Happy Friday, darlings! It is absolutely freezing in Chicagoland which means I’m fully geared towards sweater weather! But, truth to be told, I don’t want to live in sweaters and jackets all winter long! Hence I found some other ways to keep myself warm. We all know that jackets, sweaters, hoodies, etc. are the most common way to stay warm, next to layering, of course (!) but have you ever thought about ponchos?! They are fantastic and a much trendier alternative! I prefer my poncho big, as in “go big or go home”. Seriously, overwhelmingly over-sized ponchos are everything this winter!
PS: I’m completely make-up free today except for the red lipstick! Yet I wasn’t sure whether or not I should post a make-up free look on the blog. I feel very much vulnerable but at the end of the day I thought: Who cares?! This is me – like it or not. So, dear readers…You’re finally getting a glimpse of me, Vanessa, the girl who loves fashion OH SO much!
As always, thanks so much for reading and have a fabulous weekend!
See you back here on Monday!
PONCHO: Bought in Rome almost 8 years ago! (N/A, VERY similar here at F21 and it’s ON SALE!) | PANTS: Boohoo c/o (sold out, similar here) | BOOTS: Sears (loving these here as well) | HAT: Boohoo c/o (similar here) | HANDBAG: CHANEL
You look so beautiful without makeup and this black and white ensemble is so fun! Good for you for getting out of your comfort zone. Dying over the bag! 🙂
Katherine, you are always so sweet, thank you!! Have a great weekend!! xo
I can’t believe you’ve had that for 8 years, it looks new! I love that poncho and the fun fringe. That hat is perfect too!
Thanks, Megan!! Yep, my poncho is quite the oldie!! LOL Have a great weekend!! Xo
Thanks, Diana!! xo
Victoria | GlamFizz
Thank You!!! xoxo
Wow stunning look as always! I love your beautiful smile! That poncho is amazing too!
Thank you!! You brightened my day!! xoxo
Even more beautiful without makeup!! And I love this poncho, it looks so cozy and too perfect for this arctic weather!! Have a fabulous weekend! 🙂
Rachel, you are too sweet! Thanks, love!! Have a fabulous weekend! xo
I love your blog – even more now since you’ve posted a make-up free look! I admire you! Finally a girl who’s down to earth and not just a dolled up version of herself (like most bloggers). I’ve been following you for a while now and I can’t to wait see more exciting posts! Keep up the good work! xo
Jessica, thank you so much! I truly appreciate your kind words! Have a great weekend!! xoxo
You’re beautiful in and out, of with or without makeup…Love the Poncho and the whole outfit…<3
Thank you!! Love you!!! xoxo
Love how you chose not to wear makeup! You will look beautiful!
Rach, you are so sweet, thank you!! Happy Weekend!! xoxo
I am a huge believer in ponchos!!! Especially in this blizzard climate, you can layer like a mad lady, and the poncho covers it all up, while you still look chic 😉 I adore this whole outfit!
Awww, thanks, Christie! Means a lot coming from you!! xo
You look stunning without makeup! And I love that cozy poncho 🙂
Joanna, you are so sweet! Thanks much! Happy Weekend! xo
You look so beautiful without makeup and I love the poncho! Have a great weekend! xx
Thanks, Amy!! Always so nice to hear from you!! Happy Weekend! xx
For going makeup less, you look great V!!
And I agree, sweaters and jackets make for a very long winter…great call on the poncho!
I ought to get me one..
I saw a girl wrap herself in a blanket yesterday, just walking around in a damn blanket yet somehow I found that to also be a genius idea.
Dana, thanks so much!! Oh, and BTW! I tried the whole blanket thing too! Indeed – it is genius esp for us Chicagoans!! It’s beyond freezing! Hope you’re staying warm, love!! xx
What a lovely poncho! You look so pretty 😀
Too sweet, thank you!! xoxo
Love this look, and let me tell you: Men do prefer women who don’t wear/need make-up! You’re gorgeous without it!
