WIW - leather, burgundy and lace!

Worn to work! Whenever i wore this...this past Monday or Wednesday i think - it felt like a fall day! Pretty exciting after months and months of 90s. I'm sure summer isn't done with us yet but it was fun to be able to break out some fall clothes earlier than expected!

Also, i have a question. Why does one color have so many names? Burgundy, Maroon, Wine, Cranberry. And then there's Claret and Oxblood but i *think* claret is lighter than burgundy and oxblood is darker. Or am i wrong? It makes internet searching for this specific color a little difficult. And then there are some retailers just labeling it as "red". Not helpful.

Well whatever you want to call it, this is one of my favorite shades to wear and i know i'm going to be filling my closet up with it all fall and winter long. I said on my blog that at the end of winter i should do a joke post in which i wear all of the items i've accumulated in this color in one outfit. But i already have two pairs of burgundy shoes so that might be rather difficult. :D

Thanks for reading/looking!

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  • Suz replied 11 years ago

    Gorgeous, Nicole! Love the juxtaposition of textures and the rich colour on you.

    It's one of my favourites, too, whatever you call it!

    As to the differences, I don't know if manufacturers actually distinguish all that carefully. In my own (possibly deluded) mind, "cranberry" is a blue-red with some brightness to it, while "oxblood" might be a bit duller, browner, or more rusty in appearance. Burgundy would still be a blue-red, but darker than cranberry, more shaded, whereas claret might be between the two? Maroon....I've never been completely sure about maroon. And wine, well, that's just generic dark red, lol!

  • nicoleb replied 11 years ago

    Haha THANK YOU SUZ for the clarification - I'll go with it! :D

  • Angie replied 11 years ago

    Very nice!

    I believe that dark red is your favourite colour. You wear it so well :). I like the playful plait in your hair too.

  • replied 11 years ago

    Stunning and sophisticated!

  • celia replied 11 years ago

    Beautiful outfit.
    I would say that is a dark red and not a burgundy. But i understand you becuase some shades for me are orange while other people call it red :O)

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 11 years ago

    Gorgeous. I think all of the shades listed are on the continuum between true red and blue. Whatever it is called, it looks fabulous on you.

  • replied 11 years ago

    Whatever you call it, this is your hue! I love the lace jacket and the pumps are so ladylike and modern! I love this color too, and will need to restrain myself while stocking up on it, I can already tell.

  • replied 11 years ago

    This outfit is gorgeous. Those shoes are amazing.

  • Jonesy replied 11 years ago

    Fab look! I love that lace jacket--deep reds are my faves too.

  • Vicki replied 11 years ago

    Oh, you do whatever-you-want-to-call-it-red very well! Your shoes are like little walking works of art and I love that red textured jacket with your leather skirt.

  • replied 11 years ago

    Amazing!! One of my favorites. Looking forward to seeing more burgundy on you.

  • MNsara replied 11 years ago

    Very chic, yet playful! (that sounds like I could be describing a wine!)

    Love how we get a cool day and you whip out the leather skirt ;-) Great to contrast the black leather with the lace jacket and the suede of those adorable shoes.

    Your burgundy (or whatever) pieces are perfect color on you - no wonder you're accumulating a few.

  • MsMary replied 11 years ago

    Oh, Nicole! This is one of my faves on you ever! So fab! Those shoes are such fun! And all the textures in the outfit go together so beautifully! Love it!!

  • Thistle replied 11 years ago

    Gorgeous. I love the mix of textures, and that color red (whatever it's technical name) looks very nice on you.

  • citygirldc replied 11 years ago

    I'd say it's a cranberry???? Love the whole outfit. You look great.

  • CocoLion replied 11 years ago

    This is perfect proportioned while being on trend in every way. The lace, the moto jacket cut, the leather, the pumps with an unusual heel, the layered tanks. Once again I am in awe of your skills! You look stunning Nicole.

  • Ingunn replied 11 years ago

    I would call your reds a dark red or wine red, and it looks magnificent on you! The shoes are stunning.

  • jayne replied 11 years ago

    truly inspiring outfit....makes me want to run out and buy the whole thing....that lace jacket is divine....is the brand on your post?

  • annagybe replied 11 years ago

    I was reading the September issue of Elle at the gym this morning. You're right on trend!

  • replied 11 years ago

    Ooh there's the skirt you posted the real time for --- looks like it stretched out enough :)

    Great look!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 11 years ago

    If those shoes should go missing, please don't check my closet...just saying (lol)!

    Love the bookending of that gorgeous jacket and those delicious shoes! This colour is absolutely AMAZING on you Nicole!

  • Jjsloane replied 11 years ago

    I love the lace moto and those are some shoes! That shade of red (whatever you call it) suits you well. Enjoy.

  • nicoleb replied 11 years ago

    Oh i forgot one: Bordeaux! :D

    Thanks everybody for your comments! I'm happy everyone liked this outfit as much as i did!

    Shannon - haha! I shall be very sad if they suddenly go missing! :)

    Ceit - yes! I'll admit i had to do a bit of wiggling in the beginning but by midday i believe it stretched out nicely. :)

    Anna - Thanks! That means a lot coming from you <3

    Jayne - The lace jacket is from Forever 21 but i bought it last year in the fall.

    Denise - seriously, you're too sweet! :)

    MNSara - Haha i know right?! It's been sitting in my closet since the beginning of July; i couldn't wait to be able to break it out!

    Angie - thanks! I've been trying to figure out different things to do with my hair now that it's longer. :)

  • KathyL replied 11 years ago

    Great outfit! Love the textures and colors on you. That is a great fall color, whatever you call it. I think clothes makers do that just to sound more sophisticated. Dark red or burgundy ... which sounds better? Hmmmmm.

  • Jaime replied 11 years ago

    This is a great outfit. I love the lace and leather mix and the combination of colors, whatever you call them.

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