Friday, November 28, 2008

Plaid Flannel

The 90's revival has brought back the flannel shirt in full force. I'd been looking for one I liked for awhile but all the ones I was seeing in the thrift stores were too big and bulky.

If I were a sewing aficionado there would have been the option of altering one to fit the way I'd like, but as I've already discussed, I'm not, and there was no way I was about to shell out fifty bucks for the folks at Urban Outfitters to do it for me.


Luckily, on a recent thrifting trip, I stumbled upon this perfectly shrunken gem of a flannel. Where else, but in the boys section! Of course, I should have known one would be hiding over there among the shrunken blazers (still looking for the perfect one of those by the way).

It's exactly the fit I was looking for and a couple rolls of the sleeves gives them that perfect 3/4 length. Another plus is that the Welfare League Thrift where I found it charges next to nothing for their kid's clothes so it was only 50 cents! :D

I wore this outfit on Saturday to a crafts fair and then to a barbecue at a friends house which ended up being lots of fun. BBQ-ing in cool weather is always much more fun when there's an outdoor fireplace with a raging fire involved.

The cool weather, has also given me a new sense of appreciation for this cozy cashmere grandpa cardigan I thrifted last Spring, and yeah, speaking of Spring that will probably be the next time you will see me without this hat on my head ;) The scarf is a favorite, thrifted ages ago, I don't remember where. The rest is non-thrifted, complete outfit details are here if you're interested.



This is my friend Julianne. She is awesome. She makes these amazingly GORGEOUS paper garlands. I purchased a lovely one from her at the crafts fair on Saturday.

I have just the place for it too. I recently cleaned up two large curly willow branches that Lucas pruned from a tree in our backyard. I intertwined them together and now they live in the corner of our bedroom like a leafless tree with lots of wispy windy branches, tall enough that some even reach the ceiling. It looks really cool and will look even better I think once I've strung my new paper garland on them. I'll be sure to post pics when I do :)

17 comments:

StickyKitten said...

Love the plaid shirt!

Roberta Jane said...

Ooooo! What a great combination! Love the sweater and tights... I have gotten into the habit of always checking the little boys section at the thrift store for flannels, blazers, sweaters and oxfords!

Mila said...

Wooow Missa, you look so amazing again!
I love the way you layered and combined the outfit. Just lovely!

What a nice store and sweet stuff!

Hope you're fine, dear.

Mila.

Green Eden Vintage said...

Wow, those garlands are great! And cute blog, I'm bookmarking it. :)

Milla said...

You know I love this right?! And by love I mean that I want to take this outfit (with you in it if necessary) out for a night of drinking and dancing to clang-y guitars!

a cat of impossible colour said...

Hello Missa! This is a gorgeous outfit, and I love the garlands.

I have given you a blog award :) Details are here.

Rachel C. said...

i'm on the flannel hunt myself and i know just how hard it is to find the perfect one! mine is out there somewhere, though. i know it! congrats on your find!

Swirlyarts said...

The colours on that shirt are perfect! The only ones I seem to find are nasty padded ones in navy and red. I bought some stripy tights the other day and I'm looking forward to wearing them :)

thevintageyear said...

I love how you have mixed plaid and horizontal stripes, and it looks just perfect! xx

Caroline said...

Adorable! I love that shirt and how you didn't shy away from pairing it with all the different stripey stripes.

StrikeMatch said...

I love this so much! It's the perfect combination of stripes/plaid. And you look so cute and cosy.

The Paper Doll said...

I love your little hat! What an amazing outfit - the texures just come together so brilliantly!

ashley said...

that outfit is lovely! as are the paper garlands:)
happy monday sweetie!
x ashley

Sal said...

The plaid and stripes together just WORK. Superimpressed. And do show us some images of the curly willow sculpture - sounds amazing!

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

such a pretty cozy look.

Home Girl said...

lovely to check in after a little absence (busy busy) and find thrift candy world as inspiring and gorgeous as ever! love the paper garlands - am very tempted to try one myself and you look fabulously stylish and quirky in your check/strippy layers. must also comment on how lucky you are to have what looks to b such a big fun family. thanks for being such an inspiring fellow fashion/thrift loving mummy best wishes for the festive season and here's to more crazy TC adventures in 2009 xxxxx

Erica said...

A perfect plaid and I love your pics...