Monday, September 22, 2014

Ugly is in the Eye of the Beholder

by Nancy Turnage, VRPS Central Office

The 60th Annual VRPS Annual Conference takes place this year Saturday, December 6 - Tuesday, December 9.  One of the most-anticipated events, no doubt, is the Ugly Sweater Welcome Social on Saturday from 8-10pm, sponsored by the VRPS Western Service Area.

So, in preparation, one might ponder as to where to procure an "ugly sweater".  This VRPS blogger did a little research, and found an excellent resource in Central Office's own Lori Haislip.  Lori is a former Ugly Sweater Winner herself, as well as a proficient ugly sweater shopper.  She offers these tips:

  • Shop Goodwill, Salvation Army, or any thrift store.
  • Yard sales work too; just don't spend a lot.
  • Don't overlook vests - they are more likely to fit.
  • Look for "ugly" components, to include:
    • Cheap fabric
    • Loud colors
    • Dated patterns
    • Appliques and funky embroidery work
    • Teddy bears, bunny rabbits, and other equally quirky and age-inappropriate garb

Additional tips to follow:

  • MEN, look in the ladies' sections
  • Use caution:  one person's "ugly" is another's treasure....

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