Cape c/o Style Piques!, BCBG clutch, Club Monaco scarf,
gloves, and skirt, earrings c/o Anjolee, pumps c/o Shoppalu

Lately, I’ve been flashing from freezing cold to suffocatingly hot within the space of seconds, and then I cycle through this pattern about fifteen times a day. My new Style Piques! cape has become the perfect companion as I journey into what is obviously early onset menopause (obviously). I can layer underneath to stay warm or tear off a layer and just wear the cape on its own. Not to mention the silhouette is adorable.

Also loving the retro 60’s vibe of this cape as it has given me the perfect opportunity to finally debut my vintage Shoppalu pumps! If you haven’t been by Shoppalu yet, then make a visit! The lovely ladies of Shoppalu always have a beautifully curated and updated collection of both new and vintage pieces online. And they’re just nice people…always a plus.

So I just realized Valentine’s Day is right around the corner….aaaand I definitely don’t have anything planned gift-wise. I don’t really like Valentine’s as a general rule (and our four year anniversary is ten days after V-Day anyway) so I’m not really beating myself up too much, but I guess I should have something prepared for Matt. I’m not really the best when it comes to gift-giving (I’m more of a taker, not a giver…just being honest), so any suggestions are more than welcome. Help me people!

Happy Hump Day!!! 
(I can never get over how creepy it sounds and yet…I can’t stop using it.)

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  1. 2.8.12
    Cara said:

    love those shoes, the colour is gorgeous!
    xo Cara

  2. 2.8.12

    I totally and with you one that cape, I just love it … and the color of the pumps fantastic!!

  3. 2.8.12
    Barbra said:

    love your shoes and tights:-)

  4. 2.8.12

    That cape is perfect, I love it! <3

  5. 2.8.12
    Melody said:

    Love the look! Especially the scarf 🙂 I've never seen a cape pulled off so well


  6. 2.8.12
    Jess ♡ said:

    Gorgeous as always, I still can't seem to find a cape that suits me, I'm jealous!

    Happy Hump Day is kind of creepy (I agree!). Hahah.

    Have a fantastic rest of the week, and good luck with the V-day gift, bake some sweets, it's the easiest solution 😉

  7. 2.8.12

    This cape is so fabulous!! It sucks going from cold to hot, I want a happy medium!!! I love the tights and those gorrrrgeous shoes, i shall have to check of shoppalu soon! I don't really like Vday either, but that's awesome that you guys are celebrating your 4th anniversary soon! Thats so great

  8. 2.8.12

    I love the poncho it looks great and your heels are amazing too xx 🙂 xx poppymale.blogspot.com

  9. 2.8.12
    two birds said:

    That cape is amazing! I love the shape and the 60s vibe. Just gorgeous. And I adore your scarf, too. What a pretty pattern.

  10. 2.8.12

    i love the cape and the scarf!
    xxx Anita

  11. 2.8.12

    love the light blue shoes:)

  12. 2.8.12

    Gorgeous cape with your new pumps. I have to check out their website too. Love that 60's vibes. Valentines' Day, to me, is for "kids" who are in their early dating stages when everything is sweet sweet and dreamy. I am not a big fan of it either. Think it's too widely commercialized these days.

  13. 2.8.12
    Heather said:

    Haha – menopause… hightly unlikely 🙂 LOVE the vintage feel of the cape and the shoe/tight combo is fabulous 🙂


  14. 2.8.12
    Annabel said:

    you look amazing! I am seriously OBSESSED with that cape! stunning blog 🙂


  15. 2.8.12
    Sam said:

    Hey dear, I adore the cape, the shape is perfect. Most people would keep it plain so I like that you added your own twist with a a pretty print scarf. The pumps are gorgeous, lovely colour. Good luck with the V-day gift buying, I am not one for the holiday myself. Maybe something handmade by you would be more special – like personal date/DVD night vouchers?

  16. 2.8.12
    Marisa said:

    I'm a fan of caps but don't have one yet. Definitely need to add one to my closet after seeing you wear this one. Loving your photo location!


  17. 2.9.12
    Casey said:

    Ahaha you are hilarious 🙂 Yes, it always sounds awkward, but I can't stop either! I say a nice date night where you plan it for him is always fun. My hubby and I like eating, and going away for the weekend- so ours usually includes something like that. But he's purty easy- happy as long as we've got movies and popcorn in the mix 🙂

  18. 2.9.12
    Heather said:

    I LOOOVVEEEEEE your cape!! Yea I'm not a big Vday fan either. The bf and I always just do little simple gifts.


  19. 2.9.12
    Jules said:

    Love this entire outfit. The cape, clutch, and tights are my faves! Btw, I also suffer from the constant hot/cold thing. It is SO annoying.


  20. 2.9.12

    That cape is so amazing. I've always loved capes on other people. Maybe one day I will try them out myself.

  21. 2.9.12
    Huda said:

    lool, I have similar experience, but its mainly due to the 2 extreme we experience, the cold weather outside and over-using the heater (whether at home or in my office). Love the cape and shoes btw.

