Bracelet Sleeves and Oxblood

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Have you heard of the color oxblood? I absolutely hate the name, but love the color. I much more prefer the name wine or burgundy. And that color has been HOT this season. I apparently have been into this trend long before it actually came along (which is always nice in my book!).

I've had this skirt for quite some time, so long in fact that I don't even remember where I bought it. I'm sure a department store like Macy's or something, but I honestly don't know. I love this skirt because it is super comfortable, a flattering cut and has a very classic pattern. Which means I have been able to wear the skirt for years and not look out of style. Don't you just love classic pieces?

(I had to take these photos inside because it has been cold and rainy here for a few days!)
For quite some time I would wear grey or black shoes because I didn't have anything else to wear with the skirt. Well that all changed one lucky day when I entered DSW and found these awesome oxblood shoes. I loved them at first sight and knew I had to have them. I actually didn't even think about the skirt when I bought the shoes. I just knew the shoes were gorgeous and I needed them (because don't all women NEED a great pair of pretty heels?).

Once I got home, I realized that the shoes were a perfect match. So bye bye boring, yet oh so amazing, black shoes and hello perfectly matched oxblood wine shoes.

Just a quick bonus about this outfit…I love the sleeves on my blazer. 2 reasons: 1.) I love the ruffle edge that gives this blazer a very feminine look and 2.) I love that they are bracelet sleeves, which means they are the perfect length to still show off my bracelet. What a genius term!!! This blazer is one of my faves that goes on regular rotation in my wardrobe.

Blazer and Earrings: LOFT. Black Tee: H&M. Skirt: can't remember. Tights, Purse and Bracelet: Target. Shoes: DSW. 

Do you have a favorite color or wardrobe staple to get you through the winter? I’d love to hear about it, so please share it in the comments section below.

(P.S. I’m linking up with Lindsey over at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday, this is an awesome link up full of other fashionable gals. Pop over to The Pleated Poppy and check everyone out. I KNOW you will find some fashion inspiration!)


  1. My winter wardrobe staple is my frye boots! I actually have them on right now, and they're on my blog! lol I seriously wear them every possible moment :)

  2. The color of your skirt is fab! Your tights look so cozy and perfect for winter! I'm your newest follower :) I'd love for you to follow my blog too. xo


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