In case you’ve ever wondered what my favorite sweater looks like, here it is. Most people go ahead and guess that it’s an homage to Harry Potter, and while it certainly is, there’s a lot more to this collegiate-esque cardigan than meets the eye.
I grew up, like lots of other kids, tearing into each new volume of the Harry Potter series. My parents brought me to book release parties and even got into the books themselves (well, my dad, anyway). I spent many a summer diving back into the stories, and to this day, if I so much as read a line, I’ve got to get through every book once again.
When I got older and went to college, my friend had the idea to start a Quidditch team, and I served as vice president (and eventually president) of the organization. The club was nothing to sneeze at; apart from having a decent showing our first year, the games were intense and passionate and rife with drama. Those were some of the best times I had in college.
To commemorate my love for HP and Quidditch (and to represent my school’s colors), I bought this sweater during my senior year. And I will love this thing until it’s in tatters. Every time I wear it, every time someone asks me if it’s a Harry Potter sweater, I get the warmest warm fuzzies you can possibly imagine.
Any Potter fans out there? (Besides Mona, of course!! 🙂 Girl, I know you’re a bigger fan than I am!!)
Sweater: old, Urban Outfitters
Necklace: old, ModCloth
Jeans: old, Stitch Fix