Comments on: Cape Conundrum http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:44:54 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Koseli http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-396070 Koseli Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:13:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-396070 Capes are so romantic. I own one in a tan color and I’ve worn maybe 4 times in 2 years. But I love it and can’t get rid of it. I think the trick is Fall not winter.

Love this post! It IS a conundrum.

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By: Hannah http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-396046 Hannah Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:37:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-396046 I love my cape, (nude shade from Zara ladt year,) i got around the arm freeze by buying very long leather gloves.

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By: Lexie http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395889 Lexie Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:02:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395889 Hi am now lusting after a cape. Has anyone seen any nice ones in the shops at the moment. I’m living in Brussels at the moment so preferably European/Uk shop
Thanks

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By: bdaiss http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395510 bdaiss Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:25:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395510 Ha. I too have a cape love-fear relationship. I have been known to fondle them lovingly in the store but ultimately walk away for fear of the impracticality. I bought one of those capey-sweaters a few seasons ago and I rarely wear it because it’s so tough to manuever seatbelts/kids/bags and forget wearing a jacket with it.

But you should TOTES get one. It feels very “French” to me.

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By: Victoria Regina http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395288 Victoria Regina Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:20:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395288 To paraphrase my mother, life’s too short not to wear capes in Europe! Also, one of my classmates in Vienna wears a cape and it looks so glamorous! I say go for it. Of course, I’m mostly just trying to justify dropping 50 Euro on a coat today–to be fair, it was secondhand, it’s wool, and most of the cost came from getting it altered so it fits better–but the point remains. If it’s going to bring you enjoyment and you don’t feel like you’re being overly extravagant, do it. Get the cape!

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By: Alexia http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395283 Alexia Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:40:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395283 I have just been lusting after capes myself & had been resisting the purchase because I live in the upper Midwest and figured there would be about three days per year when a cape would be neither too warm nor not warm enough. Thanks to everyone who provided many additional reasons why it would be completely impractical — they’ll help maintain my resolve not to buy one when I keep finding myself saying, “But they’re so CUTE!”.

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By: Melissa - I Still Love You http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395256 Melissa - I Still Love You Thu, 11 Oct 2012 05:15:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395256 As the cape trend becomes more mainstream, you’ll be able dip your toes in the “cape” water at a fraction of the price because. Then if it doesn’t work out, no big deal. You’re not out an arm and a leg.

Bottom line though, GO FOR IT!

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By: Whitney Hardie http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395212 Whitney Hardie Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:47:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395212 Ha! Swallowed by a snuggie! I too am under 5’2″ so I suppose I will just continue to admire capes from afar.

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By: Whitney Hardie http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395211 Whitney Hardie Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:46:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395211 Whoah, the seatbelt thing hadn’t even crossed my mind. Looks like I can only wear a cape if I’m going to have someone drive me around!

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By: Whitney Hardie http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395209 Whitney Hardie Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:44:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395209 You totally should! Even if it’s just once in a while – why not add a little something special to your day?

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By: Whitney Hardie http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395208 Whitney Hardie Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:43:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395208 Yes, that is exactly what I’m worried about. I’m pretty short too – and all the clothes I think are most beautiful I can’t seem to carry on my shorty frame.

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By: Katie http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395194 Katie Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:52:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395194 I love capes and would absolutely buy one… if I were taller than 5’2″. At this height, I look like I’ve been swallowed by a snuggie. I generally love being shorter, but capes are something I’m sad to miss out on. I say go for it!

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By: Christy@SweetandSavoring http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395191 Christy@SweetandSavoring Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:43:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395191 I love this look- for all the reasons you mentioned- the whimsy, the European flair, the secret agent-ness….of course I would think about cold arms, as well. Arm warmers come in handy at times like these! http://www.sockdreams.com/products/accessories/arm-warmers/ :)

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By: Mary http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395190 Mary Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:33:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395190 Arm-freeze, no shoulder bags, and you cannot wear a seatbelt and drive in one.

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By: Bea http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395186 Bea Wed, 10 Oct 2012 15:53:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395186 I keep looking longingly at capes while I should be looking for a maternity coat. But between the cold arms and the need to schlep toddlers and their stuff I’m thinking it’s not in the cards for awhile.

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By: invitation consultants http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395183 invitation consultants Wed, 10 Oct 2012 15:33:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395183 ooo – a cape sounds fabulous!

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By: Christa the BabbyMama http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395177 Christa the BabbyMama Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:51:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395177 Capes just don’t work for me, though I think they are kicky and fun on other people. The sweater-as-scarf in the photo reminds me of eating breakfast in Amsterdam a few years back – I was wearing my overshirt as a scarf as we ate our gorgeous blurry-eyed meal.

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By: Kelly Chee http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395176 Kelly Chee Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:48:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395176 I second the ‘arm-freeze’ issue. Also it makes it akward to carry your handbag but I love the look of it. I scored a vintage Harris Tweed cape, gorgeous thing but rarely uses it…maybe I should introduce it back to my autumn wardrobe

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By: Giselle http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395175 Giselle Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:39:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395175 I have a lovely wool cape I got a few years back and I love it….except that my arms do freeze so I only wear it during the fall.

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By: Sandra http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/cape-conundrum/comment-page-1/#comment-395169 Sandra Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:06:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24229#comment-395169 I love all things MUJI – the simplicity of their clothes and the colour palette and how it all just fits together, season after season. Classic items with some quirk or a twist.

Last winter I DID purchase their wool cape. And it was the right size. Charcoal grey too – MORE for my charcoal grey/black wardrobe, eh?

But it just didn’t work – it seemed to slip and slide and it wasn’t as practical as I thought it would be. Maybe I’m too short for a cape but it didn’t look the greatest either. I was disappointed – LOVED the idea of a cape but the reality, not so much.

I just might not be a cape kinda gal.

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