WIWs: Orange poncho and zippered peacoat

Last weekend we went to Mendocino and my new orange Free People sweater poncho from Nordstrom got quite a workout! It's the perfect color for fall and for visiting the pumpkin patch (although it was really hot at the pumpkin patch so I had to take the poncho off). But it was just the right warmth for the overcast slightly chilly Mendo mornings. I wore it over a thin long sleeved brown knit top from Anthro, Gap Always skinny jeans, and La Canadienne brown suede knee high boots. I carried my floral velvet and leather vintage re-issue Fossil bag everywhere and I love how it has a tiny bit of orange to match the poncho. Before I bought it, I worried that it would be hard to match with my clothes because of the crazy pattern and colors, but the olive, cream, orange, teal & brown seem to go with all my fall clothes! Love it. We stayed at the Stanford Inn, and the kids had fun looking at the llamas, horses and miniature donkeys that live there at the hotel. These pics were taken in the garden and walking along the path to our cottage. Lots of fun!

And here's one more pic of my MOTG outfit for today...my first time wearing the black plaid Halogen zippered peacoat that I posted on a keep or return earlier and that Angie said was her absolute favorite item I've worn so far. So obviously I had to keep it! I was worried it might be too tight so I tried a medium but that was too big, so I kept the small and it actually fits fine. I paired it with a sleeveless rust red mock turtleneck top, AG skinny jeans, and my Chie Mihara rust suede sandals. We went to another pumpkin patch today and it was super hot so I took off the jacket and switched out my heels for some silver ballet flats instead.

(I'm trying to be more descriptive of my looks for Michelle's benefit, so sorry if my description seems too obvious!)

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  • Scarlet replied 8 years ago

    Both outfits are gorgeous! Great photos.

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Love these outfits. The orange is a great color on you. Very casual and relaxed but still very stylish. Your little ones are so cute.

  • Laura replied 8 years ago

    Photos 4 and 5 are just so precious! Your poncho looks gorgeous on you - perfect color, perfect weight for fall. I hope you frame #4!

  • sarah replied 8 years ago

    These are FABULOUS outfits! I adore the poncho on you, and I agree with Angie about that peacoat (I missed that the first time around). What terrific OTG outfits!

  • Nakidra replied 8 years ago

    So cute!!! Looks like you guys had a good time!

  • Allison replied 8 years ago

    Very cute! I can tell you feel fabulous in these outfits (as you should!)!

  • Makrame replied 8 years ago

    Beautiful pictures! That peacoat is a great fit on you. Laura is right about framing #4, that picture is so good, it almost looks like a cover of a magazine (fall issue). :)

  • Midwest Girl replied 8 years ago

    Great outfits and so perfect for Autumn! I love the pictures of you with your adorable children.

  • missvee replied 8 years ago

    You look so good in both of these outfits! Isn't it great to see how your hard work has paid off? You've got a super wardrobe now.

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    That poncho is GREAT! You got some amazing pics with the kiddies - like you had a pro photo shoot. I'm sure you will treasure those for a long time.

    The only suggestion I could make at ALL would be closed toe shoes OR maybe charcoal socks with the sandals in pic 6? Just because you seem pretty bundled up on top in the pea coat and turtleneck, the bare toes seem a tiny bit out of place. But I am just nitpicking here!

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    KILLER. All photos and outfits!

  • Queen Mum replied 8 years ago

    gosh, that orange poncho is just perfect on you! Love that outfit, as well as the last one. FAB!

  • Jonesy replied 8 years ago

    Wonderful fall looks! A poncho like that just screams "Autumn"! The family shots are so adorable.

  • nicoleb replied 8 years ago

    I think you look great in both an dyour kids are cuuuute!

  • goldenpig replied 8 years ago

    Good suggestion Rae! The first picture I saw of those sandals was with grey socks and I fell in love with that look. I have some grey trouser socks so I will try that next time. Funny thing is, the outfit seemed OK in the morning, but then it was over 80 degrees when we went to the pumpkin patch after, so I had to ditch the jacket. We're still in transitional weather here (not that we ever get a true winter around here).

  • CocoLion replied 8 years ago

    Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures. The poncho, the bag, the jeans, everything is beautifully coordinated. And I love your new jacket in the last picture.

  • Sveta replied 8 years ago

    Super poncho on you, Natalie! I love orange color, it always cheers me up. The whole silhouette of floaty poncho, skinnies and boots is super fab and flattering on you.
    I think this bag is very versatile with all its colors and patters and a very fun bag to own!

  • MsMary replied 8 years ago

    Good grief! Could you possibly be any cuter?? The outfits are fab and the shots of you and your kiddos are making me swoon!!

  • Alecia replied 8 years ago

    Pictures 4 and 5 look straight out of a magazine. Love that. What a beautiful family. We're off to the pumpkin patch today. I'm going very sporty. You pictures make me wish I had stepped it up some.

    I really like the zippered pea coat. Fab! To my eye, the open-toed shoes look a little out of place with that cozy jacket. If you had tights on, I think it would make it work better for me.

  • replied 8 years ago

    You are getting the hang of demure bombshell casual MOTG! Love it. The suede boots, the bag, the orange poncho are all beautiful but they hit just the right note of casual and not "over dressed and out of place". Love all your looks, your little ducklings in tow and your fab style! Rock on!

  • greenglove replied 8 years ago

    Love that orange poncho, your children are gems and you look super cute and stylish!!!

    Great photos!!

  • Ginny replied 8 years ago

    your kiddos are adorable and you look like you had a lot of fun and love the poncho!!!

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