WIW: marooned again

Today I'm wearing my maroon jeans again (or "aged wine" officially). Same color I wore a couple of days ago, too. It's a color that I've been wanting to cultivate in my wardrobe, and in the last couple of months, I've gotten three things--the jeans, a tee, and a blouse. Aqua and teal are another color family I want to make more of, as the opportunities present themselves.

The outfits:
1-3 (worn for a day off): Maroon skinny boyfriend jeans (Rag and Bone); burgundy, navy, and olive striated funnel-neck tee (made by me); olive wool gauze drape front vest (made by me); navy trench (London Fog); olive belt (Fossil); gray distressed suede booties (Paul Green, Delgado); light gray backpack (Rebecca Minkoff).

4-6 (worn for a day off and teaching part of the day): navy skinny pants (Loft); blue, ivory, aqua, sage reptile print silk tee (made by me); aqua long cardi (Halogen); silver-gray skinny belt; gray distressed suede booties (Paul Green, Delgado); navy trench (London Fog); not shown: light gray backpack (Rebecca Minkoff).

7-8 (worn to work): black ruched tube skirt (Vince Camuto); dusty maroon polyester chiffon blouse (made by me); black sequin blouson  cap-sleeve top (made by me); black micro fishnet tights; black flat booties (Munro, Lexie); not shown: mauve and black raincoat w/ pleated collar/hood (Mycra Pac); espresso and black satchel (Joy Gryson).

Thanks for looking! I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

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  • Stephanie replied 3 years ago

    You always look so amazing! I'm with you on the maroon, this time of year I'm always excited to get my maroon skinny jeans out and wear them weekly. I'm looking to incorporate more of this color into my wardrobe this year also and have my eye on a few pieces.

  • catgirl replied 3 years ago

    Ooh, love those V boots and these draped looks.

  • unfrumped replied 3 years ago

    Soo glad you got the wine jeans.
    I'm liking them all and how great is the maroon blouse and sparkly sweater from House of Sharan? Then whoa, fab trenchcoat.  It's a great length on you, very elegant.

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    You're sooooo super cute in #2, I can't stand it. Killer, Queen Moody Colours. Loving the sequins too. Fabulous all round though - as always.  

    Are you growing your hair, Sharan? 

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Thanks, everyone!

    unfrumped, thank you for the vote of confidence on the trench length. I didn't take the tags off till this week, when I finally wanted to wear it. I'm glad I got it.

    Angie, yes, I'm growing my hair out. My new stylist suggested growing it to just below chin length or so, and then I think doing something with it, but I don't recall what. Maybe a shaggy cut. I will see her soon; I'm due for a trim. I'm liking the extra curl I get when it's longer, but I'm not loving the look of it around my face.

  • Carole replied 3 years ago

    Loving all your outfits! 2 is my favorite...i want your Paul Green boots!!!!!

  • Aida replied 3 years ago

    Teehee I was also going to ask if you were growing your hair! A shag could be fun. I hear you about the face framing; I always feel soooo unfab when my layers droop and frame my jaw instead of my eyes (not that there's anything wrong with my jaw, just not how I like my face to be framed ;) )!

    Totally adore the first outfit, great texture and silhouette. So fun to see the brighter look with the second. That's an excellent long cardi! Also quite like the color combo of aqua, navy, and gray. Will have to keep that one in mind. FUN sequin tee in the last, and a good take on pencil debombshelling. Really love the blouse collar pulled out with that look, cheeky.

  • Beth Ann replied 3 years ago

    You are so good at mastering perfect, flattering silhouettes and fits.  It's interesting how we wear similar colors -- maroon, teal, but wear them in such different ways.  Your versions are, as Angie says, moodier and earthier.  Mine tend more to the bright.  You might like this top from Loft, or the matching pants.  Have you seen them?

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Beth Ann, thank you, and good points about our wearing of similar colors. I do lean toward the more muted versions of the colors we both like, and I think you look good in the clear versions of them. I love that print and would certainly wear it. Most often, I go for prints that are a little more diffuse or impressionistic (which may be another slight difference in how we wear our similar colors). But I have my art nouveau streak, too, and can see myself in the top certainly. When I first saw the pants, I thought, so pretty! but no, not for me. But now you've got me thinking: that's not something I would make, so it might be worth checking them out next time I'm at at the mall!

  • Maneera replied 3 years ago

    Great outfits, Sharan. #2 & #5 are my favourites!

  • Deborah replied 3 years ago

    You don't put a foot wrong:). Each outfit is stunning. Sharan you know what works and you work it brilliantly. Excellent proportions.

  • rute replied 3 years ago

    stunning! Love the way you have it to the last detail! The rolled hem, the tights, the shine!
    Love your booties ;)

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  • Elizabeth P replied 3 years ago

    Another great set of outfits Sharan. 

  • replied 3 years ago

    These are all gorgeous, I love your WIWs, they're always inspiring. And look 2 is gorgeous. Something about the colour and drape of the topper really calls attention to the vee on the booties. Architectural simplicity done right. YLF!

  • replied 3 years ago

    I noticed your longer hair right away too :)  Looks pretty with the extra length. You've got such a great collection of clothes - lots of different looks and colour pairings. Great Paul Green boots - they go with everything ! My favourite is the first outfit - all 3 are fantastic, but I happen to love those burgundy jeans on you :)

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    Looks great! I'm now wondering why I don't have a long sweater like that... ;)

  • approprio replied 3 years ago

    "aged wine"?? Seriously??? I'll take one in "stale lager" please. 

    I kid. You look as lovely as ever. 7-8 is my favourite. I love the new flirty over-the-shoulder pose. 

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    Your longer curls look smashing, Sharan. 

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Thanks, everyone!
    Deborah, thank you! It's nice to hear that's your impression--I feel I have quite a few misses (but I feel like trial and error is part of the fun of learning).
    Aliona, I'm glad to hear you're inspired! Thank you.
    Angie, thanks. I'll see where we "head" with the hair. . . . ha ha.

  • Peri replied 3 years ago

    Okay, it's posts like this that are putting me in a bad mood!! This is what I want to be wearing and I'm stuck in summer still!

    Seriously, though, I like them all and love #5-6. Love the colors and print on that top!!

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    I love these jeans on you. You look amazing in wine! And you look sensational in the tube skirt as well. 

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