comeback in a cape


Oof! Forgive the lack of posts last week, readers! I’ve been feeling under the weather lately (migraines!) (curses!). However, hopefully I am on the mend. I decided maybe I needed a super hero cape (ie floral kimono) to help me make my comeback. Hey, it can’t hurt, right? Happy Monday, readers!


Dress: Vince Camuto via thrift ($7, retails for approx $150)

Cape/kimono: Nordstrom Rack (approx $10 marked down from approx $50)

Shoes: Aubrey Brooke from DSW ($12 marked down from $99)

Purse: Kate Spade (bag)


Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I wouldn’t normally think to pair a long drapey cape/kimono with a long drapey dress, but I noticed that this layering actually really worked! I’m always looking for ways to layer a sleeveless dress, given that I cannot go sleeveless at work. I’ve found that capes/kimonos are a great option to still stay cool in warmer weather, while also not exposing “bare arms” at work. Definitely pull back out of your capes and kimonos for spring and summer, if you have them stored for fall and winter! Nordstrom Rack generally has a great selection of both capes and kimonos, if you’re looking for one!

2) Although the drapey look seemed to work here, I liked the addition of a thin belt to add a little bit of shape to the look. While I actually don’t have many thin belts, I find that my nude color belt seems to go with just about everything. Belts are very easy to find on sale and clearance. I found the belt here on the “final sale” rack at Ann Taylor Loft, which generally has quite a few belts. But, you can also find belts on clearance at places like Nordstrom Rack and Old Navy. I like the braided belts most, as the leather isn’t prone to “cracking” as it can on solid leather belts (especially inexpensive ones!).

Anyone else still wearing their kimonos and capes? How are you styling them? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much!

26 replies to “comeback in a cape

  1. I enjoy wearing them in summer with a tank and denim cutoffs or shorts – super cute and very good for Canadian summers when it can get chilly in the evenings!

  2. I have not been around these parts in a while and for a minute I thought you cut your hair in the first pic! 🙂 Great post and hope u’ve been well

  3. You know it’s going to be a great day when you start your day off with a cape 🙂 Great look!
    Hope you’re feeling a bit better today. I know how hard migraines can be, I used to get them frequently and they just knock the crap out of you. Feel better ❤

    xo, Jackie

  4. Just so feminine and beautiful, Melissa, just like you. I Love capes, the way they feel, as they swing and sway as I walk. Looking good, my friend! Love, Amy ❤

  5. I love it! The floral print is so pretty. 🙂 Btw I get migraines too and they’re the worst! I’m down for the count for 2-3 days when I get them, I hope you’re doing better.

  6. Oh… nice kimono! Its the kimono/cape rage here in India and I have still not bought one….your kimono print is so summery & fun….like it!
    ❤ Ruchi

  7. Yayyyy my latest post is about capes too!!! This cape you are wearing is so good. How on earth do you find these treasures at such un-treasurely prices. 😂😍

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