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P is for Poncho

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Once upon a time I said with 85% confidence that I would treat myself to a couple of new items for fall. Fast forward to December and I’m the happy owner of a cozy poncho. Much like a large scarf, the poncho is a mobile blanket – a form of coziness and comfort appropriate enough for daytime outings and the office. (Though don’t get me wrong, if I’m cold enough I will cover myself in a large blanket and wear fingerless gloves at the office. No shame).

Thankfully, Virginia is taking it’s sweet time to roll into winter weather, which means I get to wear this puppy well into December. After the Thanksgiving holiday I fell into a leisurely routine of slumbering, coffee sipping, crosswording, and sporting a uniform of pajamas and/or large sweaters on a daily basis, so I’m hopeful that some stylish comfort-wear will ease my transition back into the craziness that is December events. This is positivity, not delusion…

(P.S. It looks like this poncho is on sale at Old Navy, so you can join me on my cozy crusade!)

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Outfit details:

Old Navy Poncho
GAP 1969 Jeans
Stella & Dot Freya Necklace
Stella & Dot Pave Sphinx Bracelet
Stella & Dot Icon Convertible Watch
BitterSweet Hair Tie Bracelet

Photography by Bryan Wallace

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Although you can’t tell by the white fluffy stuff in the background of these photos, I think that spring is finally just around the corner! I enjoyed our little snow day last week, but too much time inside has given me a serious case of cabin fever. Ergo, B and I spent a lovely day at Union Market, just a few blocks away from my NE D.C. apartment. The sun was finally out on Saturday and temperatures exceeded 40-degrees, so I was a happy girl.

I was also happy to throw on some lighter spring layers, like my new window pane tunic and favorite Zara anorak. I have been searching for the best “window pane” look for me, so I was super excited to find this tunic on the sale rack at Urban Outfitters. I can’t wait to wear it in warmer weather, and on my trip to Morocco (more on that to come)! B also found a couple gems from UO on his last shopping trip there that I was lucky to catch on our outing. He has been warming up to the idea of me taking photos of him, and I am so glad (because how cute is he in his Aztec print cardigan?!).

I’m also relieved that orange is back in for spring this year. Stella & Dot has an amazing new leather cut out clutch that speaks to me every time I go to pick a purse. What does it say, you ask? “Wear me defiantly until the snow melts away and spring is here to stay!”. At least, that’s what I would say if I were a cute bright clutch.

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On him:
Urban Outfitters Cardigan | on sale!
Levi’s Jeans
Vans Cosmic Galaxy Shoes

On me:
Urban Outfitters Tunic | on sale!
Zara Anorak | similar
Stella & Dot Waverly Clutch
Vintage Boots