As you may know I’m wrapping up my Cape series where I provided style inspiration for capes throughout the entire month of January, and this is my final look. I had so much fun putting all of the outfits together, and varying styles in an attempt to appeal to the masses. The bar has been set high, and no ordinary cape last cape would do. It’s only right to end the month with a bang, so I saved my best cape for last.
I felt like a Queen in this long, dramatic black cape with ruffle trim! The vintage God’s blessed me with this gorgeous Bonwit Teller last year. Bonwit Teller & Co. was one of a group of upscale department stores on Fifth Avenue in New York City founded by Paul Bonwit in 1895, that catered to the “carriage trade”. From my research the retailer was the grand dame of haute couture! The store’s demise started with the loss of their Fifth Avenue store, and was later demolished to build Trump Tower. Although I was saddened to discover the background on how Bonwit Teller stores closed, it makes me cherish this cape even more knowing it’s a part of American history.
This cape has a medieval look, but I softened it by pairing it with a knee length a-line silk skirt and elegant bow heels. Here are a few capes that you can achieve a similar look with (here and here), and of course additional outfit details are below.
Thank you so much for following me along this journey, and showering me with love by commenting, positive feedback, and likes on my Cape series. I look forward to styling more capes and providing inspiration in the future! Until then, keep Queenin’!
Photography by: Sharon Bui
What I Am Wearing:
//Feather Beret // Vintage (Mama’s)
// Bow Heels // JustFab (Giada)
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