The most cozy, comfortable feeling I can imagine is to be swathed in head-to-toe cashmere. Heaven!!! Thankfully, cashmere is now available at all price points and in most stores, so I can feed my addiction without robbing a bank. If you share my fetish, read on and I'll tell you how to wrap yourself in this most luxurious, cuddly comfort for less than you'd imagine.
Cashmere is more expensive than wool because it is made from the underbelly hair of goats that live at high altitude. (And no, they don't have to harm the cute little goats-they're shaved and turned loose to regrow their miraculously soft, sinfully delicate hair).
Cashmere is softer, silkier and more cloudlike than any wool could ever be. When I said that I wanted to be wrapped in it like a blanket, I meant completely surrounded, in a tracksuit, socks, gloves, beanie, shawl, coat and scarf, all of which are, thank God, available at less than Kardashian prices. Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft sell lovely sweaters in clear, melting colors. Topshop offers hats and gloves in prices that only have two digits on the tag! Macy's and Bloomingdale's have always sold sweaters in multiple styles and diverse colors in the $100-200 range. J. Crew, Banana Republic, Anthropologie and Nordstrom all sell beautiful cashmere pieces at affordable prices. So now you can surround yourself with this most luxe of all wools without surrounding yourself in high credit card bills! What a happy coincidence in the dog days after the holidays!! And what a wonderful way to celebrate the fact that "trend" is today, but "style" is forever!!!