Sunday, October 4, 2009

Another one bites the dust

I have been a fan of What Not To Wear with Stacy and Clinton since the show began and it was Stacy with some other long haired bearded guy. They always have some weirdo on there that can't part with an outdated clothing item, hideous hairstyle, or something that doesn't fit properly. I always watch these freaks and think "What the heck? It's a _____. It looks ugly. Let it go." Well I've discovered that it's easier to say that to other people and their ugly junk than it is to say that to myself and my ugly junk. Case in point: my beloved green Eddie Bauer sweater. I bought this beauty with my mom nearly 5 years ago. It was the only non-pleated, non- turtlenecked (I usually look like a midg...err.. little person in turtlenecks) item on the clearance rack and so she bought it to give to me for Christmas. I wore it all the time and must not have washed it correctly, because it keeps getting shorter. And shorter. And shorter. Yesterday I tried my beloved sweater on for Devin and he said it was too short to wear. I asked him if it might be ok with a white button down hanging out. Nope too short still. Darn. BTW If any of you are needing a male opinion on your outfit, hair, etc. and need someone to give it to you straight (no sugarcoating) give my husband a call. He says it like it is (he has learned for said opinion to be asked for FIRST after 10 years of being my significant other).

Anyway the sweater is going bye bye. Maybe someone with a shorter torso (if that's even possible) will get some use out of it at the Goodwill Store.

Just in case you haven't laughed today:

6 comments:

nat said...

I personally love that you look like you're pouting and mad about getting rid of it. Just think, you got 5 good years of use out of the sweater! Also, if you do girl math, if the sweater was $40 and you wore it 10 times a year for 5 years, that's only $0.80 per wear! I don't really think Dave Ramsey would approve of my girl math...

michele said...

oh, sweetie, i'm sorry. i know how much you love that sweater. maybe an 'aunt-fairie' will give you an eddie bauer gift card for your birthday and you can look for another one. would that turn your frown upside down?

roz said...

I agree with Nat! You got some good wear from that. It was a GREAT sweater color combo for you! I will miss it too.
Did you try it with a collared shirt and with the shirt tails out? enough....I am NOT helping.
I have found that I have more of an emotional attachment to some of my clothes, rather than a realistic consideration....it is hard to be truthful and ruthless and get rid of something when it is definitely not working for you anymore....I go through a grieving period.....

Could you save the sweater for Addy?

Marie said...

Ha ha. I told Devin that maybe I could get my friend Heather to make a purse out of it (she makes really cute bags out of them) and he rolled his eyes at me.

Keri said...

I have good memories of you and that sweater. It's almost like you've lost some of your Marie-ness. You'd better find a replacement sweater stat.

Megan Noel said...

i think i remember that sweater!!