Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Sunday Snag – When Winter Comes 'Round

1960s houndstooth cape

I know, I know, it's just now toasty warm outside. Why on Earth am I doing a winter time snag?! Well, because it's the perfect time to find some great deals on coats and winter gear now that the hungry shoppers have forgotten all about these pieces for swimsuits and sunglasses. 

I snatched up this whimsical piece from Vacation Vintage. Truth be told, I was a little gun shy with this piece. It is a 1960s cape. A cape, you say?! Yes! I have never dreamed of owning a cape before and something about this one seemed like someone should be wearing it in a murder mystery set in Scotland. I'm usually pretty practical and when I saw this I thought, "Can I really get away with this?". And then the part of me I like screamed, "Who the hell cares!". 

The cape is a classic houndstooth pattern in black and white. I wish it were wool, but I believe it's a man-made mix (alas, the 60's). The collar is a crisp mandarin with three giant black frog closures down the center. Best part? It's lined in red! How fun is that?! Am I totally going to be swishing my cape open to reveal that vampy piece of Dracula nonsense? You better believe it! I just need a pair of longer vintage black gloves, so that my arms don't get cold when I reach out my hand for passersby to kiss in admiration of my killer cape.

For now though, this beauty will be tucked away in the cedar chest until my dear Frost shows his face again...

Vintage 60s Houndstooth Cape with Red Lining

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  1. I've always loved capes but found it a bit daring to wear. However, I've seen it around more often and one day I hope to own one too. This one is darling and has wonderful details! I'm sure you will enjoy it.
    Handmade Cuties

  2. How beautiful! I love the red lining.

    Have a great day. ☺

  3. Absolutely beautiful and it looks to be in perfect shape. I used to wear capes when I was much young but not for a long time. You’re right about the gloves they are a must and you can get some really nice ones. Enjoy your cape and wear it with pride!

  4. Girl that is one cool purchase. That cape looks great. I love those closures on it. I am jealous of you for having such a great cape. Hope you have a great day.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

    1. Haha! You could share this jealousy inducing cape with me if you were closer! ;-)

  5. Oh my. I can so see you wearing this. You are much more daring in your outfit choices of late and I love it : )


  6. Oh my goodness! I am in love with this! I'm a Minnesotan, so I'm always looking for coats! Hah!

  7. I am so so glad you bought that, it's so beautiful and I hope they never really go out of style!

  8. Thank you ladies for encouraging me in these adventurous outfit choices! Glad to know there are smiling and brazen peeps standing behind me! ;-)

  9. Magnificent cape! The punchy, beautiful coral lining just makes me love it all the more. I bet this is going to become one your most reached for pieces of outerwear during the chilly months.

    ♥ Jessica

  10. What a cute cape (-: