the winter cape

On December 1, 2014 by theseventhsphinx

Of course you’ve seen capes here before. And before. Here’s a wool plaid number, another Zara find.

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I just kept layering on the navy here. I like how subtle this plaid is, both colors quite muted and dark, and the jumbo size of the pattern is appealing as well.

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The hood is massive and somewhat bizarrely lined with this dark green feathery faux fur. It works, though, I think. Makes it nice and heavy, too.

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Zara cape (out of stock online but they have a lot of others), Free People corduroys and tote, Sorel boots, J Crew scarf. On the lips: NARS pure matte lip cream in Terre de Feu (looks quite different in this light, it’s not quite this bright).

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on the street: the tweed peplum jacket

On January 15, 2014 by theseventhsphinx

Can I just dress like Kerry Washington on Scandal, please? With a splash of dressing like Kerry Washington in life?

[Lyn Paolo, the Scandal stylist, is a bit of a genius. Interesting (well, you know, interesting to me. To people who are into closets and the things you put in closets) tour of the Scandal closet with Kerry Washington here.]

Can we all just?

Well, at least one of us can. The boots are not Olivia Pope*, admittedly, but the jacket is spot on.

*If you are not following this because you are not watching Scandal, you really should consider watching Scandal. It’s on Netflix! Just watch season 1, episode 6, OK?

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I love me a bit of tweed. The peplum is a feminine touch here, and the mini cape overlay is just the kind of embellishment I like on a jacket. It’s slightly formal and just beyond what is strictly, functionally necessary. I begin to want a jacket very much along these lines. The seed is planted.

Posting the profile shot so I can point out this woman’s ridiculously long and awesome lashes.

Inspiring, no? Maybe it’s time to dig out those fake lashes I got to play with a while ago.

winter warmers: cloak and muff

On January 28, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

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Loving this Irish wool cloak I acquired raiding my step-grandmother’s closet over the holidays, especially all of the colors woven into the herringbone pattern. And muffs: so warm. Why did they ever go out of style?

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Cloak by Moriarty Textiles layered over blond leather jacket by black rivet. Alpaca muff (eBay – I added the tasseled wrist strap), acrylic scarf, boots from Sorel. Legwarmers of mysterious origin layered over Free People jeans (thrifted). Gloves from Mercer & Madison,  8mm pearl studs from Peal Paradise. On the lips: Revlon Kissable Balmstain in Crush.

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p.s. thanks to my sister for taking these shots.