|Thrifted Tristan wool shirtcoat, Fornarina polka-dot pants, Market boots|
I popped out early this morning to go to the post office,certainly not intending to be so colour-coordinated. I was already wearing the rust hat to cover my bedhead following an even earlier outing for cat food- mostly I was obsessed with wearing this flannel-y wool shirt since I have become fully gaga for flannel in the last 24 hours.
Oh, it all started so innocently, and crept up so quietly I didn't even see it coming. I guess you could say it started last winter, when Sally Jane Vintage made me fall in love with this flannel Orla Kiely dress:
Of course I never found one. Oh, yes, I half-heartedly picked up some discount beige flannel in the spring, as if to make one myself. Ha. Cut to a few weeks ago when DaniBP posted a lovely and alluring fuzzy grey outfit set that reminded me just how gorgeous grey is on its own. And I've tried to block it out, but I think I'm still drooling over this lovely yet impractically expensive cashmere J Crew Collection blouse:
|available for $495 at Net-a-Porter!|
Now things start to speed up...cut to last weekend when Madewell offered free shipping on any item and I pounced on this glorious green and grey flannel checked shirt (I thought it was mustard, but it's still delectable).
|Madewell checked boiler shirt in golden olive|
Cut to yesterday when the boutique near my workplace offered a Covet sample sale and I scored this delicious grey space-age-secretary dress for $40 (about 80% off).
|Covet, Fall 2010 Collection|
The flannel shirt arrived yesterday evening too, and I immediately tried it on with a grey pencil skirt and I was in love. So in love that I want more!! More, I say!
What I wouldn't give to find this same shirt in a plain grey flannel. That's all I ask. I spent the rest of the evening scouring the internet for anything similar. Nada. I've tried all the flannel-y places I could thing of- LL Bean, Land's End, J Crew, Gap and Old Navy, both children's and grownup sections...where else should I look?
In passing, the origin of the word obsess is apparently rooted in the Latin for besieged or occupied- I therefore have no agency in this activity. I am merely the one possessed!
Origin: 1495–1505; < Latin obsessus, past participle of obsidēre to occupy, frequent, besiege, equivalent toob- ob- + -sid(ēre) combining form of sedēre to sit. See more here