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Monday, November 2, 2015

Flannel, Stripes + The Countryside

Hello There!
The last few fleeting moments of autumn are upon us. Before we know it the snow-clad streets will be adorned in fairy lights and holiday spirit, and the cheerful sound of Christmas music will be buzzing in every shop.

Brace yourself: Christmas is only 53 sleeps away!
Knowing this, the mister and I sprung out of bed when the golden morning light flooded our bedroom and rejoiced that the weather was finally in our favor.
We bundled up, loaded up and flocked to the countryside.
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Alex Good-Beautyosaurus Lex-style-outfit-ootd-plaid-flannel-autumn-lifestyle-hike-gap denim-jeans-j.crew vest-madewell bag-crossbody purse-fall-autumn style-j.crew wellie bootsAlex Good-Beautyosaurus Lex-style-outfit-ootd-plaid-flannel-autumn-lifestyle-hike-gap denim-jeans-j.crew vest-madewell bag-crossbody purse-fall-autumn style-j.crew wellie bootsFeeling mighty outdoorsy in plaid, we set off for some exploring.
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Alex Good-Beautyosaurus Lex-style-outfit-ootd-plaid-flannel-autumn-lifestyle-hike-gap denim-jeans-j.crew vest-madewell bag-crossbody purse-fall-autumn style-j.crew wellie bootsThe further into the forest we wandered, the more beauty we unearthed. Alex Good-Beautyosaurus Lex-style-outfit-ootd-plaid-flannel-autumn-lifestyle-hike-gap denim-jeans-j.crew vest-madewell bag-crossbody purse-fall-autumn style-j.crew wellie bootsBoundless rows of trees offer the perfect path for some leg stretching.
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Who said you can't look pulled together whilst hiking? Well, whoever it was, don't listen to them.
Casual, comfortable and camper chic. That's what I'll be calling this ensemble. 
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Donning matte wellies: my shoes of choice for pretty much every occasion. You don't have to sacrifice stylish with these Chelsea boots that have the durability of wellies.
Scuff, dirt, puddles, none of them stand a chance. I shall call them, Alex-proof.
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Caught red-handed mixing patterns!
Don't fear the print combining. Stick to a common color with patterns of your choosing and you'll be set. It's all about how you wear it, not necessarily what you wear!
Alex Good-Beautyosaurus Lex-style-outfit-ootd-plaid-flannel-autumn-lifestyle-hike-gap denim-jeans-j.crew vest-madewell bag-crossbody purse-fall-autumn style-j.crew wellie bootsAlex Good-Beautyosaurus Lex-style-outfit-ootd-plaid-flannel-autumn-lifestyle-hike-gap denim-jeans-j.crew vest-madewell bag-crossbody purse-fall-autumn style-j.crew wellie bootsFeeling rather refreshed and partially sleepy, we bid adieu to the scenery and began the trek home... 
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...but not before bee-lining it to our favorite custard spot. We scooped up a few malts, some savory french fries for dipping, and headed contently back to the city. 

Now I understand what Albert Camus meant when he said, "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower".
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