Sunday Styles no. 5

Happy Daylight Savings, everyone! Hope you all enjoyed that extra hour of sleep this morning. (Or, in my case, waking up at 6:30am because the minute I see daylight I feel the need to get out of bed.)

Well, I'm back in Los Angeles after last week's little mini vacay and I'm happy to report that autumn is still happening here! (Though, tragically, word on the street is that the heat is coming back this upcoming week.) Of course, the transitional seasons are always a little tricky, fashionably speaking. The key, as we all know, is layering. Luckily, layering in LA isn't like layering in NYC, where you have to cocoon yourself to stay safe from the freezing temps and then unravel like an onion every time you walk into a shop or office space that's heavily heated...which is every shop or office space.

The mornings are chilly here and the afternoons are warm, so what better way to enjoy the weather this Sunday morning than with the perfect layering accessory!

With my favorite accessories: Mr. Merlin (my pup) & a latte from Broome St. General Store

Yep. I'm wearing a poncho. To be honest, for the longest time, I didn't "get" the poncho. I was all, "well, why not just wear a cardigan? Won't the wind get up under there? Isn't it hard to move in? Won't I look like a walking umbrella?" (That Nami, always such a cynic.)

That was my stream of consciousness until I met this particular poncho in Paris on a chilly afternoon in September. The weather was perfect, but I needed a little something more to cuddle up with (my husband overheats, so cuddling doesn't last very long...not to mention cuddling while walking is both inconvenient & physically awkward.) The truth is, I think I have bad circulation. I'm always so cold!

I walked into a few shops and then happened upon this soft, knit, lovely little thing with a mock turtleneck (oh, how I love a mock turtleneck) and in navy! (I'm sure you already know how much I love navy...and if you don't, go read Mama Matsuo Musing #3: "Ship" Shape) It was love at first sight! I bought it immediately and was totally "that person." The one who buys something, rips the tags off and puts it on within minutes of exiting the store. One word: magic...ok, two words: magic layering.

Needless to say, this poncho has been my go-to ever since on days where the mornings are a tad chilly, but I still feel the need to expose my wrists and feel a breeze. Now, I know that not everyone likes a poncho, so it's ok if you disagree. However, if you've never tried one, I suggest you do...and if you prefer a non-poncho life, that's fine. It's all about rolling with the I just hope everyone has a lovely little something...a cuddly, warm, and comforting something that they can wrap themselves up with and luxuriate in. It's makes all the difference on these kinds of days.

Here's to you having a wonderful, restful, and relaxing Sunday and to all of those back east, suffering the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy (including my family - they're still without power), my thoughts are with you. Sending you lots of love...and virtual ponchos! xo!

A note about the clothes: H&M Knitted Poncho (navy) - no longer available, (underneath) J. Crew Scoopneck Painter's T-shirt (in black), (underneath) American Apparel Stretch Twill High-Waist Side Zipper Shorts (in black), Uniqlo Heattech Tights (in black), J. Crew Classic Leather Ballet Flat (in black)

Image: Created by Nami M. Scott
Photo: Taken by Charles L. Scott


  1. Your style is contagious, I tell you! Love it!

    1. Thanks for the love!
      It's because of friends like you that I don't just put sweatpants on in the morning. ;)
      We gotta keep inspiring each other! (And you're super inspiring, love!)
      Can't wait to see you tomorrow.