Awesome Little Red Riding Hood illustration by SkoLzki.
It's Confession Time again, Internets: I like hooded stuff. Not sure how this came about, but it's the truth and basically the best way to ensure that the clothing item you give to me as a present is on the fast track to becoming my Most Favoritest Thing EVAR is to make sure it comes equipped with a hood. Seriously; I will wear it until it is falling apart if it has a hood. But, just like there's always someone out there to harsh another's squee, there are two forces that work to keep my love of all things hooded neatly under control, and their approved Internet sobriquets are The Husband and Rufus The Roommate.
They kind of work like a team: Rufus focuses on my daily wear, refusing to let me have more than one gray hoodie sweater at a time; The Husband's areas of concern are jackets and coats, and works diligently to make certain that none of them have the dratted hood. Together, they succeed in making sure my wardrobe doesn't look quite the way I'd like it to.
So why all the hood-hate, you ask? The common consensus is that hooded things make me look like a little lost waif, and they're both sick and tired of getting carded whenever they're out in public with me. Which I can understand (seeing as I'm not all that fond of getting carded either,) but even so, I don't think that the hoods are to blame; I think it has more to do with the combination of being petite and having a baby face. But I guess it's just cheaper to focus on the hoods than it is to get me some growth hormones.
So since I don't think I'm the only person who loves them a nice hood or two, here's a few that might just work with your winter coat this season:
This cable-knit hood is called a poncho, but I think it's short enough that it would work with a nice, thick coat rather well.
If you're wanting something that would fit a little more neatly into a coat, this beautiful little blue hood looks like it would do the trick quite admirably.
Hey, Internets; remember those Snowbaby statuettes? This hood reminds me of those, but definitely in a good way.
And just because I can, here's a real, honest-to-goodness red riding hood:
I couldn't resist, folks. I just couldn't.
And on that note, see you Wednesday!