The Scarlet Pimpernel

I went through a cape phase a few years ago before moving on to more practical outwear choices. Although I know they are impractical (your arms get cold, there's almost no type of purse you can carry without looking awkward) I'm having a cape moment again. I just like the look so much. It's dramatic and makes you feel like a fashion-y superhero. After all the first written hero with a secret identity started as a mere fop before he became an expert swordsmen (The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy). So fashion and being a superhero go completely hand-in-hand. First step: cape. Second step: master some heroic skill or fall into a tub of toxic waste and come out awesome...

Outfit details:
Jeffrey Campbell heels (old)
*pictures by my sister


Diamond Dann said...

Wow! I love this outfit! Your dress and tights are fantastic! I have the same issue with capes, but I can't help but love them now and again anyway. They're just so gosh darned cute. And I love the superhero aspect you bring into it.

Elizabeth Murdock said...

I love your cape!I was looking for one in that colour for ages and finally found one in a vintage to see that it was huge and at least five sizes too big.I do have a houndstooth type one though which I love. xx

New Darlings said...

I love the milk braids hairstyle on you! I always try it, but never quite looks right. So cute!! :)

New Darlings

Claire Petersen said...

Capes may be impractical but they are also undeniably cute when worn in the right way - and you've definitely aced it (as per usual). Lovely! :)

Claire // Technicolour Dreamer // Bloglovin'

Indy said...

That damned elusive Pimpernel! Haha, I love that book very much, I have a severe crush on the main character.

Anyways, that cape is darling! I love the color and the buttons.

JD Smith said...

Capes are so amazing though! They so effortlessly make an outfit! Probably more of a Spring, early Autumn thing so you don't freeze your arms off! :)
Love the hair and shoes as well!

Leah Wise said...

I think capes are the perfect extra layer if you can find a coat that layers well under it. I have a fleece one from American Apparel and I've been wearing it almost every day in this late fall weather. It's the best - like wearing a blanket everywhere I go. - Leah

Joie Fatale said...

That cape is soooo cute!!!

Eccentric Owl said...

I love this outfit so much! I am with you on capes; I've started to love them again, but the purse issue... oh well. Currently my purse isn't a shoulder bag anyway.

Amy said...

I love when you do your hair like this! The cape is super cute :)

Karen Shannon said...

OMG! You look adorable. Love the outfit, and those cape, OMG! Love it!
You rock it girl!

Karen @ http://officiallookbookstore.blogspot.com

Cindy Khor said...

If given 5 years ago, I wouldn't have been brave enough to wear a cape on the street, but all things has change I care lesser of what others thing so bring in on superhero-attire.

Your camel colour double button cape however looks sweet and wearable. I'll definitely go miles with it. Oh, and not forgetting your matching Jeffery Campbell heels. They look pretty.


Nikki Williams said...

i love that sweater!

xx nikki