Omigosh that post title is SO LAME. I just didn’t want to call it “Sweater Weather” like every other blogger, and I only know like two other songs about sweaters, and they don’t really apply, and this is kind of a cable knit, and Matt likes that (terrible, terrible) movie The Cable Guy, so I just went with it OK?
If you’ll excuse the poor title, I actually like this outfit quite a bit. It’s the fruition of a specific thrift trip, and if this were a TV show, I’d start playing the “Thirft Triiiiiiiip” music right now, but it’s not. I do have a graphic though! *imagine theme music*
On this particular trip, I had a clearly defined objective. I don’t always recommend thrifting this way, as I find the best things when I’m not even looking for them, but it paid off this time around. I wanted a big, comfy, cozy, dude sweater. Y’know – something to unwrap christmas presents in, and wear leggings-as-pants with. So, I skipped over the lady sweaters and headed right to the man sweaters. They’re bigger, and for this particular purpose, better! Also, two of the three sweaters I pulled from the men’s section were clearly ladies sweaters anyways.
Like this one. This was an old school United Colors of Benetton sweater. I loved the print, I loved the loose fit, and I love finding stuff from that label. BUT…it was itchy. I sort of tried to excuse away the itchiness “Ah, I’ll just wear a long sleeved shirt underneath!” but soon realized that if I have to create conditions for wearing it, it’s not the one.
This sweater cracked me up. It is THE quintessential dude sweater from 2002. I can vividly recall boys from high school with this exact America Eagle sweater. Back then, high school Julie would have loved to have had a boyfriend, and a boyfriend sweater to borrow. But high school Julie was forever relegated to wearing her own Old Navy fleece vests and Campus Crew hoodies for warmth. Anyways, this would have looked even more terrible on bony ol’ highschool Julie than it does on adult Julie, so it all worked out for the best.
Not much to say about this one, except that it was cute in a 50’s football star kind of way. But I’ve come to realize that the only cardigans I really love are the ones that sang this classic from the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack. Pass.
And so we come to the winner! This sweater won out mainly because of the gloriously long sleeves, which I am handily pointing out to you in the photo above. Just so you don’t miss them. Thankfully, with the right scarf and pair of boots, this sweater is not only good for eggnog-infused TV binges, it’s even wearable outside of the house. If my satisfaction with this find weren’t apparent enough, this photo of me doing the jauntiest Leo Strut is the last piece of proof you need:
Yeah Leo. We rule! I hereby grand all of you permission to meme me too. Go internet!
Sweater: Valu Village | $7.99 Scarf + purse | Gifts from Mom Belt: Bibles for Mission | $0.99 Boots: $250.00 | Splurge of the season from The Boot Shop