Hello and welcome to a new Fresh Fashion Forum. This week I’m thrilled to be partnering with Showpo to bring you an item that I have been wanted to get my hands on for a while; the cape coat. If you have never heard of Showpo you are missing out! They started as Show Pony in 2010 from a garage in Sydney and being from my hometown is always going to score brownie points with me! While they may have had humble beginnings, Showpo has big plans and aims to be the largest online boutique on the planet. They offer a great range of quirky, fun and bang on trend items so you are sure to find something that tickles your fancy. The icing on the cake is free shipping if you spend over $50 (Australia and New Zealand) or $75 (rest of the world). Read on for all the details …
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SHOWPO Cape Coat
If the love the look of a blazer casually draped over your shoulders without the hassle of it constantly slipping off then a cape coat is perfect for you! I chose the pink Showpo Take Over Blazer (no longer available) but it also comes in white and black for a more classic look. I was originally going to go all girly with my styling and feature a lot of white with a hot pink splash of colour but I decided I really wanted to add some edge to the jacket’s soft feminine feel. I think my Sash & Belle fringed bag and black gladiators were just the ticket. I stuck to black accessories so as not to over complicate the look. I’m not sure if I have ever confessed to you guys that I am a really crap ironer. And I mean really crap. My two poor boys spent most of their childhood looking like homeless kids given the required school shirts would wrinkle as fast as you looked at them. I’m aware of my deficiency and smarter with my purchases these days. Read: I avoid anything that requires ironing like the plague. So when my cape coat arrived a little crumpled from transit I was filled with dread. I almost popped over to my mum in laws who is a whizz with an iron in hand and would have had it sorted in 5 seconds flat but I persevered. While I think I did kinda OK in the end it took me over an hour (no joke!) and the many angles on the intricate cut of the blazer had me well and truly scratching my head. Luckily for my the soft crepey fabric is not prone to creasing with normal wear and given I’m not planning on shipping it anyway soon I think I will be just fine. If not, my MIL is only 20 minutes away and really I don’t see her nearly as much as I should. You can check all Showpo’s outwear here.
Jacket: Showpo Take Over Blazer (C/O). Pants: Express Ankle Editor Pants. Currently 40% off! Featured in The Monthly Wrap #37 Top: Supre Thick Strap Tank Featured in The Weekly Wrap #18 Bag: Sash & Belle India Cross Body Bag (C/O). Also worn in Fresh Fashion Forum #22. Shoes: Nine West Saidah Black Gladiator Sandals. Now only $60! Featured in The Monthly Wrap #41. Also worn in Fresh Fashion Forum #10. Ring: Lovisa. Featured in The Weekly Wrap #44. Option, option, option. Watch: Featured in The Weekly Wrap #26. Option, option, option. Earrings: Lovisa. Featured in The Monthly Wrap #42. Option, option, option.
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You guys made choosing only 2 favourites particularly hard this week and I had at least 15 on my ‘short list’ that I deliberated long and hard over before selecting Stylishly In Love and 5 Feet Of Style. The mint jacket and bunny ears are just too darn cute and the white short shorts and strappy sandals really bring this outfit home. I could not go past this cute cut out sweater and even better it was DIY. Some people are just so talented my mind boggles and she is from my home town so that just sweetens the deal! Make sure you visit both ladies blogs and show them some love.
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So what say you ladies … Yay or nay on the cape coat?
Until Next Time …
Disclaimers: Items labelled C/O have been gifted to me. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links for which a small commission may be paid.