When I saw these pictures of Leighton Meester and Penn Badgley on the set of Gossip Girl, I turned green with envy. Not over Leighton’s perfect skin, or her mustard yellow Fendi Peekaboo that matches her blouse and chapeau just perfectly. Instead, I’m jealous of her cape.
You guys, I’ve bought so many capes. I’ve ordered them online with high hopes. I’ve bought them at stores and vowed to find a way to style them perfectly when I got home. All have been failures, and all have gone back from whence they came. I don’t know what the problem is, but every time I see photos like these, of another young woman looking adorable in a cape, I feel a twinge of envy. This isn’t even the greatest cape I’ve ever seen, not by a long stretch, but for someone who has continued to fail Capes 101, it’s a sad reminder of a garment I’ll never wear. Pour a little out for all my returned capes, ladies.