  22. 2.9.12
    Kate said:

    This cape is so lovely on you! It looks so cozy! And I have the haaardest time with Valentines day gifts… I usually default to making him a big breakfast, knowing that he'll likely take me out for dinner, and then sometimes if we can think of gifts we'll get something… Shawn gave me a plant a couple years ago (as they last longer than flowers, says my practical boyfriend) which I took as our love plant. I think I've done the generic cologne thing. I bought him a board game one year, but that ended up feeling kind of lame! Haha, this just confirms I'm terrible at V-day gifts! Good luck!

  23. 2.9.12
    Shannon said:

    Gorgeous! Love the tights and shoes.


  24. 2.9.12
    Well... said:

    Ooh, I love the vintage vibe of that cape <3
    I've noticed this trend but haven't splurged on it yet. I'm considering it now after seeing how beautifully you rocked it!
    You look gorgeous 🙂
    And yeah…Valentine's Day isn't one of my favorite holidays…aha, I'm thinking of having a single's outing with my other single friends!


  25. 2.9.12
    jamie said:

    happy Hump day! lol 🙂 it Does sound wierd, huh? 🙂 well first, happy early anniversary! marc and i try to keep valentines day sweet and simple 🙂 last year we did sushi and had a picnic. One year I made him a candy jar full of his favorite candy (peanut butter twix that we both finished very fast haha). Pintrest has some AMAZING valentines day idea, too! hope you are well darling. you look dashing and flawless as usual love!

    x jamie

  26. 2.9.12

    Ooh, love the Lonsdale Quay area! You look gorgeous as always, Alex. The cape is so cute.

    xo, alison*elle

  27. 2.9.12

    Love your outfit! the cape is fabulous. also, i never noticed that you have green eyes- super jealous. You're so pretty!

  28. 2.9.12
    Cee said:

    Early onset menopause? Sounds serious, pally 😉 You're looking lovely in spite of your early ascent into middle age, that cape really is something – I saw this post earlier today and it officially convinced me to join Style Piques 🙂 I love that you paired it with those gorgeous Shoppalu heels. I remember sitting in Janice's kitchen eating the dumplings her grandma made when you got them. Oh, blogger fun.

    As for V-day, well, in our house it's just another excuse to eat pastry. Which we really don't need, anyway. Still, I vote edible gift. No one is ever disappointed by chocolate.

  29. 2.9.12

    im totally obsessed with your beautiful scarf.
    the pattern is so pretty

    xo katlin

  30. 2.9.12

    What a chic cape, the silhouette is fantastic. How about a personal or homemade gift? They are always more special.

  31. 2.9.12
    MizzJ said:

    Hahah early menopause, you are so funny Alexandra! Your cape looks lovely here, I've been in the search for one myself for ages! They are tough things to find.

  32. 2.9.12

    Wow, this outfit is so chic, the cape and the tights are just perfect!

  33. 2.9.12

    My husband buys itunes cards for himself, so that could be an idea for your hubby. Cologne is always a lovely gift to give a guy too. Your cape is amazing!
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  34. 2.9.12

    Great pictures! I love it!!

  35. 2.9.12

    Gorgeous, you look lovely & chic. I really like how you styling your printed scarf & snake skin shoes with the whole look.


  36. 2.9.12
    Mica said:

    Love those shoes! 🙂


  37. 2.9.12
    Dora said:

    How pretty are those blue snake skin pumps! XX

  38. 2.9.12
    Jen said:

    The cape is so cute!

  39. 2.9.12
    yiqin; said:

    that jacket is amazing <3 so nice.

  40. 2.9.12
    naiad said:

    great look!!!! i love the tights!!!!

    ps. i follow you

  41. 2.9.12

    love your tights and cape! where did you get your tights?


  42. 2.9.12
    Jackie said:

    I love your scarf, cape, and tights! I also hate Valentine's Day….ugh!

  43. 2.9.12
    Stevia said:

    The cape is so darling! I love how you add a touch of color with your scarf!

  44. 2.9.12

    The cape is lovely!!!! And the purse stole my heart!!
    Anything you do for Valentines would be great, the most imortant is to spend time with the one you love 😉


  45. 2.9.12
    Slava said:

    I love the cape – do you mind if I ask where you took those photos? (Haven't been in Vancouver long and can't recognize it).. xx

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  46. 2.9.12
    Gabriele said:

    love the cape, love the 60's vibe it has to it!:) xx

  47. 2.9.12

    Okay that cape is totally GORGEOUS.

  48. 2.9.12
    Ellie said:

    LOVING this outfit! The weather has been all crazy in NY. One days its 50 degrees+ and the next it's snowing. Ugh!

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  50. 2.9.12
    Jen said:

    Early onset menopause or… a fever?! Hahaha anyway, hope you have gotten over that discomfort by now. Capes are so hard to style and you did such a great job at making it your own and not at all Blair Waldorf-y! And the clutch is lovely, I love the detail on top!

    Hope you're having a great week- do share what you ended up getting Matt please. I suck at giving gifts too!


  51. 2.9.12
    MIRTE said:

    lovely oitfit!! Like the cape!

