Thursday, September 20, 2012

Flannel Weather



In this outfit:
Flannel: American Apparel (old)
Jeans: Vintage/ Avalon ($11)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (old)
Belt: Vintage/ thrifted ($2)
Earrings c/o Noble Town Vintage
Bag c/o Bali ELF

Where I wore it: To the office!

Yesterday, I had one of those days. You know, the kind of day where you wake up late and nothing feels like it fits; you try on everything in your closet only to land back where you started from; standing in your underwear amidst the rubble of your wardrobe five minutes after you were supposed to leave for work? Yeah, that kind of day. After that morning whirlwind, I landed in frustration on this outfit for the sake of getting us out of the house relatively on time. Which isn't bad, I like it, but I spent my day wishing I was back in bed wearing pajamas. I usually have clutch outfits for days like this, outfits that I know look good and that I'll be comfortable in; but lately my closet has been a weird mix of summer and fall. I've been trying to put off making the seasonal switch for as long as possible, but I think it's time. I have no interest in wearing sandals again this year, it's time to break out the boots.

Do you pack away your seasonal clothes? I started doing it when Chris and I moved in together, and it's such a space-saver. Plus, I love rediscovering all those clothes hidden away in boxes at the start of each season. I have big plans this weekend to haul everything out and get organized.

19 comments:

Amanda said...

I adore everything about this outfit! Such a great outfit for being something you threw on so not to be late.

Liz Lauren said...

cute look! it's still too hot in LA to wear a flannel!


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Kitsune-kun said...

love the detail on your shoes!

pearli said...

love "shopping" clothes&shoes that have been packed away with the seasons' changes. thrifthunting for flannels myself lately. finding plenty for mens&my boy but none for me yet...

Lilli said...

great outfit, totally can't tell it was your "i need to get out the house" look. I've been looking for pants like these for a while now, but no luck. I'm hoping a random thrift store will have one.

As for storing clothes I usually only store light summer stuff and heavy winter stuff. I always find my spring/fall section can translate year long.

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Melissa said...

I don't usually pack away my seasonal clothes, but I did for the first time this year. I'm planning on going into the basement this weekend and unpacking all my autumn and winter clothes. I can't wait to find pieces that I forgot I owned!

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Katrina said...

That's my plan for this weekend too! Time to swap out the sandals for boots and shorts for sweaters. I can't wait.

Love the plaid with the high waist jeans!

Heidi said...

Loving the flannel and these high waited pants! -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

kimberrleigh said...

I completely 100% agree with you on this post. My wardrobe is in such transition mode, I don't even know where to start. Luckily, the outside temperature has stayed consistent (mid/low 70's) for the past few days, so dressing has been easy. I still dress like it's winter for the office, since it's so cold in there.
But I recently pulled out all my sweaters that I moved with and took a good hard look at them to decide what needs to be consigned. It's just a matter of getting to Plato's!

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Liz said...

perfection!

Little Scribbler: sh*t I wear, think, eat, drink said...

I've never done the seasonal packing thing but I'm one of those folk who might wear a summer dress with a vest underneath, cosy tights and a jumper in winter x

blue roses said...

i've never packed away seasonal clothes, but, this may be a foolish approach... my apartment is my own and lots of closets, so, there is lots of space for all my crap, but that means i am more lax and lazy about organization. not good. i love finding and re-discovering those items in the back of a closet somewhere; lately, that has been happening with really classic little black dresses i totally forgot about!

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RoselyC said...

Love the earrings!

Laura said...

Haha, I feel like I could have written the first paragraph of this post :) I've been having days like that a lot lately...sometimes it doesn't work out so well, but other days I stumble upon an outfit I might not have otherwise! I've never packed away my unseasonal clothes, but I probably should - it would be a great space saver.

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Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

I LOVE the flannel with the high-waisted jeans. It's like a modern take on 70s + 90s. It looks great on you! I don't pack up my seasonal clothing, but it would definitely make things easier for me in my closet (which is small and currently seriously over stuffed).

Christy said...

I just found your site today! LOVE IT! and love your style! Have a wonderful friday and weekend!

Christy
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Moorea Seal said...

Aw I LOVE this outfit! You have the perfect little bod for the high waisted leans and plaid shirt pairing. If there was a go to dream outfit for me, this would be it. But it just doesn't work all that well for my body type. You look fab :)
xo moorea

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

so cute! love how 70s you look!

Xo,
steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Laurel Walker said...

I just introduced my husband to packing seasonal clothes away. (He's a fledling fashion blogger, too... LAWD, I have created a monster.) We pulled out last fall's favorites and end-of-season purchases and fell in love with our old loves all over again. Packing away is one of the best things. It's like seasonal sartorial presents.

This look is tres magnifique. I love the vintage vibe, even if you were having a crummy day it really doesn't show in your photos.

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