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Friday, February 4, 2011

The Friday Confessional: February 4th, 2011

Confession Number 71 :
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I'm addicted to the buttons.  As in, full blown cardi-a-holic.  I figured the actual number was just in the teens, but in a fit of honesty, I counted and friends, it's in the upper twenties.
(Thank God BC is out of town and probably not reading this post)
(Also thank you God that we do not share a closet, and therefore he has little reason to add up the sweaters)

I began a discussion yesterday (on the ol' facebook) asking just how many cardigans one could have while still maintaining some sense of preservation and based on the comments received, the answer is:
(drum roll please)
Infinity.
It was like a support group for cardi-druggies - those of us strung out on cotton and cashmere, whose fingers start to shake if we go too many days without buttoning up.  I felt like a needed a donut or something afterwards (instead I had a small roll slathered with lemon marmalade, but more on that later).
One of the most brilliant outcomes of that little fess-up is a new site, put together on the spot by Miss Désirée Fawn, aptly titled The Cardigan Confessional (name curtesy of my Em, also of the cardigan-persuassion) where one can submit and peruse the best in cardigan imagery and acceptance.  
The best thing about a cardi-addiction?  You're in an elite group of women who know how to look smashing.
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I feel absolved of my stripes.
Your turn ladies
Fess it up!

15 comments:

Em in SF said...

Confession: Right now I am wearing a cardigan over my cardigan.

Seriously.

UmberDove said...

Yes. Let it out, there is no shame in the circle of trust here!

kerin rose said...

pale blue cashmere w/ giant worn thru holes in both elbows...I know, shameful! ...its the one I wear sitting and carving at my bench...my creative partner in crime!

UmberDove said...

Mmnn, love it!


My favorite cardi is a cropped, 3/4 sleeve dove-gray cashmere one that I got quinacridone violet oil paint on about a year ago and STILL wear weekly.

Snailentina said...

I snorted at that Em comment.

Right now I am guilty of the plain but versatile black cardi over gray plaid button-down... Buttons galore.

UmberDove said...

Snailentina - Button it up and then back down three times and you will be forgiven!

mme. bookling said...

Oh. My. God.

mme. bookling said...

Ahem, I do believe it was I who first began the cardigan count...just sayin.

UmberDove said...

Yep. God smiles upon the cardigan. And that spread in the catalogue? I saved it for you, to wrap up your next letter.

Snailentina said...

Thank the heavens haha... I am wearing a red flower on it, that should help me too :D

Kathleen said...

I also have as many cardigans as shoes and if I start counting them now guilt will kick in....so lets say ALOT.

kathleen xx

Joyful said...

Yes, lol. I have a cardigan over my pullover. But mind you, I've just travelled from cold country and through high mountain passes ;-)

Michele said...

I used to have more cardigans but now the children steal them from me.

Hmmmm ... I suppose that means I should purchase a few more?

Desiree Fawn said...

Oh gosh, yes please! Come and share, mes amis!!

http://cardiganconfessional.tumblr.com/

Thanks for the mention, love!

Desiree Fawn said...

Will you submit these pics to the tumblr? :)