WIW: a version of black, cinnamon and red

When I saw Angie's ensemble suggestion of black, cinnamon and red today, I thought it was pretty but not something I would wear. Cinnamon tones are not really in my palette. But then I realized one of my favorite sweaters is black, cinnamon, and toffee, and I could wear it with some of my burgundy booties.

Here's the result, worn for an afternoon off and a trip to the bike shop to buy more biking goodies!
Black skinny frayed-hem jeans (Mother, the Looker, in Blackbird); black tee (Caslon); black and browns animal print cardigan (Free People, Out of Africa); wine lace-up booties (Joseph Seibel); olive puffer (Lauren Ralph Lauren); olive bag (AllSaints); brown stone and hammered silver necklace, hammered silver earrings.

Thanks for the inspiration, Angie! Thanks all, for looking. I appreciate any thoughts you wish to share.

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  • Suz replied 10 months ago

    That is gorgeous on you. The colours are hard to make out on my screen (yay, winter!) but the proportions are fab and I just know this was the perfect outfit for your outing. It's so great when that happens. Love your belt, too. 

  • Firecracker replied 10 months ago

    Thanks, Suz! And that first photo is after lightening the exposure--haha! I really should get a photo of the belt and create a find. It is my favorite belt, a studded one by Suzi Roher. It goes with everything. I'm glad I nabbed it when I did, because I've never seen it again anywhere.

  • Toban replied 10 months ago

    I love both the colors and the silhouette on you. Fab!

  • Firecracker replied 10 months ago

    Thanks, Toban!

  • Jenn replied 10 months ago

    That’s a great outfit and, bonus, it looks cozy for a February day.

  • Column replied 10 months ago

    OMG this is just fabulous! I love everything about both pics. They are my aspirational aesthetic—a very modern column of color!

  • bonnie replied 10 months ago

    What great outfits. You are looking terrific! I love how the sweater and boots match.

  • UmmLila replied 10 months ago

    Wow. This came out so well. Proportions, colors and all. That’s one of the things I like best about the Friday ideas Angie floats: they can make you think about what you already have in new ways.

  • torontogirl replied 10 months ago


  • unfrumped replied 10 months ago

    This is one of my favorite outfits you’ve shown using dark colors. The proportions and jewelry are just great.

  • replied 10 months ago

    Awesome adaptation, you look great.

  • Debbie replied 10 months ago

    I love this combination on you. That bag is beautiful!

    Your hair looks great!

  • Lynn replied 10 months ago

    Fabulous interpretation of Angie's post Firecracker. 

  • rachylou replied 10 months ago

    My favourite sweater! Mine own which I’ve destroyed with love...

  • Firecracker replied 10 months ago

    Thanks, everyone!
    Jenn, yes, cozy was key today!
    Column, how sweet. I'm glad to have inspired you.
    Bonnie, thanks. Angie's post showed me that cinnamon can be nudged into red territory.
    UmmLila, thank you, and you are so right. I love it when the ensemble posts help me create new outfits from existing pieces.
    Thanks for your kind comments, unfrumped, torontogirl, jlpp, Debbie, and Lynn.

  • karen13 replied 10 months ago

    I also thought this color combo was not for me, but I may have to give it a shot. I love your version. The belt necklace and boots are gorgeous supporting pieces for a striking Sweater.

  • Mirjana replied 10 months ago

    OMG, this is fantastic Firecracker, the cardigan is extraordinary, I like it so much, faboulus interpretation of Angie's post I can't stop watching. You look wonderful.

  • Jane replied 10 months ago

    Such a great cardigan, and works so well the way you are wearing it. 

  • Bijou replied 10 months ago

    This is so beautiful on you. I do love the deep red boots, and cardigan, statement pieces that work so well together and have that great quality of being not only beautiful but also comfortable to wear.

  • Style Fan replied 10 months ago

    I love this look on you FC.  That sweater looks so good on you.  I don't have mine with me on my trip but I can borrow your idea and wear it with a coloum of denim.  I like the addition of burgundy.
    Your hair is looking gorgeous.

  • Cardiff girl replied 10 months ago

    Really lovely casual outfit and great cardigan!

  • Staysfit replied 10 months ago

    I like the colors together, and think it looks great!

  • Angie replied 10 months ago

    YOU ARE ALWAYS FABULOUS. Miss you and much love to you, sweet Sharan. 

  • Joyce B replied 10 months ago

    That is a gorgeous outfit and I think those are some of your best colors.

  • Firecracker replied 10 months ago

    Oh, my goodness--thank you, everyone, for your kind thoughts!

  • Ginkgo replied 10 months ago

    This is one of your best outfits ever and I love your long hair, it's extremely flattering on you.

  • Sara L. replied 10 months ago

    Great look!  I really like the idea of using darker burgundy instead of true red.

  • Mainelady replied 10 months ago

    The colors look beautiful on you! Your cardigan is gorgeous and one I would love to add to my closet.

  • shevia replied 10 months ago

    I love this on you! I have to try something similar!

  • lyn67 replied 10 months ago

    This is great, YLF! And your longer hair, so nice!

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    You look beautiful.

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