It all started with the Miu Miu shoes I posted here. I looked at the rest of my shoes and clothes and realized I have a lot of pretty unusual ones. This got me thinking about formerly launching (Wow! That sounded so grand!) a new series called MHL Would You Wear This which will be posted — when, you may ask? Due to my love for alliteration, Wednesday, of course!
So here is the item of the day. Let’s call it the Donna Valettie sweater because that’s what the label says:
Pretty shade of brown, soft but not dull, scattered with those adorable yellow amoeba-like shapes.
I thrifted this sweater back home for less than a dollar. It looks quite pretty, no?
I thought that, too, until (ta-da-da-daaaa!):
No. A cat didn’t mistake this for a scratching post. It was inside out in the previous pictures. It really has tendrils of yarn embellishing the yellow shapes.
I actually don’t mind the tendrils. Yes. I admit I dread comments from people when (or if) they see me in it (Oh, my dear! Are you alright? Did you just roll down a bushy hill? Did you get attacked by a crazed squirrel?) but not so much. What bothers me about it are the yellow shapes and tendrils at the shoulders. You see, I have manly shoulders as well. At least that’s what B. told me. He wasn’t trying to be mean (he doesn’t have a mean bone in his body), just honest. But for a time, I felt so self-conscious about my shoulders that I’d walk around feeling like a lumberjack. I wish I had delicate and feminine shoulders. Alas, no. 😦
(Ahem… But I can smash like a man at badminton because of these shoulders so I’m not really complaining.)
Because yellow is so eye-catching, having them along the shoulders and top of the arms would accentuate my lumberjack form. The tendrils aggravate the situation. They’re like mad tentacles pointing an arrow straight to my shoulders: “Look, everyone! A lumberjack is wearing me!”
So, would you wear this?
Me? Maybe. Perhaps I would if I could…
- …wear it under a jacket or coat, and as long as I don’t have to remove said jacket or coat. But that’s the coward’s way, methinks.
- …remove the label and wear it inside-out. I don’t mind the seams showing. I think it adds character.
- …tuck in the unwanted tendrils using a crochet hook. Maybe leave the ones not along the shoulder. This requires a bit of labor but could be worth it in the end.
What do YOU think? 🙂