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!