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    Default Either my most awesome - or awful - purchase ever. Advice, please!

    Okay. So. I bought a cape.



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    I was out shopping last month, drunk on money (thanks to the $950 stimulus bonus from the Aussie government) when I saw it and was like "ZOMG cape! CAPE! Why have a jacket when you can have a CAPE?!" and bought it. Not entirely sure why, except maybe for novelty value. Look, it has slits to put your arms through and a belt (which threads through two small holes on each side... it's definitely a cape, no sleeves here) so you don't look completely waistless. And cute little fleur-de-lis buttons!

    However, it's occurred to me that I live in a city that's about 4 years behind the rest of the world in terms of fashion. Anything trendier than a pinafore-style dress and black leggings may get you odd looks from strangers. Let alone a cape. So far I've only worn the cape twice in public: once to a '60s style costume party, the other time to work at my internship (on a day when I could get a lift in and out of the city, so didn't have to risk public transport). When I wore it to the office, the first thing my boss said was "Is that a cloak?!" and one of the other company co-founders asked me if I'd joined the French police force. Last time I went into work one of the guys was showing a new girl around and introduced me as "This is Kat. She wears a cape sometimes."

    And I was only wearing it with a black-and-white check pinafore dress, white tights and ankle boots!

    Anyway. It's winter here in the Southern Hemisphere, and now that I've bought this awesome (I refuse to think otherwise) and quite expensive item of clothing, I need to figure out how to make it work. Keeping in mind that I have translucent-pale skin and almost black hair, which causes me to fend off enough teasing vampire jibes as it is without the addition of a cape.

    Any suggestions on what I could/should wear with it would be great!

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    I say wear it as you see fit; do whatever you like!

    You will be the trend setter for the cape!

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    Skinny/tapered jeans/pants--anything snug on the bottom half of you, as the upper half is loose/baggy. You should be fine.
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    it's very chic, it's probably too chic for people around you to handle. A pixie or bob haircut, some white tights, nice shoes and maybe even a little sassy pair of gloves and you'll be turning heads with your french attitude

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    ^Grim, I never see people around me wearing capes

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    quiet you! stop ruining my Amelie moment.
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    fuck what people think. i also have a cape and i love it. prep school chic. and it ended up being a lot more practical than i initially thought. i use it quite often.
    i love to wear it with boots.
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    Bitch, who do you think you are, Robin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetie View Post
    Bitch, who do you think you are, Robin?

    LOL. Sorry. That just came outta left field!

    It's different. Maybe you will start a new trend.

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    I like it. If it was a long flowing one I'd probably think differently, mainly from the faux goths who seemed to love those cheap flowing capes that were the rage a few years back. But this one almost looks like a tailored jacket.
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    I really like it. I agree it's chic, it's just some people can't pull it off. But if it caught your eye enough to buy it, you probably can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetie View Post
    Bitch, who do you think you are, Robin?



    I'd like it with boots.
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    Wear it with pride and put your town on the fashion map. Lord knows it needs it..... [runs away]
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    im curious, where abouts are you in Australia? I live in hicksville, but I always assumed that Sydney or Melbournites would be able to handle it. Meh, unless you are frollicking around Alice in a cape, don't worry what anyone thinks. Wear it with pride, show them something different.
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    I would certainly wear it! I found a cute cream colored ones at Burlington last year., love it. Enjoy yours
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