Cape: Charity shop, Jeans: BDG, Shoes: Topshop (sold out, similar here:) , Socks: Topshop, lace top: H&M, velvet top: charity shop.
Yesterday I was on my way to a haberdashery to pick up some stuff for one of my fashion projects, and as I was making the effort to walk into town, it would have been silly of me to not go into the charity shops. I'm a huge fan of tartan, probably because I have a grandma who is so Scottish she covered her sofa in the family tartan, anyway I found the cape of my dreams and ran to the till.
I wore it last night when I went to see my grandma. As soon as I walked through the door, I had both my mum and my grandma staring at it. My grandma went fishing through her tartan dictionary, but my mum beat her too it, and identified it as Anderson tartan. My grandma was very bewildered as to how my mum had managed to guess that it was Anderson tartan before she did, and even accused her of reading it off the label (it's not written anywhere on or in the cape). When my mum left the room, my grandma looked at me, her eyes darting quickly from my face to the door, and whispered to me:
'how the hell did she know that? I'm more Scottish than her!'