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Sunday, 11 January 2015

The 'It' Cape


If you're looking to branch into the world of capes it's not too late, and this is the one for you.
I picked up this beauty in the Zara sale online a few days after Christmas and on Thursday it finally arrived at my door in all it's capey goodness. I know we all went on a bit of an obsession with the blanket cape as autumn arrived but this is a more formal extension of that.. perfect for winter with plenty of room for layering, and can make any outfit look that little bit more considered.


 I absolutely love the round collar and the way it sits flat and... it's basically just what I wanted in a cape, and because it's not a coat, I don't feel in the slightest bit guilty for adding it to my collection. If you're looking at me and thinking, 'Hmm.. I see some resemblance to somebody magical but I just can't put my finger on it..' well then let me put you out of your misery by telling you it's Snape. Yup. I'd like to think that it's just my 'needing a trim' hair length and unfortunately miserable expression that lends us to agree that I am in fact a perfect dupe for him, and not that I look like an angry old man. Here's hoping.

 Zara Cape (Sale), Topshop Bag (Sale), Boots, Shirts, Jeans

I managed to pick up this Topshop satchel in the sale, reduced from £60 to about £20, which including my staff discount meant it was worth all of the pennies that it cost. I made sure that I made use of that discount before I left as I just know I would have regretted leaving it behind - or worse.. having to pay full price for it.

Also, whilst I've got you here, I just wanted to let you know that there might be a few changes round these ends in the upcoming weeks. I'm hoping to get my new blog design sorted cause this one just aint doin' it for me, and I'm planning on incorporating a bit more beauty along the way. It's something I've become super passionate about over the last year and I really feel like the right lip can make or break an outfit so there's that. I've also struggled for a while with wanting to make my blog a more personal space with occasional 'catch-up' posts but I'm currently unsure as I don't want to overload you with too much garble so I might keep the more personal stuff to my youtube channel. 
I'd love to hear some feedback on what you'd like to see more of here in blunderland?

And breathe. 

Hope you're all settling into January with ease and I'll be back soon with more purchases to enable your spendy spendy habits!

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20 comments

  1. Gorgeous mrs. Also I seem to have that shirt as well - I think we should both wear it when we meet up and act like it's a hilarious mistake. Just because.

    Also notice I said 'when' and not 'if' we meet up, because this needs to happen <3

    LJLV | UK Personal Style

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    1. Haha I remember thinking that when I first saw a pic of you in it and then completely forgot until you just said!
      It's cause we're meant to be.
      I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU

      xx

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  2. You look absolutely gorgeous! I picked up a cape from Zara just before Christmas and I don't think theres been a day when I haven't worn it, I just absolutely love it!

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. Awh thankyou so much Sarah! Ahhhh I just can't get enough of all of the capes!!
      xx

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  3. I really want a cape, this one is so cute with the little button fastening at the top. Stayed so well with the satchel chick
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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    1. It's so hard to chose one though isn't it! I've recently seen a CAMEL one in zara, which is basically the best thing I've ever seen haha!
      Thanks for stopping by! (:
      xx

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  4. Yes please to personal things over here!! Loving this outfit, that cape is amaazingggg and I need it please

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

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    1. Haha okay you can have it, providing I get to pick at your wardrobe too.. THE DREAM

      xx

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  5. LOVE this cape - You look fab! Love how you've styled everything together :-)
    Claire.x
    www.xclaireabella.blogsot.co.uk

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    1. Awh thanks Claire! You're a babe!
      xx

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  6. More personal stuff! All the personal stuff! I'm a lover of personal posts and getting to know the person behind the blog. I also LOVE all of your outfit posts, but would love to see some beauty from you as well because you always look beautiful! Also I love your hair at this length, looks lovely. I've never worn a cape but think they're such a cool in between of a coat and a cardigan kind of thing.
    Emma x x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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    1. You lady, are just FULL of all of the compliments aren't you!! Seriously thankyou so much! You're the best :D
      Quite often I feel like doing more personal posts but I dunno, I don't know if then I'm just kinda, boring people y'know? But anyway, I shall try!
      I think you should get a cape. In fact, get the same one and we can be matchy matchy
      xxxx

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  7. suits you soo great! a really sophisticated look I think :)

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  8. That cape is gorgeous! I almost got one this year (but hey - Canadian weather calls for a ski jacket unfortunately!) I seriously hope capes are still in next year because I cannot deal without one right now.

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Awh thankyou Rachael!! Haha, oh nooooo! I reckon they will be! I've had one of my capes for a few years and it always makes a comeback around autumn ha!
      xx

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  9. love love love! Another YASS outfit for me. I love a cape coat.

    Shanna | My Curves and Lashes

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    1. ahah awh amazing! Thanks Shanna!
      xx

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  10. I absolutely love the cape!! It's a bit different from other ones I've seen which is great. The satchel is lovely as well!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. Awh thankyou Jordan! So happy with my satchel haha!
      xx

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