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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10 thoughts on “OOTD :: of punchin’ it up with ponchos

  1. Ada says:

    You totally rock the poncho and I cannot believe what a perfect match in color and even ruching style that poncho is with the booties. The green dress is lovely and that color is beautiful on you, Maricel!

  2. I love how cozy ponchos look but I’m afraid to cover up the thinnest part of my body (lord knows this is not my lower half). Maybe I should just give one a try…

    • mtsedwards says:

      Huh. I never thought of it that way. And it makes sense because I think I’m an apple (so I carry my weight up top?) and my legs are my best feature so covering my top and exposing my lower half is the perfect proportion play for me. Thanks for the insight!

  3. chessakat says:

    Yep, you’re killing me with these colors – so good! That poncho is awesome – I loooove asymmetry. And so you say these adorable booties are comfortable – I am intrigued. I am in remedial heel-wearing training AND on the hunt for a pair of booties AND a giant baby about things being realllly comfortable…

    • mtsedwards says:

      I suppose comfort is relative. I’ve worn heels my entire adult life, and even tortured my feet with pointy-toed heels when that fad was in. I have wide feet and the beginnings of bunions, however, so years of subjecting my feet to heels have properly ruined them. You may not want to listen to me about comfort. ;p

  4. Pat says:

    Love this outfit on you! Colors are sharp, boots even more!

  5. There you go with grey and green again – I think it’s my new favorite color combo. 🙂

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