Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I'm No Superman

This is the true story of how I became a Harry Potter villain.

A couple weeks ago, I purchased a hefty Groupon for Send the Trend, "Project Runway" winner Christian Siriano's online boutique for "personalized fashion accessories." Basically, you fill out a quiz about your style preferences, & Send the Trend curates a gallery of accessories available for purchase that are supposed to be up your alley. Needless to say, none of the accessories Send the Trend chose for me were things I wanted to wear. But, overeager as I sometimes am, that Groupon was burning a hole in my pocket! I figured out how to search for products that weren't recommended for me, & I ended up choosing two really cool pieces...
    

...and a cape:

Yeah. Riddle me this: Why did I think a cape would be a good idea? Alas, I cannot say. I was excited for it, even. When it arrived this afternoon, I tore open the package with glee & discovered... a glorified Snuggie. With a toggle clasp & a hood & no armholes. I mean, it's just as advertised - a legitimate, bona fide, superhero-style cape - but because I'm not a lovely, leggy model, it doesn't exaaaactly look on me like it does in the site photo. Yes, I know: Duh.

Because I truly have have no idea how to wear a cape, I mostly did this with it:


But I think Nathan really got it right when he asked me: "So, what time are you meeting up with the other Death Eaters?"

27 comments:

suki said...

Oooh, I really do love the jewelry that you picked out. As for the cape, definitely useful to have for a Halloween costume. :P I don't think I could pull off wearing that normally.

Liz said...

Hahahaha Nathan's comment FTW.

steph anne said...

Hahaha, I love your cape! I think you know what you should be for Halloween this year. :)

Becky said...

I laughed so hard at this post I snorted.

Elise said...

Bahahahahaha.

phampants said...

You look like a Hobbit in an elven cloak

Michelle said...

Fabulous. And totally villain. The model can't even carry that off.

daphne said...

you should wear it next time you visit those sketchy parts of NYC...

susan said...

I've never heard of send the trend. interesting...

I love, love love those earrings, but the cape would look ridiculous on me, and i also have no idea how i'd wear it!

Stefanie said...

I like your shoes better. So adorable.

Erin said...

This totally makes me giggle! Now you have something to wear to the release of the final Harry Potter movie!

Also? The earrings are divine.

Leanna Vera said...

I'm really glad you posted this. I'm cracking up at those cape pictures!

screamingnspace said...

omg! i Love this post! you sound just like me when i bought this awesome superhero-type half mask, i was SO excited, then once i got it i was like, "hmmm...what now?"

Awesome picts!

Good Girl Gone Blog said...

hahahahahahahahahahahhahahah x 10. Love your facial expression!

graceelena said...

hahahaha that's awesome.

Sara said...

OHMYGOD I WANT THAT CAPE RIGHT NOW NOW NOW

sameve said...

You could also totally be in Lord of the Rings or Star Wars...wow, Rob has totally nerded me out lol. Jewelry is super cute!

Brittney said...

OMG WE NEED TO BE REAL LIFE FRIENDS.

Also, you might be my most favorite person ever. Nathan? Close second with that commentary.

terra said...

Oh that evil look is expertly evil! Maybe you can get a movie deal out of this.

B. said...

I personally like the Death Eater pic more than the leggy model. Also your cape-wearing photos above are adorable and I love that you are spinning around. That seems like the most appropriate cape maneuver to me.

Jaclyn said...

And THIS is why you're my favorite blogger in the land.

Lorraine said...

Dude, I would wear that cape, AND JUST THAT CAPE, every day when I got home from work. "Caping" would be a new life-verb that meant hanging out on my bed eating ice cream and Netflix instant streaming while in a cape. So basically: SO JEALOUS.

Also, I love you.

Kristin & Megan said...

Lady, you are crazy...in a good way! I actually quite love my cape/coat and I am now going to play super villain with it. So thank you.

a nony mouse said...

Talked to Jeanne today & she lol at your caped crusader picture - she loved it!

Melissa said...

Ahahaa, oh my god, YES!

Jaclyn said...

I totally read this last week, but my laughs are like new today.

sarah said...

The combination of a Groupon and your amazing accessories made my day... :)

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