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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Still Crazy for the Cape Coat

Yves Saint Laurent - Spring 2012
At first, I wasn't sure how to take the comeback of the late 60's trend.  It seemed overwhelming to me considering my small size.  Fast forward a couple months to last winter (2011), that is when I found myself all about the cape coat.  

I purchased a beige one to wear on a February trip to New York and wore it almost every single day.  The practical side: it kept me warm, able to bundle up without feeling like a sardine, and still get a cool breeze flowing through.  The fashionable side: I liked the flow, I was able to wear dramatic long gloves and have the length show, and it was an all around trendier option.  Therefore, this fall, when I spotted another mini cape coat (I'm small so I cannot be bogged down by the longer styled coats) at Benetton in Paris, I snagged it without a thought.

Alana Zimmer for Daks Fall 2011 Campaign 
Over the past year I've thrifted a couple cape coats, both of which I thought were pretty stunning.  Of course they sold very quickly considering the rising popularity of this style.  

This plaid version is adorably quirky and almost Sherlock Holmes-ish.  It was an instant hit.

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This longer version looked awesome paired with my fur headband gone neck warmer.  It is a stunning, dramatic option for the taller ladies.

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Stay warm and enjoy something pumpkin flavored before fall is over.

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