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12 May, 2019

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Fashion Friday – Ponchos

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I know, you’re thinking of the poncho your 7th grade art teacher wore. The one who liked to play Joan Baez and taught you macrame. Oh, that’s just me?

 

Ponchos are a great layering piece for fall. Hard to wear in winter because you can’t pull a coat over them. This week I’m giving you two different looks, one very lightweight and one that will actually keep you warm.

 

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This silk poncho is from Caryna Nina, Caryna is a model turned clothing designer. She has collected silk for years and turned her treasures into ponchos and kimonos. They are super hard to find online, I bought mine at a little boutique in Old Greenwich called Back 40 Mercantile. Call the owner Katrina at 203-637-0240 and she can try to source something similar for you.

 

I’m wearing it over old jeans, a tank top and the booties I told you you needed last week. Hear me now, believe me later, you need a pair and you will wear them with EVERYTHING.

 

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The necklace is from a gift shop at the El Mangroove hotel in Costa Rica. Whenever I travel I try to buy a piece of jewelry as a souvenir. It doesn’t have to be expensive, it just has to be special to you. There’s a lot of tassel jewelry everywhere right now and I’m still not tired of it. Try layering a few together or adding another long necklace with one. They have cute necklaces at Back 40, or you can look here at Nordstrom, there is a range from $20 to over $100.

 

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As the temperatures drop, you’ll need something a little warmer. I bought this poncho from Rani Arabella last year at a little boutique in Litchfield, CT called R Derwin Clothiers. Her stuff isn’t easy to find, and it’s expensive (if I remember correctly, north of 1k shh), but it’s worth it. The quality is beyond compare and you aren’t going to find everyone else wearing it. One of the reasons I do most of my shopping at boutiques is because I desperately don’t want to look like a J Crew mannequin.

 

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I’m wearing it over the exact same outfit. Did I mention you need to buy some booties? The ring I’m wearing is from the airport in Dubai, it wasn’t expensive and it makes me happy every time I put it on and reminds of my amazing time there. Also, can we talk about how amazing this leather fringe is? This is one of those pieces that every time I wear it I get compliments, the best part? It actually keeps me warm!

 

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If you are having trouble sourcing anything, send me a note. Please tag me on Facebook with your fall layering look. I love hearing from readers who’ve been inspired!

As I’ve said before, Fashion Friday is not sponsored, yet. All photos by the amazing Mandy Fisher.

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