Tag Archives: Cape

camel collection clothes and accessories collage headerThe hot new trend in color is the ever-chic looking hue of camel.  The color has been popular for a couple of years now but has recently experienced an explosion in popularity and right fully so. The smooth neutral tone has the unique ability to pair extremely well with nearly everything. Also something about the color steps up the perception of quality and luxury.  Add a classic camel, wool scarf to an ensemble and instantly make the look appear more expensive.

Though the color probably works best in fall, I’ve always been a firm believer in breaking a few fashion rules. I’ve gathered a couple of fabulous pieces that I thought you might be interested in adding to your collection.  Of course current Miami weather won’t permit me to rock that amazing wool cape but some of my friends up north are still dealing with some pretty chilly weather and could totally go for a piece like that. That is the only reason I envy you northern friends.  Have fun sporting your warm camels. I think I’ll make a move on those caged sandals.  Yup, don’t mind if I do.

  1. Doubleweave Wool Cape – Leon Max view item 
  2. Floppy Hat With Contrast Band  - Cartazi view item
  3. Classic Swayze Leather Belt – DAILYLOOK view item
  4. Russell & Hazel Mini Clutch - Casa view item
  5. Graham Portfolio Holder Case - Mark and Graham view item
  6. Stella Dutti Handbag – Stell Dutti  view item
  7. Ernesto Esposito Sandals – Ernesto Esposito view item
  8. Brielly Pump – Guess by Marciano view item
  9. Hettie Heels - Dolce Vita view item
  10. Pointelle Knit Bolero – The Limited view item

 

The Scandal Collection at The Limited Kerry Washington

Oh Em Geee ladies. The Scandal Collection from The Limited is finally here. I cannot tell you how excited I am. One word: Beyond. Ladies, you too can now don the white cape along with several other fashionable pieces that you can use to turn your business professional wardrobe up a notch. If you love Olivia Pope’s fashion sense on the show, you’ll no doubt love what Kerry Washington and The Limited have cooked up. The Limited partnered up with Kerry and Scandal costume designer, Lyn Paolo (who is a genius with the work she does with the wardrobe for the show) to bring you powerful but pretty looks inspired by Kerry Washington’s no-nonsense character Olivia Pope

I felt like a giddy schoolgirl thumbing through the selections. As you can imagine, the collection is filled with fabulous coats and sharp pants because as we all know very well Olivia wears the pants, figuratively and literally.  What about skirts and dresses? It’s handled. Though Olivia Pope rarely wears dresses aside from during flash backs or ball gowns to formal events, there are a couple of chic dresses and skirts in the 42 piece collection.

I’m loving the interchangeability of it all. Mix and match the pieces and the options are seemingly endless. In fact, my only problem with the line is that it’s filled with fabulous coats and cold weather options that I can’t get much use out of here in South Florida.  Noooo (sheds single tear).  There’s a white coat inspired by the Burberry Prorsum Double Duchess caped trench coat that Kerry wore in the season 3 opener that I absolutely love.  In fact, I wore a white caped blouse with a similar aesthetic in one of my previous posts.

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scandal inspired Ferragamo the limited cream wool coat

Let’s hope they keep this thing going. The Limited has announced that there are 40 more pieces coming for the Scandal Holiday collection so one can hope the collection extends beyond that.  I live to see Olivia in caped coats and leather opera gloves as much as the next Gladiator but I’m oh so curious to see what Olivia Pope would wear in the summer.

Prices for the smart but beautiful collection range from approximately $49 to $298. All Gladiators can purchase pieces from the collection here

 

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There’s nothing like a cape to make you feel all kinds of fancy.  Among my recent acquisitions, this flowy little blouse is right at the top of my list of faves. It’s designed with a similar look to that of the Saint Laurent silk-georgette blouse but at a fraction of the cost.  It’s got a unique flair to it but still ever so classic. The only downside is that there aren’t any sudden gusts of wind traveling through my workplace to let me flaunt this magnificent top in all of its potential Gone With the Wind glory.

I paired the lovely top with a bright mustard yellow pencil skirt and accented with a gold front plate belt, which was a great compliment to my quilted handbag with gold metal center detail. Fanciful indeed.