Capes/Ponchos 2 (Appointments)

Capes/Ponchos for the 50, 60 & 70 age groups.

Capes/Ponchos for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Appointment Version

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I tend to use the term cape and poncho interchangeably, but there is a definition for each. The cape is made out of a circular piece of cloth, whereas the poncho is made from rectangles. I have a hard time remembering what I had for breakfast, so I’m sure I use them incorrectly at times. But as long as you look good in the item, who cares? These same pieces were styled for a casual day here.

Capes/Ponchos for the 50, 60 & 70 age groups. Capes/Ponchos for the 50, 60 & 70 age groups.

50’s Cape/Poncho: I actually have on my pink leather jacket under the poncho, so I’m using it as a wrap.

Poncho: Charlotte Russe (similar here)~~Pants: Banana Republic (here)~~Jacket: Maurices (here)~~Blouse: Da-Nang (similar here)~~Shoes: Payless (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Capes/Ponchos for the 50, 60 & 70 age groups. Capes/Ponchos for the 50, 60 & 70 age groups.

60’s Cape/Poncho: Nancy liked this poncho due to the print and tassels on the bottom portion of it!

Poncho: Charlotte Russe (similar here)~~Pants: Worthington (similar here)~~Top: Tyler Boe (similar here)~~Shoes: BCBG (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Capes/Ponchos for the 50, 60 & 70 age groups. Capes/Ponchos for the 50, 60 & 70 age groups.

70’s Cape/Poncho: Here’s the cape with the matching belt. I added the scarf trying to bring out the blue from the skirt, but maybe a different blue scarf would have been better?

Cape: Mom made it (similar here)~~Skirt: Mom made (similar here)~~Top: Gaviota (similar here)~~Boots: Etienne Aigner (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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Now for some cardigan like ponchos (also relatively inexpensive)

  • Happinessatmidlife

    All great look and love your mom’s great sewing skills!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and had a wonderful Christmas. See you in 2016!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Happy Holidays to you too Alice!!!

  • Judith Stavisky

    Recently purchased a “Poncho Chilote” in South America where women wear them routinely. Ponchos are perfect for fall not-quite-winter weather. If one is overweight, these beauties aren’t always figure flattering.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a great souvenir…functional yet sentimental! And about the flattering part…that can be true, but it can be the case for any sized woman, I think. Like my poncho is probably a little long for me and possibly overpowering to my frame. But sometimes I want to wear what I like, and forgo “flattering.”

  • Regina Wells

    I’m in love with all of your outfits, ponchos, and cape. I’m particularly loving that owl pin and plaid skirt. You ladies are gorgeous!! Happy Friday and Merry Christmas!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Regina!! And happy weekend to you too!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I will have a Xmas linkup party on Thursday. I hope you can make it.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hey Nicole…I’ll definitely join in on Thursday! Have a great weekend!

  • Helene Bludman

    I am really happy to see this, because I have several ponchos that sit in my closet. I love the look but for some reason I’ve been slow to wear the ones I have.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well I’d say pull them out and try them!! I know for my step mom, we first put her poncho with her coats, but she’d forget she’d have it since it was lighter weight…so then we stored it with her sweaters and she likes that better! Would love to see a pic of you wearing one!

  • I’m crazy about capes and ponchos. I think nearly everyone can wear them. Look how fabulous all of the photos are above… there’s attitude and panache in those capes! The mustard and burgundy colour are divine on Nancy.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lisa—-I definitely think you’re right…everyone can wear them because they come in so many varieties!! And panache is the perfect word for the feeling you get when you wear it!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    I’ll add to the confusion… Yours was called a Ruana for years but this year has been renamed as an open poncho. You might try throwing one side over your shoulder and adding a pin to it as a classic Ruana styling. A great trio that really shows the variety.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ahhh…I love that idea! Then maybe it won’t look so overpowering on me! Thanks Tracey!

  • And doesn’t this just show how versatile they are!?!
    Great styling yet again, Jodie.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I so agree Jacqueline….they are such a great coverup!!

  • Charlotte Miller

    Needless to say, Jodie does add to Mom’s owl collection with gifts from their travels. And , yes there were a couple other heavier blue scarves that might have looked better.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I admit…I have added to the collection!!

  • More ponchos!! Yay!!
    I really do love them….so versatile and useful.
    Nancy is stunning (again)…I just can’t see past her wrap. She is a sophisticated force to be reckoned with. The colours are beautiful.
    Great styling, Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Samantha!! I’ll make sure to tell her so she gets to wearing it more. The only trouble with having so many nice clothes, is that there are not enough days to wear them….right?

  • I’m really enjoying this series! Love the color combination of Nancy’s look…and your mom’s choice of the owl button on her cape/coat…of course! lol Do you collect anything? How do you feel about your mom’s owl collection?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      My mother kind of has a collection of everything…and that’s pandora’s box asking me how I feel about it!! Let me give you a hint —I’m an only child, so my thoughts usually involve the fact that I’m the one whose going to be figuring out what the #$%@% to do with them when she kicks the bucket! And especially now that you can find owls everywhere—geesh louise!! Of course the same could be said for the many, many skeins of yarn that have somehow accumulated in my stash (or as my husband will tell people—we’ve been to yarn shops that don’t have as much yarn as I do). Since I’ve revealed my deep dark secret….fess up—what do you collect?

      • I’ve never been a ‘collector’ of anything really…unless you count all my thrifted clothing. Hmm, I guess I ‘collect’ leopard print, stripes and my latest…anything plaid! Oh, and vests! Hahaha 😉

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Funny you are!! Truly it depends on your definition of collector, right? But with our move, it was great to get rid of “crap”—did you feel the same way?

          • Yes! Now, I’m just trying not to accumulate more stuff. Well, other than clothes. 😉 How far away did you move from where you were living before?

          • Jodie Filogomo

            A whole whopping 3 miles…we just downsized. I had to stay close to my wonderful models!!! Unlike you who moved states away!!

          • Yes! Now, I’m just trying not to accumulate more stuff. Well, other than clothes. 😉 How far away did you move from where you were living before?