Friday, October 20, 2017

Cape Fear

Sunnies: c/o HERE| Earrings: HERE| Cape: c/o HERE (sign up for a FREE four week membership HERE) or purchase directly HERE| Denim shirt: Old, similar HERE Denim jeans: Old, same brand HEREHERE| Handbag: Sold out, another version HERE| Leopard sandals: Old, similar HERE

This post is sponsored by Gwynnie Bee. All opinions shared are my own.

Alas, FRI-YAY has arrived Babes!!! I was talking to my grandma yesterday, I told her that I got my days mixed up. She said, 'You were ready for the week to be over' -  she was right! My schedule is a full one, time/days pass by rather quickly. Yet, as a general rule of thumb: I am always READY for the weekend! 
I've read those sappy quotes about creating a life that you don't need/want to escape from- but for me, no matter what kind of life I have, I will always APPRECIATE downtime to the FULLEST! Yes, I enjoy my secular work, as a whole I am happy and content with my life (give or take a few ups and downs). Still, there is no feeling comparable to the eureka that I feel when the weekend comes on, LOL! Time hanging with friends, an inordinate amount of time spent doing absolutely nothing (my personal fav), and lest we forget - legendary weekend naps. 
I LOVE TO SLEEP! Just thinking about it makes me feel g👀d...
Now let's talk about clothes: I can remember a time when I steered away from wearing capes. Why? I felt that they were unflattering to my frame. You see, I am a full-figured woman 😉 For quite some time this thought was promoted: 'You should never wear anything that makes you look bigger than you actually are'. I didn't want to look bigger than I was, so I discarded the handful of capes that I had, including a super cute cream colored wool cape with fox tail trim 😕...
Fast forward almost a decade later, here I am, back cloaked in a cape, thanks to my pals at Gwynnie Bee 😀 I selected this beauty for my virtual closet, you know, just to see -and wouldn't you know, I LOVE it!? Like seriously! It reminds me of a tuxedo jacket! I am thinking about purchasing it, it is a perfect fall/winter piece for Cali's version of cold weather. But if/when I do, I would size down. I found the fit to be quite generous, even with sizing down, I could still wear a chunky sweater or turtleneck underneath it.
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As always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask away below!
Have a great weekend!
Xx

24 comments:

  1. This look is so sleek! Love the cape blazer!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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    1. Thank you much Love!!! This cape seriously is fabulously designed! I'll be looking for it when the price drops :)

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  2. Wonderful outfit, what a cute cape. Lovely phots too Joi. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  3. Love the whole look and the details are perfect!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  4. I sure love my down time too. I can't get by without it. That cape is so pretty, and I love it with that handbag!

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    1. Thank you Julie! I LIVE for down time, it's like I can never get enough of it :) Oh wait- unless I'm on a 8 week vacay of leisure, LOL!!! Then I am totally ready to get back into my normal routine...

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  5. I love this look! That cape is amazing on you! Love!

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  6. Yes, I've heard that one too. And generally I stick to not adding bulk to my petite plus frame too. BUT, these capes are super cute and you look ADORABLE. Go you, I say...xxx

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    1. Thank you Mimi!!! I am constantly learning that there are always exceptions to the 'rules' :)

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  7. I have a cape blazer and love the edginess and uniqueness it is!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. I love yours too Ruth- I remember that outfit and have it saved to one of my Pinterest boards!!

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  8. Oh my gosh I love this, I love how sleek it looks! It's really great I love the versatility to it too!

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  9. So chic and stylish Joi! Love the bag ( im a bag girl) and a cape is on my winter wish list. Looks great!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  10. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great look. The sandals and the bag make this look really interesting!

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    1. Thank you Nicole! I wanted a minimal print mix plus variation of texture :)

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  11. L O V E the chic cape on you and I adore the styling with that fabulous Kate Spade bag! I so relate, I need my downtime, too, but I am not a napper ,my husband is though, at that he is a champion on weekends!
    Happy week love!
    ❤️❤️❤️ Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/blog/

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