Autumn is for capes!

I want a cape something awful.
A few have crossed my path, but none of them have fit all that great.
I might need to get a pattern and just make one myself,
but that doesn't stop me from looking at all the pretty capes online!
Etsy is full of them - both vintage and handmade.
I found a bunch over at ModCloth and one lovely cape coat at H&M.

{all from Etsy}

Woodland Cape (ModCloth) : Botany Professor Cape (ModCloth) : Cape Coat (H&M)

dude cape coat! it's not just for girls!

Does autumn make you want to find new ways to layer, too?
I have an equal love for trench coats. Right now, though, I'm all about the jaunty cape. A perfect topper to skinny jeans & boots, not to mention a wool or corduroy skirt, leggings & oxfords! Oh yes. I am dreamy eyed just thinking about the outfits to be had with a cape on my shoulders!
No red capes for me, though. I am no little red riding hood (also, I look terrible in red - sad, but true). Plaid, check, or herringbone please; even a plain tan one would do!
with joy,
p.s. I'd be happy with a Batman cape, too, just so you know.


  1. hehe, I was just waiting to hear a Batman reference! See if you (and said cape) are up for flying this way this coming Monday 27th(?).. we (Lucky) and I want to hit the 50's diner for lunch - noon.. Since the bakery is closed mondays!
    You in? Please be in! ;o) xoxo

  2. I so want to be brave enough to wear a cape. I still have the one I bought from you at that yard sale. Maybe I should pull it out of the closet and make this year the year I go for it.

    In other news, what wouldn't you do for that lovely number for Malam? Holy Hannah!

  3. Ah, I have a plaid cape with a rib knit collar that I ADORE! I try to wear it as much as possible in the Autumn since wearing it in any other season just doesn't feel right. Thanks for reminding me to dig it out of my closet! ;)

  4. Oooh I love capes too! I tried to find my perfect cape last winter but without success. Now it's spring but I shall continue my search!

    Finding the right length is hard. I'm after more of a capelet as I tend to wear full skirts and long capes will jut make me look boxy.

  5. I am so excited about Autumn because the cooler weather means layers and having fun with coloured tights and boots and scarfs and cute little mittens! Hurrah!

    I've always been a coat/jacket girl but I think you may have convinced me on the cape thing...


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