I may have a flannel problem

Some people seem to have a LuLaRoe problem. There are memes about it. How they just have to buy one more pair of flamboyantly colored leggings…and then another and another. And then the shirts and the sweaters and the dresses. It goes on and on. I have a few pair of less flashy leggings. And one tunic. That’s it.

Other people can’t stop buying shoes. They have whole closets just to hold their shoes. Shoes for every occasion and then some. Heels, flats, boots, booties, sneakers…they must have them all in every color and material. I’m the pickiest shoe shopper in the world (besides my 4yo daughter, omg, shopping with a mini me is THE WORST!) and I can’t wear very many styles because they aren’t supportive enough for my terrible back. So needless to say, I’m not one of these people.

Still others must have purses. All the purses. Different purses for different outfits. Again, different colors, sizes, materials, strap lengths, and so many different options. They seem to be into the brands. Kate Spade, Coach, Michael Kors, Gucci, Louis Vuitton all mean something to them,  and they have to have it. The fact that I had to google “purse brands” to even see what designer brands were out there tells you how much I care about the brand of my purse. The most recent purse I bought was at Meijer. It was $25. I look for how many zipper compartments does it have, how big are they, does it have enough places that are big enough for all my crap, and these days, I need an across the chest strap. That’s it. I have no idea what brand it is. It’s light blue. That will be the purse I wear with every coat and outfit until the damn thing falls apart.

But what DO I seem to have a thing for you ask?? Apparently…flannels. It started in 1993 and apparently my love for them never died. In fact, it was only up until a year ago or so that that precious flannel bought from Kmart in 1993 has been retired to the sentimental bin rather than still being worn! Instead, now I have new ones that my husband has been buying me for Christmas for the last 3 or 4 years. This past year, I finally told him I had enough, and I wasn’t going to ask for anymore. And then what ended up on my Christmas list AGAIN?? More flannels! I just can’t help myself! Now that I have more than a couple (which is all I used to ever have), I like having a variety of colors to choose from. You know, you want to make sure you match with the pj pants you’re going to be bumming around the house all day in! Or you want to be able to match that oversized tshirt you intend to wear with your yoga pants out to the store. It’s all about fashion. And flannel is where it’s at. And we’re not talking about cute fitted women’s flannel shirts. No no no. I’m a women’s small and these are men’s large 🙂 It’s all about comfort! You can pretty much find me in one 90% of the time. And you know what? I just don’t care. Sometimes I throw on real clothes (like today!), but most of time, I’d rather just be comfy.

So flannels are my thing. I believe I’m up to 8 or 9 now. I know you’re jealous.

18 thoughts on “I may have a flannel problem

  1. This made me laugh. I hope you live in Maine, because you would fit right in! I enjoyed how you wrote about others’ passions and then explained your own. I’m especially impressed with your dedication to matching your flannels with your other attire. 😉 I’m not much of a fashion maven myself, and love living in a state where outside of work, all you really need for footwear are Bean boots and Birkenstocks. They get you through almost everything.

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  2. I dislike clothes shopping and I’m like you – one purse does it all, leggings – hmmm. Can’t say that I have a passion for any of those things. Flannels sound cozy and warm and just the think to hang around in. Thanks for your slice that made me smile this morning.

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  3. GREAT post, had me laughing! I had to cut myself off from LLR; my collection of leggings and dresses and long duster sweaters was getting out of hand (though they are so dang comfortable…). Keep doing you; comfort is key!

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  4. I was a late comer to flannel – my kids introduced me to the wonderful world of flannel pajama pants, couldn’t live without them now. And my plaid flannel oversized shirts? Perfect for babysitting my granddaughter, so comfy. Thank you for a fun post!

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  5. Actually, I am a little jealous. I’m in Vermont right now, and a flannel sounds great! Might have to go on my list. You have details of your life that glimmer through your flannel confession–I really like that!

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  6. Flannels are the best, especially on a wintery cold day. I will admit I have a thing for flannel pjs. And the more they’re washed, the thinner they get which then makes them wearable almost any day of the year, except maybe when its a hot, hot summer night. So, I do understand your affinity for flannel! Keep on enjoying 🙂

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