Obviously I’m going to gravitate toward anything with a degree of absurd volume. Wearing things that simulate being in bed when I actually have to be elsewhere is ideal. Winter puts the hurt on my caftan collection, though. I liken it to really swollen pregnant women who can’t wear their own jewelry. Until they make elastic/platinum hybrid blends, you can’t fight mother nature.
But caftan lovers can heave a collective sigh of relief. Lindsey Thornburg designs these made-to-order ponchos from Pendleton milled wool and they are insanity! I need 10.
The attached shawl collar works as a hood, which is sheer brilliance. No more walking into restaurants in the winter and unveiling sweaty hat head. [Northern ladies know.]
Definitely not in the financial ball park. Anyone with really clever, easy DIY ideas, I’m all ears. It can’t be that complicated… what if I buy this and cut a head hole in it? Or, I could just get this baby:
So the pregnant lady/jewelry comparison might not have been totally fair. They really are going through a lot: physical hardship, honorable burdens, emotional rollercoasters, loving sacrifices… I mean, giving up wine is not easy.
p.s. not into Pendleton prints? Check out this post at Holier than Now featuring a load of other gorgeous ponchos/shawls/blankety wraps.