So, I don’t know if this happens to everyone, but I often find myself desparately wanting something that I would have dismissed as ugly or impractical just a few months before. For example, I was anti-wedge for quite a long time, but woke up one morning a few years ago and realized that I had to have a pair. I am still wearing the shit out of the first pair I purchased–unless you want to be charitable and call the nasty platform shoes that I wore in the 90s “wedges,” which would be terribly nice of you.
Capes and I are now having a similar relationship. Up until a week ago, I thought capes were impractical and silly and a little over-the-top. Now I MUST HAVE ONE. And I may also need leather gloves to match, dammit!
My current favorite is this one, which I will not purchase, since I cannot afford it (unless I forgo a new winter coat, which I need, and boots, which I want) and I was hoping to be responsible and buy something vintage.
As far as vintage, I really like this one, but a) it’s a little, ahem, loud, and not particularly classic, and b) some bitches are going to drive up the price of that motherfucker because it’s at 9 bids already and we have 6 days to go!
I like this cape too, but it’s more than I want to spend on something from eBay that I haven’t seen in person, and then there’s this one, which I am undecided on because the fabric could be gross and I think I would want to change the closures. Still, I am going to give it a few days thought and may wind up getting it.
Obviously, I’m still in the infancy stage of my cape hunt, and my lust for one may fade as time goes on, though I doubt it. I’m just praying that I don’t wake up tomorrow and decide that leggings and gladiator sandals are the shit I need about 12 pairs of each.