OOTD :: of capes, Coleman and Capaldi




So I finally watched Under the Lake and I must say, I’m going against the fan grain with this one once again. Granted, the only fan who I know spoke against this episode was Patti – and I’m sure she has reasons – but I also feel that my feelings for the episode will supersede that of all other reviews out there as well.

Why? Because I think Capaldi has finally stuck. And I LOVED it!

You know that moment when the Doctor finally clicks into place after a regeneration? When he’s settled into his skin and can go forth and be brilliant in his own, new, unique way? For me, it happened in the Eccleston/Tennant shift with The Girl in the Fireplace and in the Tennant/Smith shift with Vincent and the Doctor. I thought the “angry eyebrows” episode would do it for me in the Smith/Capaldi shift, but that was just the regeneration episode fluke (the one where you’re so jazzed for an episode – any episode! – of Doctor Who after such a long hiatus that you excuse a lot of shortcomings), and as you know, I was lukewarm about the man for the entire season after that.

I’d blamed it on the Coleman/Capaldi chemistry, but perhaps I was mistaken. Because Under the Lake was Clara and the Doctor together at their best. He’s quirky; she’s snarky. They share the awkward “feels” moment. She gives him emotional cue cards. He looks good in his suit. She does a lot of running. The episode was a mixture of Doctor Who tropes I’ve come to recognize and expect as a Nu-Whovian and yet it also developed its own inside jokes that will now be formally entrenched in the Clara/12th Doctor years in my book.

In celebration of my personal epiphany, I give you British (tartan), blue (natch), and Doctor Who (Can’t you just imagine Clara wearing this cape? And Martha Jones wearing the leather pants?) because it’s been a while never since I paid homage to all three of my linkup prompts. And how serendipitous that today’s Create28 prompt was “cape”.

I love it when a plan comes together!

And you, my friends? Got any outfits to share today? Do click on the blue froggy and tell…


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Cape – H&M
Trousers – H&M
Booties – F21

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
I’m In Love With a Monster by Fifth Harmony


14 thoughts on “OOTD :: of capes, Coleman and Capaldi

  1. kelseyjanne says:

    Love to blue Cape Btw I enjoy viewing your blog! Maybe you might enjoy viewing mine at


  2. Oh yes, I’m glad it clicked for you! I’m lovin’ the Capaldi/Coleman repartee at the moment especially with the emotional cue cards – that was ace! Look this look on you from top to toe. Awesome. And great minds think alike, as I’ve also linked a cape! Not as blue as yours – mine is various pastel shades. And I’ve been sneaky and added one from last week as I forgot to link! I had a hooded long line cardigan – so Capaldi!

  3. Kezzie says:

    Hi Maricel! I’m loving the cape, it is marvellous that you encompassed all three facets of TARDIS Tuesday in one!! Plus, I have a Classic Who reference for you (in fact, I already had this one marked for a winter TTpost with the tv pictures saved and all. Peri Brown, the 6th Doctor’s assistant wore a TARDIS blue cape in Revelation of the Daleks and the 6th Doctor also wore one too!!! So you’ve covered 5 things!!
    I like your review of Under the Lake. I really did think the denouement was great!! Clever and I didn’t see it coming, I really didn’t!x

    • mtsedwards says:

      Brilliant! I knew I had a winner with this cape. And I love that it’s got “sleeves” so it’s a lot more teacher-friendly than a cumbersome poncho. Yes, the denouement was perfect. Clever and mind-boggling – jsut the way I like my Doctor Who eps. ;p

  4. I’ve been extremely impressed with Capaldi this season! I was like you, I thought he had me at “angry eyebrows” but then the rest of last season was pretty disappointing. This season though!

  5. You write your reviews so well that I feel like I know what you’re talking about even if I don’t! I’m going to have to look to you for further cape inspiration since you did this so well! And soooo perfect…tartan AND British blue!!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Eheh. Slow but steady wins the race, my friend. I will wear you down yet. Perhaps if it was Doctor Who en francais? Maybe then you’d marathon it? LOL. Oh, and I only ever buy my tartan in blue anymore; this was a very deliberate purchase.

  6. Anne M Bray says:

    Please don’t tell me you took this photo last weekend when it was 100º. (Or 110º chez vous?)
    Since I STILL haven’t watched ANY Who, I have NO CLUE as to what you’re talking about, but I’ll admire the cape, booties, et al. You look brill. (Bril? However it’s spelled).

  7. sandypatti says:

    You’re so right about Capaldi (and he is brilliant, imho – I am looking for more stuff he’s been in, besides “The Hour”). I stick with my view of the plot being super-silly as opposed to the usual fab-silly. Your cape is IT! xo


    • mtsedwards says:

      I thought he was in the Three Musketeers? He played Richelieu, I believe. Dunno if The Hour is my genre and I don’t want to taint the tenuous love I have for him right now, so I’ll wait until he’s firmly established in my good graces then I’ll seek out more of his work.

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