Subtle stripes

Casual winter outfit with striped flannel shirt, boyfriend jeans, tan ankle boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell flannel Sunday shirt in stripes — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Boyfriend jeans winter outfit with flannel shirt and ankle boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell flannel Sunday shirt winter outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Striped flannel shirt outfit with boyfriend jeans and ankle boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I strayed from my usual dark color palette in the winter for something on the lighter side. We’ve luckily had a few days of relatively warm weather for this time of year (the same thing happened around this time last year, too, though it was a few degrees warmer last year). When it’s not icy cold, wet, or snowy outside, I opt to wear flats or exposed ankles simply to mix it up and so I don’t feel tired of all of my socks and boots by the end of January when there’s still a month or so of winter left.

I’m wearing another flannel Sunday shirt from Madewell. Are you surprised? ;) I’m obsessed with these shirts, and I own three of them now. I’m not usually one for multiples unless the garment is really good, so you know this one is good! I tucked in only half of the shirt to give it some shape. I don’t think I’ve ever tucked this way before because it is historically not my favorite look, but I didn’t really mind it here. I did a front tuck in this post and it felt a little bulky in front still. My boots match the subtle stripes in the shirt, which I love! I think subtle matching might be my favorite type of matching.

How’s your January going so far? I haven’t been as productive as I wish I was (I’ll elaborate more in Friday’s post). I still have holiday decorations up and my house is still a mess. At least I’m going to work, though…and getting paid for it. (Korri is a federal employee currently “volunteering”—he’s still working but won’t be getting paid this week, unfortunately.) I’m trying not to freak out about paying the bills. I’ve been contacting our Senators and Representative regularly HOPING that they’ll come to some sort of agreement and open up the government. One can only hope! I’m trying not to dwell on it.


Madewell shirt / exact style or similar
Everlane jeans / exact (review here)
Earth boots c/o / exact (limited sizes) or similar from Macy’s (last seen here)
Madewell earrings / old; similar from Nordstrom Rack or Francesca’s
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact