The cape of good vintage

I hope everybody had a FABULOUS Christmas! Here’s an outfit worn a few days before Christmas that I’ve pre-scheduled to post on Boxing Day. (So as I’m writing I haven’t actually had the big day yet – I’m coming to you from Christmas past. Or is it future…?) Are you all too full and sick of the sight of turkey and chocolates like I am no doubt 😉

The excitement of wearing something you bought ages and ages ago but weren’t able to wear straight away (wedding dresses, winter coats bought in the summer sale, etc.) is unbelievable. Before Christmas I posted pictures of me finally wearing my vintage maxi skirt, and today it’s the turn of my vintage Irish wool cape. It was destiny, I tell you: the two of us were meant to be together.

I visited Exeter’s best vintage clothing store during a warm spell over three months ago – the first time in absolutely ages – and saw this beautiful cape with attached scarf for only twenty quid. Twenty quid?!! I did wonder what on earth was wrong with it because why would it still be sitting there in the shop at that price… Turned out it had come in that very morning the lady said, so my little Irish beauty decided to turn up a couple of hours before I got there and just wait patiently for me.

Destiny, I tell you, destiny.

Cape: Vintage
Jeans: Asos
Boots: Duo
Hat: Accessorize
Sunglasses: Asos
Gloves: Next
Ring: Unknown (it’s stretchy – perfect for fitting over gloves. I said I was bringing back rings over leather gloves)

Christmas Day/Boxing Day outfits to follow soon!


  1. laisi27
    December 4, 2012 / 9:56 am

    Wow!! I´ve just found a similar white cape in my aunt´s wardrobe! I am delighted with it, but now much more, after seeing your outfit!

  2. December 29, 2011 / 10:17 pm

    that my friend is destiny!! And a gorgeous destiny at that! im still on the hunt for the perfect vintage cape. but this beauty is perfection, and even more so at 20 quid!
    Rachel x

  3. Gray Skies
    December 27, 2011 / 11:17 pm

    Oh. That. Cape! So jealous that you got it for only twenty pounds. (Which is probably about 35 American dollars, but I still consider that a steal!)

  4. December 27, 2011 / 6:36 pm

    You look amazing in the cape. It was obviously meant to be. 🙂

    And yes, definitely tired of holiday food. I need a week straight of raw veggies or something to detox. Heh.

    The Suburb Experiment

  5. Tammy
    December 27, 2011 / 1:57 pm

    I love it! I have a weakness for poncho's and capes and wear them often. You look beautiful like a little snow princess!

  6. December 27, 2011 / 3:52 am

    Such a lovely cape – I adore its colour and form. And it looks so good on you with those jeans. I'm sure you are super warm and comfortable in this ensemble. Happy holidays.

  7. December 27, 2011 / 1:19 am

    That cape is awesome – I love its lines and the proportions are perfect on you.

  8. December 27, 2011 / 1:19 am

    Hi dear, I love your blog.
    What do you think of following each other?

  9. December 26, 2011 / 11:35 pm

    You look so pretty in this winter white and the ring on top of the glove is the perfect touch!!

  10. December 26, 2011 / 9:04 pm

    Completely adore your cape. Majorly fab!


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