Sunday, August 7, 2016

Summer Poncho and Würzburg

Summer Poncho to Stay Cool

While we were in Germany, the weather ranged from cool, rainy and windy to hot and humid. One of the pieces of clothing I bought while there, was a summer poncho, made of a thin, “cool” material (I looked for the tag with the material, but I think I cut it off, and I have no idea what it said - which also means I have no idea what the washing recommendations are!). The poncho became my go-to piece during the hottest days. It kept me so much cooler than just a tee or tank and provided some protection from the sun on those sunny days.

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The photos were taken in Würzburg, and the castle in the background is the Fortress Marienberg, a medieval castle that’s fun to walk up to and explore. Würzburg is also the starting point of the Romantic Road and is quite popular with tourists. In addition to the old fortress on the hill, there is also the Residence, a Baroque/Rococo palace downtown with famous frescoes by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Besides being easily reached by car or train, Würzburg is also a stop for many river cruises, including possible day trips to Rothenburg. I’m very intrigued by many of the European river cruises and hope to go on one some day. 
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Most of the town center is closed off to cars, which makes exploring the city very enjoyable.

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We also enjoyed a nice lunch right by the Main river with a beautiful view of the river and the Fortress Marienberg.

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Summer ponchos I love: Chico's linen poncho (on major sale), sheer fringe poncho, Vince Camuto poncho blouse

Questions: Do you own a summer poncho? If so, how do you like it? 

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Be well,
Andrea

[Disclosure: Links to clothing items in this post are affiliate links, and www.andreaswellnessnotes.com may benefit from actions taken on the links.]

52 comments:

  1. I love this poncho!! Such a gorgoues city!!
    Jaymie

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  2. OMGGG that's my kind of cover up! I friggin' love it! Light/airy, yet covers things up and is CLASSY!!

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    1. Thanks, Gigi! I love how airy it is! It's the first piece of this kind that I own and now I think I need more...

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  3. Thats a nice one! Never thought of wearing one in Summer! I love visiting castles on Holiday. Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! Exploring castles is a lot of fun!

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  4. I love the idea of a summer poncho! I actually just bought two black crochet ones to wear over two body con dresses I've got that are too clingy to wear on their own - but very much evening outfits. I love your summer poncho that you can use during the day to help keep the sun off your shoulders. Perfect! Germany looks wonderful - I hope to visit one day!
    Suzy x
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Thanks, Suzy! Your new evening outfits sound nice!

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  5. Love your travel pictures - esp lunch on the water. And the poncho is a wonderful idea! xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Patti! Lunch by the water is always so nice...

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  6. I don't have anything like this in my wardrobe but I feel like I should--I love how it adds a light layer without any warmth. Also, what a gorgeous place to visit!!

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    1. I didn't have anything like it either, but now I want more... :-)

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  7. Hallo Andrea! Du schaust toll aus! Der poncho ist echt klasse! Wuensche die weiterhin einen tollen Urlaub in Dland!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  8. Woot! A fellow poncho fan. Love yours! I can't get enough of them!

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    1. Thanks, Kristin! They are great!

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  9. It sounds like your poncho proved to be a very practical piece for your trip to Germany! I don't own one, but I like that it both keeps you protected from the sun and cool. Also, lovely pictures from your trip!

    -Katie
    http://hellokatiegirl.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Katie! Yes, a summer poncho is indeed very practical!

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  10. Perfect!! Love this poncho and such a nice, light way to cover up when needed in warmer temps!!! Ahh love Germany, lovely photos!! Happy week ahead pretty lady!!

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  11. What a beautiful poncho! So perfect for summer.
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  12. I don't have a summer poncho, but I love the idea of something which makes your clothing fresher!
    Your poncho is a great piece!!
    Enjoy the summer and...stay fresh! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Dan! I'll definitely be adding a few more since I like the one I bought so much! :-)

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  13. That poncho is fabulous! I love these beautiful photos too!

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  14. That is a beautiful poncho, I love their colors. Great outfit.
    By the way, thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my blog, I appreciate it
    Johanna,

    http://www.dreamscolorsandglitter.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Johanna! And thanks for stopping by!

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  15. What a perfect piece! Love the fit, pattern and airiness of it. I don't have a summer poncho but now I'm thinking I might need one. :) .Loved the pics of Würzburg!

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    1. Yes, the airiness is unbeatable! It's definitely a piece of clothing I didn't know I needed, but it's amazing in warm/hot weather! Glad you are enjoying the photos! :-)

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  16. Nope, I don't own a summer poncho Andrea, nor did I even know they exist. Now, however, I can see the validity of them and think I may need to see if one pops up on one of my thrifting sprees. You look very chic and chilled in yours and I love the pastel colours. Seems like you had an amazing holiday!
    Anna x
    annasislandstyle.com

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    1. I didn't really know they existed either... :-) We had a nice vacation. Thank you!

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  17. I have two summer ponchos and I never wear them. I usually just carry them around in case I need them for air-conditioning, but most of the time I feel it's too warm to put them on. Love yours!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! Mine is a very soft yet cool material. I wish I knew what material it is made of; I should really be more careful when I cutting out tags...

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  18. You look great and thank you for sharing highlights of your trip. I don't have any ponchos but yours is very nice and compliments you well. Thank you for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Thanks, Rena! I had fun writing these posts and reliving our trip... :-)

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  19. Oh, I LOVE the poncho!! I don't own a summer one but maybe I'll find a clearance one now for next season:) Beautiful scenery!!!

    Laura
    www.blackcoffeebeautiful.com

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    1. Yes, picking one up on clearance is a great idea!

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  20. What a pretty area. Looks like you are having a great time. I love the print on your poncho. I dont own one, probably because it is so hot here in Charlotte in the summer!
    Thanks for liniking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks, Jess! A light summer poncho may work for your area in late spring/early fall... :-)

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  21. I can see why you took that poncho with you - it's perfect for travelling! I have something similar in a kimono style, but I have yet to wear it.

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    1. Thanks! Hope you'll enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine! :-)

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  22. What incredible views Andrea!!
    And this poncho is probably the most perfect piece for traveling---it seems so versatile!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Jodie! The views by the river are indeed amazing... :-) And, yes, the poncho is great for traveling!

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  23. Lovely poncho and outfit for touring around.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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  24. What a great trip! So many things to do and see and experience. Did you say that this was your hometown? I love it. And it looks like travel by bike is the way to go.

    I saw your poncho on Facebook and I love it. It looks light and airy and is a great accent to your wardrobe. I do have several winter ponchos, they really help me stay warm and as they cover my thighs when I sit, my legs stay warmer too. But it looks like I need to invest in a summer poncho too!

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    1. Yes, it was a very nice trip. And, yes, getting around by bike is great!

      And I agree, ponchos are great for summer and winter! :-)

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  25. I have been on the hunt for a new summer weight poncho or kimono. This one is great! Thanks so much for linking up On the Edge of the Week! I hope to see you again this week.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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