Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Camel Jolt Cape and the Perfect Red Lipstick

CAMEL CAPE - Jolt (via Nordstrom)
SKINNY MATERNITY JEANS - Serafontaine (hand-me-down)
METALLIC FLATS - Audrey Brooke (thrifted)
LEOPARD RING - Forever 21
EARRINGS - Jewelry party



REVLON Super Lustrous Lipstick in "Fire & Ice"
COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipliner in "Passion"
Today I asked Princess Sparkles if she'd rather be a princess or a superhero.  She paused and really had to think about that one.  I mean, she loves a crown but she also loves a cape.  I did inform her that a princess often wears a cape too and a superhero can wear a crown.  She then let me know that she would rather be a princess but she'd like to be both.

I have been obsessed with getting a cape myself and when I saw this Jolt one in camel for 50% off online at Nordstrom, I knew I had to have it.  I immediately drove over to the store to try it on to see which size I needed (I got XS/S).  I was sold when a shopper near me turned, nodded and said, "Are you pregnant?  Because your belly looks so cute in that cape."  Luckily, I am pregnant.  I went to purchase it but when the saleslady told me it wasn't on sale, I rushed home to order it online.  Good thing I did because the next day it was no longer 50% off!

I used a rubberband to hold
my slipper so I could shop!
I paired my cape with these inherited maternity skinnies and metallic flats I thrifted when my slipper broke during breakfast.  I made Camouflage drive me across the street to a local thrift store (any excuse to shop).  Now I can link to "Thursdays are for Thrifters" from Spunky Chateau!  I'll also be linking up to Silverstyle's "Trending Through the Decades: Capes," Pleated Poppy's "What I Wore Wednesday," and "Real Momma, Real Style."

Anyway, I'm so excited I was able to purchase this cape on sale (I'm also glad it didn't make my shoulders look like a linebacker).  The thing about capes is they are super versatile.  Not only are they great for pregnant ladies, but for princesses and superheroes alike!

52 comments:

a Bug and Bird said...

you look terrific, so strange the cape wasn't on sale in the nordstrom store but was online. i don't shop at nordstrom much anyways so i don't know.

thanks for the kind words on my blog, it's been too cold to wear dresses up until now and i really am only now getting into wearing dresses and skirts

you look very adorable and j. crew in your tan cape and driving moccasins

Francesca R said...

I love capes and this one is gorgeous! It's good that you could buy it on sale!

Courtney Erin said...

I love that camel cape - what a great sale find!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Loving that cape! :D
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incredibilmente said...

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Big hug & kiss:)

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Style Journey said...

I haven't been sold on the cape trend, but you really made me rethink this. It looks absolutely wonderful on you! Oh, and that red lipstick is hot!

Heather

Tara said...

Those shoes are such an awesome on-the-spot find...it's not often I've been able to go into a store (thrift or not) with something specific in mind and come out with something fabulous :)

Jess said...

LOL! Capes are the coolest! Your daughters are the so cute!

PS Love those shoes! <3 Jess

Ruby Girl said...

You look amazing! the lip hue IS perfect and that coat... so great!<3 www.rubygirlblog.com

Amy Fashion Blog said...

That stinks about you flip flop but the plus side now you have cute silver flats.

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Baby Budget Blog said...

That red lipstick is stunning on you and I'm LOVING that cape!!! Such a chic momma to be look!

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Meagan said...

That coat is so, so beautiful.
-Meagan
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The Suburb Experiment said...

Heheh. It was a good thing you are pregnant. I don't care if someone's about to pop, unless they bring up being pregnant first, I pretend they are not. I've heard too many horror stories about people making assumptions and then eating their feet. :)

But that cape does fit your cute little belly perfectly! And I think those shoes were meant to be.

Jenn

Shon said...

Rock it Mama!! This is such a great look. It could work anytime, but would be a great run around Saturday look. I can no longer pull off a bold lip!! I have tried and I look like I am trying to hard. A nude lip is my calling card.

Jayme and Mendi said...

I am in love with this cape and what a deal you got! You look amazing in the cape with your red lips and your bangs! Workin it girl!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Frannie Pantz said...

