This is my mom’s maternity cape that she wore while she was pregnant with me. I was a giant baby by the way, coming in at 9 lbs 4 oz…and 1 month overdue. I love fat babies…maybe I knew I wanted to be one before coming out.
I added this cape to my coat collection because I was inspired by the capes at American Apparel. I noticed them in the window and suddenly remembered something similar in my mom’s closet. I called in a panic like I always do when I think something has been given away. It went something like this…
Me: “Mom? Do you still have that cape? Please don’t say you gave it away.”
Mom: “I might have given it to so and so’s daughter when she was pregnant, but it might still be here, let me check.”
Me: “No! you can’t give stuff like that away!”
Mom: “You’re in luck, it’s still in the closet.”
These types of conversations take place every few weeks. Last week I called asking about my leather backpack that came straight from Italy and the response was “we gave it to a girl in Cuba who really wanted it” – I couldn’t be mad at that one, but damn, kinda wish I still had it.
Domino jeggings ($50) from Lavish and Squalor
Steve Madden espadrilles ($50) Winners
Joe Fresh scarf $16
Angelo Damiano aviators (gifted) aka my grandfather’s sunglasses