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The Visible Cloak

January 2, 2010

Vintage cape via the Rose Bowl Flea Market, Alexander Wang romper via, Steve Madden boots

“I see you.”- Avatar

This intimate intelligence, reinforcement, proclamation, recognition between 1+ souls- these 3 little words can mean more than that other set of 3. You love me, but do you see me?

Even though I was dressed for Bec’s Christmas sweater party, Little Red Riding Hood saw me and accused me of stealing one of her vintage capes. The one that she reserves for those off-duty fairy tale days when she bypasses fate and skips right into a play date with a prince who’s wandered off from his own storybook ending to find someone worth fighting for. I hope my 2010 chapter includes someone worth waiting for and someone who I can see my reflection in because that’s when I know I’ve been seen.

P.S.- I would be so grateful if you would do me the favor and vote for me here. You can vote for me every 24 hours from now until the contest’s close on February 1st (if you can!). Thank you in advance for all of your continued support!

98 Comments leave one →
  1. January 2, 2010 4:59 am

    How gorgeous you look…
    Happy New Year my dear!!!!



  2. January 2, 2010 5:21 am

    So AND The “Nasty Wolf” Must be such a lucky person with a charming “Little Red Riding Hood” (whose RED lips sound as such a tasty/sulfurous fruit) like you !!!
    ps: With All my Best Wishes for the New Year Dear Mel !!!

    à Bientôt, Antoine

  3. January 2, 2010 6:09 am

    first off, LOVE AVATAR! haha and I REALLY LIKE YOUR ROMPER! I’m in this stripes phase right now. Great outfit, and I hope you had an amazing new years day! Keep up the great posts!


  4. January 2, 2010 6:31 am

    Love AW romper! toooo cute!

    Happy New Year!

    P.S.: ♥Fresh start of 2010? Oh yeah, don’t forget to join the Curious Sparrow giveaway!♥

    Good luck!


  5. January 2, 2010 6:57 am

    I’m so in love with that movie and those 3 little words!

    This is a fantastic post from you, I loved reading every bit of it. Loved the cape too:)


  6. January 2, 2010 7:21 am

    You look so sweet!
    I must be the only one who havent seen Avatar yet, do you think it was good?
    Happy new year, my best wishes for 2010!

  7. January 2, 2010 7:43 am

    What a great romper =)

  8. January 2, 2010 10:10 am

    That cape is ah-mazing! Happy New Years, hope you’re having a fabulous 2010 so far 🙂

  9. January 2, 2010 11:42 am

    girl, i love the cape on you!!
    omg and that romper looks amazing too
    i want it so bad

    happy new year, looking forward to see more amazing posts from

  10. January 2, 2010 1:35 pm

    I see you 😉

    Your outfit is simply cute and extraordinary. What a stunning vintage cape!!!

    May all your wishes come true in 2010!!

    Hugs to you …
    from me 😉

  11. January 2, 2010 2:58 pm

    Love the romper, darling!!
    You look fabulous!


    P.S. Thanks for visiting the new blog 🙂

  12. January 2, 2010 4:24 pm

    Cute romper! Happy New years sweets!

  13. January 2, 2010 4:34 pm

    the romper! so rad.
    Happy New Year!

    xo Niki

  14. January 2, 2010 11:44 pm

    That romper is adorable!!!

  15. January 3, 2010 12:59 am

    ADORABLE Riding Hood!

  16. January 3, 2010 2:41 am

    Happy New Year!
    Thanks for your sweet comment 🙂


  17. January 3, 2010 5:04 am

    I loved this superhero inspired look 😀

    your blog is a good source for inspiration .
    many thanks to the comment you left 😀

    visit / comment / follow me .
    glisters and blisters

  18. January 3, 2010 5:15 am

    the outfit is so cute :), and i love the quote from avatar its such a good movie i wanna see it again!

  19. January 3, 2010 10:20 am

    you look stunning. Such an eclectic outfit. And your makeup is perfect!

    Fashion X K8

  20. January 3, 2010 1:07 pm

    you rock sweetie!
    love that very red lips!
    so glamorous!

    p.s care to exchange links?

  21. January 3, 2010 2:17 pm

    Hey Henriette- Avatar was AMAZINGGGG, I definitely recommend it! xo

  22. January 3, 2010 2:23 pm

    Thanks so much for adding me to your blogroll. You look like a superhero!

  23. January 3, 2010 2:25 pm

    Hey Mr. Freddy’s Mom- Yess, would love to exchange links- adding you right now! xo

  24. January 3, 2010 5:00 pm

    I love the striped romper and the cape is so much fun.

  25. January 3, 2010 7:06 pm

    Gorgeous boots – happy new year 🙂

  26. January 3, 2010 7:36 pm

    You are too gorgeous for words, my dear! If I was to wear something like this, I would look so silly, but you look chic and beautiful. Your boots are fabulous, and your make up is absolute perfection! I am absolutely loving your blog, my dear! xox

  27. January 3, 2010 7:38 pm

    I just clicked on my link, and it took me to a Bible studies website? Whoops, don’t even know how that happened! =)

  28. January 3, 2010 8:01 pm

    you are absolutely adorable. hope you find the one for you in 2010.i love the quote from avatar. sometimes we see but we don’t really see what is important and the essence.

