Velvet Poncho – Chic Holiday Party Alternative!

December 10, 2017

What?! More velvet?!  YESSSSSS!!!!  You know I love a poncho, so how could I say no to a velvet poncho?!

what to wear to a holiday party over 40

Several items I’m wearing were gifts from brands.

How are all your holiday preparations coming along, Dolls?  I can’t believe Christmas is only two weeks away.  My husband and I have both been feeling under the weather, so we eschewed our traditional trek up into the mountains to cut down our own Xmas tree and instead went to the nearest tree lot.  We kind of feel guilty like we were cheating, but gosh darn it, it was so much easier.

This week I have two holiday parties … our staff celebration which is in the afternoon at school and very casual and my husband’s company party which will be at the Fairmont in downtown San Jose and fancy.

Are you all ready for your holiday parties? I know not everyone loves wearing a dress and this type of outfit would be a fun alternative for a holiday event or party, don’t you think? And the poncho is super forgiving if you’ve been overindulging in Christmas cookies!

J.Jill Wearever Knit Border Velvet Poncho

The J.Jill Wearever Velvet Poncho is a pretty topper to dress up an outfit.  I love the flattering asymmetrical hem.  Extra bonus: it’s machine washable! (c/o)

J.Jill Compassion Fund Snowflake Locket

I respect that J.Jill always sells certain pieces to help women in need.  This month proceeds from this pretty little snowflake locket will go to the J.Jill Compassion Fund.  (c/o)

Lovebirds Embroidered Clutch

You already saw this special little evening bag, but I couldn’t wait to wear it again! (c/o)

Everything Else

I’m also wearing stretch crepe pants (c/o Lynn Ritchie), reversible tank (c/o Chico’s), Kendra Scott earrings, Donald J. Pliner shoes (c/o).

J.Jill for the holidays, Snowflake locket

wearing the velvet trend over 40

trendy over 40, trendy over 50

velvet poncho, embroidered clutch

midlife holiday style




Want more holiday style ideas?  Did you see my crushed velvet dress? Make sure you check out my holiday dress picks too!

Hope all your holiday preparations are merry and bright!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Fashion & Fun

Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Kellyann December 10, 2017 at 5:48 am

    I love everything about this outfit! Those shoes!!! Each time you wear them I drool, and that velvet poncho is FABULOUS!

  • Reply Sheree December 12, 2017 at 11:48 am

    I really love this velvet poncho! It looks so flattering on you. Plus, it is definitely the perfect piece to layer in the cold weather to keep warm. I will totally be checking this out.

    ~xo Sheree

  • Reply Helena December 16, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    You are one chic lady! That looks amazing! Side note: I’m wearing a poncho right this very minute! I love ponchos and they are my comfort clothing in the winter! I need another one like that!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy December 17, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Yay for ponchos! Thanks SO much for stopping by the blog & hope to see you again soon! OXOX

  • Reply Anna December 17, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    This is pure elegance

  • Reply Ruth December 19, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Heck yes to velvet! Can’t get enough! I love this poncho and it’s such a good alternative to wear for a Holiday party!

  • Reply Chrissy December 27, 2017 at 8:54 am

    This poncho is gorgeous! Can I just borrow the keys to your closet?? Thank you for sharing for your fab style with the Thursday Moda!

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