It’s time to bundle up and stay warm! I’ve been experimenting lately with my layers by layering with a poncho. My conclusion to my experimentation: I’m a BIG fan of the poncho, especially this J.McLaughlin cashmere poncho (it comes in other colors too!). It is so warm and cozy that I could literally sleep in it. I scooped the poncho up a few weeks ago at the J.McLaughlin store when I was in Charleston and fell in love with it (I also love this version). It’s not a stretch to say that I haven’t taken it off since buying it. I really love the classic look of it over a turtleneck tee. This time of year, I wear a lot of hats. I think a blue hat (similar & cheaper) is such a fun alternative to black. I styled this hat with feathers that I bought for a different look. I tied the outfit together with my booties, which are actually rain boots but I wear them as regular boots too.
I also must tell y’all that I’m really excited because I discovered a NEW JEWELRY LINE (new to me) called Sylvia Benson! My go-to jewelry usually consists of jewels by J.Crew, Julie Vos, Helen Ficalora, and SEA Elise but it’s always nice to keep things interesting with some new pieces. The necklace I’m wearing is one of the Sylvia Benson pieces I recently snagged that I’ve been wearing on (major) repeat! My other favorite Sylvia Benson pieces right now are her Astrology Sign Pendant Necklaces. I got one for me, a Taurus, but I also picked up a few to give as Christmas gifts! The necklaces are so cute and pretty on and I like that they feel like a personalize gift because of the astrology signs. Plus, the price is just right for gifting a good friend. As a side note, I read about the jewelry designer behind Sylvia Benson and discovered that she designs every piece herself and that she met her husband while building her brand, swoon.
J.McLaughlin Poncho (I also love this one) / J.Crew Turtleneck / J.Crew Jeans / Clare V. Clutch / Goorin Bros Hat (similar, similar) / J.Crew Booties (similar, $54!) / Sylvia Benson Necklace / Kate Spade Earrings (on sale!) / Essie Nail Polish ‘Marshmallow’
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Photography by Valorie Darling