Poppy + Oxblood

posted on: 11/14/2012

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It scares me sometimes how much I'm drawn to wearing color. I think I've said this before but I don't really like standing out in the crowd. I'd rather just be quiet and sneaky than stick out. But my penchant for color is alarming and doesn't help my case for wanting to sneak in somewhere unnoticed. In other words, I'd be a terrible spy. But I'd be a great clown. There's always the bright side of things, right? 
In other news, if you aren't using the term 'oxblood' for that old worn out term burgundy or worse maroon (I shudder), then you are stuck in the past my friend. Burgundy is dead. Oxblood is the new...black*. And also I made up poppy for this color of red-orange,  just in case it catches on I'd like the credit. 
*I also just made that up. My validity is decreasing by the day, isn't it? 
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Cords: Bloom
Heels: Urban Outfitters
Tote: c/o Jigsaw London
Necklace: Anthropologie
Lips: Sephora
Coat: last year Anthropologie

142 comments:

  1. Oh, wow!  That color combo is gorgeous!  I would have never paired those colors together.

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  2. Beautiful colors together!
    Xo Emily
    www.bupster.blogspot.com

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  3. In my favorite movie, A Date with Judy, a silly musical from 1947, there's a line about how the main teenager Judy wants oxblood nailpolish and false eyelashes. Oxblood is classic, maroon is just vulgar. ;)

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  4. Seriously...the colour mixing in this is incredible & edible : ) 

    Like a blood orange with some pink candy floss. oohhh yeah... that sounds yummy!I love the whole look. This will be making my top five for the week. 

    BisousSuzannehttp://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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  5. What a lovely color combination! 
    adoredlife.blogspot.com

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  6. love these two colors together! poppy it is!!! 
    xo
    Meg
    www.sealed-with-style.com

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  7. Your clothes cheer me up :) They are so vibrant and full of life!

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  8. Haha, I just can't bring myself to call anything that I put on my body, oxblood!  I am loving this color combo, you look gorgeous as always! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Loves it!!..Shall recreate!

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  10. I love everything about this -- especially the anthro coat and necklace.  So cute!

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  11. I actually really hate the name "OxBlood." I love your "Poppy," though, as well as these colors! I'm the same way, hate being noticed but obsessed with wildly colored pants.

    http://bonnechancethrifting.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love the color combo! And your coat in the last photo is awesome.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  13. Oxblood is totally the new black, at least until pink is the new black, again. Who can keep up?! Either way, it all looks great together! xo!

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  14. This is a fantastic combo on you! I love it!

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

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  15. These colors look so great together! Love this combo!

    www.beautyandbows.com

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  16. I'm with you-totally drawn to wearing color.  It's tough for me to wear anything else.  And I LOVE this color combo together!  

    xx,

    Abby

    www.alldolledupblog.com

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  17. I love the mix of all these warm colors!

    Joyce@
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

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  18. This is such a great combination of colors- unexpected but beautiful. I'm looking for a great collar necklace. Love yours! Today I am doing "Peplum and oxblood" :) 
    ~Karen
    www.sewstitchincute.blogspot.com

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  19. I love your love for color! It makes me happy. I will def give you credit for poppy next time I wear an orangey-red color.

    Sarah's Real Life (pssst! Gems & Jam giveaway in progress…)

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  20. I am really loving this outfit ... great mixing of color as per usual!!
    Jess
    JESS CAUSE BLOG

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  21. You have a knack for totally rocking bright colors that I would never consider wearing together. Burgundy and orange, whoops I mean oxblood and poppy, are definitely working for you.

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  22. I <3 oxblood. And I love that collar necklace, too!!
    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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  23. Love oxblood! I'm wearing it today!  And I fully accept your designation of poppy to that color. It fits.

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  24. This outfit... This outfit. I'm in love with it. 

    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  25. Absolutely love this color combo. And that necklace is fantastic!

    xoxo Jessica
    www.mystylevita.com

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  26. such a great color combo!


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  27. i love the colours in this outfit! love this outfit!

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  28. I think J.Crew already uses poppy as a color description..:)

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  29. I agree with the others that while the color is gorgeous and perfectly warm and saturated for fall, the fashion community could have come up with a more creative term. Oxblood is simply grotesque. I can't help but thinking there are plenty of classy wine terms that could be employed? I'll say I'm wearing cabernet today. 

