This piece of textile -- a soft sort of fleece, printed on both sides, same design but with colors reversed -- looks quite odd as a circle with two holes in it. Putting arms through the holes, flipping the excess material over the shoulders makes a shawl collar. The back part dips into a rounded hem. This was a choice use of a gift certificate to the Sea Breeze shop on Hyannis's Main Street, a store Rachel and I browse maybe once a summer, ooh and ahh over the the interesting fabrics and colors and cuts -- clothing with an individuality we have not found in other stores -- but a wee bit above our financial comfort zone. However with a gift certificate I browsed all the sweaters which were 20% off but, having many sweaters. I decided this was the one-of-a-kind garment I wanted from that store. It can be worn with the turquoise background out or the black -- it needs to be worn with black sweater and pants. No problem, as I have several of each,
I may have been doing a mini-rant about the younger fashions a few days ago, however I think this is fashionable, quirky and my kind of thing. My shoes were my usual flat ones.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!