Monday, April 8, 2013

Is that a Mexican poncho, or is that a Sears poncho?

Definitely a Mexican poncho!  This is the bold yellow and pink aztec dress that I got at Vagabond in Philly a couple of weeks ago.  I was so surprised to find this hanging on the sale rack.  I realized that I had a lot of other things that went well with it so I just threw it all together!  I picked up the poncho from a private estate sale that my boss and I were invited to a few weeks ago.    It is one of a few things that I was lucky to be first privy too- it was love at first sight when I saw this sitting out on one of the tables, all stretched out in it's yarn and woolen glory...it appears to be very gently used, as was most of the clothing we found there.  It's colorful zig zags are as bold as ever, and the fringe still perfectly dangling in place..  
I have taken a liking to vintage straw bags as well.  This is one I found at the antique mall last year, it is one of two that I own, unfortunately the other one has a broken strap that I need to repair.  I really like these for summer, they are so light and hold a surprising amount of stuff!
I am such a fan of Mexican style art and clothing.  The rich, bold colors and patterns are amazing!  I own a vintage orange peasant dress and a few of those touristy vintage beaded belts and I just can't get enough of them.  My dream is to travel to South America some day to visit the rain forest and photograph the exotic butterflies, and of course while I am there to see the beautiful textiles, bags, and clothing that the people make firsthand.  It would be a dangerous trip for my wallet.  

Yellow and green necklace: self-made, blue necklace: Forever 21, Belt: vintage, Goodwill

Poncho: Vintage-estate sale, Dress: Vagabond-Philly, Tights: Forever 21, Cardigan: H&M, Scarab bracelet and bag: Antique Mall, Earrings: Forever 21, Headband: Claire's
 Daniel and I had a fun (and stuffed) weekend.  We enjoyed a picnic lunch at Alopocus park on Saturday, visited the Salvation Army and the Farmer's Market and saw some funny movies with my friend Stephanie that night.  Then yesterday, we ran around like crazy!  We started out in Wilmington visiting a church and seeing some old friends, searched around Trolley Square for somewhere to have a casual lunch, but discovered that nobody was open!  We traveled over to Bellefonte, looked around some antique stores and stopped into one of my old favorites, The Bellefonte Cafe but sadly they were way over-crowded.   So off we went back home and just enjoyed some Brunch at our favorite spot, Homegrown.  You can always depend on them for friendliness and amazing food :) Lastly, we finished out our day with a relaxing visit with some of Daniel's relatives who hadn't seen each other for a while, it was great watching them all get together and listening to the amazing conversation that ensued.
  
I have continued working on my Art-A-Day project and am having
a great time with it!  The office wall is lined with art pieces and pretty soon there will be more!  Hope you are having a great Monday.  Cheers to another week, (here we go again, right?)  

xo,
Alyssa 

27 comments:

  1. I'm glad that you've had such an awesome and busy weekends! Those are the most fun of all. Also, I can't wait to see your art project. It sounds like such a fun endeavor! <3

    Yeah, your mexican poncho is pretty rad. I love all the bright colors--definitely a "you" piece! :) And those tights are simply fabulous. I don't think I've ever seen someone rock ombre tights as well as you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a great weekend and a fantastic FIND! That poncho looks wonderful on you. Perfect fit and everything. I love vintage straw and wicker bags. I found two on Etsy. I'll be showcasing one soon.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love the poncho, what an amazing find! I love all of the colors and prints here, and the pink ombre tights make everything even more amazing!
    Have a great day!
    xo Hannah

    thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the poncho, what a great find! Also loving the tights, never seen ombre ones in stores here!

    -Kati

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hello from germany :) would you follow each other on gfc and bloglovin? if you like you can start and i'll follow you back waiting for your response ♥

    ReplyDelete
  6. This poncho is so "you"! I love all the colors, no wonder you were attracted to it! I don't have any vintage straw bags but I kind of want one for summer :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh wow. I am in love with your blog and your style. It is the best around. I can't possibly explain how much I love this outfit. I love how bright and fun and beautiful it is. I so want the dress and poncho. You are so gorgeous and stunning.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wonderful! I love this combination of mexican prints in bright colors! Really nice!
    What are you working as you go shopping with your boss ;)??? I would like to have a boss like that ;)

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. What antique mall are you going to? I'm wondering if it's one of the same ones that I frequent b/c I've picked up so many straw bags like that too! This outfit is gorgeous Alyssa! I love the mix of the Mexican poncho with the 60s psychedelic dress...so unique. Sounds like a perfectly fun packed weekend for you :-)

    xo Marisa

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a fun find - very indivudal! I love that dress too - the print is so much more fun in the bright colors. Sounds like a great weekend! And straw bags are awesome, I used to carry more of them as a kid but only have one now

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your weekend sounds like perfection! I'm really looking forward to picnics when the weather warms up a bit-they're one of my very favorite things. I love that you found a poncho that fits your style so perfectly! I have one that is all in tan colors-but this one is so full of life and loveliness-just like you! It truly looks great with that amazing printed dress. I also love the accessories and jewelry here-the necklace is so unique and wonderful, as are those ombre tights! Eep, have I left anything out? Oh yes, I love your bag too :) Hope you're having a great week! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. the print on that dress is toooo fantastic, what good finds! xoxo chelsea at http://nowismagic.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I think it's great how you play around with colour! ♥ I love how cheerful and Summery you look. The dress looks amazing! I really like the bold print.

    Abigail
    www.deardaffodils.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Alyssa i follow you now ♥ waiting of you

    ReplyDelete
  15. You really rock those bright neons so well!! Love it.

    http://heydahye.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is such a fun outfit! You look lovely in neon and that poncho looks amazing!

    Nita
    travelinginflats.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I just love your poncho, it is the perfect coverup! Such a great dress and that necklace is just so cool!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

    ReplyDelete
  18. Im shocked how perfectly the poncho goes with your dress- it's like they were made for each other! And I seriously can't get enough of your color combos, you pull them off so well

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

    ReplyDelete
  19. You look so pretty and cheerful. The vintage bag is such a great find, I'm a fan!

    S., The Hearabouts

    ReplyDelete
  20. How cute! The dress, tights and bag are just perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  21. you are so colorful & lady like! i love it!
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  22. Look at you! Those ombre tights and the dress are my favorite part of this outfit for sure! I've also always loved straw bags but don't see them as being very easy to carry? I dunno.. just not for me I guess.

    ReplyDelete
  23. This outfit is AWESOME. I'm in love with that dress. Holy perfect and those tights! YES.

    ReplyDelete
  24. That poncho was a great find! It looks so perfect with the rest of your outfit too. I'm super in love with the way your ombre tights look with the fun pink, yellow, and green pattern on your dress. These colors are just wonderful! So cheerful and fun, which I always look forward to when I come to your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow! Colorful outfit! Great!

    NEW POST! Red Head & Firmoo Giveaway!
    Here's the link of the Giveaway:
    Red Head & Firmoo
    Red head's Blog | Facebook page | Red head on Instagram! | Follow me on Bloglovin!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I found your blog through modcloth! I love all the crazy bold colors in your outfits especially since I usually opt for soft/grayish colors myself. Oh, and these necklaces--amazing.
    http://findingmyinspiration.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete