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Raiding My Husband’s Sweaters….

Posted on: December 20, 2012

I have wanted to experiment with the oversize chunky sweater trend and have hesitated , as it seems to go against nature for a woman trying to shed unwanted pounds… Feeling brave I decided to go to my husband ‘s closet and see what I could borrow….

This is a Aran sweater that my oldest son purchase on a trip he took to Ireland.  He was there as a high school student and actually went to the Aran Island and met the islanders via a well orchestrated scavenger hunt.  Since my husband is first generation Irish-American and proud of his heritage, I know he would love to see me in this…


Pairing an oversize sweater has to have a skinny bottom and this time I resisted my knee high boots and opted for my shooties instead.  I didn’t like this at first, then got the idea to fold the bottom up and expose the bottom of the striped shirt.  This did the trick!  I had to wear a shirt underneath as wool is too irritating for my sensitive skin…


Since that didn’t go too poorly, I felt brave and went for another attempt.  When I was trying this outfit out, my husband walked into the bedroom and caught me.  All he said was, “I love that sweater!”  I replied, ” on me or yourself” , he said, “Both”.  I guess that means he didn’t mind my raiding his sweater closet…. Yes,  he has what is suppose to be a linen closet in the master bedroom dedicated to sweatshirts (mostly New England Patriots) and sweaters.


I have to say, I think this isn’t bad for me and I can tolerate it despite my desire to show off my hard work of losing weight… In fact I went grocery shopping in this and caught a fireman checking me out admirably, so must not have been too bad…  Just goes to show you, that you never can tell and should attempt new things instead of assuming it won’t work…. I think these two both qualify as great Mom on the Go looks…


So, anyone eyeing their husband’s sweaters in a new light?  Let me know how you feel about this trend.  Your comments are welcomed and appreciated! 

If anyone is interested in sending a condolence card to those dealing with the aftermath of the Connecticut tragedy, 

The following address is reposted from h&k style journey:  

Sandy Hook Elementary School
12 Dickenson Drive
Sandy Hook, CT  06482

 Gratitude:  I am grateful to my son for putting up with my terrible PMS overemotional symptoms and taking my photos patiently despite my breakdown… I am grateful that I wrapped half the presents last night.  I am also grateful that I was able to do the grocery shopping for Christmas breakfast and dinner yesterday.  I am grateful that I have my husband’s upcoming vacation to look forward to and quality family time…


3 Responses to "Raiding My Husband’s Sweaters…."

You nailed it with both looks. A big chunky sweater, especially when it’s your hubby’s makes it even more cozy. I love your button up and purse in the first outfit especially 🙂 Heather

I like the last photo the best. I’m kind of scared of this look since I do agree that it isn’t particularly figure flattering. I have a fear of looking bigger than I am.


Love the second look! Stylish mom on the go!!

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