Daily Archives: November 6, 2014

OOTD :: of punchin’ it up with ponchos




So several seasons ago, I got really into ponchos.

Yeah, don’t ask.

But anyway, I realized my fun-sizedness was not really conducive to a full-on poncho; the long, sweeping ones really swallowed me up. And although I was wonderfully warm and snuggly in them, I looked like a walking teepee in the one, lone full-length one I kept.

This poncho, on the other hand, is more complementary to my body shape. It’s really more a capelet than a poncho and I’m totally digging the asymmetry and the ruching on either shoulder. It’s also got that fabulous cowl that lies perfectly – not too clingy to my neck but not too floppy either.

I paired it with this dress because I liked the pop of color peeking out from under, and its slim fit provided the perfect proportion to the loose flowiness of the poncho. I opted for Tuesday’s boots because comfortable and I added the necklace for a bit of visual interest and to break up the wide expanse of unrelieved grey.

This is how we layer in SoCal.


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – gift from my mommy
Poncho – eBay
Booties – Fergalicious

:: Linking ::
Style to Inspire @ Rhea Etcetera

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