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Weeks 35-36 Results

3 Dec

This challenge was to find a grey sweater similar to this one from Banana Republic:

Banana Republic $74

 

I’m happy to say that after several less than stellar challenges, this one was a success! Now I did end up coming across many grey sweaters at great prices at several stores (Smart Set, Suzy Sheir, Forever 21 etc.), but what I ended up buying was this one from Winners:

Winners $29.99

 

At $33.89 after taxes it was a bit more expensive than some of the other options but it also seemed to be a higher quality sweater since it’s partially a blend of wool and Angora.

Note: I have the receipt but I am choosing not to show it this challenge because there may be some Christmas purchases for some individuals who read this blog on it...

It’s nice and light but still warm so I look forward to wearing it and layering it over other pieces of clothing like dress shirts. Another nice thing about this purchase was that it came with a really cute matching scarf:

I don’t think that I’ll end up wearing the scarf with the sweater but I will definitely wear it with other shirts.

Now I haven’t had a chance to take a picture of myself in it yet, and I just went out for a big birthday dinner (yup, the big 3-0 happened this week, eek!) so a big belly full of food isn’t the most conducive to a good photo but I’ll update the post with a picture soon.

So that’s my find and I’m very satisfied with it! Now it’s time to find out what you think!

Weeks 35-36 Challenge

23 Nov

Alright, so I’ve been feeling a little under the weather for the past few days (I’m actually writing this post at home in my PJs right now) and this challenge post is late. But, the usual rules apply and I am now down to a week and a half to complete it.

It’s no secret that my last few challenges haven’t been the most successful so I am ready to go back to basics for this one. This challenge is going to be to find a grey sweater similar to the one below:

 

Banana Republic $74

 

Exciting? Not the most. But I really, really need some new sweaters. Most of the ones that I currently own are either thin cardigans or are so ratty and pilled that even an hour with a fabric shaver can’t rehabilitate them.

You may be asking why a grey sweater in particular? Well, I just really like grey since it’s classic and pretty much goes with anything (if you asked my friends they would tell you that most of the walls in my house are grey, I think that it drives my best friend nuts since grey is considered a depressing colour but personally I think that grey is very clean) . I also like v-neck styles because you can either put a t-shirt or dress shirt underneath.

So that’s my latest challenge, if I can’t complete this one successfully I’m going to be really worried!