flannel forever

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Erm. So I realized today that I’ve been wearing flannel/plaid pretty much everyday for the past week. I don’t know what it is about feeling layered and cozy in flannel right now, but it’s real and it’s happening. I think I may need an intervention pretty soon…but before you guys intervene, I guess I need to ‘fess up further. I’ve also been wearing colored corduroys with my flannels…multiple days in a row. Phew. Okay. My name is the Fashion Huntress, and I solely want to wear thick flannel shirts and corduroys until March or April. Feels good to get that out.

If I start chopping down pine trees and fur hats a la lumber jack style, someone just come to my house and take away my flannels, please.
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Top: Gap ($16 marked down from $45)
Long-sleeve tee:  Ruehl (gift, approx 10 years ago, for real)
Cardigan: Banana Republic ($18 marked down from $70)
Pants: J Crew ($8 marked down from $80)
Necklace: J Crew (gift, but $6 marked down from $20)
Shoes: Sofft at Nordstrom Rack (approx $40 marked down from approx $120)
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Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Corduroys. For real, I haven’t had a pair that actually fit me since I was approximately 14. Well, corduroys have gotten really grown-up since the 80s, and a lot more flattering.  As you guys know, I try to never say never about clothes that I have had a hard time finding in the past. So, when I found these corduroys at J Crew, I decided to just give them a try. I ended up finding two pairs that fit, which I considered a big victory, Though, for the record, one fit is better than the other despite them being the same size. In summary, J Crew outlet? Huge fan. This time of year, they have 50% off their “sale section” which is already outlet prices. They also have an online site with the same sales/50% off:http://factory.jcrew.com
 
2) I get tired of wearing sweaters all the time, especially because I feel like most of mine are pretty bulky. I mean,  they are sweaters, after all. As a result of this, I wear a lot of layered flannel and cardigans this time of year. I wear tops both under and over my button downs, which is a good way to make your summer/spring/fall button downs warmer for winter. I’m all about layering to wear “warmer weather” pieces all year round, especially in winter. In this look, I wore a top underneath my flannel and a cardigan over.
Anyone else have a winter uniform?
Thanks so much for sharing in my fashion adventures, readers! I appreciate it so much!
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25 thoughts on “flannel forever

  1. another lovely plaid shirt – I am seriously crushing on the great color combinations you dream up. Nothing wrong with wearing so much flannel or plaid, its perfect for this weather:)

  2. You look so cozy and amazing in your flannel! 🙂 I, too, LOVE the JCrew factory! It is so much more affordable. I have heard people say the quality is worse than the real JCrew but to be honest, I have found that I love almost everything I buy from them!

  3. Ah, when the “personal uniform” feeling strikes, you can’t fight it, you just have to go with it! I’m such a fan of cardigans any time of the year and love the way this black one pulls together your colourful outfit.

  4. at the risk of promoting lumberjack behavior, we have to say we are big fans of the flannel shirt look and love how chic it has become in the past season!
    besides, as long as you’re wearing them with cool colorful pants we think you’re gonna be just fine 😉

  5. Hi, I love your website. This post is great. I just wanted to make sure you know about angora fur and angora wool. You wouldn’t buy those would you? Because it is such a cruel industry where they are very cruel to rabbits. I only mention it because I previously had no idea where angora came from! I hope you have a merry Christmas.

    • Thanks, Abigail! I appreciate your visit and thank you for your thoughtful comment.I have read the startling reports from PETA regarding angora; they were so eye opening and sad. I have seen some companies that will only buy cruelty free angora, which may be an option for those who want to do the research to ensure the validity of those claims.
      Have a great holiday! Xo

  6. I was just at J. Crew Factory last Friday. 50% off + an additional 20% on sale items got me 3 tees & 3 pair of cords to give as gifts for less than $40!

  7. Haha I like to call this phase lumber chic, nothing is wrong I see this happen to most well dressed people often, it’s not too contagious but happens once a year I caught a dose of it myself a few Sunday’s ago. 😉 xx

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