Friday, November 8, 2013

Ponchos and Coming Clean

I didn't think I would be pulling out my sweaters this early in November, but the weather yesterday was considered close to freezing, at least for my Texas blood. Okay, maybe I am being a little dramatic, but temps in the 50's call for sweaters, heated seats, knee boots and green chile chicken soup.

Pancho: Wallis c/o (other colors here and here) // Leggings: Target // Boots: Fergalicious // Necklace: Lookbook Store c/o // Bag: Phillip Lim for Target (similar here and here) // Bracelets: Nordstrom c/o and The Shine Project c/o // Ring: Gigglosophy c/o // Glasses: H&M (similar here)

This stripe poncho from Wallis arrived several months ago. I have been tapping my toes for the days to get cool enough to wear it. It's probably one of the most comfortable things I have put on my body besides the fluffy blanket sitting on my couch. Actually, let's just go ahead and call this poncho a styilsh and wearable blanket. I even got the stone color one too. When you find something this good, I say get them in doubles, triples or even quadruples. You know that's how my mind works. Remember "the skirt of all skirts" post? Now you know why I put myself on a shopping ban that started last month. Sometimes I just can't control myself.

Speaking of shopping ban, I have to come clean with y'all. I bought these Fergalicious boots last week. I know! I know! Want to hear my crazy justification? Okay, here goes. Please no judging.

I was cleaning out my wallet, found a stash of cash and it dawned on me that it was from our trip to Mexico. It was money for the flea market. I planned on bringing back a few souvenirs, but everything was pretty junkie, so I didn't spend a dime except for a few tchotchkes for my girls.

Anyway, these boots were on crazy super sale. So, I took my Mexico souvenir money and bought them. I will always think of Mexico when I wear them. I can guarantee I will get more use out of them then some piece of pottery, necklace or shirt. Plus, technically zero money came out of our bank account. Purchase justified? I think so.

Back on the wagon I go. I am really going to try stay clean and straight the rest of the month, but Black Friday has me questioning myself. We will see.

Have a great weekend and don't forget about the Lilac Bijoux giveaway going on. See you Monday!

Shanna

54 comments:

Betsy said...

No judging here! New boots are always justified :) You look darling, like always. Xoxo

Betsy

www.lifestyledsimply.com

Ashley said...

Obsessing over this poncho!!! Love this look from head to toe :) gorgeous!!

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Alice Warren said...

What an adorable poncho - I would have gotten it a few colors too. So you not shopping November too…you go girl!

I think you did the right buying these boots - so cute and so much better than something that you will never use.

I have decided not to shop until I lose the weight that I want so it gives me extra incentive to lose weight :)

Have a great weekend!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Becky M said...

That poncho is amazing!! Love it and the colors. This is the perfect fall outfit!

agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Love this ponchoc, hopefully we get some fall weather in South Florida soon :)Have a great weekend.

xo
http://pinksole.com

Nina Piccini said...

Definitely not judging as I just bought a pair of boots on sale too but i made a little extra cash doing some private dance lessons this week, justified? this poncho is gorge, i love how you styled it!

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

Charnele Michel said...

Yes perfect justification for purchasing! I love this poncho its so chic and i love the way you styled it. Good luck with the cold weather. bundle up!

xo,
ChaCha
http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

Maggie Frost said...

the poncho is just so good!

xx Maggie {@mbfrost}
modaandthemar.blogspot.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

This outfit is FABULOUS! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Susan Jeffries said...

No judging here! You are totally justified! You look marvelous and I hope you have a great weekend! Susan

Danavee said...

You have single-handedly made me want a poncho!!!!!!!!! However, I'm pretty sure I could not pull it off! WAY CUTE!

Ashley said...

I'm the same…when it drops below 60s, I am freezing!! This poncho!!!!!! I LOVE it (and need it). And when you find money…all bets are off! :)

Everday Fashion said...

Love the poncho!!! I won't judge since you used Mexico money for the boots! Doesn't count, lol
xo, Lee

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

Sometimes you just can't pass up a super-great sale, especially if you found money. It sounds like fate to me! ;) Loving this poncho, Shanna!

DeborahYanni said...

Those boots are amazing!!! Now I need them.

Nicki Lewis said...

I think you justified the purchase. I have a guy here at work that is from New York, and he makes fun of us Texas people already wearing jackets. He actually wears shorts to work

Brighton Keller said...

LOVE that poncho!!!

The Pink Growl said...

Honestly I'm not usually a poncho fan but that one is super cute! Maybe because it's on you? :) HUGS!

Samantha Curtis said...

LOVE that poncho!! And ugh I have a severe spending problem... I can't stop!

Meg O. said...

It doesn't count since you found the Mexico souvenir money. Haha! Also, that is probably the coolest looking poncho I've ever seen.

Jacqueline said...

i think this is one of my favorite outfits I've been on anyone in awhile... I just may need that poncho for myself. It gets mighty cold in Ohio. It's 34 as we speak {and that felt warmish}. You look fab as always, lady!

