5.19.2009

Everyday Superheroes

Yes, I wore a cape to work today. Imagine that.


Before you think I have gone completely bonkers, let me explain. I do realize that this is not typical workwear. I can see myself bringing this along with me come Summer, when it is hot during the day and cool at night. I think it will be great with a casual tank top and jeans. However, I wanted to wear my favorite shirt today with my current favorite skirt, but the rolled sleeves are too bulky for a cardigan. Also, it is simply too warm for another layer of clothing, but not quite warm enough to go without. A short cape in a lightweight fabric is actually a great transitional piece. I found this stretchy cotton cape from the kids' section at the Ella Moss sample sale sometime last year (the kid section was significantly cheaper than the grownups' line), when it was too hot to wear one. But when Fall rolled around, I completely forgot to pull it out. Now is actually the perfect time to break it in.

The big kid's cape is actually perfect for someone of my build. It's short enough to look like a 3/4 sleeve kimono sweater. The neutral color helps a potentially dramatic piece stay surreptitiously under the radar during the day. The hood lays fairly flat such that it is not readily apparent. The cape can really swish if I want to make it so; just the thought of it satisfies every whimsical dream of a secret life as a superhero. This is way more stylin' than hiding Spandex under glasses and a suit a la Clark Kent.





[Forever 21 sunglasses, Converse One Star for Target shirt (seems like all my favorite dress shirts come from Target), Ella Moss kids cape, Rachel Comey quilted skirt, L'Autre Chose patent flats in navy]

5 comments:

K @ Blog Goggles said...

That's awesome! You pull it off well.

Elaine said...

I just realized I had been to your blog before. But then I lost my way. Now it's found!! That is a pretty cool cape. Kudos to you for being able to pull it off as K said. KUDOS.

Sales Rack Raider said...

Thank you both!

yiqin; said...

I am so jealous! I have ALWAYS wanted a cape!

Sales Rack Raider said...

I hear ya. It took me a looong time to find this one, and I was quite happy to find it.