Monday, November 28, 2011

What I'm Wearing: Fringe Benefits


Well it's the Monday after a long holiday weekend and that's about all I can say about it. Coming back from a break always means a hundred phone calls and e-mails to return, but overall I survived. Why is the Destiny's Child hit "Survivor" now stuck in my head? I think I still remember how the dance goes from that video too, but no one wants to think about me doing that, so we will move on. How was your Monday?

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


Here is how you could get a similar look to the one I am wearing.
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Fringe Benefits



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?











37 comments:

  1. I was in TJ Maxx with my mom yesterday, and I remember thinking "Kassi found a cape or something here..." LOL. I ended up getting a black 3/4 sleeve dress with little sequins on it. I like the fringe poncho, but the poor thing was trying to commit suicide all day LOL!!! P.S. Those boots are sexy, like your fine self ;) haha

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  2. Ooh me likey the outfit!!!
    Aww haha, I hate when stuff like that happens....awkwarddddd...your poor fringed poncho XD
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  3. That poncho is awesome. I haven't been brave enough to try wearing one myself, but you look amazing!

    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  4. Fringe is so hot right now, and I am LOVING these boots. Me-owwww. Those are ass-kicking boots.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  5. Omg, I was laughing at your fringe- adventures! :) That's so funny! And you won't believe I actually thrifted a very similar fringe number. The only difference it's a black see-through-y material. Love how you styled it with white jeans and red boots&bag! You look super great!
    Good luck!

    skinnymoonstick.blogspot.com

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  6. the poncho looks AMAZING with red boots! i have a coat+purse combination that somehow gets a button stuck in a zipper pull all the time, so i can totally commiserate with your grocery store purse issues!

    p.s. i'm totally following your blog now :)

    dash dot dotty

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  7. I can't say that this top in terms of functionality gave you any fringe benefits but it looks fantastic on you Kassi! And...doughnut and diet pepsi????? That sounds like my dinner, a banana and a glass of merlot.

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  8. That is too funny! Sounds like what would happen to me if I attempt any item of clothing that can easily get caught on stuff. I'm also trying to shop my own closet. It's harder than it looks...
    xo Jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  9. You look absolutely adorable! Love the fringe, and the poncho is a really flattering look for you!

    Two more things:

    1) A doughnut and diet pepsi is pretty much my idea of the perfect breakfast.
    2) I routinely get myself into awkward/random/hilarious/uncomfortable/etc situations. I like to keep things interesting. ;)

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  10. That fringe is awesome and worth the amusing to read snags!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  11. My fringing always get's caught on things as well! I thought it was just me, haha! Love a pair of white jeans and all though it's a safety hazard I love your fringed poncho. Great outfit.xx

    http://deluxegypsy.blogspot.com/

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  12. LOL, that always happens to me too, and its not just fringe, everything gets caught in something! :)

    thanks for stopping by my blog, and I am already following you :)

    xoxo
    piglet

    http://pigletscloset.blogspot.com

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  13. Pretty outfit hun. How did you find the boots to match the bag exactly?
    I think as long the poncho is a neutral colour, and not like the one on Ugly Betty, it can look good.

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  14. I loved your blog!
    I loved the look, especially the boots ...
    I'm following you.
    Follow me back ...
    I'll see you on my blog.
    kisses.
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  15. I've been dying for some red boots! Love the outfit :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  16. Haha, I think you and I would get along together fabulously! Those kinds of things happen to me all the time, too. =) lol I think the outfit is perfect! The red boots and purse make the outfit sort of Christmassy which is perfect since it's the beginning of the Christmas season!

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  17. i love this outfit !!! i following, follow me please

    alexandrafalcon.blogspot.com

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  18. I love that red/ white combination! Great bag and boots:)

    Chrysa
    Stories and Sequins

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  19. I like your outfit, but the bag is the best ! ; )
    I'm following your blog now, I love it.

    Kisses. xoxo

    Blueberry.

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  20. I think you gotta learn to just not swish so much ;) xx

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  21. great bag and boots!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  22. I'm absolutely in LOVE with that bracelet!! I'm going to have to look if they still have it. I like shopping at TJ Maxx but I fear that if I would wear fringe I would be put in very similar situations. Cute outfit!

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  23. I like your inspiration and how you wear it! Blouse with fringes is amazing! Of course I'm following you :)

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  24. I always have a hard time shopping my own closet but when I do, I love the results just like I love these white jeans. They go so well with the red boots. That fringe poncho is definitely worth the spaz moments. I might even consider buying one but from one klutz to another, I appreciate the warning.

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  25. That has to be the cutest poncho I've seen! I have always kinda ignored ponchos for the same reason, I thought I would get lost in one. Thanks for changing my mind!


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  26. i love these red items:) btw. i'm your newest follower now, hope you like my blog too:)

    Love,
    Nee
    ROSECANDLE11

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  27. Hahah it sounds like we have similar 'fringe issues' I wore a fring-y skirt the other week and got caught in countless things plus my bracelet got caught in some gal's hair-oh dear! I really love this fringe poncho on you and ow ow those boots are sexy!

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  28. Can I just say how much I enjoy reading your blog? It always makes me smile and I often see myself in the stories.

    The story about the fringe... no doubt it would have been me, too. I seem to manage to get jackets, purse handles, gloves, sometimes even pockets caught on things. Sometimes I just run into them. Hee Hee.

    BTW... the boots rock!

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

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  29. Black, red, and white is really a great color combo. Very nice! I'm liking the fringe...

    Julia
    Cup of Tea
    http://cupoftea-style.blogspot.com

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  30. The adventures of the fringe, lol! You make the fringe look very trendy :)

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  31. loooove your bag!
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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  32. LOVE the fringe top. i'm basically obsessed with fringe

    xo
    www.fluentbeauty.com

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  33. Cute look. Sorry to hear you kept getting stuck on things.

    http://amyfashionblog52.blogspot.com/

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Fashionably yours,

Kassi

Pronounced KC (like the Sunshine Band)