My fall/winter color plan is shaping up, and is featuring burgundy and pops of pink, so when I saw this burgundy blazer and the tee in those exact colors, I had to give them a try. Especially since they were both on promo and not on final sale. I happened to see the blazer at a strange promo price of $65 and so ordered it. This was the night before the SHOPNOW extra 30% off sale items, so I contacted my PS and politely asked them to apply the 30% off retroactively. I lucked out and they did so. So, for $45 and some change, I was really excited and hopeful that these two would work out.
Love them both! The color seems very fresh right now, as it hasn't been in vogue for many years. I tend to associate it with bad 80's mom frocks, but am happy to turn that around, especially as it's a good color with my skin/hair color. :)
A peek at some of my fall color inspiration:
The Rugby-Stripe Boatneck Top is a linen and rayon blend. Boo to rayon, but it feels more linen-y and substantial. It's got a rough-ish texture that might both those with sensitive skin. I really liked the weight of it. It's a boxy shape, but drapes nicely. It's pretty short, which I don't mind, but those of you with long torsos won't like it. The colors are really lovely and fun together. The pink isn't neon, just a gorgeous fuschia and looks pretty true to my monitor's online depiction. The cabernet color is rich and warm. The top is not a perfect match with the blazer color but I think it still works just fine, no need for fully matchy. How cute is it with this little clutch from Anthro (last year)? :)
Next up, the Double-Breasted Gold Button Blazer. I really wasn't sure how I'd dig the double-breasted thing, but it turns out that it looks really cute in this heavier slub cotton knit, both hanging open and closed. It doesn't feel like weird-80's to me, but quite smart actually. I ordered a small, as they say it is a "slim fit" and I didn't want it to be too tight, and I think it works nicely and will allow me to layer under it well. Machine washable, yay! I wish the button holes were finished better, but I can live with it. Would I pay full price for it? No, b/c it's just a knit (with some poly in it) and not worth that price by any stretch. Is it worth a nice sale price? Yes. :)
BTW, I thought I'd give you a little peek at a beautiful chair we've inherited that was once owned by Henry Ford. It's an amazing piece of history that is interwoven with my husband's family, which is always fascinating to me. The chair is always to the side of my pictures, but I thought it deserved a highlight.
What do you think of these pieces? What do you think of burgundy coming around again?
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