My first week went pretty well. I chose two tops: a grey button-up cardigan and a blue casual shirt.
What I like about this sweater:
I love that it’s grey. I love grey in the winter.
I love that it’s soft and warm.
I love that the button hole side of the sweater has a flap over the holes to cover the buttons up.
And, most of all, I love the zip up pockets.
Why I don’t wear this sweater:
The zip up pockets.
Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I love the idea of the zip up pockets, but in real life, after putting this sweater on and wearing it for about an hour, it looks like this:
At the point of taking this picture, I had decided that was enough, goodbye sweater!
…and then my husband walked into the room.
Me: “This is the first sweater I’m trying on for Love It or Lose It!”
Husband: “Why? I love that sweater on you. It’s one of my favorite sweaters on you. At least top 10% of your wardrobe.”
Me: “Oh… What about this lumpy part? The part where the pockets bunch up and create unnecessary bulk? That’s not attractive!”
Husband: “I don’t notice it. I just think it fits well everywhere else. And if that part bothers you so much, just cut out the pockets underneath and sew it up.”
He had a good point. I hadn’t thought to just remove the part that was giving me grief!
Lo and behold, no more pockets:
Salvaged, and with a fix that will actually make me wear it more!
Now on to Item #2!
Why I like this shirt:
It’s long. And I’m tall. And they make women’s pants too low. I just feel more comfortable in long tops.
The ruching on the sleeves.
The little nubs along the neckline.
Why I don’t wear this shirt:
Honestly, it was a grab and go shirt. AKA, I didn’t try it on. I know, I know, cardinal sin! But I liked the concept of the shirt so much, and I was already in line (a very long line) to check out, and I didn’t want to get out. So I bought it, got it home, and honestly, it’s a little tighter than I prefer. But long shirts are so hard to find that I for some reason kept hanging on to this one.
Well, no pictures necessary, because it really is too tight. It’s just not flattering. I could probably go in public and not have trash thrown at me, but I certainly won’t be turning any heads. At least not in the classy way. So hopefully some tall skinny teenie bopper will find it and love it the way I wanted to.
To wrap things up, this was a pretty good week. I had one item that found its way back into my rotation of clothes, and one item that found its way to the charity bag. 2 items down, 7 to go!
How did your week go? Were you able to sort through any items in your closet? Any surprises? Feel free to link up your posts to your first week below!