11.09.2009

Debut of my new gorgeous vintage cape!

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navy and white houndstooth cape - eBay
pinkish-grey lace bib tunic - f21
black leggings - Target
navy blue vintage pocketbook - thrifted
black patent leather t-straps - gifted

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underneath the cape:

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the tag (isn't this the cutest tag you've ever seen?) and a loop for the belt when hanging (brilliant!)

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I can't tell you all how excited I was to have finally won an auction for a vintage cape. It was just what I wanted- a pattern in neutral colours (Navy blue works with black OR brown; navy's the new grey people. And I adore houndstooth.), belted, not too long cos I'm a shorty, and has pockets. If I could change one thing it would be for it to have those diagonal buttons near the neck, but I like the buttons it has just fine. It was a steal, too- $21! I saw a similar cape sans belt as a vintage store in Chicago mere days before I won this auction going for more than twice that.

The purse is a recent addition to my collection o'crap. I wanted a handbag for this (since all my shoulder bags would not fare well with this cape) in black. I went to the thrift store yesterday and found this gorgeous navy one with the tag still attached from a vintage store. My price? $2. And, in retrospect, the navy purse is better because, again, I could wear both with black or brown. I guess I just didn't think I'd be so lucky to score a navy purse!

This cape with the tunic and leggings is so comfy. When I left the house this morning I felt as if I were wearing pajamas with a blanket. Only I looked super chic! I could write a love song to this cape.

3 comments:

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

it's beautiful and i can't believe you got it for $21. score!

violetville said...

what a cute cape! i'm a huge fan of capes, too!

Mamushka Marie said...

i've been on the hunt for a cape myself without any luck! yours is GORGEOUS to say the least...what a steal at 21 bucks too! crossing my fingers i make out as well as you did!
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