19 January 2014

Cashmere Poncho



Good Monday, everyone!  It has been quiet here on MJOAT for the last week or so as was on a week long break due to some travelling, a break well deserved after the month long chaos (in a good way that is) last holiday season.  

This year we are witnessing one of the coldest winter days in the last 10 years in Dubai.  temperature went down to as low as 10 degrees Celcius last week accompanied by plenty of rain for Dubai standard. We welcome this 'cold' spell with joy!  It is strange somehow looking around the house and see the boys wrapped in sweaters and socks with one of them sporting a red nose due to cold! Time like this gives me justification for some outrages purchases I made on cashmere sweaters last October in the US.

I love cashmere.. well, it is easy to love something so light yet keeps you warm and super comfortable. This poncho is one of the latest purchases I made and it is worth the $$$ especially knowing that I will wear it a lot.  I would spend a lot of dollar on a couple of cashmere sweaters than on many pairs that would cost me as much but not doing the trick - less layer, less bulk!

With good care (hand wash with the mildest detergent is the best) a pair of good cashmere sweater will last you a long time, a good investment in your wardrobe!







:: Wearing ::

Blue by Saks cashmere poncho
James Perse cargo pants
Christian Louboutin shoes
Balenciaga City bag
Home DIY leather bracelet

:: Link Up ::
DC In Style

55 comments:

  1. Love your poncho, love the colour :-)
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  2. Beautiful Mrs. C, you know what you are doing when it comes to fashion. Beautiful color pairing and the design of these garments compliment each other wonderfully. Excellent shoes, overall great post. Your style inspires me!

    blue hue wonderland

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  3. You look gorgeous, this look is perfect on you!
    Alessia
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  4. Beautiful poncho !! so elegant.

    Iván
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  5. Love these pants! The color is perfection and they fit you wonderfully. Beautiful top too!
    <3
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  6. What a classic gorgeous piece. Grey and burgundy are so lovely together.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  7. Fantastic post dear! Loving the bag
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  8. Love your cargo pants and suit well with the heels,
    Great style hunn,

    love
    Yati
    from Malaysia
    yatiinoah.blogspot.com

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  9. the poncho looks very comfortable! Thank you for visiting my blog:)
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  10. You look fantastic:) the poncho is beautiful :)
    Have a lovely week. Kisses Beata

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  11. Great look, you look smart, yet casual and comfy! :X

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  12. Your poncho is an amazing colour! It looks great on you :)

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  13. I'm from north of Italuy so cold temperature are really frozen!! But you know, since I moved here I started to feel cold as soon as temperature goes close to 15 degrees!!! Which means spring time in my hometown!!
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    1. It's funny what the desert do to us, isn't it? How's the weather like in Doha lately?

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  14. The sweater you're wearing is very pretty. I'm always a sucker for loose fitting sweaters.


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  15. Great poncho, and I love how you've styled it. Those cargo pants are really nice looking too.

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  16. Very nice look. I love your trousers. :)
    Thanks for your comment.
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  17. I love the comfy look of this outfit!!! Those pants and poncho are just truly amazing on you!!! Love it! :)

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  18. I've never owned a cashmere sweater, so I don't know from experience how wonderful they are, but I think that color is lovely on you!

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  19. you look fab, great heels
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  20. And how smart you look in it! Love the combinations and silhouette on you. Very cool and sophisticated. I've never had a cashmere sweater ... scarves, a couple of them, though, and know how wonderful they feel against your skin. Good for you!
    Nice for you to be able to enjoy a bit of traditional seasonal weather ... must be fun to watch the other women in your world respond to it!

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  21. Such a luxurious piece and the berry color is just perfect. Love how you paired it up with olive!

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  22. Cashmere is just such a lovely sweater material. I love how this sweater has a shorter sleeve. It'll keep you warm, but you won't be too hot.

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  23. love this whole look... you look very chic :)

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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  24. Simply cordi very good

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  25. Great knit! Like the color combo as well.

    xo,
    miranda

    thechicstreet.com

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  26. Wow what a gorgeous casual outfit. The cashmere sweater is beautiful.
    Inge
    This Ever Evolving Life

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  27. A great look, love the color combo...So funny that you are embracing the colder temps, while others complain... then again I have friend stuck inside due to lots of snow after moving to colder temperatures in Minnesota compared to her home here in Virginia...

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  28. Mrs C, what a great color combo! You wear that sweater so well. It's cold here in Vancouver too. I'm looking forward to spring.

    xo Jo

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  29. Cashmere garments are amazing - light, warm and soft. As you rightly mentioned such things are worth the money one spends on them. Your sweater has a nice colour and I love its loose style.

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  30. Looking fab!
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  31. WOW!!! I really love the sweater and also the combination! Would you like to follow each other? I think we can share things toguether!! I wait for you on my blog. Let me know!

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  32. you look beautiful.love the poncho
    thats for visiting our blog
    keep intouch
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  33. Hi love! I follow you back and also I have you on bloglovin list!! thanksss and hope we can share lot of ideas!

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  34. Love the colour, looks great! It was so nice to meet up the other night and listen to everyone's blog story! Funny how you feel like you know people even without meeting them! x

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    1. Hi, Pia! It was a great evening indeed! These pics were taken on the way out to yours. Yes, somehow everybody seemed to click right away! Looking forward to meeting you all next :)

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  35. LOVE the poncho! its beautiful.. and with the camo colored pants..it works perfectly!

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  36. Beautiful pictures ! <3

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  37. I love this effortless, yet ladylike look. The poncho is gorgeous. I agree with you, who can resist a soft cashmere sweater?
    Bogi
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  38. A great cashmere is forever.....& this one is the perfect one for chilly days. Glad to know that Dubai is having its share of the chill Mrs. C!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  39. I love the feel of cashmere against your skin. You can never go wrong with it. I am wishing for some cold right now. California winter has been hijacked by summer.

    I love the color pairing of this outfit!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  40. Ooooh, very cozy look! Even though your outfit is casual, you still have that je ne sais quois. Very stylish! 10 degrees does sound cold for Dubai standards. I'm assuming you don't have heating, only air conditioning. Brrrr.

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    1. You are right, Sue.. no heating! But there are some neighbors that has gone to the extend of buying a couple. Us, nah.. we'd embrace the rare coldness :)

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  41. Hey Ida! :) I love this gorgeous outfit. I'll be stalking your page for more outfit ideas.
    See you on the next Blogger's event! :)

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  42. I love those colors together...one of my favorite winter combos. While it's always cold here in the winter, we have been seeing way too many days with very below normal temps...today it's around -15 with the wind chill!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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    1. Ouch, that's cold! Stay warm Debbie!

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  43. Love, love the color of that cashmere poncho and yes, you should go for more printed bottoms. I´m sure they would be fun to mix and match.;)

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  44. love your top dear :D

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  45. Great sweater! I love the color on you! Cashmere is definitely worth the extra money for the quality.

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  46. That. BAG!!!! Wow, it's just perfect. Size, shape, color :) Always can count on you for "our" perfect style touches!!! want, love, need!!!
    xo ~kim

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  47. that poncho was really nice. and like you said, its a good top to wear to hide flabs- I DEFINITELY NEED ONE! :)

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