Sunday, 18 September 2011

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Try.


It's no secret that I'm a cape fanatic. Over the summer I seem to have snapped them up at an alarming rate and I've now got so many it's almost shameful. As the weather's turned chillier I thought I'd better get them out of the bursting-at-the-seams cloakroom and on to my back (so expect lots of capes over the next few blog posts).



There's no point in owning anything I'm not going to wear, I may be a vintage clothes whore but I'm not a vintage clothes hoarder. In line with my wardrobe ethos, if it doesn't make me feel fabulous it goes.




Label love.



This one's a keeper. It kept me snug against the breeze yesterday and was stroked and admired by random strangers.


 It's a lucky cape too, I spotted this Austrian-made 1970s beauty in a charity shop whilst I was wearing it.

Scottish mohair cape (20p, Jumble sale), Dollyrockers maxi (£10, vintage shop), suedette platforms (£5, local boutique), Pendant (£2.99, Beacon Centre For The Blind)

Hope your weekend's been good. It's been a rare quiet one for us but hopefully we'll rectify that later.
PS Dad's showing some improvement so thanks for your kind words and well wishes, very much appreciated. x

73 comments:

  1. I love that cape!!!

    and that label?? SIGH!!!!

    Jules x

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  2. Dollyrocker should pay YOU to wear their vintage frocks - you look AMAZING in that beautiful maxi, amor. And the cape is SPECTACULAR! I love that beautiful pendant too - oh hell, I love IT ALL! You're so beautiful. You're dragging out the woolies - I'm digging out the summer frocks. So glad to hear your Dad is responding to the meds - I keep my fingers crossed for more good news.

    Skypetomorrow, Sarah xxx

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  3. I love capes too. I actually managed to watch Get cape, wear cape, fly this summer! Glad things are looking a little better- hope they improve to 100% very quickly xx

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  4. I have scarves/pashminas that I wear in a cape style, but no real cape as yet. I keep looking. I expect I will suddenly discover several all at the same time as is often the way with vintage treasure. It will e such a thrill when I get my paws on one, you just don't get that thrill from walking into the high street and picking up one from a rail of twenty do you? x

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  5. I am soooooooo glad your dad is feeling better.
    I have just aked Sarah for the best frase in the blogosphere from you to tell my daughtes:
    If it doesn´t make you feel fabulous, get rid of it.We will treasure it for good
    You look stunning in that cape, my dear friend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

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  6. That cape is beautifull, and I love love love your dress! I am way to short for such dresses.
    Sorry to hear that your dad is sick. I hope he will be better soon.
    Hopefully you have a nice sunday.
    xx

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad and hope he's on the mend. I'm sure you cheer him up with all your loving care and kindness - and fabulous outfits!

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  8. Amazing! Both the maxi & the cape look like they are made for you. I'm glad to hear things are looking up with your Dad. Love & hugs.

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  9. I need a cape! That's what would work with all the outfits I want to wear but feel to cold in. That one's a beauty - why don't they make clothes and labels with care anymore?
    I will dig out a snap of my mother posing in her cape over 40 years ago and try to scan it - you'll love it.

    Glad your dad is improving, hope this continues.

    Lucy x

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  10. What a stunning cape, in my favourite colour too! Both the dress and necklace are stunning too. Totally agree with only keeping what makes you feel fab.

    Feeling much better now thanks Vix. Thanks for your lovely comments.

    X x

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  11. I am not surprised people are stroking your cape, it's lovely and looks sublime teamed with that dress, I have seen that dress before on one of your previous posts and love the colours, I would never have thought of teaming that cape with it, but you have done it again, you clever girl.
    XXX

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  12. Hello most gorgeous Vix... as usual you look simply amazing and OHHHH I share your love of capes! I have many!
    This one is a beauty and it does look so soft and strokable!

    "if it doesn't make me feel fabulous it goes."

    I believe this is now a Blog Legends practical quote... I think everyone now asks themselves how would Vix feel? What would she say? :)

    I'm sorry to hear your dad is not well but happy to hear he is on the way to well.

    Dusk xx

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  13. Oh that cape is fabulous, I am very much looking forward to seeing all your capes over the coming weeks. I also own a cape - a rather plain black one but its still out every autumn - cant beat them!

    I so pleased you dad is improving.

