Saturday, 9 March 2013

A Fabulous Belted Charcoal Cape

Charcoal cape and purple skinnies
Charcoal cape and red hair
Charcoal cape and red hair
Charcoal cape and purple skinnies
Polka dots, purple skinnies and blue suede shoesCharcoal cape and red hair
Happy Saturday everyone - isn't it great that it's the weekend at last?! 

Last month I was contacted by UK online retailer Fuse Fashion, who asked if I wanted to chose an item from their website for review. I wasn't previously familiar with them; they specialise in fashion brands and the latest trends and although their range isn't huge, there are a lot of great items to choose from (I changed my mind several times trying to decide what to get)! 


After much deliberation, I eventually chose the Feverfish Belted Cape** - and I'm so glad I did, because I absolutely love it. It's nothing like anything I have in my wardrobe at the moment, and although charcoal grey isn't a colour I'd normally go for (very subdued for me), I thought it would go so well with some winter brights and statement jewellery, plus it makes a great neutral backdrop for my hair. It's the fabulous shape of the cape that makes the statement I think, and doesn't need to be a bright colour as well.


As I said I found it hard to choose one item - I also loved the Traffic People clothing range and nearly chose this olive green jacket, but realised I already have a cropped khaki jacket in my wardrobe, which was probably why I liked it...!


Want to know the best bit? Fuse Fashion's prices are really reasonable, and my cape costs a mere £25 (reduced from £35). It's one size only, so you don't have to worry about your size selling out, plus it comes in black. Everyone's happy, especially me ;)

Catherine x
P.S. Aren't these neon cuff earrings from ASOS just fabulous?! Word of warning if you're thinking of getting some: they really hurt your ear after a bit. Not something you can comfortably wear all day. But I still love them!

Cape: Feverfish courtesy of Fuse Fashion available at Dorothy Perkins**, Jeans: ASOS*, Heels: Zalando*, Cuff earrings: ASOS*, Socks: Topshop, Bag: Debenhams, Sweater: ASOS, Spike bracelet: ASOS*, Watch: Debenhams (old), Other bracelets: New Look / Next, Bar ring: ASOS, Nails: Models Own Lemon Meringue*


Shop my look! All items marked* are the actual items, if still available:





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I received the item concerned as a gift and this post contains affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own, however, and 100% honest.

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28 comments

  1. love this cape, looks fantastic on you x

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  2. Love tayloring and fabric, great choice!

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  3. That cape is ADORABLE! I love it on you!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  4. Good choice indeed! This cape looks perfect on you!

    April
    Knocked Up Fabulous

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  5. The cape is very "you", and fabulous. xoxoxo

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  6. omg those polka-dot socks are ADORABLE! love them!

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  7. holy smokes i think you made a good decision with the cape....i LURVE it!!!!
    brooke @ what2wear

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  8. Love the purple jeans and the spike bracelet!

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  9. Super fab cape indeed!
    XOXO
    Ty

    Pls. check out some of my looks on BestTrendsForever.com

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  10. You are right, this cape is a very good background for jewellery. Those earrings might be pinching, but they look very good on you.
    Beautiful picture, especially with your hair.

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  11. Your cape is fantastic, it suits you so well, especially paired with a lot of colourful jewellery!

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  12. I love how the tights are peeking through! Fantastic outfit!

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  13. I am so loving your ear cuff. Your shoes and cape are fantastic. I love the peak of polka dots.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

    Enter our Retro Designed Pencil Sharpener Giveaway

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  14. I especially like the details: the glimpse of sleeve, the polka dot ankles, the baubles at your wrist and on your ears. Thank for the heads up on the comfort factor, though. It's always good to plan.

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  15. I have to agree...it is a fabulous belted cape! The whole outfit is so much fun!!

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  16. Love the detail of socks. Really impressive blog, love your style. I follow you and I would be happy if you decide to check my blog:-)
    Kisses
    Aga

    New posts
    Neon and studs!
    www.agasuitcase.com

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  17. Oh! These shoes are so good! And a peek of polka dot is the perfect way to perk up an outfit. OH WOW-- I have no idea how all that alliteration just happened!!

    XOXO
    Remy

    mydailythreads.blogspot.com

    PS I just saw that you added me to your blog roll-- THANK YOU Catherine!!! <333

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  18. Love your look! The color mix is amazing and the cape you chose rocks!
    x
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com

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  19. You always look so beautiful. Your effortless mixing of colors inspires me. So the grey is a nice foil for the brights...I think you made the perfect choice!

    I have to thank you for so generously sharing your photography tips. I took your advice on how to shoot in bright sunlight and it made a world of difference! I never would have thought of shooting with the sun behind but it transformed the images and saved the day. The pictures made a wonderful post last month and I gave full credit to you on the post!

    Thanks again!

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  20. Firstly, I have to say that your hair looks amazingly gorgeous! And I am just loving the color palate of this whole outfit. The cape was a great choice, I'm sure you'll find lots of fabulous ways to style it!!! ~Sarah of Sarah Hulbert Style
    (http://sarahhulbertstyle.com/2013/03/10/outfit-inspiration-moments/)

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  21. Yup. High sophistication, and great with the brights.
    Love that ear-jewelry on you, with this outfit especially!

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  22. That cape is ah-ma-zing.

    -Jenny
    http://www.babblingsofamommy.com/2013/03/my-spring-staples.html

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  23. Fantastic outfit! Thanks for linking up with Wardrobe Wednesday and your feedback last week (you'll see I fixed the link!). I love the details of your outfit Catherine - this week it's the socks and bead bracelet!

    Wardrobe Wednesday at http://www.kiwiwomensstyle.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Your gorgeous.
    love it!

    www.roothless-xo.blogspot.com
    come visit :)

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  25. I am a huge fan of cape coats. They are effortlessly stylish. But can I just say that the combo of your pants, socks and shoes has me swooning? I'm pinning that photo for inspiration. I LOVE it!

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  26. Great outfit, love your shoes and the polka dots :) Thanks for sharing iwth us at Creative Mondays last week, featuring your post this week. New follower by GFC blog Lovin and twitter...

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