Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Captivating Capes


Adding a cape to an outfit instead of a coat is like wrapping yourself in snuggly, instant glamour. Capes either brilliantly dramatic and will make you want to swish about all over the place pretending you're a superhero, or they'll make you look much more sophisticated than you really are. This camel cape from Paisie falls into the latter camp. And it's just £35 in the sale.


I'm not really a Jack Wills fan, it's all a little bit sensible for my liking. But this pure wool cape is an exception to my very fussy rules. It's damn expensive at £199 from ASOS, but it's rather lovely indeed. I need a dog and a countryside pub immediately.


If you fancy playing dress up, this vintage 1950s cape could be the answer. This is the perfect Halloween dress up for lazy people - it looks like you've made an effort when you haven't at all an you're just wearing your normal clothes. It's made from beautiful Russian wool and it's in a size 12. Someone lend me £115 please? I'll let you have a swish about in my brilliant new cape.



I wasn't expecting to find a gorgeous tweed cape in Dorothy Perkins, and yet this one is quite splendid. It's £65 so the wool isn't going to stay looking good for long (in fact, it's only 46% wool), but if you fancy swishing about until spring next year, it's a good option that will look smart with everything you own.


Oooh, the most beautiful (and cheapest) cape of the bunch might be hiding in H&M! Usually the only thing hiding in H&M is me. Under a pile of coats. Away from crazed bargain shoppers who don't put things back on the rails in an orderly fashion. I might spend £34.99 and order this gorgeous black cape coat online instead. It needs a hat, a magnifying glass and a newspaper to hide behind.

17 comments:

  1. I do love a good cape, but I've never managed to figure out the handbag and cape situation. It's just so awkward.

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    1. Oh no, I didn't think of that! (Superhero detectives don't have this issue, clearly). I think this is the one time that a clutch works. But I hate clutch bags. Maybe one of those 'crook of your elbow' bags? I have one of those.

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    2. Could I suggest putting your bag on first (if it's an across-the-body one or an over-the-shoulder one - not a rucksack for obvious reasons!)? The cape gives you extra bag-security too!

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    3. Yes! A cross body bag in a different colour could work really well.

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    4. Very much laughing at the idea of a backpack.
      Crook of my arm is what I usually go for, requires pre-planning though! :)

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    5. I use my crooky leather bag 6 days our of 7, but sometimes my arm just gives up and refuses to be crooked and I shove everything else into another bag on my way out of the house.

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  2. I'm a size 10 but that Paisie cape is just too gorgeous... I mean, how big could a 14 be really?

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    1. Oh no, they had 12s left earlier! (I nearly bought one, dammit.)

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    2. Arg! I was going to just go for it, because after all Christmas is coming up so I need things to be loose, but now they're all sold out... this is your fault.

      Great blog though :P

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    3. Oh no! (But thank you.) Can you be tempted by the H&M one?

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  3. I tried the Dorothy Perkins one on a while ago, I'm desperate for a cape but it was quite stiff and like above I had issues figuring out the bag situation :(

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    1. Cross body bags are the way to go, after a lot of discussion on Facebook!

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  4. There is a snag with the cross body bag though! You end up with a very odd looking, not at all glam hump around your waist.

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  5. I always wanted a floor-length hooded cape like the one in the Scottish Widows advert...

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    1. Me too. I have a winter wedding to go to in December and I want a long red one to keep me warm...and also look awesome ;-)

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  6. H&M Cape ordered.....superhero status will be activated upon delivery!!

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    1. Fabulous! Let's pretend that when you sign for your parcel, you're also signed a disclaimer that says you can't sue if you have a flying injury.

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