PONCHO PLAY PART II

Madalyn Manzeck photographed by Cassie Sterwald in her backyard on Lake Michigan in 2016.  Poncho Madalyn Joy Designs // Turtleneck Sweater (similar) Ralph Lauren // Faux Fur Stole (similar) Anthropologie // Jeans (similar) Zara // Heels (similar) Madden Girl // Earrings Kate Spade // Shoulder Bag Forever 21 // Nail Colour Taken By Storm Atlantic Pacific x Formula X

Madalyn Manzeck photographed by Cassie Sterwald in her backyard on Lake Michigan in 2016. 

Poncho Madalyn Joy Designs // Turtleneck Sweater (similar) Ralph Lauren // Faux Fur Stole (similar) Anthropologie // Jeans (similar) Zara // Heels (similar) Madden Girl // Earrings Kate Spade // Shoulder Bag Forever 21 // Nail Colour Taken By Storm Atlantic Pacific x Formula X

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! It truly is hard to believe that it is Thanksgiving Day tomorrow. These past couple of months have flown by! I personally am enjoying the cooler temperatures and more wintry weather. Thanksgiving means that Christmas is right around the corner and the entire holiday season is my favorite time of the year. There is just so much to celebrate and give thanks for this time of year! 

I am excited to finally reveal the woven poncho look today! I thought it would be the perfect Thanksgiving look and hopefully provide a bit of Turkey Day outfit inspiration. The poncho look is perfect for concealing your food baby needs post sweet potato and pumpkin pie binge eating. I always try to wear something with a little extra room. ;)

Like I had mentioned in Poncho Play Part I, I hand wove this poncho on a floor loom. This poncho is very special to me because it did take several weeks of hard work to weave. If I ever had to sell it, it would come with a pretty hefty price tag since it is a one of kind piece. I wanted to create a subtle plaid by mixing yarns with various textures in both the warp and the weft, and of course, the tassel fringe made for the perfect finishing touch. 

I styled the look down for a more casual approach. I really love the concept of taking a bespoke, one of a kind, expensive piece and styling it with a pair of jeans. It makes the unique piece feel more approachable and wearable. I added a pair of nude heels, a fur stole, and some sunnies and I was good to go! 

Now that I have some outfit inspiration, I am all set to focus on Thanksgiving traditions. I love to re-watch the Gossip Girl Thanksgiving episodes, watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, and run in the Turkey Trot with my family in the morning. It makes me feel like I earned my Thanksgiving feast! 

What are some of your Thanksgiving Day traditions? Do you always bake a pie with your dad like Blair Waldorf or do you prefer a more unconventional diner meal complete with French fries like the Van Der Woodsen family? 

Happy Thanksgiving!

xoxo

Madalyn Joy