Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Grey Cashmere Poncho - Gray & Osbourn AW14

I can't believe it's taken me until now to appreciate how amazing 100% cashmere is. I've had cashmere mix knitwear before but I'm afraid Gray & Osbourn have totally spoiled me this season with this 100% Cashmere Poncho by Helene Berman...and given me a taste for higher end investment knitwear.
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It's been perfect for this warmer weather where a coat is too heavy but there's a chill in the air in the mornings and evenings. These photos were taken on a trip up to the North Coast last week where my son had an away rugby game. It felt like the middle of summer at times but the poncho was invaluable on the side of the rugby pitch and at the harbour where it was decidedly nippy.
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I like that it's split on one side which addresses one of the frustrations with ponchos. You simply have the open side on the arm that you carry your  handbag on .... genius!
Grey Cashmere Poncho - ℅ Gray & Osbourn
Jeans - M&S Limited Edition (via charity shop)
Black Ankle Boots - Seven Boot Lane (AW13)
Scarf - Pull & Bear (AW12)
Breton Top - Boden
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I was also sent this amazing Smith & Canova Leopard Trim handbag - a complete surprise and I am so excited about it as I was looking everywhere for a leopard handbag that wasn't too 'in your face'.
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It's a great size for chucking everything in - which I did on the weekend away. In fact, in these pictures, it was holding an adult sized fleece that I'd just bought in the outdoor shop in Portstewart (which has Target dry coats for £30 and 40 at the moment for anyone local - thanks for the tip-off Kathryn S!)
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Black Leather Smith & Canova Leopard Detail Handbag - ℅ Gray & Osbourn


Two great items that are going to get worn lots this autumn/winter. Thanks to Gray & Osbourn for sending me these items and thanks to you for supporting the brands that help keep School Gate Style in style!


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18 comments

  1. Wow! I'm very jealous, it's a gorgeous poncho, I've just had a quick look on G&O website, and it's just lovely. I'm afraid it's a bit out of my price range, but I love how you've styled it and the colour is just right for Autumn. The bag is fantastic too, just a hint of leopard is nice xx

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  2. Gorgeous handbag! Sometimes there is a fine line between leopard print looking too OOT and tacky, but this is just right! X

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  3. Really like this Avril, I'm sure it will be uber-useful...and very stylish x

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  4. Loving the poncho Avril, just perfect for this time of year x

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  5. Two great classic additions to your wardrobe Avril, which I'm sure are going to prove extremely useful, love the leopard print bag in particular!
    Jane xx

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  6. Ooooh that poncho - just LOVELY! xx

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  7. WOW you lucky duck, that poncho is just amazing. I have a cashmere cardigan and I love it!
    Bag is gorgeous too

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  8. How luxurious is that amazing poncho!! Gorgeous!! I have some serious bag envy going on too! xx

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  9. Leopard and grey cashmere - love them both, Avril you look great! I'm totally sold on all the ponchos that are out there this season and great at the moment whilst it is still quite warm. G&O is looking fab at the moment, the website is much slicker and there are some lovely accessories and coats for autumn/winter.

    It looks beautiful as well where you are! x

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  10. Love them both Avril...the bag is absolutely gorgeous:)
    ~Anne xx

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  11. Love, love, love ponchos!! And that bag is fabulous, just the sort of thing I've been looking for :) x

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  12. Great poncho! Love Claudia Canova bags; I used to have a pink bowling bag by them - it was huge! I saw one on eBay recently and decided that when the time comes, I want to buy it as a changing bag. Can't sacrifice on style, can we?! :) xxx
    Just Emma

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  13. Stunning Poncho Avril, it looks deliciously soft and is such a great shape. A real investment piece, it is the kind of thing I would adore when going on a flight cosy and comfortable! Beautifully styled and the bag is stunning, another capsule piece that would last forever...off to have a look xx

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  14. Love this poncho on you, Avril, it's just perfect with the Breton and scarf. I love cashmere, it's just beautiful, but I've not worn any yet this year as it's been so warm for autumn! The bag is fantastic too. Lynne x

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  15. WOW..... gorgeous Avril!!
    Fabulous ponco, loving the leopard bag to
    Love a bit of G & O xx

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  16. I LOVE and want this poncho, it looks great.

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  17. I am a huge cashmere fan - it's worth every penny! Popping over to G&O to have a look now, thanks for sharing x

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  18. Fab outfit. Love the bag!! And the scarf! And the poncho. Never been sure about them but that looks really nice!

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