This outfit is very me. The big and bright yellow poncho made of a thick heavy fabric with rich texture that reminds one of the late 1960s/1970s upholstery fabrics is most definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but I happen to love it. It brings much needed sunshine to gloomy days - in fact, that's usually when I want to wear it the most, on gray cool days, which we have in abundance this October. To make the impact even stronger, I tend to pair this poncho with yellow pants too.
As far as upholstery is concerned, I wouldn't mind having something as striking as President Richard and First Lady Pat Nixon's cheerful living room upholstery (1971, photo source)
Close-up of the poncho - I hope you can see the wonderful mixed texture of the fabric.
My other association with this outfit is something far less serious than the White House - and I don't mind it one bit! The lovely Big Bird, a beloved Sesame Street character that was first introduced in 1969, the era of big, bold and visible!
Big sunglasses and a vintage carpet bag are my other nods to this visually bright and colorful era - and here you have it, the First Lady, her sofa, Big Bird and me! How is that for your morning cup of coffee? ;)
I am very much into yellow recently - there are more yellow outfits on my mind that have a good chance to end up here on the blog soon. You can see the yellow poncho worn in a more casual way HERE, and the wide legged trousers HERE.
Photos by Anna
Poncho - Antropologie (last Winter)
Trousers and glass&chain bracelet - Lane Bryant (old)
Boots - Aquatalia (old)
Purse and enamel bracelet - vintage
Sunnies - Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant (last Spring)
Linking with Tina's Pink Friday
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