Fall time is Poncho time!

I’m seeing so many ponchos for sale in the stores and online right now. It totally reminded me it’s time to drag out my poncho before the weather gets too cold for wearing them. Fall time is definitely poncho time. Not sure why spring isn’t also a big poncho wearing season. Perhaps if they just brought ponchos out in spring colors it could be a thing. Let’s make that happen come spring!

 

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots, cat ear sunglasses + Kate Spade handbag

 

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We took these photos last week when I was just starting to have a pain flare-up at the base of my spine. At some point I sat down on the ground and was so stiff I wondered if I was going to be able to get up again. Ha. I did. The pain was only about at a five out of ten, so I was still smiling through the pain at that point. A few hours later and I wouldn’t even have been able to do the photo shoot. Such is my life now…

 

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots + Kate Spade handbag

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots + Kate Spade handbag

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots, cat ear sunglasses + Kate Spade handbag

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots, cat ear sunglasses + Kate Spade handbagGray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots + Kate Spade handbagGray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots + Kate Spade handbag

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots, cat ear sunglasses + Kate Spade handbag

Poncho, given to me by a friend, top, also given to me. Jeans, Kohl’s Rock & Republic, Gray bow boots, Kohl’s, Betsey Johnson sunglasses, Marshall’s, Kate Spade purse, gifted to me courtesy of Kate Spade New York

 

I hope you all are enjoying the fall weather. It has started to rain more around here and those pretty fall leaves are getting pummeled off the trees. Sad. Winter is coming. Boo. In the meantime, here’s to ponchos!

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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Crushing on crushed velvet

I’m loving all the crushed velvet that came in this season. It was everywhere! Even booties and purses were made with crushed velvet. How cute were those?

So, when I saw this cold shoulder crushed velvet top on clearance at Kohl’s, I just had to have it. Armed with a $5 off any purchase coupon and  30% off when you use your credit card, I went to make my purchase. It rang up at only $1.54. Score!

I also found a few things on the clearance racks at Marshall’s, but somehow they all ended up being more than the shirt. Odd when you can find stuff cheaper at a regular department store’s clearance racks than at a discount store’s clearance racks, but somehow, that’s how the cookie crumbled this time around.

I love good deals and I cannot lie.

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Outfit recap:

Gray jacket, Goodwill, given to me by a friend. Tassel earrings, Cost Plus World Market, a Christmas gift, you can shop these here. Cat ear sunglasses, Marshall’s, a birthday gift. White choker necklace, old, worn at my sister’s wedding years ago. Crushed velvet top, Kohl’s clearance racks, Floral skirt, old, vintage Jay Jacobs. Betsey Johnson bow purse, here + fishnet tights, here, from Marshall’s clearance racks. Red suede booties, Sole Society, won in an influencer contest a few years ago. (Back before Pinterest tried to chase influencer’s off their website and then installed a new smart feed where now only a small percent of your followers actually see the stuff you post. I’d probably never be able to win anything the way Pinterest works now. Super frustrating! Down with the algorithms, I say!)

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Fishnet tights + red booties

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

I’m loving that fishnets are coming back in again. Too fun!

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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