Thanks much, Jeremy! This is what my husband keeps telling me! 🙂
You look absolutely amazing sans makeup. I wish I looked that good. You look flawless. What is your skincare routine? Maybe you could do a post on that if you haven’t already.
Love the poncho but I feel challenged with carrying a purse. I prefer a shoulder bag.
Thanks Asa!! Happy weekend!! xoxo
PS: Great idea re: skin care! Might do a post on my routine!! xoxo
Such a beautiful poncho! You look stunning!
Thanks so much, Jane!! Love your blog!! xo
Oh I love this girl, with or without make up.Amazing look and such a great poncho. Have a great weekend love. Kiss, Mel
Thanks, Melisa! You are always so sweet!! Happy Weekend!! xo
Love how bright all your photos come out, so vibrant! xooxo
Evolution of Glam
Oh, thanks so much, beautiful girl!! Happy weekend! xoxo
I’d be happy if there was any snow… but there is none.
You look really good without make up and maybe I should do it too. No make up just me, I’m curious what my readers think about it 😉
I bet you will look gorgeous without make-up because you’re stunning no matter what!! Happy Weekend!! xoxo
Looking gorgeous! I love ponchos but unfortunately here is too cold for them! And you can’t really fit them under a jacket.
Aww, thanks, babe!! xoxo
What amazing pictures and style! I love the black and white look it is so chic! 🙂
Thanks so much!! xoxo
Hey there! Love this post! That fringe poncho is adorable. I can’t believe you found it in Rome! Italy is one of my favorite places in the world. Thanks for swinging by the blog! XO, Julien http://www.itsjulien.com
Aww, thanks for stopping by! I look forward following each other!! xoxo
you look amazing
I love your poncho
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Thanks, Maggie! Love your blog!! xox
You look amazing with and without makeup!!!! As always, I loved your outfit!!
Hope you have an amazing weekend!
Thanks, beautiful! xoxo
Greetings from BeTheVogue!
Diamond look in second-hand prices:)
Thanks, beautiful! xoxo
Great look, I love your poncho
Thanks, Laura! xoxo
Hello Vanessa! You look beautiful without makeup. You have a beautiful smile and you glow:-) Love the poncho you are wearing and how you styled it wearing a black hat, pants and boots. The bag I really want!!!! All the pictures are amazing. BTW, it was a pleasure meeting you and thanks for visiting my blog. Have a blessed weekend. XOXO, Jeannette
Hi, sweetie, thanks for stopping by! Loved your sweet words! xoxo
Chicago has been crazy cold, news worthy in TN!
Yes! It’s been cold but warming up now! 🙂
Love your poncho! You look gorgeous with no makeup or sunglasses <3
Love you, thanks, Camilla!
Just found your blog. Love it. You look great by the way.
Thanks, Stella! I can’t wait to follow each others blogs! xo
I’m so in love with this look! 🙂
Molly, thanks so much! It means a lot! xoxo
Love how the bag looks with the whole outfit!! You look awesome (:
Kisses from Mexico ♥
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Aww, thanks, Brenda! Much love!
You look beautiful make-up free! Love it! Great look, ponchos are such a fabulous way to keep warm and dress up a cold weather outfit!
Jackie, you are just too sweet, thanks! xoxo
Amazing, so happy to see you without your glasses. You are gorgeous, hope you post more pictures like this.
Vanessa, you look stunning.You are a natural beauty and i mean it. Your always look so stylish but your gorgeous smile takes the cake as always. Great post! Thanks a lot for stopping by 🙂
Thanks, babe! Much love!!
I agree with you that ponchos are fantastic and a much trendier alternative in winter ❤️
Thanks, babe! Much love!!
Super lovely!! 😀
Oh, thanks so much!! xo
You look super amazing in that poncho V! Love it 😉 Have a lovely day ahead! xo Vivian
Thanks, my love!! Love hearing from you!! xoxo
You look stunning!
Thanks Adriana!! Xoxo