Monday, January 16, 2017

Flannel cardigan

 Grace and Lace Flannel Cascade, military vest, white skinnies, neutral booties
Sunnies: Ray Ban | Necklace: Kendra Scott "Berniece" | Bag: JCrew Factory (option) | Cardigan: Grace and Lace (c/o) | Bottoms: American Eagle | Booties: Joie (similar, budget option)

Well this was a doozy of a weekend! All week, the local news hyped up this crazy ice storm that was supposed to hit us. They claimed it would be worse than this epic storm that came through 10 years ago. Needless to say, it instilled fear in just about everyone. Schools and businesses started to make the call on Thursday evening to close on Friday. I get it. It's better to be safe than sorry. I also get that weather is so unpredictable. While certain parts of the city got it worse than others, our suburb really didn't get hit with much.  I think we are too far north. We didn't treat our sidewalks or driveways, and the surfaces were completely walkable. I'm not sure if I'm relieved or annoyed that it was way overhyped. 

Kendra Scott Berniece necklace

I was scheduled to take the beagle out to the veterinary referral clinic Friday morning at 8am. She needs an ultrasound (long story). It's hard to get an appointment there, and it's an hour drive each way. I had set up my Friday so that it would work my schedule, but in light of the storm, I had to push it off until a random time this Wednesday. Boo. Oh well, like I said, better safe than sorry!

Grace and Lace Flannel Cascade, military vest

We are also in the process of selling my Saturn Vue and finding renters for our rental property. Adulting is HARD. Having the city completely shut down complicated our ability to meet up with the people interested in seeing the house and the car. Let's just say that we had high hopes of having a productive weekend and it ended up being the opposite. Sometimes life forces you to slow down, and I welcome any opportunity I can take a nap! So, for that I am thankful!

Joie booties

Ok, now let's talk about this flannel cardigan! It's so clever! I love that it has the collar like a typical flannel button up, but it has a cascaded, flyaway front like an open cardigan. Because of its collar, I had the idea to wear my favorite military vest over it and cinch the silhouette with a leather belt. I intended to wear this over a dress, but I decided to go with some winter white skinnies for a little more warmth. I am obsessed with how well this necklace finished off the look! Obsessed!!

Grace and Lace Flannel Cascade, military vest, white skinnies, neutral booties

The last time I wore this cardigan was for a holiday party. Plaid and stripes go so well together, so that was a natural pairing. These leggings are actually a dark green color, though they look black in the photo.

Originally posted here

I thought I would re-post that selfie so you could see both looks next to each other. It will be so cute with a tank, ripped shorts, and some Chucks in the warmer months! Now if someone could tell the ice to go away so spring could get a head start, that would be great!!


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  1. So glad you didn't get hit with any weird weather Carylee! Loving this flannel cardigan! Beautiful piece that can be styled so many different ways! xoxos

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  2. Oh that cardi is beautiful! :) And while inconvenient, much better to have missed the worst of the bad weather. We had a big storm here just yesterday and hubby was upset we didn't get much of it - lots of people lost power and phones after it so I was just glad we weren't badly affected!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. We have had bad weather warnings in the Uk too. One whole small town was evacuated and nothing happened! Like you say, better to be safe. Getting on to your look. This is reminding me that I need to try a winter look with my white jeans! I really like this look. x

  4. oh boy adulting is hard. This flannel cardi really is the cutest, love it!


  5. Completely in love with this flannel cardigan! I would've never thought it was a drapey like this with the way you first styled it which is amazing by the way. Love the vest. I'm bummed because it's out in my size. We are supposed to be getting major ice in Chicago this morning so I hope it works out just like it did for your area. Happy Monday Carylee!]


  6. Sometimes it's nice to be able to take a break, but sometimes you know all of your 'to-do' list is just going to get pushed back to another weekend! I hope you are able to get it all done and I am glad the ice storm wasn't too bad for you!

  7. What a great way to make a cardigan more versatile---at first I just thought it was a shirt!!
    Sorry about the adulting---you seem to be taking it all in stride though and I think that's the secret!!

  8. That is frustrating that you had to move so many appointments around...and then have it all be for nothing! Oh well. Love that you share both ways you wore this flannel. You're so good at making it look like a completely different piece in each outfit!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  9. Loving that plaid cardigan! Looks like you could wear it in so many different ways. Love the way you styled it with the military vest and white jeans. So stylish :) Thanks for hosting!

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  10. I've never seen a flannel cardigan before, that's really neat. Love it paired with the vest and booties.

  11. Totally obsessed! I love how you've pieced this together to look completely amazing!

    Katie | Willow and White

  12. The military vest looks great over the plaid cardigan, and that necklace is a beauty!

    Emma xxx

  13. Love how you styled this flannel cardi for a different and versatile look.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  14. Cutest flannel cardigan! I love seeing it styled both ways. Those booties are the cutest!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  15. This flannel cardigan is adorable on you! And what a crazy weather weekend - but a good chance to relax and have some down time. =)


    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  16. This cardigan is awesome! You are so creative in your styling :)

  17. You're a layering pro, girlfriend!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  18. The post is great! I really love your photos :)