  29. January 3, 2010 9:08 pm

    That romper is awesome! And I love the boots with it!

  30. January 3, 2010 10:32 pm

    Ooh la la! Perhaps I will have to try flea markets again.

  31. January 3, 2010 11:39 pm

    I love your play on a reference to Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak! Hope you had a great New Years too (: And I am in love with your boots.

  32. January 4, 2010 5:13 am

    great outfit! i love all the colors together ❤

  33. January 4, 2010 5:47 am

    Hi there. Thanks for visiting my blog. You look awesome. of course you’ll find that special someone! 🙂 Just enjoy life.

    sure, will visit you there and vote 😀

  34. January 4, 2010 7:19 am

    loving this look x

  35. January 4, 2010 8:00 am

    Hi there-thats such a cute look and your romper is lovely!! Wishing you and your sister a fabulous 2010!!

  36. January 4, 2010 8:06 am

    Fabulous cape and romper! Happy new year 🙂

  37. January 4, 2010 9:19 am

    The cape is awesome! I really have to check out some thrift stores. So unique.

  38. January 4, 2010 9:30 am

    Boots look great! 🙂 Cannot wait to read more of this blog this year.

  39. January 4, 2010 9:45 am

    Happy New Year, Mel!
    love your boots 🙂

  40. January 4, 2010 9:50 am

    Love your creative look, looks like you were meant to be in the movies! 🙂

  41. January 4, 2010 10:35 am

    I posted this on Bec’s Xmas sweater post, but I’m loving the cape! It’s such an amazing alternative to a jacket.

    Hope you had a great celebration in SF! Here’s to an awesome 2010, full of new opportunities!

  42. January 4, 2010 11:12 am

    umm…shouldn’t all girls wear capes? I think so.

  43. January 4, 2010 12:12 pm

    very awesome cape!!!!!!!! i love it. you look so cheery and glowing!! happy new year!!

  44. January 4, 2010 12:23 pm

    Wow! Mel!! You look so fantastic!! I love your outfit and those boots?!!!! Fab way to dress up and celebrate the New Year!

    Yes, I have the same dress as Becs and my outfit was actually inspired by her! 🙂 xxoxooxxo

  45. January 4, 2010 12:25 pm

    thank you hon, your on mine too
    i cant get enough of your style


  46. January 4, 2010 1:56 pm

    that romper is so cute!

  47. January 4, 2010 3:10 pm

    love the outfit and love love love the avatar reference..amazing!!


  48. January 4, 2010 3:27 pm

    ok you are too cute! love the look! happy 2010 to you!

  49. January 4, 2010 4:07 pm

    I’m def. going to need to borrow that romper in the summer! Too cute.

  50. January 4, 2010 4:56 pm

    Happy New Year!

    I’m having a contest:

    Come and win in 2010!


  51. January 4, 2010 5:44 pm

    Dear Mel! Hope you had a fun, relaxing, safe & happy Holidays! Happy New Year & it’s great to see you looking as pretty as ever! Love the stripes and the romper on you! As for Avatar, I haven’t seen it yet… but am dying to! =)

  52. January 4, 2010 5:47 pm

    BTW, You have my vote! =)

  53. January 4, 2010 5:50 pm

    Hey Leyla- Aww, thanks sooooooooo sooooooooo much for your vote- really appreciate it! 🙂 🙂 xo

  54. January 4, 2010 7:04 pm

    Love the hair! 🙂 I wish I could pull mine up and still look good!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! ❤


  55. Clare permalink
    January 4, 2010 8:42 pm

    I voted for you! Hurray! Hurrraaaaayyyyyy!!!!! I hope you win!!!!!
    I love your look… but when do I not? Your makeup here makes you look like a little goddess. I love it

  56. Clare permalink
    January 4, 2010 8:42 pm

    hmmm, sorry for the manic post above. I just got really excited about the idea of you winning.

  57. January 4, 2010 9:01 pm

    That vintage cloak is absolutely stunning!

    Happy, Happy New Year my love!! 🙂

  58. January 4, 2010 10:17 pm

    Hey Mel you look adorable in this post! I love those toffee colored boots and I love anything with stripes! Thank you for commenting on my blog too btw. I just voted for you yay!!!

    Happy New Year


  59. January 4, 2010 11:39 pm

    yay i voted for you! 🙂
    and you look great in that jumper with the cape. i love how the cape has multiple patterns.
    and “i see you” has got to be my favorite quote from avatar. beautiful movie 🙂

  60. January 5, 2010 12:22 am

    Aww, Clare, Amanda, and Jen- Thanks sooooo much for voting- really appreciate it! You can vote every 24 hours from now until Feb. 1st 🙂 xo

  61. January 5, 2010 12:58 am

    i love the way you look in the 2nd photo, hehe. hope you and becs had fun in SF!

