Disclaimer: Duluth Clothing Co. sent me these shirts, but… trust me. My adoring infatuated opinions are entirely my own!
I don’t usually post about style on here. I love fashion and jewelry and clothing and accessories, so it’s not that I’m uninterested… but the thought of actually bathing and doing my hair and putting on makeup to add a couple of hours of sleep and take off a couple of years… well that’s like climbing Everest right now. BUT… today I’m sharing something that is actually in my regular wardrobe rotation and it doesn’t require any fancy hair or hygiene or coiffing. Jackpot.
Do you have things hanging in your closet that you reach for twice as often as the others? Me too. This time of year, it’s typically flannel. And within my flannel hoard… I have two prom queens. My Duluth Flapjack Flannel and my Duluth Crosscut Performance Flannel. I met the folks at Duluth two years ago at the Haven Conference and they are as cool as you’d imagine them to be. I *think* we talked about their products, but I’m pretty sure that we just chatted and laughed. (This is one of my blogging besties Jessica AKA Gourley Girl and Guy.)
So fast forward to my favorite wardrobe items… my green flannel is just plain pretty. Love the colors. LOVE. And it has a nice cut to it so it’s baggy enough to act as a little camouflage for the extra, ahem, girth I have thanks to Eleanor, Oliver, Martha and Louisa, but it’s not so baggy that people stop me to ask when I’m due.
It’s a thin flannel which I like because it can layer nicely but is still warm and perfect for fall. (I actually wore this starting in early September unbuttoned over a t-shirt.) Wanna know the coolest thing about this shirt? It has a MacGyver-style microfiber cleaning cloth under the front hem. Whaaaaaat?!
You’re getting a nice little peek behind the curtain at my usual ‘look’. Does this count as a wispy updo? Rugged chic?
The Flapjack Flannel is the best of both worlds. Heavy enough to work as an overcoat with a heavy sweater underneath, but light enough to be a sweater on milder days.
I assume the name is because you’re meant to eat lots of syrup and butter doused pancakes whenever you’re wearing it, but… it also might refer to the two flaps at the waist that you can use to synch the coat in a bit to give a little definition. This beauty also has a million pockets and the same MacGyver shammy.
The inside is lightly quilted so it’s definitely heavier than a regular ol’ flannel shirt. Mine is hanging in our mudroom and I throw it on over anything and everything.
Sorry to talk talk talk your ears off over these two shirts. I know nothing about playing hard to get… clearly. And as evidenced by the decidedly UN-glamourous self photos, my pride takes a back seat to my favorite flannels!
Head over to the Duluth Trading Company website and start tagging things for your Christmas list. Although, truth be told, that’s just nasty of me because your list will just keep growing and growing. I have my eyes on their lifetime leather tote, their merino buff (because I still watch Survivor so anything buff-related is my jam) and a free swingin’ flannel.
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