Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Cape Crushing

I honestly haven't been able to get over this image since I stumbled on it on Pinterest months ago.

It truly is the epitome of winter chic in my mind; gorgeous winter white wool, polished patent pumps, luggage leather gloves, a classic satchel and of course, a deep red lip.

I am a long-time cape lover, but I have yet to invest in one. It's one of those "tipping of the scale" problems - every time I look, my favorites are (of course) extremely pricey, and all of the budget options I find are just not quite what I'm looking for. I just can't justify splurging on such an on-trend item, but at the same time, spending around $60 on something this is "just okay" is a complete waste.

And so, after three seasons of lusting, I am still cape-less.

Then, on a recent online cape hunt (which I'm apt to do from time to time), I started coming across a slew of $50-$100 capes that I consistently loved - all of them coming from a single retailer: SheInside. I had never heard of it, and the site seemed a little weird to me, so I decided to do some research.

Though I'm glad I looked into it, I have to admit that I was a little heartbroken. I found horror story after horror story about endless issues with sizing, quality and returns. Even for my dream cape, I'm not ready to risk $45 in shipping costs to return it to China (and potentially won't even get my money back). It is pretty gorgeous though, no?

Sigh, the hunt continues.

Cape | Dress | Eyeliner | Necklace | Tights | Satchel | Gloves | Chanel "La Sompteuse" (seriously the best deep red for brunettes) | Pumps | Tote (I couldn't pick just one!)

{more inspired goodness over at {longdistanceloving}!)

Do you rock a cape? Any good sources? I'm desperate!


  1. Love the cape! Very chic!
    Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

    World According to Shia

  2. oh i would love to own this cape!
    i would feel like a winter wonderland princess lol
    super cute!

    happy friday

    Redheaded Daybook

  3. I'm dreaming of those totes! My thoughts would go to Harry Potter too often if I wore a cape...I'd probably just start thinking I was invisible!

  4. I love this picture! It is so mysterious and classic :)
    Suzanne from writtenbysuzanne

  5. i tried on a really cute cape at american apparel..i love the look!


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