Monday, January 19, 2015

Manic Monday: The Poncho

Happy Monday from New Orleans! Ok, so I'm writing this in New Orleans, but come Monday, I'll be back to the real world. Boo! It's been a great trip so far, though! I will have to recap it it more for you all later. For now, let's talk about this poncho!

You may remember it from my Black Friday inspiration post here. Well as luck would have it, by the time I was ready to pull the trigger on it, of course it was sold out online, and nowhere to be found in stores. When I saw it magically reappear online a couple weeks ago, I did not hesitate to snag it! It was one of my last purchases before the #RemixFix2015 challenge and I knew it would make my capsule!

Sunnies: Vince Camuto (option) | Poncho: Express (optionoption, option)   | Top: BP (other colors here, option) | Pants: Express (option) | Boots: Vince Camuto (option, option)

So far the remix challenge has been going great. I will admit that since I knew I was signing up for this, I did a bit of binge shopping before it started, including these over the knee boots, which are the grey version of the pair I already own shown here, here, and here. I  told you I was over the moon in love with them!! I haven't shopped in about two weeks now, which seriously, is a pretty big deal to me.

It's been great picking out pieces for my capsule as I go. I've created polyvore sets dividing my capsule into categories, and adding to them as I create outfits. It's been helpful to see everything side by side so I can understand where any holes are. I can't wait to share the completed set - soon! The best part about the challenge is getting dressed - it definitely is a lot easier with a smaller wardrobe to choose from. Packing for this trip was amazingly easy, too, knowing that I wasn't just committing to these pieces for the trip - I was committing to them for a couple months! It certainly gives you focus when looking at your closet! 

Even if you decide not to do the entire capsule challenge with us, I would still love to see any and all of your remixes! Tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #RemixFix2015!


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  1. i love a nice poncho and this one looks gorgeous! really looks great teamed with the okt boots.. so wish i had a pair!XX

  2. These boots are seriously everything, love them!


  3. Love that poncho with the burgundy stripe tee peeking out of it. Every time I see a pair of OTK boots looking so good on other people I want to resume my search for a pair for myself but I know I'll end up disappointed again. Love these against the white jeans. Can't wait to hear more about New Orleans! Have a great week, Carylee. ~Cynthia

  4. Ponchos are so great! They might be one of my favorite trends of the season! Love how you styled this one!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  5. I love the combo of the poncho with the over the knee boots! You look super cozy yet very fashionable!


  6. I'm loving everything about this look! That poncho looks fabulous with the OTK boots and white jeans!

    Doused In Pink

  7. Love the pop of plum underneath the cape! Have a great week!!

    xx, Leah / Eat Pray Wear Love

  8. Nice! We are both into poncho this week! ;) Thanks for letting me share here!

  9. Amazing look! I'm obsessed with ponchos right now! Those over-the-knee boots are so cool and on point! Hope you'll come by my new link up party on Friday! FUN FASHION FRIDAY!

  10. I'm so glad you scored that poncho! I love how it's styled with the white jeans here. It almost makes me wish I had one, but I think I will settle for just a regular marled sweater instead. Those boots though....
    Gina -On the Daily Express

  11. That is a seriously great poncho! I love the shape and length. It's so great with your grey OTK boots!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  12. Super cute & versatile poncho - I can see you wearing it up and down all Winter thru Spring too!!


  13. That poncho looks so warm and cozy! I love that you layered that red and black top underneath for that little pop of color. And those boots!! <3

  14. Super cute poncho and love it with the white jeans and striped top. I'm glad you're enjoying New Orleans. Isn't the food the best!

  15. Great poncho! It looks so cozy and the perfect item for layering when you don't want a jacket! You're new boots look so great with the white skinnies!!! You make a strong case for those boots! Can't wait to hear more about your trip!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  16. Super cute I love the over the knee boots!

  17. I adore the poncho and love the pop of color underneath!


  18. I looove those boots! If I knew I was not going to be able to shop for awhile I would definitely go out and purchase items i had my eyes on , haha!

  19. What a cute poncho and I love what you did with the stripe shirt underneath.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  20. I love that poncho and the cute striped tee underneath! Congrats on not shopping for two weeks! I'm going on one week…and I might go to H&M today to buy a sweater on super sale. My goal is to not shop for 3 more weeks but so far I'm failing. Oh well!

  21. Great look! Love the poncho. New Orleans looks like such a fun place to visit. x

    Audrey | http://www.keygypsy.com

  22. ahh! totally adore the poncho + the boots! <3

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

  23. This poncho is so cute on you! I really like the burgundy sleeves peeking out from underneath it. Great boots too! you're doing a great job of the wardrobe remix so far!


  24. I'm obsessed with that poncho! You look fab.. Have such a fun trip!
    Ashley | Raspberry Glow

  25. This poncho is too fun! Glad you were able to nab it. And those boots are stunning!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  26. Carylee I love how you have styled this poncho! I bought one a few months ago but have yet to wear it. Everytime I put it in I just feel overwhelmed in all the fabric! It's a bit to warm at the moment for it but you've inspired me to give it another go come Autumn.


  27. Love that poncho! That's a perfect walking around piece.

  28. I hope you are having a great time in NOLA! This is a great outfit. I love the poncho and your boots!

    Nicole to the Nines