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Turning Heads Linkup – BLACK- Luxury Accessories-Treat Yourself!


Hello friends

 Happy Halloween!  Some Halloween decor was the best I could do this year. I have been recuperating from the Asheville trip, so I will look forward to seeing your costumes if you dress up.  I had dry needling yesterday and didn’t want to really dress up as the human pin cushion .  We did have  so much fun as kids though,  as my mom made all of our costumes. So, since there are no tricks this year, I decided to bring you a “Treat” and introduce you to a Luxury accessories brand out of the UK,  BLACK.

When I was approached by BLACK about reviewing their luxury accessories, I was in! I have wanted to add some key pieces and fabrics to my fall wardrobe, one of them being cashmere. I was looking to add a few cashmere sweaters, so when I saw this beautiful grey tartan 100% cashmere poncho,  I knew it would make a perfect stylish addition to my Fall wardrobe. So soft and chic!

I also loved the fact that the company has a passion for luxurious fabrics, quality materials and customer service. I loved hearing this as I fear customer service, in this day and age, does not take priority. For me, adding a personal touch, makes it that much more special.

 “Our cashmere, silk, leather, linen and cotton are all carefully sourced and expertly crafted into classic and contemporary styles. From the softest cashmere scarves and shawls from Italy, Scotland and Kashmir to buttery soft nappa leather gloves from Italy; we buy only the best. We believe in luxury that lasts, not fashion that fades.” 

Black is an acronym for the company, which was founded in 2006, standing for Black Luxury Accessories Crafted and Keenly Priced. Black looks often to family businesses and relationships that can grow and thrive when choosing their fabrics and materials.

The company was inspired by a trip to India, where the discovery of making handcrafted, luxurious pashima ring shawls, became the impetus in creating the cashmere ring shawl that the company finds as its cornerstone. To read more about the company click HERE.  BLACK works with many family owned companies in which various skills have been passed down through generations.

As you all know, I am a fan of accessories, and how they can transform a look. My style often includes vintage jewelry, bright colors, and quality made bags. As I have mentioned, on my wish list for my Fall wardrobe this year, was cashmere and silk. As I perused the website, I came across the Cashmere Poncho selection  and was quite excited.

Let me also point out that I was impressed with the pinstripe cloth dust bags the garments came in, an excellent way to store your cashmere pieces.

Plaid is timeless, and this grey tartan plaid poncho in 100% cashmere looked like the perfect piece to add to my wardrobe. Very soft, crafted in Italy, the dark and light grey pattern caught my eye. The poncho’s weight adds to the comfort and coziness of the garment, and is complementary to my faux leather leggings and black leather booties. I love the weight of this poncho and the elegant draping.

I styled this look with a black column structure, wearing a black wrap top by Banana Republic, Ann Taylor black leggings with black chunky heeled boots. The drape is beautiful, and the poncho is outlined in a darker grey trim. I added pops of color with my vertical velvet earrings in emerald, ruby and sapphire shades. More Fall tones were added with my burgundy brooch and plum  Treesje leather satchel.

BLACK carries a variety of men’s and women’s luxurious accessories for Fall. Why not “Treat” yourself?  Some of the  items they carry are  women’s cashmere and leather gloves, the cornerstone-cashmere ring shawls, ponchos, jewelry, handbags and scarves among others. Men can choose from silk scarves and ties, luxurious hats, cashmere and leather gloves and more. There is also a gift section, some great price points for the Holidays.

And very timely, there is this fun skull and crossbones cashmere ring shawl, you need to check out!

Please do check out Black’s GIFT section as well for the upcoming season.  I will be bringing you more from this company in the future. Here are some of my other favorites luxury accessories from the website:

Love these: leopard print cashmere scarf  burgundy cashmere poncho Green cashmere ring shawl

c/o**This  cashmere poncho was gifted to me by BLACK All opinions are my own.


Tartan cashmere poncho c/o BLACK

wrap top-( older, Banana republic)

Faux leather leggings- Ann Taylor

ANITA booties c/o Jambu


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  • Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 07:38h, 08 November Reply

    I love that poncho, they’re so perfect for fall especially when the weather isn’t really cold yet! Love your booties and purse too!

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 01:24h, 05 November Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You look stunning in these leather pants with the gray wrap/cape. The Earrings and your hair are the perfect pops of colors for this outfit. Great look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:26h, 06 November Reply

      Thank you Nicole! I loved what Jennie pointed out that it isn’t so large that it envelopes you, but more of a streamlined poncho.. the faux leather will be a staple this fall. xx

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 14:13h, 02 November Reply

    This could be one of my favorite looks on you! That poncho is gorgeous and perfect with your faux leather pants, which by the way happen to look totally real! Just lovely, Jess!


