Cape and Gouchos

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. What a busy time of year! The 24th is my wedding anniversary and this year was our 6th. In addition to celebrating life with Mr. Jean of all Trades, my family celebrates Christmas in traditional European style–on the 24th.

Christmas day is another special day for me and hubby. We’ve started a tradition: I cook breakfast (this year it was veggie sausage, home fries and waffles), we relax, exchange gifts, and go to a movie. After the movie there’s usually a restaurant open somewhere so we grab a bite. I love spending the whole day with my honey. We’re so busy that we don’t get to do that a lot.

Here’s an outfit that will work for wherever the day takes me.Β It has a neo-Victorian feel to it. Perhaps it’s the cape or the modern take on classic boots. Regardless, you won’t catch me caroling any time soon!

cape and gouchos

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Coat: eBay
Gouchos: Swapped
Scarf: Swapped
Boots: John Fluevog
Purse: Crystalyn Kae
Cuff: Greenbelts

I also wore this to run a few errands before work recently. It worked for both occasions. Under my coat is a comfortable long-sleeved T. Because of the gauchos, I still felt dressed up.

Did you get any neat gifts this year? How were the holidays?

I joined WIWW over at Transatlantic Blonde. Have a look at what the others are wearing!


Filed under Fashion, Thrifty

8 responses to “Cape and Gouchos

  1. I love the cape – it looks warm, cozy and pulled together.

  2. FABULOUS coat/cape – Love it! Found you via the What I Wore link up!
    Nikki at

  3. marlaslife

    That coat is stunning. I love it.

  4. Love how everything looks together from top to toe, including the big buckle boots!

    Traditions are fun and it’s great to start your own. I receive a teddy bear every Christmas–sometimes a hand-made designer bear (by an artisan) and sometimes a Starbucks bear πŸ™‚

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