Winter is here!

It snowed in Vancouver! (Shocking, I know.) Which means it’s finally time to bundle up in giant wooly things.

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Like this poncho I found in a vintage shop. It’s the coziest thing I’ve ever put on. It’s hand-knit in Bolivia, a country I’d love, love, love to visit one day.

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Could that be because its mountain-framed water reminds me a bit of home? (I love you, British Columbia!)

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Judging by the animal shape woven into it, I’m going to venture a guess that it’s made of alpaca wool.

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And while I may not have a pet alpaca…

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I do have a pet German Shepherd Cross to get me through the snow days.

[Photo of Lake Titicaca found here. Photo of the Alpaca found here.]

P.S. We pick the lucky winner of Marc Jacobs BANG this week. Enter and it could be you!

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13 Comments

  • Reply Chelsea November 21, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    It sure looks cozy! Alpacas sure are cute but odd looking fellas! I actually have one in a photo with me from a blog post in July! (haha)

    http://www.maritimeshopaholic.com/2010/07/to-market-to-market.html

  • Reply Sharon (The Backseat Stylers) November 21, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Everything is amazing is always from a vintage shop and therefore unavailable to me…ugh. LOVE your poncho!!

    And I’m amazed by the reworking of that red dress from a few posts back. Great job!!

  • Reply Paulette November 22, 2010 at 1:53 am

    Just an advice : never try to make a poncho from your German Sheperd.

  • Reply kaye i November 22, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Nice find! I want to touch and feel how soft and cozy it is!

    Aren’t we the luckiest? We live in the best place on earth! I love BC!!!

  • Reply Laura November 22, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Oh if only gorgeous cozy Alpaca woven capes could get me through the Calgary winters. Saturday night we went for an evening walk bundled in – are you ready? – a base layer, wool sweater, scarf, down jacket, and wind shell. And I was still a little chilled!!! If not for my adorable Forever 21 toque I wouldn’t have looked so stylish!

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  • Reply lisa November 22, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I can’t believe you were okay in just a poncho! I have such a poor tolerance for cold weather, I would’ve been freezing lol.

  • Reply Michelle @ Glisters & Blisters November 22, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    woah you can encounter an alpaca just like that ??
    sooo jealous !!
    the dog looks friendly and i love ur poncho !

    thanks for stopping by at my blog !
    glisters and blisters

  • Reply Kastles November 22, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Love this! So fun! I need to find a cute poncho!
    Hope you enjoy the snow!
    <3 Kastles

  • Reply maximilian November 23, 2010 at 12:49 am

    teehee! the alpaca has pretty pretty eyes!

  • Reply liv November 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    ahh the poncho. such a unique and pretty piece and it looks so cozy. unfortunately it’s not one of those things I can do being a small person. capes, ponchos are all no-nos for petite frames it think or it looks too elfish.

  • Reply J. November 28, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Aw, I love the alpaca and the dog, they’re so cute! I just can’t decide who’s cuter!

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