30 October, 2009

Norwegian Sweater Revival

As familiar a pattern as any Lilly...

Yesterday I unearthed my L.L. Bean Norwegian Sweater from high school and I've made the momentous decision that it's time for a revival. At the first sign of crispness in the fall air, I'm bringing back the Norwegian...

It's like opening a time capsule with my little hand sewn Mary Alice Frost name tag and everything. Ahhh, if that sweater could talk...Now, if someone would just breath new life into a pale pink Skyr turtleneck I'd be set for the season...

Kindness of Sean Ray for reminding me of my beloved sweater by referencing it in a Facebook message...XXOO

20 comments:

  1. Tad Friend talks about his in Cheerful Money:).

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  2. Mine never fit right so I got rid of it. Love yours!

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  3. I have been hunting for another one of these sweaters for year!

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  4. I'm 30 minutes from LL and have replaced my Norwegian once-and I love the cardigan too. Nothing better for staying warm. Classic really. Isn't it fun what you find during the moving process.

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  5. I have a Norwegian sweater from LL Bean as well! I believe it was at one point my mom's, but it made its way into my closet.

    It has already made a comeback. I wore it last night to run a few errands. There is nothing quite like a warm sweater that is just a tad too big.

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  6. Look at what you un-earthed! I suddenly want to bring out my chunky aran fisherman's sweater....
    pve

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  7. In True Allie style, you are right in step with the "in-crowd" with an original, not the comeback:

    http://www.ivy-style.com/grab-this-ll-bean-norwegian-sweater-giveaway.html

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  8. Mine finally gave up the ghost and Bean only has men's now - sadness.

    I should make my husband wear his more, he says it's too hot, the big weenie.

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  9. I'm gonna buy one from LL when they relaunch it next month. I'd be a gazillionaire if I'd held on to all my stuff from undergrad.

    My dreamgirls in college wore this sweater-a turtleneck-501's and clogs.

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  10. My Norwegian just came in the mail a few days ago. I'm wearing it in my profile picture!

    Love your blog!

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  11. My Norwegian just came in the mail a few days ago. I'm wearing it in my profile picture!

    Love your blog!

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  12. I just ordered one from LL today since I'm sure one of my old roomates stole mine.

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  13. I never had one of these (sadly) and I'm trying to remember why and all I can come up with is ...Texas weather. Hubby (a New England boy)still has his, but it seems all stretched out so I'm ordering a new one. Love that you have yours!

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  14. Allie, look at what ADG said of his college "dreamgirls", we should ask him if the clogs were navy blue MIA's cause that was our uni of the 80's, though we traded the 501's for those tragically hip jeans with the zippers on the bottom. my college sweater would fit my nephews now, not moi.......
    laughing all day at this. praise be Sean! EMC

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  15. Oh I emailed ADG back and told him we were his long lost tribe with the collection of Skyr turtlenecks, 501's and, indeed, the navy Mia clogs. I left out Nici's ankle zipper Girabaldi communal jeans since they would have cost us points on the "wonki" score card...XXOO

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  16. I still have my red and gray one from high school - the cardigan with the silver buttons. And, I still wear it! L.L. Bean - never out of style.

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  17. I LIVED for that sweater! I'm so jealous you still have it. I used to wear it all the time. xoxo

    SC

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  18. sadly my sweater no longer survives... however Bean is due to reissue it in 2010!

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  19. Wow...such a staple back in Grosse Pointe, MI in the late 80's early '90s! White turtlenecks, Guess jeans, loafers, K-Swiss, Treetorns, etc....not to mention back then it was COACH leather goods not the crap they sell today! Ha! Ha! Great post!

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