I Heart Turtlenecks

About two weeks ago I decided it was finally time to give in to the cold weather and put away my sandals and capris.  Out came the sweaters and boots and scarves.  Every time I do a closet switcheroo, I like to also do a little purging.  This go-round, I did a LOT of purging.  And a couple of my friends benefitted from it. But all that's not the point of this post.  The point?  I have a lot of turtlenecks.  So many so  that Doc called me out on it when I was going through my winter wardrobe.  I don't have THAT many, I thought.  But after looking at all my piles of clothes lying around, I started thinking that maybe he's right.  So what if I have a lot of shirts that require me to fold down the collar in order to see.  There's nothing wrong with that, right?

It didn't take long for the conversation to shift to how many days I could probably go with only wearing turtlenecks.  "I bet you could go months!" said Doc.  Surely not months, that seems like a lot.

The other day I was scanning through the pictures on my computer looking for something and what did I notice?  I really do wear turtlenecks a lot.  See for yourself...

Senior year of college, hanging out at my friend Emily's apartment:

With Doc in Cleveland for a wedding:

Trip to Vegas with the Kinsers:

Same turtleneck a couple weeks later for homecoming 2007:

Tacky Christmas Party...this turtleneck helped me win the Queen of Tacky trophy (thanks for letting me borrow it, Mom):

New Year's Eve party at our house:

In front of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Montreal:

More sight seeing in Montreal:

At the wedding that brought us to Montreal (apparently I only packed t-necks that weekend):

At Doc's birthday brunch in 2008, holding newborn Wesley:

Christmas in Indiana, after completing our 1000 piece puzzle:

Girls' weekend, 2009 (gotta love a timer shot):

Lambuth homecoming, 2009:

Christmas party at our house:

At dinner in Blowing Rock, NC:

After looking through all of these, I thought maybe I only wore turtlenecks when I travel.  But then I realized it's probably just that I only take pictures when I travel.  It's probably safe to assume that I wear them when I'm not traveling, too.  Can you blame me, though?  Turtlenecks rock - they're easy to accessorize, they hide my winter paleness, and they keep me warm.  Turtlenecks are so awesome that when Minnie was little, I even made her wear them.

I mentioned a few blog posts ago that I was working on another chance for you readers to win something fun, and now that time has come.  Doc and I have decided to put the question to the test.  Just how long can I go with only wearing turtlenecks?  You know I love a challenge.

To compete for the totally awesome prize (not sure what it is yet, but it will be totally awesome), all you have to do is enter your guess in the comments section for how many days you think I can go before running out of turtlenecks.

Of course, I have some rules I'm going to follow.

1 - Credit for one turtleneck per day, and it must be worn for at least 3 hours.  (This means that if I wear a turtleneck to work one day but then change clothes for dinner that night, I don't have to put on another turtleneck because I won't get credit for it.)

2 - All turtlenecks count - regular, mock, floppy, sweaters, dresses, cotton, ribbed, cute, ugly.  If there's any question of whether or not a shirt is actually a turtleneck, I'll leave it to Doc to make the call.

3 - Challenge starts this Monday, November 22.  No new turtlenecks can be purchased during the challenge.

A couple other things to note - I'll be documenting my progress in pictures.  Be looking for the turtleneck challenge tab at the top of the home screen to keep up with it.  No, I have not already counted how many there are.  I honestly have no idea how long I'll make it, but if I had to guess I'd say two weeks will be easy.  Yes, I do realize this is completely stupid and ridiculous.  Anything to keep you entertained though, right?