-->




Caped Crusader


I'm slightly ashamed of how long I've owned this dress without wearing it out of my house...years? I bought it when I was deep in my "cape phase" and wanted all the clothes with cape-like features. Yet, every time I tried it on the shape made me self-conscious and I wasn't certain if the brown suited my skin tone. I'm still not sure it does but the other day I decided I needed to just suck it up and wear the dress out--it was too pretty to be languishing in the back of my closet. With a suitably proper purse and dramatic pair of sunglasses I felt a bit like a socialite or starlet on vacation...even though it was just a routine day for me. I don't know if I'll wear this dress more this fall (or the next!), but I'll keep holding on to it with the hope of it getting proper wear in time.

16 comments:

Sonya said...

I loooove the cape, especially with the art deco colors/pattern! Goes great with the sunglasses, too. You're right that you look like a starlet :) You've got such a flair for the dramatic. It's a good quality.

Andrea Clare said...

suits you perfectly!

www.andrea-clare.blogspot.com



Hailey said...

Such a pretty dress! :) I probably wouldn't have bought it, since I don't like brown that much in clothers, but it suits you.

Hailey from http://squidsquads.blogspot.com

Shannon Willardson said...

DROOLING over those sleeves!

Shannon
http://GBOfashion.com

MarieBayArea said...

Wow! That dress! It's so different from what you normally wear, and I love that you added it to your rotation. At least this one time. Hope you get to wear it more often, because it's a stunner. Your smile in the second photo is beyond radiant also.

Corinne said...

you look like a comic book character that I would want to be-- and I mean that in the most affectionate, fangirly way ever X)
xx Corinne
cateyesandthighhighs.blogspot.com

amy c said...

what an amazing dress! the colors look incredible with your blue hair!

Caltha said...

It's a gorgeous dress and I love how you styled it with the shoes, belt and sunglasses! I agree with Andrea, I think it suits you perfectly.

Nikki Williams said...

such a fun dress! it looks gorgeous on you

xxoo,
nikki

www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

Meg! said...

Whatevs, this looks super flattering on you! I think it's awesome. And your shades are amaze.

Rebekah Bradford said...

That dress is really pretty and the cape is a really interesting detail :)

Niki D said...

I think that dress looks awesome on you! You should definitely wear it more often :) And those sunglasses are amaaazing!!

heyniki.wordpress.com

Lonka said...

pretty dress!

bestie said...

it's lovely! i bet it would look equally stunning as a top, with perhaps a flared midi skirt on the bottom? hmm. (:

mary van note said...

the back of the capelet is amazing!

Folk and Fables said...

Love the dress, and it looks great on you. I loved Velvet Leaf and wish they were still around :(

xo
Tawni
Folk & Fables