Chicagoans tend to be a hardy bunch (perhaps not as hardy as Minnesotans, Canadians and those who live in the U.P. or the north woods of Wisconsin, but we do know how to handle a shovel). We understand the ins and outs of layering clothing. We own multiple hats, pairs of gloves and boots. Corduroy is coveted (by some of us), as is wool, and yes, we own turtleneck sweaters. Some of us own many of them.
Honestly, I've always worn turtlenecks under a sweater or sweatshirt and only on the coldest of days just to stay warm, but...this year, I may be transitioning to more turtlenecks as a choice rather than a shield against the elements. Due to the magic (or not so magic) habit of writing down everything I eat and thus remaining conscious of every bite I take, I've lost 23 pounds over the past 6-1/2 months, and suddenly I'm interested in buying clothes again.
But here's the rub. I've just (okay, not just) realized that I'm not 25 anymore. My neck has decided, that oh yes, gravity is a real thing. And while I can tone my arms, my legs, my abs and various other bits, there are, sadly, no true exercises to turn back the clock for my neck.
So...thank you, whoever invented the turtleneck. Here in my wintry retreat I can don a big collar and pretend that I'm just as young as I feel (well, sometimes anyway).
Not bad, turtlenecks! I feel rejuvenated.
Note: on another blog, I read that turtlenecks shorten your neck and draw attention to your bust line, and both of those were listed in the con as well as the pro column. Those are non-issues for me, but if they make a difference to you, it's something to keep in mind.
Have a wonderful day! (And to those of you moving into summer, enjoy the warmth of the sun)!