Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tweed Chevron Cape

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BB Dakota tweed chevron cape (XS) (c/o Jupe Boutique) // H&M ruched bodycon pencil skirt //
Forever 21 black sweater tights // Merona black suede ankle booties //
Michael Todd vampy lip stain in Disco //

Photography: self; tripod and remote

After starting this new med school quest called anatomy, I had forgotten how cathartic getting dressed up and stepping out into the crisp chilly air is. Most of my days involve wearing scrubs (which I vow to make more fashionable someday) and staring at coloured bones and muscles all night. But tonight we had a book club meeting to discuss Ian McEwan's Enduring Love, a bizarre narrative revolving around the reactions of several troubled characters and a strange man with a strange conditions called erotomania. I can proudly say my passion for literary analysis and discussion led some to think I was an English major in college (Neuroscience: like culinary studies for zombies). It's surprising where I find the time or willpower to squeeze in reading a book for pleasure, but the fine art I'm still trying to learn is how to carve out little pockets of free time to enjoy my artsy side.

The recent sartorial highlight was receiving this very weather-appropriate BB Dakota tweed chevron cape from Jupe Boutique. When I opened the package I was shocked at how sturdy thick and form fitting this cute little number was and how it keeps me warm without adding a ton of bulk. The bell shaped sleeves make arm movements comfortable and still allow full mobility - something most cape designs forget about. The length and belt are perfect for cinching at the waist and making sure my petite self wears the cape and it doesn't swallow me. Threw on some black neutral bottoms to keep with the dark sleek tones, messy side braid and freshly cut bangs. It's trendy but very capable of being a winter classic for many more non-Michelin-man chilly days.

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Elizabeth Exposito November 15, 2012 at 10:48 PM   said...

So gorgeous! I love that print of the cape as well as the Fall backdrop.

Elizabeth E~

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} November 15, 2012 at 10:54 PM   said...

Love everything! The cape, the textured skirt, the booties and the dark lip! Perfection!
Sincerely, Sara

Lily Fang November 16, 2012 at 8:49 AM   said...

You look so cute! Your braid is the perfect touch to a simple-chic fall look. You really make the cape stand out with the chic pencil skirt and leggings. The leaves are gorgeous, and I'm glad you had a chance to dress up!

amalie November 16, 2012 at 8:55 AM   said...

loving this! that cape is so sweet x

NRC♥ November 16, 2012 at 10:01 AM   said...

Oooh that coat is fabulous

lisacng November 16, 2012 at 11:34 AM   said...

What a fun item and oh so functional with the thick material for cold winters! All the details are lovely, from the curved arm holes and bottom, and belt for accentuating your tiny waist. Great styling with monochrome bottom half, low ponytail, and dark red lips. Very sophisticated "red riding hood" look :). Seriously, great look overall!

Franziska November 16, 2012 at 6:32 PM   said...

you look so chic! I'm not sure I could pull that off, but you do it with ease. I also love that you always have a few nature pictures in your posts - your leaves are much better that ours, and I'm only a state away!

AnaidMik November 16, 2012 at 9:36 PM   said...

Yo! thanks for the comment and checking out my blog! Love the lipstick you're wearing, it suits you a lot! The cape looks stunning on you <3

Sydney's Fashion Diary November 16, 2012 at 9:41 PM   said...

That cape looks so comfy. What a perfect piece to have this time of the year! I am guessing you're at the Dublin hospital? Let me know when you're free. We can meet up for lunch =)

Tien November 17, 2012 at 6:36 AM   said...

I'm looking for a similar cape for for Winter too! I love the styles that can be belted and also allow for layering. Yours is gorgeous :)

Tien xo

Manuela November 17, 2012 at 10:42 AM   said...

Thanks Angie! I remember you too from Chictopia, your image was next to mine & I liked your coat :)


Mint. November 17, 2012 at 12:09 PM   said...

Your adorable! Love this cape! Thanks for your comment! That's so cool you found me on Chictopia- I just signed up! I would find you on there but I don't know how yet haha. I will try to figure it out! Now following you on bloglovin! Keep in touch!!


Veronica November 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM   said...

Hi Angie,
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Love yours and your style! Following now!
Hope you can do the same for me:)


Chic All Over

"coy" colleen November 17, 2012 at 5:53 PM   said...

really love your style, the cape is great!! and also love the way you write, not many fashion bloggers are inept to writing/reading anymore so I'm glad I came across your blog!
looking forward to future posts

Annika Victoria November 17, 2012 at 7:47 PM   said...

THAT CAPE IS AWESOME! It's perfect. I really wish it were winter here because I am falling in love with all of these cape-style coats!
Hahaha, I love your description of neuroscience here :)

A Day in the Life of One Girl November 25, 2012 at 7:28 PM   said...

You look fabulous!!! And I loved your little toast tee shirt in the next post too!

Ginny December 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM   said...

You look great! Love your style! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Unknown December 10, 2012 at 6:10 AM   said...

That cape is super super super gorgeous! I am so jealous right now you have no idea!


Unknown January 15, 2013 at 6:59 PM   said...

This cape is gorgeous on you!!!

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