New life for an old item

      Every time when I open my closet I see this poncho lying on the shelf right in front of my eyes... The truth is I like it very much, but I just don't know how and when to wear it. It is very warm and bulky to put underneath a coat. And, at the same time, it is not warm enough to survive in when it is windy and cold outside. And in our region, wind is not something uncommon. This poncho is also too loose.

     Finally, on Sunday I decided to go through my closet shelves and make some decisions about items I need to get rid of. Of course, this poncho was the first I saw in my closet. I took it in my hands..., it felt so soft and pleasant. I like the quality and a white/black combination. What can I do to make it work?

     I put on my cashmere turtleneck with a long sleeved shirt underneath, put the poncho on top and tried to tie it with a belt. I liked this idea - I solved all my issues with this garment. It felt very warm, not loose and pretty trendy, thanks to the belt.

     We went to Philadelphia that night and I wanted to give it a try. I wasn't sure if my outfit was going to be warm enough to walk on the city streets. I am glad to report that it was!

Poncho,  Bag, Gloves, Ring - TJMaxx, Turtleneck - Macy's, Culottes and Boots - Anthropologie,
Sunglasses -Ralph Lauren, Belt - NY&Company, Earrings - Touche' Accessories


  1. Another amazing look - I just love it! Your poncho is so great and I've been looking for a belt like that! xx Maria

  2. I adore how you layered this! You look so chic and gives it a whole new look!

  3. Tatiana, I agree with the other comments. THis outfit is adorable. I am glad it was warm enough, because I agree that ponchos can let in too much cold air. The belt is a good fix.

  4. Your red booties are such statement pieces with this great look! Perfect styling!

  5. Tatiana,

    I've been admiring your classic style and this look is no exception. What a wonderful idea to belt your poncho!! You created such a great look! And the red boots and bag are the perfect touch!

    xx Darlene

  6. The poncho is really very nice and you styled it so well. Looks great. Lise

  7. This is so chic and stylish Tatiana! I love the red accents with the black and white poncho as well. The belt was a great idea! Your boots are beautiful and I love the shape of your bag. Perfect red lip shade on you too! It is nice to be able to save an item in our closet .
    jess xx

  8. I just had to stop by and say how stunning you look! xx

  9. I love the pops of red! Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

  10. Such a fun way to wear a poncho! it looks so cosy layered and the belt is a wonderful idea. The red pops with your accessories are great against the black and white too :)

    Hoping your week is off to a good start :) The weekday wear linkup is live on my blog, I'd love you to join! :)

    Away From The Blue

  11. You look amazing in this. I especially love the pops of red with your boots and purse!!

  12. Again beautiful photos and views. Cute poncho, classic things are beyond time.


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