belle on a budget: the tres carmen poncho

good morning babes!!!!  eeeeeekkkkk!!  i can hardly contain my excitement, i'm so thrilled to be starting a new series with you guys annnnnnnd how cool is it that you can totally hear all about it on the radio??  i for one am pretty stoked.  not so much that you get to listen to my valley-girl meets yankee twang voice, but definitely that you can finally hear the amount of sarcastic dry banter that goes on in my head as i'm writing these posts to you week after week.  so, listen (hehe) we all love a good trend, right?  but trends come and go and no one wants to break the bank on fleeting fashion.  this is where "belle on a budget" comes to the rescue!!  every week i am going to be partnering with a local boutique to style one of the season's hottest trends, at a very pocket friendly price!  (side note; yes, i overuse the exclamation point, but it's just so much prettier than the period, don't you think?)  today's look is all about the poncho.  i knew this had to be my first trend to tackle because it has had a huge presence this season.  from the runway to the street, it seems like everyone is rocking the poncho.  this burberry look-a-like comes from a store that is very near and dear to my heart (and my closet) Tres Carmen!!  this store has literally been with me through thick and thin.  the thick being the massive bump i sported during fashion week covered in some seriously fresh TCB duds.  you know i'm all about mixing high-low fashion and TC gets it right everytime.  case and point; this poncho $44!!  i styled it over what i consider my classic fall uniform; a chambray and leather skinnies.  ladies, let me just tell you, leather and chambray goes with everything!!!!!  honestly, you can't go wrong.  if ever i'm at a loss for how to style something, these are my go to and definitely worth the investment.  to capture that southwestern meets bohemian vibe, i slipped on these fringe booties, floppy hat an arm of bangles and this beaded necklace.  my one major splurge is this stunning tote, but i mean, she's gorgeous, no?  tune in to Mix 96 (95.9 to all the locals) at 8:50 am or click here to listen live and hear why you NEED the poncho and how you can wear it to fit your style!  and, as if that wasn't incentive enought, Tres Carmen is offering my readers 25% off 1 item for today only, so be sure to pop in or give them a call at 843-974-4383 to shop my look!
"never let a trend get in the way of creating a great outfit for yourself"


all featured items c/o Tres Carmen

poncho $44
Mink Pink chambray shirt $61
DL1961 coated skinny $158
fringe bootie $39
Twine & Twig horse hair necklace $119
floppy hat $36
Bourbon & Boweties bangles - $28-$38
Gigi New York satchel $525