Caped Down

7 Apr

Alexander Wang Cape, James Perse Tee, Steve Madden Boots, Karen Walker Sunglasses - San Francisco Downtown Street Style
Alexander Wang Cape, James Perse Tee, Steve Madden Boots, Karen Walker Sunglasses - San Francisco Downtown Street Style
Alexander Wang Cape, James Perse Tee, Steve Madden Boots, Karen Walker Sunglasses - San Francisco Downtown Street Style
Alexander Wang Cape, James Perse Tee, Steve Madden Boots, Karen Walker Sunglasses - San Francisco Downtown Street Style
Alexander Wang Cape, James Perse Tee, Steve Madden Boots, Karen Walker Sunglasses - San Francisco Downtown Street Style

I won’t lie… as fashion-frenzied as I am, jeans and a plain white tee may still be my favorite thing to wear. Snagged this Alexander Wang cape on Gilt months ago, and while I love it to pieces, it’s actually a bit tough to style. Found it works best with something simple.

My mom picked up this gem of a bag at Tar-jay for me last week…sure it’s a PS1 knockoff, but it was also $30 instead of, like, $3000. Thanks, Mom!

We’re fleeing to Vegas on Saturday, and I cannot wait for the weekend to arrive.

*head to toe: Karen Walker sunglasses, Alexander Wang cape, James Perse tee, Target bag, Imitation jeans, Steve Madden boots

48 Lovely Comments on “Caped Down”

  1. april 02. May, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    i love that cape! such a great outfit!


  2. Erin 22. Apr, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    totally adore the cape – great styling!

  3. Shasie 15. Apr, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    Love the cape!Found your blog via chictopia!

  4. michelle 12. Apr, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    love your outfit!!

  5. Rio 12. Apr, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

    Love the cape and loving that the purse was a Target find… Heading out to the store as soon as I submit this comment =)

  6. Jen 12. Apr, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    Loving those boots girl!!! xoxoxoxo
    Need to see you girls soon!

    Laura Reply:

    Thanks!! I know, it has been too long. Any SF trips planned? Come visit!! I may be headed down to LA soon, too. xo

  7. devorelebeaumonstre. 12. Apr, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    this cape is ah-mazing. & I’m totally with you on jeans & a white tee. have fun in vegas! x

  8. Michelle 12. Apr, 2011 at 1:53 am #

    Love this outfit! Great boots.


  9. modanista junkie 11. Apr, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    Smitten over this outfit. You’re absolutely right about the cape – it goes perfectly with a simple look. I’m a t-shirts and jeans kind of girl too! :)

    Ejoying your blog, and have fun in Vegas!!!


  10. theonlyfashionprincess 10. Apr, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    I love it. The shoes and the coat are so good.
    If you got a little time, please give your opinion about my latest outfit too x

  11. Tashina 09. Apr, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    This is super random, but what brand are your jeans? I love the wash.

    Laura Reply:

    They are Imitation by Imitation of Christ. I got them forever ago, but you could probably find them online! :)

  12. Jamillah 09. Apr, 2011 at 7:32 am #

    LOVE this outfit!!! My favorite shirt ever is a white tee from Alternative Apparel; fits right no matter what, looks good with any bottom, if I’m staring blankly into my closet it is what I grab.

    P.S-Some of your images came out really enormous on google reader for me on this post. It hasn’t happened to me before with your blog, so just wanted to mention.

    Laura Reply:

    Thank you! And YIKES! Thanks for the heads up — will definitely look into it. Sorry it showed up wacky! <3

  13. LateAfternoon 08. Apr, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    Um LOVE these photos. New lens? new something?

    miss you!

    Blake Reply:

    New boyfriend… Laura left me for a real photog. See you next week for a proper farewell, LA Liz.

  14. heather skelton 08. Apr, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    i luv this…simple and chic! have fun in vegas!!

    ♥ ♥

  15. Alyssa 08. Apr, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    love these boots!

  16. Amanda 08. Apr, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    Hey Laura! I think you paired the cape (love it, by the way) perfectly with the rest of your outfit. Sometimes simple is always the way to go. I, too, got a Target bag ;) About those shoes…do they fit true to size + are they comfortable?

    Laura Reply:

    Thank you! :)
    The shoes fit pretty true to size, and if anything they are a teeny tiny bit big. I am a 7-7.5 shoe and these are a 7 and fit well. Comfortable for how tall they are, too!

  17. Becca 08. Apr, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    The cape is great! And you’re right – it’s probably best with something simple. I’m having a hard time imagining it with a dress or any kind of skirt that isn’t really simple. Also – where did you take these photos?? I love the location surrounded by all the building! I miss having a roof where I can take pictures like I did at my old apartment! Have fun in Vegas!!