    Love Scarlett x

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  14. eek typos - that was supposed to say Im so pleased your dad is improving. Scarlett x

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  15. I love that cape, I could easily wear it with long boots and skinny jeans, go for a long walk that ending in a couple of drinks at the local pub, its perfect for autumn. Glad your dad is doing better xx

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  16. Oh Vix you look sooooo pretty in that beautiful dress and gorgeous cape. And I have pendant envy too!

    I acquired a tartan cape off Ebay over the summer but it's nowhere near as lovely as yours. (Plus, I can't actually find it, put it away in the Cupboard of Doom while the weather was warm and it seems to have disappeared.... God I need a clear out!)
    Good to know things are improving for your dad, hope that continues.

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  17. I am so glad that your Dad is improving.
    I Love this ensemble. The color and print combination is Fabulous!

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  18. That Dolly Rockets maxi is absolutely stunning! The cape looks so warm and cozy, I'd be wrapped up in it all day if it were mine!

    You always find such interesting pieces of jewellery. They match your personality perfectly!

    I'm happy that your dad is improving, give him well wishes from all of us! xxx

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  19. Oh Vix, I love this cape soooo sooo much!!!!!! It looks utterly dreamy! And I must say, that dress is so beautiful on you!!! WOW!

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  20. I love your dress its such a lovely colour and pattern and the cape is just fsbulous xx

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  21. I think this is my favourite dress yet of yours. It goes so perfectly with your cape. Can't wait to see your other cape treasures!
    Sophie
    x

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  22. Good news about your dad! I love the cape, I have a few scarfs in the same fabric and they feel gorgeous so I can imagine how lovely a whole capes is! x

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  23. I would love to find a nice short cape like yours! These shawls remind me of the one I had a child. This might be THE worst place to shop for a coat or shawl of any kind.

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  24. I would love to find a nice short cape like yours! These shawls remind me of the one I had a child. This might be THE worst place to shop for a coat or shawl of any kind.

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  25. Wow love the cape!! I have my eye on one here in Bahrain also @ one of the local shops ....looks like such a fun piece to wear~I am happy to see you wearing it because I was kind of wondering how you wear them and what with. I look forward to seeing your collection and how you pair them up! and of course you look lovely in green it really is just a fantastic color on you!! So now you have a magic mailbox and a lucky cape!! I am so jealous hehehe....The dress Ugh I love that also very very pretty it reminds me of the fabric that you find here in the souq market. Good News about your Dad ~Hope you have a fantastic week ahead! ~Love Heather

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  26. I would love to find a nice short cape like yours! These shawls remind me of the one I had a child. This might be THE worst place to shop for a coat or shawl of any kind.

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  27. Good to hear about your dad's improvement Vix. I love the shawl, brings out the green in the necklace perfectly x

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  28. Vixcita,
    Your Dolly Rockets dress is amazing love the rose colored and detail.
    I'm glad to know your Papa is getting better. *hugs*
    green necklace goes with your shawl perfectly. I want a red little red riding hood cape, they are so hard to find. I found a velvet thin cheap one.
    You know I love you in all your precious caper amor.
    luv you.

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  29. It's good to hear that your dad's improving. I hope it continues. Lovely autumnal pictures today. It made me laugh when you wrote that strange people came up to stroke you in the street! What a picture that conjures up!
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  30. Glad your Dad is showing some improvement.

    oooh yes time for wrapping up snugly, that cape would certainly do the trick!

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  31. Love your cape, what a bargain! :Its a fabby colour - I've also been embracing all things wool lately, being a complete nutter I actually got excited to wear my cashmere coat to the cinema on Friday haha! :)

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  32. I have to admit, I've never been a cape person, but that looks so lovely on you, Vix!

    Your ethos is the right way to go. I have so much stuff I never wear and I'm long overdue a trip to drop things off at the charity shop! Xxx

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  33. O yaya for quiet weekends! I am still suffering from Friday and still not sleeping well!!ARGH! Need a quiet week!
    LOve you cape,it's like a blankie!!The colours are YUM and that frock is so delicious,the amethyst and peridot combination is HEAVEN SENT!!! The pendant is a fab score,so 70's blingy!!!
    So pleased to hear your dad's doing allright,the poor love.
    LOVE YOU!!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  34. LOVEEE the cape!! YOu look exceptionally pretty in this post! :D Hope you had a good weekend!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  35. Glad to hear your Dad's getting better and thank you for the lovely comment, the hair clip was a good find. Speaking of finds that necklace is stunning and I love the way you've styled the cape with the maxi dress. You look beautiful. xxx

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  36. Love the cape Vix.
    Glad to hear your Dad is feeling better.
    Dx

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  37. I love capes too Vix, and managed to bag a couple myself this year. Its definitely the weather for them, I just need to change over handbags as shoulder bags and capes do not go. Xx

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  38. how fabulously autumnal.......you look gorgeous as ever!!

