A Cute Collar And A Cape

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Cape: Zara
Shirt: ModCloth
Skirt: J. Crew
Tights: H&M
Necklace: ModCloth
Ring: BCBG Max Azria
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

So, it’s definitely time to buy tights. I don’t know about you but very few pairs of tights last me more than a season, and actually, quite a few pairs don’t even make it past the first wear. Since I haven’t been rocking tights all too often, I had no idea what was stored away. As it turned out, after wearing black tights the day before, there was only one pair left…and, of course, they weren’t opaque. Normally I wouldn’t wear black tights that weren’t, but I didn’t really have time to change and it was too cold to go out with bare legs. And, that, friends, is why I will buy way too many pairs of opaque black tights this weekend. Well, that and the fact that I despise washing tights by hand and have a habit of buying a new pair rather than washing them. (Don’t judge me.)

It was the adorable scalloped collar that sold me on this shirt. That soft detail paired with polka dots definitely makes this one of the more feminine button downs in my closet. Naturally that made me want to wear it with boyish pieces, but instead of reaching for pants and oxfords, I went with a denim skirt in a flirty shape. To finish off this ladylike look, I layered on a cape and added a bright bag.

20 comments:

sartorialsidelines said...

I really need to go through my tights drawer and see what all I've got in there because it is definitely tights weather here too! I also love that Zara cape...I wish I could pull capes off.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Hanna said...

modcloth. Zara. Marc Jacobs. This one is my favourite! oh and your hair please!? :)

Frannie Pantz said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your cape!  I have so many pairs of tights it's unreal, yet only wear about a third of them.  In high school, I was a tight/fishnet/knee high/thigh high/bright colored tights FREAK.  I still have almost all of them.  One day, my friend, one day. 

Kaylynd said...

I won't judge you....because I might do the same thing haha I just got all my laundry together this morning to take care of after work, and I threw all the tights to the side telling myself I'll hand wash them later...even though I know I wont. THey just get all tangle up in everything and get stretched out in the wash. And I just don't have the time or patience to do a separate load or wash them in the sink. Way easier to just go to target and stock up.

Citizen Rosebud said...

I have a trench cape too! I was going to sell it but seeing you rock it makes me want to put it back in my closet! I'm loving capes- have a few but need a few more.
Your hair is adorbs; I like the whisper of lilac on the bangs AND you of all people make me want to buy handbags. Your Marc Jacobs fire engine red number has me salivating for some spicy handbaggery!

Gaby said...

lol, sister we are in the same boat. target has two pairs of really dark black tights for $7. sooo worth it, although i like my black tights just a little less than opaque, i feel they're more flattering.

Starisea said...

That cape is so classic!  And I love how the colors of the bus compliment you bag.  That's a great picture!

mousevox vintage said...

i must have really great luck with tights, as i seem to be able to wash them in the washing machine and make them last at least an entire season. i'm not a huge fan of american apparel, bur their tights really are durable (and the color choices are excellent).

your collar really is adorable! i'm also loving your cape. i've been on the lookout for a perfect one for myself for ages now!

Shop Sweet Things with Jeanne said...

I am the same! I rather buy than to wash, haha! (sometimes that applies to hanky pankies when I am too behind on my laundry... sorry TMI!) Love the unique shape of that collar and am putting a cape on my shopping radar! 

Girl and Closet said...

Santina, your hair & outfit look absolutely amazing! And, my goodness... I adore your modcloth top. As for your tights questions?! I buy mine from modcloth and ASOS. I've also heard that "we love colours" has great & durable ones + they have so many fabulous colours! Have a great weekend gorgeous lady!! xo veronika

Sweet Laundry said...

I hear ya on the tights! I am definitely going to stock up on 10 black pairs of super opaque with control top tights. Gotta have the control top :) More fantastic Modcloth purchases! Lovely. And I saw you in the "One Sweater, Three Ways"  article. That sweater looks fabulous with skinny cords!

Santina said...

Have you given a cape a try? I actually didn't think I could pull one off either...but then I found this one! I think it's all about proportions when it comes to capes.

Santina said...

Hee hee. Thanks, Hanna!

Santina said...

Jealous of your tights collection! ;)

Santina said...

Exactly! Happy I'm not the only one!

Santina said...

I already commented on Twitter, but you have such a way with words! "A whisper of lilac"? You sure know how to make a girl feel pretty! :)

Santina said...

Ha! I didn't even notice that!

Thanks for commenting, Staci! I'm always so excited to see one from you! :)

Santina said...

Ha ha - totally not TMI! I do the same!

Santina said...

Thanks, Veronika! I have a few pairs of We Love Colors, and they are definitely great quality. It's funny - I never thought to buy black tights there but why not?

You've been wearing tights in such beautiful autumnal colors lately!

BetweenLaundryDays said...

Oh my gosh. I LOVE this. This is easily an all-time fave.

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