Cape Crusader

I have always loved a cape , so when I came across this black one with its floral sprigs recently I knew it had to be mine.

After all it addressed my criteria for buying something new, that is a timeless style, good quality and something I will wear for many years to come. I will admit that I am not always one for floral embellishment but I loved the subtle tones in the embroidery .

The cape is from Elliatt and is a rather clever design with a vest and is very warm , another plus as Winter sets in. Today I have worn it with Sacha Drake wide leg pants but know it will work just as well with many of my skirts.

Don’t you just love it when what you wear is as good coming or going.

Today’s post is a little late as I was keen to revisit this spot near the town of Evandale that we came across last year , but Mother Nature had other ideas yesterday with pouring rain and strong winds. This avenue of oak trees is the entrance to Logan , an old farming property, and provided the perfect backdrop for today’s colours.

Tan coloured block heeled lace-ups and Wolford black and cream socks paired perfectly. The Wolford socks were a naughty purchase in Melbourne recently.

I was also rather pleased that my little orange hat with its fluffy pom pom matched the cape. I came across this little hat in a small shop in the back streets of Paris in 2016 while searching for a hat box .

My faithful black studded leather gloves from Ted Baker and Karen Walker sunnies complete the outfit.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Mica For Weekday Link Up, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday.



  1. June 11, 2019 / 1:10 pm

    Now that is a beautiful cape! I never wear one. I think ot’s because I can”t find a lot of them here. I have to search for a beauty! Strange to see that Autumn is there. We are just starting summer!

    • grownupglamour
      June 12, 2019 / 7:16 am

      Thank you Nancy , capes are hard to find here too, that is why I was thrilled to find this one. I know it does take a bit of getting used to, the opposite seasons, enjoy your Summer.

  2. June 11, 2019 / 5:49 pm

    That cape is incredible, both the shape and the embroidery have a real 1930s vibe going on, I can see why you had it have i. Having wonderful outerwear makes winter a lot more bearable! Love the governess shoes, too! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      June 12, 2019 / 7:13 am

      Thank you Vix , it was the vintage vibe that drew me to the cape too. I agree that having outerwear that you love does indeed make Winter easier. Every time I wear the shoes I will think of your governess description. xxx

  3. June 12, 2019 / 6:14 am

    What a beautiful cape! Yes, it’s definitely a keeper, and every wardrobe need a few (or a dozen) statement pieces, for every season.

    • grownupglamour
      June 12, 2019 / 7:10 am

      Thank you Tiina I agree this cape is a keeper and will grace my wardrobe for many Winters to come.

  4. June 14, 2019 / 9:29 am

    Yoru whole look is beautifully co-odinated – love the hat. Have a great weekend x

    • grownupglamour
      June 15, 2019 / 12:10 am

      Thank you Penny , I was so pleased with the cape and how it works with many of my existing pieces, including the little hat , a find in Paris in 2016. Enjoy your weekend, hope the weather is kind.

  5. June 16, 2019 / 11:04 am

    What a beautiful cape! I really like the embroidery and how well your hat compliments it! 🙂

    Thank you for joining the #weekdaywearlinkup

    Hope that you’re having a wonderful weekend 🙂

    • grownupglamour
      June 18, 2019 / 3:36 am

      Thank you so much Mica, I think it was the embroidery that drew me to the cape. It is always me pleasure to join in your weekday link up.

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