A Cashmere Poncho With Brocade Jeans, Leopard Print and Suede

Purple poncho and leopard print hat
As today is the first day of winter (in Catherine’s world) I thought I’d bring you a classic winter piece: a cashmere poncho, in the most stunning purple-aubergine colour. It’s a really practical design as well as being gorgeous – it has ribbed sleeves so it’s like wearing a huge sweater… it hangs beautifully, and no cold arms. Believe me when I say this is cashmere at its softest and finest.

Like it? Well I’m so pleased to tell you you could win a poncho like this (as well as the scarf I’m wearing) in your choice of colour! Tomorrow I’ll be hosting a giveaway together with British label Cashmere & Cotton for you to win the same rib sleeve poncho and scarf. The scarf is also a wrap and can be worn lots of different ways, with the poncho or by itself. So don’t miss it, details tomorrow.

I wore the poncho over the weekend with my gold-coloured brocade jeans and leopard print trilby, which complemented the beautifully. It was a chilly but beautiful sunny day; you can see the light of the setting sun in the background of the photos… perfect weather for this outfit. To top it off both the patchwork bag and funky Wolf & Moon earrings picked out the purple and taupe colours – it seems a pretty basic outfit at first but the little details are subtle and add a special something to the poncho/scarf combination without detracting from its cashmere gorgeousness.

Are you a poncho fan? Or a cashmere fan – or both (like me)? Do share in the comments, and tell me whether you’ll be back for the giveaway, won’t you πŸ™‚

Purple poncho and patchwork bag
Purple poncho and leopard print hat
Purple poncho and leopard print hat
Purple poncho and leopard print hat
Purple poncho and leopard print hat
Catherine x
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P.S. There’s a couple of days left to vote for me  (I’m entered in the Retail & Fashion category) – your vote would mean so much to me, it closes Wednesday 3rd December. It’s very quick and easy… Thank you so much!!

Poncho: c/o Cashmere & Cotton, Scarf: c/o Cashmere & Cotton, Hat: Accessorize, Jeans: c/o JQ Jeans, Boots: c/o , Bag: c/o Damart, Earrings: c/o Project J, Nails: Chanel Peridot, Lips: Revlon Colorburst

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  1. 12 December 2014 / 7:33 pm

    This is fabulous. Do you think I'd get away with wearing this at (cough cough) 49ish

  2. 11 December 2014 / 4:53 am

    Oh, Catherine…what I wouldn't give to be wrapped in this cushy poncho and scarf combo right now!! We've had such sadness here at home with the loss of one of our little ferrets last week; I'll take comfort anywhere I can get it (looking as gorgeous as you do – with those brocade jeans and leopard-print hat – would be an added bonus!!) XOXO


    • 13 December 2014 / 7:18 pm

      Awww no I'm so sorry to hear that, Monika…!!!!! Bless you, I really have my fingers crossed for a bit of good luck for you xxxx

  3. 9 December 2014 / 7:29 pm

    Oh that's a great look! I purchased a poncho/shawl thingy in Mark n sparks recently in black (oh lord help me!!) I really liked the style but was worried about looking like a "Sainsbury's Shopper" if you get my gist!
    Seeing your outfit now I think I'm bordering on cool so thanks, must be going on the right lines somewhere!!
    Mel xx

    • 9 December 2014 / 9:13 pm

      Mel don't worry about where you buy stuff from… if you style it right and it looks good on you then that's what matters! I've stopped being proud about where things come from. But ponchos are in so you're okay!! πŸ˜‰
      Thanks hun x

  4. 4 December 2014 / 3:16 pm

    This blue is just so amazingly beautiful! xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • 5 December 2014 / 1:12 am

      Thanks Kirsten – I did pick the colour just for that reason, I must admit! πŸ˜‰

  5. 4 December 2014 / 12:14 am

    This poncho looks beautiful Catherine! I love the colour, very striking and the way you styled it looks so stylish πŸ™‚

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

    • 4 December 2014 / 12:21 am

      Aww Daniella thank you… always means a lot coming from someone as stylish as you! πŸ™‚

  6. 2 December 2014 / 6:51 pm

    Oh … lovely. And so nice with these trousers and that little hat. I am in love with this outfit.
    I usually do not enter any give-aways. But I will be back for this one. I love cashmere.

    • 4 December 2014 / 12:20 am

      Ah-ha I've managed to snare you into entering a giveaway, then Greetje…?!!! I'll consider that a WIN on my part! Thank you for your lovely comments xx

  7. 2 December 2014 / 2:39 pm

    I'm a huge cashmere fan, but then again, who isn't! I love the booties and gem earrings, quite fancy! ^_^

    • 4 December 2014 / 12:19 am

      Cashmere is soooooooooooo luxurious, I agree, Keit!! Thanks sweetie x

  8. 2 December 2014 / 1:52 am

    I agree with everyone, this cobalt color is beautiful on you, it really brings out the lovely red of your hair and your skintone. Great outfit all the way around!


    • 2 December 2014 / 8:42 am

      That's so sweet of you, thank you Sharon!!

  9. 1 December 2014 / 9:09 pm

    Cashmere and leather and suede . . . all the beautiful things in one outfit. You look wonderful, xox.

    • 2 December 2014 / 8:41 am

      I think you're right, Patti – is there a better three-texture combination…? I think perhaps not!! Thank you hun x

  10. 1 December 2014 / 7:02 pm

    cashmere and ponchos I would d… OK slight exaggeration but that would be awesome. I do love cashmere and this poncho looks fabulous on you

  11. 1 December 2014 / 5:32 pm

    Hi Catherine,

    I love this colour it is beautiful and as always it really suits you. I am looking forward to details on the competition tomorrow!!

  12. 1 December 2014 / 5:26 pm

    I've voted for you Catherine, I love your blog and as a 30 something blogger it's made me feel more positive about my style as I get older. Thank you! Love that poncho, it looks so soft and the colour is beautiful against your complexion.
    Amy x

    • 1 December 2014 / 11:02 pm

      Amy thank you sooooo much for voting, I really appreciate it!! And I'm glad to have given you some inspiration, that's really lovely of you x

  13. 1 December 2014 / 5:08 pm

    hi Catherine, that color really suits you! You've styled it really well and if I'm honest a bit more imagitive then the cashmere &cottonwebsite. I love poncho's and real wool and cashmere but I'm not sure about this model with the sleeves. Would it fit over a leather jacket Or jeans jacket for instance? Because that is how I usually were them. Or must it be worn on its own, then it is more a huge jumper…I fear not warm enough as a wintercoat in the Dutch climate.The scarves are beauties however! very sure about those indeed!

    • 1 December 2014 / 11:01 pm

      Thanks so much, Irmin! I personally wouldn't wear this poncho over a jacket – it would stretch the sleeves, but it would be fine with a thick sweater underneath (I wore it again today like that). But then the poncho is fine enough to go under a big coat if you need one… best of both worlds! x

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