Cape Dresses and Outfits

Throughout the years the classic cape has been translated into various items such as coats, dresses, collars, and capelets for maxi dresses to minis.

I love my version of the millennial cape from Forever 21. The black and white houndstooth pattern of the fabric and the cape on top reminds me of tradition and cobblestone streets in Europe. The short length of the dress makes it modern and fresh with patterned tights and the MICHAEL Michael Kors Red Ava Satchel. Put on a dramatic red lip for drama and you have created a modern yet nostalgic look.

Stepping into Laduree at the Grove in LA makes you feel like your are in a Parisian patisserie. The cases are full of colorful macaroons and beautiful desserts masterfully created. Numerous colorful gift boxes in different shapes and sizes are available to put these delicate pastries inside as if they were fine jewelry. Traditional macaroons are made from coconut and are gluten free. There is both indoor and outside dining to enjoy a meal or a dessert splurge.

Laduree Grove Location:
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Dining Reservations: OpenTable
or Visit the Bakery Shop Downstairs

Marmalade Cafe Location:
Farmers Market, 6333 W 3rd St E17, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Menu: Offering Various Healthy Options labeled vegetarian or gluten-free

One of my favorite soups is the Tuscan White Bean Kale soup (gluten free and vegan) from the Marmalade Cafe located next door to the Grove at the historic Farmers Market. It is a vegetarian delight full of kabocha squash, kale and toasted pumpkin seeds with great flavor.

This Marmalade Cafe location has charming indoor and outside seating which can be the perfect spot to get something healthy to eat.

Cape Inspirations

Meghan Markle at Chester Town Hall and the Queen's Birthday Concert (pictured with Harry) , Gal Gadot at the I am Night Premiere, Kate Middelton at the Braid Centre in Ballymena, Sofia Carson at the Oscars
Meghan Markle at Chester Town Hall (photo: Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock) and the Queen’s Birthday Concert (pictured with Prince Harry, photo: Getty Images) , Gal Gadot at the I am Night Premiere (photo: Getty/Alberto E. Rodriguez) , Kate Middelton at the Braid Centre in Ballymena (photo: Getty / Jeff J Mitchell), Sofia Carson at the 2018 Oscars (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The royals –  Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have put their own signature style of the cape in their wardrobes. You can also see the cape styled by Sofia Carson, Gal Gadot etc.

Look out for Lucy Hale in the new CW spin-off from RiverdaleKaty Keene. Lucy is the millennial lead in this musical dramedy as Katy who works in NYC chasing her dreams to become a fashion designer. The series also follows the lives of her close artist friends who aspire to reach their dreams on Broadway, in the recording studio and runway.

Photos from filming the first episode feature Lucy on set in this stylish red millennial cape on the streets of NYC. Notice the details from the tailored fit, buttons and striking color.

Lucy Hale Katy Kenne Set wearing red cape jacket

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