I really cannot get enough of the Harvest Moon Poncho. It would have to be my favorite Winter purchase this year. Especially the Maize color. I honestly did not think I could find anything to wear with this color. It turns out, it’s just as versatile as the Ivory I purchased. The sweater color is perfect to bring out the mustard yellow color in the Plaid Shirt.

I have been switching from this darker color of the Pilcro Stet Slim Ankle Jeans and the lighter color that’s currently available now. I love the fit of them and they work so well with all my short boots.

See other outfits with the Harvest Moon Poncho here.

I need to figure out what I am going to do with my Short Chalet Boots. I love them and have worn them almost every day in Winter for the last three years. I like these over Uggs because they aren’t as wide-looking as Uggs. I bought a different-brand replacement insert I was hoping would fit but it was too snug. If I size down on the insert I think I’ll feel it. I’m so sad that it may be time to retire these boots. Any suggestions on shearling boots that aren’t too chunky and wide-looking?

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Can you tell I love the Harvest Moon Poncho from Anthropologie? This Ivory color goes with everything. I wore this outfit a week ago to try to finish all my Christmas shopping and received so many compliments on both the Poncho and the Hebrides Geo Pendant Necklace. The Tartan Shirt look great underneath it though now I wish that it was offered in the longer length this season so it would have extended past the sweater. Why does J Crew not bring this back as a staple each year? Or at least a Factory staple?
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and received everything they wanted! I hosted Christmas Day this year and there were presents galore for my niece and nephews. It was crazy but we all enjoyed a delicious Italian lunch of Lasagna, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Baked Tomatoes, Caesar Salad and lots and lots of desserts, most of which my mom made. Cookies galore!
I’m working today so I hope everyone enjoys the after-Christmas sales! MamaBella is going out today to check out Dillard’s and Talbots.
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I loved the Harvest Moon Poncho in Maize so much I bought it in Ivory as well. Of the three remaining colors, I knew the Ivory would pair well with what’s currently in my closet. The Silk Sleeveless Blouse is one of the best and most favorite tops J Crew has offered. I would continue to buy these every season in the various colors offered, if that were to happen. They layer so well under cardigans and sweaters. I have all but one color and wear them often. I’ve had the original Origami Mini Skirt in Houndstooth (similar) for a few years now. I also have the other two colors as well (Jacquard, Peony). This ran small and I ended up sizing to a 10.

Along with my Corso Como Samual Boots, I added all Madewell jewelry to complete the look.

I’m trying to stay chic and cozy through the season, while also wearing something new or that I haven’t worn in a while.

I have a house-warming party this evening and another Christmas party on Saturday so there will be more Que Bella outfits to come next week.

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Rounding out my Anthropologie visit are two pieces I loved when I tried them on.

~ Harvest Moon Poncho by Angel of the North, Maize, Medium ~
This sweater comes in Maize, Ivory, Moss and Raspberry. My store had this color and the Ivory, which I did not see but think I would like. The medium fit well but almost seemed a little big. When I tried the small, I liked the look of it much more. This has a cowlneck and buttons on the side to assist with the bat-wing sleeves. It’s a little difficult to add a vest over it but I managed. 

I’ve worn this twice already and it goes very well layered over J Crew’s Silk Sleeveless Blouse. I wear them all the time and they are almost like a second-skin now. I started adding a thin cami underneath since they tend to get a little static and clingy. I prefer the Seamless Cami from The Limited.

~ Sparkled Tulle Skirt by Moulinette Souers, Small ~
I never noticed this skirt in store until an SA brought it to me to go with the Harvest Moon Poncho. Because this is a pull-on skirt with an elastic waistband I was able to fit comfortably in the Small. There are sequined critters all over the skirt (Squirrel, Owl and a bird). The length hits just below the knee on me. I couldn’t resist this skirt so it came home with me. 
Here’s how I wore the Harvest Moon Poncho last Saturday. Husband and I went on a Brewery Tour in Austin. It was a lot of fun but a really long, tipsy day. The weather was chilly and misty all day. I added a long-sleeve tee as the first layer because the sweater is loosely knitted and not perfect for warmth by itself. The sweater matches almost exactly to one of the colors in the blouse. 
~ Pixie Pants, Navy, J Crew ~
~ Samual Boots, Corso Como ~
~ Excursion Vest, Navy, J Crew Factory ~
What’s on your Wishlist at Anthropologie? Anything I need to take a second look at? 

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Some days you just know you’ve created the perfect outfit. The outfit that makes you feel amazing and chic and puts a little more bounce in your step. The hair and make-up may not be perfect but that outfit, oh the outfit, you want to wear it, or at least recreate it, every single day. Some people have a knack for pulling clothes out of their closet and it just works. Every time. I do not have that ability. Creating that perfect outfit daily is something I cannot do without a little help from my friends. (Pinterest, the Stylebook App, Instagram, other Blogs).

But today, I loved what I created. I just bought the Harvest Moon Poncho over the weekend during the 20% off sweaters promo. I tried it on with this skirt (reviews coming soon) and loved it. It has that bat-wing, open-side, dropped/no shoulder trend/s going on. It’s see-though so layering is in order and it’s a turtleneck, something I stay away from. But the turtleneck is slouchy and wide. Pushing up the sleeves helps with the bat-wing and the Silk Sleeveless Blouse was the perfect layering piece. 

 ~ Harvest Moon Poncho, Anthropologie ~
~ Silk Sleeveless Blouse, Ivory, J Crew ~
~ Cropped Skinny Jean, Tory Burch ~
~ Quinn Suede Ankle Booties, Dark Cedar, J Crew Factory ~

I even have little bulldogs on my socks (J Crew). I don’t see them online but they were in the sale section in-store. There are Elephants, Bows and I also love these Anonymous Isom socks
I was totally comfortable all day long.
Now to figure out what to wear tomorrow.

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