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  52. 2.9.12

    ha, you are too funny girl. and don't worry, i don't think it's menopause, although i've been having the same reactions, hahaha
    cute as always 🙂
    xo TJ

  53. 2.9.12
    Carmen said:

    Amazing cape, you´re just so pretty!

  54. 2.9.12
    Karissa said:

    I adore the cape, scarf and bag! So pretty. xx


  55. 2.9.12
    Zeynep said:

    Those are really beautiful pictures!
    You're looking like a lovely women , I think also that you are lovely =)



  56. 2.9.12
    Bre said:

    I am more of a taker too. Sad, but true. You could just make Matt dessert, that could be fun.
    On to the cap. Love love love that it has a hood. I'm addicted to hoods. I'm wear two today (coat and shirt)
    Those geeks are a great color and height.

  57. 2.9.12
    Ly said:

    I am adoring your cape. It looks awesome on you. Those shoes are to die for.

    Wow four years..amazing girl. I normally don't do anything for vday and frankly I really don't care it's nice to not give in to the man and buy ridic gifts right? haha


  58. 2.9.12
    Victoria said:

    I love the part where you say I'm more of a taker haha so honest! and I feel the same! It's hard to admit but true :/ I love all the layers! cape and scarf look great together 🙂

  59. 2.10.12

    i loveeee that cape and you are just gorgeous! hi from your newest follower!
    xo dana

  60. 2.10.12
    Katya said:

    I seriously cracked up at the menopause joke. Touche 😉

    Capes are too awesome for words, and yours is no exception.


  61. 2.10.12

    I feel the exact same way about Valentines day… I usually just make a card for Alex (my husband). Also I am completely obsessed with this cape- the scarf is the perfect compliment to it.

  62. 2.10.12
    amuseume said:

    What an amazing cape!!! I also love the colour of your snakeskin shoes, slightly unconventional yet so feminine. The print of the scarf is beautiful as well.


  63. 2.10.12

    ´haha! I´m quite like you in terms of gift giving! I haven´t planned anything yet!
    Love your cape and scarf! It has great colors!

  64. 2.10.12
    Mary said:

    beautiful cape and blue heels!


  65. 2.10.12
    CMA said:

    how wonderful!


  66. 2.10.12

    You look beeeauutiful!! Love the cape with the skirt, and those tights are very cool!


  67. 2.10.12

    Beautiful, as always ♥

  68. 2.10.12

    amazing look. as ALWAYS 😀

  69. 2.10.12
    MRSKA said:

    Thank you dear!
    Love this look.

  70. 2.10.12
    MosaMuse said:

    very cute pix! love the clutch


  71. 2.10.12

    Wow you make that cape really work. I have been scared to try out the look but it looks lovely on you. I do love those vintage pumps as well!


  72. 2.10.12

    You must have a Masters in layering. Seriously, I love the way you layer! I'm feeling the same way about you regarding Valentine's Day ; )

  73. 2.10.12
    MaviDeniz said:

    you are so gorgeous! I could never pull off a cape in a million years but you make it work. For v-day, how about putting together a gift basket? They are pretty fun to put together


  74. 2.10.12
    Bonnie said:

    Why don't I own any capes? I want to feel like a superhero as I hail cabs.

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  75. 2.10.12

    Alex i can't believe how much i've been missing out with no Internet. some fab outfits. miss you, and let's please catch up soon?! xoxo

  76. 2.10.12
    claudia said:

    i freaking love the cape! love how it looks with that shirt underneath

    Thanks for your sweet comment!
    Claudia- the cou†ure doll

  77. 2.10.12
    Katherine said:

    I love that cape! You look gorgeous, it looks so warm and cozy 🙂

  78. 2.10.12

    great outfit! you have really amazing style 🙂 i love this outfit!

  79. 2.10.12

    what a pretty pretty cape Alex! i've always loved the getting up to some hi-jinx appeal of them, they're a magical adornment. yours is fantastic with the accessories and patterned tights.

    ug, i'm all suggestioned out lades, also in the same boat with late v-day shopping for KASA. this weeks been a round about, just sorta moving but directionaly things don't seem to be going anywhere ; )

    hope you enjoy a great time over this weekend and i'm sad to miss seeing you on Sunday. hopefully soon the stars will align for us. xo ♥

    pea ess: yes, that was the right Rita i was having lunch with in those photos. the same one i recomended to you after le big awful bite. she's such a cool gal!

  80. 2.12.12

    The scarf which brings all the outfit together harmoniously is perfect with the cape. Old school elegance and beauty! You have it! 🙂

  81. 2.12.12

    Beautiful outfit – I love the combination of the colors and the interesting shapes! Btw don't worry too much about V-day – a nice evening with dinner/movies/lots of cuddling is best imho 🙂


  82. 2.13.12

    oooh la la! Adore the cape you gorgeous thing! Very nice 🙂

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  83. 2.14.12
    fanni said:

    You look beutiful! A relly love the outfit!:D:D

  84. 2.16.12

    love the outfit, especially the cape <3

  85. 2.20.12
    Aarti said:

    Absolutely loving the cape!!
    xx Aarti

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