Monday, October 10, 2016

Updating My Fall Wardrobe with A Cape

As a part-time college instructor who does most of her work off campus, my style is quite casual most of the time. Nonetheless, it’s important to me to be put together, and I make a point of getting properly dressed every day. Since my lifestyle asks for casual clothes most of the time, you’ll often see me in jeans or leggings and a tunic. To make my casual outfits more special, I like to add a unique piece of jewelry or a scarf and a beautiful third layer. That’s why I love fall and winter; I finally have an opportunity to add a third layer to my outfits easily.

I was excited when I was presented with the opportunity to select a piece of clothing from Chadwicks of Boston.* Browsing through the online catalog, I was attracted to the classic yet updated pieces. I also noted right away that most garments are available in tall, petites and plus sizes (without the need to click away from the main page). Being tall, I know that having a non-standard size can be a challenge, and I very much appreciate the options available.

Adding Interest with the Chadwicks of Boston Boiled Wool Capelet

When I thought about updating my outerwear for fall, I knew I wanted to add a cape to my wardrobe. Capes are very much in style, and I think they add a level of sophistication to any outfit. Plus, they can be worn with a casual outfit as well as with dressier clothes.

The beautiful grey and black Boiled Wool Capelet goes well with a classic outfit of black pants and a black turtleneck sweater. I love that the cape has pockets. 

Chadwicks Boiled Wool Capelet 1

The capelet really makes the outfit. All I added to the basic black pieces was a statement necklace and the cape. Here is a closeup that shows the necklace and the beautiful wool fabric.

Chadwicks Boiled Wool Capelet 3

And here is a fun shot of the beautiful back!

Chadwicks Boiled Wool Capelet 2

The capelet also looks great with jeans and boots and pulls the casual outfit together.

Chadwicks Boiled Wool Capelet 4

Finally, the capelet even elevates a very casual outfit - leggings and a tunic. The Boiled Wool Capelet is a truly versatile, well-made piece that I know I’ll enjoy wearing for many years to come for all occasions in my life.

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One of the items I keep coming back to on the Chadwicks of Boston website is a 3/4 Length Pink Wool Coat (the coat also comes in black, black tweed, new camel, and winter white - all the available colors are beautiful, and it comes in misses, petites, tall, and plus sizes). When looking at the website, I was instantly drawn to the pink coat. It’s such a pretty color, and the coat has been added to my wishlist. It’s the one fall/winter statement piece I believe my wardrobe still needs. Plus, it’s an affordable wool coat option, and I know I will get to enjoy it for years to come.

Questions: Are you going to add a new piece of outwear this fall/winter season? I hope to add the pink coat... If so, what are you thinking of adding/replacing? Have you checked out Chadwicks of Boston lately? I was impressed by the classic yet updated, quality and affordable clothes.
   
Click here to check out the fabulous bloggers I’m linking up with.


Be well,
Andrea

 *Disclosure: I am participating in a compensated campaign with this brand and was provided the capelet free of charge. The styling and the written words are my own. #ad #affordablequality

68 comments:

  1. Nice Cape! I love to wear capes and ponchos in Fall as long as possible. I am not sure I saw the coat you ment, but probably will see it on your blog!!!! Lol! I purchaised a short wool jacket for on the bike. I only have longer coats for when its cold and thats not handy on the bike.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! Since I don't own the coat yet, I linked to it (the main photo is the coat in black tweed, but you can select the pink and see what it looks like in pink)! :-) A short jacket is a must when you ride a bike!

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  2. That is such a fabulous cape Andrea...especially the back! I dress a little bit on the casual side for work as well and I'm a big believer in adding a third piece. It really does add interest to a look.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! A nice third piece can really make all the difference!

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  3. That's a great cape! And the wool coat is beautiful, too. The pink will look great on you!

    Mary

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  4. What a great cape, Andrea...I love that you showed from the back...you will look good coming and going! Chadwicks of Boston gives such great options!

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    1. Thanks, Pam! It's so important to check yourself out from the back... And the cape is truly beautiful from the front and the back!

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  5. Gorgeous cape, front and back! And a wonderful Autumn look. Thanks for linking, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Patti! I really love it when the back of a garment is as beautiful as the front.

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  6. The photo of the back says it all---it's such a great piece and you've shown it styled so well in many ways!!
    I'm especially loving that necklace too---it adds a nice amount of bling in that first outfit Andrea!!
    Yeah Chadwicks!!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Jodie! I love the cape and especially the back! Chadwicks truly has great pieces!

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  7. I've been thinking of a cape for a couple of years. It's one of those items that look so good on others but I think I might chicken out and never wear it. It's just one of those dumb hang-ups we get sometimes when wearing something out of our comfort zone. Do you wear it indoors too or do you just use it as outerwear? I looked at the pink coat you're thinking of and that is adorable, so hope to see it on you in the future.