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  39. Gosh the colours are so beautiful, what a stunning cape. Your side parting looks so lovely too xxx

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  40. Such a cosy cape and so beautiful. xxx

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  41. Just catching up on 4 days of blogs so I'm very glad to hear your Dad is getting better.

    Love that pendant by the way!

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  42. Hey Vix - lovely cape and fab dress! A little envious that you find them in such quantity and at such great prices, but you wear them so well. Glad to hear your Dad is improving x

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  43. The cape is awesome. How terrific when even the labels have style. Can't wait to see your other cape-able finds! (yes, it's a bad pun, are there any other kinds?)

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  44. The whole outfit, is Splendid! I really need to get me a cape! :)

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  45. Love the cape. Still learning how to fit it into my style. I'm not as stylish and bold as you but I sure do try. Thanks for continuing to inspire!

    xoxo
    Sarah
    Get Up & Go

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  46. The cape looks so warm and comfy! I would not be getting rid of it either. =)
    You look beautiful Vix.
    I am glad your Father is showing signs of improvement.

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  47. OMG. I too love capes and that one you are rockin' has triggered serious cape envy from me. LOVE it on you, and look forward to upcoming Vixen fashion showing showcasing your capes! xo. Bella Q

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  48. I LOVE that cape. I would wear it with skinny jeans and high boots and pretend to be a superhero in it- much less elegant than you, looking fab as ever in it!

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  49. I love the cape and I can't wait to see more of the collection.

    However, its your frock that actually steals my heart *swoon*

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  50. I'm glad your day is feeling a bit better. xx

    I love capes but have resisted buying them as I've not been sure what to wear them with. I think I will pick one up and give it go, you've inspired me lovely lady! xx

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  51. Love the title of this post, very clever. ;)
    Ooh that cape looks cosy, perfect for crisper days. And the necklace is lovely.

    xx

    p.s think you'd suit the candyfloss hair. :)

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  52. You can't go wrong with a cape, I say, can't wait to see what else you've got stashed away. and that pendant iss gorgeous, you're really getting me into the jewellery btw, I've acquired heaps lately! Best wishes for your Dad, love ya babe!

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  53. Hi my dear-so pleased to hear good news about your dad. You look lovely in the mohair cape, they look so stylish and really prove fabulous autumn must haves. have a great week xxx

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  54. Gorgeous cape and the pendant is super pretty too!

    Glad to hear your Dad is doing better.

    Em x

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  55. i love your dress! :)

    join my giveaway!

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  56. I'm so glad to read that your Dad is on the mend, that's really good news.

    That cape does look very cosy, just right for this autumnal weather.
    xxx

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  57. Gorgeous cape and great news that your dad's improving! xxxxx

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  58. Huzzah! Your dad's feeling better and huzzah for capes!!

    Ali x

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  59. Mohair!
    You look amazing as usual. Love this hair. I can never manage to grow my hair this long.

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  60. Great cape Vix!!

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  61. I adore mohair, I'd love one jusr like that as a jacket, so snuggly xx

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  62. so beautiful with your maxi....love it!

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  63. this is the perfect colour combination! x

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  64. I love capes, but I never quite know what to do with my bag - over or under?
    Good to know your dad is getting better. xoxo

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  65. I LOVE this out fit on you ,you look so pretty and I adore the dress
    xx fee

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  66. Vix~
    I feel like I have missed out on what's happening. I do hope your Dad is ok and getting better dear! You are so beautiful in these pictures, no one can put together a look quite like you. I want to squeeze you BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  67. You're a label addict too I see. I have a cape that's similar to that, just longer and different colours with mohair - til the season to cape!! That piece of bling is such a beaut. I swear to God we're style sisters even though we have such different looks!

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  68. That cape is amazing! I kinda jealous, to tell you the truth - I've missed a great cape in my local thrift store and now I'm heartbroken/ I've already knew what I was going to wear it with)))

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  69. Love the blue nail polish and awesome vintage patterns! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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