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Date Night Sweater! | Manolo for the Big Girl

Date Night Sweater!

It’s August.

In Texas.

It is HOT.

The middle of one of the hottest summers in Texas history is probably not the time to be thinking of sweaters and counting the days until I can pull my coat out of cold storage, but I am. I’m thinking about other things too (like how my firefighter is headed back to Edinburgh in 9 days which –although I’ll be in deep mourning– means I can FINALLY go back to my Lane Bryant microfiber granny panties that I know and so deeply, deeply love) but mostly I’m thinking about sweaters.

Like this Eileen Fisher super-soft hemp sweater on superduper sale at Saks.

Eileen Fisher at Saks.com

Now, I know this sweater isn’t going to rock your world and make you eggs after, but it is really REALLY good. This is the ever-elusive Perfect Date Sweater. It’s totally that “oh, I just threw this on” sweater that you KNOW makes you look gorgeous, but not gorgeous like you tried too hard but just sort of “I always look like this” gorgeous. Plus there are so many cute things you could do with scarves or maybe one of those super-skinny belts if you’re long-waisted enough to carry it off (the key is not to belt it too tight.)

ALSO it gives you the chance to wear bright red lipstick. I am of the opinion that not nearly enough people wear bright red lipstick. So go! Buy it now for next to nothing and when it’s time to wear it, you’ll look like a million bucks!

4 Responses to “Date Night Sweater!”

  1. Cat August 15, 2008 at 5:30 pm #

    I’m with you, Plumcake — I am fantasizing about some nice, cool, autumn weather because autumn is my favorite season, and also, the heat this summer has been ridiculous. At least we have some rain in the forecast for the next week, though!

  2. JB August 15, 2008 at 11:09 pm #

    Hehe about the “regular” panties…what do married women do? Wear fun undies always? That must be exhausting…

  3. Sniper August 16, 2008 at 10:28 am #

    Wear fun undies always? That must be exhausting…

    HAH!

    No.

    I can’t speak for all, of course, but “fun undies” are more of a signal than an everyday thing.

  4. Peaches August 16, 2008 at 9:27 pm #

    JB said “Hehe about the “regular” panties…what do married women do?”

    I wear pretties and my micro-fiber Lane Bryants along with some Spanx. The hubby loves to watch me dress so he sees them all. The less pretty times are survived by teasing my husband when Im wearing none at all!

    After twenty years the magic is still there (granny panties and all)!