WIW: shades of burgundy & gray

Angie's ensemble: Burgundy, Eggplant & Grey Accents has inspired me to try mixing some burgundies with eggplant shades. . . and these outfits are not quite in that realm. Those outfits will have to come later!

Meanwhile, I wore these outfits, mixing harmonious shades of burgundy with gray and black, this weekend, for work and for a day off with a piano recital.

The outfits:
1: Worn for a day off, pre-recital. Deep burgundy jeans, which I have referred to in the past as eggplant (Rag & Bone, Dre); texty print tee in plum, mauve, burgundy, gray, black, and white (made by me); long dark burgundy (mix of burgundy and black yarns) boucle cardigan (Halogen); black belt with ornate buckle (Bed Stu); dangle silver bead earrings; gray suede booties (Paul Green, Delgado).

2: Worn to teach sewing class. Light burgundy ankle pants (Loft); texty plum tee and long burgundy cardigan (as above); black belt; flat black booties (Munro, Lexie); silver pave jewelry (Lucky).

3-5: Worn for piano recital (gotta have flat shoes to play). Trying out different combinations--outfit same as 2, but without the pendant, switched to a silver belt, and trying black loafers (Munro, Kimi), grey shimmer suede oxfords (Naot, Kedma), and mauve ballet flats with black cap toe (AGL).

Thanks for looking! I appreciate any suggestions or feedback. I'm not sure yet which shoes I'll walk out the door in. It will be fun to hear your picks if you have favorites.

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16 Comments

  • Peri replied 2 years ago

    You look beautiful! I love that texty print..what I'm seeing that I love is color and pattern. Does it really say something?

    Yay for you for the recital!!! I have 4 adults and none of them will play in mine. I wish they would! What did you play? Ours was this past Friday. 

  • CocoLion replied 2 years ago

    They all work well.  I like the outfit with both the booties in 1 and 2, and the flats in 3-5.  I prefer the lower vamp flats in 3 and 5 though.  The bottoms in 1 and 2-5 look similar on my screen but I'm sure they read differently IRL.  I think burgundy is a great color on you including near your face.  

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    I am in admiration of the outfits, colors and the print of your top. Of the piano recital three shoe choices, I'm leaning toward the last one as it looks dressier.

  • Mirjana replied 2 years ago

    All outfits are great to my mind, but my favorites are #1 ( because of gray suede booties ) and #5 ( like with ballet flats .).

  • Karie replied 2 years ago

    Fantastic outfits! And wow, you play the piano and sew (you know I don't mean at the same time, lol!)? You are so talented!

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    I like all the renditions with the same tee. Nice! The pattern of the tee is great with your hair, Sharan. I'm going with #1 as my killer favourite. 

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    Thanks, everyone! I appreciate your thoughts and encouragement. I ended up wearing the flat black booties to the recital--so, a version of #2 (without the pendant, and with the silver belt instead of black).

    Peri, yes, I'm the oldest of my teacher's students. The recital featured several pianists from age 7 to 13, then, me and the teacher. I played "The Wayside Inn," by Robert Schumann, and the first movement of Sonata 7 (or 16?) in D major by Haydn.
    The shirt seems to have some almost legible words, like "peace" and "love," but not many.

    Denise, the pants in photo 1 are my Rag & Bone jeans, which I love. All the others are the Loft skinny ankle pants, which are work-friendly (i.e., not jeans). I was leaning toward the loafers if I had gone with shoes instead of the booties.

    Mirjana and Joy, I like the look of the ballet flats, too; I was afraid my feet might be cold.

    Karie, LOL!

    Angie, thanks! #1 is my favorite, too!
     

  • Windchime replied 2 years ago

    This is a wonderful color palette on you! I love the shirt, and I love your recital outfit. ( I also love the Haydn you played; it's full of joy. I bet many of the younger students were motivated listening to you.)

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    Windchime, thanks! Full of joy is so right--what a fun piece to play (once I finally learned it)!

  • shevia replied 2 years ago

    That top is fantastic - please add it to my order from MBM! I like it best with the booties, both pairs look good.

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    What a gorgeous tee on you. Wow! As Angie says, the pattern is fabulous with your hair and the colours also flatter. I really like all the footwear but maybe especially the first pair. 

  • Brooklyn replied 2 years ago

    I love that top on you. My fave is no 2. I prefer it over the third outfit because of the low contrast belt and pendant.

  • Astrid replied 2 years ago

    Great top! I like the first one best.

  • Diane G replied 2 years ago

    Love these shades on you Sharan! I'm going with #1 as my fave too, with #2 next. Fab!

  • Sammy Gregory replied 2 years ago

    1 is my favorite! I'm a huge fan of booties and love the gray. Love the whole outfit it looks fantastic on you.

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    Thanks, everyone! All of these pieces are new this season--the two pants, the tee, and cardigan--and I'm really enjoying these colors.

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