Monday, November 30, 2015

Capeandcrown13~ Cape Review

I was going to wait a bit till I compiled more photos but I've gotten more inquiries about my cape so here is my review on my cape from the etsy shop capeandcrown13

So, to leave off from my previous blog entry, I was in the market for a cape for my Halloween costume of this year~ After a lot of searching and looking at the different option in regards to purchasing a cape I decided to look towards smaller business' for my purchase. 
The most convenient place for me to search is etsy. For those who may not know, etsy is basically like an online market for small business or crafters to sell their wares. It's a reputable site that not only makes finding items and browsing goods easy, but makes the purchasing process a breeze and provides a way of communicating with the seller that makes asking questions to the maker extremely convenient. 

By the time I found capeandcrown13's shop, I knew immediately that that was the place I wanted to order my cape from. 

To be sure I had enough time to order a custom cape, I reached out to The Cape Maker, who owns capeandcrown13, inquiring weather it was possible to create and ship the cape I had in mind within a month, and immediately I was given and answer and told that she was booked with orders and that if I wanted my cape by my date I needed it, I would need to go though with a RUSH fee, which was very affordable and I had no issue with.
The cape maker answered all my questions when ever I asked and had all her information for me to help assist her in what exactly I was looking for in a cape. She had swatches of every colour available for me to look though, examples of cape lengths on mannequins of different heights and the process was extremely easy and fun with her guiding me.

So, very quickly, by the following day she had a custom order on her page for me to purchase and get the transaction started. 

Roughly 3 weeks later, I received notification that my order was shipped! Which happily surprised me since it was actually a week earlier than I expected.

My cape came in a large box, so not to wrinkle the cape and it was nice and neatly packaged. [I'm quite annoyed at myself that I didn't think ahead and take a photo, so sorry I don't have that to share~]
So, onto the cape it's self~
The cape I ordered is a 27" powder blue satin cape with ivory satin lining inside and with a faux fur trim.
I am just under 5'4", and the cap sits perfectly past bum, and covers just to my fingertips. So, my top half of my body is nice and covered. The cape has a nice weight to it so it does a good job of keeping me warm in the oh so chilly California weather, which is at the low to mid 50's recently and dipping down to the 40's in the evening~ I'm measuring in Fahrenheit, so I believe it would equate to roughly 10 Celsius.

The cape's fit is nice and loose, I like to think it's universally flattering, especially since it has this beautiful flare to it, and moves so wonderfully around the wearer. It's also the first time I find a hood sits nicely on my head+hair~ it has a lot of room for movement in the hood so my hair isn't trapped and made to go flat, which I hate and why I don't wear hoodies..

The seams and ties are well attached and invisible, so the cape is very professionally crafted and for such a delicate look, is quite sturdy and strong.

I'm not to well equipped with satin fabric but I notice it is hard to wrinkle so the cape stays nice and crisp looking when I wear it or when I have it hanging in my closet.

Visually, the cape in STUNNING, it's just like I envisioned it, and exactly like The Cape Maker showcases in her shop. Like, even though I questioned if spending a bit more on a coat would be worth it, California weather and all, I was just so happy with the outcome that I have zero regrets in my decision.
Like, from the easy communication, to the product it's self, it was a joy.
I definitely would recommend capeandcrown13 if you're in the market for a cape for winter wear, or for a costume, even for wedding wear.
I rarely rave about one item, yet alone a piece of clothing enough for me to just post it's own blog post, but I'm just so happy with my purchase, that I had to share!

Also, it looks so nice in photos~ Like, I feel like a princess just putting it on.

Have a few candid shots, since the cape still makes the feel of the photos so magical, haha.

Also, I'm going to try getting back to normal blogging.
I'll probably start getting more personal on my blog again, so probably expect a few blips about my life, rants maybe? Then I'll post some misc selfie sets for the heck of it.
I feel really bad that I'm on? I've been? on hiatus for so long.

Mixed with studying for my exam, weight gain and life in general, I've felt so uninspired, so I'm trying to just get back into the swing of getting back on my laptop.