Vintage Ketchum-Uniformer cloak. Ralph Lauren sweater. 3.1 Phillip Lim leather skirt. Pearl-drop earrings. Vintage charm necklace. Satellite cuff. Crochet tights. Lanvin shoes.
Wool capes remind me of 19th century nurses (Florence Nightingale wrapped against the chill as she checks on patients) & boarding schools (a young wizard in dress uniform, rushing across Hogwarts’ campus). This child-sized cloak belonged to a student named Dee Finn (her name is written on the label); as I purchased it in CT, she probably attended one of the elite academies in the area. I revel in my cape’s red lining (revealed with every flap of wind) beneath its conservative navy exterior. Cloaks pair well with a clutch or handbag (no shoulder-bags) – best of all is to forego a purse for pockets. The rest of my outfit is neutral: a beige leather skirt (my favorite obsession) & a pair of gold foil ballerinas.