I'm Warning You, Beware of Cowl Neck Sweaters

Today I reached a new level of public embarrassment. I usually have bright red cheeks a healthy glow, but today my flushed skin went from hairline to chest. So what in the world did I do?

This morning I was out doing some birthday shopping for my soon to be 5 year old when I just quickly perused the women's sweaters in the shop I was in. I tried on a cute sweater and it was a steal, so I decided to buy it. I got home ripped the tags off the sweater and tried it on. I looked in the mirror and was confused. Somehow I had brought home the wrong sweater.

Did I set down the sweater I wanted while looking at other things? I mentally traced my steps in the store to think when such a switch would've occurred.

Then I thought, how in the world did I buy the wrong sweater? It was the same color and brand, but I didn't even try on a flowy sweater like the one I saw draped on my body in the mirror. Odd, just odd.

I decided to head back to the store and look for the sweater I wanted. When I got there I checked the dressing room rack, the sweater rack, and a few other places I had been earlier. Finally I headed to the register to return my wrong sweater, as I couldn't get my hands on another. When the clerk called on me, I tried to explain that somehow there was a mixup and I wanted to return the sweater that was in the bag. We started to talk about the sweater I wanted and he starts looking over the receipt and asking if the person that checked me out was at the store. I pointed to the other guy that helped me earlier. Before we went any further, the clerk flipped the sweater upside down to look for where he could reattach the tag I pulled off. That's when I saw IT.

The sweater WAS THE ONE I purchased, I just tried it on upside down at home. Now, in my defense the sweater is very odd shaped and has a large cowl neck.

See the photos below:


<- The Wrong Way

The Right Way ->

I looked at the clerk with a bright red face and said, oh my goodness that is the sweater I bought! I realized in that moment, I must've tried it on upside down. We both had a good laugh and he placed the sweater back in the bag. I walked out very embarrassed and definitely a bit humbled.



  1. You're the one! You're the one! It's YOU! You're the one that makes every store clerk keep coming back to work the next day, for the entertainment. I love you xxx PS: great sweater, by the way. Maybe you should sew a 'this way up' tag on it? :)

  2. So freaking funny! And great sweater & pix!

  3. Life keeps us humble, doesn't it? It's good you could laugh about it. Easy mistake!

    Cute sweater, btw. ;-)

  4. There is not a shred of doubt in my mind that I would do the EXACT SAME THING!! Thanks for sharing. And that sweater was worth it, I love it!

  5. That must've been one of those surreal experiences where your mind can't process any logical explanation for what just occurred, and it's almost like you've performed an illusion on yourself, even though you were there the whole time witnessing to vouch that it wasn't trickery. Those are sometimes actually fun in a way, because it seems like the laws of the universe have been suspended just for you, and that reality isn't reality.

    It's interesting how the one in the first picture looks like it has a much smaller neck. If I didn't know better, I'd think they were two completely different sweaters.

  6. That is so freaking funny Denise!

    And that sweater looks great on you!

  7. I would have done the exact same thing.

  8. I love this so much. And this is also why I stay away from fashion trends. Or just fashion.

  9. Oh LMAO! Your misery has me laughing non-stop! I would totally have done that!

  10. How did I miss this?? Hilarious. Totally sounds like something I would do. Cute sweater!

  11. I actually think you look great both "the wrong way" and "the right way" -- just my opinion ;)


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