Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Bordeaux Affair

I think that Bordeaux (or some variation of it) is the color of the season! It is perfect for the holidays..so rich and an updated version of 1950s' stark red. I have been mixing it into my wardrobe in accessories, clothing, nails and lips! It has always been one of my favorite colors and what a great time to showcase it when the weather is chilly out -(well some days here in San Diego)..Come on winter! Get here already!

Lips: Media by MAC (layered over a nude lipstick..it went on way too dark on my lips for my liking on it's own); Blazer: Gibson (Nordstrom/Nordstrom Rack)-I have three of the same blazer in varying colors and plan to get more! I sometimes dress this blazer up with a bold statement necklace and a skirt and some heels- yes I'm finally getting back into heels, but for this particular day, I got ready quickly for work and threw on some skinnys and over the knee boots and an infinity scarf to keep it casual. 

OPI Red..Can't go wrong with basic old fashioned red for the holiday season!

OPI Casino Royal. This is from the James Bond Skyfall Collection, which I am obsessed with! It is the only OPI line that has come out that I want all the colors! I layered the ring finger with a multi colored glitter polish by OPI for Sephora. I also think this would look gorgeous with a gold accent nail or a half moon manicure! The best plum polish I have ever used hands down! Goes on opaque in one coat. It is also the exact color of the purse below. ;)

Jacket: Express; White Skirt: BCBGMaxAzria; Flats: Forever21; Bag: ??? I recently purchased this bag on a night out with the fiance. As we were walking the downtown Gaslamp streets heading from dinner to a bar, a small hole in the wall boutique was still open. It's like dangling meat in front of a starving lion! I can't help it! I told the fiance.."just give me a minute". Per usual, he rolled his eyes and went next door to grab a drink. This beauty caught my eye right away! I quickly paid and thew in my clutch I was already carrying. 



I had on these royal blue, jeweled flats (Forever 21) in the photo above, but due to the lighting, it didn't really show the true color. I love them! Being that both of these items are on the cheaper end, I don't expect them to last past this season. One scratch on that glossy bag and it would cheapen the entire look, so I am only carrying it once in a while. But for the price and the overall look, you just can't beat it! And no one has to know they are cheap! They look expensive to me and it's all about dressing for what you can afford while feeling like a million bucks! Coworkers were surprised by both items when I told them how much they were and where they were from.

My good friend, Nicole and I used to always joke in our poor days of college, "Well we may be broke, but we look like we have money and that is all that matters!" ..oh college!

What is your favorite color of this season? 


10 comments:

  1. Very pretty :) I think bordeaux and emerald are my favorite colors this season, although I'm still attracted to colors I wore over Summer like hot fuchsia, coral, and shades of blue such as cobalt. I think any deep, saturated color is beautiful year round!

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    1. Yup! Ditto!Now that I have that white blazer, I can't wait to wear it over spring/summer with my hot coral skirt and some gold wedges.. Color color color! So different from us in high school!

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  2. Beautiful photos! I really like the blue color of those shoes!

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    1. Thanks! Forever 21 still has them ob their website for only $20 I think!

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  3. I agree and it looks great on you! Look at all the intricacies of your look- from your hair to your eye makeup, I love it. You really do this color justice.

    My favorite color this season is navy blue- mainly because I like it as eyeshadow :)

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    1. Oooo I love Navy on the eyes! Esp. as an eyeliner! Adds such a flare to plain ol black! (But I do love my black eyeliner too!) I just love it all! ;)

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  4. Boo! You totally just burst my bubble...I was all giddy coming over to comment that the lipstick I found was Media...That's the closest I have come to Kim's look. I also got Hang-Up, check that out, its more purple-ish...& Also Diva & Sin (all by MAC)...I don't have the last two, so I am not sure, but on my list to check out.

    I totally have blazer envy!!
    Love my OPIs but they have no been doing anything amazing, however I love the one you got from the Bond collection. I saw it, passed on it, but now I want it. I just got the glitter one. (Did you see the Mariah Carey collection? She has dark, dark reddish/oxbloodish color, oh so want that.)
    Your bag is cute! Reminds me of the MK Hamilton bags that I want so badly. Gorgeous color for right now.
    The F21 flats, are they blue? They so totally remind me of the SATC movie Blahnicks.

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    1. Thanks! I will have to check out those MAC colors! I am going there tomorrow b/c I have a ton of back to Macs that I need to trade in! I really want to pick up Up the Amp..Love that color too (although that one I picture for me more in Spring/Summer) I haven't seen the Mariah Carey collection but it sounds like I would really like it!!

      I too have been wanting a Hamilton bag forreevverrr..like years I have had my eye on that debating back and forth to drop the money or not to! Actually at the moment I am bidding on a black and gold one on ebay and am in the lead! Sooo..I may be the owner of one by tomorrow (so far, it is bidding at $150 less than the retail price and it is a new one) So fingers crossed, it doesn't keep going up! The flats are a royal blue color :)

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  5. Nice nail colour!

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