Monday, August 16, 2010

Lucky Mag *StyleSpy*: Capes

Hello my Dear Readers! I hope you are all having a wonderful start to your week...thank you so much for stopping by today! :) I've scanned another page out of the September 2010 Lucky Magazine...this one features Capes.
It reads: "With well-placed armholes and a dose of coat-like structure, these will look amazing even with the chunkiest of blazers and knits underneath."


I don't know about you all, but I adore the look of a cape (especially with a dress or skirt) and would love to find a fabulous one to wear this fall/winter season. Luckily, it appears that there will be numerous versions offered this year:

*Stella McCartney (shown in the magazine pic at bottom right)

{Sigh}...now I just need an amazing sale or for someone to make a really gorgeous one in my price range...


What are your thoughts on capes? Do you own one already? Are you planning to get one? Please do share. :)

Have a wonderful day! :)

xoxo,

15 comments:

  1. I really like the Stella McCartney one featured in the magazine, but out of my price range.
    I reccomend to check out Zara: I am sure that if it's a trend in Europe as it seems to be they will have a nice affordable version.
    I won't splurge on a cape because it is typically a trend that lasts one season and will feel too 2010next year (even if it seems to be a cyclical fashionable item).
    Thanks for the post!

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  2. I have always loved a cape! I would buy an affordable one in an instant!

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  3. didn't Ann Taylor show a cape in their fall preview? Or was it Talbots? Love them!!!!

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  4. I think it was Talbots? I'd better go look.

    Where I live, I think a cape would be so unusual that it wouldn't be seen as a trend attached to any particular year--it would be more of a charming eccentricity. And the weather here is perfect for a trim, tailored black cape. Of course, it's not on my "need" list right now.

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  5. I love a nice cap. I own several made out of various fabrics from chunky knit to soft wool and all in various colors.

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  6. I love the style of a cape. I am like you, looking for a cute one in a more affordable price range.

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  7. I adore capes. I wish more people around here would wear them. I love to wear them to football games ~ very cozy.

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  8. I had a cozy brown plaid cape years ago... I wore it once on a ski holiday with my in-laws and my MIL told me I looked like a nut! I laughed it off but I haven't worn it since. Might have to take it out of the cedar chest for Fall.
    I also love the Stella McCartney cape, but too $$$

    Capes are very easy to sew if you are on friendly terms with a needle. ;)

    Thanks for the great post, FFM!

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  9. I own several in different styles -- a DKNY winter cape (similar to those in the article), two summerweight capes (one in gray jersey -- very casual, I wear it with cuffed destroyed jeans -- and one black silk georgette), and one formal cape. I love them.

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  10. I was reading Lucky this month and this SAME feature caught my attention and I can't shake it! I love the vintage double-breasted cape with pockets in front, and wish I could afford one just like it! NM and Bloomingdales both sell modern styles, but at $400+ a pop, it's just not practical!! *sigh*

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  11. I've been looking for a nice cape for a couple of years - it's hard to find one that is constructed nicely. I bet there will be a lot of them offered this Fall since Lucky ran that feature - i'm betting even Old Navy will have a version :)

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  12. @DaniBP: did you give MIL the wide eyed stare and said "why thank you, that was exactly the effect I was going for"? :P

    I saw capes in some of the more avant garde stores last year and tried a couple on, but couldn't make them work on my stubby frame. Would be good on someone leggy. Ladies, check ebay, there are probably a bunch from last year kicking around.

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  13. Hi Ladies! Thank you all so much for stopping by to share your thoughts! I'm thrilled to see so many others who also love capes! :)

    Ema: Thanks for mentioning Zara...what a great idea to check them out, and I agree that they will probably have an affordable version. :)

    Kathy: Please let me know if you find one! :)

    Chic Chauffeur: Talbots and J.Crew have both shown capes for fall, so I'll definitely be looking to try them on. :)

    Hexicon: I think a cape would be fantastic on you!

    Genny: Thanks for stopping by! :)

    Mikaela: I'd also love to hear if you find an inexpensive version. :)

    Dani: What a horrible thing for your MIL to say! I think you should give your cape another try.

    Teri: I don't envision many ladies wearing capes here in Florida, either, but I plan on it if I find one in my price range. :) I am hoping the weather will be on the colder side this year like it was last year, too.

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  14. Anon@3:55pm: All of your capes sound divine, and I love that you wear one with cuffed jeans, too. What a casually chic look!

    Megan: You know what they say about great minds and all! ;) Hopefully we can find an affordable version. :)

    McShoppy: I think you are spot on! Since capes are being featured all over the magazines and various runway shows, there will surely be inexpensive versions out there. Old Navy is a definite contender, too.

    Closet Crisis: Ebay is an excellent idea! Thanks for mentioning it! :)

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  15. I have a gorgeous cape in a medium shade of rose pink wool with toggle closure that I got from Victoria Secret around 2007. I love it...I waited for it to go on sale I remember b/c it wasd $$$

    Julie

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