After five days of being cooped up at my parents' place in pajamas (I was sick for the duration of our stay), this bright sweater was a welcomed dose of color for my first trip outside. I still managed to have a great time over the holidays, and was actually rather grateful that my cold forced me to relax in ways I wouldn't have otherwise. We lounged by the fire, watched an entire season of a new series (
American Horror Story
), and rotated in and out of the kitchen for snacks on the hour.