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I have vehemently turned my nose up to the likes of flannel fabric and plaid prints all my life. I don’t really have a good reason for this other than I think it has to do with where I grew up. Flannel and plaid are pretty common in my small hometown in Wisconsin…almost everyone wears them. And maybe subconsciously, I wanted to be “different.” Good grief was that silly of me! I have I been missing out!
The reason why flannel is so popular where I’m from is because it is COLD. REALLY, REALLY COLD. And you know what kind of fabric is cozy and warm? Flannel.
I took baby steps, a couple of years ago I bought my first plaid top and fell in love. Now, I decided it was time to go all in…flannel AND plaid. Come to think of it, though…have you ever seen flannel not be plaid? I don’t think I have…
This particular flannel dress is from my friends at Tatyana Boutique. If you’ve been following along for a while, you’ll know this isn’t the first time I’ve featured them. My favorite skirt of all time is made by Tatyana Boutique. (I’ve had that skirt for almost 6 years now – wear it constantly, and it still looks new!) Tatyana Boutique specializes in pin-up, vintage-inspired dresses and accessories. They’re a US-based company too. (Love that!)
The dress I’m wearing is their Miranda dress. It runs a little big…I sized down an entire size (so double-check the size chart before you order). It is so unbelievably soft and comfortable. My husband keeps touching it and remarking how soft it is “like one of grandpa’s shirts.” I think he’s trying to hint that he wants his own flannel shirt…
Best of all though…it has POCKETS. Which came in really handy the day we took these photos. It was weirdly warm in Moscow for a few days, all of our snow was melting, and I didn’t need to wear a parka and 6 layers when I would leave home. So, I didn’t look at the forecast when I ventured out this day….and boy was that a bad idea. It was in the single digits (Fahrenheit) and super windy. We took these photos in about 30 seconds flat and then ducked into the nearest restaurant for a couple pots of tea! (Sorry, that’s why they’re not the most exciting photos ever.)
This dress did a great job of keeping me warm, even on this chilly, winter day. This is the kind of dress too that’s easy to dress up or down. It works well with heels but would look equally darling with boots or flats. I’m a flannel/plaid convert for life now!
I’m curious what are your thoughts on flannel? Do you wear it? Let me know in the comments!
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