Impulse Shopping: The Cocoon Cape, take 2

cocoon cape over 40

I did t again…

Bought something I already have, that is. Yes, I saw this silk cocoon cape, and I just had to have it…
Never mind that I already have a silk cocoon cape, this one’s a different colour… well, almost. But it’s a totally different print. And I love wearing a silk cocoon cape, so there…

Did I mention it’s washable???

Washable silk… Now, that just makes sense. And it’s a lovely green/blue shade that goes with… well, not sure yet, but I’m sure I will find lots of nice clothes to wear it with. Maybe something in dark red, or burgundy. Yes, I need to find a dress in burgundy… See, it’s good for me: I need to experiment with new colours. Maybe not burgundy, though; it might be  bit dark for me, but something… dark red(ish)… Oh hell, I loved the cape, and I just had to have it. Isn’t that good enough a reason to buy it?

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What? You thought I only buy clothes to fill the gaps in my perfectly organised wardrobe, after a long and thorough process of analysing my needs? 

Oh no, most of my clothes were impulse purchases (especially the clothes I like and wear the most). Yes, I have a constantly updated list of what I need, and I may even venture out to look for a specific item. Invariably, I get back home empty-handed… The problem is, I know exactly what I want, and usually it doesn’t exist.

And sometimes I see something that I wasn’t looking for but really, really like… And I think I should just get it then and there. It makes sense: I seldom regret buying something on impulse and usually end up wearing it all the time.

In fact, when it comes acting on impulse in general, I seldom have any regrets. Not that it happens a lot, quite the contrary. If anything, I tend to be way too analytical, looking at everything from every possible point of view. It’s exhausting. But these rare (in my case, that is) snap decisions… I’ve never regretted any of them. Maybe I should trust my intuition more…

I’m wearing:

cocoon cape:Jigsaw / top: Esprit / trousers: Marks and Spencer (old) / shoes: Clarks (old) / sunglasses: Prada (old) / bag: Burberry (old) / necklace: Snö of Sweden / ear rings; Annoushka

Do you ever buy the same piece of clothing in several colours or prints, just because you love it?


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  1. Patti
    6 September 2015 / 1:04 pm

    That's a wonderful "impulse" piece – that could be a favorite, right? It looks great over, well, everything. xo

    • Tiina L
      7 September 2015 / 9:58 am

      I'm sure it will become a favourite. It's a wonderful layering piece on a hot day, to protect my skin from the sun. Of course, sunny days are numbered now, as we approach autumn…

  2. Petite Silver Vixen
    6 September 2015 / 4:53 pm

    An eminently sensible purchase in my view! You've had fabulous wear from your first one, so why not buy a second in an equally gorgeous print. I often buy the same item in different colours or prints, especially. If you know it looks good and works then, makes sense.

    • Tiina L
      7 September 2015 / 10:01 am

      I agree. I have a bad habit of buying the same item in different colours, and even multiples of the same colour… I usually justify this by tell myself that it's because I want to have the same item in both of my homes, in Finland and the U.K, but of course they always end up in one place…

  3. No Fear of Fashion
    7 September 2015 / 7:39 pm

    I nearly completely act on impulse. Let me tell you, that is not good either. But I do what you do: if I am looking for a bag and find the perfect blouse, well… then the blouse comes home with me.Greetje

    • No Fear of Fashion
      7 September 2015 / 7:40 pm

      sorry, forgot to say you look lovely in this stunning colour combination. You just buy what your heart tells you to buy dear.

    • Tiina L
      8 September 2015 / 4:55 pm

      That actually makes, sense, getting whatever nice item you find. because if you don't get it then, it won't be there when you go back for it…

  4. Shawna McComber
    7 September 2015 / 8:15 pm

    Oh I like that cocoon cape and now I want one too! I love something covering my arms to keep the breeze off and yet sometimes a cardigan is too warm. It's a beautiful colour and pattern too. I see that putting on the cocoon cape turned you into a butterfly ready to fly away. You look lovely in all of those colours. xoxo

    • Tiina L
      8 September 2015 / 4:46 pm

      Thanks, Shawna. I love this piece in summer, I like to cover my arms as I burn easily, and the cape is light and cool on the skin.

  5. Shybiker
    8 September 2015 / 12:54 am

    There's a time for reason, there's a time for impulse. Fashion should be fun. Irrational, even. With a piece this pretty, why not?!

    • Tiina L
      8 September 2015 / 4:47 pm

      So right. I just have to learn to be more impulsive. At least sometimes…

  6. Jill James
    8 September 2015 / 7:56 am

    I think you should definately go with your intuition , it seems to serve you well. Sometimes we repeat buy simply because we know ourselves and what works for us. This is the perfect example, great style and colour and will work with so much, well done.

    • Tiina L
      8 September 2015 / 4:48 pm

      Thanks, Jill. I seem to buy multiples of everything… But if it works, then why not?

  7. Ellen Ross | Ask Away
    8 September 2015 / 12:46 pm

    So cool that its washable :o)XO Ellen from Ask

    • Tiina L
      8 September 2015 / 4:49 pm

      Indeed! I hate clothes that need to be dry-cleaned.

  8. Lauryncakes | Lauryn Hock
    9 September 2015 / 3:12 am

    BEAUTIFUL! I just came from the Hello Monday link-upYou should come link up over at my style & beauty link up! The Style Files Link-Up

    • Tiina L
      9 September 2015 / 2:45 pm

      Thanks! And thanks for the invitation.

  9. Adriele
    9 September 2015 / 6:14 pm

    Hahaha I LOVE this Cocoon Cape and you go ahead and buy as many as you want because you look fabulous! Stopping by from the StyleSessions link-up!

    • Tiina L
      9 September 2015 / 7:37 pm

      Thanks, Adriele!

  10. Garaytreasures
    10 September 2015 / 2:45 am

    Such a lovely cape top, and so appropriate for every season. Thanks for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"Rachel xoBloggers Who Have Inspired me link up is now Live, hope you can join inGaray Treasures

    • Tiina L
      13 September 2015 / 3:31 pm

      Thanks, Rachel! Well, maybe not every season… I think this is a summer piece, maybe for early autumn.

  11. Dawn Lucy
    13 September 2015 / 12:26 pm

    Sooo pretty, Tiina! Love the deep teal and the fuchsia together … gorgeous! And fab pics too!Thanks for joining in the Fun Fashion Friday fun! Hope you're enjoying your weekend, Dear.OXOXDawn Lucy

    • Tiina L
      13 September 2015 / 3:32 pm

      Thanks! That's two of my favourite colours together, actually.

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