Confession: Never in my life have I owned a Christmas sweater. Perhaps partially due to the fact that I grew up in Hawaii, where Christmas Day was typically spent at the beach and a Santa-clad bikini would have proven to be more useful than any sweater. But even after I moved to New York for college and Los Angeles after that, I could never bring myself to purchase the itchy, shapeless pullovers covered in garish depictions of reindeers and snowmen that popped up at the mall every November. The production method seems to be in the same category of a Santa hat, cheaply made since you will only wear it once or twice before the season’s over, and then likely lose it or through it out in favor of a new one the following year.
Although I yearned for something festive and warm to wear around the holidays, I just couldn’t bring myself to partake in yet another disposable piece of the holiday (much less subject myself to the fashion crime).
But then, something miraculous happened.
I was browsing one of my favorite consignment stores, Wasteland Santa Monica, and came across this absolute gem! The tastefully printed blush pink snowflakes feel festive without being gaudy, and it’s made of the softest knit ever. Best of all, I’m saving the pre-loved sweater from a landfill and giving it a second home. No unnecessary contribution to holiday waste here!
Photos by @sdrpick.