Goodbye, cold arm sweater

Cold arm sweater, you were weird, and I liked that about you. It was a different way to look at the cold shoulder trend, and I was there for it. I like the way the sleeves looked like they had been ripped in a fight.

Unfortunately, the crew neck was too small. It barely fit over my head, and it constantly felt like it was choking me.

It's time to say goodbye, cold arm sweater. Hopefully your neckline won't be too tight for the next person that takes you home.

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  • LaPed replied 6 years ago

    Cindy, I love your farewell posts! This seems like such a great strategy for letting go of beloved items.

    And too-small crewnecks -- this is such an annoying fit problem. I have a relatively small head and neck, so whenever I try something on that feels too tight in the collar I'm like, "What were they thinking?!"

    I bet you could DIY a slash-sleeve sweater... 

  • cindysmith replied 6 years ago

    Ooh, I hadn't even thought of that, LaPed <3 you're brilliant!

  • jussie replied 6 years ago

    Such a pity as it looks pretty funky. Ah well. Onwards and upwards.

  • Cee replied 6 years ago

    **Lights a candle**

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    Crack me up! :D

  • Helena replied 6 years ago


  • Sara L. replied 6 years ago

    Too bad it's a sweater and not a knit tee.  I sometimes cut the crew necks off tees and make them into V-necks. 

  • Dana replied 6 years ago

    That's funny! It was a great color! I've been seeing "cold wrist" tops. What? Now they really look like they got in a fight. 

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    I am not happy about the prevalence of closer crew necks, as my larger frame and bust is far more flattered by modest scoop necks!  Still, I see a lot of women on the forum who make them look terrific!  I probably wouldn't have been able to get it over my noggin!

  • viva replied 6 years ago

    I said goodbye to one of these, too! So funny that you liked how it looked like the sleeves had been ripped in a fight! Mine was black sweatshirt material and I liked that the sleeves had the look of Long opera gloves. Talk about different interpretations!! Haha. But in any event ultimately just better on my daughter, who frequently gets my more experimental pieces.

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