By: Revanche

One step closer to looking like

December 3, 2008

Dr. Allison Cameron of House, M.D.! I didn’t get it quite right as it’s not a button down, but it’s a lovely, black, v-neck sweater vest that looks similar to the above vest for my professional wardrobe. Ahem, I have an announcement. Ladies and gents, H&M has opened at my local mall and this could be a disaster for my wallet.

Back to the sweater vest: this is one of the two items I knew were missing from my wardrobe since I am quite content with everything else I have. It’ll go with the short sleeve and long sleeve button down shirts I already own, and possibly a few regular short sleeve tees as well. I haven’t experimented with the pairings yet, but the possibilities are myriad.

The feeling of having just enough and not wanting is quite refreshing. Recent storage purges have revealed that I have just enough dresses, jeans, button down shirts, and sweatpants. (Not the trendy kind of sweatpants that can ostensibly be worn out’n’about but that is a good thing because I don’t need temptation to leave the house so casually attired. I believe the message there is: Gave up on life.)

The other item is a replacement winter dress. I have a classy black cowl-neck knit sweaterdress and for ages that was the go-to dress for any cold weather event. Dress, tights, and a coat were the perfect trio, and it was good for every occasion. Well, if I were to have “occasions,” a rarity, but you know what I mean. It was the when-in-doubt winter dress, and the sleeves are fraying. It’s actually hard to tell, but history shows that my clothing failures are such that there’s no gentle easing into retirement. Oh no, the item goes from “acceptable” to “whoa nelly!” in a single catastrophically poorly-timed movement. I’d like to have a back-up for the moment this dress unravels.

6 Responses to “One step closer to looking like”

  1. Ahhh! I just bought sweater vests too! Although my inspiration was Blair from Gossip Girl because apparently I want to dress like a teenager.

    You’re lucky – there are a lot of sweater dresses available right now. Banana Republic has some gorgeous ones (pricey, but definitely worth the price for a go-to dress)!

  2. Karen says:

    No wardrobe malfunctions now!

  3. “sweater vest” was on my To Buy list for months until I finally deleted it. That outfit is so cute!

    I both am annoyed and thankful that H&M is so convenient.

  4. Sasha says:

    i meant… inconvenient. As in, in Beverly Hills

  5. I love sweater vests. And like paranoidasteroid, GG is my inspiration.

    Sweater dresses are nice but I find they hang kind of long if they’re too thick of a knit. I’m more of a wrap dress girl…

    You must look FAB! 🙂

  6. Revanche says:

    paranoidasteroid: Oooh, what did you get and where? Does it actually count as dressing like a teenager if Blair’s 22 in real life? Plus, I didn’t know any teenagers who dress like these tv kids.

    I’m only allowed to go to Banana Republic when I have gift cards, some guilt-related thing, so I’ll have to see if I can redeem some points. Otherwise, back to H&M…..

    karen: I know, right?

    stackingpennies: Yeah, we’re going to have to save up for that one Big Buying Spree … my friends and I keep promising that that’ll happen one day.
    BH? Way too far away.

    FB: Methinks it’s a good thing I don’t watch GG – emulating one character is (expensive) enough for me. 😉 I only keep the one sweater dress because I need a warm dress. No point in having a cute dress that’s never seen because I’m huddling in my coat and scarf, right?

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