I've been obsessed with recreating this look after stumbling upon this pin while looking for ways to tie a blanket scarf (see original post here). I love how simple this outfit is: just a black maxi dress and patterned poncho. No blingy jewelry required, the poncho speaks for itself.
Being plus-sized, I worried this outfit would make me look extra wide/heavy, but thankfully the belt helps cinch everything in! I snagged this poncho 40% off at Target during the Black Friday sales. Funny story, I tried it on several times while in the store, debating back and forth about whether or not I could pull it off. Did I look too wide? Was it too not me? My poor husband was over it. The last time I tried it on was in the accessories section, and my husband patiently listened to me once again go round and round about whether or not to buy it. Finally, a complete stranger came up to me and said "You look great, just buy the darn thing." More than likely the guy took pity on my poor, bedraggled husband. I was mortified, but thanks random guy for convincing me to buy it, because I ended up loving it!
The second hurtle was, what in the heck do you wear with a maxi dress/skirt in winter? I'm all about rocking the sandals, but not when it's chilly. After looking around online, it looks like most people wear flats or booties, and I thought booties went better with the laid-back vibe of this outfit. Thank goodness my new Vince Camuto boots arrived just in time!
Maxi Dress: J. Crew Factory (very similar)
Boots: Vince Camuto (exact)
Clutch: J. Crew Factory (exact)
Necklace: Amazon (exact)
Watch: Target (exact)
I have decided to take a break from hosting a Make it Work Monday linkup. I love trying new things, but when something isn't working, I'm completely fine with putting it aside. So, I still plan on doing Make it Work Monday, but more for my own (and hopefully your) enjoyment. I do encourage you to instead join Anne from In Residence on Thursday for her Pin to Present linkup!