This sweater drove me NUTS all day long! I don't know why, but I thought it was made from some kind of soft material, and I ignored how it actually felt when I put it on (kind of picky) and didn't put on a shirt underneath -- not even a camisole.
sweater -- Preswick Moore Sport (thrifted)
skirt -- Anne Klein
boots -- Dansko (outlet)
And all day long, it was pick, pick, pick ... I'm sure you know the feeling. And it was extra warm in my office, so my skin was on red alert, and super sensitive to the pick, pick, picking all day long. By the end of the day, I was so miserable -- I just wanted to scream. When I got home, I ripped off the sweater, and as it turned out, the sweater was 60% polyester, 21% acrylic, 16% MOHAIR, and another 3% WOOL. No wonder I was so miserable!
I have been a sewer all my life, and I was also a materials engineer. But you know, I didn't really know the difference between all these fibers. I had to look them up.
- polyester is a polymer that contains the ester functional group in their main chain. Polyester typically refers to polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
- acrylic is a polymer that contains at least 85% acrylonitrile monomer. Typical comonomers are vinyl acetate or methyl acrylate. Dupont created the first acrylic fibers in 1941 and trademarked them under the name "Orlon."
- mohair is made from the hair of an Angora goat. It's one of the oldest textile fibers in use.
- wool is obtained from sheep and other animals. Mohair is a form of wool.
Anyway, suffice it to say that I think it was the wool and the mohair that made me so miserable in this sweater.
I wasn't real happy with this outfit. I had such high hopes for it too -- the color seemed to be perfect for me. I thought that I was going to look like Northeastchic (a very cool lady!) in her Robin Redbreast post -- I think she actually inspired me to wear this outfit. But I couldn't pull it off. Maybe it was just more of a "fall" color (Northeastchic's colors were a lot brighter), and mine weren't quite right for the "spring?" For whatever reason, it just seemed dull and boring again. And I think I was overkill in the necklace department again.I haven't yet figured out what is the right way to balance my necklaces.
What do you think I could have done to jazz it up? Any ideas?