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  30. Oh, no. Shuddering on maroon? Heart. Broken. Seriously, though, at the first mention of oxblood, I was thinking, "do all the non-Aggies know that's really maroon?" 

    Cute outfit and gig 'em. 

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  31. I love this color combination.
    The coat is adorable too!

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  32. This is an amazing color combo. I might have to steal it for to wear to Thanksgiving with the fam!
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  33. "poppy" is one of my favorite colors! While you're at it you should find a name for that pink/red/orange/ lipstick color ;)
    Time Stand Still  

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  34. I am dying over this look! Perfection!! xo, Amy itwasloveat.blogspot.com

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  35. Love the colors and they go so well together! The orange/red suits you so well! 

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  36. amazing look!!!!

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  37. BWAHAHAHA! we love your term of poppy! we'll give you all the credit :)
    plus you look amazing today! double score for you.

    xo. c & v








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  38. Love that coat! Too die for darling.

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  39. I love the pants. 
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  40. That coat is Lush!

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  41. Love the color combo! The necklace is beautiful!
    ~Jessica

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  42. I LOVE this!!  You are already sold out of my size. :( Can you get more??? 

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  43. Ah! Love the color. Love it. I have that same color issue. I was either supposed to be born in an earlier decade OR born in another country. Africa. India. Whichev.

    -Heather
    {www.heatheringheights.com}

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  44. The first thing I thought when I read this was "I hope there aren't any aggies reading this." Life shouldn't be that hard for y'all...

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  45. you look great, I've always love colors and I always stand out. But I don't care lol.
    xo
    Rachelle
    http://pinksole.com

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  46. I need to get some oxblood pants! I love that yours are cords!

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  47. these colors are so beautiful together! what a great look!

    -Ragan
    http://touchofserendipity.blogspot.com

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  48. This outfit is so lovely I actually breathed in sharply when first viewing it. I would have never thought to pair those items together, and the result is exquisite. 

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  49. I love the color-mix!

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  50. Yet another amazing color combination that I would never even think to try - you inspire me :)

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  51. these colors look fantastic on you - i could never pull it off!

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  52. What a gorgeous mix of colors! So feminine and retro yet new...does that make any sense? lol. Whatever I love it! :) Gorgeous.

    -Brittany of @suburbchicblog:disqus 
    http://suburbchicblog.blogspot.com

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  53. I love those pants! I have been searching for the perfect pair to wear with my mustard yellow sweater. I am the exact same way. I just want to blend in but my love for color doesn't usually go unnoticed, especially when I wear my favorite color yellow. 

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  54. You certainly have a knack for mixing colors perfectly! Adding "oxblood" to my vocab until some other color becomes the new oxblood. Thanks!

    Christina
    http://www.christinadoes.com

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  55. LOVING the tangerine sweater and the Bordeaux pants! Such a darling combo girlfriend! 

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  56. Cute look! I love that poppy color. :)

    xo - Sheilawww.sheislovelyblog.com

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  57. poppy, oxblood, and pepto bismol pink= tonal perfection. great post!

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  58. you look very cute ! love the tangerine.
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  59. Beautiful color combination Kendi :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  60. I'm loving colors! Most times I often think if you have one item with a bold color then its a must tone everything down, with more subtle colors, but this combo.....jackpot :) Love 

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  61. Beautiful outfit! Your color combo is beautiful.

    www.thepursesnatcher.net

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  62. That red/oxblood is simply stunning on you! LOVE! Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com 

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  63. i love that color combination, so pretty!

    xo

    asteria-sparkle.blogspot.com

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  64. Love the poppy colour and would have never thought to put them together, but it works!

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  65. I can't deal with calling it oxblood!  I just can't. Poppy is a good call, though. And the combination of these two colors is great. 

    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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  66. kendra genevieve rose.November 14, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    I love the way you put those colours together! I never would have thought to put those two colours together, but I love it!

    X

    http://kendra-genevieve-rose.blogspot.com

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  67. Love this colour combo, Kendi! Though I think I personally prefer poppy over oxblood ;)

    xo, alison*elle 

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  68. How do you manage being gorgeous and witty? :) Yours is the only fashion blog i actually read. I usually just skim through the pictures :) 

    www.dpinstyle.com

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  69. Definitely not a good spying outfit but a great outfit it is! Love the colors.

