And the summer became the fall
I was not ready for the winter
It makes no difference at all
'Cause I wear boots all summer long
'Nightbird' by Stevie Nicks
Here's a question for you: What do Stevie Nicks and Margaret Rutherford have in common?
Answer: They have both worn capes when performing!
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Okay, I know its a tenuous link but it does give me a chance to quote lyrics from one of my favourite Stevie songs and also celebrate the versatile cape. My first was an Edwardian black velvet number that I brought in the late 1980s to channel a Stevie vibe, but I wore it so much that it disintegrated to the extent that it was well past the repairing stage. After that I didn't bother with capes for many years until I brought this 1960s Welsh tapestry one:
I love Welsh tapestry coats, waistcoats and what-not, being more familiar with the muted shades like those that I previously blogged about, but this cape is so bright in comparison to others I've seen; I call it my 'Miss Marple on Acid' cape! As today's gloomy weather called for something colourful, I wore it out this morning to meet up with fellow blogger Gilly B and it gained quite a few compliments.
I also wore one of my latest buys too: a 1960s souvenir bracelet. And look, its even got Brussels' famous Manneken Pis statue on it - talk about quirky! But hey...I love quirky.
Have a great weekend everyone!