I have been DYING for a cape this season! I haven't found one to fit my budget yet though. :-( This looks amazing on you. My daughter is the same way. She has two older brothers, so every once in a while, she will trade in her princess heels for a cape and Nerf gun. Kids are so funny!

the nyanzi report said...

beautiful!

Kristin said...

OMG, I'm so jealous! I totally posted about that cape a couple weeks ago. Wish I could have scored it 50% off!

Sophie - Country girl said...

That cape is one of the nicest I've seen, it looks fab on you!

rachel said...

i love the cape! it looks great on you! it looks very chic. pigtails is hilarious in that 1st pic. btw, you can send those rainbow slippers back to the company and they'll fix or replace them for free (as long as you haven't worn through the soul).

AlbeeLucky said...

That cape rocks. You wear it so well. I just saw it on site about a week ago and was contemplating on getting it myself. It's just perfect for our windy days.

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Gracey said...

You look totally adorable in that cape! Great purchase at 50% off!

And I love (LOVE) the rubber banded flip flop. Brilliant.

Rebecca said...

That cape looks great on you, and it must be really comfortable.

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

That cape is just fabulous- I'm busting out mine tomorrow! I also love you with red lips- very olf school glamour!

Bravoe Runway said...

You look fantastic in this cape! I like the colour and what a great buy, 50% off online? You'll put this to great use in years to come!

Kara said...

Love that cape AND the deal! Also love Revlon Fire and Ice...it's a classic and looks great on you:-)

D said...

I don't remember ever owning a cape but yours looks so cute and non-confining, I'm considering one
That's a great lip color on you!
Oh, yeah, I've had to do the rubberband trick but then I had to drag my foot like Frankenstein.

Mongs said...

you look so stunning in this cape, great buy- thank God you were fast as lightning, you need super hero speed to grab good deals like this. Looks great with the shoes too, looks like I got to break my shoes more often. So I can have the excuse to keep going to the thrift store.

love,mongs
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Danielle said...

That's a pretty awesome cape! I love the color. Been looking for a trench coat in that color.

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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Super cute and I LOVE those flats! btw, that cape will look great even when you're not pregnant, lol.

xo mary jo

Vanessa said...

I adore those flats so much! (And the cape is marvelous, too!) And, what's with that shopper approaching you to say "Are you pregnant?" I mean, come on people!

Mrs. J said...

Ooooh, you look fabulous Claire. The first thing I notice was the bright red lips. I'm loving the fact that you took a risk and it looks wonderful on you. The second that caught my eye was your cape!! I'm JEALOUS and I want one now.

This whole outfit is just perfect!! :)

Emma said...

That is such a Gorgeous cape at such a good price! I NEED ONE !! I am also Loving your lipstick! Revlon is one of my Fave brands.

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

How cute is your cape coat? Love the photo with your little princess too.
The bangs look GREAT. Very chic.
Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com/

oomph. said...

gorgeous cape!! i can't believe people still ask "are you preggers?"!!! obviously they haven't asked the wrong person yet, lol! i've always wanted a cape, but could never wear it here :(

and so crazy about your target order!!! i'd be pissed, too...that kind of happened with an asos order...took forver, then when i inquired, they refunded me and cancelled the order! when i went back online to try and re-order the stuff, it was gone!! then...a month later my package showed up!! score, lol! anyways, i guess after taking so long with the missoni stuff, you kinda lose the excitement and are actually ok without it. you got to spend the money on this gorgeous cape instead!!

[oomph.]
You're Invited: fall in love with mark.

Kimberly said...

great outfit love the cape and your shoes! lovely photos!

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Chelsea Lane said...

I love this lip color and your loafers! adorable shot of lil' girlie too ;)

xoxo

Nia Langley said...

Really nice cape! You look great :)

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Shea said...

I love every part of this Claire! That cape is awesome, and the bold lips look gorgeous!! And ANOTHER awesome pair of shoes I want to steal! :)

Jessica L. said...

Oh, I love that cape jacket and that ring!!!!- Jessica

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rlutz said...

That cape is fabulous...love the simple, but so chic look you have going on today!!

stylemebad.com said...

Your daughter posing with you is absolutely adorable!!

Great cape too!!

Lei said...

I really like your hair here! :) And that cape is great.

HammBone said...

This post totally made me regret not getting that cape! It was on sale at my store in a plaid and totally passed. Dangit!

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