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  70. Beautiful outfit! I love those colors together!
    I have to mention, it's "penchant" for colors, not "pension". Unless you've figured out how to make rainbows pay for retirement. In which case you need to share.

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  71. ACK!! Thank you! That had to make you laugh though right?

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  72. marina miouprincessNovember 14, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    absolutely love the pants!
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  73. Haha I guess that was a little dig on Aggies, wasn't it? I promise I don't have anything against Aggies. How could I? You should Bama what was up this past weekend, right??

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  74. Ohhh Cabernet -- I vote for that next year ;)

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  75. Wow! Those colors look fantastic together and I never would have thought to put them together. Yay Master of Inspiration, you've done it again!!!! 

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  76. as long as you keep coming up with the cute combos, you can make up all the words/terms you want.  totes valid!  ;)  http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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  77. Love the whole outfit!

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  78. I'm convinced you are the QUEEN of amazing color combinations! These colors look so perfect together and I absolutely adore your collar necklace!

    xoxo, Leslie

    www.10thirteen.com

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  79. One day on my way to workout I looked down and noticed I was wearing bright green shoes, an orange tank and a bright blue sports bra that was peaking out. Thank goodness my shorts were black! I understand the penchant for color. It helps make each day just a little brighter, no pun intended. 

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  80. My goodness I need to steal, I mean borrow, obviously, this color combo. And your sense of humor. I am an introverted color addict, so I know exactly what you mean. We aren't trying to make the world stare, but the world still does.

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  81. Such a cute look! Loving your coat and pumps!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  82. I've yet to see oxblood and orange together until now and it looks good.

    xx,
    Vanessa

    stylebeautysole-vanessa.blogspot.com
     

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  83. Never would have thought to pair those tree colors together, but, man, it works swell! Keep wearing lots of color, Kendi! 

    www.withoutastyle.com

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  84. These colors look great together!

    www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  85. Wow, that's such a great color combo! I would have never thought to pair the two together, but they work!

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  86. Adam Levine is pretty pissed about that whole Oxblood vs Maroon thing. But that's okay because you are right... oxblood really is the new black! I love this outfit, and the coat is darling.

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  87. in the ACC part of the country, those are Virginia Tech's colors all the way! Would never have thought of wearing it in my everyday wardrobe, but it's gorgeous!! Lovely job. :)

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  88. Love love this color combo. Also, that Lauren Moffatt coat is quite possibly my favorite thing that I own. 

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  89. Nice combination of colors!! And I am wearing a sari in my latest post :P

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  90. Great color combinations! and Oxblood is my new favorite color 

    MJ
    Papersidewalks.blogspot.com

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  91. Ha ha! I'm now going to begin referring to that color as "poppy".

    ~Hannah

    P.S. I have an oxblood skirt in my etsy shop now!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HannahEverly

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  92. Love all these shades together!  Pretty collar necklace!

    Theresa
    http://bomamma.blogspot.com

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  93. Any other name but 'oxblood'. Blood is gross. Maybe bordeaux.

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  94. Definitely poppy. Good work. I'll credit you if I use that. ;)
    Also, I thought you were joking last time you said you don't like to stand out in a crowd. I thought you were being facetious.

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  95. LOVE this! I really need to play with color more. Mixing these two colors was genius!

    xoxo,
    Alyssa

    http://www.sincerelytrulyscrumptious.com 

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  96. I seriously read your blog everyday. I just love your style. Oxblood is everywhere. I love how everyone is so excited about this color even though its the same color you wore last year with a different name. Anyway love this mix of color. 

    http://www.chanelwears.com

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  97. Very nice color combo! If I saw you outside, I'd be sure to stop and stare (in a very nice, non-stalkerish way, of course). :D

    Abihttp://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

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  98. Great mix of color! Just came across your blog and so happy I did!
    xoxo,
    Julie
    www.julersrow.com

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  99. Gorgeous colours and that coat is absolutely amazing!!

    www.raisingtheclouds.blogspot.com

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  100. Haha, good old maroon.

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  101. I always love a good play on color and this is no exception, it's genius!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  102. Looking at your outfit I realize I should wear more colors too...
    The coat looks really cool.  I like the arrow details on the bottom.

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  103. Stunning color combination.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  104. Beautiful outfit, I loved the colorful combination!
    http://fashionamimanera.blogspot.com

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  105. Love the two colours together :) Your pink coat is so cute too!

