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December 28, 2015

Poncho Fever.

     I am completely obsessed with this comfy and warm poncho sweater that I found on my day trip to Boston a couple of weeks ago! I've shared that during my senior year of college, my style has become a lot more laid-back on many school days. I'm really starting to take advantage of the fact that this probably the last year of my life for a long time that I have the freedom to dress down as often as I want! Poncho sweaters are a great way to still look put together for class or school commitments, but they require almost minimal effort on your part in terms of putting an outfit together. And if the weather is mild enough, you don't even need a jacket on top- it's a total all-in-one! 

      I rediscovered this cute black purse from Target  in my room while I was home for Christmas break. This was a favorite bag of mine over the last couple of years, and I forgot how much I truly liked it! I was so excited to see that this purse is still being sold at Target, so go and snatch it up if you're looking for a new bag that's both very affordable and also very cute! It also comes in a variety of other colors. 

     My dad took these blog photos for me on Christmas Eve, outside of a fun Christmas lights display near one of my favorite stores in the Kennebunkport shopping area. It is a bummer that the weather was a little dreary, but we got lucky and had a very mild Christmas this year, despite a lot of fog on Christmas Eve! The snow is on its way tomorrow- but luckily I am headed back to Charlotte today. :-)

      Hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas! And thank-you to everyone who left such wonderful comments on Thursday's post... (check it out if you haven't yet!)

    xoxo Miss ALK



  1. Ah that's so cute! I've been loving ponchos and capes because they can take a simple t-shirt and jeans and elevate them to another level.
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  2. I've been loving ponchos lately and now I'm officially obsessed with this one!

    XO, Brooke

  3. What an adorable poncho! I also love rediscovering old purchases- it is almost like getting something new! You look great, btw. :)

  4. I have been loving ponchos as well! This is such a cute one and I love the Christmas decor in the background. Hope you had a great holiday!
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  5. I've been meaning to snag a poncho for winter! I know it'll be getting chilly back in VA, so it's definitely time to stock up on some of the cozy essentials you're rocking!

  6. You are simply the cutest! I love this pattern mixing! I think a lot of people forget to pattern mix around this time of year

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  7. Love hearing that someone else has a go-to Target bag as well. I have a cross body bag from Target that I have had since I was 16 and I just can't part with it! I have yet to find a poncho that I seriously love, such a bummer!

  8. Aww how fun that your dad took these pictures!

  9. Love the poncho! I've never worn one before but it looks so cozy I might have to try one for cold weather.

  10. Rediscoveries are always the best. I feel like when I rekindle a love for something I've had in a while it is really heart warming, sort of like reminiscing.

  11. I love that purse, I can't believe it's from Target!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  12. I adore that poncho! It is adorable and looks great on you


  13. Such a gorgeous backdrop for a gorgeous girl :)

  14. LOVE ponchos. They are my favorite and you look gorgeous!

  15. I love the poncho on you :)
    You look perf, Annaliese.

    xoxo, Jenny

  16. How fun! I love that you tied the print in with the boots!

    Sara Kate Styling

  17. Such a cute poncho!

  18. Hello gorgeous! I love your poncho, and the background of your photos is so festive! Hope you made it home safely last night!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  19. My gracious, Annaliese you photograph so beautifully!



  20. I can see why you're obsessed with this poncho. It's freaking adorable.


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