I must catch up on blogs!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

Setarra said...

Haha! I think this purchased is totally justified. Spending cash is totally different than swiping your credit card ... At least in my world :)

Tammy Jo said...

I need to go shopping with you :) I love everything!!!

TheTinyHeart said...

That poncho looks so cozy! Yay for finding money and buying those cute boots! Have a great weekend!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Rationalization? Maybe. But your justification works for me! I would've done the same thing.

That poncho looks fabulous on you! Love the whole outfit.

Have a great weekend!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Gorgeous outfit as usual, bonus points that it looks super comfy too :)

Love your boots with your newfound $$$. Finding money you forgot about is the best!

Happy Friday!

Ladies in Navy said...

always gorgeous!

Helene in Between said...

i love the fact that these boots are "fergalicious" haha! you look gorgeous i love the pancho!

Elizabeth said...

I'm pretty sure boots are always justified! That poncho looks so cozy - seriously tempting me to get one!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

You are too funny with your justification for spending. Poetry...I love it! I have been working hard not to spend money on me since the beginning of last month, too. I have fallen off the wagon just a couple of times, and have found myself with similar justifications. :) That poncho looks amazingly warm and comfortable!

MorganizewithMe said...

I.love.that.sweater!

Laura - Relatively Offbeat said...

So gorgeous! I'm in love with that bag!!
xoxo

Rachel Lynne said...

Love this striped poncho! It is so so so chic!

Hallie Wilson said...

No judging here either. :) That poncho is so cute! I typically don't think Wallis for shopping, but they do have some ah-mazing pieces (at the right price).

Found you via the Glam network - blogger love! Hope you have a great weekend, lady.

x Hallie

Because of Jackie said...

Okay, so YES, that justification counts! I bought two coats yesterday with money I am earning next week, sort of a borrow from future earnings deal. I'm trying really hard to only shop with income from the blog and Poshmark and so far it is working. For now:) We can do this! I feel I'm more creative with my clothing and make better purchases when I have a budget...I like.

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

Now I'm totally wanting a poncho - this one is lovely! Saying it's like a wearable blanket, even better!!!

I am the same way if I find something I like I purchase two, in different colors!

Carly said...

Ha, totally agree with your justification! Plus, you'll get a TON of use out of those boots!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Victoria Mason said...

I'm in love with this whole outfit. Makes me want to dig out my own poncho from BR from years back. And yes, totally justified!!

I've put myself on my own ban as well and slipped up a few days ago when I bought a necklace (searching forever for this particular color/style) from groopdealz. To be fair, I had returned another one. It was an even swap. :)

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Love the poncho and your lip color!

Katie Did What said...

You look so cute, as usual! Loving those boots- so hilarious that they're "Fergaliscious!" haha didn't even know that brand existed. Also, I learned a new word today, thanks to you: tchotchkes! (and I had to copy and paste cus there was no way I was spelling that right on my own haha)

xo

Nikki said...

First of all, I love that poncho, and I REALLY love that it is striped. Second, I think that boots are much better than junky souvenirs because I don't really believe in souvenirs unless they are of the apparel/shoe/accessory type. Have a great weekend!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

joliene wade said...

I love this look! That poncho is lovely and it looks great with those boots, which are also lovely. Jealous!

Joliene
Young SF Lady

Misty said...

I saw those boots at Gordmans. I really really want!

Jessica S said...

What a pretty poncho! I would be looking for any reason to pull it out too!

xx
Here&Now

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Ashleigh said...

Dude, that is awesome. You get a reminder of your vacay in the cery best way possible: SHOES.
Your hair is lookin' hella good all windblown. I'm jealous. Mine starts to look like I got in a fight and lost when the wind picks up.
-ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Seeker said...

I LOVE your poncho!!! And you look so fabulous.

Hope you're having a nice weekend

xoxo

FitTravelerAJ said...

Texas was chilly this week! This is the perfect look for how the weather was. And the boots = totally worth it ;-)

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Haha...I like your justification. Boots are always worth it! And that poncho looks crazy comfortable! I wish it was cool enough in CA to wear sweaters like that!
~jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

SoJez said...

I've never been a fan of ponchos....til now! This one is so pretty and stylish! Love it!

Rebecca said...

Yes to that poncho style twin Shanna....love love love it!!!! And ok justification of those awesome boots accepted!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Tracy Walpole said...

I have to say this is my most favorite outfit of yours ever :) But I am all about black and comfy. Off to find that poncho....

JP Lord said...

I'm pretty sure I would LIVE in this outfit. For the entire season. I'm totally obsessed with it. no joke obsessed.
love it and you gorgeous!
xo

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I love those boots! Sometimes a shopping ban just needs to be broken! And that poncho is awesome. I will have to try green chili chicken soup sometime, it sounds amazing!

Linda Cassidy said...

love this outfit, pretty much everything about it speaks on trend

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