Little White Cape


Everyone says you need to have a little black dress but no one ever says you need a little white cape. Probably because that should be the last thing on your ‘essentials’ list, but it’s still there. Number 1000: little white cape, right behind over the knee boots. 



Let’s talk HauteLook. I found this little black dress (#4 on the essential list) from Joie because I pretty much stalk the members-only site until one of my favorite out-of-my-budget designers comes up during a sale event. It’s like christmas morning when I check and my favorites are there. All that to say, it’s a good website to visit if you are looking for high-end pieces that are up to 70% off, especially basics that will last you for years. 

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PS: HauteLook just launched Nordstrom Rack for HauteLook on the same site. So basically where HauteLook is limited-time sales, Nordstrom Rack has ongoing sales 24/7 and members can return the items to a Nordstrom Rack store or online. Win-win situation here. Sign up to find out about their latest sales on the hottest fashion, home and beauty brands.


cape: bloom

dress: joie via HauteLook / Similar

boots: nordstrom

purse: marc by marc jacobs

sunnies: old Coach / similar

*This post was sponsored by HauteLook. All opinions expressed were my own. Thank you for supporting the brands who support me and my two dogs. 

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  1. Allison Buthray says:

    I love the little white cape! I'm so jealous of your bare arms and lack of scarf/mittens/hat/chunky socks/snow boots! Gorgeous for a holiday party

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  2. Q says:

    pretty….. love the boots.

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  3. I absolutely love this look on you! The cape and boots are so perfect on you~

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  4. gwenkortsen says:

    You look so pretty in that cape! Bare arms in December, wow! And I am slowly getting convinced that over-the-knee boots might be a good idea.
    Also, I'm glad you can stretch your arm out all the way so soon after the break! A lot of people who break their elbow have a hard time doing that, so it's probably a really good sign that you can do that already. Heal, heal! πŸ˜‰

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  5. Natali says:

    You look outstanding!! Perfect cape and boots!

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  6. Kendi Lea says:

    I know, I've heard that too! It's an interior fracture so it's not as bad as it could be, thank goodness! I keep it in the sling all day so it felt good to straighten it for a bit πŸ™‚

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  7. jesscuellar says:

    it may not be essential but it is darling!

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  8. Supal says:

    oh gosh this is edgy, chic and sexy all in one! I'm loving the white gems so much. It's shimmery, but just enough!

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  9. Girl and Closet says:

    Oh my goodness, that cape is just outstanding Kendi. I can imagine it looking just as splendid with jeans too. I'm ready to fly to Texas so I can shop at Bloom… honestly, your selection is the prettiest. And boy oh boy, I'm glad your arm is healing. That must have hurt like crazy. Ouch!!

    By The Shore, a life + style blog

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  10. That cape is so cute though.

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  11. chelseaandthecity says:

    I love every single piece Kendi! What a chic little outfit.

    Chelsea & The City

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  12. Love this cape. I have yet to find one that I love for the season, but this one is perfect for holiday parties!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

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  13. Berty Morales says:

    Kendi, you look stunning and what a gorgeous cape. I am in love with this entire look.

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  14. Lena says:

    this cape is gorgeous and looks beautiful on you!

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  15. Such a sweet look! Love those boots too! πŸ™‚

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  16. Code Overdressed says:

    I could not agree more! White capes should be included on top of that list, is such an elegant delicate piece, you rock the over the knee boots with those uber long legs of yours!

    Cee. β™₯
    Code Overdressed

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  17. Lauren says:

    I never really gave capes much thought but I've been seeing them everywhere lately and this might have just tipped the scales in their favor. Gorgeous!

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  18. Kristin says:

    Ha, I love how you wrote 'support me and my two dogs.' That's something I would say. I haven't explored the site even though I've seen the commercials multiple times. Will have to start shopping! Super chic look πŸ™‚


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  19. Liz McAvoy says:

    That cape is just so darling! Perfect paired with the darker hues of the rest of your outfit πŸ™‚

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  20. Lauren says:

    Love, Love that little white cape!!

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  21. Elisa Taviti says:

    Great boots my dera.

    Elisa – My Fantabulous World

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  22. So chic and sexy! Love this look!

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  23. Jessica Rose says:

    Love the cape…looks wonderful…wonderful cut.

    Jess. x

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  24. Love how "mod" this is! So cute!

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  25. i should really move to dallas where i could wear what is essentially a sleeveless coat/blanket all winter and look as fab as you and not die of frostbite like i would in dc. i kind of want a cape just like this but i'd need to figure out whether it would look weird over my down coat while i'm biking πŸ™‚ but seriously, you look as terrific as ever and i hope your arm is healing!! hugs to you kendi!

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  26. Gorgeous look! Love the cape and cute embellishments πŸ™‚


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  27. Dana says:

    I am obsessed with this look! So, so chic!

