I am in love. I actually purchased it on a bit of a whim the day before I left for Spain. I saw it online but was quickly disappointed when I realized it was completely sold out. But then I noticed a little button that said “check in store.” As fate would have it, one cape in my size was still available in Athens, Georgia. Since I was headed to Atlanta to catch my flight anyway, I left a little early and headed to Athens to see this cape. A bit over-the-top I know, but it honestly turned out to be one of my best purchases of 2017 and amazing for travel.
Now you might think a cape is anything but travel friendly. But I found it super comfy and practical. For example, when I was surrounded by gypsy teenagers along the Seine, knowing my purse was safely tucked under my cape gave me an extra sense of security. It also meant I could hide an extra bag as I boarded the plane lol.
Some how this cape (also in black here) manages to not only be roomy and comfortable, but flattering too. I have no idea how, but it doesn’t make me look boxy or twenty pounds heavier. Sadly, as I mentioned before, it is almost sold out. There are some sizes left, however, and you can also search by zip code for one in store (then I would call and have it shipped if the store is too far). Speaking of Talbolts, out of no where they have seem to rebranded a bit and have lots of cute items.
Since I love mixing plaids and dressing a bit extra when in Paris, I paired my perfect plaid cape with this throw-back plaid skirt. I also couldn’t resist pairing my plaid skirt and cape with knee high socks and Mary-Jane’s. The best part about this cape is that while it looks super cute dressed up, it is just as cute dressed down (I styled it with jeans and a tee here).
We shot these amazing Eiffel Tour photos from the Trocadero on the only day it didn’t rain while I was in Paris. Of course, that is Paris for you in the winter, a cold rainy mess. But don’t worry, even in the rain Paris is gorgeous! When the weather betrayed me, I found solace in her many festive department stores lol.
So, what are your thoughts on this cape, and capes for travel more generally? Yay or nay?