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chic me cape

chic me cape

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Happy 2017! I hope everyone had a great time ringing in the New Year! I was in Sydney for all the craziness this year – I’ll be putting together a post on Wednesday about what that was like. But for now, I’m going to talk about this here outfit!

It’s no secret that I love capes and all things flowy. I mean, I REALLY love capes. So, I couldn’t resist ordering this cape from Chic Me. Capes remind me of superheros…and well, I do love superheroes! Haha. However, I’m going to be blunt right away, this is not exactly my favorite cape.

When my husband first saw it he asked if I was graduating…because it looks similar to the shiny polyester gowns one wears at graduation. And I do have to say, it bears a striking resemblance in person. This might be why it’s not my favorite – I couldn’t get that picture out of my head after he said that! Haha. It didn’t look quite so shiny in the photo, but, things don’t always go perfectly when ordering online – right? (Although, I’ve had a heck of a run.)

I do like the cut and how long it is, though. And it was a good excuse to break out my red pumps…which I don’t get the chance to wear nearly enough. Red and black is easily my favorite color combo.

And I don’t want to knock on Chic Me too hard for this order, as I really loved my last item from them. (You can click here to see it.)

Has anyone else had any little snafus when ordering online? And how was your NYE? Let me know in the comments!

Cape: c/o* Chic Me
Pants: H&M
Purse: Kate Spade (Similar)
Sunglasses: c/o* Polette
Cami: Maurices
Pumps: Target (Similar)


*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.

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20 thoughts on “For the Love of Capes

  1. Amanda Brezovsky

    Happy New Year Lindsey!! I loveeee capes too! They’re not only insanely chic, but also because of superheroes! Haha, I’m so glad that you have an infinity for superheroes too. I used to be made fun of for liking them as a kid and now it’s cool to like superheroes. Go figure lol. Anyway, I know what you mean about online snafu’s. It happens, but I hate when it does.


    1. haveclotheswilltravel Post author

      Happy New Year to you too, Amanda! And yesssss a fellow cape-lover! For superhero reasons too! Haha. Love that I’m not the only one! I’m sorry to hear you were made fun of..I was picked on as well for it growing up. I ended up keeping it to myself until I was in college just how much I enjoyed “geeky” movies and comics as a result. It’s certainly nice that it’s becoming “cool” to enjoy these things now. Lol, weird how that works out.


  2. Joanna Joy

    I love your red shoes, your gold link necklace, and sunnies! Your accessories really make this black outfit pop. I hope you had a nice holiday and Happy New Year dear:)


  3. robjodiefilogomo

    As much as I love ordering online…there are those details that just don’t come across in photos! I wonder if there’s something you can do to it to get that shine off?
    Love the pop of color with the heels!!


  4. denisesplanet

    Hi, dear Lindsey, I hope you had a great NYE party! Happy new year! I also love capes and this one looks amazing, and in the pictures I can’t see it shining – but I have to confess that after what I read – what your husband said about graduating – I can’t take the image out of my head either 🙂 BUT having said this, I still think you look amazing and I loved this cape, I would order it, shiny or not! If I had problems with things that I ordered online… a few, yes. One that I was like arrrgh, was an expensive ring to a friend, as a present, and she thought it was too big. It was Tory Burch, via net-a-porter and I said “look, let’s give it back and order something you prefer”. She said no, kept the ring and never wore it 🙁 But OK, a present is a present. Hope you have a wonderful near year, dear Lindsey, you will have great experiences and I am eager to take part as well!


  5. Lauren-Blair

    OMG the graduation remark, lol. Well, for the record I never would have thought of that and certainly didn’t while looking at photos both in this post and on various social media before I got to read this post! I think you look VERY chic and that pop of red in the shoes is amazing. I’ve been searching for a cape dress/jumpsuit/etc for forever and a day now, so this is very inspiring–even if it’s not your favorite! XO


  6. Mona

    HAPPY NEW YEEEEAR! Hope you get everything you wish for in 2017!!
    I gotta say though, I sort of love this cape. Could be that we don’t wear those black things here, but I think it’s really chic, and I love it with the red heels!!
    Much love,


  7. Richa Kamal

    Ha ha… I am so inspired by SuperMan/Woman, have to do a post on skirts over leggings style. 😀
    Love the cape style. They are so fun to wear and elegant to see.
    I like how you styled it.
    I have had my issues with online orders, luckily I could return most of them.
    Richa | Fancier’s World


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