Here I am wearing a complete outfit for $25. I tell you it is good to have friends. A friend visited Ethiopia and brought back this comfy cape for me. So much better than a keychain, right? I swapped Joe’s jeans with another friend. I’ve thrifted several pairs that do not fit me so I gave her a pair and she gave me a pair of hers.

rasta colors dreadlocked woman

I love the cape. Red, gold, and green is one of my favorite color combinations. It’s the color of the Ethiopian flag and adopted by Rastafarian and dreadlock culture. While not Rastafarian, I agree with certain aspects of the culture like….equality of all people. What did you think I meant? My “Snoop Lion” days are behind me. If this randomness makes no sense at all to you, message me and I will explain. 🙂

Now back to the program. It’s a lightweight jersey and I can’t wait to wear it while having lunch al fresco….I think spring fever is setting in! I’m so anxious for the warm weather. The days are longer and when the sun comes out it looks like a warm breezy day. Not so, it is deceptively cold around these parts.

Ethiopian cape

While I feel compelled to twirl around in it, V prefers to wear it with her arms outstretched. She proudly proclaims she’s super duper when I wrap it around her.

rasta colors dreadlocks

I need to put in a jeans hems. I’ve tucked them under for now. They are super long! I am so jeans challenged. It’s hard to find a great pair. I know I’m not alone. Do you have the perfect pair (of jeans)?

Betsey Johnson ankle boots under $20

Completed the outfit with my $5 Gap sweater from a consignment shop and the left baby toe killing booties I got for a steal at Amazon.

What to wear with a cape
THRIFT Gap sweater – belt FREE Ethiopian cape – Joe’s Jeans RETAIL Betsey Johnson booties

In other news, did you catch the Shutterfly giveaway? There’s a photo acrylic block up for grabs! Great for your home, office, or as a gift. Check it out.

Are you in Chicago and planning to attend Cheeky’s Real People of Style Fashion Show tomorrow (Thursday)? Enter CHEEKYCBN at checkout to purchase tickets for $15, rather than $25. Thanks to Cheeky and Chicago Blogger Network for the discount!