There for awhile, I was rich in cardigans -- black, gray, tan.
But lately, they've gotten misshapen and baggy.
Like this tan one, which has served me so well with its neutral color, going with anything I put on.When we traveled to France last year, I bought a warm black cardigan that stretched longer in the front, but unfortunately it has begun to unravel. The buttonholes on a thick gray cardigan have stretched out so it will no long stay buttoned.
This week, I began my search for a perfect cardigan.
The two important features are buttons and pockets. What's the point of a cardigan if it won't close when I'm cold? That's why I need buttons.
The pockets are a necessity for my cellphone, of course.
And if I find a sweater that has buttons and pockets, then I decide if the material is acceptable. Cotton is my favorite material for sweaters. Sure, it can have some wool or some silk, but cotton is the best. A lot of times, wool sweaters are too hot for me. And I don't want anything too bulky either.
Today after I finished teaching, I went to a place where I've been very lucky finding cardigans -- the Eddie Bauer outlet.
I found this burgundy sweater with a fashionable button on the left side, but no pockets.
Next, I went to a rack full of sweaters. I found black with fur trim, Aqua with a zipper front. Orange with buttons and no pockets.
Finally, I pulled out a long black and ivory cotton sweater with deep pockets. The only problem, no buttons.
If Eddie Bauer hadn't been having a fabulous sale, 30% off and then 50% off after that, I probably wouldn't have bought it. But, since it was on sale, I brought it home.
I'm not giving up on finding the perfect cardigan though -- at least before we move to France next year.