One Trend, Two Generations: The Cashmere Poncho

One Trend, Two Generations: The Cashmere Poncho

It’s been a long time since my stepdaughter, Tori, and I have gotten together for a One Trend, Two Generations post.

We were inspired to put one together when we received the latest arrivals to Shop The Rich Life: Cashmere Blend Everyday Ponchos. 

Even though we didn’t have Tori’s dad – who has since returned from the fires after a 17-day assignment (hurray!) – here to take our photos, we still managed to get some pictures with the help of a tripod and a lot of tries!

one trend poncho graphic

These ponchos are made in Nepal and designed by my friend, Casey of Mason Street Designs. You may remember Casey and her Luxe Wrap ponchos from last year. I wore them here and here and I featured Casey in my Women in Business Holiday Gift Guide.

Made from 90% cashmere and 10% wool, these ponchos are reasonably priced, lack the tendency to pill like 100% cashmere often will, and make the ideal layering piece for fall and winter.

Tori and I each selected the ponchos we wanted to style. First, Tori chose the Slit Neck cable knit version in Heather gray.

She styled it with black high-waisted cut-off shorts and Converse sneakers. It’s an edgy, casual look perfect for a 20-year-old!


I chose the V-Neck poncho, also in the cable knit pattern, in Charcoal gray. I wore my poncho with my favorite white jeans by J. Crew and black D’orsay flats from Banana Republic. I layered it with a basic black tank top and accessorized with a leather wrap cuff.


We decided to take some photos inside too so we could play around with my new home photo studio, which is still a work in progress. Tori wore the beautiful Cornflower blue V-Neck poncho with a stunning Janet Harrer necklace (coming soon to the shop!). It’s such a vibrant and flattering blue shade.


The V can be worn as Tori wears it here, or slid over to one side for a different look, moving the longest part of the poncho off to the side.


I love the way the poncho looks from the back as well as the front. I am a big fan of asymmetric lines and always find myself drawn to them.

charcoal poncho-behind

For Tori’s third look, she wore the black Cashmere Blend Everyday Poncho with a felted wool boho hat from Montecristi Panama Hats of Napa Valley, distressed denim and a Michal Golan Evil Eye necklace.


For my second look, I chose the Slit Neck poncho in Winter White. This may be my favorite poncho of the group. I just love winter white!

I wore Gap Always Skinny jeans and my “Valentino-on-a-budget” shoes (no longer available but here is a similar pair).


Tori added black booties to her look for an edgy vibe…


and I kept thing simple and ladylike with a gorgeous Janet Harrer South Sea Pearl necklace.


To celebrate our latest arrivals to Shop The Rich Life, Sandee and I are offering free shipping on any purchase made between now and the end of August. Just use code HELLOFALL at checkout!



If you’re in the Santa Rosa area this Thursday evening, August 27th, and would like to attend a fantastic fall fashion event I am throwing that will include style demonstrations by Malia of Style by Malia, tasty catered treats by Whole Foods Market Coddingtown, fall makeup tips by fLaunt Makeup Artistry and more –  contact me via email for the details and to reserve your free ticket. Spaces are limited! (


Date Change: September’s How I Wear My: Tassel has been pushed out a week. The new deadline for submission is September 7th. Please visit the How I Wear My page for more information and send your photo, along with a description of your tassel look, to

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  1. August 25, 2015 / 12:27 pm

    🙂 They all look very nice, although I’d prick the charcoal grey one. Are they all one size fits all? Because I know you’re tall and they look a bit longer on your daughter.
    Too bad I won’t be in Northern California end of the week to attend your fashion event. Sounds like fun and I hope to see more of it here.
    Take care and have a very HAPPY week 🙂

    • Adrienne Shubin
      August 26, 2015 / 2:24 pm

      Me too, Erin!

  2. Kathy
    August 25, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    I love the ponchos. Can you identify the black one that Tori is wearing? I don’t think it said on the post, and I can’t quite tell. Ponchos are so great and easy for our weather in California from Fall to Spring. Great layering piece.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      August 26, 2015 / 2:23 pm

      Oops! I forgot to link to that one!
      Ponchos are so easy to wear in the fall and winter. I love to throw them on with jeans and boots – simple dressing and stylish too. xo

  3. August 27, 2015 / 3:50 am

    Love that poncho. Perhaps I should invest in one, too.

  4. August 27, 2015 / 8:00 am

    I love these looks!!!!

    I’d love for you to join me tomorrow for my Fridays Fashions link up. 🙂

  5. August 29, 2015 / 4:52 am

    Love these!!! You ladies make them look especially inviting!

  6. August 30, 2015 / 8:43 am

    Yay! I’m so glad you’re back with another installment in this series because it’s a favorite of mine. These ponchos look great on both of you. My favorites are the blue on on Tori and the white one on you. I’ve never tried a poncho but recently bought a ruana which is somewhat similar. Now I’m trying to figure out how to style it!

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