|My Michelle Juniors Solid Cape Blazer | My Michelle Juniors Printed Cape Blazer | My Michelle Juniors Cape Jacket|
While researching additional cape options for a post, I found this My Michelle cape on Amazon (weirdly not findable using the search engine). It was $16 (now $10.30) and had two positive reviews (+ my Prime subscription justifies all Amazon purchases), so I added the item to my cart and checked out (along with five pounds of sugar and some batteries…not sure what my order says about me).
|My Michelle Juniors Solid Cape Blazer | Uniqlo Heattech Turtle Neck Tee | Zipia Paisley Zip Up Cardigan | H&M Super Skinny Super Low Jeans (art. no: 65-8709) | Forever 21 Faux Leather Wedge Booties (similar) | YSL Cabas Chyc Large Leather East West Bag|
Is it the world’s sturdiest, warmest cape? No. But it is a good outerwear choice for early autumn or a mild winter day.
fabric composition leaves a lot to be desired. 88% polyester, 10%
rayon, and 2% spandex is what I call “ersatz wool;” it has the look of
brushed wool but is just a synthetic substitute lacking both warmth and
durability. Many “junior” brands, like BB Dakota and XOXO, use this affordable fabric for mild weather outerwear.
for fit, junior brands tend to run a bit small but this style is oversized so you might consider sizing down instead. I was
wearing the size S here, if you can use me as a point of reference.
The buttons, somewhat large, are black and blend seamlessly into the cape; the self-belt is removable.
You might ask: Elle, if you found so many faults with this cape, why did you keep it? And I might concede that I gave in to a temporary convenience. It was really cold one October morning and I had left my coat, scarf, and sweater at home. In a moment of weakness I decided $16 was a reasonable price for warmth.
I have a few additional cape reviews planned (this MK one wasn’t a keeper) but didn’t find much success. After I burn off those pictures, I may just hold out for new options next fall.