Every season brings a new color that is THE color. This fall it was burgundy, which happens to be one of my all time favorite and best colors. I’ve been snapping it up where I could find it. This outfit uses a burgundy tank under a charcoal cardigan with black pants as a way to make sure the burgundy really stood out.
- Burgundy tank (Alloy)
- Grey Tweed Sweater (J.Jill, Old)
- Black Ponte Trousers (Coldwater Creek)
- Silver and red necklace (my artist friend)
- Grey loafer-style shoes (Gabor)
Of course the other thing I was trying to show off with this outfit was the shoes, which hardly show. I found these on clearance at a local shoe store that specializes in comfort shoes that are cute. (The place is right off campus, so it has to appeal to students; that tends to result in a really interesting mix of styles.) Here’s what the shoes look like:
I’m not entirely sure why they appear so brown in all the pictures I am finding, even though they are marked grey. If you look at the picture, they are clearly grey. However this is the same basic design; 3 shades of suede in different levels of grey. I’ll have to find an outfit somewhere that shows them off a bit better.
I’m not entirely happy with this cardigan. I think it’s because I have one or two other grey cardigans that have more shape. This one is looking boxy to me now. It might be time to put it into the “donate” tote (we keep one in the closet so that, as we try things and decide they aren’t working, we can drop them straight in). What do you think?
This weekend was spent almost entirely recovering from last week’s travel. I hid in my office, talked to as few people as I possibly could, and worked on my not insubstantial to do list of all the things outside my day job; my consulting (expense report, time tracking, and lots of notes), volunteer work (trying to figure out how to estimate the flow of animals through the shelter) and the course I’m taking right now on classical music. I also took the dogs for a walk; the weather is recovering, which is glorious. Oh, and caught up on the week’s worth of TV. Today (Monday) is a day off work, so I think that by tomorrow I should be willing and able to deal with people again. I hope.