February 28, 2009

Feeling Toasty in a Timeless Classic


I’m taking a poll.

Cardigans… timeless or dated?

I have clothes in my closet from the late 80s, early 90s. Yes, I still fit in them. Not pants… just a few shirts and some sweaters.

It irritates the ever living stew out of Mo, so I wear them around her INTENTIONALLY.

I wear them at home because… I like them.

For instance, I am currently wearing a black tank top with a brownish mauvish purplish cardigan circa 1989. I love this sweater.

Mo hates it.

I’m not sure why. I keep telling her, “It’s a CARDIGAN! They don’t go out of style. Think Mr. Rogers.”

Mo: Yes. Mr. Rogers.

Me: Yes. Timeless.

Mo: Shoulder pads are timeless?

That’s her beef. This cardigan has small shoulder pads I’ve neglected to cut out.

Me: Hardly noticeable. I wear this sweater to work.

Mo: *blink* You do? No.

Me: Of course! Just like this, with this shelf tank. It’s a GREAT sweater.

Mo: You work with engineers. They don’t notice.

Me: Timeless.

So I’m sitting here on line trying to find this sweater as she says I might be able to. It was made by Tarazzia (ring any bells, girls?) around the time that my Forenza sweater and socks and my Outback Red sweater were made.

None of this is around anymore.

Mo would say, ‘mmmm. I wonder why.”

She taunts me. I don’t know how I live with it.

Oh wait. I don’t. She’s in Atlanta.

It was listed under… vintage clothing. Holy crap. I didn’t find my sweater, but found other clothes for the now defunct clothing company.

To me, a cardigan is a cardigan. Sure, I need to cut out the tiny shoulder pads, but really… a cardigan is a cardigan. Hell, I’m wearing it with low rise jeans.

It’s like her giving me crap over my County Seat turtle neck. NOBODY can see it’s by County Seat. Only SHE knows it because she has seen me wear it for 20 years.


She wants to sign me up for some show called, “What Not to Wear” on TLC.


I look great.


Just ask my Dad…

Posted by Boudicca at February 28, 2009 06:03 PM | TrackBack

Indeed, you do, darlin'. You look GREAT!

Posted by: Angus of Loch Ness at February 28, 2009 10:45 PM

I knew you would agree with me. We have great taste in clothes!

Posted by: Bou at February 28, 2009 10:52 PM

I wear cardigans all the time in the winter. Immensely practical AND timelessly lovely. I wore a lime green cable-knit one today (it even has a hoodie built into the back of it).

Posted by: GradualDazzle at February 28, 2009 11:01 PM

keep things long enough...they come back...

and cardigans....never go out, neither do sweater sets.

I work with young ladies now, and some of my clothing, is almost as old as they are...

I have a pair of black shoes I wear...they are 16 years old..

I swear "style" real style never goes out...

Posted by: AWTM at March 1, 2009 12:34 AM

Classic cardigans never go out of style... However, I'm wondering if yours may not be a bit dated- the color & the shoulder pads... Having not seen the offending sweater but hearing the description I may have to side with Mo.

Posted by: Jody at March 1, 2009 10:44 AM

Jody- Mo agrees with you...

Posted by: Bou at March 1, 2009 01:29 PM

I wear cardigans -- older ones, new ones, whatever... But then I'm mostly home & am not too concerned about fashion right now. Love a good cardigan!

Posted by: Marie at March 1, 2009 03:05 PM


You live in South Florida, where folks go to the beach while the rest of the country is digging out of snow.

Why do you own ANY sweaters?

Posted by: George at March 2, 2009 07:59 AM

VERY proud to say that I have no idea what a "cardigan" is.

I'm also resisting the temptation to Google it.

Posted by: Harvey at March 2, 2009 06:22 PM