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11/15/12

OOTD: Caped Fatty


This cape has a funny story. A couple years ago, I was shopping in Fat Fancy with a mission. There was some sort of special fundraiser happening so the store was packed. But I still had a mission. I needed to be a fat super hero! I needed a cape. Not like Larry David when he plays the caped lawyer in Seinfeld but the kind of cape that Supernanny Jo Frost would rock. Minus the screaming children and bad parenting. I hee'd and hawed over some dresses and the rack of coats. But I was too blinded by my mission to consider anything else besides a cape. And as I was about to shrug my shoulders and give the mister the look that indicates we would be going to many more stores that day, I came upon a tall beauty. She had brown hair, curves in about the same places as me and some radical glasses and a beaming smile. I hated her. Because she had upon her shoulders a green vintage cape coat that met all the requirements of my desired cape. "Please put the fucking cape back. Please put the fucking cape back. Fuck you and your cappppeeeee!", I ran over and over again in my head. And God dammit, she didn't put back the fucking cape. She loved it. As I pretended to look at ties nearby and nibble nonchalantly on the complimentary cookies, she took MY cape to the counter and bought it. Son of a bitch!

Fast forward a bit of time. I am now a blogger doing my bloggity blog thing. Reading blogs and making blog friends. When I came upon Rebecca's. She was from Seattle and we hit it off. Commenting on each other's blogs. Me, feeling like I recognized her but couldn't place it. Then I came upon this post and it dawned on me. She was the statuesque beauty that stole away all my cape dreams. I left a cheeky comment about how she could give it to me when she got tired of it.

Fast forward to this summer. It's been a while since Rebecca has blogged but I still consider her a friend and think about her every once in a while and how we should meet in real life and WHY HAVEN'T WE MET UP?!?! But anyway, I know she is moving and busy. Out of the blue I get a heavy large package. I can tell it is clothing. I realize the sender is Rebecca and without even opening it, I knew what it was. It was my cape! I tore it open like a ravenous beast and held my prize close to my chest as I screamed to the world "My cape! She sent me the cape!". Well, only the mister heard me and he knew exactly what I was talking about as he had been witness to Cape Disaster 2010 and the following Cape Conspiracy 2011. It was perfectly loud and beautiful with a faux fur collar and wool that would be keeping me warm for THE REST OF MY LIFE. Isn't the internet a small world sometimes? Who would of thought that the stranger that I cape-stalked at Fat Fancy would then become an online friend and would be nice enough to give me what I have always wanted? Thanks for spoiling me, Rebecca! I hope you are enjoying your new house and don't come crying to me when you want the cape back. Because my soul is dark and greedy and not generous like yours! I am Gollum and this cape is my precious.


vintage cape : fat fancy via rebecca
leggings : walmart
dress : walmart
flats : avenue
headscarf : thrifted
brooch : gift
glasses : coastal
peter pan collar : femme club

 
- Rachele

35 ♥ COMMENTS ♥:

Gina Carpellotti said...

That cape is AMAZING! I don't blame you for your dark and greedy soul with regard to that lovely cape. I'd be no better.

Meghan Edge said...

I think that "I am Gollum and this cape is my precious" is the best line I've heard on a blog ever. :-) You look fab in that cape!!

Rebecca Brown said...

Oh my goodness, this post made me laugh out loud. You look amazing in that cape! And thank you for your sweet words! I'm so glad that it went to a good home where it will be loved and worn often!


And yes, we should meet up! Next time I am down in Portland I will give you more than a day's notice like I did last time :). OR hit me up if you come to Seattle!

Hope Wickett said...

Haha, this post is hilarious. And what a crazy happenstance, what are the odds that you would find her blog and become friends. I agree that the Gollum line is probably the best thing ever written in a blog, it made me laugh so hard.

llara said...

That's a great story! I love it. And it's a very nice cape too. I blogged recently about a jumper I got in a charity shop recently, only to find that another blogger who lives hundreds of miles from me had seen it a week or so before in the very same charity shop which was nowhere near either of us! I love a happy coincidence.

Loren Cline said...

This is the sweetest story.
I bought a cape last winter and it is my all time favorite winter accessory! You'll love it! It looks great on you also.

Sarah S. said...

I'm dying over that cape! I love it so much. We have a leopard trimmed one kind of similar at sears. I've been eyeing it for ages.

Lesley Jean Saligoe said...

Victory! The hearts of people are sometimes so amazingly beautiful. So happy you have your perfect cape!

Faith Bradley said...

Oh man, this post made me crack up. You're too funny!

Emma said...

Aha hurrah! Loved this little story!
Fantastic cape, too : D

Xx. Emma @ ever--so.blogspot.co.uk

Karen @ TheQuietOwl said...

That is hilarious. I don't know how many times I have seen a person with something I want and thought the exact same thing. It's awesome that she sent it to you! It looks awesome on you.

Suzanne Pepperell said...

What a small world huh...love the cape, it looks gorgeous on you

Eartha Kitsch said...

That cape is super sweet! I love the color! And how sweet is she to send it on to you? Very!

Sarah said...

Ok, #1 Peter Pan collar with that dress equals perfection. #2 I have cape envy in the worst way. #3 It looks adorbs with the beehive kinda 'do. #4 You are seriously my style crush and sometimes I feel like that movie "Single White Female" because I emulate your fierce style. My "work-wife" called me a stalker and my husband knows you as "that chick online I'm unloved with" because I'll tell him about something I like or found interesting starting by saying, "You know that chick with the blog online that I'm inlove with?" LOL!

Patricia Alexandra said...

goddamn that was an awesome story. And you so need a pair of little dainty gloves to go with that cape!!!

BethBluestocking said...

That cape is beautiful! And that is such an awesome story :)

cowboybunny said...

Best story ever! It looks amazing on you!
Also , the story you wrote about your partner was so touching, and will no doubt help others dealing with this illness.

rae - say it ain't so said...

amazing! this story makes me so happy! and i miss her, i wish she would blog again.

Rachele said...

Me too! She is one of my favorite people.

Rachele said...

Isn't it?!?! Thanks!

Rachele said...

Oh totally...going to my wishlist now...

Rachele said...

I love her for it.

Rachele said...

It was weird when I realized she was THAT girl! Thanks dear <3

Rachele said...

Haha, I think I can send my thoughts and make them change their mind!

Rachele said...

I am still excited about it!

Rachele said...

Thanks! I have my moments :D

Rachele said...

FTW! It can be so frustrating to find vintage things in my size but it make the hunt and wins that much more exciting.

Rachele said...

Awesome, they are popular this season so I will have to keep an eye out!

Rachele said...

I feel all sorts of majestic in it.

Rachele said...

Wow! Gotta love the internets.

Rachele said...

Yay! I am glad I made you laugh, Hope!

Rachele said...

We must! We must! My sister is moving to CA and so I may not be up there for a while.

Rachele said...

Haha, thanks1

Rachele said...

Yes, mine all mine.

Dulcie Horn said...

This is the most amazing story! How lovely is she!!! The colour is gorgeous too, so autumny :) xxx

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