WIW: wine hues

Angie's post today about variety got me thinking about how much I change in my dressing from day to day. I do like variety. Sometimes it feels like I'm repeating a lot, because I'll get stuck on a concept or an item. It's not the kind of repeating that may be very obvious to others, though. Today I ended up reaching for a burgundy vest after having worn a red and black cardigan the day before that looks like a merlot shade. I think it was a subconscious link to yesterday's outfit by color. And perhaps the ombre plaid peasant top today was inspired by my ombre plaid coat yesterday; who knows? And yesterday's outfit incorporated the same black tee I had worn the day before--just because I didn't want to wear a clean shirt to the hairdresser, where it would ultimately get covered in little hair clippings. And then I kept the shirt on the rest of the day, anyway!

The outfits:
1-2 (worn for a day off and haircut): dark boyfriend jeans (Kut from the Kloth, Catherine); black long sleeved crew-neck tee (Caslon); red and black wool knit shawl-front cardigan (made by me); black belt with pewter ornate buckle (Bed Stu); flat black booties (Munro, Lexie); black, gray, beige, and ivory ombre plaid double-breasted coat (Michael Kors); black and brown snake print cross-body bag (Aimee Kestenberg); black knit gloves (Jeanne Simmons).

4-5 (worn to work): charcoal skinny ankle pants (Classiques Entier, City Weave Ankle Pants); maroon, gray, and black ombre plaid wool gauze peasant top (made by me); maroon chunky knit, cabled sweater vest (Caslon); espresso moto boots (Miu Miu). No photo of the coat, but I wore my Michael Kors trench and carried my taupe Aunts & Uncles hobo bag.

I welcome your thoughts and suggestions! Thanks for looking.

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  • Aida replied 5 years ago

    Sharan you look great in these moody shades. The BF jeans in #1 look particularly good on you, and full length to boot! Love that plaid coat, too. The chunky sweater vest in the second outfit is really fun, a different vibe than both a normal cardigan or a closed sweater vest. Totally dig the shape of those boots in the second outfit, the flare away from the leg is super and hits you at just the right spot. Looks like you're bundling up nicely to stay warm :D I need to dig out my gloves, thanks for the reminder.

  • Aubergine replied 5 years ago

    The close-up of the brown boots almost distracted me from everything else! They look like such a rich color and texture.

    You also look great in the wine shades, and I really like the ombre coat.

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    I really love the first outfit. The wine or is it burgundy or perhaps maroon in both is great on you. 

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Aida and Aubergine, I could see you both in my ombre plaid coat, actually.
    Thanks, shevia!

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    These are both wonderful outfits. I like the deep reds on you. The first outfit is my favorite of the two. It seems I fussy yet special with great fit. In the second outfit I lovelovelove the plaid peasant top with the chunky vest. Maybe this one is my favorite.

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    I'm oohing and aaahing over the boots.  Such rich leather texture.  I'm also loving the wool gauze -- such a fabulous fabric.

  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago

    I'm with Beth and loving those boots!  I like these wine shades on you.  Both outfits are really great casual outfits.

  • viva replied 5 years ago

    These shades look wonderful on you. I know I've admired those jeans on you before too; such gorgeous long legs. And count me in as a fan of those boots!

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Thanks, everyone!

  • jackiec replied 5 years ago

    I love the burgundy shade paired with the dark blue. And in the second photo I love love love how those (amazing!) moto boots toughen up the outfit. Well done. You always look SO put together.

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