifully as you can see above.

When I look at the wonderful Hermès cashmere and silk shawls, I am in awe of their beauty. But there is no way that I could ever justify spending £850 in this way! I am not sure how the quality of this Liberty of London shawl compares with one from Hermès, but I am very happy with it and look forward to wearing it on cooler days. It will work well with most of my blue items of clothing and can see it looking wonderful with my navy or cobalt merino cowl neck dresses from Lands’ End. The shawl could also be dressed down with tops and jeans, I am sure.

Navy and cobalt merino wool knitted dresses - Lands’ End

Navy and cobalt merino wool knitted dresses – Lands’ End

As I wrote yesterday, I have now developed a nice collection of Liberty jewellery and scarves, I am thinking of writing about the two patterns, Ianthe and Hera, in two longer posts soon. My scarf collecting isn’t all about Hermès!

Hope you all have a great weekend 😄.

Best wishes,


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