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THE CAPE STORY- STYLE SWAP TUESDAYS

We always have that one piece in our closet that is close to our heart, has a memorable story and that we cherish forever. Well, the piece I'm referring to today isn't exactly close to my heart, but it sure has a unique story that makes it special.

Circa July 2018, my sister and I went on a shopping date and she bought this designer cape ( the last piece ) at a store in Delhi. I liked it but I wasn't sure how I would wear it, so I ignored. Two months later my inner voice spoke to me ' buy this cape from your sister '! I still wasn't sure why I should buy it but Pinterest gave me a billion ideas to style a cape like this. Moreover, the upcoming December wedding in the family, where I was planning to wear this lehnga skirt with this green cape, made me ask my sister if she would sell the cape to me. Well, good news- she hadn't worn the cape and had it brand new with tags attached. I was pumped and made all arrangements to transfer the funds to her. Unfortunately, the wedding got called of and I had to cancel my tickets to India. The cape now became history.......

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KIRAN UTTAM GHOSH cape // ARMANI jeans // ASOS sandals 



green cape, white jeans, summer outfit, tassel necklace, how to style a cape, street style, DC blogger, Fashion, zebra print heels, saumya shiohare

green cape, white jeans, summer outfit, tassel necklace, how to style a cape, street style, DC blogger, Fashion, zebra print heels, saumya shiohare

green cape, white jeans, summer outfit, tassel necklace, how to style a cape, street style, DC blogger, Fashion, zebra print heels, saumya shiohare

green cape, white jeans, summer outfit, tassel necklace, how to style a cape, street style, DC blogger, Fashion, zebra print heels, saumya shiohare

green cape, white jeans, summer outfit, tassel necklace, how to style a cape, street style, DC blogger, Fashion, zebra print heels, saumya shiohare

green cape, white jeans, summer outfit, tassel necklace, how to style a cape, street style, DC blogger, Fashion, zebra print heels, saumya shiohare

green cape, white jeans, summer outfit, tassel necklace, how to style a cape, street style, DC blogger, Fashion, zebra print heels, saumya shiohare

Couple months later my sister revisited the whole ' cape buying situation' as she was planning on wearing it to another wedding. I declined......! But something happened and she couldn't attend the wedding. A few weeks later my sister asked me the final time if I was interested in the cape coz she was going to loan it to her sister-in-law for an event. I declined........yet another time! Something happened again and my sister's SIL ended up wearing something else and not this cape.

Fast forward May 2019, a local friend's family was visiting from India and my friend asked me if I needed anything from India. I had an Indian wedding to attend here in VA in June and hence I requested my sister to drop off some of my traditional clothing at this friend's in-laws house. A few days later the package arrived in US and to my surprise- there was this cape ( tags still attached ). My sister sent it to me without confirming as she wanted me to have it. Well, I was excited but still unassertive of the styling options.

A year later the cape came to me, brand new. I wasn't as much excited about the outfit as much as I was for pulling out the tags. It was like a long-lost-love found. It is kind of a classic that never goes out of style. The same designer came out with other colors in the same style, but this green remains my fave. I thought it was going to be a lot easier to style this cape, but I had the hardest time figuring out outfits. I reluctantly wore this outfit with the white jeans- it looks doable....

A few days later, post this photoshoot, my sister visited us in US and I decided to part with this cape once and for all and gave it back to her. She took it back to India and has already worn it a few different ways. I guess this cape is meant to be styled more in an Indian traditional way. I am happy that this cape finally found a permanent home and is with the most suitable deserving owner, but I am happier as I got to snip the label and wear it first-hand....... SORRY SISTER!
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12 comments

  1. What a fun story about this cape! It sort of reminded me a little bit of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants as this pretty little cape as traveled round the world until it finally found its perfect owner! I love the way you have it styled with distressed white jeans and those amazing sandals! You look super chic and edgy! And the color is so perfect on you.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thanks Shelbee. It sure was a case of the traveling cape.

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  2. Such a great story - thank you for sharing. I love the color of this cape!

    https://colorandgrace.com/

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    1. It was my sister's pick, which I didn't care for much then but the color is sure spectacular

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  3. The cape is beautiful and what a story! Glad it is now being worn!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Agreed, this cape deserves much more love and sunshine

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  4. What a story! The color is beautiful and glad that the tags are off and that it is being used and worn. It looks beautiful with white jeans and your shoes are perfection!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  5. You did a great job of styling the cape - it looks lovely with the white jeans and long necklace.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  6. Never knew how riveting a cape story could be!! :)

    Looking beautiful wearing it! :)

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