I decided not to get too fancy today and wore a white pair of skinny jeans, that I've probably only wore one other time. I am trying to force myself to "shop" my own closet, because it is overflowing with goodness and I don't give every piece the attention it deserves. I bought this fringed poncho a few weeks back at TJ Maxx on the clearance rack for $7. I am not typically a fan of ponchos, because my shape usually gets lost in them. Since this one was black (the color I gravitate toward in the store) and had fringe (one of my new favorite trends) I decided to try it on. Lo and behold, I loved it! This outfit was begging for some color so I pulled out a pair of red boots I don't wear very often to liven things up.
|Poncho: TJ Maxx, White Skinny Jeans: K-Mart, Red Boots: Le Dominique Consignment, Purse: Nine West via Elder Beerman, Bracelet: Target|
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Here is thing about me. I am kind of a klutz and awkward things regularly happen to me. So here is the list of things that happened today that make me think that fringe and I don't mix.
1. I went into a convenience store this morning to get a doughnut and a diet pepsi. I was sashaying about when all of a sudden a piece of fringe gets caught on one of those hooks that holds bags of beef jerky. So I got yanked back a bit and had to get into limbo position to get myself unhooked. I hoped no one saw, but I know they did.
2. Coming into work not even five minutes later than the previous incident, I get the fringe caught on the door handle. Am I incapable of getting around in fringe? I was beginning to think so.
3. I was leaving the grocery store and I had some bags with heavier stuff, so I was pushing my cart out towards my car and there was a cart corral along the way. I decided I could carry my bags from there and put the cart back. As I did this, I somehow got a piece of fringe stuck in the zipper of my purse. So I am trying to carry my bags and my purse is wrapped half way around me on my butt. I'm a class act, aren't I? How does that even happen? It got in the tiniest crack possible. Only me...
Despite these woes, I still love the poncho!
What do you think of this outfit?