Monday, January 12, 2015

Black Cape Coat

Cape: Zara (on sale!), also love this one and this budget option
Turtleneck: J. Crew
Jeans: c/o Fab'rik East Cobb, similar
Boots: Dolce Vita, similar
Hat: Old Navy, similar
Purse: Coach, old
Bracelets: Bauble Bar (here, here, here)
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington
Earrings: Bauble Bar, sold out

I hope you had a great weekend!  I rarely go to the movies, but saw Selma on Friday with my parents.  It is a very powerful movie with great acting and I highly recommend it!  I'm glad I had the opportunity to see it with my parents as it was so fascinating to hear their perspective on the events of the movie which took place while they were in high school/college.

I've wanted a cape for a long time, but have struggled to find one that fits my 5'2 frame and my budget.  I actually saw this cape on a lady at my salon but didn't have a chance to ask her where she got it.  Imagine how excited I was to find it at Zara!  

There are two things I've found that help prevent this cape from overwhelming me.

1. Keep your pants, skirt, etc. in the same color family to prevent the cape from cutting you off.
2. Wear the cape with heels to look taller.

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  1. That cape is everything, love this look.


  2. Your cape is stunning! Lovey post!

    Stay fancy!
    xxx Kelly-Louise

  3. That is a great cape! I love how you have styled it!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  4. You look so pretty in this look, Nicole! That cape is gorgeous on you and the hat is perfect with it.

  5. Zara is the best! I love that chic cape with the striped turtleneck. I need a good striped tee and that seems to be a favorite!

  6. I've been dying to invest in a cape dress. Your post has inspired me! You could not be trendier girl. Love your style!

  7. What a lovely look. I really want the DW watch, and seeing you rock yours make me want it all the more.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  8. Love the cape! You look so classy and elegant. I haven't seen Selma, but hearing more about it during the awards last night made me want to.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  9. Your cape coat is marvelous and looks wonderful with that hat also. So chic and on trend, Nicole.

  10. I love this cape on you! I haven't found one I'm head over heels for, yet. I keep forgetting that you're only 5'2' -- your heels make you look so much taller. You have an amazing shoe collection!


  11. I am really digging the cape trend this year. Not that I've tried it, but I've seen a lot of great looks with them, and yours is perfect!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  12. Love the cape coat! It's definitely a great trend this winter. You look great in that hat!
    We Shop in Heels

  13. Love the cape and stripes, and the red lip!

    Style by Avery

  14. This cape is absolutely fantastic! I love it paired with boots and your vibrant colored bag! XO


  15. I absolutely LOVE this cape! So, so great!

  16. Love this cape ! So feminine !

    Kiss ! Yuyu

  17. Great Cape!!!! and of course you styled it perfectly! love the blue bag.

    Tara Belle

  18. I love your bracelets! And of course, this cozy cape is fabulous!!! xx

  19. I'm 5'3" so I have the same problem with capes and ponchos. I love them, but I just can't seem to find any that work. I absolutely love how you styled your cape. And that hat looks really good on you.

  20. Capes are totally your thing!! SO glad you found the right one for you!! Hope to see a lot more of this cape in your future. With this cold weather, its another great layer to add!! Cute hat too Nicole!!

    xx. Michelle

  21. Fantastic cape. I love the button placket closure. (new post)

  22. Great cape and I love your tips. I am 5'3" and things like that can be over whelming on a small frame but you pull it off like a boss lady! Great look!

  23. Glad you were able to find your perfect cape! It's really adorable, and I love it with the hat.
    Your double sides earrings are fabulous as well!

  24. i have been to 4 zaras and havent found that amazing cape that is on sale! you look divine
    hope i find it!

  25. Hi! Thanks so much for your tips on wearing a cape for us shorter people! I've been wanting one for awhile but think I may look a little bit ridiculous in one, in Houston! Though, I may just cave in and get one. You look adorable in it, and if I happen to see one at Zara, I may just cave in and buy it!

    Jyoti @

  26. Love this look on you! I still haven't found a cape that I love but you've inspired me to keep looking!