Tuesday, October 2, 2012

How I Wear My: Burgundy and Bordeaux


It’s finally starting to feel like fall and that has Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and me thinking of autumn colors, so for this month’s “How I Wear My” post we decided to focus on two of them, Burgundy and Bordeaux. Both seem poised to be big hits this season.

I got several emails from ladies who said they don’t have either of these shades in their closet. This goes for me as well! When that happens I usually turn to nail polish, because I think of it and use it as an accessory and it’s an easy way to add a particular color to a look without spending very much.


Which is how I ended up with this Tom Ford nail polish called “Bordeaux Lust” that I bought at Bergdorf’s at this year’s Fashion’s Night Out. Okay, at $30 a bottle, Tom is not budget friendly, at all, but the formula applies so well, this is such a gorgeous classic shade, and has been very long-lasting, so I can’t work up the guilt. I will get my money’s worth out of this polish!

Bordeaux Lust meets Draper Tweed.

This is the “Hayley” in Draper Tweed by MZ Wallace.

I also remembered that I bought these great Tahari patent loafers last year and I definitely file them in the Bordeaux category (though they photographed bright red).

I love me a penny loafer.

If it’s starting to cool off where you are and you need some autumn inspiration, check out these Burgundy & Bordeaux looks:

Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 mixes it up with burgundy and aubergine!

Jane of The Navy Blue of India in a jacket that’s like burgundy steeped in chocolate.

Amy of Denim & Dots. What a great sweater jacket!

Barbara looks so romantic in this ensemble. And is that the lushest basil ever or what?

Jeannie of Gracefully 50 in burgundy flower-print pants. Divine!

Hang of POUM! La Mode. I love the burgundy paisley pants and bag!

I am fascinated by this amazing Alexander Wang Mini Golf bag.

Heather of Vintage French Chic with a vintage Koret bag I now covet.

No matter if it’s paired with denim or leopard, Heather’s Koret bag is so versatile and beautiful.

Marina of Antares: Alfa Scorpii wearing a lovely bordeaux pashmina. I love this look!

Here’s Adrienne walking through vineyards wearing a fine-wale corduroy shirt dress. Gorgeous!

For November Adrienne and I will tip our hats to hats. So find your favorite chapeau and join us for “How I Wear My: Hat.” Send either of us a picture of yourself in your hat by November 1 and we will include you in our post on November 2.

Do stop by Adrienne’s to see what other Burgundy/Bordeaux looks she has put together. I can’t believe it’s been a year since she and I started the “How I Wear My” series and may I say what a complete delight it’s been getting to know her and all of you? Thank you to the fine foxes who make these posts so fun. I raise my glasses of Burgundy and Bordeaux to you!

13 comments:

Sacramento Amate said...

What a fabulous bunch.
I am off to visit new bloggers.
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Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love that Tom Ford nail color!! Gorgeous and all of the styles are so much fun to see. Between clothing and accessories, this made for a very fun event!! Thanks for including me, Jill!

lovesjetlag said...

Thanks for having me on your great blog Jill!!!!

gracefully50.com said...

Everyone looks lovely in their burgundy! Love the nail color...$30? Wow! I don't wear much nail polish so this is really a surprise to me. Cute loafers, too!

Adrienne said...

Love that nail polish and if it stays on, I say it's worth $30!
Your loafers are great! I love that you put pennies in them.

As usual, a great group of participants with so many different looks and items.

Happy One Year HIWM Anniversary, Jill! Who would've thought we'd still be doing this monthly series since our Target-Missoni post? Here's to another year!
xo, Adrienne

Lisa said...

Love this theme....Bordeaux is such a beautiful fall color.
I have that same pair of shoes....but I never thought to put a penny in them!

vintagefrenchchic said...

Thank you for hosting, ma chere. I love your shoes too--very snappy and chic. I am happy you and Adrienne thought of this theme because up until recently my Koret bag was for sale in my Etsy store! I kept looking at online thinking how much I loved it---finally! I pulled it out. I have been using it for days now. :)

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Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Oh, no. I can't believe I missed this! I had my look already to go, too, but thought it was tomorrow. Boo.

You all look so lovely though; I love seeing the different variations of the colors.

Veshoevius said...

That nail polish is gorgeous. I do have burgundy in my closet but unfortunately three quarters of my closet is still packed away in storage and all the burgundy is in there!

Jane W. said...

Everyone looks amazing!!! And I love that you put pennies in those loafers.


-jane

Anonymous said...

And you muslin? How is that going?

Hang T. Tran said...

Hi Jill!
Gorgeous shades of fall indeed. Thanks for hosting this fabulous post.
I also enjoy reading your contribution on Clothes on films. Such inspiring! I love the costumes in W.E too!

Love,
Hang

Bella Q said...

So late in the game- but yyou all look so quaffable! Love wine hues so perfect for fall. My new boots would fall in this catagory- haven't photographed them yet- still getting unpacked (ok not completely moved in yet) from move. But hats! I'll try for Nov 2.