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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A Cape for A Walk in The Woods-A Vintage Outfit Post Inspired by Dark Shadows

When it comes to movies I generally prefer films made before 1970, but of course there are exceptions.  One of my favorite films is the 2012 Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp. I love its humorous take on the cult tv series, and I love the costumes.  The clothing in the film is a brilliant meld of Victorianna and early 70s that perfectly matches the story.  This is best represented by the character of Victoria Winters, a girl out of her time.

I love the ruffley dress, high neck blouses, and prim pinafores and sweaters:


My favorite of Victoria's looks though is a 1960s meets Victorian cape and pinafore combo.

I loved the outfit so much that about three years ago I had my vintage seamstress friend Kim Clark make me a copy.

She did an amazing job!  I actually like my version better then the one in the film.   I have no idea why it took me so long to feature it on the blog.   In these pictures I paired it with a 1940s hat from Lady Eve's Millinery, 1960s gloves, and  1940s style  spectators from Remix Vintage shoes.

I really feel like a cape is one of the nicest things to wear in the fall.

On the day these pictures where taken we took the Bob, Weasley, Fry and Mr. Tuvok to the Watchtung Reservation.  A nice big park with trails, a lake and a historic cemetery.  

It was a really lovely afternoon a perfect fall day!


  1. What a delightful picture spread. I do love capes (and walks in the woods). I love your shoes that match the doggie sweaters.

  2. She did a great job making the dress
    Lily & Edward

  3. What a fantastic walk, and just perfect for the cape.

  4. Another great outfit!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  5. I always loved Dark Shadows. Used to run home from school and plop down to watch it. I enjoyed the movie, too!

  6. Wow, that's a lovely outfit! I've never seen that movie - will have to check it out.

    Catching up on old posts - glad to hear Fry is okay!

  7. Very cool photos,, love the doggys too!

  8. That outfit is so cute. I love the little capelet! xxx

  9. Love your outfit! The hat and gloves go really well with it. And beautiful photos from your walk :-)

  10. Such fabulous photos and the outfit is just so adorable. The cape is gorgeous! xx

  11. This is such a fabulous outfit. I love little capes! And grey is a colour I just can't resist. What a great costume to have reproduced. You have such excellent taste!

  12. Dark Shadows the TV show was a favorite of my mom's, so I just love that you featured this on your blog (yes the movie version, but still awesome). Another fantastic outfit post!

  13. Oh my goodness! I LOVE IT!!!! This set looks so lovely on you! So gorgeous Katherine!!


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