    Laura Reply:

    Thanks girl!! They were taken right behind the Metreon downtown. There is a big grassy area and lots of fountains and stuff! It’s a cool little park area. :)

  18. Style with Benefits 08. Apr, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    That cape is amazing and looks so good with a simple white tee. I have to agree that this may be one of my favorite looks of yours! Have fun in Vegas, and good luck if you gamble!

    xx, becs

  19. Cara 08. Apr, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    I so agree! Jeans and a white tee or tank is definitely my “go-to”…I think it just looks efforletless yet chic. This is a great look, love the green cape and those boots!
    xo Cara

  20. Margot 08. Apr, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    The second to last picture is amazing! I love how your cape is blowing in the wind! The color is gorgeous. What a smart mom you have picking up that bag, so cute. Have fun in Vegas!!


  21. mariale 08. Apr, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    love the cape!
    Have a great time in Vegas!


  22. CessOviedo 08. Apr, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    Plain white tees and jeans are always infallible, and even more paired with those shades, they are amazing!

    Cess O. <3
    The Outfit Diaries

  23. Nita-Karoliina 08. Apr, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    Have fun in vegas.

    Really cool look.

  24. GRIT & GLAMOUR 08. Apr, 2011 at 5:46 am #

    WOW! Crazy for that cape! And these shots are stellar. I’m a huge fan of rolled skinnies, too. I’d totally wear this!

    Laura Reply:

    Thank you!! Definitely with ya on the rolled skinnies – think it adds a nice touch. :)

    Have a great weekend! xo

  25. fashionablecollections 08. Apr, 2011 at 4:57 am #

    That cape is gorgeous. Love the photograph where it’s blowing in the wind!

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  26. Jenny 08. Apr, 2011 at 4:20 am #

    I looove these photos and the simple outfit!

    Have a blast in Vegas :)

  27. Shelby 08. Apr, 2011 at 3:38 am #

    These photos are amazing, your location is beautiful! I love the way you styled your cape, so simple and chic!!

  28. Grace 08. Apr, 2011 at 2:37 am #

    i totally agree. jeans + white tee=bliss.
    have fun in vegas!

  29. French Toast 08. Apr, 2011 at 12:36 am #

    Looooooveeee the cape!

  30. Yamina 07. Apr, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

    cute bag !
    have a great weekend

    xx ♥ yamina.

  31. Ria 07. Apr, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

    Oh man, I really want those Steve Madden boots. They’re sold out now and everyone seems to only have brown left. *heartbreak* Great outfit, I love the cape and the way you styled it. I’m with you on the bag!

    Laura Reply:

    Thank you!! Maybe try eBay on the boots? They’ve got to be available SOMEWHERE online! :)


  32. kairi kuuskmann 07. Apr, 2011 at 11:35 pm #

    Very cool city shots, love the way you styled the cape! ..and those navy skinnys are an absolute wardrobe staple i think! I did a post about a white T while ago, have look if you have a second! :)

  33. Lainey 07. Apr, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    Oh my gosh, this is one of my favorite outfits from you. I love the simplicity of it. And the blowing away picture is fantastic. Gorgeous cape!

    Laura Reply:

    Ah, wow! Thank you so much. I am very flattered! You’re too sweet. Happy Friday. <3

  34. Alicia 07. Apr, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    Jeans and a tee is always my favorite go to attire ;) Awesome cape and I think the PS1 knock-off was a great purchase (from your Mama)! Happy Vegas!

  35. thehautepursuit 07. Apr, 2011 at 10:13 pm #

    i love that billowy jacket!!!! the color is perfect. i have like two khaki jackets and always have to tell myself to stop buying them. i love target! we’re finally getting one in canada….all those capsule collections…i won’t have to make pilgrimages down to the states anymore!
    have a great time in vegas!

  36. Shop Sweet Things with Jeanne 07. Apr, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    Hi Laura! I just came across your blog not too long ago, and I’ve been adoring every post you’ve made! That cape looks super amazing on you, and I think you make everything look like it’s $3000. :)

    Laura Reply:

    Thank you so much!! That is so nice of you. :)

    Love your site as well, awesome photos. I want to eat that heart cake!! <3

  37. Andrea K (blonde bedhead) 07. Apr, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    AMAZING. You are so gorgeous and I love this simple and chic look. That A Wang cape is fabulous and think you styled it perfectly. Your mom did well picking out that purse too!

  38. eat.sleep.wear. 07. Apr, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    You look so effortlessly CHIC girl!! And these photos are absolutely beautiful. Its the perfect light outside!!! HAVE fun this weekend. xo, Kim