Dad’s of the world, rejoice!
It’s official: flannels are cool. Which means you’re cool, you trendsetters, you.
Some of my very favorite styles have been “borrowed” from my parents’ closets that, much to their dismay, I now identify as vintage. From my mom’s navy blazer from college, to my dad’s old Lacoste cardigans, these timeless pieces are bound to make another go round as history repeats itself. (On that note…would y’all be interested in a post featuring some vintage finds? Leave me a comment below and let me know!)
A comfy flannel that feels perfectly worn in, simply feels like home to me. Update it just a smidge with a few classic accessories, and it’s back to the good ole’ days.
My English Springer Spaniel, Bentley, decided to jump in for a few shots!
This Edie Tunic from one of my favorite online boutiques, Bungalow 123 (that you’ve definitely seen all over Pinterest!) is such a great pick. It’s definitely long enough to function as a dress if you’re of average height (like me, about 5’5″), but can be worn over jeans, leggings, or tights just as easily. I tucked one front side of it into the pocket of my jeans to make it appear just a little bit shorter for the look I was going for.
I’m a lover of chunky knit infinity scarves to bundle up with in the winter. I haven’t been doing much bundling lately (Thanks, Alabama weather…), but it’s awfully nice to have a cute, neutral scarf on hand, like this one, also from Bungalow 123. It’s only $20, to top it off!
I’ve been on the hunt for an investment pair of jeans for the past few weeks. After starting my job in retail this semester, I’ve learned so much about the true value of a pair of designer jeans. As long as you treat them right, they’ll be around for years! I received these Citizens of Humanity dark denim skinny jeans for Christmas this year, and really could not be happier with them! They’re a very stretchy material, which is extremely comfortable, and I was able to size down one size (which made me feel extra great, ha!)
If you want your denim to stay looking new for years, here are some tips on how to care for them:
- Wash them as little as possible! It might sound gross, but over-washing can ruin the sizing and wash.
- If you do have to wash them (i.e. you spilled something on them) always wash on cold, and turn them inside out to protect the dye.
- Never, ever, ever put them in the dryer. The heat from the dryer literally breaks fibers in the denim (scary!), causing them to stretch even more. Even if they feel tighter right when they come out, they will go back!
- If you truly are needing your jeans to fit a little more snug, put them in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. This will bind the fibers together extra tight without risk of harming and breaking them.
If you asked me how many pairs of booties I’ve purchased this season, my family would probably disown me. Here’s to hoping they’re not reading this and just skimming over the pictures;) I just can’t get enough, though! These Baxter Fringe Booties from Bungalow 123 are so cute and comfortable. They’re extremely well-made for such a reasonable price, and something I plan to keep in my closet for quite a while!
There’s no place like home.
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Photo Credit: Mary Sellers Shaw