WIW 11/30: Preppy luxe (fuchsia/burgundy/oxblood, wool/tweed/patent)

This is for the Fuchsia Friday challenge! I haven't done much in the way of tonal color mixing outfits before but I really like how this one turned out. I paired my fuchsia wool blazer and shirt with my burgundy tweed skirt and oxblood patent clutch and boots. I felt very J Crew, even though none of these pieces are from there...I was inspired by the bright colors in their winter catalog. The outfit feels like "preppy luxe" to me with all the rich colors and textures. Of course I had to do the matchy matchy with the boots and clutch. And I just realized that this outfit follows Angie's recommendation of color (bright fuchsia, burgundy and oxblood), pattern (tweed boucle skirt and burgundy snakeskin bracelet), texture (wool and tweed) and shine (patent "leather" clutch and boots). It was fun to create a totally new combination and pushed me to try tonal mixing! This was so much fun, thanks Sona for the great idea!

Nordstrom Tulle fuchsia wool blazer (from the Junior's section)
Japanese Weekend fuchsia maternity shirt with faux white collars/sleeves/tail (6 years old, from my first pregnancy)
Nordstrom Halogen burgundy boucle tweed skirt (Angie's pick from NAS)
White House Black Market burgundy snakeskin and silver cuff
DSW Urban Expressions oxblood patent "vegan" clutch (it has a strap, but I'm realizing clutches are too small to be practical--even my wallet is too bulky to fit in there!)
Aquatalia Vavoom oxblood rain boots (it was raining today so it was perfect for the weather!)
and Max the cat

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  • Mochi replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous, streamlined, non-fussy outfit, Natalie! Love the skirt and boots especially. Speaking of boots, you don't know how I envy you for owning the Vavooms in that color. I continue to lust after this boot, which is not available now and my sausage calves would not fit in them anyway. So cool.

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 6 years ago

    Preppy luxe is the perfect description. Looks wonderful on you!

  • Sona replied 6 years ago

    fab look Nat. the tonal look is great on you!!

  • Kiwichik replied 6 years ago

    Love the layering.

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    I love that tweed skirt and the shirt with the faux tail, collar and sleeves. You look very stylish, even in rain boots!

  • annagybe replied 6 years ago

    You should get these boots for total matchy-matchy


  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Whoa, Anna.

    I can see myself wearing those....am I totally messed up???

    Natalie, you look fantastic. I also commented in the general thread.. LOVE this.

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