The Cape Blazer, An Unexpected Wardrobe Staple

October 7, 2015

Late last week my husband informed me that we were invited to an event in New York City. And the event was on the upcoming Monday.

My reaction: Yay for NY! And holy crap what am I supposed to wear to a work event when I don’t even work? Nonetheless I procrastinated, not by choice, but because of….. kids, and waited until Monday morning to figure out what to wear. In my head I thought “cape, black pants, heels- combo” would be a safe bet, but what do I know about “work event” fashion? I just wanted to blend, but still feel NYC chic, because well, we don’t get out much 😉

First stop was Target, and now I know what you are thinking, but they have this amazing cape in the new Adam Lippes for Target line and I saw it on another fashion blog and it is chic and very seasonally appropriate. Sadly I didn’t have my size in the store, and probably for the best because the print is bold – not the best for “blending in”.

Next stop was Nordstrom and that is where I met the cape blazer – the item I never knew I needed until I tried it on. It is the answer to so many wardrobe problems. It’s work event savvy, date night sexy, and the answer to “what jacket to I wear to a wedding?” – we all have that question right?

Let me illustrate with some cape blazer inspiration:

cape blazer

Photo credit: CourtneyKerr // Something Navy // Pinterest

cape blazer

Photo Credit: Wendy’s Lookbook // Beyond Her Reality // What I Wore

And here is how I wore it to a “work event” – more specifically, it was a tasting event showcasing New York’s best farm-to-table restaurants, called Just Food. Foodie heaven.

cape blazer

cape blazer

cape blazer

cape blazer

P.S. Can anyone actually walk in heels? I mean, sheesh!

Shop the look:

Mural Cape Blazer // J. Crew Tissue Turtleneck // Rebecca Minkoff Necklace // BDG High Rise Pants // 30th birthday present Shoes 😉 // Bag (my grandmothers <3)


So what do we think? Are capes just for super heroes or can mommies rock them too?

  • Hilary
    October 8, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Yes mam! I need that like yesterday! I have a few capes, but nothing like this!

  • Hollie
    October 8, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    you looked great!

  • Kelly B.
    October 14, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I almost bought one of these last month (it was a piece from the Scandal for The Limited collection) and now I’m kicking myself for not grabbing one! I didn’t realize how cute it would be 😀

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