This little black cardigan was one of my favorite purchases for the winter but I think it is time to put it away for the next few seasons – it’s getting warmer and warmer out and the fabric can get hot! When I put away my thicker cashmere pieces I try to fold them in tissue paper and store them away neatly – all of my pieces have lasted for years, except for the newer J.Crew cashmere which I find pretty shoddy, to be honest. I only buy J.Crew cashmere on sale.
While rooting around in my card box looking for some thank you cards I came across these “lucky red envelopes” that my stepfather gave us for Chinese New Year and had to share them here. My parents are not big into holidays/traditional Chinese celebrations and they abhor overpaying for items. However apparently the lure of the Year of the Dragon was too strong for my stepfather to resist and he ended up buying over 20 of these to give out:
What’s was even more shocking was the fact that he was willing to pay the princely sum of $5.95 for each of these bad boys, even though they clearly only have a monetary value of $1, as seen below. I suppose the extra $5 are for the lucky dragon poem included…oh and all the lucky 8sin the serial number! I can’t help but laugh every time I open my envelope up, it’s an ingenious detail…
However, I was even more impressed when I realized that it was my very own government that had dreamed this scheme up!
Who knew that the Department of the Treasury had such savvy marketers?