We went to a holiday event last night, and I realized how much one aspect of winter really gets my goat.
Holiday women's attire.
1. It's cold out so you want to dress warmly. Womens' fashions generally are skimpy.
2. If you try to layer so as to be warm and fashionable, the effect instead is lumpy. With weird cords and ties hanging down from underneath the cute sweater that only looks cute if you don't wear anything under it.
3. Let's not even talk about the high heels.
I like dressing up, but I prefer it to be summer out when I do. After last night, I see why those Christmas sweaters are so popular--it's kind of like sidestepping the whole fashion quandry. You will be warm, and though you won't look fashionable, you also won't look like you failed to be fashionable--you will just look like you opted out.
Perhaps I should ask for some candy cane/reindeer sweaters for Christmas.
Just as long as they aren't lumpy.