Darkness Is A Harsh Term, Don’t You Think?

So, I'm wearing my newest cape out and about which is always a good thing. It's funny to me how popular capes are on the interwebs right now, yet how ostentatious and flat-out odd I can feel when I wear one of mine out. Ultimately, my dislike of sticking out like a sore thumb is mitigated by my desire to wear clothes I enjoy...like my capes.

I'm also returning to other things I enjoy and have strayed from: books and music. I'm currently reading and enjoying two novels (two because one is too large to carry in my purse, but I don't like to leave the house without some reading material), often while listening to mix CDs from friends. The alliance of the two is especially sweet to "rediscover." Lately, all I want to do is sit somewhere cozy with my headphones on and a book in my hands. With my book and music suggestions coming from friends in faraway states it also makes me feel connected to individuals I'm quite separate from.
Outfit details:
ALICE by Temperley cape, won in a contest
MaraisUSA flats
OPI nail polish
*pictures by my friend Brittany

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45 comments:

  1. What a lovely cape! And what a lovely thing to be doing with your time! Enjoy it! I do wish I had more time for this sort of thing! Though I could never really listen to music and read...it would get all jumbled in my head!

    heart: Kimberellie

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  2. I'm still on the hunt for a good cape, the only one I found is more decoration than warmth. My mom bought me one the other day that was so HUGE it looked like I had a tent on....needless to say I'm still searching. I love the all black look. Very pretty.

    Shy

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  3. I love your cape, and your flats are so cute. Your hair looks so gorgeous as well x

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  4. How many capes does this make now? I found a ton of amazing ones on ASOS, but I can't buy them, since I'm on a shopping ban. (I can justify, however, a $30 foundation, as it lasts me a good 6-8 months.)

    I would kill for a cape, but I need a true and proper winter coat. My coats can't handle the current 25F and driving wind and snow climate we're getting blasted w/ in Detroit.

    This looks like such a perfect Holiday Cape.

    Lovely, lovely.
    XX.
    Mae Lu, @ thereafterish.

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  5. love your cape so much. so stylish

    http://cherrylemonadee.blogspot.com/

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  6. I've tried to rock the cape trend but it's just not working out for me. I like jackets and coats, big plush things. I don't think capes keep me all that warm.

    And just by your title, I can tell what music you've been listening to. Mumford & Sons, ftw. :)

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  7. i heart ure cape. so harry potter like.

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  8. Lovely outfit with a really nice setting. I've recently stopped reading so much, but I hope to rediscover it soon like you!

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  9. I recently bought a wonderful cape, and I agree that it can feel a bit odd. Sometimes it makes me feel like people are staring at me and thinking that I'm strange... but after a while, I forget about all that, and just enjoy feeling adorable in it. :)

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  10. Your cape is gorgeous! I find that sticking out like a sore thumb has its benefits---you look cool and your clothes get to be the start of your conversation :)

    You should share some of the bands or artists that you like from the mix CDs you have!

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  11. I have to agree, capes IRL get you stares. At least where I'm from! I really like yours, I can't believe you won it in a contest. Jealous...

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  12. Ahh, the amazing cape again.
    A lot of people here in London are wearing capes this year, but I think the climate here is really too cold... certainly at the moment!

    P.S. I really hope you do get a carousel horse for your someday-home! My childhood dream was to have a merry-go-round in my back yard. ; )

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  13. A cape seems perfect for book reading and music listening

    but what are the 2 books you're reading?

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  14. its kind of impossible to not love your shoes. L O V E L Y.. xoxo

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  15. "... and yet it dominates the things i seek."

    i love mumford and songs to bits and pieces.

    have you heard laura marling's music? she did an album with them, and the dharohar project,
    and it's quite amazing.

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  16. Love it :) Looks just beautiful on you.

    Sort of reminds me of the stares I got wearing an Austrian hat in Austria. Over here in England it 's just a felt hat but in Austria it 's so old-fashioned teenagers will stop and point LOL

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  17. I'd really have to roll my eyes at anyone so uptight that they'd stare at a cape...unless they're staring because of desire for one, of course.

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  18. Oh how lovely! Your beautiful hair just pops against the black cape!

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  19. Love the title of this post and your outfit! I'm a bit obsessed with Mumford & Sons right now, I've listened to their album nearly everyday since I bought it a month and a half ago.

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  20. Aw,the outfit is just perfect for this fall weather. The cape seems to be really cozy!


    xx
    lmc

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  21. hello hello! i recently found your blog and really enjoy it. the only thing better and cozier than reading and listening to music in the winter is doing both while drinking tea. :)

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  22. Hey Becca (do you go by that?)
    Maybe I completely missed a post or two, but what exactly are you up to these days? I'm also enjoying the resurgence of a number of activities like reading (what are you reading?? and listening to?) but this coincides with the Summer break and temporary unemployment aheh. Would love to know :)

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  23. Love this outfit that cape is spectacular! I feel strage when I wear mine too! I think it is because I don't wear any garments that fit like that, so i'm not used to so much fabric around me!

    Ayesha x

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  24. What a gorgeous outfit!
    Ah... capes... I really want one! However, I'm not sure where to find one, as I'm not really a huge shopper for one who really likes clothes... My only accessible store is my mother's closet...

    Lily
    http://errors-of-lily.blogspot.com/

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  25. I have a cape and it's beautiful, but not very practical. I can't ride my bike or drive a car when wearing it, plus my arms are really cold.

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  26. So pretty! I love your cape! And I know what you mean, things can be so popular/common in the blog world, but it's a different story when you're walking around your own town! I lovvvve these tights, also!

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  27. You smile more when your friend is taking your pictures :)
    I also love capes, though I couldn't find the perfect one for me yet (within my budget!)

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  28. I really want a cape this winter. Yours is lovely. <3

    I love music and reading. At the moment I am reading The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, since I haven't read it for years and years. I'm planning on finishing it before I see the movie.

    ~ Katie

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  29. why would you blog about books and music and not tell us what you're reading/listening to .. i'd sure love to know. :)

    i feel like many fash bloggers have to eschew normal standards for daily style in order to wear what you love! i hope you continue to dress in capes and elbow gloves and fancy shoes!

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  31. love the scenery in these photos (love your outfit/cape too of course).

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  32. this has to be one of my fave trends this time of the year!!! awesome cape! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  33. this cape is amazing. I've been reading so much lately too, mostly cos I'm travelling, but either way I cant seem to stop.
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  34. I really want a cape but it's just not really weather appropriate for Michigan right now. I love love love yours though! I also adore those tights =)

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  35. you look like a beautiful fair maiden. It goes very well with your hair :)

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  36. i quite feel the same way about my cape, except it goes to my knees and has a hood. i look like a goth little red riding hood. my french grandmother bought it for me before i moved to england. she said, in her heavy french accent, "this is for when you are walking along the moors."

    your cape is lovely, though! especially the lining, how sweet.

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  37. I love it! Sooo cute! I've been dying to get a cape, but I'm struggling to find the right one. After seeing your pictures though I'm definitely going to start looking a little harder.

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  38. beautiful cape!
    yes sometimes, all you need is some good music, a good wool on your shoulders and a good book :)
    kisses

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