Ponchos seem to be one of those clothing items that people either embrace or completely hate. I had never owned a poncho before, but decided to scoop up this One A knit poncho when it went on super clearance at Nordstrom. Luckily for me, it’s very lightweight, which is perfect for the kind-of winter weather for which North Carolina is famous. I wore this out to the vet for Lola’s first round of big girl vaccines and a check-up to successfully camoflauge the mounds of dog hair that she gets on me.

I wish that I had pulled the poncho down further, but me trying to be both photographer and model means the ponch traveled north.  I definitely liked the poncho better in person than in the picture. It has a removable circle scarf that I like a lot, and the pattern is eye-catching but still neutral.

Instead of my typical black suede wedges, I opted for these Old Navy snake skin pattern heels. I like these shoes, but they definitely need to be broken in so they are more comfortable.

 One A Knit Poncho at Nordstrom, City Chic jeans, Old Navy black tee, Old Navy snakeskin heels

I thought that me getting a poncho would take me either on the love it or hate it bandwagon, but instead I’m just kind of confused and ambivalent. Am I cold or am I warm? Is it outerwear or do I need a coat? Is it cute or not? Ahh, the problematic poncho.

What do you all think? Is the poncho a go or should we leave the poncho behind?

Edit: By the way, the vet said Lola had pretty teeth and is very healthy. Lola took the vaccines like a champ and was a sweet girl. I’m a proud mama :).