cloak & dagger

Thanks to a certain little Ponygirl, I probably won't be adding to my wardrobe this fall (unless I make things myself). I can't stop kicking myself, however, for not getting a cloak that I saw at Zara last year, one that closely resembled ChloĆ© Fall 2009. It would have been even less expensive to buy than if I bought the wool to make one myself. I am not exaggerating when I say that every time the weather dips below 25°C, I think about that tan cloak.

I've said it before, but I can't help but love Zara. I am pretty excited to see what they have on offer for fall and winter. From what I've seen so far, it's a wilderness of girl-pretty and monochrome. Maybe they'll have a blanket-like cloak in there.

I wish it were me in this picture! Even The Cherry Blossom Girl has a similar cloak (apparently hers is Lacoste). Via The Sartorialist.


nath, chelsea, Marinka, Celine, Same Length Pinkie, Maria, Michelle, fraisedesbois, Katie, nancy : The Sway Report, etre-soi, Hello Lindello: Thank you for the sweet words on the picture! Geoff took it with a Polaroid 640 -- we found some 600 film at the back of the fridge!

rosemaryx: Haha, do you mean to her new life? She's doing very well! She is very affectionate and snuggly and very, very playful! Thank you for asking.

Anna: Oh yes, she has a very strong personality! Very mischievous!

Dress up scientist: I hope to share pictures of the cat bed soon! I am proud of it.

Nedda Ebo: Yes, they are a joy! A lot of work, but I don't mind. She's a sweet little thing.

Elise / broom people: Oh yes, I think I will have stripey feet for a while! It's pretty cute, I think.

Gabriela: The bed I made is very simple! I love it, though! I am proud of it.

Manue: Thank you! She is so soft, yes! Amazingly fluffy!

Jaymie: I hope you can get one! They're a delight.

-Alaina: Haha! Aw, it's just little ol' me.

Pamela Myers: Haha, it's true!

blythe: Oh yes, an excellent website!

Anonymous: Aw, that's a sweet thought!

Anonymous: Oh, I agree that Annex Cat Rescue is amazing (some friends of ours adopted through them a few years ago) but unfortunately they are quite swamped and never got back to me. I contacted a number of rescue groups, and they are all overwhelmed. Poor kitties.

miss sophie: Aw, she is a lovely little kitty!

Stephanie: Thank you!

melly: Oh yes, those are on my wishlist for sure!


  1. Love this look! And at first glance I thought this picture was of you - so it's bound to suit you!!

  2. I love cloaks! I've been looking at thrift stores for them lately but no dice. Well...actually I found one yesterday but I wasn't totally sold on it and left it there, now I'm bummed because we know it won't be there when I go back. I'm so indecisive!

    I hope you do find one, because I think this would look amazing on you!

  3. Zara is my favorite when they get all their Fall/early winter stuff in. So much neutral color goodness, all pretty affordable. Mmmmmm...

  4. I loved that one of her too. I'm almost certain I saw some blogger in a similar cape this year that was from H&M, but can't for the life of me remember who it was. Annoying. I'm going to keep my eyes open in there just in case though!

  5. I can't wait to see Zara's new fall stuff... Sept. 2nd it's online, which is the closest I'll get. *smile* Gorgeous cape.

  6. That is a very nice coat...it's a shame that you didn't get the one from Zara :( But on the positive side--there's probably something better waiting for you...that's the same price or even cheaper! :D

    Mustart x

  7. oh hun i hear ya, i feel like i never get to get clothes ever, so broke, i'm so sick of the same things over & over, & from last year, again& again...sigh...

  8. I too am looking for a cloak/cape for this winter. I was actually in at Zara today and they have a plaid one and another cape like coat in camel. I also saw a great cape at Holt Renfrew Last call that is calling me back. Of course it is tad more expensive.

  9. blah! i am nowhere near a zara! however i do plan on saving some pennies and attempting to snag an alexa/madewell back to school present for myself!

    ps. i posted a polaroid i snapped on my blog! ;) just for you!

  10. LOVE the cloack- cape style is so in right now! I peaked in Zara the other day and I am really feeling all the leather pieces. Although I think if I actually wore them I'd melt (I live in Bangkok).


  11. at first i thought it was you in the photograph! gorgeous outfit - i can see why you're lusting after a tan cloak :)

  12. oh i absolutely love it! it's unfortunate that in cali it never gets cold enough to wear a coat/cloak! our idea of cold is 60 degress fahrenheit! :)

  13. Oooh there is a cape like this on ASOS! I have the Zara one, but if I didn't I would totally buy the one from ASOS. Look at the jackets section xxx

  14. I have been thinking about it for a long time, and I'm definitely making a cape for myself this year.

    I know it is a money issue, but I don't think Zara's wool will ever compare to the one you buy and choose yourself.
    Every now and then they carry clothes that have a little construction/material quality, but it's not so easy to find them in the middle of the cheap stuff.

  15. That cloak is beautiful - her entire outfit is! And I completely agree, I can get lost in Zara for hours on end, cooing over the clothes on offer xx

  16. I know you could make yourself an amazing cloak. What about that Built by Wendy cape tutorial on Martha? I do love the Zara fall collection, there's a couple camel coats I've got my eye on.

  17. Actually, you & the Cherry Blossom Girl really do look alike! (Well as far as I can tell!)