The Boohoo Cape

Tuesday, 25 October 2016



The endless love affair that I have with the Cape trend is un-real and what better time to unleash the trend and make it's grand entrance than Autumn. There is something so elegant about the silhouette of the cape, I love the versatility and the warmth it gives for these Autumn months - the perfect transitional piece to have in my Autumn / Winter wardrobe. My outfit details will be explored shortly, but first let me share a little bit about what I've gotten up to recently. 

I don't know about you, but I love a good wardrobe clear out. I find myself feeling more calm and collected when I know that my wardrobe is not bursting full of clothes. Not only is it great to really just let go of those trousers that you might fit in if you loose a few pounds or even those extreme baggy tees that you'd DIY'd; which you convinced yourself is soo Yeezy. It's just time to let that go to a better home, maybe not the DIY ones but the ones that you had some good memories in you know? 


Take these pieces for example, you see the white and teal looking jumper? Well i've been umming and ahhing about whether or not to donate it as it's one of the few pieces that I kept from my last trip back in Indonesia. I remember buying it at the local mall with my family and completely fallen in love with it because at the time I was really into teal... like I even wore teal eyeliner all the time. Anyways, they were just laughing at me because well, we were in Indonesia and it is literally like 30 degrees outside so there was really no point for me to buy it! But my excuse was that I needed it for when we go to the shopping areas and from the super-cold AC's in our cars... They just wouldn't let it go and just kept cracking jokes, as families do. Now that I look at it and as I type, I should have probably listened to them, because as soon as I got back to the UK i've literally only worn it a couple of times. Typical! I really didn't want to let go of it purely because of the smile it brings to me reminiscing over my family laughing at me. I'm sure next time I go back to Indonesia they'll probably ask me where that jumper's gone, well guys if you're reading this then i'm happy to say that it's gone to a new owner.*sigh*, good times.

There are loads of great charity shops in Liverpool and a few of my favourite are the British Heart Foundation ones - where these clothes were donated. At the top of my head there are two within Liverpool city centre; one in Bold Street and one near M&S :)

 If you didn't know already the British Heart Foundation are the nation's heart charity and the largest independent founder of cardiovascular research. In their website they state that: 'Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it. Our pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.'



Hat - Forever 21 | Sunglasses  - H&M | Dress - Boohoo* | Cape - Boohoo* | Shoes - Dune London | Bag - Vintage
Photography: Jean-Michael Ipock





Thanks to Bohoo I was given the opportunity to add a few staples to my Autumn & Winter wardrobe which I am so excited to make more memories wearing, for example this gorgeous Cape jacket! As soon as I opened my parcel I just fell in love. I was so tempted to get the Pink one but who am I kidding, you just can't go wrong with black! I styled it with this lovely Floral dress which executed the Blair Waldorf vibes I was going for perfectly.



Hope you guys enjoyed this post, do let me know if you've had a wardrobe clear out recently!

Love, Pingkan x

7 comments

  1. Wow I loved this blog post. I absolutely love how you've styled the cape! It's perfect with that dress! I love charity shops myself, I volunteer at one!
    Tash xx
    Love-laughter-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Awh thank you so much Tash :) No way! You must get all the good stuff before it hits the shelves! Hehe x

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  2. I love your outfit! The cape looks so cute on you. I don't own any capes but I might need to pick one up after seeing it on you. Thanks for sharing!

    x. Cattleya

    alittlecattleya.com

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    1. Awh you are far too kind Cattleya! I must say definitely invest in a cape, they are such a timeless piece to have in your collection :) x

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  3. Loving this outfit! That cape is gorgeous :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  4. You pair this outfit so well hun, very stylish - total Blair Waldorf vibes! I love clearing out my wardrobe too and have less clothes. I always have a bag ready and waiting to go to the charity shop!

    Hanh | Hanhabelle

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