It’s quite tricky finding a cape that will suit you if you’re petite all over… it’s fairly easy to look like you’re wearing something hilariously oversized and not at all stylish. I had a feeling the key was finding one that was a shorter length and I think I might have been right! Let’s introduce you to my first ever cape…
I swooped this cape in last year’s Collectif sale, so apologies in advance that it’s not available now. (unless you’re a size 8-10 like me, as I found one!). They often pop up in re-sale groups, so worth keeping an eye on those if you’re keen. I always feel a bit sad about it when I see one get sold on, though, quite often with a note to say it’s never been worn. It’s such an unusual piece – I get that it takes a bit more thinking to style it and it’s not something you’re going to reach for every day, but it is rather fun to have around and I can’t picture giving mine up. There’s something very glamourous about cloaking oneself in one of these – I guess because they’re so little seen in modern fashion that they do instantly hark back to thoughts of well-dressed days of past.
And yeah, the baby pink pattern might not be for everyone, but to be honest it’s not usually for me either. I can’t think of a single other item I own in this colour. When it’s baby pink on a winter coat though, it’s doesn’t feel as sickly sweet. Especially not when paired with the dark tones of winter accessories.
If there wasn’t enough to love about it already, it makes for some pretty dramatic photos too…
Beret: Primark (old)
Cape: Collectif (last season – an XS/S here)
Gloves: Ugg (still available in dark brown)
Skirt: Peacocks (old)
Boots: Miss L Fire (last year’s)
What’s that, I’ve got through a whole post without mentioning the w word? Yes, I’m still dragging myself through the wedding to do list and it seems to be bigger every time I look at it, but we finally got the invitations out this week so that’s a weight off my mind! Maybe it will actually be possible to get everything on there done after all 😀 Back to the venue this weekend to discuss more logistics, it’s hard to believe we’re now 4.5 months away!