what i'm wearing: cape dress* Luxemme // faux fur stole* Boohoo.com // over the knee boots Primark // clutch* JustFab // necklace Accessorize
It has been absolute ages since I last dressed up to go out - my cocktail nights out dancing have been replaced with cosy evenings in a country pub geared up in chunky knit sweaters and skinny jeans. Mainly because the clubs are so shocking where I live, it's just easier not to go out rather than bumping into someone you know from college that you really would rather not see, etc... It's a small friggin' town! Naturally because of this, I don't tend to fill up my wardrobe with nice 'out' dresses - but when I saw this Luxemme cape dress I really loved it and thought about how I could wear it.
A pet peeve of mine is how short all the going out dresses are these days - like I don't want everyone to see my bum and other private body parts when I'm dancing or even just walking somewhere. Which is annoying because that means I have to wear tights with dresses that I like and sometimes they just don't go. But, I have found the perfect accessories for this cape dress AND black tights to bring it into Autumn / Winter!
I paired this Luxemme cape dress with over the knee boots which are all the rage this season and come in so many different colours and heel sizes - these Primark ones are perfect for me because they have a nice block heel which is both stylish AND comfortable. I needed something to balance out the black at the bottom of the outfit so I added a faux fur stole which adds some warm glamour to the outfit. I kept accessories to a nice minimum with a statement black and gold necklace, and a box black and gold clutch.