Forgive me I am only a maid

December 02, 2012


I'd like to introduce you to the newest addition to my outerwear family: the maids' cape. I'd like to imagine that it belonged to a maid at a large mansion somewhere in Scotland (because Scotland is cool) where the owner of the house insisted on adorable matching uniforms. In actual fact the brand provide uniforms for hospitals and factories and have been doing so for over 100 years. When I wear it I feel unlike both these things and more like a small child off to school, especially with the hood up. Navy and red were colours I had to wear as part of school uniform so the connection is further enforced. It's woollen and the lining is too, I found it at Geranium Shop For The Blind, a shop I don't usually check but I'm so glad I did.

Speaking of capes, I'm almost done with my handmade one. I've just got one last seam to hand stitch and then a lot of basting to undo. My head is swimming with new sewing ideas and I can't wait to get started. It'll probably have to wait until next weekend or maybe even the Christmas holidays. This time of year is such a busy time! I've been thinking of making some handmade gifts too, but shh, no spoilers!

cape//thrifted from Geranium Shop For The Blind    shirt, bag and shoes//thrifted from oxfam    pinafore//Dahlia    tights//gift

You Might Also Like

17 comments

  1. This is the most gorgeous outfit I've laid eyes on in a while. I can't believe your luck in scoring this cape.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh that cape is just amazing! I love the photos..so mysterious and cool!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Capes happen to be one of my favorite things in the world, and this one makes me particularly envious that it isn't in my wardrobe! This whole outfit is fantastic!

    -Katie

    ReplyDelete
  4. ron this cape is amazing! i can't wait to see the one you've made yourself. also your new hair suits you so much (i may have commented something similar on a recent post, but i'm saying it again. because i can).

    Laila x
    thekittenswhiskers

    ReplyDelete
  5. this cape is AMAZING! I love the hood on- super cute!

    ReplyDelete
  6. That cape is stunning, and most importantly, it looks nice and warm! x

    ReplyDelete
  7. You are adorable, and that cape is AMAZING!

    ReplyDelete
  8. How in the name of God did you get so lucky to find that cape in a thrift store?! I'd pass out from glee haha. And I can so see that in a castle in Scottland. Gorgeoussss

    ReplyDelete
  9. The cape is just gorgeous <3
    You always have the most beautiful pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  10. you remind me of a glorified harry potter with this cape. the red lining is absolutely gorgeous! I discovered you on chictopia today and thought I'd say hi :)

    It would make me happy if you visited too!
    pandaphilia fashion


    ReplyDelete
  11. Alternative title: Cape of Good Hope?


    Also, great spot you found to take pics!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi there! I realize this can be to some extent off-topic even so necessary to inquire.
    Can managing a well-established weblog such as yours take a lots of deliver the results?
    I am new to blogging and site-building on the other hand perform create
    within my journal day-to-day. I’d want to find a website so I can share
    this experience plus opinions on line. Remember to figure
    out if you have just about any suggestions or maybe
    tricks for brand-new soon to be blog site owners. Have fun here!
    Here is my website - Rid Genital Warts

    ReplyDelete
  13. You are gorgeous! I want that pinafore *_*

    ReplyDelete
  14. Beauuuutiful lady! I have wanted that dahlia pinafore for so long. And that cape coat is amazing!!!

    ReplyDelete

Hello, thanks for taking the time to write a comment. I don't always reply (because I'm too busy hiding under a rock) but I read and appreciate every single one!