My daughter recently called asking to borrow an ugly Christmas sweater for an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, quite confident that I had many of them. Suddenly, I realized that I don’t have a single qualifying Christmas sweater. I have red sweaters and green sweaters, but it seems that I need both colors on the same sweater…along with Santas, ornaments, bells, lights, reindeer, snow, and a holiday greeting.
The same day of my daughter’s request, I went to one of my most favorite stores in the world, Diamonds Direct, without knowing it was their Ugly Holiday Sweater Day. I was reminded AGAIN that my wardrobe lacks what has become a very cool garment, one so ugly that it is beautiful. I adore my friends at Diamonds Direct, who can make any day special. Their holiday sweaters day was so joyful. Every person in the store was smiling. I especially loved the Happy HanukCAT and Happy LLAMAkkah.
This morning I turned on TV and found Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest having the most delightful, festive time in their Christmas sweaters with dangling lights and matching twinkling headbands.
Looks like I have missed out on a major fashion moment, not owning one of the hottest items on the market. However, my Dolce & Gabbana Bengal cat sweater may, sort-of qualify and I will be proudly wearing it during and after the holidays.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to ALL!
Tell Me: Do you have an ugly Christmas sweater?