  62. January 5, 2010 1:03 am

    Hey Nora- Thanks! When Bec saw that 2nd photo she told me I should chop my head off!! 🙂 We had a great time in SF- hope you had a wonderful trip as well! xo

  63. January 5, 2010 2:33 am

    The boots are amazingly awesome ❤

  64. January 5, 2010 3:38 am

    Awesome! Great romper!

  65. January 5, 2010 5:16 am

    Adore adore your vintage cape with that dresses and those boots are killer hot! Love love your strong red lips too which suits you so well.

    And you’ve got to go get a long black skirt too:)

  66. January 5, 2010 6:32 am

    Looovvve this! Happy new year and hope to see a lot of posts on your blog 🙂

  67. January 5, 2010 9:26 am

    the romper is the cutest thing ever!
    so pretty!
    And i love your clock, very cool!
    Hope you had an awesome christmas and new year!

  68. January 5, 2010 9:41 am

    Love the jumpsuit! 😉

  69. January 5, 2010 10:41 am

    LOVE your romper!! so cute!! it looks comfy!


  70. January 5, 2010 5:13 pm

    that is a cute cape sweetie pie,hope you had a lovely New Years eve dear
    Thanks for all the support on the new site, you are amaazing. It features sections on news on beauty,fashion and culture. It will still feature my personal outfit posts which are in the style diary section accessed at the style diary tab on the menu bar at top of site.
    have a lovely day my dear

  71. January 5, 2010 5:53 pm

    perfect cloak! love it.

  72. January 5, 2010 9:44 pm

    happy new year, mel!!! thank for stopping by and you looked so festival!!! i loveee it, xx

  73. January 6, 2010 2:35 am

    I was about to say, how very ‘little red riding hood,’ and then I saw you mention her. 😛

    & of course I will vote for you!

  74. January 6, 2010 3:35 am

    Aw, thanks soooo much, Joanne!! 🙂 xo

  75. January 6, 2010 7:26 am

    LOL – yeah, that’s definitely not invisible 😉

    Voted! Good luck!

  76. January 6, 2010 11:41 am

    That romper is unbelievable!

    Love Grace.

  77. January 6, 2010 12:00 pm

    heLLO darling. i love your romper- so cool. and im off to vote for you now. take care. xx ediot

  78. January 6, 2010 12:47 pm


    thanks for the lovely comment

    Stay safe and chic darling
    English Rose x

  79. Holly J permalink
    January 6, 2010 1:20 pm

    My favorite photo is you with the pumpkins, hands down!

  80. January 6, 2010 1:30 pm

    Hey Ediot- Thanks sooo much for voting!! 🙂 xo

  81. January 6, 2010 7:19 pm

    Good to know we could vote more than once… You definitely deserve to win, and I promise to remember to vote every day 😉

  82. January 6, 2010 7:22 pm

    Awww, thanks soo much, Leyla- that means A LOT to me coming from you! 🙂 xo

  83. January 6, 2010 8:50 pm

    i love the 1 piece! sooo cute!!!

  84. January 6, 2010 9:06 pm

    so cute and colourful, love this look on your, girl! hope you 2010 is off to a great start:)

    xx raez

  85. January 7, 2010 4:09 am

    I luv ur romper, its very chic and I luv Avatar!! Hope u have a fabulous day hun! xx

  86. January 7, 2010 7:04 am

    Gorgeous cape! You rock it better than Little Red Riding Hood ever could 😉 And I’m off to vote for you!

  87. January 7, 2010 7:55 am

    happy 2010!
    this is great- love your striped romper!!

  88. January 7, 2010 8:09 am

    Hey Hauteworld- Thanks sooo much for voting for me- it’s greatly appreciated!! 🙂 xo

  89. January 7, 2010 9:33 am

    I love the cloak. It looks so cool and different!

  90. January 7, 2010 11:39 am

    I have been searching for a pair of boots that cute foreeeeeeeeeever! You pull them off so sweetly.

    hope to hear from you!@

  91. January 8, 2010 7:45 am

    Looking amazing as ever! I am going to go and vote for you now 🙂

  92. January 8, 2010 8:35 am

    Thanks soooo much, Winnie!!! 🙂 xo

  93. January 8, 2010 10:26 am

    I LOVE that romper! You look so cute as always! Happy New Year!

  94. January 8, 2010 5:21 pm

    Love the boot s and the jumper…what a dainty holidy feast. Your writing is very nostalgic. Prayerfully your beau will find you devour you whole like the wolf he is 😉


  95. January 8, 2010 9:00 pm

    That romper is too cute! Love it!

  96. January 12, 2010 9:18 pm

    uh…i want that romper!!!

  97. January 14, 2010 10:38 am

    those shoes are fierce <3<3<3

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