Here's a confession. I have a closet FULL of clothes. A big closet. I love fashion. I'm all about a cute outfit that makes you feel good about the way you look. I love when I buy a new piece of clothing and find that it is the perfect thing I needed to pull together a great outfit when paired with other items I already own.
My mantra is, "A perfect outfit feels like pajamas and looks like a million bucks!"
You should understand that, I'm also all about comfort. And the older I get the more important the comfort factor is to me, but I'm not willing to completely give up the wow factor, even if I am a grandmother. After all, I'm also still a woman and a wife. Gotta look good for SuperDave!
When we got married (many years ago) I had a fairly limited wardrobe for a teenage girl. My new husband must of been surprised when he moved my stuff from my home to our apartment, because he asked if that was all the clothes I had. So I've been making up for that ever since.
Now if we move, he would be asking, "How many more clothes do you have?"
Sometimes I buy something that seems awesome in the store, but when I wear it, it just isn't as great I thought. Case in point, this sweater I bought a few years ago.
it's a great color - matches almost everything,
it's long - mid-thigh long,
it has patch pockets - very handy for keys or phone,
it's warm - snugly on a cold February day.
But, this furry collar is itchy and in my face.
There are times and places that I would put up with fur for the luxe look. But let's face it, most of the time when I leave the house I'm going to work. And sitting in front of a computer 8 hours with a fur ball around my neck doesn't meet the feels like pajamas rule. I don't want to THINK about my clothes during the day. I want to look good and not feel a pinch, or a bind, or an itchy fur collar.
I love that texture too!
Anyway, most every time I took the sweater out and put it on, I removed it and returned it to the closet. And I told myself, "I'm going to take that collar off." But modifying a piece of clothing I paid good money for is always a difficult step for me to take. Why? I don't know. I'm just like that.
I finally looked at it carefully and determined that I could remove the faux fur and if I wasn't happy I could easily sew it back on. A hazard of being a seamstress!
Out came the seam ripper and in a few minutes the sweater had a regular collar that wasn't all up in my face (or itchy on the back of my neck). And once it was done, I was no longer thinking about my sweater at all!
There's just no point in having it at all if I keep putting it back in the closet. And of course I can always add buttons and loops if I want it to be convertible, but for now I think it's just fine with no fur.
Stay safe and warm my friends! Spring is just around the corner, regardless of what a groundhog may have said on Monday.
Much love and laughter,