I have always been someone who gets cold easily. As many of you also know, I wear dresses year round. When winter hits, this simply means I switch from sundresses to warm dresses. That’s why when I saw this flannel dress from Zaful, I had to get it! It looked perfect for the colder months. When it gets cold out, flannel is always a good choice.
The other thing I was really wanting was a nice, big sweater. This is one I can pair with a lot of looks. Or I can just throw it on when I’m hanging out at home in my sweat pants.
The theme of gold
While I was not really aiming for it, gold was a big part of this look. It provided a nice contrast to the green and black. Green has always been one of my favorite colors to wear. The earrings I paired with this look were also gold. Have you all seen earrings like this? Another blogger (I cannot remember who) had posted earrings in this style in a wishlist post. I remember thinking that they were cool, so I bought them.
I’ve worn them a few times since the shoot and have received a lot of compliments on them.
This headband was also a fun part of my look. I love headbands. I recently connected with a company called Pieces to Peaces. These headbands are actually hand-made. I love that. I received two more, so be on the lookout for them in my posts in the coming weeks!
So if you’re new around here, I’m an American living in Spain. Did you all know that there are lots of opportunities for native speakers to teach English in Spain? If not and you’re interested, I detail it all in my free e-book that you can download here. The application period has just opened for many of the teaching programs here, so now is the time to apply if it’s something that interests you!
Anyway, so yeah American in Spain. I got super lucky and was placed in Granada. The one thing we as humans often suck at is exploring our own backyard. I find that I’m pretty awful at it even in Spain. We ended up doing a photoshoot at the Cartuja Monastery because it was close to where I live and also close to where my photographer Miguel lives. We decided to go inside and were quite amazed.
According to lovegranada.com, it used to be a Roman cemetery until the 1500’s. Then the pope donated the land to the monks to build a monastery. The Carthusians were a religious order focused on prayer and fasting. The monks lived in solitude. At one point, there were 24 Carthusian monasteries in Spain. There are only four that are actually inhabited by monks today in Spain. The one in Granada is open to the public for 5 euros each.
It’s not in the city center, but it’s not far by bus or taxi.
The warm flannel dress look
I just love how practical this look is. This is something I could wear to teach or wear to meet up with friends. All the outfit details are below! Also if you want to order a few headbands from Pieces to Peaces, be sure to use the code thanksbabe for 15% off your order! They also make beanies and scarves.
Check out a few fun things from Zaful:
The dress, sweater, earrings, purse and headband were given to me for the purposes of this review. Also some of these links are affiliate links. That simply means that I earn a small commission through any purchases made. Thank you for supporting the brands that support me.