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  106. HI Kendi,
    I got so inspired by one of your looks that I created my own set on Polyvore with it and am finally on a hunt to add those stuff to my wardrobe... Here's the set: http://chic-ilicious.blogspot.in/2012/11/trendy-and-hippie.html 
    Have I done justice? Do reply. 
    Love,
    Kavita.

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  107. I never would have thought to put these two colors together, but I absolutely love it!!!!  Spectacular combo, and I love those pants.  I'm going to shop Bloom:-)
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  108. I love the colors, so pretty! Haha. It's ironic how you don't like standing out, but this look will definitely make you stand out. It's a good thing :)

    www.mystyledexpressions.blogspot.com

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  109. Love the color combo and that necklace is amazing!

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

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  110. So funny you mention oxblood (it's the new "haircalf," which was before called ponyskin")--I have had this conversation twice in the last week with women old enough to be your mom (as am I)--before it was burgundy it was called "cordovan." The last time I remember cordovan being in style was in the early '80s, when Aigner was the must-have brand and all of their fabulous riding boots came in cordovan, navy and taupe...so when is taupe making it's return, and what will it be called?

    Love your blog--you have great style, and your brain is just as smart....

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  111. LOVE the colors as always! What lipstick are you wearing?? Matches perfect with your "poppy"! ;)

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  112. The oxblood paired with your "poppy" is perfect! I almost bought that coat from Anthro last year! Absolutely love the color :)

    xo
    Ashlei

    Kinks are the New Pink

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  113. Haha. Love It! Your humor, this outfit... All fabulous! :)

    http://www.natinlove.com?cm=1

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  114. Great color combo!

    I'm here~ http://trinibkbabe.blogspot.com

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  115.  Virginia Tech has been doing this color combo for years...I absolutely love that it's in style now :)

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  116. I like the term burgundy, this 'Ox Blood' really makes me think of an ox bleeding. Sad. But I get the picture, and the shade is beautiful, along with your bright poppy, I can't help but want to do a little color blocking myself :)

    xoxo,
    Genie

    www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

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  117. I would never have thought to pair such a bright orange with burgundy. Amazing!

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  118. these two colors together are golden (not literally but you know!) I think that it really pops with everything else. I would never think to pair orange with a purple! But it looks lovely together. and that collar is perfect on it too. I love reading you. always a great thing xo cortne

    thepolishthief.blogspot.com

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  119. I love those colors!  The necklace is beautiful and that coat..... AMAZING!!!

    forunendinglove.blogspot.com

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  120. This color combo is amazing!! I love the necklace too!

    Cait
    petitechronicles.blogspot.com

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  121. Great colour combination! But I'm sorry, I just can't bring myself to call burgundy 'oxblood' haha. If it looks like a duck... :)



    Life etc



     

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  122. I have been eyeing that necklace for weeks! fingers crossed, it goes on sale!

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  123. pretty little thingsNovember 16, 2012 at 7:31 AM

    loving this color combo on you! sooo pretty and fall festive! xo

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  124. I LOVE this outfit! So cute. I remember this Anthro coat from last year. It's adorable. I have purple cords I got from Anthro last year and I wear them at least once a week during winter season in MA which is from October-April!

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  125. Wow - you look amazing and those colors together are gorgeous!!

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  126. Love the color combo!  I love everything about it.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  127. Never thought to pair orange with this deep wine color but it really works well together!
    beijos,
    Tiffany
    www.beijostiffany.com

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  128. These colors together are perfection! and man I forgot how much I love that Anthro jacket

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  129. ooh I love these two colors together! beautiful kendi :)

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  130. love the color combo.

    http://beyourselfenjoylife.blogspot.de/

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  131. Love the necklace!
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  132. Beautiful outfit. I love all the bright fall colours. 

    xo Andrea
    http://uskar-vor-inspire.blogspot.ca

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  133. LOVE this color combo lady! That collar is quite amazing as well :)

    xoLizzieplaceclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  134. loving the color combo of this outfit, Kendi! So great- I love wearing color too :) that's why my blog is called what it is.. haha. take care!


    xo, elle from Living
    in Color.

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  135. Adore this outfit.

    Agi :)

    Vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  136. Absolutely, 100% in love with this. Suburb as always. 

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  137. I love the colors in this outfit! New subscriber =)



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