Wednesday, January 18, 2012

After the Premiere

1950s Pendleton Cape- Thrifted
1960s sweater dress- Thrifted
Stockings- What Katie Did
Heels- Steve Madden

One thing I have always wished for in my wardrobe, was a cape. Some winters I would scroll ModCloth or ebay looking for the perfect one, but never did anything grand enough appear. Especially since it is kind of a big leap of faith ordering online at times.

Then one lucky day in a Texas Thrift Store I found this beaut, and its funny because I almost did not browse the coats section that day. I believe it was summer and also when I thrift I usually have a mental image of what I am looking for so I start in that section (usually dresses or skirts) and then if I have time I will browse all sections. You never know where your gem is hidden, I also like to browse past the mens section because sometimes things get misplaced. Back to the cape, well I thumb through the jackets and skip over this one (can you believe that I skipped over this beauty) and then after thumbing through a few more jackets something told me to go back and take a closer look at the last 5 or 6 coats. That is when I realized this was a cape not a jacket or a coat, a Pendleton to be exact, and dead stock too. I nearly screamed out loud and forked over the 14.99 with a huge smile on my face. Its one of my favorite pieces I own. 

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