WIB: Spaghetti Western!!

Hi Ladies,

Something I have been wanting to add to my Autumn/Winter wardrobe is one of those 'blanket wraps'  And there is a chance I may actually add more than one (don't tell anyone lol).

Please note this is not styled.  Just popped it on when I got home:)

I was particularly inspired by the pic in #5.  I know I don't have her height, model looks or colouring... BUT...sometimes it's fun to take a little step away from your 'usual'.

You may need to sit down as this is the first thing in a long time that is not all black!  It does has some black in it tho:)  I am not sure how well the colours are coming up but it has black, navy, redish brown, taupe and a green.  I think it is very Clint Eastwood from his Spaghetti Western period and I am not big on brown tones but I actually really love it.    I also prefer the blanket stitch as opposed to the fringes that are on a lot of ponchos and wraps this season.

What do you think?  Have I lost my mind??  Of course I will wear it with black:)

Thanks for looking.

xxx Deborah

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • Sal replied 5 years ago

    Well done, must be the day for stepping outside signature looks...although there are elements of your style with the draping.

    I think it is a fabulous piece and look forward to seeing you style it.  It looks warm and cosy which is very appealing.

  • Astrid replied 5 years ago

    Not what I had expected you to wear, but I think it works for you! I prefer blanket stitch over fringe too. It als looks warm and comfortable...

  • dakotacheryl replied 5 years ago

    Nice to change things up, and this looks v cuddly and warm. Funny to see you gals adding to your autumn and winter wardrobes as I'm adding to my spring and summer (although we do have a little layer of snow on the grass this morning).

  • Vildy replied 5 years ago

    well, I love it.

  • Aquamarine replied 5 years ago

    Different for you but very dramatic, which you do well! It's nice to step out of the box and I look forward to seeing how you style this, Deborah.

  • Joyce B replied 5 years ago

    It looks great on you.

  • kkards replied 5 years ago

    love this! those colors are fab, warm, deep are rich, they show off your column of black to great advantage.

  • frannieb replied 5 years ago

    Love it - At the end of the season i bought a leopard print wrap and oh my gosh it is hard crushing on it.  Wraps have a certain amount of drama and flow which I think go great with your style.
    The coloring is different for you but the drape and structure are right up there in your wheelhouse and i think you will style this amazingly.

  • Sheila replied 5 years ago

    I think this is my MOST favorite item I have seen on you ! It has the drama that suits you and it looks spectacular ! Looks so cozy as well.  5 stars !

  • replied 5 years ago

    Yay, double yay, Deborah -- I so agree with Sheila. This is just AMAZING on you and you look great in those colours. So Autumnal! I very much like the drama of it styled with black (no worries for you given your wardrobe!). As I learned yesterday from my post, it is such a good thing to add these wildcards to the mix for an uplifting sense of fresh. PERFECT!

  • replied 5 years ago

    Yes, it is a surprise to see you in it, but also a big yes and thumbs up! I think it has your drama and it has a healthy dose of black in it too, so will work for you.

  • Olivegreen replied 5 years ago

    Wow, love it. Drape and tonal color and the ability to style it many ways.
    I travel with one or two of these, and have for ages. They do give an ethnic vibe, being the basic template for clothes through the ages :-)
    Short people look great in these, I think. Our poncho wearing Mexican and South American neighbours are not tall.
    Kind of excited to have a wardrobe item in common with one of the more stylish ladies!

  • Kimberley replied 5 years ago

    Oh my.  I love this on you, Deborah!  It is dramatic, drapey and delicious.

  • Vicki replied 5 years ago

    I like it, because it's your signature look, beautiful and drapey, in a new kind of way!  Love the "Spaghetti Western" title!

  • Elizabeth P replied 5 years ago


    It may be a bit different for you, but it's still very you.  have fun with it!

  • Carole replied 5 years ago

    Yes, catchy title, love it! And love the blanket wrap...I think the colors are beautiful and compliment you and your mostly black wardrobe nicely!

  • shedev replied 5 years ago

    I like it best in picture 3, fun piece.

  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    It's the kind of item that makes the outfit on it's own self, and totally matches your all blacks! I looks soft and drapey, so not a chuncky feel, at all. Love it on you(all ways) but curious how  will look alike the inspiration pictie. Oh, and can we see the other new blacket, too? :-)

  • Missey replied 5 years ago

    I love it!  I'll admit I was shocked to see autumnal colors when I opened up the photos ;)!  Fantastic colorway on you, love the style.  Perfect for fall and winter!