    Julia
    www.whenthegirlsrule.com

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    1. Give it a try, Julia! My sister gave me a poncho/cape last year as a gift, and I wore it a lot indoors last winter, especially at my in laws since it's always so cold in their house... In fact, I've made it a habit to always wear a cape when we go there since it looks more acceptable than me sitting at the table with a coat... :-)

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  8. Love the cape and how you styled it. Especially with the black and the statement necklace!

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  9. Love it and how you styled it, that picture of you holding out your arms to see the back, love it! :)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! My husband was laughing at me when I held out my arms, but I love that photo! :-)

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  10. What a fabulous cape!! I love the back as much as the front. You did a stunning job styling this beauty. Bravo!

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  11. Das ist ein ganz schoener look, liebe Andrea! Dein cape sieht super gemuetlich aus, und ist zugleich sehr schick! Sehr huebsch!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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    1. Danke liebe Vanessa! Hoffe du hattest einen schönen Montag und es geht dir ein bischen besser!

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  12. I love you spreading your wings in that photo, Andrea! What a lovely shot. The cape looks lovely on you and perfect for this time of year.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks, Jacqueline! My husband was giving me a hard time when I spread my wings! But I love that shot! :-)

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  13. Andrea, beautiful job! I saw that cape and absolutely loved it too, you look fabulous!!

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  14. I love this capelet Andrea. I just pulled out my poncho this week which serves the same purpose. It's good to have another shape to wear at this time of year and your capelet is very diverse as you've shown. The shot from the back is fab btw!
    Have a great week x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Anna! I love that a cape or poncho adds interest to an outfit effortlessly... It think it can really bring a simple outfit together. And it's perfect for fancier outings as well as a walk around the neighborhood...

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  15. Yea for Team Chadwicks! Love the cape on you. Such a statement piece and what lovely ways you styled it. Great as a standout piece with an all black canvas, then with the color added with jeans for a more casual look. Wonderful! Enjoyed the post!
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Jess! Have a great week, too!

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  16. That cape is beautiful! I love how you can wear it casually or for a dressier outfit!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! Yes, I love how versatile it is!

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  17. What a fun piece to add to your closet! I love the tassels on the bottom!

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    1. Thanks, Ruth! Yes, the fringe bottom is fun! :-)

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  18. This is a must have for the fall, love it and the fringe hem.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" link up
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! I love the fringe, too. It's such a fun detail.

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  19. I absolutely love capes and yours is so beautiful! Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  20. So nice! Love it.


    STYLEFORMANKIND.COM

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  21. Wonderful photos and outfit, Andrea, and your cape is beautiful!

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  22. Nice cape Andrea, I especially like the first all black look with the statement necklace. You look fab in all the looks.
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  23. Love this super chic look!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  24. Very pretty - and I like your boots too!
    Shelley

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  25. Just ordered some things from Chadwicks. I am on the lookout for a multi-colored poncho but this cape is so sophisticated and elegant pair with your turtleneck, black jeans and that great necklace. You are one classy gal with great style.

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    1. Thank you so much Leslie! You are so kind! Can't wait to see what you ordered from Chadwicks!

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  26. This look is definitely comfortable and put together like you said! I don't have a good poncho sweater but perhaps I'll have to get one. Thanks for linking up with Thursday Moda!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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    1. Thanks, Nina! I love capes and ponchos; I think they are perfect for fall (and also for winter here in California).

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  27. Hi Andrea, Love the cape with the black turtleneck and pants! A great layering piece and a classic addition to your wardrobe! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet

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  28. Love it! It looks great and so versatile. I used to do a lot of shopping through Chadwick's. Hope you have a great weekend! (It's almost here!)

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    1. Thanks! I really like Chadwicks current collection - so many classic, yet updated looks.

      Have a great weekend, too! It's supposed to rain for part of it, and I hope I'll be able to relax on the couch a bit... :-)

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  29. You look truly stunning in this cape. It's gorgeous!

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  30. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This cape is a great choice and will work with a lot of things. Great investment!

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! And, yes, I love the versatility of the cape.

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  31. That cape is gorgeous! Love that it has pockets!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  32. This looks fabulous on you Andrea. I like that it is rounded off at the bottom and not a waterfall style.
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Yes, the rounded bottom is very nice!

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  33. I am a huge fan of shawls, wraps, ponchos, capes and caplets. They are my favorite fall/winter accessory. I tend to get cold when we go out and these are perfect. And most times in winter it's too hot in the car for a winter coat, so I wear a wrap, and I can cover most of my legs too! I love the one you chose, checking it out. And the pink coat would look great on you! I have a long fuchsia wool winter coat and I love it!

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    1. Yes, wraps are great for covering your legs, too. I sometimes wear them in the house since I get cold easily (I always wear them at my in-laws since their house is so cold...).

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  34. The capelet is beautiful and you styled it very well!

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