The Rich Life On a Budget

One Trend, Two Generations: The Cashmere Poncho

It’s been a long time since my stepdaughter, Tori, and I have gotten together for a One Trend, Two Generations post.

We were inspired to put one together when we received the latest arrivals to Shop The Rich Life: Cashmere Blend Everyday Ponchos. 

Even though we didn’t have Tori’s dad – who has since returned from the fires after a 17-day assignment (hurray!) – here to take our photos, we still managed to get some pictures with the help of a tripod and a lot of tries!

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These ponchos are made in Nepal and designed by my friend, Casey of Mason Street Designs. You may remember Casey and her Luxe Wrap ponchos from last year. I wore them here and here and I featured Casey in my Women in Business Holiday Gift Guide.

Made from 90% cashmere and 10% wool, these ponchos are reasonably priced, lack the tendency to pill like 100% cashmere often will, and make the ideal layering piece for fall and winter.

Tori and I each selected the ponchos we wanted to style. First, Tori chose the Slit Neck cable knit version in Heather gray.

She styled it with black high-waisted cut-off shorts and Converse sneakers. It’s an edgy, casual look perfect for a 20-year-old!

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I chose the V-Neck poncho, also in the cable knit pattern, in Charcoal gray. I wore my poncho with my favorite white jeans by J. Crew and black D’orsay flats from Banana Republic. I layered it with a basic black tank top and accessorized with a leather wrap cuff.

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We decided to take some photos inside too so we could play around with my new home photo studio, which is still a work in progress. Tori wore the beautiful Cornflower blue V-Neck poncho with a stunning Janet Harrer necklace (coming soon to the shop!). It’s such a vibrant and flattering blue shade.

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The V can be worn as Tori wears it here, or slid over to one side for a different look, moving the longest part of the poncho off to the side.

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I love the way the poncho looks from the back as well as the front. I am a big fan of asymmetric lines and always find myself drawn to them.

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For Tori’s third look, she wore the black Cashmere Blend Everyday Poncho with a felted wool boho hat from Montecristi Panama Hats of Napa Valley, distressed denim and a Michal Golan Evil Eye necklace.

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For my second look, I chose the Slit Neck poncho in Winter White. This may be my favorite poncho of the group. I just love winter white!

I wore Gap Always Skinny jeans and my “Valentino-on-a-budget” shoes (no longer available but here is a similar pair).

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Tori added black booties to her look for an edgy vibe…

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and I kept thing simple and ladylike with a gorgeous Janet Harrer South Sea Pearl necklace.

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To celebrate our latest arrivals to Shop The Rich Life, Sandee and I are offering free shipping on any purchase made between now and the end of August. Just use code HELLOFALL at checkout!

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If you’re in the Santa Rosa area this Thursday evening, August 27th, and would like to attend a fantastic fall fashion event I am throwing that will include style demonstrations by Malia of Style by Malia, tasty catered treats by Whole Foods Market Coddingtown, fall makeup tips by fLaunt Makeup Artistry and more –  contact me via email for the details and to reserve your free ticket. Spaces are limited! (adrienne@therichlifeonabudget.com)

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Date Change: September’s How I Wear My: Tassel has been pushed out a week. The new deadline for submission is September 7th. Please visit the How I Wear My page for more information and send your photo, along with a description of your tassel look, to howiwearmy@yahoo.com.

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Are you wearing the poncho trend this fall?

Make it a rich day!

XO,

Adrienne