  • kellygirl replied 5 years ago

    It's fabulous! You wear it so well!

  • Laurie replied 5 years ago

    This is outstanding - it's nice to see some color for you!  Beautiful tones with your hair.

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    Looks terrific!  i think the high drama makes it work for you :)

  • columbine(erin) replied 5 years ago

    I like the drama and flair for you of course, but also the coloring looks good with your own. It will look great over your column of color outfits.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Well colour me surprised! This isn't an item I would normally picture for you Deb but wow oh wow...it looks fantastic on you! I especially like how you're wearing it in pic #3. Yeehaw!!!

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    I agree, the poncho really suits you, Deborah. It is very much your style--imagine it in all black and a silkier fabric, and it is very much you. So it's the color, the blanket-like fabric, and the blanket stitch that are different elements here. I love the different ways you are wearing it--all fab!
    And as long as you wear it with black, I don't think you are losing your mind. :)

  • jackiec replied 5 years ago

    Oh gosh I love the style for you, but to be completely honest the colour way gives me pause. It's just such a warm toned departure from what I'm used to seeing you in. Not a bad thing, if you love it you should keep it.

  • texstyle replied 5 years ago

    I like it - it's a fun piece. My only pause is the color combination.

  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago

    I actually think it goes well with your style - arty and drapey.  The colors will look great against black.

  • Peri replied 5 years ago

    I love it on you, and agree with the idea that it is very much your style. Drapey, soft, dramatic, artsy...how is that not Deborah? I love the colors on you too, and have no issues with it not being black. 

  • AM replied 5 years ago

    I love the lines but I also pause on these colors. I'd rather see you invest in a similar piece that would be in keeping with your black, grays, blue, white palette. 

  • Dee replied 5 years ago

    I would never have pictured you in a poncho but it suits you quite well! I like the fact that it's outside your usual color palette but can still work with what you already have.

  • Janet replied 5 years ago

    I think it looks fantastic! Not the color scheme I expected from you, but I think it works. It looks great with the column of black underneath.

  • rachylou replied 5 years ago

    This piece is incredible. Yes yes yes.

    Ok. What did I do with my blanket wrap?

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Thanks for the positive comments:)  Those who mentioned it is a warmer palette for me, yes it is but I feel quite comfortable in it.  I think this may be my winter wildcard:) 

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    I love it! Very dramatic, very drapey, very gorgeous!

  • anne replied 5 years ago

    Hi Deborah - I wonder if you'd mind sharing with us where you bought it?

    I am keen to get some sort of poncho wrap this winter, but I hadn't seen this blanket sort. I have blankets with very similar designs (all my blankets are handed down from my family, and from a time when Australia had woolen mills)
    Looks very cosy, and yes, the colour works.

  • sarah replied 5 years ago

    Wow, that is amazing on you! I can't believe how you just donned it and it's you.

    But of course you need a hat.


  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Anne, happy to share but you may be surprised!!  It's from Millers. I have been asked to do some work for them so I was scouring their online store to see what might work for me.  Its called the Colour Block Wrap.  I think it's sold out on line but you could try your local store.  I can send you the product number if you need it.  It was $30.  It's not as heavy as it looks, but is nice quality and very soft to the touch.  All their wraps are reduced at the moment to $18.00.  I bough the one below today.  You see I take Angie's mantra "leave no retail stone unturned" very seriously.

    Attaching the screen dump from the link for the other one too.

  • anne replied 5 years ago

    Thanks for the tip! I just bought the black and white one.

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Anne that's wonderful!  It will look great.  How are you planning on wearing yours?

  • rachylou replied 5 years ago

    It's really a fantastic wildcard. Can't say enough how much I like it.

  • anne replied 5 years ago

    Deborah, my first thought was to wear it for my winter "cosy casual" capsule - for things like sitting around on the couch for bible study, or watching a movie at home. But I could probably expand it's wearing a bit further than just that.

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Anne that was my thinking for the black and white one too.    It's nicer than wrapping myself in a throw rug lol

  • cheryl replied 5 years ago

    I think it looks great on you and will be a perfect wildcard for your fall wardrobe. :)

  • Staysfit replied 5 years ago

    Love it! It's a nice addition and definitely unexpected.

You need to be logged in to comment