Now I’m not a massive fan of Sundays. They remind me of being bored as a kid and my parents telling me to go out and play and enjoy the weekend. With my sister busy with her nose stuck in various books and unwilling to play ‘grown ups’, it was just me and my imagination stuck in the garden. After pretending to have a husband for an hour and then swiftly moving onto being the 6th member of the Spice Girls (my name was Little Spice if you were wondering – I was a small child!), I would decide that irritating my bookworm of a sister was a far better way to pass the time.
With my big sis now a good 200 miles away, my Sundays no longer consist of being an annoying little madam but a real life grown up, sadly without the Little Spice title. Now I drink coffee, socialise with friends, look at places I would like to live, make cashflow spreadsheets (well Kit does it and I yawn away as he tries to convince me to actually check my bank balance every now and then) and generally be the adult I always wanted to be.
So when I found this cashmere cape in a charity shop for £4, I decided it was the perfect Sunday item to inject a bit of fun back into my day. Playfully reminiscent of spending time with my imagination pretending to be someone very important and interesting.
I was feeling smug with my ever so chic/country-esque superhero cape, when someone informed me that it is in fact actually a poncho. A cape has slits for arms, don’t you know, and a poncho just sits on your shoulders. She smiled at me and said I was cute for pretending though. Flippin’ grown ups and their technicalities!
‘Cape’ (yes I know it’s a poncho!), Charity Shop//Jeans, Topshop//Shoes, New Look//Bag, Zara//Scarf, vintage
Alright alright, it’s totally a poncho but the sentiment is still the same; when I wear it I feel a little playful and like I’m dressing up as an adult. Maybe it’s the grown up check or the fact it’s cashmere but I feel like I’m back in those old Sundays, pretending to be a busy adult going about my very grown up life. In reality, I’m just a 20 something year old, wandering out for a coffee without a care in the world. It’s just me and my cape.