Thursday, December 1, 2011

family heirloom

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Whenever we visit New Mexico, B's mom gives me some beautiful creation that her mother made. B's grandmother was an artist and probably ahead of her time because I always think her designs would fit well with trends today. This knit poncho is one of said creations. I think it might have been intended as a skirt, which I would like to try one day, too...

Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses (similar here)
knit poncho made by B's grandmother
C&C California top (similar here)
various vintage and New Mexican silver jewelry  
Michael Kors watch
H&M jeans
Kors boots
Bally bag (similar here)

32 comments:

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

its a gorgeous poncho and even better that its an heirloom!

<3 steffy
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Camille said...

now there's a girl who knows where it's at!

Girlie Blogger said...

You are wearing a lot of history with that poncho. It's gorgeous.

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Frannie Pantz said...

The only thing better than the shape and the color of this poncho is the fact that it was made for and given to you. I LOOOOOVE it!

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

Wow, I can't believe she made that! It's so beautiful. I love the colors. :)

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The Fancy Teacup said...

That handmade poncho is remarkable. x

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umi said...

adorable poncho!love this outfit.

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różowa szminka said...

You look wonderful

eek said...

Sigh...what a gorgeous poncho! Lucky girl!

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow that poncho is gorgeous!!! I love this whole outfit. Simply amazing :)
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Christina said...

Such a cool poncho. Very 70s so very in right now.

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Loving your bright colored poncho!!! Its even more special since its passed down by B's grandmother!

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Cara said...

What an awesome heirloom, I love the bright colors and wavy scalloped pattern. Your boots and bag are swoon-worthy as well!

Bonnie said...

This knit poncho is so cool! It's very different, and I love that it is handmade. Hand-sewn fashion is a million times better than store-bought.

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Raspberry and Rouge said...

You look so cute! Happy friday! XO Rebecca

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jas said...

those boots are great!

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Bespoke Biddie said...

She was SOOO talented!

Sunnie
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Sing said...

Very well crafted and the shape is very nice. Good job styling it.

Rebecca said...

That is a pretty poncho, and it is even better because it is handmade.

Bad Taste Toast said...

The colours of this poncho are so beautiful, they really pop in combination with the classic black and brown. And these boots, everytime I see them I think these are the perfect brown leather boots! <3

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

Cool boots!

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Anna G said...

I wish I knew somebody that talented. I love the colors. Also the southwest is perfect for inspiration.

TheDollsFactory.com said...

my grandma used to knit too for my dolls :-) to me she made olny socks...a lot of warm socks

well done with this look girl
have a nice and stylish weekend darling
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Ashleigh Nicole said...

Cute boots!

xo Ashleigh

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northwest is best said...

That certainly is a stylish poncho! Sorry to be a pedant, but I think it might be crocheted and not knitted.

Christen said...

My favorite pieces are those that have some sort of meaning to me, especially those that my mom made or belonged to someone in my family. This is a great piece, although from the pictures I can't really see how it would be a skirt. Looking forward to seeing how you try it out though!

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Miss Kwong said...

u're just perfect. sooooo elegant even in your effortless casual style.
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Miryo said...

I love your outfit! Amazing jumper :) I think your blog is great and I would like to invite you to my blog, check it out and if you like it we might follow each other! Kisses

Lydia said...

Passed-down clothes are the best. And I love ponchos instead of coats-- always so cozy!

Don't Think Twice said...

love that nice top!!!! so colorful!!

xx, Rachel. <3<3

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

Beautiful sweater!

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Audrey said...

I love those cognac boots....I've been searing for a pair! Lovely as always! Thanks for your sweet comments xoxo www.casualglamorous.com