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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

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285 Responses

  1. 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. 😉

  2. 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/

  3. 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!

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

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

  6. 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. 

  7. 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. 

    1. 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…

    2. 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??

  8. 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

    cake & valley

  9. I LOVE this!!  You are already sold out of my size. 🙁 Can you get more??? 

  10. 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}

  11. 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. 

  12. 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 

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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!!!! 

  16. 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

  17. 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. 

  18. 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. 😉

  19. 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/

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

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

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

  24. I’ve yet to see oxblood and orange together until now and it looks good.

    xx,
    Vanessa

    stylebeautysole-vanessa.blogspot.com
     

  25. 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. 

  26. 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. 

  27. 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

    cake & valley

  28. 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.

  29. 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. 🙂

  30. 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}

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

  32. 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…

  33. 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. 

  34. 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. 

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

    MJ
    Papersidewalks.blogspot.com

  36. 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 

  37. Any other name but ‘oxblood’. Blood is gross. Maybe bordeaux. Look these two colors you chose to wear together.

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

  39. 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.

  40. 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??

  41. 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!!!! 

  42. 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.

  43. 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

  44. 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. 

  45. 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.

  46. 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

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

    xx,
    Vanessa

    stylebeautysole-vanessa.blogspot.com
     

  48. 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.

  49. 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. 🙂

  50. Nice combination of colors!! And I am wearing a sari in my latest post 😛

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

    MJ
    Papersidewalks.blogspot.com

  52. 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.

  53. 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

  54. 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.

  55. 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….

  56. LOVE the colors as always! What lipstick are you wearing?? Matches perfect with your “poppy”! 😉

  57. 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

  58.  Virginia Tech has been doing this color combo for years…I absolutely love that it’s in style now 🙂

  59. 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.

  60. 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

    http://www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

  61. 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….

  62. LOVE the colors as always! What lipstick are you wearing?? Matches perfect with your "poppy"! 😉

  63. 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

  64.  Virginia Tech has been doing this color combo for years…I absolutely love that it's in style now 🙂

  65. 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

  66. 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

  67. 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!

  68. 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!

  69. LOVE this color combo lady! That collar is quite amazing as well 🙂

    xoLizzieplaceclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

  70. LOVE this color combo lady! That collar is quite amazing as well 🙂

    xoLizzieplaceclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

  71. 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.

  72. 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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