Thursday, January 25, 2018

Always Trust Your Cape

I had a song stuck in my head all day today: Guy Clark's "The Cape" (YouTube link here*).
*as always, linking 'cause I love
I love the message in that song - if you believe in yourself, you will succeed. A cape helps!

  • Sweater - J. Crew, thrifted; last worn here in December 2017 with Space Pants
  • Culottes - Jones New York, vintage, thrifted; last seen here (5th outfit) in October 2017 for a shopping expedition with a coworker
  • Shoes - Miista; last worn here a couple of weeks ago for a shopping expedition with Elaine
  • Cape (below) - Coracle Clothes, vintage 60s, pass-along from Sheila A; karmically acquired here

I felt awesome in this powerful blue! Wonder Woman would wear this blue.
It's one of my favourite sweaters - I just love the rich colour, the nice neckline and the soft wool. I got a few compliments on it.

Only one person noticed the bottom (thank you, Samantha!).
 I bet you're thinking, "Yeah, that's a big block of black, what's up, Sheila?"

Fooled you! It's culottes!
 The Culotte Squat. These are really wide crepe culottes from the early 80s. Each season I wonder when I'll get tired of Big Black Culottes, and then I wear them and say, "NEVER."

But really, today was all about my cape. Always trust your cape, people.
 Hello, darling. Care to join me for a stroll and a cup of tea?

I got a LOT of looks in this when I was walking to work and to my WW meeting afterwards. I felt like a spy!
 Ladidah, just wearing my CAPE, boring beige-wearers!

Oh, and that's my blue Agent Carter fedora, cocked at a jaunty angle. I like that it doesn't squish my hair at all.
 I'm going to wear the cape with a short skirt next time - and it will be soon!

  • Fedora - vintage, thrifted
  • Leather gloves - Danier Leather

The stuff:
 My ankle feels really good today, and I am so grateful that I didn't damage it badly. It's been fun wearing flats!

Bold bling:
Because my outfit was fairly plain, I added lots of accessories. I was happy to wear this gold necklace again.

  • Necklace - Trifari, vintage 60s, thrifted
  • Leather/chain bracelet - local
  • Link bracelet - Lia Sophia, thrifted
  • Earrings - Lazy Susan's


  1. I love everything!, love that you rock your cape!, love the song
    Obviously, I also love that 'wonder woman' blue top, the awesomeness of your crepé culottes, your 'Agent Carter' hat and your fabulous attitude!!
    You totally rock!

    1. I love that song so much - thank you, my dear! I had a lot of fun planning around the cape.

  2. Your culottes remind me of a similar pair I had back in the 80s. How I loved them, and how I mourn the fact that I haven't kept them, although I've probably worn them to death! But oh, that cape! It is absolutely stunning on you, and combined with the jaunty blue fedora, no wonder the boring beige-wearers were staring! Have a great weekend, Sheila! xxx

    1. My Barbie doll (really) had a pair of culottes like this when I was a kid in the early 70s - that's part of how I'm dating these! I knew you would love the cape, Ann! Isn't it fabulous? Happy weekend to you, my dear!

  3. Catching up, I agree about the cream tights but love the cream blazer and the taupe leather dress and fruit blouse. I’ve never been a fan of culottes but I love your blue sweater, cape, hat and shoes. Glad your foot is feeling better. I was going to ask if Vizzini was pleased to have you back, then I saw your comment about the blanket! I'm sure he was pleased to see you too :-)

    1. Thanks, Polly - those tights are toast now. Fair enough on the culottes - it is that huge swatch of black fabric that always makes me think I won't keep them, but they are such a delight to wear. I'm also really happy that my foot is fine now - phew! Vizzini has been teaching us a lesson and being a scamp - we ought not to go away again!

  4. Ha! I thought you didn't wear capes? You look fab in your very smart blue cape and jumper and I guessed they were culottes by the shape. Lovely!

    1. Not big long ones (well, not that much...), but I love this one! Good guess on the culottes, Veronica!

  5. That's quite a squat! Looks like your fashion exercise regimen!

    1. Yup, I'm just incorporating my exercise into my fashion, ha! ;-P

  6. I have never seen a cape like that! I love it! You look amazing as always!

  7. Love the buttons on angle on the cape, I've been waiting to see it in action! It definitely falls into my fave color pallette. As always, you are a gift in my inbox xox!

    1. Isn't that a nice detail? I was so excited to wear it. Thank you again for reading...and commenting!


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