I've had this grey wool shawl for probably 10 years or so, but it's never gotten much wear. If I followed any standards of closet clean out rules, this would have been gone ages ago, however I have little intention of doing so. It was purchased at a local shop that has since gone out of business and is one of the few remaining items I possess that was purchased there. The shop makes me think of my Grandma, because she always liked to take me there and spoil me.

As ponchos are trending right now, I've decided to dig out this shawl and hopefully this won't be the last you'll see of it.

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The Rundown
Cashmere Sweater Lord & Taylor via Coco's similar
Grey Jeans c/o Max Jeans similar
Grey Shawl Arabella similar
Over the Knee Boots "Atilla" Ivanka Trump similar
Willis Bag Vintage Coach
Wool Fedora H&M similar
Tassel Necklace Thrifted similar
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Snake Ring Brilliant Imports



  1. stunning outfit..i like it so much

  2. You know it's a good piece when you can't get rid of it! I love that it's so unique and makes a statement. I feel like I gravitate towards that in January when it's so blue out.

    The Adored Life

  3. I love that detailed poncho. It looks fab with your fuchsia top.

    XO Chelsea

  4. I think sometimes we hold onto pieces for reasons we don't totally understand - but in the end, it turns out that there was a reason and I think that you had to keep this poncho all these years because it was meant to go with these boots. You couldn't have known that at the time since the boots were barely a glimmer in your eye, but the pair were definitely a match made in fashion heaven. And although I never would have considered pairing either of them with a bold fuchsia top, I have to admit, it works beautifully.

  5. Love the story behind this piece. Sometimes things hold sentimental value. Glad you kept it because this is a great look!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. That is lovely! You should definitely wear more of it! It's fabulous paired with the bright magenta!

  7. Love the fact that you are keeping it ! Its a really great piece that can also double as a chunky scarf.

  8. The hat, shawl, and boots combo is amazing - it's sort of worked out perfectly that you've held onto the shawl and can now pull this off.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  9. I would definitely hang on to that as well! It's something that won't ever go out of style. and you can always use it as a blanket ;)

  10. I have a shawl like this one that I just can't let go of. Yours looks great with this color combo.

    District of Chic

  11. This is such a beautiful look babe!! I love it!

    Adi xx

  12. Obsessed with this look! That fringe poncho is to die for and those boots are gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  13. What a pretty shawl, and I love the fedora!

  14. What a perfect color on you! Such a great pop in the winter


  15. I love this outfit on you. Seems like everything old is new again, so do not get rid of your memories and keepsake items.

  16. Love the color combo! The poncho also has such a fun print!


  17. I'm glad you brought out the shawl, what a pretty and unique piece...and I love that it has personal meaning behind it :)

  18. That is a lovely shawl! Glad you can keep and reuse it! :)

    I find I hold onto pieces for sentimental reasons too, even if I don't wear them very often It's nice to have the memories when you see something in your wardrobe! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  19. This is a lovely shawl! I have a few of those pieces that I normally would have donated long ago but have made exceptions for. Sometimes I like to keep tangible reminders of things around!

  20. I hate thinking that just because something isn't worn, it should be ousted. Pssh. If it makes you happy, like this gorgeous shawl should, you'll wear it again eventually. :-)

  21. Aww, that's a sweet reason to hold onto that poncho--honestly, I think we've all got a couple of things we hold onto even though we never wear them. I can think of a few shoes and dresses that I've still got. That poncho is so lovely, Lyddie! Maybe now you'll remember it's use and wear it more. <3

  22. I love that so many of your clothes tell a story. I think your closet should be filled with things that make you happy, and well, if that just happens to be a lot of things, then so be it! Sometimes things are special and even if they don't get worn all the time, they're still worth keeping, and that gorgeous shawl looks like one of them!

  23. Glad you held onto this shawl and looking as fab as always! Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!