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.
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.
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
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'.
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!)
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!