Finally, the weekend!
I can think of nothing better to wear on a winter weekend in Seattle than a flannel top handmade by Northwest designer Candace.
If you follow my blog, you first saw this top when I joined forces with the fab ladies of the Fab 40s group to create a grunge look Kurt Cobain would be proud of. Since then, I have worn the heck out of this comfy shirt. It is warm, it layers well, and I love the blue + black plaid.
For starters, this isn’t your grandpa’s shirt, ladies. It has seaming that cinches at the waist just slightly so those lady curves don’t get covered up. My curves tend to show up brightly around my hips, but not so much up top. I’m not looking to bust out all over the place, but the simple seaming at the waist does a lot to feather feminine lines into a traditionally masculine shirt.
The sleeves also have a contrasting pattern so when you roll them up, there’s a happy surprise.
You’ll notice I also have on my slippers…er…Khombu snow boots again. When it’s cold and rainy outside, I can’t imagine wearing anything else.
In fact, I’m off to the Women’s March this morning
and I’ll be wearing these boots for the nearly 4-mile trek across the city.
Will you be there? If you see me, say Hi!
Other details on this Candace top include metal snap buttons. I know a lot of flannel tops have snaps like these, but I love the little bit of bling they add to the shirt. Again, in combination with the shaping and with a couple of necklaces added in, the reflection of light coming off the black and silver add a touch of femininity.
Speaking of feminine, let’s talk about this gem-pendant necklace. It is extra-special because the gems come from a “mother’s ring” my grandmother had. She owned two “mother’s rings” and my sister had both of them. For Christmas she had them remade into necklaces. She gave me one and kept the other one.
How special is that???
Even writing about it now, I get all choked up and misty-eyed. As grateful as I am for all the gifts I got at Christmas, this is the one I cherish with all my heart. I’ve started looking for v-neck and button-down tops so I can wear it more often. You will be seeing more of it in the future.
The Moto Jacket is Back
Of course, no winter weekend in Seattle is complete without a great jacket. After working all week to add warmth and style to dresses I purchased at Sassafras, my motorcycle jacket returns yet again to complete my outfit and prepare me to face the rainy, cold weekend outdoors.
I think these are a match made in style heaven, don’t you?
Add in the jacket and a little deep thinking and you’ve got yourself true Seattle style.
And so ends our week of celebrating locally designed and handmade clothing from Sassafras boutique in Seattle! Fear not, however–I am wholly committed to Sassafras’ mission and I aim to lend my support whenever I can.
If you’d like to lend your support, Sassafras is having a sale during January. If you’re in town, scurry on over and see what they’ve got cooking!
I team up with my friend Diane from Fashion on the Fourth Floor to talk New Year’s Resolutions, pink hair, and red leather trench coats from the 1970s!
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