I have to say, the weather this past Monday here is the 'Burgh was a bit strange to say the least. Considering traditionally the day after Christmas we wake up to large amounts of snow and and ice, this year we awoke to rather warm (but kinda rainy) 60 degree weather. With that being said, I took this opportunity to pop into the city and do a photo shoot for my CollegeFashionista Style Guru "What To Wear" article that is due on the 15th, (deets on that coming next month!) as well as taking the time to stop and photograph this gorgeous poncho I received compliments of my sponsor and affiliate, StyleWe. (I also have to mention that I received some more goodies from Influenster recently, which would be the gorgeous Marc Jacobs Beauty, Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme in "Yours To Try" and (Nude)ist Lip Liner that I am donning in this post-- but more on that later!)
After photographing a gorgeous fashionista in the heart of downtown, I had some style inspiration of my own and decided to go ahead and photograph this outfit before grabbing lunch with my mum, and of course before the sky decided to open up and pour.
Firstly, I have to say that this poncho is super soft and pretty warm too. Even though it was warm for the day after Christmas, in my opinion though 60 is still a little chilly so this poncho was the perfect choice to keep comfortably warm and while still looking stylish. This poncho is also very well made and drapes and moves beautifully while walking in it. To style this poncho, I paired it with a maroon sweater that I thrifted via Goodwill, a pair of dark wash Levi skinnies, and my Bare Traps combat boots. The reason I chose a maroon sweater was simply to add a pop of color to this otherwise neutral outfit.
To further style this beautiful poncho, I decided to pair it with some gorgeous jewelry from my sponsor Rocksbox. I'm sure many of you recognize my House of Harlow 1960 Triangle Theorem Ring in Black from many previous posts, however I'm sure you are not familiar with the two other pieces from my most recent set! First I want to talk about this awesome House of Harlow 1960 Hymn to Selene Pendant Necklace in Lapis and Malachite necklace. This necklace is definitely my favorite piece from my current set. This lovely House of Harlow necklace is perfect for so many occasions, you can dress it up with a v-neck dress, or you can style it for a casual look like I did for this post! The reason I chose this necklace was because I felt the gold went perfectly with my poncho and that the blue and green center complimented my maroon sweater beautifully. Lastly to top off this look, I chose to wear this Gorjana, Lola Cuff, just to add some extra sparkle.
Le Marc Lip Creme + Lip Liner by Marc Jacobs Beauty (Compliments of Influenster)
In my most recent VoxBox from Influenster, I was lucky enough to receive Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme in the color "Your's to Try" by Marc Jacobs Beauty along with the Marc Jacobs Beauty Lip Liner in (Nude)ist! I have to say that even though I normally go for lipsticks in bolder colors, Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme in Yours To Try is an absolutely perfect color for everyday wear and has become a favorite lip color of mine. The reason I chose to use this duo with this outfit of the day, is because this color is sweet and laid back much like my poncho, which made it a wonderful choice! I also have to say that Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme as well as Lip Liner applies easily and smoothly. This liquid lip creme and lip liner also last all day and are in fact kiss proof!
One Last Look
What are some of your favorite makeup looks and casual outfits for a day of school work? Let's chat about it in the comments below or you can tweet me at @StarkRavingChic. Have a look that you just need to show off? Feel free to tag me on Instagram at @StarkRavingChic! Later dolls!
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