3.5 Ways to Wear a Poncho

Ponchos! I grew up with a mom and grandma who would wear dark ones to stun on the fabulous side whenever they were going to events, while I wear them now for a more boho feel. Ponchos are super versatile – they can be worn as outerwear, as a top, or even as a scarf. AND they look good on everyone, so what’s stopping you from falling head over heals in love with one this autumn?! I’ll show you a few ways that I wear mine:

  1. Asymmetrical Over-the-Shoulder

    Drape the poncho over your shoulders as you normally would, then grab one side and drape it over the opposite shoulder for an effortless, yet chic look.
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  2. Belt-It

    This is where the .5 comes in since I like to belt my poncho two different ways. The first is to belt the whole thing. Grab your favorite waist belt and go!IMG_7386 IMG_7389IMG_7390The second is to belt the front half of the poncho for a cape-like look. Superwoman, anyone?
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  3. Scarf
    Yes, most ponchos can be folded into a scarf and it’s amazing. For this one, I would suggest playing around with how you fold your poncho for a bit. Mine has fringe so I made sure that it was lined up so that most of the fringe would hang at the ends when I wrapped the poncho around as a scarf.IMG_7528IMG_7533

H&M Poncho / Uniqlo Jeans / Lien.Do by Seychelles Shoes (similar here) / Zara Top (similar here) / Street Level BagJ.Crew Blazer

Cozy Chic

What’s that silly saying – no white after Labor Day? Yeah, not in my book. I love my bootcut white jeans, a year-round closet staple for years. Since the cooler months are slowly peaking in I decided to pair them with an ultra bright, comfortable sweater and basic black booties for this fall outfit.



Forever 21 Cropped Sweater / White Jeans (similar here & here) / Clarks Booties / Forever 21 Clutch

All in the Details

I’m such a sucker for unique twists on anything and everything, this bag and jumpsuit are no exception. You wear clothes every day (unless you’re part of a nudist colony or work from home naked), so why not make sure that they’re fun?! I was lucky to find this beautiful jumpsuit with crochet and pompom details on sale while walking around the city a few weeks ago. I paired it with the most colorful purse I own for instant happy vibes.

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The Jetset Diaries Sao Paulo Crochet Jumpsuit / Love Birds LA Friday Clutch


Fall Flower Frame

Fall is here, which means I’m crying on the inside for lost beach days and dreading the fact that I have to wear extra layers. To cheer myself (and my room) up I went to Michael’s for some project inspiration. I came up with this project idea after stumbling upon the floral section. I had randomly bought an @ symbol at target the week earlier (blame that impulse buy on the social media strategist that I am) and flowers and gold seemed like the perfect way to spruce it up.

What you’ll need:

Heavy duty scissors or wire cutters
Sharp pencil or pen
Mounting tape
Artificial flowers – I used three bouquets labeled ‘Autumn Bushes’ from the floral section of my local Michael’s
Spray paint
Wood letter or symbol
Foam board


Getting to it:

  1. Spray your letter or symbol in the color of your choice. I started off spraying my wood @ symbol in my backyard. I recommend doing this outside or with lots of open windows so that you minimize breathing in fumes. I applied three coats following the directions on the spray can then let it dry outdoors for two hours.
  1. Decide what shape you want your flower frame to be then cut your board with a box cutter making sure to leave enough room for the flower frame and wood letter to fit. I went with square-ish (12 x 11.5 inches).
  1. Cut the flowers from the bouquet using scissors or wire cutters so that you have individual stems. I left around 4 – 5 inches of stem on each flower.
  1. Choose a flower arrangement and mark the places at least an inch away from each edge.
  1. Poke holes in the board where you marked. I, being the random person that I am, used a mechanical pencil for this step. The holes turned out perfectly sized for the wire stems.
  1. Insert wires into holes. You can choose to do this with all the flowers at once or alternate between this step and step 7.
  1. Secure flowers by bending the wire over then twisting. This should form a loop with a twisted base, which will come in handy whether you want to hang this on a wall or prop it on a desk.
  1. Apply mounting tape  to back of your letter or symbol and place it in the center of your frame.

Voila! Have fun channeling those sunny fall vibes!

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