Today’s post is on summer cashmere, but first things, we need to a little organizational rejig on my 30 Days of Summer Style series. I’m realizing that I can’t keep up with posting on the weekends. It’s just not feasible if I want to be present with my family (taking my own advice) so I’ll continue the series, but I’ll just post Monday through Friday.
*Thank you to Golightly Cashmere for sponsoring this post! All thoughts and opinions are my own, but I was compensated to share their brand/products with you.
K. Now that I have that out of the way let’s talk about summer cashmere.
Cashmere is something that I’ve always written off as being “not for me”. I am VERY sensitive to wool, and can’t wear something that has even 5% wool content. It’s unbearably itchy on my skin, and I get a rash from it.
I’ve tried cashmere in the past (from J.Crew and various thrifted items) with a slightly less version of that reaction so I just completely stopped trying to wear wool and cashmere a few years ago.
Until a month ago when Golightly Cashmere reached out and asked if I was open to a collaboration. At first I was a bit hesitant, but when I read about their brand I realized that I wanted to share them with you regardless of my own sensitivity to cashmere.
I’ll get into why I love the ethos of the brand in a minute, but I have to tell you that when I got the cashmere scarf in the mail and put it on… it is seriously (I’m not over exaggerating) the softest thing I have ever put on my body, and I have had ZERO sensitivity to it. In the past when I’ve worn a wool scarf I have gotten a red rashy ring around my neck, but none of that happened with this scarf. It’s not scratchy or irritating at all.
That leaves me realizing that maybe (MAYBE) quality/price actually matters when it comes to wool/cashmere. I’m still a bit nervous about wool, but I’m feeling a bit converted to cashmere.
So let’s talk about Golightly for a minute. All of their products are designed and made in Santa Fe, New Mexico and their brand was founded on the desire to raise the standard on “what fine knitwear SHOULD be.” They believe that good knitwear should be something that brings you joy, and that joy only builds over time as you build a lasting relationship with your piece of knitwear.
They do a lot of hand knitting in their medium size studio which makes each of their pieces unique, special and extremely well made.
They offer a variety of products including cold weather gear (like the wrap I’m wearing), socks, baby products, and sweaters.
Their pieces do come with an investment sized price tag, but the quality and craftmanship make that investment 100% worth it (i.e. you are absolutely paying for what you get… in the best way possible).
And because they are such investment pieces, they stand by their craftsmanship with a lifetime guarantee, so if you snag a hole in your sweater years after buying it, you can send it back and they will happily fix it for free.
I can say confidently that this will probably be the only scarf I wear this winter, and I’ve already been using it as a way to add extra warmth on cooler summer nights making it the perfect summer cashmere piece. The scarf I’m wearing is “the Wrap” style and it’s in the color Stone (they have 36 colors to choose from!).
If you love cashmere (or if you’ve wanted to love it like me, but were nervous about a sensitivity) definitely check Golightly Cashmere out. You won’t be disappointed!