A Great esCape
For a while I’ve been diligently avoiding op shops due to my already heaving closet, but when I found this wool cape for $6 at Vinnies I couldn’t resist.
Even though I love the suburban super hero feel of a cape*, I find them a bit tricky as I’m usually carrying so much stuff around that I need a shoulder bag, which is kind of awkward to work with a cape both physically and strictly from the point of view of style. Also, this one is only a wool knit, which means it’s not super warm. So I can only wear it on sunny days when I’m playing at being a lady with a slightly more elegant handbag.
Luckily my friend Fabia was up for a spot of being ladies last weekend when we visited the NGV. It was nice to get some culture. Sometimes a gallery is the perfect esCape from reality, don’t you think?
*I promised myself I would get wear out of this cape ASAP, unlike this one which I am yet to wear in real life!
I parted with my cape coat last year only to recently buy a (much better) replacement.
I really like the colour combos with the cape, your scarf and your tights. I recognised NGV immediately – I love the wall/window of water!
WOW! Great cape! Coincidentally I wrote about Vinnies as well in my blog post today and walked past the NGV today too! Are our stars aligning or what??Tish, Mister Modewww.mistermode.com.au
It looks fantastic! You have inspired me to wear my own cape more often in this miserable weather.
That cape is fabulous! I have several capes and wear them all the time. They're super comfy.
Cape-tastic! We're on the same wavelength for sure. And..how cool are your purple boots?