Stewart Victoria

Plaid flannel shirt outfit with beanie and tall boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Holiday outfit with plaid flannel shirt and beanie — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Ivory pompom beanie fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
L.L.Bean Scotch Plaid flannel shirt outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

This plaid flannel shirt from L.L.Bean is a favorite of mine, especially at this time of year with its red, green, and ivory coloring! You'll probably be seeing it again at least one more time before Christmas. ;)

The majority of my flannel shirts are from L.L.Bean and Madewell. I find them to be the softest and thickest compared to other brands I've tried (looking at you, J.Crew Factory, and the soft cotton you claim to be flannel!). The L.L.Bean flannel shirts run bigger than Madewell flannel shirts; I bought size XS in all my flannel shirts but have been replacing my favorite Madewell shirts with size small since XS is just a bit too tight, especially after being washed. Some people recommend sizing down in L.L.Bean flannel shirts but since I have broad shoulders, my true size is fine. I prefer the "misses" sizing in the slightly fitted shirts for the longer sleeve length, but my first L.L.Bean flannel (last seen here) is "petite" sizing, which is great if you need shorter sleeves and/or a shorter torso length. (That flannel is also "relaxed", which makes it boxier than the slightly fitted shirts like the one shown here.)

The only downside to my more recent L.L.Bean flannel purchases is that it seems like they wear much faster than the shirts I purchased in seasons before; they get kind of a "nubby"/pilling texture on them after being washed and look worn because of that. I've read other reviews saying the same thing. I hope that they fix that soon! I didn't buy a shirt this season so I can't comment on if it's still happening. I've been babying the shirt I'm wearing here because I don't want it to look worn down!


OUTFIT DETAILS

L.L.Bean shirt / exact (last seen here)
Madewell jeans / old; similar
Cole Haan boots / old; similar
J.Crew Factory hat / exact
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in rosé / exact

Riverside

Fall outfit with L.L.Bean boots and gingham shirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Burgundy cardigan and navy gingham shirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
L.L.Bean boots fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Navy gingham shirt fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Navy gingham and burgundy cardigan fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

The worst part about the onset of winter is the fact that all the deciduous (leafy) trees are completely bare. It's more difficult to find good outfit backdrops when everything looks dead! Haha. Luckily the river runs through my backyard and it's always worth a late afternoon stroll if it's not too cold even though the trees around it look sad at this time of year. I suppose I don't mind just a little bit of snow cover just so all the foliage doesn't look so barren! (I can't believe I just typed that...)

My Bean boots have gotten quite a bit of mileage this fall with the intermittent rainy days. We've even had a couple of days with snowflakes! Mine are the regular boots, but I've been seriously considering adding a pair of their warmer Thinsulate or shearling-lined boots to my snow boot rotation. (I'm also trying to convince my boyfriend to buy his own pair so we can match!)

I pulled out some old favorites for this look: a cozy wool cardigan, classic navy gingham shirt, and stretchy skinny jeans. I added a little cuff on my cardigan sleeves so the gingham could peek out at my wrists. It's such an easy yet thoughtful styling trick that I love!

P.S. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I'm on vacation in Mexico this week! It's my first time, and I'm having so much fun on my first vacation since starting my job a few months ago!


OUTFIT DETAILS

J.Crew cardigan / old; similar from Nordstrom
J.Crew Factory shirt / exact
Madewell jeans / old; similar
L.L.Bean boots / exact
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by American Eagle Outfitters 
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in rosé / exact

Crooked earmuffs

Plaid coat outfit with velvet ankle boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Black faux fur earmuffs outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Fall winter outfit with black white plaid coat — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Black faux fur earmuffs with plaid coat — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Plaid statement coat fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I made the mistake of messing with my earmuffs right before we shot these photos, so that's why they're not on my head straight. When will I learn not to touch my outfit after I have it "set"? Hahaha. Probably never, let's be honest! 

I love these earmuffs, though. They're so warm and fit my over my head/ears really well. I'm tempted to get them in the light grey color, too!

It's starting to look and feel a lot like winter around here. All of the trees look dead now, and it snowed on the valley floor yesterday... Now is the time to pull out the earmuffs and the statement coats! This plaid coat is my only "statement" coat and I'm thinking I may need another... I'm actually leaning towards a faux fur coat because I love how ridiculous they look! It's fun to have a bunch of coat options, especially when you live in a climate that warrants multiple coats. ;)


OUTFIT DETAILS

ModCloth coat / old; similar by Abercrombie & Fitch (last seen here)
Everlane sweater / exact (review here)
Madewell jeans / old; similar
Earthies boots c/o / exact (last seen here)
J.Crew Factory earmuffs / exact
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact