Do you wear a sweater and sandals? I normally do not, and will admit, I’m sort of opposed to it: if you’re cold enough to wear a sweater, aren’t your feet cold too???
But yesterday, I actually did it. I wore a sweater & sandals, but only to go out to breakfast 🙂
It was 65 degrees out, but I always freeze in restaurants, so I wanted to wear a light layer on top. And I didn’t feel like wearing my sneakers or any other shoe LOL. Turns out, I was comfortable, and my toes were not cold.
Two things about this outfit:
I like this tank top a lot, and wear it as a bra. It tucks into my jeans perfectly, and doesn’t move. But I HATE the neckline. It’s too high and too square. It shouldn’t be a big deal, and it’s not a “big” deal, but it’s one of those things that irritates me and makes me obsess over finding a more “perfect” version. Or even a v-neck bodysuit. Problem is, I don’t want a lot of synthetics, and I don’t want short sleeves, I want a camisole. But I also want organic cotton, or at least mostly cotton. The search continues…
Also, I have a major hole in my wardrobe. I know, it’s hard to believe. But I don’t have ANY lightweight sweaters that are versatile enough to just throw on as an easy layer, over anything. Yes, I have my Elizabeth Suzann Rhodes mockneck sweater in merino wool, and it’s lightweight, but very specific, and I find it really has to be part of the outfit, not something I can carry with me and throw on if I’m cold, you know?
I’ve had a couple of light sweaters over the years, but I sold them when they got too big for me. One was an Organic by John Patrick light cotton cardigan that basically went everywhere with me all summer, and another was a light merino wool v-neck by Acne Studios. I loved my Acne Studios Calla sweater and have been seeking out a replacement in black, size small (found at The Real Real), but now, I’ve found this new one which is not as long, and that I prefer now (I could wear it easily with this outfit, for example, and/or over my James Perse dresses).
For me, the “perfect” lightweight sweater has been quite elusive. Of course, I’m very specific about what I don’t want: NOT linen, because it stretches too much, also NOT cotton for that same reason. NOT cashmere because it’s too warm, even when it’s lightweight. NOT oversized, just ever-so-slightly drapey. NOT fitted. haha…
The Acne Studios Norma sweater meets all my requirements, except as I mentioned above, price right now. Not that it’s not worth the price, I absolutely think it is, but I can’t spend that right now. So, I will wait until I can, and/or it shows up on Shopbop so I can use my credits, and/or it goes on sale…
What is one type of garment that finding “the right” one seems to constantly elude you??
Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you had a great weekend if you celebrated easter or passover. I ate too much Matzo. As usual.