Monthly Archives: September 2015

Trend Spotting: Capes and Ponchos

Hello, everyone!

For this post, I wanted to talk about capes. Not the “I’m Supergirl, and here’s my cape” type of cape, but the capes/ponchos that have been in so many stores lately. While I love the idea of basically wearing a blanket and pretending that it’s an actual piece of clothing, whenever I’ve tried on a cape/poncho, I’ve found that the wrapping myself in feet of fabric looks pretty overwhelming on my frame. Sure, I could throw on a belt, but I wonder if I’d end up looking like I’m wearing a belted blanket rather than just a blanket. I like this trend on other people, but whenever I’ve tried it myself, I end up feeling a bit ridiculous. I have not yet given up though! I just ordered one I saw last month, and it will definitely appear on the blog if I decide that I can make it work.

What do you think of the cape/poncho trend? I’ve included a few capes below that I like in theory in case this is a trend you’re crazy about.

(And why do so many superheros have capes anyway?)

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BP Horizontal Stripe Poncho | Forever 21 Plaid Poncho Sweater | Hinge Stripe Cape | Express Color Block Blanket Cover-Up | Ann Taylor Belted Cape | LOFT Colorblock Poncho

Plaid and Denim

Hello, everyone!

I think this plaid dress is so cute, but my husband calls it my “tablecloth dress,” which makes me think that he probably doesn’t like it that much. (Is calling something a “tablecloth” ever really a compliment? Not so much.) Despite how he feels about it, I like the color and pattern, and it’s a comfy go-to dress during the summer months, but I wanted to see if I could transition it into the fall. Top it with a denim jacket, and you’re ready for cooler weather. Wearing boots instead of sandals would be a great look too!

What do you think? How do you transition summer items into the cooler months?

Dress: Lands’ End (similar here and here) | Jacket: Gap | Bag: Mango (similar here and here) | Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar here and here) | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Belt: Target (similar here and here) | Sunglasses: Old Navy (similar here and here) | Watch: old (similar here and here)

Black and White Stripes

Hello, everyone!

I bought this skirt in August and have worn it several times since. Even though polka dots will remain my first pattern of choice, I’m a big fan of stripes too (see here and here as just two examples), and I especially love the sporty feel that this striped skirt has. I chose to dress it up a bit here with heeled sandals, but I want to try it with a casual top and sneakers sometime too.

Skirt: LOFT | Top: The Limited | Purse: Zara (similar here and here) | Shoes: BCBGeneration (similar here and here) | Bracelets: Gift (similar here and here) and gift | Necklace: The Limited (similar here and here) | Sunglasses: Old Navy (similar here and here)