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 :)
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