A long time ago, like two months, I came across this camo wool fabric when I was (still am) obsessed with camo and I went out on a limb and bought it, even though it's way more than I typically spend on fabric. Because I spent so much on it, I let it just whittle away it's time in my fabric closet, too afraid to make that first cut, because I still wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it. After much hesitation, while reading when of my favorite blogs, Merrick's Art, I saw her tutorial for a cape and finally found the reason for my wool camo's existence. She posted a wonderful, super easy DIY post and you can find her instructions here! I followed it to a tee, but in the end I decided to sew the side seams together as well to make it have arm holes. I LOVE this cape. It has kept me so warm during this awful Siberian Express, Frozen Tundra, Michigan weather has been having. Styling it with my brown felt hat, I felt a little like an old western cowboy... but who wouldn't want to look like a western cowboy?!
But seriously, even if you can't/won't make your own blanket cape go out and buy one! People will think you're being super stylish (which of course you are) but you'll also be sporting the coziest, warmest trend of the season.
s/o to my amaze sis who braved the cold with me to snap these pics. Brave soul.
Cape - made by me
Top - Free People
Necklace - Madewell
Jeans - Joe Fresh
Shoes - Wolverine 1000 Mile
Hat - Forever 21