Yes, sir, yes, sir.

September 23, 2009

Cheap, Eco-Freaky

Happy Birthday, Mom!!!

Winter’s coming, and that means I need sweaters.

Admittedly, I have absolutely no sense of style. I’m doing pretty well to leave the house in pants and a shirt – never mind if they ‘go’. I’ve tried to stick with mostly solid colors (which my stylish sister-in-law tells me is a good strategy) but that’s where my knowledge ends. No cool jackets or whatever, very little layering, and I don’t know how to accessorize, except with stains.

Anyhow, I’ve been shopping for sweaters lately, and have limited my one criteria to ‘wool’. To make it more challenging, I’m only looking at thrift stores. That may shock you, but it has really streamlined the process. I go through the rack, and the criteria are:
Wool? No – Go to next sweater. Yes – Stop.
Solid color? No – Go to next sweater. Yes – Stop.
My size? Who cares? It costs four bucks. Get it.

So, I have two sweaters with this system. One that is very cute and one that has a strong 80’s military vibe goin’ on. Should that be a new criteria? “Looks like it could be worn by Joan Jett?”

The photo doesn't do them justice.  Surprise, surprise.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “Yes, sir, yes, sir.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I’d suggest Madonna, but the pointy corset thing might hurt one of your kids at school.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    I LOVE those sweaters…except for the wool part…and the sweater part. I don’t break out a sweater until the temp. is in the teens.


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