As promised, I am putting the All-Important Decision of my sixth item into your capable hands.
If you need a refresher on items #1-5, check out this morning’s post. Then come on back and consider the following choices to fill this sixth slot.
Item #6 Option 1: J. Crew Cowl-Neck Cardigan with Toggle-y Things
I love this cardigan so much that when I left it on a train a few years ago, I called J. Crew’s customer service line and had them scour the earth (or at least, all of their stores) to find what may have been the last remaining one in stock and ship it to my house. (It was on super clearance by then, at least, but yeah, that was still pretty obsessive.)
Item #6 Option 2: Brown J. Crew (yes, I’m addicted) Cowl-Neck (ditto) Sweater
Sane people might ask why I even need to own both Option 1 and Option 2, since they obviously do a lot of the same things. People relating more deeply to me and my issues will understand why I love this sweater so much it is looking kinda ratty and stretched out now, but I still can’t totally imagine the next 29 days without it. If it helps in your decision-making process, you should know that the cardigan above fits me in an above-the-waist cropped style, while this one hits more at hip level. These are crucial details, people.
Item #6 Option 3: Navy/Black Barney’s Henley-Style Sweater
I scored this sweater in a clothing swap with Amy. I can’t quite decide whether it’s navy or black (depends on the light) which means I can pair it will anything that goes with either one of those colors. Which is basically everything. It’s super soft and cozy too. And before you ask, it also hits at hip level. I maybe should have ironed it before taking this picture. And learned how to take not-blurry pictures. It really is delightfully cute.
Looking at all of these deep V-neck type tops reminds me that I forgot to clarify another way that I am
breaking adjusting the SIOL rules: I have deemed a handful of tank top/camisole type things as “underwear.” I know they aren’t really underwear, because I’d probably wear them in summer by themselves. But we’re in the middle of a frigid-snow-filled January, so I will not be going out bare-armed anytime soon. Which makes them more like base layers, aka underwear. And it will help me go longer on the laundry front if I can at least put on a clean undershirt type thing under these sweaters every day.
I was pretty strict with myself about what constituted an undershirt — no t-shirts that I definitely would wear by themselves even now. For proof, here are the before and after shots of my tank top collection (the rest have been moved to the after-30-days section of the closet):
Now, quick! Let’s vote before you all fall asleep with all this minutia. (For the record: Now that we’ve got the challenge off and running, I’ll be limited my updates to once or twice a week unless you all just seem riveted and clamoring for more.) Here’s the poll. Choose Option 1, 2, or 3 and if you like, expound upon your choice in the comments.