OOTD | The Checked Cape

A/W Cape Trend, Blue Vanilla, OOTD, Outfit Post, The Checked Cape,

Oh look, here I am doing an outfit post, for the first time in MONTHS! Back when I first started writing Couture Girl, photography wasn't really high on my priorities and I'd often take shoddy looking outfit snaps on my phone and upload them to my blog. However, times have changed and things have moved on since then so taking photos for an outfit post now requires a lot of effort. It means finding a good outdoor space to take the photos because my messy bedroom just doesn't cut it, finding some free time when I'm not at work, have time to make myself look presentable and its actually daylight outside. I'm also super picky with photos of myself and there isn't often many I'm happy with. I don't know about you but I over-analyse every single photo of myself, usually end up hating them, feel self concious and don't bother to upload them. I'm such a worry wart, let me tell you. 

A/W Cape Trend, Blue Vanilla, OOTD, Outfit Post, The Checked Cape,
A/W Cape Trend, Blue Vanilla, OOTD, Outfit Post, The Checked Cape,

Anyway, rant aside, today I'd like to showcase my beautiful new cape from Blue Vanilla, a new fashion website that I urge you all to to check out. Their site doesn't officially launch until next month but when it does, you can get your hands on beautiful items like this one for very affordable prices so its well worth checking out. For now, you can follow them on FacebookTwitter and InstagramCapes are the big trend of the moment since Burberry had the likes of Cara Deleveigne, Suki Waterhouse and Olivia Palermo rocking their checked cape from their new A/W range at London fashion week and as we can't all afford Burberry, this one is a great alternative. 

I love the monochrome colours, the way it hangs and how it instantly makes a very simple outfit 10 times more chic. As you can see in the photos, paired with a plain black cami, my trusty Topshop Leigh jeans and a pair of ankle boots, it instantly spruces up the outfit and makes it look more stylish. I know I'll be getting a lot of wear out of it throughout the colder months. It can even double up as a blanket - always a bonus!

Anyway, that's all from me - I feel a bit apprehensive about posting this after not doing a fashion post for such a long time so please do be kind and if you'd like to see more, do let me know! I may have to pester my boyfriend to be my photographer and get a few outfits posts taken every weekend! Let me know what you guys think!

Are you a fan of the cape trend? 

Lots of love,

52 comments

  1. Love this outfit! I'm the same and over analyse everything, I want to do outfit posts but I know I'll end up hating every one!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad I'm not the only one :) xx.

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  2. This looks great on you, I wish I could pull these off!

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    1. Thanks Cherry :) I'm not sure I can but I tried haha! xx.

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  3. Lovely outfit! And those boots look amazing :)

    glamcouture-x.blogspot.com

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  4. Gorgeous! I spotted a chiffon kimono from H&M that looks similar in terms of pattern :) x

    bohorush.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Syeda!! Ooh that sounds lovely!! Xx.

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  5. I'm the same as you, over analysing everything and way too critical when it comes to my appearance! You look amazing though! Lovee cape and pattern and your hair is so gorgeous!

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thanks so much - I'm so pleased I'm not the only one who feels that way! Xx.

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  6. Gorgeous outfit, love these boots as well! I am desperate to find a new black pair!

    http://lux-rose.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Lizzie! I got these last year from Topshop but I'm sure they'll have similar ones this year! :) x.

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  7. I adore this look! I'm the same as you, I pick on every single photo of myself and tend to hide them all away. You look stunning though!

    www.ellenwarnerxo.blogspot.co.uk xo

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    1. Aw thanks so much, that made me feel lots better! Although none of us should pick ourselves apart its nice to know I'm not the only one who does it!! Xx.

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  8. Amazing outfit,I love black&white combinations. <3
    I have one question,how did you made your blog header?

    fashionwithvalentina.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Valentina!! I didn't make it hun - if you go to my FAQ page, you can find contact details for the girl who did it!! Xx.

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  9. gorgeous outfit, you look stunning!

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

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    1. Aw thanks so much Rachel, that's so lovely!! Xx.

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  10. I love the cape! Super chic!
    Jodie // La Lune Song

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    1. Thanks Jodie, I'm a big fan of it!! Xx.

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  11. Im in love with the cape, actually Im in love with the outfit as a whole!! And dont worry, the photos look gorgeous x

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    1. Aw thanks so much Jamie, that made me feel much better about posting these photos as I was rather anxious about it!! Xx.

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  12. Love this post, your photos are gorgeous! Desperately wanting a cape at the moment but deciding on just one is so difficult.

    Jessica. xx
    missjessrosa.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Jessica - I took them with my new 50mm lens which helped them look better!! :) xxxx.

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  13. Such a simple but cool outfit. Really like the cape. It's super trendy this season. x

    Speaking Beauty UK | Nars, Urban Decay, YSL GIVEAWAY

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    1. Thanks very much!! I agree, its a BIG trend this season - they're all over the place!! Xx.

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous Kayleigh :D I love the print of the cape :)

    www.violetdaffodils.com
    xx

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  15. I love this! They look so effortless and comfy.

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    1. Thank you!! It really is so comfy - its like a big blanket!! Xx.

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  16. The view where you posed for your outfit photos is fabulous. I love the scalloped neckline of your black camisole, your pretty Blue Vanilla checked fringed cape and your gorgeous long blonde hair. That cape looks warm, comfortable, convenient, and stylish. Of course I'd love to see more of your OOTD posts!

    http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you - I've just moved flats and I'm pretty lucky to have a lovely view!! I'm so pleased you'd like to see more outfit posts too - I'll have to take some more photos!! Xx.

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  17. that cape is so cool,love the checkered print

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    1. Thanks Sammie, I love the print too!! Xx.

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  18. I love this cape and you look fab!

    www.mummyslittlebeauty.co.uk

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    1. Aw thanks so much Sarah, I'm pleased you like it!! Xx.

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  19. Love this cape - looks lovely!
    Also I am so jealous of your long locks...looking gorggg!

    LondonBeautyxx

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  20. I love your outfit posts - this looks great. Also slightly unrelated but view from your balcony looks amazing i'm seriously jealous... xx


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  21. Really pretty outfit! Cape really stands out over the top of black

    http://itslolll.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  22. Stunning!! I really love that Kimono totally following you

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
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  23. Perfect look, I am really into capes :) great blog, I have followed you with Bloglovin and GFC if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. It's nice to see an outfit post on your blog, I'd love to see more in the future :)

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

    x

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  25. You look absolutely gorgeous! I'm a huge fan of the cape but I don't know if I'd pull if off to be quite honest haha x

    beauty & fashion blog:
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  26. You look lovely! I am the exact same with over analyzing pictures don't worry! Love the cape though, great post! Xx
    oliviacherylx.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I really want to invest in a cape this year and love the way you've styled it!
    Great post! Xx

    www.sarahsensibility.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. lovely cape, you look great, darling!

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