Thursday, October 11, 2012

Oxblood Fall 2012: Hate the name, love the trend

Have always loved burgundy. Growing up, I equated it with grown-up glam since it was my grandmother's signature lip color. Later as a Trojan, it became the color I associated with school pride (USC's technical colors are cardinal and gold, not the Ronald McDonald mess you see at the Coliseum.) 

Oxblood trend fall 2012

I was thrilled when I realized in late summer, burgundy was going to be THE color for fall. When a few weeks later, the fashion universe was calling it "oxblood" I was grossed out. BLECH, right? What Pantone crazy comes up with this shit? Who wants to conjure up the idea of slaughtered livestock when getting dressed. Can't believe PETA hasn't jumped all over this one...

Oxblood trend fall 2012

Despite the grossie josie name, I still love the color.  Been dusting off everything I own in it. Like my favorite travel hat purchased a few Christmases ago at Kitson with my newish Ditas. 

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These cheapie jeans I nabbed at Nordstrom at the beginning of my colored jean frenzy. Paired 'em with my new favorite J Crew sweater that every blogger and celeb is loving this season. 

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This Black Halo dress that I wore for a wedding in Chicago recently with McQueen lace heels. Love love loved this look.

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And this Marc by MJ top that I got resale last spring at The Divorcee Sale. 

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Recently bought his tweedy number at Topshop.  Been wearing it to death. Extra points for the peplum.

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Been easing into wearing the color on my lips too.  Haven't done that since high school so feeling very sixteen-year-old-chola-don't-F-with-me whenever I do.

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Scored the Holy Grail of shoes at Zara a few weeks ago: slippers + studs + ox blood = Fall trend gold.

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Got tons of mileage out of them during a trip to NYC last week. Added bonus: matched the carpet at 30 Rock when I visited my beloved Mr. NBC.  Meow.

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Still left on my oxblood shopping list: the perfect luxe purse.  Celine or Louis Vuitton in my dreams.  Phillip Lim or Marc more likely.

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And dying for a velvety jacket. 

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Figure I can wear them for years to come at SC games....





The Inspiration

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oxblood trend fall 2012

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Oxblood trend fall 2012

oxblood trend fall 2012

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oxblood trend fall 2012
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oxblood trend fall 2012

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oxblood trend fall 2012

oxblood trend fall 2012


oxblood trend fall 2012

oxblood trend fall 2012


oxblood trend fall 2012


Oxblood trend fall 2012

5 comments:

Emily said...

You look absolutely GORGEOUS in that dress! Seriously thinking you might have upstaged the bride.

fshnonmymind said...

You look absolutely fabulous in all of these pics, especially that first one and in the Black Halo dress.
I love oxblood/burgundy and have to restrain myself from buying it whenever I'm out. I'll reach for a skirt and then have to remind myself that I already own a skirt in that color.

lookrichbitch said...

I totally wasn't going to do the oxblood thing but you've changed my mind. As if I needed another reason to shop!

btw, your chola look is missing sharpie eye brows. xoxo sad girl

Angela Alvarado said...

OMG! I'm so glad you're back! I've been checking the blog every day. I love your entries. More please :)

Berty Morales said...

I love this color, and it is perfect to kick off Fall! Love all of your different outfits! Great post and thanks for sharing xoxox

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