Our recurring feature about those inexplicable manic fashion moments when all of a sudden we have to have a bizarre item of clothing. Immediately.
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Cynthia is browsing fashion online.
One after another, each mainstream retailer has a cape blazer popping up in their New Arrivals section.
Cynthia is seized with longing.
Cynthia (shrieking): I want a cape blazer!
Marcy: A what?
Cynthia: A cape blazer! Look!
Marcy: Looks like Super Girl meets Working Girl (Melanie Griffith). It’s kind of weird.
Cynthia: I thought they were cool when I first saw one on crazy cool chick, Caroline, from Love & Loathing Los Angeles.
Cynthia: But, I never thought they would go mainstream.
Marcy looks closer.
Marcy: Yeah. It’s kind of weird. Where would you even wear it?
Cynthia (google-eyed): Everywhere.
Marcy rolls her eyes.
Cynthia: Everywhere I wear a blazer.
Marcy: Please. You can barely get out of your five year old ratty sweatshirts lately.
Cynthia (manically): I would if I had a cape blazer. I could do anything and be anything in a cape blazer! I could even fly in my cape blazer!
Marcy: You can’t fly in cape blazer. That’s an illusion.
Cynthia: That’s okay. Sometimes the illusion is all you need.
Marcy: Ah, I see. Fake it ’til you make it.
Cynthia (enthralled): I could be president of the United States if I had a cape blazer.
Marcy: I’m sure Hillary is panicking in her pantsuit.
Cynthia: Gasp. Oh, My. Gato. Maybe Hillary should wear a cape blazer!!
Marcy stalks off to hide Cynthia’s credit cards.
I’m torn. I don’t think I can say I blanketly like these but I like some of them. I absolutely love, however, Marcy’s line ” Looks like Super Girl meets Working Girl.” That is spot-on!!
My fogey self is having a hard time with this. If your arms are exposed you’ve defeated the purpose of the blazer which is to keep you toasty on a chilly day. Some of them look pretty cute, though.
I do think you should run for president. I’m not happy with the current crop of candidates. You are smarter, better looking and better dressed than any of them and you’d have Freddy and the cats to back you up.
Thank you! Not sure I could debate Hillary on foreign policy though!
A company recently sent me one of these, and I didn’t think I’d like it at all. I think it’s because I don’t really wear blazers as it is, so I had no idea how to style one. But now I see more and more bloggers styling them, and I feel a bit more inspired to find fun ways to wear it. It really does look fabulous on Caroline!
OMG!!! I would love to see how you would style one of these!!
These look Star-Trek-y! And I empathize with your fondness for comfy (so much nicer than saying ratty, MARCY) old sweatshirts.
Ohhhh! Star Trek! Love it! Now I want one even more.
don’t wanna ruin my rep. =^..^=
LOVE LOVE LOVE! I believe EVERY girl deserves to feel like a queen/superhero. Cape blazers can really help with that 🙂 I now know from experience! #longlivethecapeblazer <3
Caroline!! Thanks so much for stopping by! I keep meaning to put you up on my blogroll. I will do it right now! Love your stuff!
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Unless you sing in a rock/pop band, don’t go there. The blazers in black were the only ones that had a little bit of a cool factor for a girl in a band or Cat Woman. The ones that were not in the black color just seemed unfinished to me and looked like they would be too cold to wear.
Wow, this may be the first negative comment I have ever made! It’s all in good fun though.
Stacey!!! I miss your blog! Come back to blogging!!
And yes – all in good fun! The stuff from my All Of A Sudden I Need series is all about fashion that people will either love or hate! Negative comments welcome! 🙂
You know what? I think you should get one in black. (Like, a cheapie one from Forever 21, in case you wear it a few times and decide it’s meh.) With your figure, you can get away with playing with all kids of unusual silhouettes, and I know you’re very comfortable in black – plus it just looks so classic. And who wants to be a super hero when you can be a noir-ish super-VILLAIN?!
That is a great idea! You’re right – it’s always best to try out a crazy fashion at the cheapie stores first. That way if it goes out of fashion or you don’t like it – it isn’t such a big deal!