Poncho Time

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Aztec Print Poncho
Aztec Print Poncho
Aztec Print Poncho
Aztec Print Poncho
Aztec Print Poncho
Michael Antonio Cognac Heels

Have you ever noticed how competitive thrift store shopping can be? At my local Goodwill, there are people who wait there all day and run out for each new rack of merchandise. I have be the victim of thrift store stalking too. One time I found a rabbit fur caplet, and a woman asked me if I was going to buy it, when I said yes, she followed me around the store for a good 20 minutes. However, I have to admit, I have done some thrift store stalking myself. This poncho was my prey.

I saw a woman fiddling with this poncho from a few racks away. I didn't know what exactly the garment was, but I was in love with the print. I noticed the woman picking it up, examining it, and putting back down. She did this multiple times, and I anxiously waited to see if she would buy it. Eventually, she put it in her basket and walked away. I was a little disappointed, but continued to search for other treasures. About 10 minutes later, I notice the woman on the other side of the store, minus the poncho! I raced to the last place I had seen her with it, and ferociously searched for it's whereabouts. I was devastated when I couldn't find it. I mean losing it to another person, was tolerable, but knowing it was somewhere in the store un-purchased made me crazy!

After I got over my fit, I started looking in the bedding section, and low and behold, the poncho had been neatly folded and jammed on a hanger in the middle of a bunch of comforters! Luck was on my side! This is the moment however that I realized this print I had been chasing was a poncho.

I don't wear ponchos. Like ever. But I felt after such an exhausting hunt, I should at least buy it and try it out. This poncho has sat in my closet for  3 months. I've never found the right way to style it, but I recently picked up these blue jeans, and I feel like I have found a match made in heaven!




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11 comments :

Abigail said...

That poncho is cute! love the print too! That's such a funny store you had there, but I had those instances too. So I learned to never put down something unless I am sure I won't buy it or else someone else could beat me to it. lol

Abby
Life in the Fash Lane

Debbie Stinedurf said...

Love it...I can see why you stalked it! It looks so cozy.
Debbie
www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

Style Journey said...

Ha ha! I have been guilty of thrift store stalking myself. You do look cute in your poncho and hey, you look super warm and cozy!

Tiffany Ima said...

This is such a cute poncho! I love it :)

Tiffany Ima
Style Honestly

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

The thrill of the hunt! Love a good thrifting story :)

Chelsea Davis said...

I need to go shopping in your thrift stores! Love the poncho colors and I don't wear one either but having one and one day needing it like today, love the concept.

XO Chelsea http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com/

Chelsea Oliver said...

I like the way you styled this poncho! I think I've maybe worn two in my life, but have come to think that the less "styled" it is the better, so your simplistic look here is golden in my book! And who doesn't thrift-store stalk? Only fools.

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Tash said...

Your shoes are great! :)

Rachel said...

You look pretty cozy in your hard-won poncho!

Victoria Mason said...

Now I feel the need to dig my basic black chunky knit BR poncho out of the closet. I seem to every Halloween actually. Love it and it was meant to be for you and that poncho! :)

-Vicky
Come link up with me at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday! www.themummychronicles.com

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

What a fun colorful print on that poncho - work it!