  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 10:26h, 02 November Reply

    Beautiful outfit! I love leather leggings and ponchos so much for fall and winter! You look fabulous as always!

  • elle the Elle Diaries
    Posted at 21:06h, 01 November Reply

    Love your fabulous tartan plaid poncho in luxurious cashmere! It looks very beautiful on you . I hope you take it easy after traveling.. I am thinking about you and wishing you well, that you feel as good as you look !

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:16h, 02 November Reply

      Thank you Elle! I have pinned the website as they have such fabulous cashmere and other items. i appreciate the well wishes! I tend to push myself when traveling and do more than I normally would. i had spent the day in bed yesterday, and am due for more PT next week. Hugs! xx

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 19:31h, 01 November Reply

    Beautiful poncho Jess! I love cashmere, it’s a little bit of everyday luxury. I hadn’t heard of this brand before so I popped over for a look at the website – the jewellery is amazing! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  • smithsuzanne2014
    Posted at 11:41h, 01 November Reply

    The poncho is absolutely beautiful and I’m so glad to know about this company! Thanks for the link up…sorry to be joining late! Have a great day!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:18h, 02 November Reply

      hi Suzanne. Thank you! yes, I love their business practices and the items are at a fair price point. No problem, you can join in anytime! Glad you like the look and enjoy the rest of the week. xx

  • Is This Mutton?
    Posted at 11:10h, 01 November Reply

    A great look Jess, you have enviably long slim legs for those trousers/pants!
    I love a cashmere poncho so will take a look at Black.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:21h, 02 November Reply

      Thank you Gail for your lovely comment. i think these faux leather pants are going to be a staple this fall/winter. I am sure you will love the ponchos they have on the website. xx

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 11:10h, 01 November Reply

    Another fabulous look! Anything cashmere is a winner for me. Nothing better than feeling cozy and warm when the Canadian winter hits.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:22h, 02 November Reply

      Oh I bet Suzanne! We don’t have anything like a Canadian winter.. maybe when i lived in pittsburgh ( north). I loved cashmere too and this pattern called out to me! xx

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 01:28h, 01 November Reply

    This poncho looks so soft and luxurious, a real treat that worth every penny

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:23h, 02 November Reply

      Hi Anna! Thank you, it is so soft and I think there will be more in my future 🙂 I think cashmere is always worth it, like you say. xx

  • Laura
    Posted at 22:26h, 31 October Reply

    You look amazing! I love that beautiful poncho and how it looks paired with leather!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:24h, 02 November Reply

      Thank you Laura! These are two of my favorites to wear in the Fall/winter. xx

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 15:14h, 31 October Reply

    What a beautiful, elegant & timeless poncho! I love how you styled it with the leather leggings, but it’ll look fabulous with so many outfits!

    Thanks for the link up & I hope you’ll continue to feel better!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:55h, 31 October Reply

      Hi Andrea! Thanks so much. It is so pretty and soft. i will be wearing this for years to come. i appreciate the well wishes, i have more dry needling that needs to be done. xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:25h, 02 November Reply

      Thank you Andrea, I really appreciate the well wishes. it is a bit of a slow go, as I tend to overdo the activity on vacation. glad you like the poncho! xx

  • Mary Colleen
    Posted at 12:00h, 31 October Reply

    I love those earrings! And the boots are fabulous!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:00h, 31 October Reply

      Thank you Mary! I loved the colors and velvet, yes please! xx

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:46h, 31 October Reply

    What a great poncho! I love how you styled it with you faux leather pants which looks great on you. Beautiful look Jess 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:47h, 31 October Reply

      Thank you Nora! I love it too and i think they faux leather leggings will be a staple this season! Happy Halloween!xx

  • Sheela Goh
    Posted at 11:39h, 31 October Reply

    You’re very right, Jess, so many clothing companies have adopted the fast fashion approach when it comes to QC and the vast majority of us prefer to adore couture brands from afar. It is indeed very refreshing when an independent line displays such commitment to luxury, whilst keeping prices affordable. I suspect you’ve found a treasure in BLACK, if that poncho is anything to go by xo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:49h, 31 October Reply

      Thank you Sheila for your input. Yes, I love my ZARA but also love finding companies that have such passion for quality and service. i enjoy adding more quality pieces to my existing wardrobe. Glad you like the look, I do see more cashmere in my future! 🙂 xx

