My New Justification

Sometimes Gracefully Cape 1 Sometimes Gracefully Cape 3 Sometimes Gracefully Cape Sometimes Gracefully Cape 2 Sometimes Gracefully Cape 4 Sometimes Gracefully Cape 5

Meet the second poncho that I own. It’s knitted. It’s warm. And it’s burgundy, which means that I can wear this little number to fashionably conceal the large amounts of food I’m hoping to consume for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Burgundy is just one of those cold weather colors. I’m not entirely sure why I don’t purposefully shop for more knitted ponchos. They’re darn cozy and easy to throw on. The poncho knows how taxing “arm sleeves” can be: one morning they’re inside out; the next morning, they’re twisted. WHO NEEDS SLEEVES? WHO NEEDS THAT HASSLE?! says the poncho. And a part of me responds back, PREACH IT SISTER. We take our warm and hassle-free wardrobe pieces very seriously up here in the North. A top that also functions as a blanket? Sign. Me. Up.

Because I can’t seem to find this darn poncho anywhere online {it’s by YA Los Angeles…} I’ve shared some other sweet and cozy ponchos below! 🙂

As our fall semester starts winding down, Darebear and I have been putting in long hours and late nights in front of our computer screens: reading, writing, researching, pretending like browsing Pinterest will further our academic goals. All this snow and Thanksgiving excitement has me convinced that I’ll be able to write my final research papers more effectively while sitting near a sparkling Christmas tree {logical, right?}, so we’re I’m planning on unpacking the holiday decorations and decking our apartment halls this weekend. The twinkly lights have been packaged away in the closet for far too long, my friends. I mean, if I write more effectively sitting next to a decorated tree, holding a cup of hot chocolate in my hands, and listening to holiday tunes sung by Mister Frank Sinatra, why wouldn’t I try to create that healthy learning environment as soon as possible? Education 101, right?

So there you have it: we decorate for Christmas early at the Beekman household for educational purposes! For the sake of research and academic achievement and success!

{…I can already see Darrin shaking his head…}

We’ll see if that justification flies. 😉

Hope you have a great pre-Thanksgiving weekend! Don’t forget to enter my jewelry giveaway here!


  • Reply Katy November 21, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Love the poncho! Cute snow pictures 🙂

  • Reply jennifer prod November 22, 2014 at 10:21 am

    for some reason the title of this post made me think of JUSTIFIED and then NYSNC and now i’m singing ‘senorita…’ in my head and thinking about ponchos — odd combination of cold and hot and music and clothing. hehe <3 i found some tights by YA los angeles at PRIMP yesterday that would go perfectly with that poncho (west end if you're interested!)

    • Reply Grace Beekman November 24, 2014 at 7:51 am

      Haha ponchos and NSYNC! I’m a big fan of that combo. And I love visiting the West End Primp! It’s fun to find boutiques that are a bit more affordable!

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