Friday, 24 February 2012

Burgundy Burgundy

I've always heard that burgundy is one of those colours which you either love or hate. Call it what you will: burgundy, maroon, wine, oxblood, claret, I love it - ever since about grade 5 when I got burgundy-ish slip-on shoes which had a very slight heel. I remember I felt quite grown up. They had a pale greenish-yellow trim and some kind of buckle (weird right?) and they went with everything. I used to wear them with red pants. My mom paid $5.99 for them and it must have been a good deal because I remember that my best friend's mom was grilling me about them because my friend's shoes cost $13.99 - but they were shiny black patent. Funny how I still remember the prices from so long ago.

So back to burgundy. It's supposed to be a new colour for fall. Yay! I think it's because Kate and other celebs wore burgundy to some events last year, and its dribbling down to us.

Here are some burgundy coats and gowns from the past year or so:



I love the colour - it's so rich and luxe.  Here are some items for the rest of us:


dress on left by: vaudeville and burlesque

dress on right by: dorothy perkins


you can even get a burgundy sari

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8 comments:

  1. beautiful dresses but than i am biased.. i love burgundy and anything and everything to do with it. I too am a bargain hunter.Glad to have found you at the hop. your newest follower and a regular visitor now.
    cheers,
    Kajal@http://purplechronicle.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Kajal! I love burgundy too and hope that it makes a big comeback this fall.

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  2. It is a good color on me but I must admit that I don't carry it off as well as the women in your pictures do.

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    1. Hi Kara: You know what? Celebs always manage to look good no matter what they are doing. I think as long as something makes us feel good, it makes us look good. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. I don't wear a lot of burgundy, but I do have a great dress in this color and in January I mixed and matched it several different ways.

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    1. Hi Terri, Was that the sweater dress? I looove that dress, and am still on the lookout for something similar.

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  4. I have a very chic two piece burgundy outfit in a very light shiny but crisp material, also a dressy jacket in much the same material. So far, I have not yet worn it.

    Love burgundy too. Let's see you in a burgundy outfit. :)

    <3 <3 <3 love Mom.

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    1. Hey! Okay: I was going to say - I don't remember that outfit ... until I read the "have not worn it yet". What happened to your pic?

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