WIW 11/8: Burgundy Anna Karenina style (inc Angie's pick boucle skirt)

Has anyone seen the new Banana Republic Anna Karenina collection based on the movie?
This outfit reminds me of that look, but in burgundy, my favorite color of the season. I felt very ladylike and luxe today, like I should be on a train to Moscow!

These two pieces are new. The skirt is Angie's pick from Nordstrom Half Yearly sale:
Yes, even at 23 weeks I still am trying to squeeze into non-maternity pencil skirts, haha. But it's burgundy boucle, how could I resist! This one has an elastic waist so it's a little stretchier. I also sized up to an 8. The sweater is from H&M. I was there trying to find some maternity clothes but ended up buying mostly non-maternity clothes (three regular sweaters, two regular T shirts, and one pair of maternity pants)--fortunately their T shirts and sweaters tend to run long so they still cover the belly. And I prefer the more form-fitting cut of the non-maternity clothes (their maternity tops are all boxy and baggy and empire waisted). There's a chance that I may stretch these clothes out too much by wearing them now, but the sweater was only $35 and the skirt on sale for $47 so it's not a huge deal if they're only one-season items (but hopefully I can still keep wearing them later). I'm even thinking of buying this skirt in a smaller size to keep for later as well, I like it that much--thanks Angie for the recommendation!

The burgundy cardigan with fur collar reminds me of my favorite Anthro purple tweed fur collar coat (and the skirt kind of reminds me of the pattern), but it's something I can wear throughout the day instead of having to take my coat off. I used my favorite bronze leaf belt instead of the included black belt (I'm on the last hole now). And wore a cream lace cami underneath. And my fave Fossil floral purse for fall. DH kind of rolled his eyes at the fur collar, but he did help me choose the shoes (dark brown Clark pumps over the burgundy pumps). No jewelry since the fur collar was more than enough. Oh, I also bought a new lipstick to go with my burgundy obsession: Maybelline Plum Perfect.

Kitty Max liked the outfit. What do you think?

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  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Everything about this outfit is lovely and luxe looking, Natalie. Really like the sweater, and REALLY like that darker lip color. Beautiful!

  • replied 7 years ago

    You look great! ....the cat is too cute too!

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    I love the sweater. So beautiful, and as Aida said, so lux!

    You looks so beautiful and radiant, and that lip color is fab.

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    Very Anna Karenina indeed! I love a furry color myself, so I like the whole look!

  • Kathleen M replied 7 years ago

    Want. Great outfit!

  • JR replied 7 years ago

    I love burgundy too, although I don't have a lot of it in my closet right now. You look wonderful in it!

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Oh my goodness Natalie this colour is YOUR colour. The outfit looks rich and has a kind of decadent vibe, I love it. And the lip color is perfect.

  • Anne Boleyn replied 7 years ago

    Love it!! Vronsky would fall head over heels for you.

  • Vildy replied 7 years ago

    boots. Ya need boots with a row of buttons. :D

  • Raisin replied 7 years ago

    Looks fantastic! Burgundy really suits you well.

  • Small But Mighty replied 7 years ago

    Wow, way to rock that bump! You are the most elegant and dare I say sexy pregger I've ever seen!!

  • Mochi replied 7 years ago

    This outfit epitomizes your style for me. Classy, elegant, ladylike, timeless and not quite like anyone else. You look beautiful, and that is a perfect color for you. The fun collar is so charming. Just the right amount of visual interest going on, not overdone at all.

    I also love those shoes every time I see them.

  • goldenpig replied 7 years ago

    Thanks Aida, Natalia, Thistle, Una, Kathleen, JR, Deborah, Anne Boleyn, Vildy, RunnerRae, and Small but Mighty!

    Thanks Mochi--you're so sweet! I felt very "me" but also kind of "fantasy me" Russian Princess in this outfit, if you know what I mean. It was fun!

  • Angie replied 7 years ago


    And I'm loving the make-up!!!

  • pil replied 7 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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