As Winter temperatures arrive with a vengeance, I had a Narnia like search through my wardrobe for my Winter coats. The cold seasons in my new town are MUCH MUCH colder than any Sydney winter I experienced and as such, last year I made my first purchase of a winter coat. He is a beautiful warm light grey wool coat from Shieke with silver buttons. He still needs a name but damn he is warm!! Did I mention warm? And then I went crazy and bought 6 more coats in end of season sales – The only one I regrettably missed out on was the Minty meets munt Fisherman coat in mustard… The moral of this story is in the mass spree I must have sleep-purchased a cape (either from Princess Polly or MarketHQ) I do not remember making the purchase, I do not remember receiving it in the mail, nor do I remember hanging it, but there it was in my wardrobe.
I wore it when A and I went to the zoo. He insisted it was a poncho and I argued that the simplest poncho, derived from Mexican and South American cultures, is a piece of material with a slit or hole cut for the head and no sleeves. I figured I could offer you a fash-ducation about the origins of, and differences between, poncho and cape.
To be continued…