  • Mimi
    Posted at 11:06h, 31 October Reply

    Thank you for sharing such a lovely ensemble! It is so perfect for this time of year.
    Have a great week, Mimi

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:52h, 31 October Reply

      Thank you Mimi! This poncho is so soft, i appreciate your lovely comment. enjoy your week as well! xx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:47h, 31 October Reply

    I love these leather leggings, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:55h, 31 October Reply

      thank you ashley! I think they will be a staple this fall1 xx

  • Jennie
    Posted at 10:25h, 31 October Reply

    You look fabulous, Jess! I really like the colors of this plaid poncho, as well as the smaller fit. It looks wonderful with your faux leather pants and great booties. Hope you get lots of rest and fully recover soon.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:56h, 31 October Reply

      Thank you Jennie! I do love the fit of it as well. some ponchos can seem overwhelming and this goes more with my frame. I appreciate the well wishes, I have been resting in bed trying to keep up with the blog, but also take it easy. xx

  • rosie
    Posted at 09:53h, 31 October Reply

    I love the leather leggings! So so hot!!

    Life is just Rosie

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:06h, 31 October Reply

      Thank you hon, i think they will be a great staple this fall! xx

  • Celia M.
    Posted at 09:37h, 31 October Reply

    Loving that poncho! and your outfit is tres chic and relaxed … always an abundance of fashion inspiration from you and your guests. I’ve missed visiting – it’s been challenging keeping up with everything as I go through the separation – country house on market – transitioning myself and doggies- preparing city home for full time living and keeping Resilientista magazine moving forward … oh the emotional roller coaster that goes with it all… BUT!!! I’m moving forward be it at a snail’s pace at times … I’m moving forward!!! – the best is yet to come !! Would love to have you share a winter outfit in the winter issue , let me know … hugs my friend! Celia

  • Jone't
    Posted at 09:18h, 31 October Reply

    I’m a sucker for a great poncho and this one combines great pattern with cozy fabric. I love that you’ve added leather to the equations…. so chic!

    Xo Jonet


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:06h, 31 October Reply

      Hi Jone’t. Thank you! It was tough choosing, but i loved the plaid and grey. i do see more cashmere in my future! glad you like the look! xx

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:16h, 31 October Reply

    I love this cozy poncho, and LOVE the festive backdrop! I’m such a sucker for all the holiday decorations 🙂 Happy Halloween!



  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 09:06h, 31 October Reply

    What a beautiful poncho! Love the leggings too!

  • Theresa
    Posted at 08:41h, 31 October Reply

    OOOO, that is a gorgeous poncho. Love the plaid. And love your faux leather leggings. And velvet earrings? Nice. You find the best acessories!


  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:23h, 31 October Reply

    I love this idea of having a “treat” on this day, Jess. Especially since we don’t love dressing up in costumes!! I may steal that for next year!!
    What a fabulous poncho. I was just in a fashion show, and the ponchos were a hot item!!

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 08:02h, 31 October Reply

    What a pretty poncho, Jess! Black and gray is always my favorite for cold weather season.


  • Carrie
    Posted at 07:40h, 31 October Reply

    You’re looking gorgeous and sexy all at the same time, Jess!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:53h, 31 October Reply

    Jess, I am in love with this poncho! And the leather leggings are the perfect pairing with those adorably rugged and chic booties. Such an amazing look, my friend! And the bag and brooch just elevate it magnificently!


  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 06:29h, 31 October Reply

    You can’t beat a poncho when the weather starts to cool down, can you, Jess? And this one from Black is beautiful! I love the way you’ve styled it. LOVE the earrings too!
    Suzy xxx

  • Jill James
    Posted at 05:29h, 31 October Reply

    The poncho looks so warm and cosy . I always like knowing about the way a garment is made , this sounds like a small business that really cares about the whole process. I hope you are resting and recovering from your busy travels.

  • jacqui
    Posted at 05:24h, 31 October Reply

    Never heard of this brand, so i’ll be popping over to take a look – you look super in this outfit Jess. x Jacqui

  • Nancy
    Posted at 03:31h, 31 October Reply

    I am all for UK brands! Great look. I hope you feel better now. And what a lovely surprise! Thank you.

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 03:06h, 31 October Reply

    I hope you enjoyed your time away Jess? I love the earrings! I will be taking a look at those. I’m still mad about those boots though! xx

  • Mica (@AwayFromTheBlue)
    Posted at 02:06h, 31 October Reply

    That is such a beautiful poncho – definitely a real treat! It’s nice to read how the business choses family businesses to work with too, what a nice thing to do 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a nice start to your week so far! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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