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  28. I freakin' love Hautelook. And love the cape!

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  29. That cape is amazing. You look so chic in black and white!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  30. stylishlyinlove says:

    What a beautiful look you styled. I love it from head to toe.



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  31. Bhreagh says:

    Great outfit, and I'm BEYOND obsessed with Hautelook!

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  32. Melissa Brown says:

    I just realized Bloom ships to Canada! I am now considering purchasing all my bridesmaid dresses from there. Amazing!! Any hints at what the Spring collection will look like?

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  33. nikki says:

    this is perfect! your legs look gooood, lady! those boots were made for you!


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  34. Briel79 says:

    Love this outfit!

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  35. FabEllis says:

    Just plain hotness! Love it.

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  36. Ahka Vintage says:

    Love this whole outfit its absolutely stunning! Great jacket. So elegant!



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  37. rhiannon says:

    this entire outfit is so gorgeous on you!

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  38. Androbel says:

    Wow, wow! amazing cape. Maybe for a quiet dinner that way it doesnt get dirty.


    Belen new post! πŸ™‚

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  39. Abby says:

    This outfit is excellent. I am not much for 'essential' lists — but I do believe each person tailors one such list for themselves. Maybe I need a white cape. Hmm.

    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

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  40. Leslie says:

    Love this!

    That cape is gorge!

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  41. Rosely Carrasco says:

    Gorgeous cape. Beautiful look.

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  42. suzanne says:

    Great chic sophisticated look.


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  43. Nina B says:

    I love that cape with the bling!

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  44. Beautiful look! Love the knee high boots, trendy yet chic.


    the way to my Hart

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  45. This post is perfectly timed. I just found an adorable white shift dress to wear for Christmas and this black/white combo is just the inspiration I needed to style it. Thanks so much!

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  46. Jessica says:

    This is adorable!

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  47. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    how chic! love this look on you. so fresh!

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  48. thequirkypeach says:

    Is there anything you can't wear! Love this with the drop waist dress – a perfect combo! πŸ™‚

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  49. I so wish that this can be a winter outfit for me at this time in Toronto / Canada…it'll never happen! You look great. πŸ™‚

    Choo Choo

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  50. Kate Jones says:

    What is over there to your left??

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  51. Greta Gale says:

    Gorgeous! I love everything about this outfit

    x greta

    Flourish Blog

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  52. FREED MODE says:


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  53. Mica says:

    that little white cape is beautiful with the little black dress! I like the embellishments πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue

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  54. kforkarli says:

    Um this is so foxy. Totally gorgeous!

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  55. Dina Karivalis says:

    That dress is a great find but the cape is whats really amazing! I love it!

    I'm hosting a giveaway over on my site and would love for you to enter πŸ™‚

    xo Dina

    Sweetest Somethings

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  56. NATALIE says:

    Nice pics!! xx from Sweden

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  57. Amber says:

    I think I need that cape! You look so fab Kendi.


    Sparkly Pave Bracelet Giveaway!

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  58. Kolina says:

    I absolutely LOVE this look! So sleek and so stylish! I feel like you should be walking the red carpet into so posh club in LA with paparazzi snapping away.

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  59. classy AND sexy. if i had a broken elbow i'd be living in my bed and the same pair of pajamas. so good, lady!

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  60. gina says:

    Kendi, you look stunning! Love this look so much. I'm getting those boots for Christmas from hubby and can not wait!!
    XO, Gina

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  61. Kristen McGillivray says:

    those boots are EPIC!

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  62. emsie says:

    Perfect, beautiful, elegant! You are gorgeous!

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  63. Alice says:

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  64. Those boots are so amazing! Super sexy! (Is it weird that I just typed that. You look divine.

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  65. Love this whole look <3 A cape is such a beautiful and classic look. It says a lot about a lady when she's wearing a cape. 100% class.


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  66. Allie Emme says:

    love how you made those over the knee boots look elegant πŸ™‚
    xx Allie

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  67. COCOCOZY says:

    The boots and the white cape! Yes!

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  68. Kendi Lea says:

    the abandoned pallets or the pile of leaves that looks like a dead animal? (no animals were harmed in the photographing of this outfit.)

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  69. Kendi Lea says:

    oh yes! there's a long list, but I just don't wear them πŸ™‚

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  70. Kendi Lea says:

    bahaha. the end, you're funny. thanks!

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  71. Andrea says:

    You are killing it with those boots again! Seriously, I want every piece!!

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  72. Francisca says:

    This is by far my favorite look of yours, EVER! You look slammin'! I'm loving this so much, must add to my inspiration folder.


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  73. Hope Howland says:

    Oh geez… now I need this look in my life.. so gorgeous!

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  74. Anja Skrba says:

    Black and white – it never fails! πŸ™‚

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  75. photosbyjaana says:

    reminds me of breakfast at tiffany's – so fancy!

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