27th, August, 2012

Feeling like Little Red! 

Do you have a garment that you’re just dreaming to find? I don’t know about you, but I sure do – several even! A few weeks ago, on a thrifting excursion with my mum, I found one of the items on my ‘list’ – this vintage nurse cape! Three years ago I spotted a nurse cape on eBay. I watched it grow further and further out of my price range – it was so sad! It really was a stroke of luck when we discovered this one in perfect condition for only $11. Something else quite amazing; it was even made here in Christchurch!

The weather is warming up quickly, so I used this colder day to mark it’s début! Naturally, I felt very much like some sort of Red Riding Hood – though it would be quite impossible to not, don’t you think! Luckily, there were no wolves in sight; only my favourite fox. I’ve never been a massive jewellery wearer; but I’ve recently fallen back in love with wearing rings. One of my friends got engaged recently, and I’ve gotten all caught up and even found myself browsing the diamond variety! I wore my vintage cape ensemble with House of Holland tights courtesy of TightsPlease. I fell completely in love with the print – and they’re a slight nod to Red’s visit to grandma’s house! Now I have my very lusted-after cape, I only have a couple of things left on my ‘need to find’ list! Now, has anyone seen any vintage lederhosen..?

43 Comments on “Big Bad Wolf”

  1. this post is awesome. the hue of the photo, the red color, the red lipstick, all just match each other.

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  2. wow I gotta say this is one of my favourite outfits of yours! :) Everything fits in the Red Riding Hood theme: the cape, your ring, the tights… I really like this outfit, so dreamy! :)

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  3. Ana Carneiro

    I have a few pieces I long to find as well, and I’m adding a red cape to my list! How beautiful yours is and how amazing that after coveting it for so long you should find one for such a great price!

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  4. This whole look is just beautiful, red suits you so perfectly & I love the tights as well. I’ve been looking for a vintage nurse cape for years now too, except I want a black/navy woolen one for winter, they always seem to be so ridiculously priced on eBay though!

  5. Wow – what a great find. $11!? I wish I could afford a plane ride to New Zealand to go thrifting at some of the shops around you! Also – I totally love the color of your red lipstick! What brand is that?
    <3 Jenn, RetroGypsy

  6. I’m sorry, I have to say that you have such a mesmerizing face! You are so pretty and photography so well. That red cape is an AMAZING find and I’m only slightly jealous. 😛 That color really suits you. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I hope to see you again there soon! <3


  7. Hi sweety!
    Thanks for your lovely comment. 😉
    You have a lovely blog, awesome pics!
    You look adorable here!

  8. Red looks so very stunning on you pretty lady! I adore those fun tights :)



  9. loveee the cape! what a great find, that’ll definitely get you through early days of spring when it’s still cool.

  10. oh my! Everything is just perfect! I actually have been toying with the idea of sewing myself a cape just like this and I think you just helped me make that a definite idea!

    and that ring! ugh! so gorgeous!

  11. I didn’t have a clue you could still find those capes! Plus, in that color it is totally adorable + wearable! It’s the same with me and jewlery I don’t wear earrings or bracelets but I kind of love rings and pendants, especially if they have animals (I’ve got a koala and a hedgehog rings)! :)


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