Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Not Too Hot To Handle and What I Wore Wednesday

I'm linking up with the pleated poppy's What I Wore Wednesday(wiww) again for some fun.  

pleated poppy WWIW link up was started by blogger/business woman extraordinaire, Lindsey, as a "fun way for us to encourage each other to simply get dressed each day, and get out of our pj’s or yoga pants."  

I love linking up here every now and then to get me thinking about fashion-- A. Because it's fun and B. Because it forces me to update my look or at least take a second look at my look(s). Today, I'm tackling my issues with sweaters.

I've never hid the fact that I have a mild disdain for sweaters.  Deep down I believe I was meant to live someplace warm.  Some faraway place with sandy beaches, sunshine and no need for sweaters.  But alas, Michigan is not that place.  And I live in Michigan.

Many people are shocked by my annoyance with sweaters.  They just don't get it.  I think either they have low thyroid issues or they are young and have no hormone problems.  I am not young and luckily don't suffer from any thyroid disorders (although I had mine checked out because I was so tired, but the doctor said "um, your blood work is fine, you're just tired from having four young children," waaaah).  But my hormones are f#&*ed up, so I get hot, a lot.

I think I've found some ways to sport a sweater and not be too hot to handle. Here's my sweater criteria list:

The Cardigan- It's perfect for someone like me who can't commit to a full sweater.
This sweater is from a small boutique in my town that sadly went out of business.
A Sleeveless Sweater- It sounds ridiculous, but I love it.
This sweater came from that same boutique that closed.  I guess I should've bought more sweaters.

The Loose Neck- This is extremely important. I once heard a comedian say a turtleneck was like a very weak person choking you and I totally agree.  A sweater with a loose neck helps with the non-choking feeling and making it a little cooler (in all ways).
This sweater is from a fabulous store in Pittsburgh called Figleaf (which I want to link to their web site, but it's under construction, whomp, whomp).

Thin V-Neck- I love this.  Layer it for colder days or wear it alone for a great look without the heat.  There is a lot of flexibility with a thin v-neck.
This only non-grey sweater is from my beloved Old Navy.

Hey, now that I'm getting a little more into sweaters check out this trend: Cosby sweaters.  Click here to read about how the patterns of the 80s are back in style.  I could get into that, as long as it had the above criteria of course.

Leave a comment and tell me your thoughts on the hot topic, sweaters.

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  1. I am the same way...can't wear sweaters. Love the turtleneck quote.

  2. I am the complete opposite! I want to wear sweaters all summer too! You look cute even if you are sweating!

  3. The sleeveless sweater is so cute and very chic!

  4. I love the sleeveless sweater!!

    xo Niki